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“An idiosyncratic and loveable private island resort and spa just off the western coast of Scotland. Antiques mix with contemporary interiors in this peaceful haven. Think cosy living rooms with roaring fires, Michelin star restaurant, luxurious suites and pampering spa. A remarkable rural retreat.”

“An idiosyncratic and loveable private island resort and spa just off the western coast of Scotland. Antiques mix with contemporary interiors in this peaceful haven. Think cosy living rooms with roaring fires, Michelin star restaurant, luxurious suites and pampering spa. A remarkable rural retreat.”

Hotel Review

When the Buchanan-Smith family bought the Isle of Eriska and transformed its Scottish Baronial ‘big house’ into an idiosyncratic, highly characterful hotel, they created a haven of peace for anyone who wants to relax and get away from it all in stunning surroundings, with seals, otters and beautiful views of neighbouring islands for company, plus the nightly visits of a family of badgers for bread and milk outside the dining room. Beppo Buchanan-Smith has added spa facilities to the testing nine hole golf course, with an indoor sports hall to come. A traditional, relaxing haven, where peace wraps around you like a warm tartan blanket.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Foodies will love the eight course tasting menu at the Michelin starred restaurant, featuring local game and fish.
  • Active Holiday
  • Make the most of the stunning location and indulge in fishing, sailing, rambling, canoeing, biking and golf.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • Foodies will love the eight course tasting menu at the Michelin starred restaurant, featuring local game and fish.
  • Active Holiday
  • Make the most of the stunning location and indulge in fishing, sailing, rambling, canoeing, biking and golf.
  • Wildlife Area
  • The waters are filled with otters and grey seals and the skies with a variety of birds including the Golden Eagle.
  • Sailing
  • Hire a luxury yacht for the day, the perfect way to explore the coast without getting your boots muddy!
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Indulge yourself at the pampering spa where they use local seaweed in its Ishga treatments.
  • Golf
  • The island boasts a private golf course and driving range, this is Scotland after all!
  • Other Activities
  • Clay pigeon shooting, indoor sports hall and archery all on offer at the hotel.
  • Great walks
  • Stroll round the island or climb one of the easily reached local munroes.
  • Fishing
  • Head out sea fishing on the west coast, a truly remarkable experience.
  • Views
  • Great views of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains.
  • Pet friendly
  • On request
  • Remote
  • Gourmet
  • Country House
  • Full of character
  • Free wifi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Seaviews
  • Boutique
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • On an island
  • Disabled access
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Views
  • Great views of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains.
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharges apply
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • On request
  • Massage
  • Safe
  • Library
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Meeting Room
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Free wifi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Hot Tub
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Wildlife Area
  • The waters are filled with otters and grey seals and the skies with a variety of birds including the Golden Eagle.
  • Sailing
  • Hire a luxury yacht for the day, the perfect way to explore the coast without getting your boots muddy!
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Indulge yourself at the pampering spa where they use local seaweed in its Ishga treatments.
  • Golf
  • The island boasts a private golf course and driving range, this is Scotland after all!
  • Other Activities
  • Clay pigeon shooting, indoor sports hall and archery all on offer at the hotel.
  • Great walks
  • Stroll round the island or climb one of the easily reached local munroes.
  • Fishing
  • Head out sea fishing on the west coast, a truly remarkable experience.

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