Wake-up call: a pot of tea delivered to my room, with home-baked pastries and my favourite newspaper
A short pre-breakfast stroll around Port Appin’s headland past Clach Thoull – the rock with a hole
Linger over every tasty bite of Airds’ full Scottish breakfast
Collect my pre-ordered bicycle, whizz down to Port Appin and catch the ferry for the Island of Lismore
Explore the island on two wheels – discover its wealth of heritage and wildlife
Return to Airds for a slap-up cream tea
Take a long soak in a hot bath using the hotel’s Bulgari toiletries
Enjoy an aperitif on the terrace watching the sun setting behind the Isle of Mull
Dine on a delicious seasonal tasting menu, appreciate impeccably paired wines
Take a nightcap outside. Marvel at a breathtaking display of Aurora Borealis…
This delightful 18th century ferry inn turned luxury boutique hotel has 11 beautiful rooms including 3 suites: individually styled, classic décor and an intimate, romantic vibe. Equipped with TV, DVD/Hi-Fi and Wi-Fi, a complimentary carafe of whisky mac (local tipple) and wind-proof jackets.
Two charming 2-bedroom self-catering cottages are fully-equipped to luxury standards. Spacious and comfortable, each with a private garden and off-street parking for 2 cars.
All bedrooms and cottages have Bulgari toiletries and high-end amenities. Travel cots/high-chairs and a selection of DVD, CDs, cards and board games available on request. Cottage guests enjoy priority for reservations in Airds restaurant; breakfast baskets and picnics can be pre-ordered.
Argyll is renowned as Scotland’s larder where delicious seafood, succulent meats and organic dairy produce is on tap. Making the most of local suppliers, Airds produces consistently exceptional cuisine, winning regular awards. The kitchen brigade’s style creates an interesting twist on traditional Scottish dishes, presented with artistic flair and a light touch. Ambience in the dining room is elegant and romantic with crisp, white linen, stylish candlelit table settings, and a spacious layout. The award-winning Scottish breakfast, served to the table, offers plenty of choice and local classics such as oatmeal porridge, Rothesay kippers and haggis. For dinner, Airds’ seasonal tasting menu is a showcase for local produce and the kitchen brigade’s artistry. Airds Sunday lunch is an institution with a loyal local following.
The cellar has a well-balanced selection of wine and whiskies. Airds’ sommelier hosts two wine tasting dinners per month, and offers a perfect wine pairing for the seasonal tasting menu.
Afternoon tea is served in the conservatory, lounges and, in fine weather, the garden. Choose between a traditional cream tea or a full afternoon tea and a glass of Champagne.
Upgrade to the seasonal tasting menu for dinner: a thrilling mélange of delicious local flavours.
Gourmets: exquisite cuisine – seafood fresh from the loch
Nature lovers: an invitation to get out and explore Scotland in all its glory
Romantics: spectacular sunsets, spoiling comfort, scenery to sigh for – a place to pop the question
Peace and tranquillity: no traffic noise to disturb your sleep here!
Dog lovers: your best friend is welcome to share your enjoyment of this luxurious country house hotel and its beautiful surroundings
The comfortable and stylish interiors
Hiking in and around Port Appin
Castle Stalker, set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich – visits by prior appointment only
Land Rover tours on the Isle of Lismore
The wildlife: otters, red deer, pine martens, seals, Highland cattle, birds and, a boat ride away, whales, seals and puffins
Gin School: make your own gin and take home a bottle of your own creation