Barbados may be bonnie and Copacabana has its fans.
However, when it comes to stunning coastal getaways, our heart is forever in the West Coast of Scotland.
Explore the dramatic Argyll coastline with today’s Big Deal from the gorgeous Galley of Lorne in Ardfern.
A small, perfectly formed and loving restored 17th century drovers inn, the family-run Galley of Lorne features friendly and welcoming staff; menus packed with stunning local produce; some fifty or so connoisseur whiskies, a tempting wine list and a cracking selection of real ales.
Add in a beautiful loch side location close to Oban and Lochgilphead and it is easy to see why the Galley of Lorne is considered a West Coast gem.
Full Scottish breakfast
Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a one or two night stay in a standard twin or double room at The Galley of Lorne Inn.
Their infamous Highlander full Scottish breakfast will be served in the morning to set you up for a day of adventure.
If a belly buster isn’t your thing then guests can choose from a wide selection of lighter breakfast dishes such as Smoke on the Water – a locally landed, naturally smoked haddie poached in buttered milk and topped with a poached egg.
Bedrooms are well set up for a comfortable stay with LCD TV, satellite Freeview channels, iPod docking facility, free WiFi, hospitality tray and a comprehensive guest information book.
A £15 supplement per night applies for Friday and Saturday night stays.
For a £15 supplement per night, there is the option to upgrade to the Skye suite which, as well as boasting stunning views over Loch Craignish to the Isle of Jura, also has a large corner bath with an overhead shower.
The restaurant at The Galley is renowned for its quality and many diners travel miles to eat here.
Guests can enjoy the best ingredients that the local land and waters can provide. Menus change seasonally but typical ingredients include Orkney scallops, West Coast mussels, Argyll lamb, and local pigeon, all creatively prepared to create mouth-watering dishes.
See & do
From a gentle walk along the peninsula, to viewing the Corryvreckan whirlpool (the world’s third largest), to a day trip to Mull, Iona and the spectacular Fingal’s Cave on Staffa, there is a huge variety of activities you can enjoy with The Galley of Lorne Inn as your base.
One of Tripadvisor’s most highly rated inns on the West Coast, The Galley has, at the time of writing, over 440 Excellent ratings and has been awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor excellence award every year since 2011.
It certainly has plenty of fans on TripAdvisor. These recent guests enjoyed their stay:
‘Fabulous tranquil hotel… what a lovely place to stay, was immaculately clean; the staff were super friendly; the food was homemade and very delicious. Loved our whole weekend away. The surrounding areas and scenery were breathtaking. If you ever have the chance to stay at the Galley of Lorne Inn, please do. It is well worth the visit.’
Snap up this Big Deal and let the Galley of Lorne Inn look after you on your spring break.
Just a two hour drive from Glasgow, it’s a convenient choice for some R&R and an unexpected stay here is an excellent way to surprise a loved one.