IMAGINE YOURSELF ON A HIGHLAND RETREAT, LOOKING OUT OVER THE BREATHTAKING WATERS OF LOCH LINNHE WITH GLORIOUS MOUNTAIN SCENERY ALL AROUND. SUNSET ON SCOTLAND’S WEST COAST IS A MAGIC MOMENT.
Enter this month’s competition to have a chance of winning a two-night stay for two guests at Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Port Appin, in a classic double room with full Scottish breakfast and a four-course à la carte dinner each day included.
This former ferry inn turned luxury destination hotel near Oban extends a warm welcome to a cocoon of elegance, comfort and gourmet cuisine. Excellence endorsed by membership of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux, Pride of Britain and Luxury Scotland portfolios. Visit: www.airds-hotel.com or call 01631 730 236.
Scotland’s great outdoors is on the doorstep, a tonic for body and soul. Enjoy a gentle loch-side stroll watching seals at play, a more ambitious hike in the Highlands, or a scenic bike ride. You’ll have porpoises and sea eagles for company on the two-hour boat excursion to the Isle of Lismore with views out to the Hebridean Island of Mull, and maybe catch sight of a minke whale.
If a RIB trip to the Corryvreckan whirlpool – Scotland’s maelstrom – sounds too salty, there are beautiful gardens and whisky distilleries to visit. Airds’ friendly staff will be delighted to point you in the right direction and make the arrangements.
At the end of the day, after a long soak, relax in a comfortable sofa by the log fire with a glass in hand. There’s a sumptuous candle-lit dinner in Airds’ romantic dining room to come. Be sure to upgrade to Chef’s sensational Seasonal Tasting Menu one evening.
A nightcap? Or how about some fresh air after dinner: in one of Britain’s top dark-sky areas, Port Appin is a star-gazer’s delight. That distant gleam is the Northern Lights.