Lap of Luxury



As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, now is the time to think about treating yourself. Where better than the decadent Airds Hotel in Port Appin? They’ve got a whole host of opulent packages to tempt you this winter.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll find that period between Christmas and New Year a bit, well, flat. Sure, you’re off work, but it’s cold outside and you’re recovering from the decadence of Christmas Day while gearing up for Hogmanay.

It will come as no surprise then that we’re very excited about an ingenious offer from the gorgeous Airds Hotel in Port Appin. Their “Twixmas” offer is the perfect riposte to Christmas excess. Prices start from £389pp for three nights from 27-30 December on a half-board basis.

Airds is an enchanting former ferry inn with lovely views across Loch Linnhe to the Morvern Mountains. Stylish and cosy, with incredible attention to detail, décor is consistently elegant and total comfort is assured. Airds’ excellence is endorsed by membership of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, Pride of Britain and Connoisseurs Scotland portfolios.

A luxurious, romantic bolthole, Airds is one of the loveliest small, luxury hotels in Scotland. Set in one of the UK’s most stunning locations, it combines personal service, luxury and a gourmet dining experience. Their cuisine is among the best in the UK. The restaurant has featured in the Good Food Guide for more than 40 consecutive years and held three AA Rosettes for more than 25. ‘Fresh, local and simple’ is head chef Chris Stanley’s mantra.

If that doesn’t sound tempting, we don’t know what does, and they’ve got lots of exciting offers on in the coming months. Wine-lovers mustn’t miss their special wine dinner on Saturday, 4 November. The package costs £210pp and includes accommodation in a double room, a seven-course tasting menu paired with exceptional wines and Airds’ legendary full Scottish breakfast. Wines are by Joseph Johnston, from the Tenuto San Leonardo Vineyard in northern Italy.

Also not to be missed is their stargazing weekend, from 17-19 November. The price, £405pp includes two nights on a half-board basis, a sky presentation, a lecture about constellations, a Q&A session and two local dark-sky zone excursions. Activities are hosted by Mike Alexander from the Galloway Astronomy Centre. TC
Published: November 2017