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Highclere House – Home 185023 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Highclere House is a very comfortable well equipped house, built in 2007 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 2015) 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.

Highclere House is a very comfortable well equipped house, built in 2007 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 2015) 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.

Location description from owner

The Scotland 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".

Craobh Haven

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. Closed 2015


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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OVER THE AGE OF 5

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About the owner

Simone T
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
23 Mar 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Oct 2011. Located in Argyll and Bute, it has 27 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £900 to £1300.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Mar 2017.

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“A real home with fantastic views”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2016

We were met on arrival by Simone and Nick who were very pleasant and happy to pass on lots of information about both the house and the local amenities. The house was a real home from home and it was obvious that a lot of thought and care had gone into it. There is a private water supply and excessive rain meant that the cold water was a peaty colour. It was fine to use and there was a supply of filtered chilled water in the kitchen anyway but it looked a bit disconcerting in the whirlpool bath! We had a minor plumbing issue during the week which was sorted out very quickly following a text to the owners. The location, on the hillside, gave spectacular views over some of the smaller islands on the West Coast, which we enjoyed from the well maintained hot tub. We were able to walk to the small shop next to the pub at Craobh Haven (about 10 minutes) and about 3 miles to Ardfern, the next village south, which had a good pub, restaurant, tea room and village shop. Everything else involved a drive but that was expected on the West Coast of Scotland. We enjoyed visits to many other places including Easdale, one of the slate islands, and had our best lunch of the week in the Puffer Tearoom there. We also had excellent food at the Oban Fish and Chip Shop on George Street in Oban. Inverary Jail was good on a rainy day and Kilmartin Glen had both long and short walks to see various standing stones, cairns and prehistoric rock art. We also had a drive along the Crinan Canal and a good walk around the loch where beavers have been re-introduced, seeing plenty of signs of beaver activity although no beavers themselves. Our highlight of the week was our first Sea-Kayaking experience and, thanks to Dave from Kayak Majik, we had an amazing paddle among the inner islands, at one stage surrounded by seals although we also found muscles we didn't know we had too and were very glad of the hot tub at Highclere House at the end of the day!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is a review that I am sure the TripAdvisor community will find very helpful as you have given so much information to set the scene for a West coast of Scotland holiday. Greatly appreciated!

“Perfect!”

Reviewed 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.

Owner's reply: 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.

“Fantastic house in a stunning location”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2014

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

Owner's reply: 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!

“never wanted to leave..”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2013

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.

Owner's reply: 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!

“Beautiful house in absolutely gorgeous setting”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2013

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)

Owner's reply: 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.

“FANTASTIC, beautiful house and superb location.”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2013

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.

Owner's reply: 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.

“Stunning views to wake up to”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2012

After a long drive from the South West, we were blown away by the views from this lovely property. Nick and Simone welcomed us immediately and gave us the tour, including the hot tub and then quickly left us to settle in and crack open the wine whilst taking in the scenery from the garden and the balcony. The house is so well equipped, with all those little extras that mean you don't have to think about buying dishwasher tablets or toilet rolls!! A real home from home, and very comfortable. There are some good walks from the house down to the water or to the Marina and Pub for food, which is a bit expensive for what you get but very friendly service. Highclere was a good base for Oban, Mull, Easdale and and an interesting historic drive down to Lochgilphead stopping at standing stones and castles on the way, also a good cafe at the Kilmartin museum with lush chocolate cake. We were lucky with the weather as it was mainly dry and we got to have a dry day at the Oban Highland Games which is highly recommended as lots of Scottishness under one roof!! The view however was stunning whatever the weather and waking up and laying in bed looking at it was a highlight of the holiday.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to do a review for Highclere House - we really do appreciate it and are very glad that you enjoyed your time here. It would be lovely to see you again sometime.

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