Ardanaiseig

Swing round a winding, single-track road to this turreted, Jacobean-style baronial mansion ‘beautifully situated’ on the shores of Loch Awe. More

Contact details

Ardanaiseig
Kilchrenan
Argyll and Bute
PA35 1HE
Scotland
01866 833333

Hotel information

Bedrooms

19. Some on ground floor, 1 in Boatshed, 1 self-catering cottage.

Open

Easter–New Year.

Facilities

drawing room, library/bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 120-acre lochside grounds (walled garden, crannog, woodlands), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £218, D,B&B from £300. À la carte £50.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Swing round a winding, single-track road to this turreted, Jacobean-style baronial mansion ‘beautifully situated’ on the shores of Loch Awe. It has been owned since 1995 by antiques dealer Bennie Gray, who has filled it with a dazzling and eccentric collection of artwork, statuary and ‘quirky objects’. There are golden, throne-like chairs and a fine Bechstein piano; china elephants, and oversized still lifes rendered in oil. Outside is as dramatic as in: take a seat in the oriental-rugged, marble-pillared drawing room and soak up the ‘superb romantic views’ over gardens, loch and woodland all the way to the distant peak of Ben Lui. ‘Beautifully furnished bedrooms’ were styled by an opera-set designer. With views on to loch or garden, all rooms are large (some, in fact, are huge, and have a four-poster bed, fireplace or roll-top bath), and supplied with biscuits, Scottish toiletries and fresh flowers. New romantics, check out the cool, contemporary honeymoon suite in a converted boatshed right on the water. As evening draws in, pull up a seat in the painting-hung dining room for a four-course menu of Inverawe salmon, perhaps, local venison or ‘perfectly tender’ beef.

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Ardanaiseig
Kilchrenan
Argyll and Bute
PA35 1HE

Guest comments

'A winding single-track road leads to this rambling grey stone manor house, beautifully situated on the shores of Loch Awe. A pleasingly old-fashioned air of country-house grandeur – with some eccentricity – pervades the public rooms of this Scots baronial mansion. All the main rooms have superb views over green lawns down to the loch and over to the peak of Ben Lui. . The staff, are friendly, willing and fairly efficient. Dinner was excellent. Breakfast was tasty, with a wide selection of freshly cooked dishes. The grounds are extensive, and there are good walks through them, but everywhere apart from the immediate area around the house is rather neglected. ' - SM - May, 2015
'It must be the most peaceful hotel in Britain. Seven-course no-choice dinner - woul have preferred four courses with choice. Excellent breakfat. A very comfortable garden room - the gardens are quite a feature. Pete the genereral manager much in evidence. High Victorian decor - most unusual. ' - Sir John B. Hall - June, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Oban Distillery

    Whisky tours and bracing walks.

  • Fishing on Loch Awe

    One of the most popular lochs for angling in Argyll.

  • Stramash

    Outdoor sports, such as sea kayaking, gorge scrambling, canyoning, canoeing and coasteering.