Ardchonnel House, Loch Awe, Nr Inveraray, Argyll
Ardchonnel House is a very comfortable house sitting in a hill farm estate of some 1500 hectares with magnificent views overlooking Loch Awe, Scotland's longest freshwater loch. The house is situated above the island of Inchconnel home to Inchconnel Castle, the 12th century seat of Clan Campbell.
Sometimes known as the 'Jewel of Argyll', Loch Awe stretches over some stunning countryside from the North Argyll Glens to the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada in the south. It is steeped in history and has 5 ruined castles including Inchconnel and Kilchurn. Ardchonnel is also within easy reach of Kilmartin Glen, famous for its architectural heritage of Neolithic cairns, its fascinating museum and the Dunadd fortress where early Scottish kings were crowned. Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail are nearby attractions and provide wonderful days out. For those interested in natural heritage, Crarae Gardens and Arduaine Gardens (both National Trust for Scotland) are well worth visiting.
The surrounding area provides great opportunities for a wide range of outdoor pursuits not least hill walking, climbing and cycling. Riding stables are nearby at Dalhenna, Inveraray and Ardfern. There is plenty of scope for the keen fisherman. Brown trout and rainbow trout fishing can be had in Loch Awe; it is famous for large ferox, holding the British record of some 32lb in weight and occasional salmon are also caught. Boats can easily be hired, the nearest being only 1 mile from Ardchonnel. Pike and perch are numerous in certain bays and provide excellent coarse fishing.
For those wishing to explore a little further a field, Ardchonnel is only 38 miles from Oban, gateway to the Inner Hebrides. This is a marvellous place for a family holiday or weekend get-together.
- Sleeps - 9/11
- Bedrooms - 6
(2 double, 1 twin with cot,
3 single, double sofabed in playroom)
- Bathrooms - 5 (one downstairs)
- Play room with sofa bed on the ground floor
- Gas AGA
- Washing machine/dryer
- Sky TV/DVD/stereo
- Log fire
- Gas central heating
- Garden furniture
- Cot and high chair available
- Pets welcome under control
(due to livestock)
- Inveraray 19 miles, Oban 38 miles
- Glasgow Airport 74 miles
- Portsonachan Country Club 7 miles
- Ardbrecknish pub and restaurant 8 miles
- Lots of golf courses within 25 miles
- Fishing and boat hire
- Walking, riding, bird watching and climbing
- Gardens - Crarae, Arduaine
- Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail
- Kilmartin - 15 miles
- Oban - ferries to the Isles
Ardchonnel House is a very comfortable and spacious property. On the ground floor is a large, very light sitting room connected by double doors to the dining room which easily sits 12 round the table. The dining room is in turn connected to the kitchen which is beautifully tiled with a gas fired Aga and all mod cons. There is a utility room with washer and drier. Also on the ground floor is the playroom with a double sofabed allowing it to be used as a bedroom if required. Next to the playroom is a downstairs bathroom with sink, WC and a large bath.
Upstairs, the master double bedroom has an ensuite tiled bathroom and power shower with a dressing room with single bed and beautiful views over Loch Awe. The library area contains bookshelves and a writing desk below a large velux window. There are two adjoining single rooms, one with an additional pull out bed and bathroom ensuite. Also on the first floor is a large twin bedroom with adjacent bathroom. At the end of the passage is a double bedroom with adjacent bathroom leading into a stone and glass built conservatory with views to the loch and over the burn. Additional space is provided with a linen cupboard, storage room and towel cupboard.
The house is very light with large windows and it is insulated to Scandinavian standards.
Coming from Glasgow, travel to Inveraray on A83 and turn right under arch towards Oban on A819. After 7 miles turn left down B840 for Portsonachan/Ford. Ardchonnel is 10 miles down this single track road.
Coming from Edinburgh, come via Callander and Lochearnhead to Tyndrum on A85. Fork left for Oban. 1 mile after Dalmally turn left for Inveraray; after 5 miles turn right down B840 for 10 miles to Ardchonnel.
The price includes gas for the Aga and central heating. Logs for the open fire in the sitting room are available in the garage. All linen is provided.
Pets are welcome but must be kept under strict control due to livestock. There are two outdoor kennels with heating and a run attached to the house which guests are welcome to use.
Cost and availability:
Ardchonnel House is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is usually Sunday. Check out by 10am, check in at 4pm. Weekend and short breaks are welcome.
To book this very comfortable and large self-catering house with views over Loch Awe, click the enquiry button below to see availability and rental prices.
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Ardchonnel House, By Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1BW Scotland