Glencoe Inn, part of the Scottish hospitality group Crerar Hotels, has achieved a five gold star AA rating for its self-catering accommodation, Island View House, making it the only five-star AA-rated self-catering business in Glencoe.

The luxurious cottage, which first opened its doors in the summer of 2021, received the gold, five-star self-catering status following a visit from judges this month. The five-bedroom accommodation sleeps up to ten guests and takes advantage of the best of both worlds as smaller groups can enjoy the privacy of the luxurious house with its lounge, fully equipped kitchen and outdoor hot tub and garden, with views of Loch Leven – while also enjoying the comfort of the facilities of the neighbouring Glencoe Inn, with lounges, restaurants and its Hidden Garden Spa area.

The prestigious rating awarded Island View House with an overall merit score of 92 per cent, while inspectors commented on the general aesthetics of the accommodation. They said: “Island View House is a very well-presented property with quality décor, flooring, fixtures and fittings. The public areas are very good with a well-appointed kitchen with quality appliances as well as fixtures. The hot tub as well as the garden seating and BBQ also add value.”

Scott Kennedy, General Manager of the Glencoe Inn, adds: “We are delighted to have received the top rating for Island View House. Whilst exploring the Highlands, the accommodation is the ideal place for family and friends looking for more space to enjoy their holiday in the heart of Glencoe. As well as giving guests multiple dining choices including dining in or takeaway, just like the inn, our self-catering accommodation also welcomes four-legged friends so the whole family can get away.”

Guests of Island View House can enjoy all the perks of a hotel stay, with crisp cotton bed linens, towels and toiletries from The Highland Soap Company, as well as Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine and a complimentary welcome basket featuring Tunnock’s treats, board games and books to help settle in. And, with the boutique Glencoe Inn just next door, holidaymakers can take a break from self-catering and enjoy the outstanding food on offer, with stone-fired pizzas from Red Shed Pizza, famous fish suppers from Fish & Chips Co., and some of the finest fresh Scottish produce from Steak & Lobster Bistro and the Gathering Bar & Grill.

Glencoe Inn offers classic loch view or mountain view bedrooms, a family bunk room, luxurious deluxe and feature rooms as well as the Glen Etive Apartment, which is a one-bedroom apartment featuring a private living area, bedroom with a king-sized bed, bathroom with large walk-in shower and self-contained kitchen, ensuring there is something to suit every traveller.

For more information on Crerar Hotels’ five-star rated Island View House, visit

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