It might not be a huge surprise to learn that Glencoe has been voted Scotland’s Most Romantic Landscape.
Featuring cloud-topped mountains, dark lochs and hidden glens, it’s a fairytale place for starry-eyed lovers.
It’s also a wonderland for fans of the great outdoors.
Whether you want to eye up a tricky ridge walk or gaze into your lover’s eyes, today’s Big Deal on a two night break at the lovely Loch Leven Hotel in Onich should make your heart flutter.
Loch side setting
At the point where Loch Leven meets Loch Linnhe, the family-run, twelve bedroom Loch Leven Hotel sits on the shore looking out over the water and on to the mountains.
This tremendous offer is for two people to enjoy two consecutive nights bed and breakfast in a standard double or twin at The Loch Leven.
The £75 option is for stays up until the 31st of March. The £89 option is for mid-season stays from the 1st of April onwards.
The offer is available seven days a week but there is a £10 per room per night supplement for Friday and Saturday night stays.
Recently refurbished, many of the hotel’s rooms have views to the loch. Individually decorated, they are all ensuite and feature a TV and hot drinks facilities. There is WiFi in the hotel but the thick stone walls mean that it doesn’t always work perfectly in every room – the Internet wasn’t top of the priority list for 18th century builders.
The offer includes a full Scottish breakfast – something of a speciality at The Loch Leven Hotel. Alongside porridge, the full Scottish includes eggs, bacon, sausage, potato scone, tomato, beans and mushrooms. Other options include grilled kippers; scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or the mighty fine veggie cooked breakfast.
Everything at the Loch Leven hotel is cooked from scratch and you can choose to eat in the bar, lounge or Loch View Restaurant. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes including options such as sirloin steaks and haddock fishcakes.
Loch view sundeck
Overlooking the loch, the sundeck is a popular spot for an aperitif while watching the yachts sail by and the herons dip into the water. The bar, with its great malt whisky selection and open fire, is a lively spot which is popular with locals.
See & do
Set amid high peaks, rugged glens and deep sea lochs, the Glencoe and Lochaber area offers fantastic opportunities for walking, climbing, mountain biking, golf, water sports and wildlife safaris. Halfway between the Glencoe Mountain Resort and the Nevis Range, The Loch Leven Hotel is also well located for skiing and snowboarding.
Castle visits and distillery tours will appeal to the less outward bound.
The Loch Leven Hotel enjoys a great profile on TripAdvisor with many guests leaving particularly enthusiastic comments about the warm, personal welcome they received. This is what one happy guest had to say recently. We’ve shortened it but not edited it for meaning:
‘Very enjoyable stay. Just back from a two night stay at The Loch Leven Hotel. The owners John and Hilary were very friendly as was their dog Kelpie. We stayed in room 12 on the ground floor and had a magnificent view over the loch. The room was very clean and bed extremely comfy. Food was superb and we ate in the hotel both nights. This room had a decked terrace with access to a path down to the Loch. The young local lad serving the breakfasts was also very attentive to us. Most enjoyable weekend and will definitely be back. Hotel has a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and we would definitely recommend it to friends and family.’