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Posted by Robyn Craig on Feb 3, 2016 6:25:54 PM

 

Arnott's House

 On The Isle of Eriska

 We wanted to create a true Scottish Self Catering accommodation unit whilst at the same time retain the ease of access to the spa, leisure and dining facilities of the main house and hotel.

Since opening in 201, Arnott's House has become popular for friends and families to enjoy the Oban area and luxury island, offering guests a unique self- catering experience on Eriska - on your own private island on the westcoast of Scotland.

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Throughout the main season it is let on a weekly basis to for up to 6 guests, offering a real retreat and escape.arnotts-house-isle-of-eriska-benderloch-terrace-view.jpg

Arnott’s house was built in 1850 and was named after Arnot the redoubtable butler of the Clark Huchiesons who owned Eriska through the turn of last century. The traditional stone built farm house has been refurbished and offers guests privacy and access to the Isle of Eriska estate.

The spacious 3-bedroom self-catering Arnott’s house is located on the secluded east side of the Island, 50 metres above Loch Creran and enjoys magnificent views toward Ben Cruachan. Inside the house guests are welcomed by a modern living space spread over two floors, three en-suite bedrooms and conservatory face over the beautiful view of Loch Creran. The living area benefits from dual aspect views and a conservatory that catches the light from the east and offers a wonderful bright and airy space overlooking the garden

A fully equipped modern kitchen is situated at the back of the property looking out to the private grounds of the house, perfect for watching for your friends and family returning from their private path down to the tidal stoney beach at loch Creran. Outside of the house, there is a covered boot room and drying area, whilst adjacent to the conservatory lies a large six person outdoor hot tub perfect as you soak up the magnificent views overlooking the surrounding mountains and islands. Eriska itself is a 300 acre paradise for those simply wishing to wander. It is easy to do simply walk till you meet the sea or partcipate in a range of activities, alternatively for those wishing to relax guests are welcome to use the Stables Spa and there 17 meter pool, sauna, steam room and Spa pool or why not treat yourself to a Rasul Mud Treatment.

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Arnott’s house although fully equipped as a self-catering property guests can also experience food from our Michelin Starred Kitchen, we can arrange a simple supper in Arnott’s house, relaxed dining for lunch and/or early dinner in our new Deck restaurant, for a grander affair a reservation at the main hotel restaurant where guests can choose from our seasonal dinner menu or tasting menu. The house is a perfect base.

 

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Call us on 01631 720371 or email office@eriska-hotel.co.uk for further information and to book. 

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Topics: Eriska, Spa, private island, self catering, luxury self catering, michelin star

Cool Private Island Resorts

Posted by Beppo Buchanan-Smith on Nov 5, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Often you do not appreciate what you have until someone points it out!

Last week i received a wonderful surprise when a parcel arrived by courier. Nowadays with the wonderful royal mail we seem to have continual deliveries of boxes and parcels and since the birth of Amazon - it seems to give people of Eriska a lifeline to the real world- strange when Oban and the touch shops are only 12 miles away but I suppose this is a sign of the times and a perfect example of the computer age- its easier and probably more cost effective to sit on your couch at home and order items than to get ina car and travel and converse with a shop attendant just down the road.

Anyway the courier left and I was confronted by a carborrd box which intrigued me- what had someone seen as being so important to send a van from Glasgow to deliver. So I opened it with caution and was delighted to see a copy of a new hardback book entitled

"The World's 101 Best Islands" 

paradise island resized 600As one would expect it had a wonderful paradise island on the front cover and an excellent foreword written by Farhad Vladi, in which he explains the mystery surrounding islands and the magnetic draw which has made him photograph and track private islands for the last 40 years- and indeed it is the same draw which made me keep turning the pages to see the next wonderful spot myself .

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So it was probably no surprise that one hour later and 96 islands later I was still flicking through and ignoring my long list of jobs left for me. however the perseverance was worth it as I turned the page and came across a very familiar shot- one of Eriska! I had not anticipate this nor had I been aware, I had not thought of Eriska as one of the 101 Best Islands in the World but was clearly thrilled to be included.

In short we are an island, we are in a stunning part of the world and the location scenery and climate has its own charms and personality as individual and unique as Necker Island in the Caribbean or Heron Island in Australia. Sometimes we simply need to stop- look around- immerse ourselves in our environment and simply appreciate how lucky we are!

So it is great to be reminded by the book and I am sure it will become one of the most read books in the drawingroom and I wonder how many guests will get as far as page 184! 

Topics: Eriska, scenery, Island, private island