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Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island, Scottish Highlands
Located on a private island, this five-star country house hotel offers an idyllic escape in stunning natural surroundings, with 300 private acres of garden and coastline to explore, guests can enjoy outdoor and indoor activities, including clay pigeon shooting, a 17-metre heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym and indoor courts.
Rooms available from £238 per night
You're well positioned to explore the West Argyll coastline from here; take a lobster fishing tour and see if you can catch your dinner; you'll also catch a glimpse of Glenfinnan Viaduct (of Harry Potter fame). There are distilleries, gardens and castles to visit nearby.
The hotel is on a small private island at the mouth of Loch Creran on the west coast of Scotland.
By car: around 3 hours from Edinburgh, 6 hours from Manchester and 9 hours from London. There is free parking on site.
By train: trains run to Connel Ferry from Glasgow and take around 3 hours. The hotel is a 15-minute taxi ride from Connel Ferry station. Book trains to Connel Ferry.
CHARACTER & STYLE
Modern furshings contrast with the baronial trappings of this historic mansion. A great spot for couples - you can be as active or idle as you wish. Enjoy the sweet smell of woodsmoke from the open fireplace in the hall, or curl up with a book in the libary.
The leisure facilities are brilliant - heated swimming pool, spa and gym inside and fishing, clay pigeon shooting, axe throwing and more outside. Dogs are welcome in all bedrooms but not in the public areas.
- Six-hole golf course
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Rooms are decked out in calming hues with touches of tweed and heather-purple. Splash out on a Deluxe room for a lovely view and a feeling of timeless serenity.
Room types: Main house Standard and Deluxe Rooms, Hilltop Reserve Suites
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, TV, king-size bed, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi
FOOD & DRINK
For an indulgent breakfast, try the porridge brûlée'd with whisky and cream-pudding. Dinner in the main restaurant is delicious - try the halibut with pearl barley and mussels. Afternoon tea (pre-bookable, with or without champagne) is also on offer.
The Restaurant at Isle of Eriska: formal fine dining, modern British cuisine. Open daily for breakfast and dinner. Three-course menu £75pp.
Lounge menu: light bites and sandwiches. Available in public areas and in room 12-10pm.