Providing Home from Home and we love it that our guests keep returning
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About Willa Wilson
I was born in Lochgilphead and have spent a large part of my childhood in Argyll. I am married to Angus and have three children. We took over the estate from my father in 2003. It is a fantastic way of life which we love to share with our guests and help them to see the best of the area. There is too much to do and see in a week but once you have been you will want to return!
Why Willa Wilson chose Lochgilphead
I took over the estate from my father ten years ago and count myself so lucky to have the opportunity to care for the cottages and farming business in the most stunning part of the world. A perfect retreat to get away from the busy life that most of us lead. Ederline is a tonic to be consumed regardless of season.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Finchairn Farm House is situated in a stunning, private, elevated position looking over Loch Awe, completely on its own. It has a square enclosed court yard to the back of the property and a large garden to the front which is bordered by a dry stone wall with far reaching views across the loch. There are five large double bedrooms and four bathrooms, two en-suite. All have Aqualisa walk in showers and two also have baths. Two sitting rooms. Well equipped kitchen, seperate dining room. A downstairs WC. A utility room with large upright freezer, washing machine and separate tumble drier. A perfect spacious family home.
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Stunning views of the loch in a cozy Farmhouse
We stayed at Finchairn Cottage with a large family group over Christmas and it could not have been better. The house is very well equipped for a large group, the kitchen has everything, including 3 ovens, perfect to manage a Christmas celebration meal. The walks all around on the estate are stunning. Our weather was mixed but really wonderful on the last day! The house is very well insulated and has great heating and cozy wood burning stoves in the living room and the room.
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review over this busy time. Have a wonderful new year and hope one day you may return to Finchairn Farmhouse.
Very comfortable, well equipped, home for a crowd
10 of us, family and friends, met at the farmhouse and had a really happy week's stay. It is a very comfortable, roomy, house with a well equipped kitchen. Good beds, linen and showers. Excellent play/privacy space for everyone. The only trouble was the weather - not good while we were there. There are a number of local points of interest (ancient remains, beavers, walks, bird life) to make up for the weather and in our case excellent hospital facilities. Angus and Willa were helpful but not intrusive.
Perfect, authentic Scotland; historic yet modern!
Finchairn Farmhouse has historic charm, beautiful furnishings, and modern amenities. Our extended family of 10 from the suburban Chicago area enjoyed our stay on this working farm. The kids enjoyed watching the sheep get sheared, fishing, and hiking around the property. There were even ruins from a small castle on the property. It is remote enough to make you feel that you are away from life's worries but close enough to villages and cities for restaurants, shopping, and sight-seeing including a day trip to Isle of Mull. Angus and Willa were perfect hosts. Angus came to tell us about the property the morning after we arrived and was prompt when we needed anything. A picture of my grandkids on the lawn of Finchairn is my lock screen on my phone reminding me of our wonderful vacation at Ederline Estates.
Many thanks for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope one day you may return. All the best.
A wonderful place and time.
We had brilliant stay at Finchairn Farmhouse. The house was snuggly warm and there was tons of living space. The children really enjoyed the table tennis and the adults enjoyed the walks direct from the house. Fantastic views, silence and tranquility. We all slept well as the beds were good quality and v comfy. The hosts were welcoming and helpful. We will be returning.
Really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to you return! Many thanks. All the best Willa.
Plenty of space
A beautifully converted farmhouse - the photos really do not do it justice ! We were a mixed group of 9 staying for Christmas week. There was plenty of space for everyone and the property was spotlessly clean. Angus and Willa provide excellent customer service and I would highly recommend this property.
Thank you for your kind words and for leaving the Farm House so clean!!
A beautiful house, with everything you need. The kitchen is so well fitted... The rooms are very nice, and if you like nature and peace, you can't dream of a better place! Don't go there if you want to go to the disco every evening or do your shopping every afternoon. It couldn't have been a better place to make our friends discover Scotland.
Already thinking of coming back!
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted if you wished to return! Many thanks for your kind comments.
Special interest holidays:
We hire out bikes, kayaks and rowing boats. There is fishing available on loch Ederline and 22 hill lochs for wild brown trout. As guests on the estate you have the freedom to explore this 13,000 acre estate far and wide.
Argyll has a stunning coast line, longer than the coast of France! The coast is only a short drive away. Crinan Ferry is about 20 minute drive. We are ideally placed for the ferries to the Islands as we are half way between Oban, which has day trips to Mull,Iona,Staffa and Kennacraig which has day trips to Islay and Jura. Both ports are about a 45 minute drive. There are also day trips to Arran and Gigha, these ports are about an hour away.
Glasgow Airport is about 2 hour drive. 110 miles away.
Hire car would be essential to get to the farm house.
Buses go regularly from Glasgow to Lochgilphead, which is 20 minutes away.
Oban is our nearest railway station which is 45 minute drive, 27 miles.
Kilmartin -5 miles. Museum dedicated to the pre-history of Argyll, village and coffee shop and good pub.
Lochgilphead -12 miles with golf course, squash and tennis courts, all you need for food shopping and tackle shop for fishing.
Ardfern -10 miles. Galley of Lorne, Crafty Kitchens with good food, village shop and chandlery at the marina. Also excellent riding school.
Craobh-Haven 13 miles Excellent sailing school, hires out boats and kayaks.
Inveraray-37 miles. Castle and Jail to explore
Argyll has a stunning coastline to explore which is only fifteen minutes away and stretches over 2800 miles.
The Hebridean Islands are easy to reach by regular ferries, from Oban, Kennacraig, Tayinloon and Claonaig, which are all under an hours drive.
The mainland and the Islands have some fantastic beaches, which will keep the children happy for hours. Private boat trips can be arranged locally to include mackeral fishing or going to visit the third largest whirlpool in the world, the Correvreckyn!!
Inveraray Castle and Jail are open to the public. They used the castle for the BBC series Downton Abbey for their holiday in Scotland!
Lochgilphead which is 20 minutes drive has a large super market, petrol station and good local shops, fishmonger,butcher,deli, coffee shops and restaurants. We also have a excellent smoker y in the village of Ford producing delicious smoked fish.
There are an abundance of good restaurants in easy motoring distance at Crinan, Cairnbaan and Ardfern which cater for all tastes with some excellent sea food.
The local area is steeped in history with many archaeological sites with the greatest concentration found in the Kilmartin area. There is an excellent museum in the village of Kilmartin dedicated to the pre- history of Argyll.
We can offer fishing on the estate for wild brown trout in over 22 hill lochs and course fishing on Loch Ederline. We have boats for hire on some of the lochs. We also have kayaks and bikes to hire.
Ederline has an abundance of wildlife with ospreys nesting on Loch Ederline every spring, Golden Eagles up on the hills. The Ospreys were filmed last year for Ray Mears 'Wild Britain' series and the wild beavers which are only a short drive away at Knapdale.
Ederline and the surrounding area has alot to offer and you will be hard pushed to see it all in a week!