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Dining in the conservatory
Tea with a view
Triple room
Downstairs double room
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The Lodge At Achara Lodge

Appin (6mls NE), The Highlands
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • One of three beautiful Victorian properties close to Oban and Fort William, ideal for walkers, with Ben Nevis nearby
  • Take a boat-trip to the magnificent islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona  
  • Explore this spectacular area via the West Highland Jacobite Steam Railway

 

Property code: 28672

One of three striking Victorian properties, this spacious family home for six guests is the perfect base from which to relax and explore Argyll and Bute. Close to Oban and Fort William, it is ideally located for visiting Ben Nevis or hopping on a boat to reach nearby Mull, Staffa and Iona. Back at the property, the accommodation is airy and full of charm, with plenty of space both inside and out for family getaways or memorable holidays with friends.

You will encounter its cosy and traditional lounge right away when you first arrive at this 19th-century property. After a long and tiring day spent exploring the local area, sink into a sofa and settle in for an evening of TV or films, or choose a book from one of the many well-stocked bookcases and discover the fascinating history of this area. A sunny conservatory is furnished with a large farmhouse dining table for enjoying family meals, together with rattan sofas for hosting afternoon tea or spending a couple of hours with a good book. The kitchen is bright and well-equipped, with oak worktops, plenty of storage space and a large window offering spectacular rural views.

The conservatory opens onto a delightful patio, furnished with a table and chairs for enjoying an al fresco meal when the weather is warm enough. The extensive garden and shared grounds beyond are a haven for inquisitive and energetic children and offer breathtaking views.

  • Short Term Let License Number - HI-40068-F
  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double (which can be made up as a twin on request) and 2 triple   
  • Galley kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Lounge with TV/DVD and Hi-Fi  
  • Conservatory/diner seats 8
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC 1 en-suite shower room  
  • Ground floor WC
  • Garden with outdoor table and chairs  
  • Heating, electric and Wi-Fi included but this can be intermittent due to location
  • If you are bringing your dog to any property within the collection, we ask that you ensure you are respectful of the rules set out for dog owners in your booking terms
  • 1 of 3 properties in a complex
  • Cattle grid upon entry to estate      
  • The surrounding grounds and landscape are rugged and of rise and fall levels due to the remote and hilly location of the property
  • Directly outside the estate is the road A828       
  • Properties 28672 and 28686 can be linked via connecting doors
  • EPC rating - Band F
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Perfect for active types, the local area offers plenty to do, from walking to sailing, mountain biking, fishing and winter sports. Follow the cycle paths and footpaths to nearby deserted beaches for a refreshing dip or scenic stroll, looking out for roe deer and other wildlife along the way. Discover the local marine life at the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary or take to the seas yourself with a ferry trip to the historic islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona.

Harry Potter fans shouldn't miss a ride on the iconic West Highland Jacobite Steam Railway, which crosses the famous viaduct, while younger members can let off steam in one of the soft-play centres in Oban. Tuck into a tasty meal at the local hotel's seafood restaurant (2 miles) or enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at the cafe in Glencoe (8 miles). For a wider selection of amenities, head into Fort William (18 miles) or continue to Oban (26 miles).

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Luisa 3rd April 2023

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We absolutely loved staying at the house and really enjoyed how much it felt like someone's home. The decor, all the lovely books, the coats hanging in the entry; it was cozy and wonderful. Our main complaint was that the windows didn't open in the bathrooms or bedrooms and that the kitchen felt outdated and somewhat difficult to navigate. The wintRead moreer garden in the back of the house is fantastic. Beautiful views, warm and cozy. We had no issues with wifi and loved seeing the sheep every morning. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by Dawn 6th August 2022

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The cottage was gorgeous, spacious, fabulous position. My only very slight criticism was that the was no room for us to store our food in the kitchen as all the available cupboards were full of equipment; which in one way was great, but ..

Reviewed by Celia 30th July 2022

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We spent most time in the lovely conservatory - by far the best part of the house - and it's beautifully situated. No concessions are made for guests; the owner's personal items (generously described as 'quirky' in an earlier review) litter every surface and wall. Notices and sheets of instructions about what not to do abound; windows are sealed shRead moreut; everything needs to be updated. A big thank you to the house manager who responded to a blocked drain promptly, cheerfully and efficiently. Hide

Reviewed by Glen 9th July 2022

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Quirky cottage in lovely location. All double beds are small and being pushed up against walls means they can only be accessed from one side. As mentioned in previous reviews, too much of the owners stuff lying around, making a small house cluttered, no space to even hang a coat on the hall coat hooks. None of the bedroom windows can be opened due Read moreto the secondary glazing. Not great for COVID ventilation nor Fire escape if required. Fortunately for us the weather was not hot. Hide

Reviewed by Craig 22nd May 2022

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Beautiful location. Views beautiful from conservatory area.

Reviewed by Andy 14th May 2022

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I think this COULD be a lovely place to stay, but it is spoiled by being quite cramped (except for the lovely conservatory), small beds and too much of the owners belongings cluttering the place.

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Peaceful setting
Conservatory
Dining in the conservatory
Tea with a view
Triple room
Downstairs double room
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Location

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