Pier House Blog

Snow!

Of course we regularly get snow around Glencoe ; it often lies on the hills from November until May, but we often escape down here at sea level. We usually get a week or two of snow on the ground each Winter. This last weekend has been fun and there have been lots of fantastic photos on social media. Sunday was quite amazing as an extensive piece of sea ice formed on Loch Leven. As is often the case in our maritime climate, there’s been a thaw overnight with much melting, but plenty still remains with temperatures hovering around freezing all of this week. Some snaps from the last couple of days….

Pier House Glencoe : Winter snowfall on our driveway looking East towards The Pap of Glencoe.
Pier House Glencoe : Winter snowfall on our driveway looking East towards The Pap of Glencoe.
A winter's evening at Pier House Glencoe
A winter’s evening at Pier House Glencoe
A winter's evening walk in Glencoe village.
A winter’s evening walk in Glencoe village.

Archive Photos #1

It’s fair to say that November weather in #Glencoe is not always the best, being particularly wet & grim recently. It was so dark this morning that the light sensitive security light came on at 10am!
There’s still no place we’d rather be; looking through some old photos this evening we thought we’d share a random selection with you of our world class scenery in it’s different moods…

Glencoe: The Three Sisters. February 2018.
Beinn Fhada, Gearr Aonach & Aonach Dubh.
Sunset on Loch Leven. June 2016.
From the Old Pier across Glencoe Boat Club to Ardgour.
Pier House Glencoe. May 2018.
“Where Mountains Meet the Sea”.
The Lost Valley. July 2017.
Coire Gabhail from Stob Coire Sgreamhach.

Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

We are delighted today to have received TripAdvisor’s “Travellers’ Choice” award for 2020 and exceptionally proud to be in the top 10% globally on trip advisor.
Many thanks to all our lovely guests that have taken time to leave us with great reviews.

New Life

We spotted this female Red-breasted Merganser on Loch Leven, just outside Pier House, earlier today with her clutch of 10 chicks…

Red-breasted Merganser on Loch Leven with clutch of 10 chicks.
Red-breasted Merganser on Loch Leven with clutch of 10 chicks.

The road home…

Andy was out walking the dogs this morning above the village and, knowing that the glen would look stunning with the recent snowfall, he decided to make a little diversion…. 😀

Our road home....
The A82 across Rannoch Moor and Buachaille Etive Mòr
Our road home….
The A82 across Rannoch Moor and Buachaille Etive Mòr
Blackrock Cottage – Ladies Scottish Climbing Club
The view of the Western end of Glencoe from above the village.
Aonach Eagach, the mainlands most precipitous ridge, from Loch Achtriochtan
Glencoe’s three sisters…
(L-R) Beinn Fhada, Geàrr Aonach, Aonach Dubh.
Lagangarbh cottage – Scottish Mountaineering Club
Buchaille Etive Mòr

Our local wildlife

Love nature? Love wildlife? Did you know that Pier House is the only B&B in Glencoe uniquely located right on the shore of Loch Leven? All of these photos have been taken from just outside our front door. We can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to watch otters playing while you eat breakfast; but plenty of previous guests have!