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South Lodge, Ederline, Lochgilphead, Argyll


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South Lodge is nestled into the side of Spring Wood looking out towards Ederline House and Loch Ederline beyond. It is over 200 years old and as the name suggests is the southern entrance to the estate which is now rarely used. Ederline Estate is a working hill farm set in stunning West Coast scenery with wonderful views down over Loch Awe. The estate offers excellent fishing with over 18 hill lochs with wild brown trout and also a loch stocked with rainbow trout. Boats and canoes can be hired on Loch Ederline which has fantastic opportunities for pike and perch fishing. Nearby Loch Awe which is one of the longest freshwater lochs in Scotland is also well known for pike, perch and trout.

From here it is possible to explore and enjoy the wonderful Argyll coast and the islands beyond. There are regular ferries from Oban, Tayinloan, Kennacraig and Claonaig which are all under an hour's drive. It is also possible to arrange private boat trips for fishing or sightseeing with the Correyvrecken whirlpool a major attraction.

The warm Gulf Stream conditions allow some wonderful gardens to thrive in the area and many are open to the public; Arduaine, Stonefield Castle, Duntrune Castle, Crarae, and Achmore gardens on the Isle of Gigha. This is also an area steeped in historical interest with many important archaeological sites. Kilmartin Glen has a serious concentration of ancient monuments many of which are prehistoric and include burial cairns, rock carvings and standing stones. The village of Kilmartin has an excellent museum and interpretative centre and is well worth a visit. For the outdoor enthusiast there are opportunities for walking, cycling, pony trekking, golf and swimming but you may choose to just enjoy the peace and quiet and have the chance to unwind.

  • Sleeps - 2
  • Bedrooms - 1 kingsized double
  • Bathrooms - 1 with walk-in shower
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Open fire
  • TV/Video/DVD/CD
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Fenced garden with garden furniture
  • Small garage and well stocked log store
  • Pets welcome
  • Short breaks in the low season
  • Lochgilphead - 12 miles
  • Airport - Glasgow 2 hours (95 miles approx)
  • Station - Oban 24 miles
  • Pub and restaurant - 5 miles
  • Lochgilphead Golf Course - 12 miles
  • Boat and canoe hire - 500m from South Lodge
  • Lochgilphead swimming pool - 12 miles
  • Ardfern Pony Treking - 10 miles, Brenfield Riding Centre - 14 miles
  • Sea Trips - 10 miles
  • Kilmartin Museum - 5 miles
  • Arduaine Gardens - 14 miles

South Lodge enjoys an elevated position - the picture above is a view looking towards the cottage in the valley. The path leads up from the drive to the front door of the porch which has plenty hanging space for coats. Double doors open out to a small hall. Off the hall to the right is a door which leads into a large bedroom with a king sized bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and two windows. To the left of the hall is a door leading into the sitting room. This room has a sofa and armchair with an open fire. It has a TV, DVD, video and CD music system and benefits from two windows.

Both the bedroom and the sitting room have views to the front of the cottage. A door leads off the sitting room to a corridor which then has a door leading to the kitchen. The kitchen is new and fully equipped with everything you will need. It has a microwave, fridge/ freezer washing machine and a dining area. Off the corridor also is a door leading to the bathroom (also newly fitted) which has a large walk-in shower, wash-hand basin, loo and underfloor heating too - very cosy! The kitchen and bathroom windows look out the back onto the wooded banks of bluebells that bloom in the spring.

Outside is a small garage and a well stocked log shed. The garden has sloping lawns down to the drive and is surrounded with a fence. There is also a large parking area for your car off the drive opposite the path which leads up to the cottage.

What's included:
Price includes logs for the fire (you need to split them) and all bed linen.
Electricity is metered and charged at cost at the end of your stay.

Cottage directions:
Glasgow to Lochgilphead (approx 98 miles). Take the A816 Oban road out of Lochgilphead heading north. Through Kilmartin and 2 miles the other side take the first turn to the right sign posted Ford/Cladich on the B840. Follow the road for 1.5 miles past Loch Ederline on your right and into the village of Ford.

Opposite the white Ford Hotel the road turns sharp right over a bridge up the hill and out of the village. After you have left the village you need to take the first turn to the right signed Ederline Estate. Continue up the drive through the farm yard and Spring Wood starts on your left. Continue along past a cottage on your left, round a corner to your left and South Lodge is on your left.

Cost and availability.
This holiday lodge is rented out all year round. Short breaks are available in the low season. Change over day is Saturday with arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am.

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South Lodge, Ederline Estate, Ford, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RJ Scotland

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