Tiroran House

‘A gem of a hotel’ in ‘a beautiful situation, with a view of the loch and the occasional eagle overhead’, Laurence and Katie Mackay’s Victorian country house delighted readers again this year. More

Contact details

Tiroran House
Tiroran
Argyll And Bute
PA69 6ES
Scotland
01681 705 232

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 2 on ground floor plus 4 self-catering cottages, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Nov-Feb, restaurant closed Sun pm. Coffee shop serves fresh sweet and savoury home baking.

Facilities

lounge, breakfast room, dining conservatory, dining/bar area, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 17 1/2 -acre gardens in 56-acre grounds, beach with mooring, wedding facilities, coffee shop, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

sometimes in bar/dining area.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed (not unattended) in annexe bedrooms and cottages, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £125-£190, double £185-£245. A la carte £25-£50.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

A gem of a hotel’ in ‘a beautiful situation, with a view of the loch and the occasional eagle overhead’, Laurence and Katie Mackay’s Victorian country house delighted readers again this year. ‘It is silent (apart from the tumbling burn that runs down through the garden to the loch), the air crisp and clear, no light pollution – who cares if mobile signals are weak and Wi-Fi patchy?’ The hosts are praised for their ‘warmth, friendliness, local knowledge and enthusiasm’. The Garden bedroom, ‘accessed from the side of the house’, is spacious, with traditional-style furniture, ‘very comfortable bed’, posh toiletries, ‘everything you could wish for’. The atmosphere is that of a country house party. ‘Dinner times were relaxed (just come when you want to) and we enjoyed talking to fellow guests over drinks.’ Katie Mackay’s menus showcase ‘fantastic Scottish ingredients’. ‘Think tender Lochbuie rib-eye in a cream and grain mustard sauce, juicy, pink rack of island lamb, poached sea trout, lobster, halibut. All very, very enjoyable.’ Breakfast brings ‘light, warm croissants’, ‘amazing smoked haddock’, ‘soft, juicy poached kippers’, ‘black pudding to die for’. (Caroline Thomson, David Birnie)

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Tiroran House
Tiroran
Argyll And Bute
PA69 6ES

Guest comments

'A wonderful and special place from which to enjoy this magical island. Its remoteness brings challenges (no mobile signal). Its success is due to the warmth, local knowledge and enthusiasm of the owners Vey good food with an emphasis on local ingredients Our bedroom had everything we could wish for. ' - David Birnie - August, 2017
'Laurence was an excellent host. The setting is stunning, particularly if you want to get away from it all. The hotel and grounds are beautiful. Dinner was good - though not cheap. ' - Diana Goodey - June, 2017
'This gem of a hotel has a beautiful situation.The owners are exceptionally helpful - chatty without being intrusive - and the hotel has the atmosphere of a relaxed country house. The meals are high quality. My one comment would be that the menu could perhpas be more varied but when we commented one night that mussels hadnt been on offer they duly (and deliciously) appeared the following evening. The breakfast has black pudding to die for. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable. The mobile signal is weak and the wifi only works in the main hotel, and is weak at busy times - but that helped us really get away from it all. ' - Caroline Thomson - May, 2017
'Lawrence and Kate welcomed us for our seventh visit with grace and enthusiasm. The hotel improves every time we visit and their continual upgrading, decorating and changing provides perfection. The food was very imaginative, with a new menu each night, and now light lunches for those who just wish to relax in the wonderful garden and admire the otters and eagles. ' - Dr Gillian Todd - October, 2016

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