Historical Scottish hotel with a Nordic influence

In the heart of the tiny village of Port Appin you’ll find a hidden gem, The Pier House Hotel, originally the residence of the Pier Master back in the 19th century. After living several years in Sweden the hotel owner brought back a strong Nordic influence and the historical hotel is today preserved with a modern contemporary feel providing extremely high standard and quality.
The Pier House hotel has been nominated as top 30 Best Boutique Hotels in Scotland by the Times in 2012 and the Seafood Restaurant was the winner of the Romantic Restaurant of the year in 2011 by the Scottish Hotel guide.

Port Appin is located, 2 hours and 15 minutes drive from Glasgow, on the West coast of Scotland with a picturesque appearance; stunning sea view and sunsets and its bewitching island setting against a dramatic backdrop of mountains.


Experiencing the best known attraction in the area, the Castle Stalker, an entirely authentic medieval tower-house in western Scotland, often seen in films and on post cards, or go on a boat trip to discover the area from the seaside.
When returning to the hotel after a long day out in the fresh air you can try out the traditional Finnish sauna before heading down to the hotel restaurant, one of Argyll’s best-kept secrets; Watch local fishermen land their catch, whilst enjoying the locally sourced fine dining.
After a perfect night’s sleep in a contemporary Scandinavian styled bedroom you’ll be able to enjoy the sunrise and the stunning sea views over Loch Linnhe to the islands of Lismore and Shuna before heading down for breakfast.


We had our most romantic getaway to Port Appin a few years back. And with our lovely memories of the place we can’t wait to explore the area, the local seafood and the peacefulness of the hotel with our girls, as a family.

The Pierhouse Hotel & Restaurant
Port Appin, Argyll PA38 4DE
0044 (0) 1631 730302 ‎

3 Comments

  1. You may not have realised but Port Appin is the location for the Boggart series of books by Susan Cooper and the Castle Stalker is the inspiration for the fictional Castle Keep featured in the stories.

  2. No, I didn’t know! Thanks you for this! Curious now to check out the Boggart series. 🙂 x

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