Blissful isolation in the Highlands: Isle of Eriska Hotel review

Paradise on a private island in Argyll & Bute

Where is it? On its own 300-acre island with dramatic views of the Morvern mountains, a snow-capped slick of purple on the far side of the loch. It’s a truly magical spot tethered to the mainland via a narrow wooden bridge.

Best way to get there? Jump aboard the Caledonian Sleeper on a Friday night in London, Watford, Crewe or Preston – a much more relaxing and eco-friendly method of transport than flying – and wake up in Fort William, refreshed and ready to pick up your hire car. Drive the scenic one-hour route down the side of Loch Linnhe and you’re home and dry.

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