The Pierhouse

Argyll & Bute

A small hotel on the water with glorious views, lovely rooms, deep peace and one of the best seafood restaurants on the west coast


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The position here is unbeatable. You’re at the end of the road, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, with views across to Lismore and rising mountains beyond. As for the Pierhouse – well, shipwrecked sailors would refuse rescue. Outside, there’s a sun-trapping terrace from which to watch the odd boat chug past while digging into langoustines fresh from the waters around you. Interiors are just as good. Glass walls frame the view, there’s a smart bar for a wee dram, a white-washed snug with sofas in front of a wood-burner, then, a restaurant for some of the best seafood on the west coast. Chic rooms have a wing to themselves, so expect deep peace. Those at the front have the view, all have an uncluttered Scandi feel with warm colours, padded bedheads, smart fabrics and robes in sparkling bathrooms. You get bowls of fruit, a sofa if there’s room, crisp linen on comfy beds. There’s lots to do: the ferry across to Lismore for fine walking, Ben Nevis, magical Ardnamurchan. As for the food, come back for oysters, scallops, lobster Thermidor or a rib-eye steak; the seafood platters are out of this world.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Christmas & Boxing Day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £4.95. Bar meals from £12.50. Dinner à la carte £30-£50.


Nightly price
from £100
Extra beds: children aged 2-12 £30, 12+ £40.
4 Twin/doubles
From £100
2 Suites for 2
From £145
4 Doubles
From £100


A lovely place to stay. Beautiful setting on the loch side, and our room looked out on to that loch. The bedrooms are set apart from the main hotel and so are peaceful. The food in the evening was superb, and the place was clean and tidy, as you would expect. Would certainly stay there again


We visited to celebrate our 30th Wedding anniversay and were not disappointed. Magical views and sunset from our bedroom.A great dinner with superb sea food. Relaxed but attentive service. A magicll place to be.


What a lovely atmosphere! Nick and Nikki make The Pierhouse feel like home. The restaurant was fantastic with seafood literally from 50 yards away. We watched the chap turn up in his boat with the scallops for that evening. The rooms are very comfortable and quiet. The bar was great to sit at for an early evening pint and there was a lovely atmosphere on the Friday evening. I always say that being in London, we're spoilt for food options so we're often hard to impress but The Pierhouse excelled. We'll definitely be back.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Fiona McLean

  • Take a leisurely stroll from the hotel around Clach Thoull, Gaelic for 'hole in the rock' - a dramatic natural stone arch. Savour the wonderful views of the sea loch's islands, looking out for sea eagles, seals, seabirds and, if you are very lucky, otters.
  • Jump on the ferry in front of the hotel over to the fertile isle of Lismore. Walk or cycle on little-used old footpaths and explore the Iron Age Broch, Castle Coeffin, 13th Century cathedral, scenic Port Ramsay, Heritage Centre and café with home baking.
  • Hire a bike and follow the Appin Loop: highlights include quiet scenic lochside roads and cycle tracks, over Jubilee Bridge with views to Castle Stalker or around Upper Loch Creran. Explore Lismore by bike or the network of nearby forest trails.
  • Relax in the Ferry Bar beside the wood-burning fires or on the sun terrace and watch the world go by on the busy pier. Treat yourself to a massage or aromatherapy treatment in the comfort of your room or reserve the hotel’s traditional Finnish sauna.
  • Make a day of it - there’s Oban with its distillery and harbour, Inverary & Crinan Canal, wildlife-rich Mull & Iona, atmospheric Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Glenfinnan and the beautiful beaches of Arisaig, Ardnamurchan peninsula….the choices are endless
  • The hotel can help book organised activities – wildlife boat tours from Port Appin and the surrounding areas, guided sea kayaking trips, horse riding, fishing trips, guided hillwalking and mountaineering, golf courses, scuba diving, skiing and more.