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, a marina and a sailing 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, Telephone, 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. Visit their website on www.watersportscotland.co.uk
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.