Isle of Eriska
- At a Glance
- Our Review
Luxurious castellated hideaway on a private island
Isle of Eriska is a five star Scottish hideaway set on its own private island. This grand estate is tailor-made for romantic getaways, with its badger woods and luxury hot tub suites.
Know It All
Hit the spot
A private island on the stunning Argyll coast, ten miles from Oban.
Come here for...
• The magic of staying on your own 300 acre private island – no cars, no crowds, no sightseers. • Sipping champagne while watching the sun set over the western isles. • A private beach, golf course and woods on your doorstep. • The chance to see wild deer, seals, otters, badgers and sea birds in their natural habitat. • Luxury suites with their own outdoor hot tubs. • Plenty of spa pampering.
Eriska has a fully fledged spa with a gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna and health bar. There's also a nine hole golf course, putting green and driving academy. Wellies are provided for wet-weather tramps around the island, and you'll find signposted nature trails. Boating, tennis and clay pigeon shooting are easily arranged.
Good to know
Come to the Library bar each evening to watch the resident badgers come down to feed at nightfall.
16 rooms and seven suites
Named after nearby Hebridean islands, rooms have all the comforts and amenities you'd expect from a five star hotel. Expect big beds, deep sofas, wood panelling, tartan throws and – in some rooms – a working fireplace. Cottage and spa suites are located outside the main house, and have private patios complete with outdoor hot tubs.
Opt for a luxury Spa suite and have an after-dark soak in your private outdoor hot tub. Or try the Glensanda room, with its own turret at the top of the house.
Eat & Drink
Scottish cuisine is Eriska’s speciality. The varied menu includes dishes such as boneless saddle of rabbit with morels, spinach and mustard seed veloute, followed by pan-fried monkfish with slow braised pork belly, spiced lentils and carrot essence. Finish off with a hot chocolate Madeleine accompanied by rhubarb compote and gingerbread ice.
If you fancy a lie-in that’s fine: you can have a cooked breakfast, porridge or even haggis brought to your room until 12 noon. Alternatively you can breakfast in the dining room until 9.30am.
Available 24 hours a day.
See & Do
Explore this wonderful little private idyll on foot, following signed footpaths around the island. Look out for seals from the deserted beach, play a round of golf on the six-hole course, knock up on the tennis court, pick up a mountain bike or shoot some clays. If you're happy to get wet try wind surfing, or take to the waves in style with a sunset cruise. Catch a ferry in nearby Oban for a daytrip to the beautiful isles of Mull, Staffa and Iona, visit awesome Glencoe or the scenic shores of Loch Awe... the list is endless.
It's full-on pamper time at Isle of Eriska's Spa. Submit to a Priadara Thai massage, a holistic aromatherapy treatment, Hopi ear candles or an Essence of Earth skin brushing, exfoliation and mud wrap. For the guys, a traditional wet shave or some reflexology are just some of the options.
Up to 200 yachts and their crews race along the waters of Loch Fyne in the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series – Scotland's premier yacht racing event.
Highland Games take place at a number of venues during the summer – just the place to try tossing the caber.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
GBP 350 - 480Check In
11:00Minimum Night Stay
Closed JanuaryAir Conditioning
No under-fives are allowed in the pool, and under-10s are allowed in only between 10:00-17:00.Pets
Dogs are welcome but are not permitted in public rooms or Spa suites.Wedding License?
Yes – and weddings are normally based on exclusive hire of the property. Isle of Eriska can cater for 120 guests.
Ledaig, By Oban, Argyll PA37 1SDParking
There is free guest parking.Trains
Mainline trains arrive at Oban (10 miles) from Glasgow and Fort William. Connel Ferry station is even closer – six miles.Taxis
GBP 125 from Glasgow AirportAirport
Glasgow Airport – 90 miles