If you don’t like beautiful sunsets; romantic beaches and otter-spotting then you probably won’t like today’s Big Deal with the Putechan Hotel at Bellochantuy, Argyll.
However, if you love beautiful sea views; hanker for romantic walks and would be thrilled to spot an otter, dolphin or Minke whale then hit the buy button.
Once the Duke of Argyll’s hunting lodge, the newly refurbished and extended Putechan Hotel lies on the western edge of Kintyre. Facing the Atlantic, it has stunning views of Islay, Jura and Gigha, all seen at their best when lit by the sinking sun.
Surrounded by rugged grounds with an amazing, private pebble beach, the hotel offers great vantage points from which to spot passing dolphins and Minke whales as well as the local otter population.
This tremendous offer is for two people to enjoy a one or two night stay in a Master or Principal room at The Putechan Hotel. A full Scottish or continental breakfast is included in the offer as is a bottle of house wine in your room on arrival.
Comfortable, warm and decorated in a contemporary style, each of the thirteen rooms can be set up as a double or twin and many have incredible views of the surrounding area.
A full Scottish or continental breakfast is included in the offer but, if you choose to eat other meals at The Putechan, then your taste buds will enjoy a delicious culinary tour of Argyll’s natural larder.
See & do
We have mentioned the great wildlife spotting opportunities to be found around The Putechan Hotel but there is so much more to do. The famous Machrihanish Golf Course is nearby while whisky lovers can make an enjoyable pilgrimage to the Springbank Distillery in nearby Campbeltown. With practically no light pollution, and clever outdoor lighting systems the Putechan also enjoys fantastic stargazing on a cloudless night.
Alternatively, just pick a whisky from the bar’s fine selection and watch the Atlantic surf crash onto the hotel’s beach.
In its new, refurbished guise, The Putechan Hotel has not been open long but is already attracting enthusiastic reviews. We couldn’t put it better than this recent TripAdvisor review:
‘Seascapes and sunsets. Book a room at the front and even on grey days you’ll enjoy a gorgeous view. It’s Scotland so you may need a woolly pully but get yourself a dram, sit out on your balcony and watch the sun go down. After a bracing walk on one of the many beaches, or a round of golf if that’s your thing, you can eat well here; they serve up a mean fish and chips but check out dishes like “three little pigs” or “Putechan rock pool” too. For a lighter option try the smoked salmon starter and a salad. Finish off with a malt in the bar then upstairs to your comfy bed. Kintyre is a beautiful part of Scotland and the Putechan a great place to enjoy it from.’