A NEW country hotel has opened its doors in the Scottish Highlands, the third for hotel group Black Sheep Hotels. The former Letterfinlay Lodge at Spean Bridge, which played host to stars including Hollywood actor Burt Lancaster and jazz musician Stephane Grappelli has undergone extensive refurbishment and has re-opened its doors as the Whispering Pine Lodge.

Black Sheep Hotels group is a collection of Highland country hotels and the opening of Whispering Pine Lodge follows the recent opening of The Cluanie Inn at Glenmoriston and Rokeby Manor (formerly Craigard Guest House) at Invergarry.

The hotel, originally a hunting lodge built in the 1800s, is situated on the banks of Loch Lochy and is ideally located to explore the Highlands.

The property has 25 en-suite bedrooms with views of the Highlands landscape or Loch Lochy. All rooms have been restored with the interiors inspired by the surrounding area with accents of tartan oak floors.