The Cluanie Inn

In the year of the ‘Staycation’ I decided to tick off the 3rd location I have visited by Black Sheep Hotels and have a weekend away at The Cluanie Inn. Situated at Glenmoriston, this guesthouse is part of a remote wilderness, a stop off point between Invergarry and Kyle of Lochalsh on the way to Skye, it truly is a majestic scene. As with all the Black Sheep Hotels, The Cluanie Inn encompasses highland charm, rustic warmth and traditional cosiness with its signature interior style.

 Here I take you on a tour of my stay and highlight the key elements of The Cluanie Inn’s Highland Scottish Style:


One of the first things that strikes you as you enter the Inn is the signature Scottish fabrics that adorn the furnishings, rugs and wall hangings. Tartan and tweed are classic staples of Scottish country style, traditionally constructed they feel lively and dramatic. In the relaxed and inviting hotel there is a balance of informal allure and drama.


The Cluanie Inn makes sure to incorporate a restful atmosphere through the comforting, muted colour palette. Shades seemingly inspired by the adjacent natural landscape, the Inn includes soft greens, warm neutrals and earthy tones. This guarantees you feel a sense of harmony as well as a connection with the outdoors. The hotel is isolated amongst the rural hills and dramatic munros, and the colour palette is motivated by this scenic rough country. 

In our bedroom we had a spectacular four poster bed which looked out through large windows onto a stunning scene of the surrounding hills and deer grazing in the early hours of the morning. What a lovely way to wake up! 


Throughout the Cluanie Inn there are splendid examples of handcrafted furniture, wooden floorboards and wall panelling. The natural resources of the Scottish Highland countryside are brought indoors and give a rich welcoming feel to the interior. Lots of robust oak and pine throughout the space is appealing and homely, teamed with snug materials such as the woollen rugs and comfy cushions and throws. 

Sitting with a drink by the crackling log fire after a day of walking and exploring is the perfect peaceful end to a wonderful day. 


Another staple of the Black Sheep Hotels décor is the wealth of fascinating Scottish inspired art. Here at The Cluanie Inn every room has a piece either inspired by the luscious landscape or historical Scottish figures. Gallery style or rustic inspired wall pieces all lend themselves to the familiar highland character and intimate individuality of the interior design.