Ardfyne on Loch Fyne
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Ardfyne is a large, luxury 4 bedroom/4 bathroom detached property, just opened to the rental market in the late summer of 2013. See www. lochfyneselfcatering.co .uk for more details, pictures and video.
In a tranquil setting, this large property, over 2600 sq ft, with additional covered deck areas of over 300 square feet, sits in over 1/2 acre of landscaped, enclosed garden with stunning views over Loch Fyne and surrounding mountains. Just above the village of Strachur the house is within easy walking distance of the local shop, restaurant, pub, pontoon (boat mooring available from Spring 2014) and stony beach. This home is in a perfect location for touring Argyll and the western Highlands.
Ardfyne is a spacious, light -filled property and is tastefully decorated and furnished in a contemporary style. The landscaped garden surrounds the home on all sides and is filled with flowering shrubs, bulbs and trees. Deer, red squirrels, pheasants and a great variety of bird-life can be seen from the house.
On the ground floor there is a spacious hallway and a very large, new fully fitted, well equipped, modern, cream kitchen (15 by 12 feet) with view over the back garden. Everything that you need for a self-catering holiday! Including an American style fridge freezer with huge storage capacity. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room with washing machine and sink. Wheelchair access ramp.
On the ground floor there is a large public room with beautiful views over the garden and loch. The dining room/ conservatory with huge oak table and leather seating comfortably seats 8 and gives superb views over the garden, loch and 2 patio areas.
The younger guest is catered for as well with the provision of a downstairs games room with pool table, play area, lots of toys and teddies and double sofa bed.
There is also a double bedroom with dual aspect windows and fitted wardrobe. A spacious public bathroom is also on this floor.
A huge deck area runs along the front of the house, ideal for catching the afternoon and late evening sun, even when it rains.
On the upper floor there is a stunning, open-plan viewing/seating area with patio doors on to a viewing deck. Double height with exposed wooden beams, patio doors. Watch spectacular sunsets over the bay and surrounding hills and mountains. Glass balconies (both internal and external) give uninterrupted views over Loch Fyne and Baycroft Bay Moorings in the bay below.
Upstairs there are 3 huge double bedrooms, all with en-suites and built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 1 - a beautiful double window aspect room with views across and down the loch.
Bedroom 2 - another beautiful double window aspect room with views over the garden, hills and up the loch.
Bedroom 3 - has a feature window over the rear garden and open hillside and woodland behind the house.
Tiled en-suite with shower.
The games room can be used as a double bedroom with comfortable sofa bed.
A sofa chair in the twin upstairs bedroom can sleep an extra child.
Ardfyne can accommodate up to 8 adults and 2 children.
The garden is a wonderful area to relax in and enjoy the views. There are many mature trees and spectacular displays of flowering shrubs and bulbs. There are 2 large lawn areas and many stone chip paths to wander along from one area to the other. A small stream also wanders down along one side of the garden. There are 2 patio areas to catch the early morning and evening sun.
A few minutes walk takes you down to a pebbled shore with a new public pontoon and ramp from where you can look out over the bay with its moored yachts.
Further details indoors:
The property has central heating.
All heating and electricity included in the rental.
HD 42 inch T.V. available in the lounge.
Further details outdoors:
There are 2 patio areas, one catching the morning sun, the other the evening sun.
Picnic table provided.
Parking for 4 + cars.
Ardfyne is superb for children. Games room with pool table as well as lots of areas to play outdoors. A short walk takes you down to the pontoon from where you can fish or catch crabs and see starfish.
A mooring for a boat is available from Spring 2014.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Strachur Bay 1 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow airport, 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Argyll in the west Highlands is one of the most spectacular parts of Scotland with beautiful scenery, mountains, lochs and wildlife. The house is perfect as a base to explore the varied Argyll coast with its sandy beaches, interesting, historical villages and wonderful wildlife. This is a wonderful area for hill walking, bird watching, fishing and touring.
Loch Fyne is the 3rd largest sea-loch in Scotland with marine wildlife cruises, diving charters and fishing charters.
Dunoon is the prinipal town with excellent ferry links to the mainland.
Oban, "the Gateway to the Isles, is an hour's drive away and has sailings to many of the Hebridean islands. Oban is a busy fishing port and ferry terminal with an 18 hole golf course, cinema and a great variety of shops and restaurants.
Travel north to Fort William and visit the Nevis Range ski resort with its cable car access to the mountain.
The stunning area of Loch Lomond and National Park is just a half hour drive away.
One of the most spectacular drives is to the yachting town of Tignabruiach via the Kyles of Bute or visit Inverary with its famous castle.
The city of Glasgow can be reached in an hour and a half and offers all the attractions of a modern, vibrant city.
The village of Strachur is a world away from the stress and bustle. It is an historically interesting village with Strachur Parish Church and Strachur House , dating back to the 18th century.The village has a shop/tearoom, the Clachan pub, a garage/shop, a museum and the Creggans Inn with great bar and restaurant. Loch Fyne is renowned for its seafood. Two miles away is Invercottage seafood restaurant and twenty minutes drive will take you to the original Loch Fyne oyster bar.
Activities near Strachur
Sports Great for
watersports walking holidays
horse riding rural/ countryside pursuits
golf within 30 minutes stony beach
Availability Your dates are available
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6 Oct 2014
"Fantastic house in a beautiful location."
We had a wonderful stay at Ardfyne with extended family visiting from New Zealand, starting with a warm welcome from the owners in person. The house is lovely and was a very comfortable size for all 1… More
22 Sep 2014
"Outstanding home. Beautiful setting"
Fantastic break in this fabulous house. Beautiful , big, luxurious accommodation with everything that we could have wished for available. Fabulous kitchen with double ovens and grills. This made cater… More
Would love to welcome you back. Great to hear that the very large kitchen is really being enjoyed and is making self catering easy for large groups.
A glass of wine and the view from the upper balcony is certainly something to enjoy at all times of the year.
7 Sep 2014
Fantastic property, owners very welcoming and there to help with any questions you have. Every amenity you need in the property, lovely views of the lake and even better from the glass balcony in the … More
Would love to welcome you back to Ardfyne.There is an amazing amount to do in the area. All of our guests really enjoy the peace and quiet but at the same time like to be able to just wander down to the pontoon and local village shop and restaurants so thank you for highlighting this.
31 Aug 2014
"Amazing house with stunning views"
The house is so much more than we expected.so much space. Rooms are massive,well equipped.dinning room table could fit everyone with room to spare. 2 ovens in the kitchen American fridge- freezer as w… More
Delighted to hear that you had a great holiday at Ardfyne.Thank you so much for your very positive feedback on the house. We have made every effort to kit the house out for large groups and the American fridge/freezer is certainly proving to be very popular.Also lovely to hear from someone who really appreciates the garden, the views and local wildlife. Would love to welcome you back at some time in the future.
17 Aug 2014
"Nice time in a nice house in a nice area"
We spent 6 days with 8 persons (4 adults, 4 children). The house was very comfortable for us 2 families.The 3 bedrooms in the first floor were great, the one in the groundfloor (bed and bathroom) average.
The Location, about 100m away from Loch Fyne, is very nice (near Loch Lomond, a lot of other Lochs around, a nice view on the see and on hills and mountains). There were a lot of prospectus available in the house with which you could plan your daily trips. The house is well equipped (e.g. two fridges, a big toaster, an electric kettle). Especially the gas barbecue is brilliant.
So pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your visit to Scotland and enjoyed the house and area. Was also interested to hear that you managed to see a lot of the surrounding area. Ardfyne is certainly in a very good location for exploring the west coast and beyond.
29 Jul 2014
"Stunning views and peace and quiet."
Just spent twelve days at Ardfyne with my family. An idyllic location with breathtaking views. The loch side is an easy stroll down the hill as is the little tea room and shop. My youngest two childre… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and delighted to hear that you loved the house, its garden and location.
28 Jul 2014
"House needs some TLC and is full of DIY"
I was really looking forward to staying in this house however initial impressions on driving into the property was rather disappointing, Let me first list out the positives as I do want to make this a… More
We always welcome feedback from our guests but were puzzled and shocked to read your extremely negative report.
You advised us by email immediately after returning home that you “had a great holiday”. No mention was made of any problems or dissatisfaction with the property or indeed any reference to damage that you had done.
It was therefore a shock to us to find that the glass on the ceramic hob had been shattered and the new oak coffee table had been badly marked.
When you were informed of the damage you were understandably uncomfortable. We also note in your email response that “our friends who stayed with us were going to book to stay with their family, but I don't think that this will happen now”.
It would seem to us therefore that you and your friends were very happy with the property until damage was pointed out and since then you have decided to present a radically different view.
Many of your statements are not a matter of opinion but are fundamentally wrong and misleading. For example, I would comment as follows –
The upper storey and viewing gallery was completed only one year ago. The principal furniture was purchased new at that time and was chosen in matched sets to provide an up to date, contemporary style.
The house is fully double glazed – there is no single glazing.
The games room is furnished to appeal to children and the younger generation.
There is an abundance of sockets throughout the house and, in particular, there is a double socket immediately adjacent to each dressing table & mirror.
The extensive woodland garden is heavily landscaped and has been appreciated by former guests.
Many of your comments are in direct conflict with other guests' recent reviews on TripAdvisor, such as –
Ardfyne just picture perfect
… Ardfyne comes out on top of our Scotland holiday homes list
Do not miss out on this gem …
Extra-ordinary holiday home
The facilities were fantastic…
Ardfyne is modernly decorated and furnished beautifully
Superb holiday home
… very modern with everything needed to enjoy our holiday
The house had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday…
The house is perfect …
House to be proud of
Lovely gardens and amazing views …
4 Jul 2014
"Beautiful house with spectacular views"
I stayed at the house with my family in June. If was big enough for all of us and we all had our own bathroom which was great. The house has spectacular views over the loch and we enjoyed sitting on t… More
Really delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday at Ardfyne and that the weather was good enough for you to enjoy the views, especially from the upstairs seating area that is becoming a firm favourite with all of our guests.
Although the local shop/café/post office and pontoon are just minutes walk from the house we do recommend to all our guests that they hire a car to explore everything that this beautiful area has to offer.
29 Jun 2014
"It was all we hoped for, and more."
From start to finish we found Ardfyne just picture perfect. The location was ideal, the house itself was very spacious and well set out. Very clean and tidy and the upstairs hall area and balcony prov… More
Thank you for your excellent review on Ardfyne. I was so pleased to hear that you were able to relax and enjoy the views. We would certainly be delighted if you would recommend us to all your family and friends and would love to welcome you back at some point in the future.
8 Jun 2014
"extra-ordinary holiday home with surreal views"
To begin with we would like to say a massive thank you to the owners for allowing us to stay at the Ardfyne holiday home. We enjoyed a peaceful and private stay where we could relax and spend a fully … More
Thank you for your very positive feedback. Lovely to hear that you really enjoyed your break at Ardfyne and that the weather was kind to you, allowing you to explore some of the area. Would be delighted to welcome you all back next year.
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