9 reviews“Beautiful location and house” Monday 11th May 2015
Situated in a truly magnificent location on the shores of Loch Awe with its own sandy bay, jetty and fishing, Cuil-na-Sithe is an elegant Victorian Scottish Country house with all the luxuries of the 21st century. Built in 1875 for the Laird of Barbreck, this splendid Scots baronial house commands excellent views across the loch with Argyll’s famous Ben Cruachan mountain as a backdrop.
Cuil-na-Sithe is an idyllic holiday retreat offering a true highland welcome. After an active day out and about return home and enjoy this well-presented self catering home. The elegant drawing room with its large bay window, open fire and comfy sofas make a wonderfully relaxing haven for all seasons and the traditional dining room offers plenty of space for everyone to gather and enjoy holiday meals. The conservatory is perfect for enjoying the stunning views across the pretty garden to the loch and with under-floor heating this social room remains cosy even on the chilliest day. Keen cooks will love the stylish, well equipped kitchen with its electric Aga (plus back-up regular range cooker) heated slate floor and ceiling window allowing the light to flood in over the large breakfast bar. Double doors open out to the garden where summer time meals or a barbeque can be enjoyed. The bedrooms are well-presented and the two main bedrooms boast loch views, beautiful 20ft-high domed ceilings with original frieze plasterwork and luxurious en-suite bathrooms.
Cuil-na-Sithe is a magical highland hideaway yet easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh – guests can even arrive by sea-plane which lands just minutes from the front door. The large surrounding garden and grounds with its charming summerhouse/games room make this a perfect destination for all the family. Guests are welcome to launch their own boat from the house jetty and fish on the loch.
Outer hall, main hall, drawing room with open fire, conservatory with underfloor heating, dining room, double bedroom, bathroom (shower, wc & whb), sitting room, kitchen with underfloor heating, electric Aga and cooker plus back-up regualr electric range, breakfast bar and French doors to garden, utility room, bathroom (shower, wc & whb)
Master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower and underfloor heating, double bedroom, bathroom (roll-top bath, over bath power shower, wc & whb), twin bedroom, single bedroom with additional single trundle bed, double bedroom, second stairway giving easy access to ground floor bathroom
Large enclosed garden overlooking loch with garden furniture and summerhouse/games room.
ActivitiesLoch Awe is renowned for its excellent wild trout and pike fishing (boats can be hired from nearby Dalavich) and Ben Cruachan (3695ft) the local Munro, attracts the keen climber or you can even venture inside this great mountain and experience the astounding engineering work created by the hydro-power station.
There are endless fantastic walking opportunities and ideal picnic spots right from the doorstep as well as excellent mountain biking and road cycling on both forest and quiet single track roads. This is heaven for the enthusiastic birdwatcher with a huge variety of birds including hawks, buzzards, eagles and Ospreys which are known to nest here. This lovely area is also home to amazing wildlife such as red squirrels, otters, pine marten and badgers.
Locally, there are many excellent day trips for all the family to enjoy including Inverawe Smokeries & Country Park near Taynuilt, Oban distillery, the historic Kilmartin Glen & Museum, The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary, many beautiful gardens, several golf courses, glorious beaches and historic castles. Oban, known as “Gateway to the Isles” has regular ferries to Mull and the island.
Enjoy a day out and experience the glorious local natural heritage with the award winning wildlife photography and tour company Loch Visions based in Kilchrenan.
Extra refundable cost: Good Housekeeping Deposit £250.00.
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