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Relax and recuperate


Ice thaws and hearts melt

In February, The Torridon slowly begins to defrost after the winter ice and emerges from its January hibernation.

It's when we invite guests to experience our hotel anew, and to cultivate a little còsagach - a Gaelic word that describes the state of feeling snug, sheltered or cosy. 

Of course, it's also the month of love, when Valentine's Day gives you an opportunity to whisk a loved one away to a magical escape at The Torridon. 

Revel in some cosy pursuits

You don't have to go far to indulge in the best The Torridon has to offer.

Enjoy the tranquil ritual of afternoon tea in our 1887 Restaurant or lounge, looking out onto the dramatic mountains and sea loch. Tuck into hot tea, light patisserie, and moreish sandwiches - all while staying snug indoors.

Or, simply while away a few hours by the toasty fireside with a good book from the library.

If you want to venture further, bundle up and visit our expansive kitchen garden, or spend some time with the friendly faces at Torridon farm. It's well worth looking out your wellies for. 

What's growing?

The wintery green vegetable kale is in abundance in February and offers a redefined alternative to cabbage or spinach. We have a few different varieties growing in our kitchen garden.

Growing in popularity, brassica is full of nutritional benefits and tolerates the cold weather well. 

Look out for Cornus, in our gin garden, a shrub with a bright winter stem of red and coral.

Flavour of the month

We use freshly harvested Jerusalem artichokes from our kitchen garden in the 1887 restaurant.

Our team expertly pairs the buttery, nutty flavours with rich gamey meats, serving it with Brahan Resort venison and dumplings. 

The versatile ingredient can be also be used for soups, purées, as crisps, or to enhance more delicate flavours.