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Achnasmeorach House

Kilchrenan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Loch-side property with private shoreline, jetty, boathouse and slipway
  • Spacious and luxurious accommodation
  • Ideal for a special occasion or large gathering
  • Seven-person hot tub and games cabin
  • Local inn less than a mile away
  • Town of Oban 19 miles away
Property code: CA008

There’s no end of entertainment at this pretty Victorian holiday home, with a private shoreline, boathouse, garden, hot tub, games cabin, and more. It’s a place for all ages to enjoy.

Stay in true luxury at this lochside location, where everything is decorated to the highest standard and top-quality appliances are in abundance throughout. Guests of all ages will want for nothing with a stay in this grand home, and the property is perfectly set out for a family of ten or 12. Young children and older teenagers will all be kept entertained, whilst the adults can enjoy a glass of Scottish whisky in the hot tub.

The home boasts an impeccable decor throughout, with each room adopting a unique theme and colour scheme. Many of the rooms have been decorated with elegant wallpaper, perfectly contrasted with bright splashes of colour. The thoroughly modern home is interspersed with small celebrations of Scottish culture, such as tartan furnishings or mounted deer horns, a reminder of your rural Argyll location.

The heart of the home can be found on the ground floor, in the open-plan kitchen and dining room. To one side, you have a well-equipped kitchen with American-style fridge/freezer, traditional country Aga and even a bread maker for fresh morning baking. To the other side of the room, you can settle at the spacious dining table and enjoy far-reaching views across the loch. Alternatively, more casual breakfasts can be enjoyed in the garden room, also offering wonderful views of the water. Two opulent rooms are perfect for watching TV and relaxing. The first is a traditional drawing room with a wood burner and French doors leading to the garden room, whilst the second is a family room with huge cushy sofas. Both have Sky TV with sports packages included.

All five bedrooms can be found upstairs, and the elevated position ensures each room offers a mesmerising view of the surrounding scenery. The master bedroom is a spacious king-size with a luxury dressing room, and this can be made into a family room by pulling out the two J-beds suitable for younger children. Two of the bedrooms benefit from zip-and-link beds, making them either twin or king-size rooms, and one has a Juliet balcony accessible through French doors. Every bathroom in the house has been renovated to the highest standard and is well-equipped with local hand soaps and shampoos.

This home excels both indoors and out, and plenty of enjoyment can be found outdoors in the summer months. An enclosed garden area is ideal for allowing children to play; a fun fort and five-a-side football goals will keep the young ones entertained for hours. Older kids will love the games cabin featuring a pool table, football table, dartboard and jukebox, and the private hot tub will no doubt be a big hit with every guest. Please note there is a burn and small pond within the garden; young children must be supervised.

Please note there is a refundable £350 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 king-size bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms (can be made up as super king-sizes on request), 1 bunk room
  • Sleeps 10 adults + 2 children with 2 additional fold-down J-beds in the dressing room suitable for children
  • 4 bathrooms – 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 bathroom, 1 separate WC
  • AGA (electric, two-door), microwave/grill/oven, bread maker, family food processor, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with large American-style washing machine and dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Open fire and multi-fuel stove – all logs included
  • Electricity and oil included
  • SkyTV, DVD player, 2 CD/radios, iPod dock; Sonos music system in family, dining and garden rooms and in the master en-suite
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Telephone with an honesty box
  • Large private, enclosed garden with direct access to shoreline
  • Burn and small pond within garden - young children must be supervised
  • Unlimited driveway parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Hot tub
  • 2 BBQs: 1 charcoal, 1 gas – fuel supplied
  • Games cabin with pool table, football table, dartboard and 100-CD jukebox
  • Basic fishing equipment supplied. Private fishing rights on Loch Awe (no permit required)
  • Boathouse with decking - guests are welcome to bring own boat/canoe
  • Shop, cafe, restaurant 7.5 miles away
  • Regret no parties of 18-25-year olds at this property

Exciting activities can be enjoyed on the estate, as you’ll find a private beach, boathouse, slipway, decking and jetty. Bring a boat from home or rent one locally, delighting in a kayaking or canoeing trip on the vast Loch Awe. Jump off the decking and go for a swim or enjoy private fishing on the local beat (fishing equipment included). While a day away around the home and then walk for 1 mile up to the stunning local restaurant and bar.

Many scenic walking routes can be enjoyed locally, including the towering Munro of Ben Cruachan, accessible around 8 miles away. Head to the brink of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, where you can hike the beautiful Ben Lui (25 miles). For a unique way to explore the area, head to a local riding stables (17.5 miles) and explore the countryside on horseback.

Explore Scottish history and culture by checking out some castle ruins, such as the 15th-century Kilchurn Castle (18 miles) or the coastal Dunstaffnage Castle (17 miles). Whilst there, you can visit the seaside town of Oban (19 miles), discovering a local history museum and even planning a tour of the town’s whisky distillery. Be sure to find time to explore the Celtic Glasdrum Wood National Nature Reserve, 25 miles away and boasting fascinating local wildlife.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Guest comments

Reviewed by L Leslie September 2019

Achnasmeorach House is quite simply stunning and the location breath-taking!! The house has been beautifully restored to an exceptional standard and the facilities, hot tub, games room and a well-stocked boathouse ensured that a good time was had by all. A very special place to spend time with family and friends!!

Reviewed by V Burgess August 2019

A splendid Victorian villa in superb grounds & very quiet. Facilities & activities provided are excellent. Loads of space for separate activities & the games room excellent for the odd showers. All in all, my daughters, sons in law, husband & granddaughters all said they would return! It is obviously a loved holiday home, not just a holiday let.

Reviewed by M Forrester August 2019

Just back from a brilliant week at Achnasmeorach House. The weather was kind and although a tad chilly we were swimming in the loch without wetsuits. The house is amazing, fully spec'd in the kitchen, great games room, hot tub, 3 bathrooms etc. etc. The terrace and BBQ area is especially nice if the weather is kind as is the jetty, we hired a boat Read morefor the duration and took trips down the Loch fishing etc. Kilchrenan Inn is walking distance and serves good food. My only complaint is it is hard to pronounce! Hide

Reviewed by A Berns August 2019

We spend a week with 6 adults (grand-parents, 2 families with 5 children 11-18 years old). It was a great experience with lots of options for everyone. A day of rain is no problem with so many things to do in and around the house. Canoeing, fishing, from their jetty, small football court, game room, family room, several rooms with a beautiful viewRead more on Loch Awe. Lots of video's. Hot tub. All in impeccable state. We had a great time. Very responsive and helpful owner. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by D Jones June 2019

Achnasmeorach house is truly pure luxury. If you are looking for something special with the wow factor then booking your holiday here is a must. I stayed here in June with my partner, children and parents and we were all so impressed with everything. The house is huge and has so much character, my 3 year old loved all the outside space to run arounRead mored on and the hot tub was such an added bonus, but the best thing of all had to be the amazing view from the front of the house looking out onto loch awe, it was breath-taking. The private jetty meant we could hire a boat from the local boat yard and enjoy exploring the loch too. The house was so well equipped with everything you could possibly need, even had condiments, herbs and spices for cooking, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, tea bags, coffee, the little things really make a difference. Hide

Reviewed by David Moore May 2019

The property was fantastic, and the views are incredible. The owner was kind enough to let us have our wedding here and it was the perfect intimate setting for us. The facilities are great and there is plenty to do to keep occupied. We will definitely return in the future

Reviewed by G Johnston May 2019

We had an amazing time at Achnasmeorach House. It exceeded our expectations and had everything we needed for our group weekend away. We loved the tub, views, games room, dining room, garden and so much more. Scott was very friendly and easy to deal with. We plan on returning soon!

Reviewed by S Gough March 2019

This is not just a holiday house, but has a great sense of home. We all loved it for that, as it isnt always easy to keep everyone happy all at once! The layout is fabulous, and gives a great sense of space, but cosy at the same time. There is something for everyone here, and well thought out with everyone in mind. We loved it, the views, the peaceRead more and quite, and down at the jetty, where you can fish, go kayaking, canoeing, and much more, or just sit by the loch side and enjoy the views. The owners couldn't be more helpful and pleasant, going out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. We liked it so much we would love to return! Thank you for such an enjoyable time! Hide

Reviewed by R Whittle December 2018

We were a group of 10 Londoners who wanted to escape the city and celebrate Christmas together and all agreed we couldn't have found a better place to do so! The house and its surroundings exceeded our expectations. The house was so warm and inviting and had been decorated for Christmas. It was very clean and well equipped, particularly when it camRead moree to cooking and eating all together. The Aga was a joy to use and there was plenty of crockery, the double dishwashers were most appreciated! The jetty gave us the perfect place to enjoy breath-taking sunrises and camp fires at dusk. Those of us brave enough also enjoyed kayaking out on the loch. The house was big enough for everyone to have space to themselves if they wanted it but still felt very cosy. The games room has a lot to offer and saw much competition.The owner was very helpful with suggestions and answered all our questions quickly. I would recommend a stay here to anyone reading and hope to stay here again myself at some point in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Maclean July 2018

Beautiful setting for a gathering of the MacLean clan residing in Scotland and 3 US states. The house was well suited for adults and children. Plenty of space to run around. The WiFi can be a little spotty but we were able to get online for information when needed. The football pitch and the Crab Shack, were favorites! Kite flying down near the boaRead moret house was also a big hit with the kids! If the weather had been cooperative more canoeing and paddle boarding would have been done. The house was very clean, and well organized. Kitchen is large and above the usual in supplies except we could not find measuring cups or a meat thermometer? Large dining room table wonderful for family meals. Two sitting rooms were great. We designated one as a quite room and the other for kids. The conservatory was our Mah Jong room. The large round table is th perfect size! The beds were very comfortable. May we suggest USB ports in the bedrooms for plugging in smart phones and tablets. We appreciated the shower products but like the owners who have allergies, a member of our family has severe allergies to milk so the soap as wonderful as is was could not be used by that person and their family. We have been to Loch Awe before but a new adventure was visiting Cruachan power station. Good rainy day excursion. As we are MacLeans we paid another visit to Duart Castle and were lucky to meet Sir Lachlan MacLean the 28th Chief of our clan, which was definitely for the kids the highlight of their vacation! Achnasmeorach is truly a professionally run holiday house. We highly recommend for a family vacation. Hide

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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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