25. 5 spa suites, 2 garden cottages, 2 Hilltop Reserves, some on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
all year except Jan.
drawing room, reception room, main hall, library, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, leisure centre, heated swimming pool (17 by 6 metres), gym, sauna, treatments, wedding facilities, tennis, 350-acre private island, 6-hole par 22 golf course.
all ages welcomed (special evening meal arrangements), no under-5s in leisure centre.
allowed, not in public rooms or spa suites.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £350–£480, D,B&B £450–£580. Set dinner £55. 2-night min. stay, ‘with rare exceptions’.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Rumble across a bridge at the mouth of Loch Creran to reach this ‘simply faultless’ Victorian baronial mansion, a luxury spa hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant, on a private pleasure island. ‘A magical place,’ say guests in 2016. ‘In heavy rain and high winds, log fires in the public rooms meant there wasn’t a hint of chilliness. The attentive staff were devoted to making sure we had a wonderful time.’ (In finer weather, there’s much outdoor diversion: croquet, golf, archery, kayaking; walks ‘till you meet the sea’.) Bedrooms are ‘well furnished’; for extra space and seclusion, choose one with a private garden. ‘Our comfortable superior room had a modern country house theme; an adequate, though dated, bathroom with posh toiletries. Nice touches: comforting hot-water bottles at turn-down; early-morning tea or coffee; a free daily newspaper of our choice.’ In the dining room, sample new chef Paul Leonard’s ‘exceptional, inventive take on Scottish ingredients’, perhaps Scrabster halibut or Mallaig langoustines, all with ‘good vegetable accompaniments’. (David Birnie)
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One of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland.
A Highland estate, with woodlands, sea lochs, farms, rivers, gardens and mountains.
The Highland Games date back over three hundred years. when the clan chief would encourage his men to participate in feats of strength, skill and endurance.
Whisky tours and bracing walks.
One of the most popular lochs for angling in Argyll.