Ardanaiseig Hotel - Argyll, Scotland - Luxury Country House Hotel

Rooms & Suites: 16

Built as a Scottish Baronial manor in 1834, this authentic country house welcomes visitors with its roaring log fire in the library, chamber music recitals in the drawing room and refined games room.

In a remote place of quiet tranquility and almost surreal natural beauty, the intimate and romantic Ardanaiseig Hotel sits in deeply wooded gardens overlooking the mysterious islands and crannogs of western Scotland's Loch Awe. Adorned with gracious antiques and works of art, each bedroom is named after local mountains, glens, lochs and castles. The hotel's fine dining restaurant is touted as one of the best in the highlands serving a 5 course tasting dinner menu as standard and offering a selection of more than 50 malt whiskies. Ardanaiseig is an excellent staging post for touring the Highlands and Islands -- Loch Ness, the Victorian port of Oban with its regular ferries to Skye, Mull, Iona and the Outer Islands, and Loch Lomond are all within easy reach. In winter when the snow is good, there is skiing at Glen Coe and Ben Nevis. Private sightseeing tours can be arranged - The hotel has their own chauffeur and car. On clear days, Kilchurn Castle can be seen from the jetty at Ardanaiseig. It is the original castle of the Glenurchy and Breadalbane Campbells. It stands upon a low plateau of rock amid marshy land at the northeastern end of Loch Awe where the River Orchy enters the loch. The main part of the castle was built between 1440 and 1460 with additions in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Arrive by helicopter, train, seaplane, car, bicycle or on foot...but perhaps the best approach is by steamboat.

Trip Type

Wedding, Pet Friendly, Romantic Getaway


Glasgow International Airport (GLA)

Airport Distance

2 hours

High Season

May through October