Gaelic is an economical language which can say a lot with few letters.
According to the Big Deal’s Gaelic expert, Ardanaiseig, when roughly translated, means ‘magical country house hotel in a stunning location with a rather fine restaurant – Oh! And the interiors are to die for!’
A previous winner of the Most Romantic Hotel category at the Scottish Hotel Awards, Ardanaiseig Hotel sits on the shores of Loch Awe and it’s a beautiful spot for a break in any language.
Built in the Scottish Baronial style in 1834, Ardanaiseig Hotel is a gorgeous country house hotel which sits at the end of a winding track near Taynuilt in Argyll.
Take up today’s Big Deal on a stay at Ardanaiseig Hotel and you can experience the heart-melting magic first hand.
Pol Roger Champagne
Available seven days a week in April and May, option one is for two people to enjoy a one night stay with full Scottish breakfast.
Option two is for a two night stay with full Scottish breakfast and is also available seven days a week.
Both options include a welcome glass of Pol Roger Champagne on arrival.
Guests who book in for a stay in April will enjoy a complimentary room upgrade.
Each room is individually designed and decorated with eye-catching antique furniture. The owner of the Ardanaiseig is an art dealer and his passion for collecting beautiful things is clear through out the hotel.
From suits of armour to throne chairs via spectacular paintings to the exquisite grand piano in the drawing room, there seems to be a treasure around every corner and exploring the hotel is an absolute joy.
3 AA Rosettes
This offer includes a full cooked breakfast each morning. If you also decide to take dinner in the hotel then you are in for a top flight gastronomic experience, not to mention fantastic views of the loch from the dining room.
Guests will enjoy a seasonal, set five-course menu, which can be tailored to any specific dietary requirements or preference.
Chef Cornel Uys regularly uses the finest, seasonal produce which Scotland can provide to create his mouth-watering dishes.
The menu changes regularly but typical starters might be the ravioli of Tiree lobster while a popular main course is the charred sirloin of Scotch Aberdeen Angus with potato purée, wild mushrooms, onions and thyme.
It’s no wonder that the restaurant has three AA rosettes.
Guests who book dinner when reserving their room have a £5 per person discount on dinner as part of this offer.
This Big Deal writer stayed there a few years back and its loch side setting is as achingly beautiful as the house’s lavish interior. If you are looking for an atmospheric hotel for a romantic break then Ardanaiseig is a sure fire winner.
Not that you need to take my word for it. As well as numerous awards, the Ardanaiseig Hotel is rated a brilliant 4/5 on TripAdvisor and the following quote is typical:
‘Absolutely amazing. We stayed at this hotel after quite a few people recommended it to us. What an absolutely stunning location. The hotel is right on the loch, has huge grounds and gardens and beautiful walks right outside the door of the hotel. The rooms are beautiful and well kept. We had a loch side view room with a huge bed and plenty of space.
‘The highlight of our stay was most definitely the food. This place is a must for those who love great food. There is a taster menu which was absolutely amazing. The staff were all very friendly and couldn’t have been more welcoming. The complimentary wellies were a nice touch too! All in all I couldn’t recommend this place enough!’
If you would like to steal away for a romantic break on the shores of Loch Awe then set sail for today’s Big Deal with the Ardanaiseig Hotel.