Attractive holiday home | Forest Cottage - Ardmaddy Castle, Ardmaddy Castle, near Oban
Living room | Forest Cottage, Ardmaddy Castle, nr. Oban
  • Bungalow
  • Ardmaddy Castle, near Oban
  • SRY

Forest Cottage

9.8

out of 10

  • 7

  • 3

  • 2

  • 3

Wifi
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
Forest Cottage is surrounded by a renowned area full of rich wildlife, from deers, otters and eagles.

"Stunning locations in breathtaking scenery..."

In a magnificent setting by the sea, Ardmaddy Castle sits in its own bay with unrivalled views over Seil Sound and the world famous local Slate Islands, designated one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. Graded ‘4 Star’ by the Scottish Tourist Board, these four cottages (SBZ, SRW and SRY) and Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) are set in secluded, peaceful locations around the estate and offer an ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the West Coast of Scotland.

The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and are a delight for gardening enthusiasts. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife with porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer, eagles and wealth of seabirds often seen. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are all available for guests to hire, and there is free fishing on Ardmaddy’s stocked hill loch. There is also a central games room with table tennis and a pool table, whilst Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) and The Stables (SBZ) have their own games room. Guests can also use the castle’s tennis court.
The bustling harbour town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ is only 12 miles away and has wonderful seafood restaurants, shops and bars. From Oban there are boat trips to the Inner Hebridean Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Colonsay and Tiree. For the outdoor enthusiast, local activities include horse riding, coasteering, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, diving and golf. Fort William and Glencoe are a short drive away offering very popular climbing and skiing. Explore beautiful gardens and ruined castles in an area rich in historical legacy or take a leisurely walk or cycle along one of the many forest tracks. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, the Sealife Centre and Inveraray Jail. Or relax and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty surrounding the cottages at Ardmaddy. Shops 12 miles, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.

Prepared to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, this spacious, single-storey cottage nestles just below the castle and overlooks a grazing field leading to Ardmaddy Bay. Entrance porch leading to shower room with toilet. Spacious modern kitchen/dining room. Comfortable, light sitting room with open fire. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom. Single bedroom with additional full sized pull-out single bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Large sun porch overlooking the sea.

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Full oil-fired central heating included
  • Fan and convector heaters
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • Freesat TV
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Drying cupboard
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed garden. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £150.

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Dishwasher
  • Food processor
  • Over 3,000 acres of grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Use of hard tennis court
  • Fly fishing
  • Shared games room with table tennis and pool table
  • Sailing, rowing and motor boats available for hire
  • Private water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Loch close by and drops within the extensive grounds. Visit Scotland 4 Star.

    Awards

    • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020

    Features

    Accessible Cottages

    Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Bungalow

    Coastal Within 1 Mile

    Cot Available

    Customers' Choice

    Dishwasher

    Enclosed garden or patio

    Games Room

    Garden or Patio

    Ground Floor Facilities

    Grouped Property

    Highchair Available

    Open Fire or Woodburner

    Parking - On Site

    Pets Allowed

    Shower Cubicle

    Washing Machine

    Wi-Fi

    Location

    Good to know

    Check in and check out times

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

    Pets

    • 3 pets allowed - charges apply

    Car parking

    • On-site

    What's included?

    • Wifi
    • Electricity
    • Bed linen

    Smoking

    • No smoking, please

    Overall holiday experience

    Based on 13 reviews

    9.8

    out of 10

    Value for money

    9.7

    Cleanliness

    9.8

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.4

    Location

    9.7

    Local amenities

    8.4

    Overall rating

    9.8

    Yvonne

    • Sawbridgeworth Herts

    • Family

    10

    out of 10

    We had tried twice before to get to Ardmaddy having first booked in April 2020 and then moving it to April 2021. Both cancelled due to covid. Finally in Oct22 we got here. And it was worth the wait. Despite not great weather we enjoyed our stay so much. The cottage is so well equipped it's like a home from home. Wifi isn't great and there is no mobile coverage but we managed and the cottage has a landline. The view from the cottage is simply amazing. The cottage itself is much more spacious than we expected. Beds are comfy and cottage lovely and warm. Loved the log fire! Great walks from here and it's a beautiful location to explore the area. A must is to eat at the T&T on Seil. Fabulous food. The handy convenience store there stocks the things you're most likely to run out of and much closer than Oban. Highly recommend.

    30 Oct 2022

    Irene

    • Annan

    • Family

    10

    out of 10

    Lovely cottage in peaceful location.

    23 Oct 2022

    Jess

    • Salisbury

    • Family

    10

    out of 10

    We had a lovely stay at Forest Cottage. It was booked on bit of a whim following the cancellation of another trip, so our expectations were well and truly blown out of the water when we arrived. The location was stunning. The cottage was equipped with everything we could have possibly needed and was very clean and comfortable. Despite the remote location, it is still well situated for days out and we enjoyed trips out most days, going as far as Inveraray or as near as Luing, however with the loch so nearby and all the wildlife on show, we could have gladly spent the whole week staying within the estate. Would definitely recommend Forest Cottage, or the Ardmaddy Estate in general as a place to stay.

    20 Sep 2022

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