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. Two dogs welcome (must be kept on lead - 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.