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Achara Lodge

Oban (17mls S), The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
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 nearby Ben Nevis
  • 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

This beautiful historic house is an ideal family holiday home located in a beautiful and peaceful area of Scotland with spectacular views and plenty of activities to keep the whole family occupied.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 2 dogs per property welcome  
  • 1 of 3 properties in a complex
  • Properties 28672 and 28686 can be linked via a connecting door in the triple room

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).

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joanne 24th October 2020

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Easy to get to plenty of room to park , with a lovely garden fantastic views of the the hills of Fort William and surrounding area with a nature reserve across the way Lovely walks that take you up to Oban through the forest By road a smooth drive along the winding roads with breath taking views of hills and rivers passing by 30mins to Fort WilliamRead more there are forts and museum as telling the history highly recommend as l would Oban with the views from the mcCaig tower to whisky tasting Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 19th September 2020

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The house lies in large grounds which our dog really loved. It is near to beautiful beaches and and walks and cycle paths. Ideal for family holidays. The views are beautiful from the very large conservatory. Easy run in the car to splendid restaurants, one of which is Pier house at Port Appin. Just 15mins away by car.

Reviewed by Laura 8th August 2020

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A really interesting and characterful property with lovely views and amazing gardens, which our daughters absolutely loved. It was lovely to sit in the conservatory in the evenings and watch the sunrise. The location was just off the main road between Oban and Fort William with lots of beautiful places to visit nearby. We had a lovely relaxing weekRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 18th July 2020

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A very quiet location on the edge of a village without a shop. Convenient for all the coastal Lochaber hills including Glencoe, and Ardgour accessible. Property plenty big enough for our party of 6. The conservatory is a delightful light space at all times of day and is key . Property feels like you are using someone's house while they are away forRead more a while. There are many ornaments, books, nicknacks etc. They tell you quite a bit about the character and interests of the owner's family. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 3rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Nicola 27th July 2019

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We made the most of our holiday inspite of the cottage being quite old fashioned and musty. Young children may be fearful of all the stuffed animals and bones lying around the place. Bear in mind you will need to drive everywhere and the nearest restaurant is over 5 miles away.

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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