Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Highclere House is a very comfortable, well equipped, recently built traditional house with the emphasis on luxury and making the most of the magnificent sea views. It boasts underfloor heating, a garden room over which there is a balcony off the master bedroom, a private garden with patio area, HOT TUB , garden furniture and a BBQ.
Situated on the Lunga Estate with many fine walks and small lochs for trout fishing, a riding stables and in front of the house Lunga Bay with a small beach suitable for swimming. A short walk away at Craobh Haven the Lord of The Isles bar and restaurant, Craobh marina, Craobh haven watersports centre and the Corrie cookery school. Boat trips to see wildlife and the worlds 3rd biggest whirlpool operate from the marina.
Nearby is Arduaine National Trust Gardens and a short drive away a well stocked village store and 200 year old drovers inn (the Galley of Lorne) in Ardfern. This is the perfect base for exploring locally or further afield.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lunga Bay - a stony beach unless the tide is out (|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||750 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow (90 miles), Nearest railway: Oban (20 miles)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
An open plan fully equipped kitchen, snug and garden room with table to seat six. The island unit with raised bar and stools, enables you to cook and enjoy the company and sea view.
The water is from a private supply so a water dispenser gives pure drinking water from ice cold to boiling hot.
The Lounge/Dining room with table to seat six, log burning stove, 32" flat screen TV and DVD player is perfect for cosy nights in.
On the first floor there is a large master bedroom with king size bed, dressing room and luxury en-suite bathroom with Jacussi bath. It also includes a large balcony with furniture.
A second bedroom with a double bed and sea view
Third bedroom with a single bed. These two bedrooms share the luxury family shower room.
Underfloor heating throughout the house. WIFI access.
|Further details outdoors|
A private south facing lawned garden with west facing patio, HOT TUB (for six to relax in, soak up the scenery or gaze at the stars) and garden furniture including a BBQ. In front of the house an area of block paving with two parking spaces.
Highclere House is on the Lunga Estate with it's abundance of wildlife and established pathways for exploring. Regularly seen are red squirrels, deer and maybe, if lucky, dolphins in the bay in front of the house.
Rental is from Saturday to Saturday .
Departure time by 10:00 hrs / Arrival time after 16:00 hrs
One dog with prior notification (£25)
A damage deposit of £150 - to be repaid after departure if no damage to property.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL;
Luxury bed linen and towels
Wood burning stove and first supply of logs
32" Flatscreen TV in lounge with freeview
19" Flatscreen TV in Snug with freeview
DVD player and selection of movies
CD player with Ipod docking station
Underfloor heating with fair usage of electricity and heating oil
Garden Furniture and BBQ
Kitchen and bathroom consumables (cleaning products, dishwashing tablets, kitchen towel, toilet roll and handsoaps)
Utilities - washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher,cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer
PLEASE NOTE: AS WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE HOT TUB IS KEPT WITHIN HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES WE CHECK WATER QUALITY AND CHEMICAL LEVELS DAILY. WE HAVE SEMI DETACHED ACCOMMODATION TO THE REAR OF HIGHCLERE HOUSE CONSISTING OF A GARAGE AND A STUDIO APARTMENT FOR STORAGE (WITH SEPARATE ENTRANCE) WHICH WE VISIT OCCASIONALLY DURING THE DAY WHEN OUR GUESTS ARE NOT IN RESIDENCE - HOWEVER, WE HAVE LIVING ACCOMMODATION ELSEWHERE.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
You will find Craobh Haven and the Lunga Estate in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland. Craobh Haven is a marina village and a fairly new settlement built to resemble a fishing village - the Lunga Estate has been home to the McDougal family for over three hundred years. This is a region of Mountains, lochs and Islands wild with spectacular scenery yet only 100 miles from Glasgow.
An area of more prehistoric sites in a few square miles than anywhere else in Scotland. The first Scottish kings were crowned at Dunadd fort and St Columba landed on Iona in AD 563.
25 Munros are within 90 minutes including Ben Cruachan, Ben Lui and Glencoe.
The town of Oban (20 miles) is known as the "Gateway to the Isles".
SUNSETS Craobh Haven and Ardfern are villages on either side of the Craignish peninsular an area of spectacular beauty with incredible sunsets seen from the Craobh Haven side.
WHIRLPOOLS AND WILDLIFE
The infamous Corrievreckan whirlpool between Scarba and Jura is the 3rd largest in the world and well worth a boat trip from Craobh Marina. Great for spotting an ubundance of wildlife including grey seals, golden eagles and red deer.
The excellent Appaloosa riding centre is 2 minutes from the house
Craobh Haven Watersports offers boat hire, canoeing, and sailing tuition and RYA approved courses.
There are many wonderful local walks from the house where you can soak up the scenery, watch the wildlife or indulge your artistic tendencies with painting or photography as the light is extraordinary in this beautiful area.
Arduaine, and Crarae National Trust gardens to name a couple but there are many more.
Mid Argyll is a truly fascinating area to stay as there are more prehistoric sites for it's size than anywhere else in Scotland. You can visit Dunadd fort where the first kings of Scotland were crowned in the Kilmartin Glen and where many archaeological sites are centred around the Kilmartin Museum of Ancient culture.
Travel on a little further to Inverary, with it's castle (home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll) and also the historic jail.
The gateway to the Isles of Mull (Duart Castle, Tobermory), Iona (St Columba landed here in 563 AD), Staffa (Fingal's cave) Coll, Tiree, Colonsay and the Outer Hebrides. Ferries and boat trips depart from this port. A LARGE TESCO IS IN OBAN AND THE STORE DELIVERS TO HIGHCLERE HOUSE IF YOU PREFER TO DO ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING.
Sea fishing can be arranged from Oban and there is very good freshwater fishing on Loch Awe.
Seil Island has a 9 hole course and Oban a more challenging 18 hole course with it's hilly situation.
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22 Jun 2014
I stayed at Highclere house with my partner, mum and dad , my brother and our 2 dogs for a week and it was nowhere near long enough, none of us wanted to leave. Simone and Nick are perfect hosts, always on hand if you need them but never intrusive. We were very lucky with the weather as we had glorious sunshine the whole week which just made the holiday even better. The house is spotlessly clean and very well equipped and has everything you need, Simone and Nick have thought of everything to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible, and stunning views you could never tire of. We have been to several similar properties over the last few years but Highclere house is the best by far. There is so much to do in the surrounding area we went on wildlife boat trips (sea leopard from Ardfern is the best) which is a must for wildlife enthusiasts we saw sea eagles, ospreys, porpoise, sea otters, seals and various other wildlife. We visited Glencoe and did the lost valley walk which was stunning, we were glad of the hot tub on that night! There is no end of beautiful walks and gardens to visit in the area we were spoiled for choice and we will definitely return to do some things we never got round to doing. Even if you just want a week away to turn your phone off and relax you couldn't do much better than here it really is perfect.
It was very kind of you to take the time to write a review and share your experience with the travelling community. We would be delighted to welcome you all back to Highclere house in the future, to further explore the area. Thank you so much.
20 Jun 2014
"Fantastic house in a stunning location"
A fantastic house, extremely well equipped and very comfortable. As with other guests we were hard pressed to leave this lovely property to explore further afield. Situated in a stunning setting with wonderful walks and small beach right on your doorstep and a luxurious hot tub to end the day soaking up the views and some exceptional sunsets over the bay and beautiful hebridean islands. Very much looking forward to return
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review for Highclere House - we really appreciate this and hope to welcome you back again!
14 Jun 2014
As an avid follower of the England cricket team I've been lucky enough to have travelled all over the world. I can honestly say however that I've never visited anywhere as beautiful as Crao… More
29 Dec 2013
Stayed at highclere house with 3 friends and had a magical time. The house was well equipped and had stunning views. We loved the area, in fact we all fell in love with craobh haven. We hope to go ba… More
It would be great to welcome you back to Highclere House - we are so glad you had a lovely time in Craobh Haven. Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
1 Sep 2013
"A little piece of paradise!"
Highclere House is such a beautiful house, and as previous guests have said it is made with such love and attention. Simone and Nick were wonderful hosts and made us feel welcome straight away. They… More
We are so glad you enjoyed staying at Highclere House - thank you for sharing your experience by doing a review on Trip Advisor. We hope to be able to welcome you again soon!
6 Aug 2013
"never wanted to leave.."
Highclere House is a wonderful place at a beautiful spot. the view is spectacular and made us never wanted to gome home!
the house is very comfortable and you feel at home immediately.
Nick and Simone are very nice people and created a little piece of heaven on earth.
We are so glad you enjoyed Highclere House - thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. It would be lovely to see you again if you decide to come back to the West coast for another Scottish holiday!
28 Jul 2013
"Beautiful house in absolutely gorgeous setting"
After a grueling drive from Oxford (next time we will fly to Glasgow or Edinburgh), everyone was tired and cranky by the time that we arrived. 5 minutes later, we were all smiling - the house and setting are that perfect.
If you have never seen the West Coast of Scotland, nothing can really prepare you for what is truly the most beautiful countryside in the world and the house itself is simply perfect. This is not some generic rental, but a home built with love and attention to the details, with high end fixtures, a well furnished kitchen and an eating area surrounded by windows on three sides, with the main one looking out over the bay. Everything is clean and perfectly maintained, the wi-fi works perfectly and the hot-tub is just few steps from the back door. We could not have been happier.
It is remote enough to be a perfect getaway - there are no neighboring houses, yet there is plenty to do - a horse riding stable a short walk away, a harbor and pub just down the road, a ruined castle a short drive away, etc. Oban is about 30 minutes away and while there are plenty of village stores, you will want to drive there for serious grocery shopping (Note: The Tesco's is far better than the Co-Operative supermarket)
It makes letting Highclere House so worthwhile if you enjoy your stay - it would be lovely to welcome you again if you choose another holiday in Argyll. Thank you for taking the time to do a review.
26 Jul 2013
"Beautiful Views, Stunning Property and Lovely Hosts"
We spent a week at Highclere House towards the end of June. Simone and Nick welcomed us as we arrived and took their time to show us round their home so that we could get the best experience from our … More
Thank you for taking the time to do a review - we really appreciate this and hope to welcome you to Highclere house again for a future visit.
7 Jun 2013
"FANTASTIC, beautiful house and superb location."
What can I say Highclere house is the perfect holiday location, with views over the loch. We were greeted by Simone and Nick and a bottle of wine, who introduced us to their lovely home. The house is more than a holiday let it is more like a home from home with lots of extra touches, quality linens; towels, nice soaps, candles etc, the kitchen is equiped with so much more than bog standard utensils even cookery books! We spent evenings in the hot tub or on the balcony watching the boats sail by, so relaxing after spending the day exploring the magnificent local area. We had a fantastic break helped by good weather, met some friendly locals and would highly recommend Highclere House, look forward to returning.
We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Highclere House and exploring the area; it would be lovely to welcome you again for another holiday. Thank you for your kind words.
5 Jun 2013
We loved Highclere House. The wonderful outlook, west over the islands, has been mentioned by other reviewers but absolutely worth repeating. The sunsets in particular are breathtaking - so much so… More
So glad you all had a relaxing holiday in Highclere House - if you were to consider returning, from next year, we are going to make a 4th bedroom available which is in effect a granny annexe. It was lovely to meet you and thank you so much for doing a review.
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