Oliver's Travels - UK

Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Contact the Manager

Oliver's Travels - UK

Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the manager when you would like to travel.
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

OLD ARGYLL HOUSE

Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful C17th house with 2 acres of private gardens

Overview:

Old Argyll House is a beautifully restored but comfortable historic C17th house with 2 acres of private gardens, luxuriously equipped as a holiday home for up to 18 guests, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, by the side of the Holy Loch, Argyll in Scotland.

The house is well situated for sight-seeing around the West Coast. The immediate area is renowned for some of the best walking in Scotland, and it???s a great base for fishing, riding, shooting, golf, sailing or cycling. We’ve put in 6 fishing rods, 8 bikes for different sizes (with helmets), and 4 bags of golf clubs. There’s loads to do in the area, and some great local pubs and restaurants, but the house is certainly comfy enough for people who don’t want to go anywhere else!

Interior and Grounds:

The house consists of highest standard of four star quality throughout with 8 bedrooms (5 doubles, two twin or triples, one bunk room) and 3 bathrooms.

With a large sitting room with open fire, wood-panelled dining room with open fire, kitchen-breakfast room with Aga, downstairs snug with big TV, DVD and wood-burner, plus a games room and a separate snooker room, the living accommodation is flexible and comfortable enough to suit most types of parties.

The 2.5 acre garden, like the house, is absolutely unique. Originally built by the family of the Duke of Argyll in 1693, the house was owned in Victorian times by the Younger family, who founded the amazing Benmore Gardens a couple of miles away, which still contain the tallest trees in the UK. They also planted a huge variety here. With streams, waterfalls and a huge variety of plants, it’s simply a stunning garden.

There’s a croquet set, football goal, cricket and badminton sets, a 13 foot trampoline, barbecue and the all important “midge machine??? in the garden. As well as the ¾ sized billiard table in its own room, there is a small games room downstairs with a dartboard plus a multifunction entertainment table with table football, air hockey, table tennis, mini-snooker etc. There is also the sauna to enjoy. In addition there is a great selection of games and jigsaws as well as a pretty decent library and over 100 CDs. The snug features a 32�� widescreen TV with CD surround-sound, Sky Sports & Movies plus a variety of videos and DVDs.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FULL PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AVAILABILITY & PRICES ARE KEPT UP TO DATE ON MY WEBSITE WHICH YOU CAN VISIT BY CLICKING ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE LINK BELOW.

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Oliver's Travels

Oliver's Travels - UK

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number

Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.

Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.

We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

Free Concierge Service:

As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.

100% Financial Guarantee:

We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA.

Lowest Price Guarantee:

Simply Chateau ���simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner’s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book.

Avoid Internet Scams:

Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Old Argyll house
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
business
Old Argyll house
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p803134
+44 08001337999
Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Argyll & Stirling
4

Fantastic!

  • 4 of 5
Great house, had a whale of a time.
Thanks, Richard
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

The house is situated on the shores of the Holy Loch, adjacent to the Argyll Forest Park, and is perfectly placed for exploring the Cowal peninsula, the West of Scotland generally, and the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, within which it sits. Two minutes from the Benmore Botanic Gardens, it's a 10 minute drive from Dunoon, 35 from Inverary, 40 from Loch Lomond or the Island of Bute. The 'long drive' to Glasgow is less than an hour and a half. Via the M8 and ferry from MacEnroes Point at Gourock, we are just 70 minutes from Glasgow Airport.

The walking all around is absolutely fantastic, and from the house itself there are half a dozen spectacular routes that take you into some magical places in the Forest Park. You can do circular routes that take anything from an hour and a half to eight or nine hours. We???ve left you maps and guides in the sitting room, and more details are available from the tourist office in Dunoon.

Cycling is a really great way to see the scenery in the area – and the topography is such that you don???t need to do much back-breaking hill work. We���ve equipped the house with 6 kid���s bikes of different sizes and a couple for grown ups

Generally you are fantastically positioned to see some of the world???s most spectacular scenery. The views aren’t bad from the house itself, but drive up to Loch Fyne and down to Loch Lomond, or into the Kyles of Bute, or down the Maccrahanish/Mull of Kintyre peninsula, and you???ll see vistas to take your breath away. If the weather’s no good, you are 75mins from Glasgow by Ferry and M8, and less than 2 hours from Edinburgh if the traffic�����s okay. They are both great cities to visit.

Benmore Botanic Gardens are only three miles away towards Loch Eck and are an absolutely amazing set of gardens planted and cared for originally by the Younger family who previously owned the house. Awesome trees, including the tallest in Britain and a great tea shop too.

Strone???s pretty, 9 hole course is well-signposted, just over a mile away. Innellan is another nice 9 hole course, about 15 minutes away. Cowal has 18 holes and is a bit closer just above Dunoon. There???s also a 9 hole course 25 minutes away at Tighnabruich with lovely views up the Kyles of Bute. Visitors are welcome any time there isn��t a match on all three courses. You are welcome to use the four sets in the house.

The River Eck is one of the most expensive trout stretches in the West of Scotland and mostly carved up by timeshare. Fortunately, though, there’s a mass of very good value options for both loch and river fishing locally, with daily and some weekly permits available. We’ve supplied half a dozen rods and some basic kit – spinning and casting.

We are really well-served for good pubs. Whistlefield Inn and Coylet Inn, up the side of Loch Eck at 10 and 5 minutes respectively, are both well-recommended ?? we???ve included menus in the house information pack. The more easily walkable pubs are both fine, too, providing big portions of good basic pub food. Dunoon has dozens of cafes, bars, takeaways and restaurants. The Loch Fyne Oyster Bar trades a bit on reputation price-wise but is a landmark destination in these parts and only about 35 minutes away.

Photos

Photos

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
British Pound
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
£899
From
£899
£2,395
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
£749
From
£749
£1,995
 
 
November to Christmas
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£636
From
£636
£1,695
 
 
Christmas to New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
£636
From
£636
£1,695
 
 
January to March
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£636
From
£636
£1,695
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£749
From
£749
£1,995
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£749
From
£749
£1,995
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£899
From
£899
£2,395
 
 
July to August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,398
From
£1,398
£2,795
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£899
From
£899
£2,395
 
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£749
From
£749
£1,995
 
 
November to Christmas
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
£636
From
£636
£1,695
 
 
Christmas to New Years
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
£636
From
£636
£3,123
 

Notes

  • Guide Price: £1,695 - £2,795 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week)

    Short Breaks: £1,272 - £2,795 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2 nights)

    Security deposit: €500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.

    Energy costs: Included in the rental price.

    End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
  • Terms:

    - Capacity: The property will sleep a maximum of 16 adults and 2 children.
    - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
    - Energy costs: Included in the rental price.
    - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
    - Arrival time: 4pm onwards.
    - Departure time: 10am.
    - Pets: Please enquire.
    - Smoking: No smoking in the property.
    - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
  • Services upon request at additional cost:

    An option is to use our friends at the award-winning 'An Lochan' in Tighnabruich to cook a celebration meal for you so you can make the most of the opportunity to relax in the gorgeous panelled dining room They can do anything from a kitchen supper for the Aga to a full-blown formal four course dinner. We’ve had great feedback on all the meals Roger and his team have done for our guests here.

Amenities

Amenities

Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Spa
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Tennis
  • Golf ...
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
Notes:
Amenities: - Pets Considered. - Jacuzzi/Spa. - Coastal. - Tennis. - Golf Course nearby. - Games Room. - Maid Service available. - Ground floor Bed/Bath. - Sauna. - Wedding Venue. - Conference Venue. - Fishing.

Other Vacation Properties

$6,882 - $11,409 per week
2 - 7 night minimum stay
  • 9 BR,
  • 4 BA,
  • Sleeps 21
$5,714 - $16,805 per week
2 - 7 night minimum stay
  • 11 BR,
  • 10 BA,
  • Sleeps 25
$7,056 - $11,897 per week
  • 11 BR,
  • 11 BA,
  • Sleeps 27