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The Airds Hotel & Restaurant - Hotel in Argyll & Bute

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Port Appin, Appin, PA38 4DF, Argyll & Bute
Scotland, United Kingdom

Shaun & Jenny McKivragan

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+44 (0)1631 730236 (landline)

The lap of luxury awaits at this chic hotel on Scotland's west coast - ambrosial food, beautiful rooms and views of sea and mountains

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This chic country-house hotel on the Appin peninsular stands above Loch Linnhe with views across the water to the Morvern Mountains. It came to life in 1750, an inn for passengers taking the paddle steamers up to the Caledonian canal. These days, it's one of the loveliest places to stay on the West Coast. Its whitewashed exterior gives no hint of the wonders within. You enter through a small conservatory, then find yourself in a world of smouldering fires, freshly cut flowers, beautiful wallpapers and soft sofas. Bedrooms are divine: beautiful fabrics, warm colours, Frette linen on Vi-Spring beds, sparkling marble bathrooms with robes; in short, the best of everything. Those at the front have the view, bigger rooms have sofas, some at the back have terraces, all spoil you rotten. Best of all is the exceptional food, perhaps West Coast langoustines with pea purée, sea bass with clams and a lemongrass cream, apple terrine with salted caramel and cinnamon doughnuts. There's a garden for croquet and afternoon tea with views to the water. Worth every penny.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Shaun & Jenny McKivragan:

Local points of interest from
Shaun & Jenny McKivragan:

  • Walking - Whether taking off on your own from right outside the hotel, or organising a full day’s guided walk, we have something to suit everyone. You can also drive to and walk through stunning Glencoe, one of the most spectacular valleys in the UK.
  • Horse Riding - Located just a few minutes drive from the hotel, the stables can cater for all levels and can take you along the beach or on a 2 hour canter in the surrounding countryside.
  • Boat Trips - From fast RIB trips on Loch Linnhe to a Sea Fari adventure to see the local wildlife, we can arrange a unique trip to remember, or take a short ferry ride to peaceful Lismore for a bit of heritage and superb views from the middle of the loch.
  • Bicycle Hire is highly recommended as it enables you to really enjoy the stunning scenery. The Island of Lismore is a particularly popular trip with just one very peaceful single track lane running right through the centre of the small island.
  • Nearby attractions include Castle Stalker, the iconic castle on its own little island, or the Sealife Sanctuary where you can see baby seals being reared. You can also visit Oban, seafood capital of the West Coast and gateway to the Hebredies.
  • Day trip to Mull - take the ferry from Oban to Mull and enjoy a day on this stunning island - and, depending on which ferry you choose to take, could include enough time to visit the small island of Iona or Staffa from Mull.
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Guest feedback
"An excellent 2 night stay including breakfasts and dinners. The room overlooking the loch was ideal. Local walks and wildlife (including otters, siskins and the UK's most rarely seen snake/lizard, the slow-worm!) Above all, the meals were and service were quite outstanding. Thank you. "

Simon - Frodsham, United Kingdom

May 2017

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  • 8 Twin/doubles
  • , 3 Suites for 4
  • , 1 Cottage for 5
Price:(i) £180 to£410 per night

Dinner, B&B from £145 p.p.

Special Offer: October Special Offer at Airds Hotel - The Airds has a great value 2 and 3 night offers throughout October with rates from just £299 per person, based on double occupancy and inclusive of dinner, full Scottish breakfast & vat

Booking info:

Extra bed/sofabed £25 p.p.p.n.


Lunch from £7. Dinner, 5 courses £56. Tasting menu £77. Sunday lunch £21.45.


Mon & Tue Nov to Jan.


Port Appin, Appin, PA38 4DF, Argyll & Bute

Hotel 8 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 180 to £ 325 per night
Hotel 3 Suites
with sofabed
Price: (i) £ 365 to £ 410 per night
Self-catering Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ Three-day stays from £210
Price: (i) £ 595 to £ 940 per week

Shaun & Jenny McKivragan

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+44 (0)1631 730236 (landline)