The Sta­bles Spa at Isle of Eriska

The Oban Times - - SPA -

Isle of Eriska Ho­tel, Spa & Golf Re­sort is set on an en­chanted 3OO-acre pri­vate is­land, ac­ces­si­ble via a pri­vate bridge and pri­vate moor­ing. An ideal es­cape for a unique ex­pe­ri­ence with a host of ac­tiv­i­ties and fa­cil­i­ties. The ho­tel boasts the Sta­bles Spa, with a se­lec­tion of lux­u­ri­ous spa treat­ments and ther­mal spa area, Deck Restau­rant with out­door ter­race of­fer­ing all day din­ing, a six-hole golf course run­ning along the West Coast of the is­land, and in­door sports fa­cil­i­ties. A jewel in Scot­land’s West Coast the is­land re­sort of­fers the very best of Scot­tish hos­pi­tal­ity on the most beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings imag­in­able. The Deck Restau­rant, flooded by nat­u­ral light and com­pli­mented by an out­door ter­race, com­bines con­tem­po­rary de­sign with breath-tak­ing views. Along with the views, the menu on of­fer is Scot­tish and mor­eish, from their own home­smoked salmon to a wide se­lec­tion of light bites and main cour­ses, also serv­ing lo­cal beers and bev­er­ages to match, start­ing from £15 for two cour­ses. The restau­rant’s sup­pli­ers are se­lected with tra­di­tional Scot­tish tastes in mind, but also lead with qual­ity and range. The is­land it­self is also a sup­plier, adding home-grown veg­eta­bles and herbs to the dishes, se­lected by ‘green fin­gered’ chefs from the kitchen’s own gar­den. The Deck is open all year round (re­stricted win­ter hours) and is the per­fect spot for res­i­dents and non-res­i­dents to meet for morn­ing cof­fee, late lunch or early evening din­ner, with din­ing avail­able from 12.3Opm un­til 6.3Opm. Tea and cof­fee served daily from 1Oam.

The Sta­bles Spa: set in the former sta­bles build­ing and ac­cessed by a path through the Spa Gar­den. Of­fer­ing five treat­ment rooms, a Ra­sul Mud Cham­ber, 17-me­tre in­door pool with spa pool, sauna and steam room. It of­fers lux­u­ri­ous fa­cials, mas­sages, body treat­ments, bathing rit­u­als and fin­ish­ing treat­ments. Post treat­ment, Eriska’s guests are wel­come to con­tinue their spa jour­ney in the Re­lax­ation Room to slowly awaken and indulge in the views of Eriska. Ex­pe­ri­ence the Ra­sul Mud Cham­ber with finest min­eral muds to gen­tly steam, de-stress and detox the body, be­neath a twin­kling starry sky – the

Reflexology now avail­able at The Sta­bles Spa. En­joy a 1 hour treat­ment and 2 hours ac­cess to the Ther­mal Spa for only £50. Quote ‘May Spa’ to book.

ideal ther­apy be­fore a mas­sage or fa­cial. Along with ESPA’s pro­fes­sional prod­ucts the spa also uses ishga, a 100 per cent or­ganic Scot­tish prod­uct from The He­brides, us­ing in­gre­di­ents straight from the sea. Sea­weed is one of the lead­ing in­gre­di­ents which is known for its anti-oxidant and anti-ag­ing prop­er­ties. Host­ing an in­door sports hall, Eriska of­fers sports from ten­nis and bad­minton to foot­ball or ta­ble ten­nis. At £15 per hour it can be the ideal way to work up an ap­petite or of­fers an al­ter­na­tive on those wet Scot­tish days!

The Eriska Links Golf Course be­gan life in 1994 and has now evolved into a six-hole course. The ethos be­hind the course is for it to melt and im­merse into the landscape, the course nat­u­rally fol­lows the West Coast of the is­land mak­ing this a gem of a course. It has its quirky chal­lenges for the ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers but also a thrilling game for be­gin­ners, start­ing from £15 for a day pass, it also of­fers a peace­ful and scenic walk for the caddy. Along with the course, the is­land of­fers prac­tice fa­cil­i­ties and driv­ing range to hone and re­fine your game, fin­ish­ing in front of The Deck Restau­rant where you can en­joy a drink or meal with your tac­ti­cal talk. Reach­able by land or sea and only three miles from Ben­der­loch or 12 miles from Oban, once you set foot on The Isle of Eriska the sheer pu­rity of the air you breathe pro­motes re­lax­ation and an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence.

Day Spa pack­ages avail­able from £80.

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