Port Appin, PA38 4DF
Based in the hamlet of Port Appin near Oban, Airds Hotel & Restaurant is a romantic boutique hotel known for its beautiful loch views, elegant rooms, first class dining and highly personal service.
As well as wildlife, loch walks and views of the Morvern mountains, there are plenty of comforts inside of the hotel as well.
For instance, you can enjoy your fine dining experience in the excellent restaurant, then afterwards relax with a digestif in one of the two log fire lounges.
Or you could settle down and sample a dram in the intimate whisky bar instead.
Most of the hotel’s eleven guest rooms have recently been redecorated in thier own unique style, with themes ranging from country house to boutique chic.
Tasteful touches — such as designer fabrics and wallpapers from labels like Jane Churchill, Zoffany and Designers Guild — all add up to an extra special stay. Most rooms also have views of the loch.
To ensure a good night’s sleep, you can also sink into a Vi Spring bed with crisp Frette linen. Other luxuries include marble-top bathrooms, sumptuous bathrobes with comfy slippers and Bulgari toiletries.
Entertainment features include satellite TV, DVD players, CD players, iPod docks and free WiFi, as well as a library of over 200 DVDs for guests to browse.
And if you really want to unwind, why not order an in-room massage?
With views of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains, Airds restaurant is a candlelit escape that has long been a draw for gourmands. There you can enjoy elegant fine dining while watching the sunset over the water.
The chefs are committed to letting the natural flavours of the food shine through, with cuisine crafted from the finest local produce and seafood (including ingredients from the hotel’s own kitchen garden).
Menus change seasonally but typical dishes might include the loin of Newtonmore Venison, the pan-seared North Atlantic cod, and the lemon & basil crusted brill.
Loch Linnhe and the surrounding area offer plenty of activities, such as munro bagging, hiking, mountain biking, island hopping and whale watching.
Airds Hotel is also the perfect base for exploring Argyll, Lochaber and Islands like Mull and Iona. You could also take a ride up the Ben Nevis gondola, visit the spectacular Glencoe and take a ride up the chairlift or drive to picturesque Inverary and visit the old jail.
Plus it is also worth having a stroll around Oban, then dropping into the town’s whisky distillery.
And if you are a fan of winter sports, then there are skiing opportunities at Fort William and Glencoe.
That said, Port Appin itself is so pretty you might just want to stay there and linger by the loch.
21 day cancellation policy applies. Failure to provide sufficient notice may invalidate purchase.
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