Located on the shores of Loch Awe, the 300-year-old Taychreggan Hotel re-opened at the beginning of April after a refreshing winter break.
Since then, walls have been painted; antiques have been French polished and rooms have been refurbed with the result that this romantic, Argyll hotel now looks as fresh as a daisy.
Enjoy some time away with today’s Big Deal on an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay at this former cattle drovers’ inn.
Country house hotel
Built on a small peninsula that juts out into Loch Awe, Taychreggan is at the loch’s narrowest crossing point and drovers would make their cattle swim across the water from the inn.
Now a beautiful, white-washed, country house hotel, the Taychreggan has one of the finest loch-side locations in Scotland.
Majestic mountains; deep forests and stunning lochs make the area a perfect spot for walkers, fishermen, mountain bikers and, of course, romantics.
Spend a little time here and it will come as no surprise that the AA awarded the Taychreggan the title of ‘One of Britain’s Most Romantic Hotels’.
However you choose to spend your time, roaring fires, over-stuffed chairs, a snooker room and the welcoming Drovers’ Bar mean that the Taychreggan offers plenty of Highland comforts to return to at the end of the day.
Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a relaxing overnight bed and breakfast stay in a Superior room at the Taychreggan Hotel.
And a late checkout to noon means that you won’t have to rush your breakfast.
The Superior rooms are all ensuite and feature beautiful fabrics, fluffy dressing gowns, flat screen TVs (limited channels), bottled water, a tea and coffee-making tray and hairdryer.
A decanter of complimentary sherry will help you settle into your room.
As well as cream tea for two on arrival, a fantastic, full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer.
You will also enjoy a three course dinner in the hotel restaurant where the arched windows provides spectacular views down Loch Awe.
The kitchen makes the most of local produce on the regularly changing, three course, table d’hôte evening menu.
This Big Deal member stayed at the Taychreggan a couple of years back. I loved the lochside location, comfy bed and delicious dinner.
You don’t have to take our word for how good the Taychreggan is. This is what a couple of recent guests had to say on TripAdvisor. We’ve edited the comments for length:
‘A magical getaway. We spent the night here but wish we’d stayed for longer. Outstanding views and a wonderful dinner. Breakfast was fantastic too. The porridge was the best I’ve ever tasted. I’ve tried to make it at home but it’s never the same! Look out for Jock the Peacock who you might see strutting around. Intend to go back next time we are in the Highlands and stay for longer next time.’
‘Had a wonderful one-night stay in the family suite, which was a perfect set up for our two boys (under 12). Room was refurbished to a high standard… Evening meal reached culinary excellence, and yet catered easily to the boys’ less aspiring needs. Morning breakfast was also well, well above the standard fare… Though there were others staying in the hotel, it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Manager was extremely accommodating to all our needs… and went out of her way to make us feel welcome and at home. Stunning setting, with much to keep our boys occupied outside, around the shore, or inside, with a full-sized snooker table… the recent refurbishments have made this a very attractive stay. It’s not a bargain, but in the end we felt it value for money. We’d certainly come again.’
We all know someone who would love to be whisked away for a cosy Highland break.
Make them smile with this romantic Big Deal from the Taychreggan Hotel.