Kilchrenan, PA35 1HQ
Taynuilt , Scotland
Originally a 17th century cattle drovers’ inn, the Taychreggan Hotel by Taynuilt, near Oban, has welcomed guests, including Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, for hundreds of years.
A four star Scottish country house hotel, it has a jaw-dropping location on the shores of the aptly named Loch Awe. Surrounded by mountains, the loch, forests and an abundance of wildlife, Taychreggan makes a perfect venue for the walker, fisherman, cyclist or photographer.
The AA have called it one of Britain’s Most Romantic Hotels so it’s no surprise that the Taychreggan Hotel in Argyll regularly hosts weddings.
The Taychreggan Hotel has eighteen bedrooms split between the original 17th century part of the house and the 20th century wing.
The views from the older part of the hotel are either loch views (junior suite rooms) or courtyard-facing overlooking the Orangerie roof (superior rooms). A couple of them boast four poster beds. The bathrooms have all been extensively modernised and afford home from home comforts.
The ‘new’ wing houses beautiful junior suites, all complete with gorgeous fabrics, furniture and comfortable beds. All of the bedrooms are ensuite and have plush fabrics, fluffy dressing gowns, flat screen TVs (limited channels), bottled water, tea and coffee making trays, sherry and a hair-dryer.
The Taychreggan has long had an excellent reputation for its food and holds two AA Rosettes. Be it the locally sourced sausages for the full Scottish breakfast in the morning or the home grown herbs that decorate the five course tasting menu in the evening – it all adds up to an admirable standard of cuisine.
Actual dishes are dependent on the season but a typical dish on the regularly changing menu might be the slow cooked pork served with hand-dived scallops, caramelised plums, bacon, Savoy cabbage and honey roasted carrots.
The Drovers Bar at Taychreggan offers a wide range of malt whiskies to be enjoyed in the bar or in one of the two cosy lounges. Budding snooker champs can pot a few balls in the snooker room or you may prefer just to sit and read in the sun trap Orangerie.
The Taychreggan Hotel can organise falconry, kayaking and clay pigeon shooting for guests. Of course, the Loch Awe fishing, for pike or trout, is fantastic.
Nearby Kilchurn Castle and St Conan’s Kirk are both beautiful and much photographed. In the local area, there are cruises on Loch Etive and day cruises to Mull. At the foot of Ben Cruachan and with views up Loch Etive, the Taynuilt Golf Club has a challenging 9-hole parkland course.
Alternatively, just take it easy and roam along the shores of Loch Awe – it’s what guests at Taychreggan Hotel near Oban have done for hundreds of years.
Spa Treatments Available
Flat Screen TVs
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
7 day cancellation period. Cancellations out with this period will be non-refundable.
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