“The hotel’s list of awards from organizations ranging from Michelin to the AA and the Scottish Tourist Board, fills at A4 page. A contributory factor to these awards has to be the attention to detail. The raspberry jam and even the muesli is home-made. The smoked salmon accompanying the scrambled egg is thick and flavoursome. The toiletries in the bathroom are of good quality.”
Taychreggan began life as a humble 17th century cattle drovers inn, built on a small peninsula that juts out into the loch. It was from here, at Loch Awe’s narrowest crossing point, the cattle would swim across. From bustling with cattle the hotel now boasts a romantic country house hotel; full of features of a bygone day with the same idyllic setting.
Samuel Johnson and James Boswell stayed here in their historic journey to the Hebrides.
The journey was grueling and the philospher grumbled about the lodging along the way. But something about Taychreggan put him at peace and he finally relaxed enough to take his first taste of Scottish whisky. And then he enjoyed a blessed night’s sleep.
Taychreggan has been bringing peace and comfort to weary travellers for over 300 years now.
Taychreggan originally was a rest station on the cattle drovers route. It took great skill to captain a cattle drive through the Highlands. There were steep mountains, unpredictable weather, and furths and lochs to swim your cattle across. There were cattle thieves from rival clans watching and waiting for an opportune time to steal your cattle.
What a welcome sight the whitewashed stone walls of Taychreggan must have been to the drove captain. Here he could be indulged a bit, dining and sleeping in a cosy room overlooking the loch while outside his men slept in the sheltered courtyard, guarding the cattle from thieves like Rob Roy who had a hide-out nearby.
Today, Taychreggan offers the weary traveller much more than the humble hospitality of the past.
A way of life exists here on Loch Awe which is refreshingly different as it is hospitably sincere.
We hope that you will love visiting as much as we love working here.
We are proud of our dedicated and professional staff.
Interested in joining our team? We are always looking for dedicated customer facing people who have a love true Scottish hospitality, high standards and a genuine willingness to become part of our tight knit team.
Press & Accolades
“You would need to have undergone a soulectomy not to appreciate the inn’s glorious setting at the water’s edge, on a little peninsula at the narrowest point of Loch Awe. Just 88 miles north of Glasgow, this really is a hidden gem.”
“The Scenery is breath-taking, the silence broken only by birdsong and the occasional tiny boat.”
Friendliest and Most Cooperative Hotel
Hotel of the Year
“Red Rocking Chair” Award
Courtesy and Care Award
“One of Britain’s Most Romantic Hotels”
A Collection of Romantic Places
Taychreggan is one of five hotels in a collection with each hotel being completely unique.
Many of the hotels are hidden gems, places you would never stumble upon accidentally, why not start your tour with our Scottish sister property Culloden House – Bonnie Prince Charlie ran from here buckling on his sword to fight the last land battle on British soil.
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