Ann started in July 2020, just after the first lock down. She has lived in the small village of Crinan for about 3 years now, although this year was her first full Scottish winter – She feels like a true local now!
Ann spent the majority of her 20’s in search of sunnier climes, working in hospitality in Spain, and then later Australia. She also did some winter stints in the Alps in Austria and Switzerland. In the summer of 2018, she took on a 3-month seasonal job here in Argyll, to get some savings for travelling through Asia that winter. She ended up really liking the place, came back the following season and has been here ever since which was so lucky for us at the hotel. Ann’s hospitality experience really shines through – she is always looking for ways we can improve our service and procedures behind the scenes and brings a great deal of professionalism to the post.
Ann loves to travel, so one of her favourite things about her job is chatting to our guests about where they’ve been or plan to go next, here in Scotland or further afield. She says its great hearing the travel stories, recommendations and often hilarious experiences. She finds it really inspiring, and always make metal notes of places she myself would like to visit.
Anne’s Local recommendation:
If you enjoy a drive, you really must head south to Tarbet and down the Kintyre peninsular. It’s got to be one of the most incredible sea-side drives in Scotland, and is somehow still pretty undiscovered. Cruising along the shore, looking out to Jura, Islay and Ireland in the distance, past the sandy beaches and unexpected surfers on Westport beach, it almost makes you feel like you’re no longer in Scotland and somewhere more like California! Kintyre definitely has a micro-climate that always seems to be a little bit sunnier than up here, but even on a rainy day this is a great one to do, and you’ll love the moody skies from the comfort of your car.