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Beautifully situated Highclere House

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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 (closed for 2014) 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.

Further details

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;

HOT TUB

Luxury bed linen and towels

Wood burning stove and first supply of logs

WIFI

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".

Oban

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.

RIDING

The excellent Appaloosa riding centre is 2 minutes from the house

WATERSPORTS

Craobh Haven Watersports offers boat hire, canoeing, and sailing tuition and RYA approved courses.

WALKING

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.

GARDENS

Arduaine, and Crarae National Trust gardens to name a couple but there are many more.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

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.

CASTLES

Travel on a little further to Inverary, with it's castle (home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll) and also the historic jail.

OBAN

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.

FISHING

Sea fishing can be arranged from Oban and there is very good freshwater fishing on Loch Awe.

GOLF

Seil Island has a 9 hole course and Oban a more challenging 18 hole course with it's hilly situation.

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17 Nov 2014

5/5

"Wonderful"

We stayed at Highclere house for a week in September. There were 4 of us and 2 dogs.The house has all the amenities you will need and the view is to die for. We rarely spent any time in the lounge as … More

9 Oct 2014

5/5

"Amazing location, wonderful house"

Thank you Nick and Simone for sharing your lovely house, view and neighbours with us! We received such a warm welcome and the great set up of the house made us instantly comfortable. Of course the don… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Highclere house. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and it is re-assuring to read that you would like to make a return visit as we would look forward to welcoming you both, for a future holiday with great anticipation.

10 Sep 2014

5/5

"Wonderful Honeymoon"

Highclere House is a haven of peace and tranquility and was the perfect place for our honeymoon. The House is set above a small bay just around the corner from the sailing marina of Craobh Haven. Th… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review for Highclere house. As accommodation providers our guests feedback helps to make sure we continue to offer what the travel community are looking for. It would be lovely if you chose Highclere house for a future holiday in Argyll.

22 Jul 2014

5/5

"heaven again"

voor de eerste keer in ons reisleven terug gegaan naar dezelfde plek. en het was weer uitstekend. het is een prachtig huis op een geweldige plek met een adembenemend uitzicht.een plek om heerlijk tot … More

Thank you both for returning to Highclere house for another holiday. We really appreciate this, and that you have posted another review. We would be delighted to see you again and hope that a third holiday could surpass all expectations!

22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Perfect!"

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

5/5

"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

5/5

"Perfection"

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

Thank you for your kind comments - it makes offering holiday accommodation to share our beautiful part of the World so worthwhile!

29 Dec 2013

5/5

"Breathtaking"

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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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!

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