With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, romance is in the air at Ardanaiseig. We thought this would be a good opportunity to share the best romantic spots and walks around here that you can enjoy with a loved one on Valentine’s Day, or any other day of the year for that matter!
- Loch Awe views
Ardanaiseig sits on the banks of Loch Awe, the third largest freshwater loch in Scotland. Combined with the surrounding mountains, including Munros Ben Cruachan and Ben Lui, this makes for a beautiful view. Enjoy the scene from our Master Loch View rooms, before heading down to the water’s edge for a closer look at the tranquil beauty of this landscape.
We suggest taking a leisurely stroll around the loch’s banks from the Boat Shed, all the way round to the pier, where you can get this view of the Boat Shed, the amphitheatre and the hotel itself:
- Woodland walks
Beautiful, mysterious woodlands sit on the doorstep of Ardanaiseig and there are plenty of pathways winding their way through it. If you walk down from the hotel to the water’s edge and turn to your right, you’ll find a bridge. Crossing it, turn left and explore the many hidden treasures that lie in wait, perfect for a romantic stroll.
- Walled garden walk
Another beautiful, romantic walk is the one that leads up to the walled garden. Head to the car park and find the sign on your left. Follow the path through trees and over the bridge until you come to the huge wall of the garden.
Flourishing with colourful flowers in the summer months and tranquil and calm during winter, this is a lovely place to spend some quiet time or enjoy a romantic picnic.
4. The Bar
Once you’ve explored our grounds, Ardanaiseig’s bar is a great place to relax and spend some quality time together. Put your feet up in front of the fire and enjoy our wide selection of aged whiskeys, fine wines, artisan beers, fun mocktails and tasty teas. Find out more here.
You’ll find plenty of reading material in the bar, as well as a chess table where you can give your brain a workout while enjoying the view.
- The Drawing Room
Next door to the bar you will find the drawing room, full of expertly chosen antiques and comfortable sofas, perfect for lounging on.
Our Bechstein piano, built c. 1910, sits in the corner ready to be played, and once again, that beautiful view of Loch Awe beckons. It’s a great place to sit and enjoy tea or coffee after dinner.