The Pierhouse

Port Appin, Argyll and Bute

‘In the most beautiful position, with sea, islands and mountains in full view,’ this former Victorian piermaster’s house stands ‘right on the shores of Loch Linnhe’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘In the most beautiful position, with sea, islands and mountains in full view’, this former Victorian piermaster’s house stands ‘right on the shores of Loch Linnhe’. New owner Gordon Campbell Gray has made a few tweaks (some new carpets, lamps, artwork in the restaurant), but the ethos remains ‘relaxed and friendly’ as ever, with ‘welcoming’ staff. All bedrooms, from a double-aspect sea-view room, to those with a cliff view, have a super-comfortable bed, shortbread, sparkling and still water, Arran Aromatics toiletries. Our inspector’s room, ‘decorated in cream and beige’, had ‘two armchairs, a small bathroom with tiny but efficient shower. Everything was clean and well maintained.’ There is ‘a real buzz’ in the restaurant, where Sergejs Savickis’s menus are strong on fish and seafood, perhaps ‘delicious Cullen skink’, a large shellfish platter (‘getting through it was quite an adventure’), and such vegan choices as pea and truffle risotto. A reader ‘enjoyed the snug in the evenings, with stove and a glass of malt’. Breakfast brings fresh-baked croissants, kippers, Inverawe smoked salmon, home-made jams. ‘We loved our stay.’ (Michael and Patricia Blanchard, and others)

Hotel details

Address

The Pierhouse Hotel
Port Appin
Argyll and Bute
PA38 4DE
Scotland

Telephone

01631 730302

Bedrooms

12.

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec.

Facilities

residents’ snug, lounge, bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, sauna, in-room spa treatments, terrace, yacht moorings, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed (cots, high chairs).

Dogs

well-behaved dogs allowed in 3 bedrooms (not unattended), not in public rooms (£15 per night).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £125–£295 (single occupancy of cliff-facing room, Sun–Thurs, Nov–Mar, £85). À la carte £35–£40.