Exterior | The Stables, Ardmaddy Castle, nr. Oban
Exterior | The Stables, Ardmaddy Castle, nr. Oban
  • Cottage
  • Ardmaddy Castle, near Oban
  • SBZ

The Stables

8.4

out of 10

  • 9

  • 4

  • 2

  • 3

Wifi
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

In a magnificent setting by the sea, The Stables sits in its own bay with unrivalled views.

"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.

This immaculate and sensitive conversion of the former stables overlooks Ardmaddy Bay and is furnished to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard. Modern and comfortable, it still retains much of its traditional character and warmth. The accommodation is all on one floor. Two steps into the entrance hall which leads to a spacious, open-plan living area. The modern, comprehensively equipped kitchen with ceramic cooker leads through the dining area into the sitting room. Here there is an open fire and patio doors overlooking the sea. Four bedrooms; one double with 5ft bed, two twin and one bunk with full-size bunks and additional Z-bed (for +1). All are tastefully furnished and have fitted cupboards. Bathroom with toilet and handrails. Shower room with toilet. Drying cupboard. Upstairs the former granary forms The Stables’ own games room with a small snooker table and table tennis. There is also a small sitting area.

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Full oil-fired central heating included
  • Fan and convector heaters
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • Freeview TV
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer (in games room)
  • Drying cupboard
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed garden
  • Games room with table tennis and small snooker table
  • Please note: There are steps and a steep bank in the garden. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £250.

  • 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 2018

Features

Accessible Cottages

Barbecue

Celebration Houses

Coastal Within 1 Mile

Cot Available

Detached Property

Dishwasher

Enclosed garden or patio

Games Room

Garden or Patio

Ground Floor Facilities

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Horse Riding nearby

Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks

Wi-Fi

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 3 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 8 reviews

8.4

out of 10

Value for money

7.4

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort and Equipment

8.1

Location

9.8

Local amenities

7.8

Overall rating

8.4

Jacqui

  • Lincolnshire

  • Family

10

out of 10

The directions were spot on. On arrival with our dogs we were met by a herd of very friendly bullocks and sheep. It was getting on for dark so we didn't see the stunning views until morning. There was plenty to do in the surrounding areas and at Armaddy itself. Fishing, walking, cycling , sight seeing. It was a beautiful place to stay. The cottage itself was roomy and clean and had everything neccessary. There is a games room attached for rainy days of which we didn't have any.

12 Sep 2022

Caroline

  • Flintshire Wales

  • Family

9

out of 10

Wonderful vacation, very close to Oban for day trips / distilleries, fab local walks. Cottage well equipped and great games room. Zero Vodafone reception (which was a blessing for us), let us totally chill and relax. Would definitely book again.

12 Jul 2022

Paul

  • Lincoln

  • Group

10

out of 10

A fabulous well equipped house in a stunning location.

24 Apr 2022

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