CHRISTMAS IN THE HIGHLANDS: no work and all play at Airds Hotel and Restaurant
By: Airds Hotel
Say no to a hard-work Christmas – basting begone! Dishwashing away! Book Airds Hotel & Restaurant (www.airds-hotel.com)
The break starts on Christmas Eve with home-made cakes and tea in the afternoon, followed by a champagne gathering with your fellow guests and a sumptuous 5-course candlelit dinner. Christmas Day kicks off with Bucks Fizz and Airds' legendary Scottish breakfast. Traditional Christmas lunch (all dietary requirements catered for) served at 4pm leaves plenty of time to participate in Port Appin's surprisingly competitive annual treasure hunt; mince pies, festive cakes and mulled wine are available at lunchtime, light snacks in the evening.
Boxing Day is for glorious relaxation, with breakfast and dinner at leisure. Before leaving there's one last chance to enjoy that delicious full Scottish breakfast.
Airds' beautiful setting overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains is not the only attraction. At the heart of Argyll, Scotland's larder, Airds is renowned for its exceptional cuisine. Elegant décor, great comfort and an easygoing ambience seal the deal. If fireside relaxation with a good book and a dram gets too much, strike out on foot or a bike to explore the glorious Highlands scenery and work up an appetite for the next feast.
In addition to the 8 rooms and 3 suites, Airds has two delightful 2-bedroom cottages for guests to enjoy the Christmas package with a little extra privacy (from £895 per person). Single supplements are available on request, all dietary requirements can be accommodated (advance notice required). Guests wishing to stay on Monday 23 December are offered a special ½-board rate of £125 per person. Prices are subject to availability.
Reach Airds from Glasgow (2 ¼-hours) or Edinburgh (3 hours) by road or take the train up the coast to Connel (3 hours from Glasgow) and a taxi (½-hour) to the door.
Reserve directly by email to airds@airds-
Airds has featured in the Good Food Guide for more than 40 consecutive years and held 3 AA Rosettes for over 25. The award-winning cuisine is renowned across Scotland – think 'Fresh, local, simple'. For information:
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