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The hotel is ran by Richard and Lorraine Comfort, who bought the hotel in March 2011. After a lot of labour and love, the hotel offers 8 modern guest rooms, spacious dining rooms, and a refurbished public bar. Facilities available on site include free wi-fi, a pool table in the public bar, juke box, a large flowering beer garden and a private function room.
As well as running the hotel, Richard is also the Head Chef in the hotel kitchen where he rustles up glorious mouth watering dishes using the finest of local ingredients. He grew up within the catering industry as both his parents were chefs and he himself has worked in some prestigous hotel kitchens, including the famous Skibo Castle in Sutherland.
You won't go hungry here at the Station - just ask the locals about the Station's infamous Zinger Burger!
As Avoch is on one of the main touist routes within the Highlands, there are plenty of activities near by to see and do. In the village itself there is a dolphin tour boat operating on a seasonal basis. The Moray Firth is famous for its bottle nosed dolphins and they regularly make an appearance round by the Chanonry Point Light House and in and around the harbour. There are also many wild birds of prey that can be spotted within the area such as the rare 'Red Kite'.
The Black Isle hosts numerous attractive beaches, with the award winning Rosemarkie Beach being no exception and only 5 minutes away by car. Also in Rosemarkie, you'll find the Groam House Museum which is full of interesting artifacts and local knowledge about the area. Further away in Cromarty (approx 8 miles), there are historic churches, archaeological digs and Hugh Millers' birthplace, cottage and museum. Miller rose to international acclaim as a geologist, editor and writer.