Legend has it that back in the 18th century, the outlaw and occasional cattle thief Rob Roy had a hideout not far from the Taychreggan Hotel near Oban in Argyll.
Cattle rustling has gone out of fashion in much of Argyll these days but the Taychreggan still offers a warm welcome to travellers – just as it did when it started life as a drovers’ inn back in the 17th century.
Now a beautiful, white-washed country house hotel, the Taychreggan has one of the finest locations in Scotland – right on the banks of Loch Awe.
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.
4 star country house
Today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a relaxing overnight bed and breakfast stay in one of the luxurious loch view junior suites at the four star Taychreggan Hotel.
Option two allows you to enjoy a two consecutive night stay in this tranquil spot – the perfect way to fully recharge your batteries.
The junior suites are all ensuite and feature beautiful fabrics, fluffy dressing gowns, flat screen TVs (limited channels), bottled water, tea and coffee making trays, sherry, hairdryer, Molton Brown toiletries – the list goes on.
The offer is valid seven days a week but Saturday nights are only available as part of a two night stay.
The junior suites are gorgeous but if you really want to make your stay at Taychreggan Hotel extra special then you can upgrade to a master suite for an extra £25 per night, payable directly to the hotel.
There will be a surcharge of £25 per night for stays over the Easter weekend.
A fantastic, 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 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.
The current menu includes starters such as the cured salmon with potato salad, horseradish mousse, a brioche crust, peas, tartare and shoots and main courses like the slow cooked pork, sticky ribs, garlic cherry tomatoes, caramelised apples, quail’s egg, potatoes and celeriac remoulade.
Leave room for dessert. Warm caramel and date cake is wowing guests at the moment.
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:
‘What a total joy… We were really well looked after when we arrived by the staff. They showed us our room, gave us the menu for dinner – some nice personal touches. We had a fantastic, very well appointed room over looking Loch Awe – stunning bathrooms and a gorgeous claw foot bath I took advantage of to while away the cold outside. Highly recommend staying here for a complete relaxing time. Food was great, staff very attentive and really looked after you…. Have already passed their business cards onto friends and if we ever come back to Scotland this place is on the list.’