If there were awards for the most romantic coastline in the world, we reckon that the West coast of Scotland would take first, second and third place.
Let yourself be enchanted with today’s Big Deal on a dinner, bed and breakfast offer from The West Loch Hotel.
A former coaching hotel which dates back to around 1780, The West Loch is now a modern hotel and restaurant offering fresh food, comfortable rooms and wonderful views over West Loch Tarbert.
Set at the top of the spectacular Kintyre Peninsula, West Loch Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore Kintyre itself, the islands of Arran, Islay, Gigha, and Jura and miles of stunning coastline in this beautiful part of Scotland.
Dinner, bed & breakfast
Available seven days a week, option one is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a double or twin room.
The offer includes a two course dinner from the set menu, a bottle of Prosecco on arrival and a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
Option two is for a two night stay with all of the above. Dinner will be taken on the first night.
All rooms have a TV and complimentary Wi-Fi connection.
The kitchen brigade are proud to use seasonal fish, game and vegetables sourced from trusted, local suppliers and producers.
Typical main courses might be the locally smoked haddock, prawns, spinach and potato rosti with a lemon and dill cream or the venison and Oban ale pie, served with poached potatoes and vegetables.
As you would expect from a hotel on the Malt Whisky Trail, the cosy and rustic lounge bar serves over 50 single malts. But as craft gins are also booming in Scotland, the bar showcases over 20 from the 11 surrounding islands, including Arran and Tiree. Or why not treat yourself to a cocktail made from Kintyre or Kintyre Pink gin?
See & do
West Loch Hotel is perfect for exploring this beautiful region. To the West, the coast is rugged with some glorious beaches and crashing surf from the blue Atlantic.
West Loch Tarbert, from where the ferry for Islay and Jura departs, has been described as Scotland’s most beautiful sea loch, while the tiny island of Gigha is lush, fertile and relaxing.
The soft airs of Argyll benefit local gardeners and there is a big choice of gardens to visit, from sheltered woodlands at Achamore House in Gigha, to the rhododendron rich gardens at Arduaine and Crarae.
Wildlife is abundant, and the best way to appreciate it is to walk or cycle on the many quiet roads and tracks, or take a walk through the excellent nature reserve at Moine Mhor, near Crinan.
At West Loch Hotel, guests love the food, the service and the surroundings. These are extracts from Facebook reviews:
‘Absolutely fantastic! Food to die for, exceptional staff and an amazing view… This is by far one of the best places to eat in and around Tarbert… the added bonus is they are child-friendly which helps make things so much more relaxed…’
‘Lovely place to stay. Amazing food and fantastic whisky bar.’
This is an edited version of a much longer TripAdvisor review:
‘West Loch Hotel is nestled in a beautiful green haven, surrounded by mountains and trees and facing the loch. The food is amazing… fish that had been caught in the loch that day by one of the staff and then lovingly prepared by the chef. You can’t get fresher… All of meals and breakfasts were made and served with meticulous detail and care. The accommodation is rustic and inviting, I benefited from excellent WiFi… You are assured a warm welcome and a feeling that you are the only, or most important guest in the hotel…’
Lovely lochside treat
If you see a long winter stretching ahead of you then it is time to freshen up the scenery.
Make tracks for the Mull of Kintyre and enjoy a romantic break in the romantic setting of Scotland’s West Coast.
Plus, as this Big Deal is valid until 31st of March 2019, it means that you can brighten up winter with a special getaway.