View of the property
Dining in the conservatory
Tea with a view
Triple room
Downstairs double room
Triple room
Beautiful grounds
Views towards the open countryside
Peaceful setting
Magnificent views
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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
Towels included
8 more

At a glance

  • One of three beautiful Victorian properties close to Oban and Fort William
  • Great base to explore Ben Nevis and enjoy walking
  • A charming holiday lodge with an attractive conservatory and traditional interior
  • Ideal for boat trips to Mull, Staffa and Iona, and more
  • Take a trip through glorious countryside on the West Highland Steam Railway
  • Perfect base to get away and relax or explore
Property code: 28672

This beautiful Victorian 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   
  • 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).

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Nicola 27th July 2019

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.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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