Pier House Blog

Goodbye 2019

A clear & crisp start to the last day of the decade.We hope the festive period so far has been good for you. Here at Pier House we’re looking forward to the arrival of 2020…

Scenery & Sunsets

Living life in our Glencoe Bed and Breakfast :

Some phone snaps taken from around Glencoe and Ballachulish recently…

Sunset 7th Sept from the Old Pier just outside Pier House.

Sunset on 28th Sept from the Old Pier just outside Pier House.

Out on out local dog walk on the side of The Pap of Glencoe above the village. This is looking South through the West end of Glencoe and along Fionn Ghleann.
An t-Stron on the Left. Aonach Dudh à Ghlinne on the Right.

The West Face of Aoncah Dubh, Stob Coire nan Lochan, Stob Coire nam Beith and An t-Stròn.

In Gleann an Fhiodh South of Ballachulish.
The River Laroch

Gleann an Fhiodh, Sgorr Gleann a’ Choise. South of Ballachulish.


Otter on Loch Leven

On several occasions this week, our guests have been treated to the sight of an otter right outside the front door of Pier House. These are some photos from our archive, but as I type this, the otter is currently next to the old pier chasing a fish for its supper…

Otter on Loch Leven

Adventure is waiting for you…

See and Do in the Highlands :
There are all kinds of Adventures to be had in the Highlands; this is just one of them. OK we are biased as the first one we are sharing is sea kayaking 😉.
The west coast of Scotland is one of the best locations for Kayaking, world class infact, so why not book a trip with Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre, just 1 hours drive from Pier House, Glencoe.
It’s all just waiting for you to turn up.

 #discoveradventuren #discoverScotland.

Memories of Summer

Nights are becoming shorter in Glencoe and with the sun now rising above the local hills our thoughts are turning towards another great Summer. 
Here are some memories from last June; warm Summer days that seem to go on for ever, time out on Loch Leven and the magnificent scenery that we are so fortunate to live among.

We are now taking bookings for our Spring/Summer season. If you would like to stay with us in one of the best locations in the Highlands, “between the mountains and the sea”, please click on the “Book Now” button on our home page to check current availability.


A little bit of history about Pier House for you: We bought Pier House almost 3 years ago believing it to be built in the 1700’s, research and local information has revealed it was actually built in the 1600’s by the Dutch as a salt store for the herring industry. We are still researching this and if true, we believe this would make it the oldest inhabited property in Glencoe.

Pier House is our home and our business; we love living here.

Over the last 3 years we have been refurbishing and putting our mark on the property to make it our home and also a great place for tourists and guests to stay in this iconic destination. Here are a few before and after photo’s….