• Wellpark History

    Wellpark-Hotel-2013-GradedThe house was built in 1861 when the local doctor was to build ‘a good and substantial home’ with the intention of using it as a hydropathical centre and to ‘erect baths and other buildings required for such an establishment’. The emphasis was on light spacious rooms, fresh air and sea views. All the elements considered necessary by wealthy Victorians conducive to good health. Hence: Well Park. The house consisted of an elegant dining room, delightful sitting room, butler’s pantry, scullery, four bedrooms, a bathroom and maids quarters. Various outbuildings included gardeners workshop, conservatory, wine store, coal and wood stores and above, a large games room.

    In the early 1900’s a substantial wing was added to include a stylish, beautifully proportioned Edwardian drawing room, two extremely large bedrooms and a superb bathroom.
    The elegant house known now as Wellpark provides comfortable accommodation in large stylish rooms, which retain many original features, with a warm welcoming atmosphere. Public rooms are very spacious and take in the magnificent sea views from huge windows making the most of this truly wonderful, tranquil location.

  • Wellpark Features

    Wardroom-Rest-A_webAll meals are taken in the original elegant dining room overlooking the Kyles and Isle of Bute. With the ornate cornicing, beautiful ceiling rose and superb Victorian fireplace, which when chilly outside provides a warming log fire complementing the cast iron radiators, a more welcoming restaurant is hard to imagine.

    Quarterdeck-BarEnjoy excellent local beers from the Loch Fyne Brewery, a wide selection of wines from around the world and of course superb single malts specially selected from a wide range of Scottish distilleries. Relax in the comfortable leather chesterfields in front of a cosy log fire whilst enjoying the magnificent views over the Kyles to Bute and beyond.

    Lounge-1At the end of the hallway is the superb lounge. A large room with triple aspect windows, including a huge bay overlooking the Kyles and Isle of Bute, Edwardian fireplace, baby grand piano, comfortable sofas and a window seat, this is the ideal room to take tea and coffee, enjoy a pre-dinner drink, enjoy the amazing views taking advantage of the telescope provided, or simply relax.

  • Wellpark 2015

    Wellpark Hotel owners, Anne and Colin Slinger, first visited Wellpark in late 2009. Having decided to re-locate to Scotland’s West Coast and having looked at many hotels it was love at first sight with both the area and the house. It was immediately obvious that the house and location were ideally suited to a small quality hotel. Upon discovering that for many years, until the mid 1980’s, Wellpark had operated as a hotel, Anne and Colin were determined to acquire the property and realise their vision. They were lucky enough to move into Wellpark in early 2010.

    All the day to day operations are overseen by Anne. Since first working in the hotel and restaurant business in 1973 and with many years in the travel and tourism industry having travelled extensively both for business and pleasure, it was always her dream to run the sort of hotel she and Colin would enjoy, with the emphasis on traditional quality hospitality, good freshly cooked, locally sourced produce and personal service. Add to this the perfect location and we hope our guests will love Wellpark as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you.