The Dipping Lugger: A Gem in Ullapool’s Crown

Discover the exquisite Dipping Lugger, an emblem of luxury nestled in the heart of Ullapool. Overseen by the dedicated Robert and Helen since 2018, this historical manse, with origins dating back to 1789 and revitalised by Thomas Telford in 1829, stands as a beacon of refined hospitality and serene luxury overlooking Loch Broom.

A Masterpiece of Restoration

The Dipping Lugger’s transformation is a testament to the vision and hard work of its stewards and a team of remarkably talented individuals. From the intricacies of its interior design to the bespoke pottery that draws from the locale’s natural beauty, every element has been crafted to offer guests an unparalleled experience. This establishment is a celebration of history, luxury, and the collaborative spirit of those who have contributed to its rebirth.

Culinary Delights and Exclusive Tastings

At the heart of The Dipping Lugger is its restaurant, a cosy yet elegant space where the local bounty takes centre stage. Guests can look forward to an intimate dining experience in ‘The Tasting Room,’ where the establishment’s own award-winning ‘Seven Crofts‘ gin complements a meticulously designed tasting menu. Led by the acclaimed Head Chef David Smith, the kitchen’s offerings are a homage to the rich, seasonal produce and the legendary seafood of Ullapool.

An Abode of Highland Elegance

Offering just three beautifully appointed rooms, The Dipping Lugger provides an intimate and luxurious stay. Each room, named Melville, MacInnes, and Telford, offers unique vistas of Loch Broom and beyond, coupled with amenities that ensure comfort and indulgence.


Reflecting the historical essence of Ullapool, Melville offers a blend of majestic views and opulent comfort, making it a perfect retreat.


Drawing inspiration from a legacy of hospitality, MacInnes combines serene loch views with plush comforts for a restful stay.


Paying homage to Thomas Telford’s architectural brilliance, Telford marries historical influence with contemporary luxury.

Equipped with modern comforts such as internet radios, Nespresso machines, and sumptuous toiletries, each stay promises relaxation and luxury.

Visit The Dipping Lugger

The Dipping Lugger is not just a place to stay but a destination that offers a glimpse into the soul of the Highlands. With its luxurious accommodations, exquisite dining, and breathtaking views, it stands as a proud testament to the beauty and hospitality that Ullapool has to offer.

For those looking to immerse themselves in luxury while exploring the Scottish Highlands, The Dipping Lugger awaits. Bookings are welcomed from Wednesday to Saturday, offering a serene escape into history, nature, and unparalleled hospitality.

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