Cottage | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Castle Lachlan is a grand Scottish baronial house set within the Stratchlaclan Estate as part of its 1500 acres of land and provides exceptional views across Loch Fyne and the surrounding land. The home of Clan MacLachlan, it was built in the late 1700's after the Old Castle Lachlan was bombarded by an English warship for the MacLachlans role in an unsuccessful rebellion which had taken place with the Jacobites. The old ruins still stand by the shores of Loch Fyne and today the new castle has been skilfully divided to provide self-catering holidays in the grand southwest facing front. Located over four floors, Castle Lachlan has been decorated in splendour throughout with well equipped kitchen, separate dining room and billiard room to complete the feel of luxury throughout the property. There are 7 bedrooms in the property spread across the top three floors each with varying bed arrangements but each coming complete with a fantastic view over the gardens or surrounding sea. There is a tennis court within the grounds available to visitors as well as clay pigeon shooting and quad bike safaris which can be arranged for those planning a stay and with varying walks throughout the grounds there really is an abundance of activities to choose from.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Arrochar|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
Main entrance: with sweeping staircase to front door. Main hallway: with wood paneling, open fire and grand staircase to second floor. Drawing room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire, TV with full Sky package, DVD, Steinway grand piano and hi-fi. Dining room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire with large wooden table and chairs. Billiard room: with full sized billiard table.
The property is heated by oil and wood and comprises: Kitchen: With electric four ovens Aga, gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, dishwasher, breakfasting area and large larder room leading from the kitchen Utility/drying room: With washing machine and tumble dryer Playroom: With TV, DVD, video, sofa bed (for +2) and a selection of games Shower room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin Stone staircase (please take care!) leads up to first floor
All fuel and power are included. Wood for fires also included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot & highchair available. Telephone (honesty box) & wireless broadband internet. Additional 2 camp beds available (sleep a further +2)
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
This region has a contrasting landscape of lochs, mountains, forests and coastline and it's therefore no coincidence that it's one of the most popular holiday destinations in Scotland. Its popularity is easy to understand when you consider the mouth watering attractions within its boundaries; which include the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in the west and the wonderful forests, mountains and rivers which are characteristic of Tayside and Perthshire to the east. The city of Stirling can also be found in this area, with its rich historical significance in Scottish history and connections to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The beautiful and unique coastlines here, both on the west coast and east coast, are ideal holiday destinations. Stretching in the west from Oban in the north down to Strathclyde and the Ayr coast, and in the east the coast extends from Dundee and Angus south the along the Fife coast to Edinburgh.
The surrounding area of Argyll has an endless amount to explore including fishing, on sites like Loch Awe with its brown trout and pike or salmon on the River Orchey. It is also home to the Bein Cruachan mountain range. At over 3000ft, the range features several peaks including the ‘The Hollow Mountain' which describes the power station built within the mountain itself. With a cavern the size of the Tower of London used to house a massive power station gathering hydro electricity a kilometre under the ground! The site is open to visitors almost all year round and truly is a one off experience. There is also an abundance of historical sites within the area such as the ruins of Kilchurn Castle and Conan's Kirk all with their own story of the area to tell.