About the property
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Lochside Victorian Villa in Kilchrenan, Nr. Oban, Argyll, Scotland with Hot Tub - A unique loch side location and stunning Victorian house in the Western Highlands of Scotland
Achnasmeorach House is a luxury Scottish holiday house with magnificent scenic views and accommodation for up to 10 adults plus 2 children on the edge of Loch Awe. It enjoys an exceptional loch side position with its own private shoreline, jetty, boathouse, slipway and 7 seat hot tub. Surrounded by the dramatic and wonderful scenery of Argyll with magnificent Ben Cruachan as a backdrop and stunning views across Loch Awe, this delightful Victorian holiday house is furnished to a very high standard and offers everything required to create a relaxing and memorable Scottish short break or family vacation. Achnasmeorach House has the space and facilities to for all age groups. With plenty of living space, a wonderful large garden with football goals and play fort for the kids, a games cabin with darts, pool table and competition table football, a hot tub which seats 7 and all in a unique location and all within 12 minutes walk of one of the best Gastro Pubs in the Western Highlands, making it perfect for special occasions, memorable gatherings and short breaks for family and groups of friends. What more could you want? Strictly no pets.
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- May 22, 2018
About Scott Gibson
My wife and I live in central Edinburgh with our 6 teenage and twenty something children. We have owned the house for 15 years now and over the years have enjoyed many happy holidays and short breaks/long weekends with family and friends at this beautiful loch side house. Achnasmeorach House is where we 'get away from it all' and where we chill........and all within a minutes walk of the shore and 12 minutes walk of one of the best Gastro Pubs in the Western Highlands of Scotland, the Kilchrenan Inn which has recently undergone a major refurbishment. The house has everything you could expect of a family home and is a real 'home from home'.
Scott Gibson purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Scott Gibson chose Inveraray
The house enjoys an exceptional loch side position with its own private shoreline, jetty, boathouse, slipway and 7 seater hot tub! Surrounded by the dramatic and wonderful scenery of Argyll with magnificent Ben Cruachan as a backdrop and stunning views across Loch Awe, this Victorian house is furnished to an extremely high standard in a contemporary style and offers everything required to create a relaxing and memorable short break or vacation. We are also within walking distance of one of the best pub/restaurants in the West Highlands, which reopened on October 2016 following it's first major refurbishment in over 40 years! The house has the space and facilities for all age groups. With plenty of living space, a wonderful large garden and a unique location making it perfect for special occasions, memorable gatherings and short breaks for groups of family or friends. Over the past few years we have invested heavily in the house making it, in our opinion, one of....if not the most luxurious of Scottish holiday homes currently available on the market as a holiday house. You will not be disappointed.
What makes this Villa unique
The stunning views, the shoreline and the magnificent scenery are what make the situation of this house truly unique. On the one hand it is in a relatively remote location offering peace and quiet, however the house is only a short walk from the village centre and the newly refurbished Kilchrenan Inn, a unique gastro pub with over 50 covers plus a wonderful bar fully stocked with your favourite Scottish Gins and Whiskies The house is also close by the Taychreggan Hotel which offers a 2 AA Rosette dining experience. The Ardenasaig Hotel, which offers a 3 AA Rosette dining experience is only a 5 minute drive away and Taynuilt Hotel (2AA Rosette) is 10 minutes drive away. The nearest village, Taynuilt has a train station, a 9 hole golf course, Post Office, tea room, Taynuilt Hotel (excellent restaurant/pub 2AA), grocers and butchers is a 15 minute drive. The nearest main town, Oban has great shops including a Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Homebase, Argos, New Look, Boots, Specsavers, Waterstons Books, WH Smith, Costa Coffee, Wetherspoons plus many other local shops. The town also boasts the Oban Distillery, a harbour, the main Ferry terminal to the Hebridian Islands, a train station, swimming pool, a micro brewery, and an 18 hole golf course. Oban is also has some amazing restaurants and calls itself the Sea Food Capital of Scotland. Oban airport is less than half an hours drive away giving quick and inexpensive access by plane to many of the inner and outer hebridean Islands.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The perfect place.
Our group of ten were delighted with the cleanliness and comfort of this beautiful, spacious home. We enjoyed a mix of water sport activities and total relaxation, making use of the wonderful facilities. We also booked a yoga session, on- site. The location is stunning and the wildlife a bonus! We strolled to the local inn in sunshine, accompanied by birdsong. A most perfect place! I can highly recommend this property and look forward to returning in the future. The owner, Scott, was welcoming and helpful in all correspondence.
Fantastic villa in quiet & stunning surroundings
Traveled to this beautiful location from the Netherlands with 10 friends. Prior to arrival the owner was very helpful in organizing our trip with great local suggestions. Finally we even skipped some events, because the house has everything you need. Fully equipped, very spacious, clean, stylish & well maintained.
We caught a pike from the jetty with available fishing gear, enjoyed the large barbeque, the wellness, the pool table and a lot more!
(bath-)rooms are spacious and clean and the overall experience was just perfect, I would definitely recommend this great place!
Our family had the pleasure of staying at this property for a 50th Birthday weekend celebration. The house and grounds are absolutely stunning with magnificent views over loch awe. Every one of us loved it and wish we could have stayed longer. We made full use of the hot tub and games room and had a lovely meal, enjoyed by everyone, in the nearby Kilchrenan Inn. The communication from the owner Scott was fantastic throughout and they were extremely helpful. I hope to return to this property again but for longer.
Wonderful, beautiful spacious house
We were a party of 10 ladies celebrating a 50th birthday and this house was just the perfect place. The location, the facilities and house was all we could have wished for. We made full use of all this place had to offer from the fire pit out front to the canoes in the boat house and the games room outback!.Just fantastic. We also enjoyed a lovely meal at the local Inn. The host was excellent with good knowledge about local area. We will definitely return.
A stupendous house with a genuine wow factor
The house is located in a wonderful position, with stunning views over Loch Awe. It is really well supplied, and there is plenty of space for the whole family, and more. Unusually in my experience, Sky Sports is installed and the wifi works well everywhere. There are kayaks, a brilliant games room, and a very calming hot tub. The owners provide very detailed information about things to do, in rain or sun. There is even a very effective midge-destruction machine. We had no bother with them all week. Possibly the best holiday house I have ever stayed in. It isn't cheap, but its worth every penny.
Luxury with a homely feel!
We booked Archnasmeroch House for a family holiday which included our grandchildren.We were delighted with what we found on our arrival.Beautifully appointed house,huge family kitchen with lovely AGA fully equipped with high quality goods included a Sonos sound system.The bedrooms were spacious stylish with amazing views over the Lich to the front and the hills to the rear.
The grand children loved the space,best game ever running round the massive island in the kitchen! Can't say enough positives about this house.Lots for the grown ups too,hot tub,fishing ,kayaks.We hired a boat locally and it was a great way to explore the Loch.Scott the owner super helpful.We are planning a return.
Coast/Beach: The house benefits from it's own shoreline with unforgettable views. Day long barbecues and picnics can be enjoyed on the decking around the boathouse and children will delight at the opportunity to jump off the pier or take advantage of the private fishing rights on the loch. The jetty and slipway are ideal for those who wish to bring their own boat. Boats can be rented nearby. 3 Canoes/Kayaks and life jackets are provided for your use as well as some fishing equipment. 2 BBQ's are provided. Travel: A car is not essential but desirable. Taynuilt train station, which is on the famous West Coast line from Glasgow is only 15 minutes drive away. Taxi collections can be arranged. Glasgow is 2 hours drive away and Edinburgh 2 hours 20 minutes drive away both through extremely scenic countryside. Why not make this journey part of your holiday by stopping at the various villages and hotels en route. Distances: Kilchrenan Inn - 12 minutes walk. Recently Refuibished top Gastro Pub 4 star, 2 AA Rosette dining, Taychreggan Hotel - 5 minute walk 4 Star, 3 AA dining, Ardenasaig Hotel - 10 minute drive. Taynuilt village - Hotel/restaurant - 2AA Rosette Dining, tea room, grocers, butchers, Post Office & 9 hole golf course - 15 minute drive. Oban - Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and M&S supermarket plus all the usual High Street shops, craft shops, superb fish restaurants, distillery & west coast ferry terminal to Mull etc - 30 minute drive. Dunstaffnage Marina & restaurant - 20 minute drive. Further Details: Fishing available on the loch. No permit required. We provide 2 Kayaks and one Canadian style canoe plus various life jackets, all for the use of the guests to be used at their own risk. Pool Table Dart Board Table Football Board Games. Sky TV inc Sky Sports
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Booking Notes: Please visit our web site www.achnasmeorachhouse.co.uk or contact the owner on 07836 705109 Changeover Day: Usually a Saturday however we can be very flexible depending on house availability. Notes on prices: Please contact us for special short break rates or for last minute deals. We can usually be very flexible.