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Carse House

Carse, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Impressive manor house sleeping 14 guests
  • Games room and lounge areas offer space for guests both young and old to relax
  • Extensive enclosed garden and sandy beach offering plenty of outdoor space to enjoy
  • Renovated Georgian home with traditional décor throughout
  • Hill Loch trout fishing included with your stay
  • 28 miles from spectacular Iron Age Dunadd Fort and the world renown Kilmartin Glen
Property code: CA061

Stunning Georgian manor house surrounded by pretty gardens and Scottish scenery. The perfect spot to get the extended family together for a celebration and break from modern life.

Gather your loved ones and escape to this stunning Georgian family home, located within a private estate on the Knapdale Peninsula. Set over four floors with eight bedrooms to choose from, it’s a stylish yet wonderfully cosy retreat for up to 14 guests and two dogs. Nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts alike will adore the range of activities on offer close by, from trout fishing to a quiet stroll on a deserted sandy beach.

The interior of the house is designed with comfort in mind, carefully renovated to retain its original warmth and charm with a contemporary twist. Beautifully decorated with a bright colour pallet and classically furnished with antiques and artwork, there’s ample space to socialise and relax in equal measures. The atmosphere is homely and inviting, made all the more special with several crackling open fires and comfortable seating.

The elegant drawing room is a wonderful spot to unwind, warming your toes by the open fire and admiring the sea views from the window. There’s a baby grand piano for budding musicians to tap out a tune, adding to the tranquil feel. The formal dining room has enough seating for your entire party, perfect for toasting special occasions over a celebratory meal. Round off your day with after-dinner drinks and some light entertainment in the games room, challenging each other to a round of table tennis.

The lower ground floor has a second sitting room for snuggling up in front of a good film with buttery popcorn, and is home to the impressive kitchen. With a double oven and all the gadgets you need to sizzle up a storm, alongside a large table and chairs for quick lunches and simple suppers.

Climb the traditional sweeping staircase to discover four pretty bedrooms on the first floor, each one a welcome retreat after a busy day of adventures. This includes the grand master suite with an additional room attached which can be used as a dressing room, or as a single bedroom for younger guests. The connecting doors lead to a sumptuous shared bathroom complete with an irresistible bath for long soaks.

The final four bedrooms and a family bathroom are located upstairs on the second floor, each one boasting spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

The lovely gardens are dotted with pretty trees and shrubs, offering an idyllic spot for a picnic, tantalising your taste buds with some delicious local scran. Don your walking boots and set off to explore the estate, meandering through the woodland and spying the resident wildlife. The nearby beach is less than a mile away, so pack your swimwear and wetsuits ready for hours of fun enjoying the sand and the sea.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 8 bedrooms - 1 super king-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed, 2 single bedrooms and 5 twin bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 cloakroom with WC, 1 WC and shower room, 1 family bathroom with WC and bath, 1 Jack-and-Jill bathroom with WC, bath and shower and a final en-suite with WC, bath and shower
  • Electric oven with four-ring ceramic hob, under counter fridge, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge
  • Larder with large fridge/freezer and microwave
  • 2 TVs with DVDs
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Dining seating for 14
  • Large garden and woodland area
  • Garden furniture and BBQ (available Spring/Summer)
  • 2 open fires, first baskets of logs included
  • 2 dogs welcome, restricted to the lower ground floor only
  • Limited Wi-Fi included - please note the connection here in the west coast of Scotland is not fast and it is not suitable for large data downloads but can be used for emails. It can also be variable in strength and reliability. A monthly allowance for usage from a satellite is available, but once the allowance is used, the service is not available until the next month.Please be considerate of succeeding tenants in your data usage. It is possible to hotspot mobile phones.
  • Oil fired central heating - oil and electricity included
  • Hill loch trout fishing included
  • Private water supply from a borehole with filtration
  • Additional housekeeper available by arrangement
  • Guests to provide own beach towels
  • Nearest village 10.5 miles, nearest pub 4 miles
  • Please note the closest place for fuel is in Lochgilphead and Clachan - approximately 30-40 minutes from the property. It is best to fill up enroute to the house

This property is tucked away on the western coast of Scotland within the Knapdale Peninsula, far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With limited phone reception and a fantastically rural location, it's an ideal retreat for guests seeking solitude in spectacular surroundings. The icing on the cake is access to a secluded sandy beach and Hill Loch Fishing, where you can catch wild brown trout.

The house is accessed via a single-track road that meanders along the coastline between Tarbert and Lochgilphead, where you'll discover a treasure trove of quiet beaches, hidden coves and historical remnants dating back to the bronze age. Keen cyclists will relish the opportunity to explore by bike, but it's also delightful for a leisurely drive. Be sure to stop at the Kilberry Inn, 4 miles away, to sample mouth-wateringly fresh produce and locally sourced Fyne ales.Equally delicious is the Boat House on Gigha, with locally grown Turbot – be sure to book in advance. 

The fishing village of Tarbert (11 miles) has an array of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes at your disposal, along with an excellent nine-hole golf course for the golfing enthusiasts in your party. No visit is complete without a day trip to the Islay, a whisky lover's dream with nine working distilleries, but the RSBP reserve is truly something special as you may even spot a golden eagle.


This property is personally managed by Carol.


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Reviewed by Martin 21st December 2019

The house is fabulous - better than we expected. However the heating system contained a few glitches which were not fully resolved despite efforts by the owner.

Reviewed by Mr Cunningham May 2019

We booked this out for 13 adults who were going to a wedding in the local area. From start to finish all the staff related to Carse were so helpful and so nice! The house has everything you could possibly need for a short or long term stay, it was spotless. Tarbert, which was a 25 min drive away is the closest town and it's very easy to find from tRead morehere. Could not recommend this house more! Hide

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