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Ard Daraich Garden Studio
Ardgour, Fort William, Highland

 

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With distant views of Ben Nevis, opposite Glen Coe, on the shores of Loch Linnhe and at the entrance to Glen Gour, Ard Daraich is well placed to enjoy all that’s good about the Western Highlands. What was once the garage of Constance Spry and then the potting shed for Ard Daraich Hill Garden and Nursery is now a self-catering Garden Studio for all those keen to enjoy this part of the world. Set within the seven acre hill garden started by “Connie” and now with a well known collection of Rhododendrons, the Garden Studio offers comfortable self catering accommodation for two within easy reach of several Corbetts and only a short walk to a sandy beach.

This is one of the most unspoilt areas of the West Coast of Scotland, the mountains are so close you can almost touch them, and the sea is but a stone's throw away. The property is very near Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK, with climbing, sailing, skiing, hill walking, cycling, white water rafting to name but a few of the activities on offer. It is also within easy reach of the Isle of Mull, Glenfinnan, and Glencoe, all of tremendous historical interest and well worth visiting.

The sky is big here and the tranquility mesmerising.

  • Sleeps - 2
  • Bedrooms - open plan bedroom with a king sized bed
  • Bathrooms - 1 ensuite
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine with drying room for outdoor gear and washing
  • Wood burning stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • TV/video/DVD/stereo
  • Eco friendly
  • French doors onto garden terrace
  • Small self contained garden
  • Pets by special arrangement only for a fee
  • Fort William - 10 miles
  • Glasgow Airport - 2.5 hours
  • Fort William station - 10 miles
  • Several good restaurants within 20 miles
  • Hill walking and climbing
  • Cycling, Skiing, Golf
  • Fly Fishing and Sea Angling
  • Whale watching, Bird watching, Horse riding
  • White water rafting, sailing, boat trips to see wildlife


Other attractions include beaches, hill walks (several Corbetts), fishing, stalking, Ben Nevis and the Nevis range, Glen Coe and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.

Accommodation:
Ard Daraich Garden Studio offers stylish and comfortable accommodation for two.

The living space is open plan with a fitted kitchen and integrated appliances at one end with a woodburner and sofa at the other. Two French doors open onto a small self contained garden with terrace looking towards the River Gour and on to Ben Nevis.

Upstairs, which is open plan with below: there is a king size bed with ensuite bathroom - supplies of hot water are endless.

The Garden Studio has been converted to a high standard of eco friendliness. Underfloor heating is boosted by a woodburner with logs from the garden. There is passive ventilation and thick insulation whist inside there is a drying room with an extra radiator to get those outdoor clothes dry after bad weather. This is a cosy cottage in an extremely beautiful part of Scotland.

Guests to the Garden Studio are welcome to use the large hill garden surrounding the house and to enjoy the interesting plants collected from the temperate world and given to the Maclarens, both father and sons!

Directions:
8 miles south of Fort William on the A82 is the Corran Ferry. Cross the Corran Ferry which takes 5 mins. Turn left onto A861 for 2 miles. Cross the River Gour then take the first turning on the right. Ard Daraich is the first house on the left, there is a sign on the main road.

What's included:
Heating and logs for the woodburner are included, bedlinen is provided.

Pets by special arrangement, there is a £20 charge per week.

Free range eggs from the owners' own flock of rare breed hens - home grown salads and herbs may be available to buy during the season, along with homemade preserves inspired by Constance Spry.

Cost and availability.
Change over day is Sunday, arrive after 3pm and depart before 10.30am

Short breaks are available out of season, please ask.

To book this cosy and special self catering garden studio on the shores of Loch Linnhe, click the enquiry button below and see the availability and prices.

Ard Daraich Garden Studio, Ardgour, Fort William, Highland, PH33 7AB Scotland

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