Modern hotels have their plus points but there is something very appealing about staying in a hotel which has some history behind it.
Starting life as a drovers’ inn in the 17th century, the Taychreggan has plenty of history – it once played host to Samuel Johnson, author of one of the earliest English language dictionaries.
Take up today’s Big Deal on a relaxing overnight stay in a junior suite at the award-winning Taychreggan Hotel and, unlike Dr Johnson, you might just be lost for words.
4 star country house
Today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a relaxing one night, bed and breakfast stay in a junior suite at the white washed Taychreggan, a four star country house hotel near Taynuilt, about twenty miles from Oban. The offer is available seven days a week; there is a £25 supplement for Friday and Saturday night stays.
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 ‘One of Britain’s Most Romantic Hotels’.
However you choose to spend your time, roaring fires, over-stuffed chairs, a snooker room and the Drovers’ Bar mean that the Taychreggan offers plenty of Highland comforts to return to at the end of the day.
The Big Deal is for an overnight stay in one of the luxurious junior suites with a loch view.
They are all ensuite and feature beautiful fabrics, fluffy dressing gowns, flat screen TVs (limited channels), bottled water, tea and coffee making trays, sherry, hairdryer – the list goes on.
A full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer. You can also choose to take dinner, at an additional cost, in the hotel restaurant where the full length line of arched windows provides views down Loch Awe.
The proud holder of two AA Rosettes, the kitchen makes the most of local produce on the regularly changing, five course, table d’hote, evening menu.
Typical dishes might include the slow cooked pork served with hand dived scallops, caramelised plums, bacon, Savoy cabbage and honey roasted carrots. Leave room for a dessert like the warm pistachio and olive oil cake which comes with chocolate, textures of nuts, salted caramel and milk ice cream.
This is a great offer at a splendid hotel but you don’t have to take our word for how good the Taychreggan is. This is what a recent guest had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Great find. Stayed here recently using a 5pm deal which was given to my wife and I as a gift. The hotel location is fantastic with amazing views of Loch Awe. We had a junior suite which had great views of the loch. The room was great with a large bathroom with both free standing bath and separate shower. It also had a sink each for my wife and I. No issues with hot water as mentioned by a previous reviewer.
Dinner was excellent and I liked the idea of the set 5 course meal. At reception during check in we asked what was on the menu that evening as my wife is a more fussy eater than myself and the chef changed 2 of the courses to suit my wife’s taste. They even produced a personalised menu for my wife. Breakfast was also one of the best I’ve had, the Scottish breakfast was superb.
The staff were particularly friendly and helpful and made our stay most enjoyable. We will definitely be going back.’