Exterior | Drumalban, Ardfern, near Lochgilphead
Outdoor eating area | Drumalban, Ardfern, near Lochgilphead
  • Cottage
  • Ardfern, near Lochgilphead
  • UK31380



out of 10

  • 12

  • 4

  • 3

  • 2

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Enjoying spectacular views above Loch Craignish, in the heart of Argyll, this spacious home in beautiful grounds offers a close to nature family holiday.

Ground Floor:
2 steps to entrance.
Entrance hall/boot room: With storage for boots and coats.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With open fire, 49" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and record player with a selection of records and DVDs, selection of books and board games and a piano.
2 steps up to...
Dining area: With wooden floor and patio doors to the garden.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge, diswasher and coffee machine.
Utility room: With microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First Floor:
Galleried landing: With selection of books and board games.
Bedroom 3: With super kingsize bed, single bed and wooden floor.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds, 3 single beds, 42" Freeview TV and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included. Cot, travel cot (both available on request), highchair and 2 stairgates. Welcome pack.

Enclosed 5-acre grounds with lawned area, sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike/equipment store with freezer and outdoor games. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are slopes in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £100 payable one week prior to arrival (electricity usage is deducted from this).

Stunning views of the sea loch and a large private garden make this four bedroomed property an ideal location for both relaxing and active land or water-based holidays. Built in 1999 and constantly upgraded, the open plan living room, dining room and well equipped kitchen provide a convivial setting, whether breakfasting outside on the south-facing terrace or snuggling up to the open fire. It’s a really sociable space, ideal for larger families or groups of friends, with large windows facing south over Loch Craignish.
The four bedrooms offer flexible arrangements to suit larger families and the additional gallery upstairs gives another space to relax with a great view. Fully equipped both for cooking and entertaining, there are two flatscreen TVs, one internet-enabled, a DVD player, a good stereo system (with turntable), free Wi-Fi, a selection of books, CDs, DVDs, board games and also a Blütner piano. Outside the views over the loch are outstanding and unspoilt. With a large terrace with picnic benches, a barbecue and sports equipment. A short walk to the village, it has the complete seclusion of the fenced 5-acre grounds. The gardens are rough Highland lawns with woods which, in early summer look fantastic.
The shores of Loch Craignish are only a short stroll from Drumalban, with peaceful sheltered waters of the lagoon. In the village, is the Galley of Lorne hotel which houses the village pub and restaurant, there is also an excellent café opposite, a well-stocked village shop and marina chandlery. There is also riding, sailing, canoeing, fresh water and sea fishing as well as walks and boat excursions.
Within 7 miles of Ardfern is the renowned Kilmartin Glen and its pre-historic sites, including castles, standing stones, burial cairns, hill forts and Kilmartin Museum. Next door is the Moine Mhor, a lowland raised bog of international importance, with the ancient hill fort of Dunadd just a short distance further towards Lochgilphead. Wildlife includes birds of prey, beavers, red squirrels, deer, seals, otters and pine martens. Fresh seafood abounds in the many eating places scattered around. A 16-mile drive takes you to Lochgilphead, which has specialist shops and restaurants, a swimming pool, golf course and sports centre. Offering a great day out are the towns of Oban, the Gateway to the Isles to the north, Inveraray, the capital of Argyll to the east and Campbeltown to the far south on the Kintyre Peninsula. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2022


Baby and Toddler Friendly


Coastal Within 1 Mile

Cot Available

Customers' Choice

Cycle Store

Detached Property


Fishing Nearby

Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Horse Riding nearby

Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pub Within 1 Mile


Sea View

Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks

Welcome Pack



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 17:00
  • Depart before 09:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 16 reviews


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  • Family


out of 10

We had a fantastic holiday at Drumalban the cottage and the location are just great. The view is beautiful and the garden is perfect especially for dogs. We saw both deer and red squirrels in the garden and it was so peaceful. Would definitely recommend a visit.

21 Aug 2022


  • Arbroath

  • Family


out of 10

A wonderful house with spectacular views and large interesting garden. The bar, shop and cafe are only a short walk away and the shops was well stocked so we bought all we needed locally. We had a young child with us and there were lots of great toys and things to interest him. We found a good spot with some sand and swimming place at Crinan Ferry 25 minutes away and went on a boat trip that left from the marina just along from the village. The weather wasn't great but we enjoyed making cosy fires in the living room.

10 Jul 2022


  • Scarborough


out of 10

What a fabulous setting. We would return just for that as would anyone. We arrived at 5pm after a long journey. It was cold damp and raining. The owner/caretaker was just leaving. On entering the house we were disappointed at how cold it was. If a fire was lit and it was made to feel warm, welcoming with a hospitable welcome we would have been much happier. Unfortunately we were further disappointed at how dirty things were. The downstairs bathroom and upstairs sink hadn’t been cleaned. The kitchen utensils were dirty. We spent 3 hours cleaning before unpacking. The kitchen is full of clutter. There is out of date food. Rusty utensils. The baking trays and frying pans are not fit to use. The toaster only worked on one side. One of the hob rings didn’t work correctly and the oven didn’t get to temperature unless it was on full. Once we had cleaned and made space for our things we felt much happier. We then thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Drumalban. The house is beautiful. The peace and quite and listening to the bird song is soothing. We couldn’t get enough of the views. The gardens are beautiful and great to explore. It is safe and fun for children and our 2 large dogs. The bedding is beautiful. There are games to play. Loads of information on the area. We walked across the peninsula to the other side. Through the forest to the beautiful views over the islands. 8 miles around. We would definitely return. If, after pointing out some faults, the owners would let us. It wouldn’t take much to sort out the above issues.

6 May 2022

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