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Lochgilphead

The picturesque coastal town of Lochgilphead, located in the heart of Argyll and Bute, occupies a lovely loch-side location and provides an excellent base for exploring this beautiful corner of the region.

Sitting on the shores of Loch Gilp, which itself sits at the head of the magnificent Loch Fyne, Lochgilphead is a town of great character. First built in the 18th century, Lochgilphead town centre has a fine array of shops, many of which are located within whitewashed stone buildings that typify the town. History lovers will find plenty to occupy themselves within the town and the surrounding area, including Carnassarie Castle. This impressive monument is just a short, 15 minute drive away and boasts some excellent views. Meanwhile, the Kilmartin Museum offers fascinating insights into the ancient history of this area of Scotland.

Approximately 25 miles from Lochgilphead lies one of the most must-see attractions in western Scotland; Inveraray Castle. The ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, this magnificent building on the shores of Loch Fyne is full of historic treasures and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. A secluded woodland walk is also nearby and visitors will find tearooms and an excellent gift shop, making Inveraray Castle a great day out for all the family.

If you would like to experience the friendly welcome and rich history of this delightful Scottish town, search for holiday cottages in Lochgilphead today.
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  • Harbour House

    Crinan, Lochgilphead

    Grade
    8
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: UEJ

    With magnificent views across the Sound of Jura, Scarba and Mull, this listed building, dating from 1815, stands at the water’s edge in a sheltered peaceful bay known as Crinan Harbour. Attached to the owner’s home, it retains many original features, to provide very comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation on three floors. Perfect for family holidays, the house boasts an established garden with a sitting-out area overlooking the bay.
    Fascinating walks from the house allow visitors the opportunity to explore this area of great natural beauty and to observe the abundant local wildlife, including small red deer, owls, otters and seals. Harbour House is also ideally situated for all forms of boating, sailing, canoeing and diving, and there is a small slipway in front of the house for those wishing to bring their own boats. The famous Crinan Canal flows into the sea just around the corner, and offers quayside coffee shop and bar. There are several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel.
    From Crinan, a walk or cycle ride along the canal towpath leads to Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig (7 miles), and Lochgilphead (7 miles) where there is a variety of shops, restaurants, a sports centre, swimming pool, and 9-hole golf course. Kilmory Woodland Park boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide and lochside views, and Castle Riding Centre runs highly enjoyable riding courses as well as renting out bicycles and golf equipment.
    There are many places of interest to visit, including the prehistoric linear cemetery at Kilmartin Glen. Island trips to Mull, Iona and Staffa can be made from Oban (30 miles). Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Sea fishing can be arranged and there is fly fishing within 3 miles. Boat trips and riding are also available locally. Shop 7 miles.

    Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen/breakfast room. First floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars only), additional parking 75 yards foc
    • No smoking
    • NB: Drop in terraced garden

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  • Corlach

    Barbreck, near Lochgilphead

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC722

    Standing in an elevated position with magnificent views across Loch Craignish and beyond towards the Sound of Jura and The Paps, Corlach is a stunning and contemporary detached holiday home with patio doors opening to east and west patios for morning and evening sunshine, and also leading to the gardens. The busy village of Ardfern is close by, with its range of local amenities, including a village store, a café, a pub and an impressive yacht centre.

    Nearby, Oban offers a more extensive range of services, with good shopping, a leisure centre and a selection of seafood restaurants. From Oban there are plenty of ferries to the Inner Hebrides, including the isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa.

    Much to the delight of history enthusiasts, the area is steeped in a rich heritage. Archaeological remains are in abundance here - Kilmartin Glen has at least 350 ancient relics, 150 of which are prehistoric. Explore the Crinan Canal, Knapdale National Scenic Area, or head to Kintyre Peninsula, with its white sandy beaches and rugged coastline. Wildlife lovers won’t be disappointed either, as the region is a hotspot for porpoise, dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks. Bird-watching highlights include sea eagles, golden eagles and puffins, whilst otters, seals and deer can be seen along the shore.

    There are plenty of walks and outdoor activities nearby, including horse riding, fishing on a nearby hill loch, cycling, golf and a variety of water sports to name but a few. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, rugged glens and sea lochs, this is truly an ideal base for touring the west coast of Scotland or simply to relax and take in the view. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, wooden floor and patio doors leading to patios and gardens.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Separate toilet.
    Open-tread stairs to...
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and patio doors leading to patio.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom 1: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Open-tread stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Living room 2: Galleried.
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and patio doors leading to balcony.
    Bedroom 4: With double bed.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
    Bathroom 2: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Underfloor ground source central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Garage with table tennis. Large, lawned garden with patio, 2 terraces, garden furniture and barbecue. 3-acre natural and landscaped grounds with woodland. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There are 12 steps to the property from the rear. There are steps, terraces and an unfenced pond in the garden, 20 yards away. The garden can be accessed via a bridge from the balcony. There are sloping banks in the grounds.

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  • Finchairn Farmhouse

    Ford, nr. Kilmartin

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    4
    Ref: SXXZ

    This holiday property is situated in a stunning, private, elevated position looking over Loch Awe and the ruins of Finchairn Castle. It has a square enclosed courtyard to the back of the property and a large garden to the front which is bordered by a dry stone wall with far reaching views across the loch. This detached, multi-storey farmhouse is located on Ederline Estate, a family-owned working hill farm, covering around 13000 acres of stunning scenery. The estate is made up of woodland, far reaching moors, 22 lochs; all with wild brown trout which guests are welcome to fish with a fly (£10 per day), and on Loch Ederline guests can fish for pike, perch and roach. Wildlife in the area is legendary, with red and roe deer, pine martens, foxes and red squirrels often seen. The famous Scottish wildcat and otter are also common but not seen as regularly. Golden eagle, osprey, peregrines, black and red throated divers and many other rare species all nest on the estate. The area is rich in history and archaeological sites, with the main concentration in the Kilmartin Glen only a short distance away. On the estate itself there are two ancient chapels and a castle to be explored. Activities include kayaking (£10 per half day, £15 per full day), local pony trekking, and in season, stalking can be arranged. The numerous forest trails and Crinan Canal tow paths are ideal for walking and cycling. Short ferry crossings to Islay, Gigha, Mull and Arran are easily made, or the Kintyre Peninsula offers white sandy beaches and some of the best golf courses in Scotland. There are an abundance of good restaurants in easy motoring distance of Ederline Estate which cater for all tastes with some excellent sea food. Shop and pub 5 miles.

    Living room with wooden floor and wood-burning stove. Dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility. Games room with wood-burning stove. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip & link bed, wooden floor and en-suite walk-in shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and wooden floor. Two twin bedrooms, each with zip & link beds; one with wooden floor. Bathroom with separate walk-in shower cubicle and toilet. Walk-in shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Two freesat smart TVs
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • ¾-acre lawned front garden with furniture
    • Rear enclosed courtyard
    • Shared 13000-acre landscaped grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge, to be kept on a lead - sheep country
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lochs, streams and burn in grounds

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  • Auchinellen House

    Ford, nr. Oban

    Grade
    13
    7
    3
    2
    Ref: W8036

    Overlooking Loch Ederline

    Enjoying an elevated position with magnificent views and overlooking Loch Ederline, this detached Victorian house is ideal holiday accommodation for family holidays. This spacious and pleasantly furnished property is situated in 20 acres of gardens and wooded grounds and is part of a 900 acre estate. It is one mile from the village of Ford, at the south western end of Loch Awe in the Kilmartin Glen which is rich in historical and archaeological sites and has some excellent restaurants. Explore the ruins of Carnassarie Castle, or fish in Loch Awe. Oban is the ferry terminal for day trips to Mull, Coll and Tiree or travel south towards Lochgilphead. Stabling for one horse available on request depending on availability. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Library. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 3 double, 3 twin (one can form double bed), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in library included. Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. NB: Stream on estate ground.

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  • Castle Lachlan

    Strathlachan

    Grade
    15
    7
    2
    4
    Ref: CC523060
    Castle Lachlan is a beautiful Scottish baronial house set within the Strathlachlan Estate, which has 1500 acres of land and provides a stunning view down to Loch Fyne and Lachlan Bay.  The Castle is the home of the Clan MacLachlan and the owner, Euan MacLachlan is the 25th Clan Chief. The ruins of Old Castle Lachlan can still be found on the shore of Loch Fyne. It was the Clan home until bombarded from the sea in 1746 by an English warship following the defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden. This was retribution against the MacLachlans for joining the unsuccessful rebellion.  Lachlan MacLachlan, the Chief, ADC to Bonnie Prince Charlie, was killed in the battle.  The New Castle started life as a Queen Anne style house at the end of the 18th century.  Then at the end of the 19th century the Scottish baronial transformation was undertaken. It has now been cleverly divided so that the grander southwest facing front is now available for self-catering holidays.  The accommodation is spread over four floors with the kitchen, playroom and shower room on the ground floor.  The first floor has the main living area with drawing room, dining room leading to a billiard room with full sized table; all first-floor rooms have the benefit of a sea view.  The second floor has four bedrooms, all except one have a sea view; the master bedroom has an en-suite and dressing room.  The third attic floor has the remaining three bedrooms, with a single bedroom positioned within the Tower.  The Estate is mainly sheep farming with some woodland.  There are three miles of coastline, nearly all of which is only accessible on foot.  Many different levels of walks are available locally from gentle strolls to more adventurous trails.  The gardens have a tennis court which is available for use by guests.  Seasonal sporting activities are available locally, booking essential.  Clay pigeon shooting and quad bike safaris can also be arranged. The family also owns the Inver Cottage Restaurant which is only a 15 minute walk away providing food throughout the day and evening. A village shop and petrol station can be found in Strachur, only 6 miles away.  Strathlachlan is a great location to explore.

    Ground Floor: The property is heated by oil and wood and comprises:
    Kitchen: With electric four ovens Aga, gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, dishwasher, breakfasting area and large larder room leading from the kitchen
    Utility/drying room: With washing machine and tumble dryer
    Playroom: With TV, DVD, video, sofa bed (for +2) and a selection of games
    Shower room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Stone staircase (please take care!) leads up to first floor

    First Floor: Main entrance: with sweeping staircase to front door.
    Main hallway: with wood paneling, open fire and grand staircase to second floor.
    Drawing room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire, TV with full Sky package, DVD, Steinway grand piano and hi-fi.
    Dining room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire with large wooden table and chairs.
    Billiard room: with full sized billiard table.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1 (Red room): with two single beds and garden view.
    Bedroom 2 (Blue room): with double bed and sea view
    Bedroom 3 (Rose room): master bedroom with double bed,  en-suite with bath, WC and basin, large walk-in dressing room and sea view.
    Bedroom 4 (Green room): with double bed and sea view.
    Bathroom: with bath with shower over, WC and basin and shaving point.

    Third Floor: Bedroom 5 (Tower room): with single bed and sea view.
    Bedroom 6 (Attic 1): with two single beds, coombed ceiling and sea view.
    Bedroom 7 (Attic 2) with double bed, coombed ceililng and sea view.
    Bathroom: with bath, WC and basin and heated towel rail.

    All fuel and power are included. Wood for fires also included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot & highchair available. Telephone (honesty box) & wireless broadband internet.  Additional 2 camp beds available (sleep a further +2)Off road parking for 10 cars. Outdoor seating & BBQ (coals not included). En Tout Cas tennis court with balls & rackets available for use. Private front grassy garden and access to 1500 acres of estate grounds. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on leads at all times (working farm). Cook and daily housekeeping available by arrangement. Licenced for civil weddings – small parties within house or larger weddings outside in marquee; weddings can be fully organised if required; catering, firework display also available by arrangement and all subject to additional charges.

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