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Acharossan

Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Four Poster
Sky TV
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set amidst a 1,200-acre farm on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne
  • 18th century Scottish Laird's house, sleeping 9+2
  • Packed with period features including a stone spiral staircase
  • 1-mile driveway leading to the house, private beach and tennis court
  • Catch a ferry from Portavadie (6 miles) to Tarbert, opening up the Kennacraig-Islay ferry
  • Enjoy unrivalled scenery and wildlife, including otters and golden eagles
Property code: CA007

Become a Laird of Argyll in this luxurious country house, perfectly positioned on the wild and remote Cowal Peninsula. Bask on your private beach and savour once in a lifetime natural wonders.

Pack your bags and head to the wonderful west coast of Scotland for a magical escape from day to day life. Journey along the spectacular shore of Loch Fyne, down the quaint 1-mile driveway and arrive at this delightful dwelling which is tucked away on 1,200 acres of farmland. Sleeping eleven guests, grab family, friends and furry companions and frolic in the large gardens, play a game of tennis or head down to the estate’s private beach for a paddle. Despite the house having everything you could dream of and more, you must venture out and explore the wonderful lochs and landscapes which surround you.

Step inside, dump your bags and throw off coats and shoes in the traditional yet trendy hall and head into the heart of the home. An 18th-century Scottish laird’s house, this dwelling still holds a great deal of character which adds warmth and charm throughout. The open-plan kitchen/diner is a wonderfully sleek and spacious room which flows through to the conservatory. With plenty of space for all hands-on deck, make light work of cooking up a storm and gather at the table to savour each bite and raise a glass to your Scottish break. Light floods in through fantastic windows creating a lively and sociable ambience. Once dinner is finished, enjoy a tipple in the conservatory or head to the lounge and curl up by the open fire. For a quieter moment, choose a book from the library which also boasts an open fire and lose yourself in a holiday tale or two.

Climb stairs to the first floor where four of five bedrooms await. Smartly decorated with warm furnishings, you’ll have no trouble resting your eyes and drifting off to sleep in these lovely spaces. All bedrooms are treated to en-suites so there is no need to queue in the morning and you can enjoy a relaxing soak or a quick freshen up. The bunk room is a great spot for children to have sleepovers, although there are bound to be big discussions over who gets top bunk!

The second floor is home to a playroom with a small billiards table and a TV, the ideal spot for younger guests to retreat to after dinner. Challenge each other to a competitive game and then head to bed, the final bedroom lies on the second floor and again is a lovely place to fall asleep.

The magic continues outside where you can dine alfresco and savour a sizzling BBQ on the patio, roam the grounds with a cup of tea in hand and challenge sporty guests to a game of tennis on the court.

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

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 9+2
  • 5 bedrooms - 2 en-suite king-size bedrooms, 1 en-suite single bedroom with 4ft four-poster bed, 1 en-suite bunk bedroom, 1 twin bedroom; on request, the playroom can be made up with two additional fold-away single beds
  • 5 bathrooms - 2 en-suite bathrooms (bath, separate shower, WC and WHB); 2 en-suite shower rooms (shower, WC and WHB), 1 separate shower room (shower, WC and WHB)
  • Gas/electric range cooker, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, microwave, dishwasher, tumble dryer
  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity and gas included
  • TV in the library with full Sky package, DVD, radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Extensive private gardens and grounds, with stone terrace, seating, private beach and tennis court
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Ample off road parking
  • Playroom with bean bags and mini billiards table
  • Angling in the river Auchilack
  • Restaurant and shop within 6 miles
  • This property is on a private water supply
  • Complex of properties - other properties on site as follows: CA214 sleeps 6 and CA183 sleeps 4+1.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 2 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
3
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Andrew 26th October 2019

Beautiful large house in a superb setting. Loads of things to keep the family occupied: tennis court, table tennis, large well maintained grounds and gardens. Plenty of space to chill out and rest or get more active.

Reviewed by Prof Bickford-smith July 2019

We (a party of six) thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful eight days' holiday at Acharossan House, a place of considerable beauty. It offered an excellent combination of very modern amenities within a refurbishment of impeccable taste that retained an ageless charm in the interior decor. We made much enjoyable use of its huge kitchen/ dining/conservatory Read morestyle sitting area, as well as the two additional sitting rooms that allowed some to watch television/films in the one while others read quietly in the other. Also much appreciated were the finely appointed en-suite bedrooms and the newly available games room, in a separate building, for table tennis and pool. The tennis court was also made use of, and was in very good condition. The caretaker, Gillian, answered any and all our questions when put to her with courteous efficiency, and went above and beyond in dealing with (solving) one query (about a lost laptop charger!). The house contained many useful leaflets about local excursion possibilities that we followed up. We particularly enjoyed two visits in perfect weather to the sandy expanse of Ostel Bay, with its memorable views (though these are are almost everyhwere on Argyll's Secret Coast), as well as walking in the Glenan Woods and Otter Ferry. There is an excellent Convenience Store for ordinary groceries in nearby (10-15 mins) Tighnabruaich, though for more luxurious/exotic items we made one carefully planned expedition to Dunoon (c 60 mins). But with beauty all around you, driving - though sometimes slow because single track - provides constant rewards, including the spotting of a Golden Eagle on one occasion. All-in-all this was a fantastic holiday in a place we will much hope to return to. Hide

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Location

Map
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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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