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How will you be spoiling your mum this Mother's Day?

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Feb 22, 2015 6:02:00 PM

Sunday 15th March 2015 marks Mother's Day here in the U.K. 

Possibly the toughest job in the world is being a mum, so taking that one day out a year to truly celebrate how great your mum is and give her the pampering treatment she deserves, we feel is so important. 

So whether you are looking to spend some quality time with your mum, or give her a present you know she'll love, let us help you out here at the Isle of Eriska...

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Book in to enjoy afternoon tea on Eriska

Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, delicious homemade shortbread, a variety of cakes and homemade scones, jam and clotted cream in the comfort of our main house here at Eriska from £15 per person. Or make it that extra bit special with our Champagne afternoon tea - £25.00 per person. Booking necessary.

Mother & Daughter Spa Days 

Opt for a mother and daughter day with one of our Spa Day Packages and experience our recently refurbished Spa and Spa facilities complete with indoor swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna and mud rasual room. Visit our Spa section to find out more about our Spa Day Packages and Treatments available. Booking necessary.

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Treat your mum to a dinner to remember in our michelin star, fine dining restaurant on the Isle of Eriska. Our team look forward to welcoming you, however we recommend that you book your table as soon as possible to avoid disappointment - 01631 720371.

Would you like to give your mum the option to choose? 

Our Eriska Experience Gift Vouchers are the perfect gift to give your mum the freedom to choose just how she would like to experience Eriska. Simply visit our Gift Voucher page, or alternatively call us on 01631 720371.

 

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However you decide to spend Mother's Day, we hope your mum has a wonderful day! 

 

Topics: ESPA spa, Spa, michelin star, mother's day

Ease yourself out of Winter and into Spring with a March Getaway

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Feb 17, 2015 8:09:00 PM

With the warmth of Valentine's weekend behind us, and summer looking still a long way away, we know our DSC_2939__old_rustic_bridge_from_spring_flowers__SMALLguests need something to put a smile on their face. As we approach March, and welcome longer days, we've put together some of our top reasons what bring a smile to our face here at Eriska in Spring. 

Our 5 reasons to look forward to March...

  1. As the temperature begins to pick up, we're re-introduced to more colours outside which brightens up our mood. Look out for photos coming soon of the wonderful colours you can expect here at Eriska and the surrounding area on the west coast of Scotland.
  2. The short walk from any of our luxury accommodation to the Stables Spa is even more pleasant as you make your way for a morning or relaxation in our newly refurbished, luxury leisure facilities.
  3. Our michelin star, fine dining restaurant will have the opportunity to bring new tastes to the table for our guests as our own garden offerings expand as we move into the Spring/Summer months
  4. The frost has shifted from our greens, and our team is busy at work getting out 9 hole golf course in ship shape for guests looking for a leisurely game of golf complimented by incredible views.
  5. As the days, once again, grow longer, our guests have the opportunity to explore even more of the island and the wildlife we're lucky to have here at Eriska.

Many of our guests have their own reasons, and we'd love to hear them. Simply leave your comments below...

 

Topics: scottish spring break, spring special offer, march break

Top 10 Romantic Activities at Eriska

Posted by Claire Soulsby on Feb 9, 2015 11:53:00 AM

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So now we have moved into New Year and it is time to think about the future. In less than one week, Valentine's Day is upon us and how better to spend the weekend than in the romantic setting of the Isle of Eriska completing our top 10 romantic activities with the one you love?

1. Enjoy afternoon tea in the main house while curled up on the sofa beside one of our cosy open fires with your loved one.

2. Explore Eriska as you walk our 300 acre tranquil island and discover another world - just remember to pack a jacket, hat and scarf at this time of year! (We've got wellington boots waiting for you at our reception.)

3. Order a picnic from our kitchen and enjoy it within the grounds of our island, complimented by a bottle of your favourite wine from our selection. 

4. Relax and unwind in our refurbished spa and choose from our vast selection of relaxing spa treatments

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5. Let yourself and your loved one be truly spoiled with breakfast in bed during your stay at the Isle of Eriska.

6. Make yourself at home beside the fire within our Library bar before enjoying one or two of 50 quality whiskies available at Eriska.

7. Not to be missed is the incredible sunsets over Loch Creran that we know will not leave you disappointed. 

8.Take yourself back in time, and reminise by the swing on our Oak Tree on the main lawn.  

9. Look out for the variety of wildlife that call Eriska 'home' around the island.

10. Simply head on over to our spa facilities and ease all the stress out of your body in our indoor heated pool, steam room, sauna and brand new mud rasal room.

Tempted? Let us help you make this dream your reality this Valentine's getaway! Call us on 01631 720371.

Topics: activities, michelin star, Valentines Day

And Breathe...

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Dec 27, 2014 5:06:00 PM

We’ve just said goodbye to our Christmas guests and in just 2 days time we’ll be opening Eriska’s doors once again as more guests visit Eriska to celebrate Hogmanay and New Year – many bringing friends and family with them.

Earlier this month, we reflected on our journey and achievements that Eriska and our team has accomplished throughout 2014 – a memorable year not just due to what we have achieved this year, but what our journey has led us to achieve over the last 40 years.

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If you’ve been following us over on FacebookTwitter or our recent e-newsletters and islander, you’ll be aware of the big changes we are preparing for throughout January and early February as our Spa undergoes a complete transformation as we get ready for the 2015 season. 

So for now, all that is left to say is to wish you a very Happy Hogmanay and a prosperous New Year from all of us here at Eriska!

 

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Dec 24, 2014 8:34:00 AM

…my true love gave to me, 12 different activity options to leave our guests spoiled for choice during their visit to the Isle of Eriska in 2015!

Wondering what these 12 activities might be? Let us help you out...

  1. Ease those muscles into a gentle work out with lengths in our indoor heated swimming pool at the Stables Spa.
  2. Looking for adventure? Grab our mountain bikes to use on the island or head away for the day and explore local tracks.
  3. Visit our sports hall with your partner or family for a game of tennis - doubles or singles.
  4. How about a game of ondoor bowls? Our multi-purpose sports hall is just the place.
  5. Keep the kids entertained with a friendly game of five-a-side football in our multi-purpose sports hall.
  6. Badminton? Head right on over to our sports hall. We've got equipment to hire so don't worry if you haven't brought your own.
  7. Looking for a walk, hike or just a leisurely scroll? Grab a pair of wellington boots from Eriska's front door and explore the island.
  8. Let some local businesses get you out on the water and give canoeing or kayaking a go
  9. Brush up on your skills or challenge the family to a table tennis tournament over in our sports hall
  10. Leave the partners at the spa and head out for a morning out on Eriska's 9 hole golf course
  11. Get all the family involved in a game of croquet in the front lawn
  12. Test your putting skills over on our putting lawn

There's definitely something there to put a smile on many of our guests face... Or you could simply put your feet up and relax!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team here at the Isle of Eriska. 

 

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas...

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Dec 23, 2014 4:33:45 PM

…my true love gave to me, 11 hot tubs (one is never enough!) so regardless of the weather, indoor or outdoor, our guests have the opportunity to relax in one of our hot tubs on the island - some might even want one of their own!

eriska-render_(1)-page-001_(126x77)All our guests staying on the Isle of Eriska or using our Spa facilities are welcome to use the Hot Tub situated in the Stables Spa as well as our sauna, steam room, swimming pool as well as our – soon to be added  – mud rasual room. 

But for those who are looking for more privacy, each of our Spa Suites, Cottage Suites, Arnott’s House and Hilltop Reserves come complete with their very own secluded Hot Tub. Now don't say you aren't tempted?!

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And our favourite? It has to be the hot tubs at our Eriska Hilltop Reserves with these views (see below!). Not without a glass of bubbly too!

Tempted? Call us at the Isle of Eriska on 01631 720371 or simply contact us and we hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Isle of Eriska this winter...

 

On the Tenth Day of Christmas...

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Dec 23, 2014 3:56:46 PM

…my true love gave to me, 10 quails are laying – on our self-sufficient farm here at Eriska to ensure our guests have the freshest of experiences here at Eriska.

Over the course of 2014, one of the main focuses for our Head Chef Ross and his Kitchen team has been on sustainability and as we mentioned earlier in our blogs, we decided to purchase some quails enabled us to use the quail eggs in our creations. 

This became anothe popular feature with many guests asking our front of house team where they could see them for themselves.

Unfortunately with no photos to hand, you'll have to take our word for it, however ask our team on your return visit how our sustainability is going in 2015 and we'll be sure to show you what we've been working on!

On the Ninth Day of Christmas

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Dec 23, 2014 3:46:17 PM

…my true love gave to me, a 9 hole golf course with incredible views out over Loch Creran and Loch Linnhe towards the mountains in the distance. 

Our 9 hole golf course is having a well deserved rest this winter and our team are ready to work hard to ensure it is on track for the start of the season in 2015.

Take a look for yourself at the stunning views you can see out over the golf couse here at Eriska as you leisurely play a round of golf, or simply stroll round the golf course.

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On the Eight Day of Christmas

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Dec 23, 2014 3:37:40 PM

…my true love gave to me, not one, but EIGHT different types of potatoes – all grown right here on Eriska in our very own gardens. 

Our Head Chef Ross and his kitchen team have been busy this year looking at different ways and opportunities that they have available to them here on Eriska to grow their own produce that can then be used in the delicious creations coming out of Eriska’s kitchen. 

As a result, we have created and nurtured a little vegetable patch on Eriska to develop what we can grow ourselves here on the island.

This year we also welcomed some piglets, who proved a great attraction for many of our guests, as well as quails that proved delicious eggs for our guests to enjoy at breakfast time. 

With 2015 just around the corner, we're looking forward to experimenting with what else we can produce here on Eriska and give our guests unique experiences.

Look out for our daily changing menu when you next visit Eriska and ask our staff what has been grown in Eriska’s grounds.

Christmas is Almost Upon us at Eriska...

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Dec 21, 2014 4:52:00 PM

EriskaChristmas_2010_SMALLIn just two days time, Eriska will be re-opening its doors to welcome guests for some pre-Christmas pampering. We know how stressful it can be in the run up to Christmas and even moreso on Christmas day, so we know exactly how much needed it can be to grab a couple of days away with your loved one before the madness commences once again.

From 23rd December, we’ll be welcoming those who’ll be staying with us over Christmas for our 4 night Christmas package – many of whom have spent Christmas at Eriska for a number of years and brought their families as they’ve grown up. As always, Santa will make an appearance and leave gifts ready for our guests on Christmas day morning.   

Then after a couple of days rest of the team here at Eriska, we’ll be ready to welcome our Hogmanay and New Year guests from Monday 29th December and look forward to another celebration with great company and of course Eriska’s annual fireworks and Hogmanay Ceilidh.

We’re sure many of you will already be well prepared for Christmas, however should you still be looking for that perfect present… tomorrow is the last date to catch the 2nd class post, so let us take the stress out of it all and call us to arrange your Eriska Experience gift vouchers01631 720371.  

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