Autumn at The Pierhouse Hotel

Autumn is a delightful time of the year on the Scottish west coast, there's warmth yet in the sun and the light is exquisite as the colours change on the hillsides to their autumn palette. It's a time for quiet exploration and gentle walks and bike rides, returning to enjoy our home baking and welcoming wood burning fires.

The finest seasonal Scottish produce

We use only the finest seasonal Scottish seafood, meat, game and vegetables. We work very closely with our local suppliers to achieve exceptionally high standards of quality and fresh ingredients. This is one of the secrets of our success.

Our oysters are hand-picked from Loch Creran oyster beds; mussels and langoustines are harvested from Loch Linnhe and Loch Etive; and our lobsters and crab are kept mouth-wateringly fresh in creels at the end of the pier which guests may view, subject to tides. In addition to seafood, we serve a variety of beautifully fresh local meat and wild game from farms and private estates, as well as vegetarian dishes.

Find out more on our website: Food & Drink at The Pierhouse>

the bedrooms

Our individually styled bedrooms have a fresh, contemporary feel to them. The Pierhouse's unique water's edge setting provides pure peace and tranquillity to give you a perfect night's sleep on our super-comfortable beds, soft cotton sheets, feather down duvets and beautifully soft pillows.

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Explore at The Pierhouse

Whether you just want to relax or pursue more energetic activities, The Pierhouse makes an ideal base. There is plenty to do on foot or by bike, starting from the hotel and exploring Appin or taking the ferry across to Lismore. Take a look here for some inspiration.

Castle Stalker

Just around the corner from The Pierhouse, there are few views more dramatic - or well known - in all of Highland Scotland than that of the medieval Castle Stalker sitting standing on its island Eilean an Stalcaire (Hunters Island) at the mouth of Loch Laich, against the backdrop of the mountains of Morvern.

Explore Appin

Clach Thoull

Appin is ideal for gentle walks. A leisurely 10 minute stroll from the rear of the hotel will take you to Clach Thoull, Gaelic for 'hole in the rock' - a dramatic natural stone arch formed countless years ago. The route takes you along an easy shore path with wild orchids and harebells in the springtime, whilst lush rhododendron and brilliant heather colours the late summer and autumn views. Local wildlife include sea otters, hares, seals, and a vast array of birdlife including oyster catchers, guillemots, Eider ducks, kestrels and sea eagles.

The Ferry Bar

After a day exploring, come home to The Pierhouse' Ferry Bar. Warm and welcoming, the Ferry Bar looks directly out over Port Appin's pier. Enjoy the view from inside with our wood burning fires keeping you warm and snug as you tuck into coffee and chef's scones or a warming bowl of cullen skink.

Warm & welcoming

Warm and welcoming, the Ferry Bar looks directly out over Port Appin's pier and across Loch Linnhe to the island of Lismore and beyond. Taking its name from the foot passenger ferry to Lismore (there has been a ferry service from Port Appin since at least 1750) the Ferry Bar offers lunch and evening bar menus throughout the year.

A highlight of the Ferry Bar is our comprehensive selection of malt whiskies, each malt carefully selected to ensure we have a comprehensive range which caters for most palates.

As well as whiskies, there's now an exciting world of new Scottish craft gins to explore - and the Ferry Bar is increasingly the place for just such an exploration. Come and see for yourself!

Find yourself in seafood heaven this autumn

at The Pierhouse.

Autumn sunset, Port Appin


Images (c) The Pierhouse Hotel

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