What We Love
- A stunning castle tucked into beautiful woodland on the edge of Loch Fyne, with breakfastCurling up by the roaring fire with a glass of whisky
- Walking through the hotel grounds down to the stunning shores of Loch Fyne
- Tucking into fresh oysters and other delicious, locally source ingredients in the restaurant
What To Know
- There are plenty of cozy common spaces for relaxing; there's a drawing room, library, and snooker room
- You'll likely run into Fudge, the castle's resident dog
- Free WiFi can be weak in the guestrooms but is pretty reliable in common areas
Make like a laird and live it up, Scottish-style, at the stately Stonefield Castle. This national treasure sits amid 60 acres of gorgeous woodland and gardens, which reach down to the shores of the sublimely beautiful Loch Fyne. Dating back to 1837, the castle is now a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel but remains home to some splendid examples of Scottish baronial architecture and style. Expect original furnishings, wood paneling, ornate ceilings and marble fireplaces.
While the décor is as traditional as you could wish, the hospitality is as warm as the roaring fire you’ll curl up next to with your evening whisky. Tuck into oysters from Loch Fyne in the restaurant, before choosing from a delicious roll-call of enticing Scottish fare, from venison haunch to whole lobster. No evening is complete without a nightcap, of course, so head to the bar for a wee tipple while you plan the next day’s adventures. Might we suggest ambling through the woodland and down to the loch?
How to Get There
Have returned from a Scottish holiday arranged through Great Rail Journeys during which my wife and I spent 4 nights here. A wonderful location with sweeping views across the Loch and lovely woods and gardens in which to wander. Bags of character yet our room(37) in castle was spacious, recently refurbished and clean with lovely bathroom. Very well worth the upgrade!
Excellent food and very professional , friendly service. All the staff from management down were lovely and always willing to please. The hotel deserves to thrive - but please don't try to book that room whilst we are doing the same!!!
We stayed at Stonefield Castle and had a wonderful time. From the huge four poster bed and big bathroom (we stayed in room 30) to the beautiful gardens to walk in. We also had delicious dinner and breakfast at the Castle. What made our trip was the delightful and friendly staff. Both Tyler and the Greek gentleman at the bar and the ladies that served during dinner and breakfast- all of them were fantastic and made our stay!
I must say the whole hotel has a fantastic atmosphere, we cant wait to return in August again. The fish in the restaurant is so fresh not to mention the lobster which was delicious. The local walks around the island really help you understand what a beautiful part of Scotland this is.
We stayed here with my friends while we were visiting Islay for the whisky festival. Very close to the ferry only 10 mins drive. The hotel is truly magical. The bar and the restaurant area are amazing. You can spend a whole day there. Breakfast in the restaurant just by the window is the best thing what you can do in the morning. We neve actually eat in the restaurant apart of the breakfasts but the bar food was awesome. The chef even made us some sandwiches after last call thanks for the lovely barlady. They got a nice selection of whisky and beer. Make sure you go down to the garden for a walk. And the snooker room was just a plus. You can see is very old but it’s still looking good. If I can will be back for sure. Only negative thing was the Wifi. It wasn’t working well or sometimes at all. They gave us another password it was ok sometimes . If they fix that this hotel is TOP!
We where on a trip with family to Argyll and visited this lovely Castle. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. Food was fantastic and the staff was really helpful. The gardens are stunning and a joy to walk through. We had a room with a Loch view and it was worthwhile!