Built by the second Duke Of Sutherland as a coaching inn, the hotel stands on the site of an old fortified house looking towards the sheltered waters and white sands of Scourie bay. In the shieling below nestle the gable-stepped houses of Scourie village. Beyond spreads the famed empty quarter of Western Sutherland, a lunar landscape of lochs and Mountains rising into a wilderness sky.
The inn at Scourie where the Great Scottish Naturalist Charles St. John stayed in the 1840's is slightly larger now. The rooms, some of which have views to Scourie Bay or the distant tops of Ben Stack, Foinaven and Arkle are all comfortable and well appointed; two are large family rooms with stunning views. All bedrooms have heating, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and razor sockets, but definitely no televisions. Radios are however available on request.