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Castle On The Loch

Hunters Quay, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 42
Bedrooms 19
Bathrooms 19
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Four Poster
Castles
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A 19th-century castle sleeping 42
  • Indoor swimming pool, children's play area and games room
  • Huge grounds packed with wildlife
  • Multiple formal and informal social spaces
  • Close to the Firth of Clyde for sailing trips
  • Surrounded by ancient woodlands and walking trails
Property code: CA065

This stunning castle offers grand rooms, plenty of space and beautiful loch views. It's perfectly placed for exploring Argyll and Bute, and very easy to get to via direct ferry from Glasgow.

This impressive Scottish castle, designed by the architect David Hamilton and built by James Hunter, dates from the early 19th century and is set in a glorious location on the shore of Holy Loch. The castle is set within delightful gardens and offers stunning views, making it a fantastic base for a special event. With plenty of space for up to 42 guests across 19 bedrooms, this is a superb venue for a wedding, large family gathering, corporate function or reunion. Music evenings can be arranged – including classical, traditional Scottish or a ceilidh – and the castle is also registered for civil wedding ceremonies.

This magnificent castle is abundant with splendid features including beautiful ceilings, decorative plasterwork, carved doors and a superb sweeping double-sided staircase with a glass cupola. There’s also heated indoor swimming pool, a games room with a snooker table, a large outdoor play area, and a spacious conservatory. The bedrooms are simply furnished, comfortable and flexible, with a range of en-suite facilities. The bedrooms to the front of the castle also enjoy fantastic views across the garden and out to sea.

The grand reception hall, with its grand piano, open fire and seating area, makes an impressive entrance to this fantastic property. Exploring the ground floor further, there are two stylish drawing rooms connected via double doors which can be folded back to create a large reception room for everyone to gather. The larger drawing room features a bar area and sea views, with the smaller drawing room featuring a wood burner and plenty of seating. The elegant dining room is perfect for celebratory meals, and there is ample space in the conservatory to unwind or enjoy a more relaxed meal. The ground floor also offers a library, the zodiac room, a beautifully equipped catering kitchen and two delightful double bedrooms (one with an additional single bed). There is also an indoor swimming pool and a games area equipped with billiards table, table tennis and table football.

The mezzanine features three bedrooms: two doubles (one with an additional single bed, the other with two additional single beds) and a single room.

The first floor is home to the remaining 14 bedrooms: a double room with an additional single bed, five twin rooms, seven doubles, and a double room with a four-poster bed.

The conservatory opens out onto a large terrace and garden with a children’s play area. There’s plenty of garden furniture so you can sit back and unwind. The gardens and lawns are surrounded by ancient trees which are a haven for red squirrels and a variety of birds. Deer can also often be glimpsed.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 19 bedrooms – 9 doubles, 5 twins, 3 triples, 1 quad and 1 single
  • 19 bathrooms, 18 ensuite shower rooms with wc, 1 ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower and wc
  • American fridge/freezer, chest freezer, gas hob, dishwashers, fridge, microwave, range cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Gas heating and electricity by meter reading, payable to owner on departure
  • 2 wood burners, 1 bag of logs provided
  • TV with Freesat, CD player and DVD player
  • Wifi access (limited reach due to castle walls)
  • Large terrace and garden with child’s play area
  • Swimming pool available all year round (please bring own towels for pool use)
  • Music evenings can be arranged - classical, traditional Scottish music or a ceilidh.
  • Ample off-street parking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles away
  • Special reduced rates for smaller parties - welcome all year round
  • The owners live in a self-contained wing at the back of the castle - privacy is guaranteed and they take great care to ensure that you have either as little or as much assistance as you require
  • Registered with Argyll and Bute Council for civil wedding ceremonies in the Castle and on the Castle grounds - subject to fee

Set on the gorgeous Cowal Peninsula, the castle is easily accessible from Glasgow via a ferry over the Firth of Clyde (32 miles). The Cowal Peninsula is known for its beautiful open scenery, with a wide range of activities available including walking, cycling, exploring forest trails and sailing on the Clyde. There's also the challenging 18-hole course at Cowal Golf Club (2 miles), opportunities for trout, salmon and sea trout fishing and horse riding. The nearby Quadmania (10 miles) offers quad biking, archery and clay shooting.

Other local attractions include Benmore Botanic Garden (5.5 miles), Puck's Glen (7 miles) and Glenbranter and the Allt Robuic Waterfalls (14.5 miles). The main resort on the peninsula is Dunoon (2.5 miles) which is known for its Victorian pier, delightful promenade and a selection of independent craft shops and galleries. There are plenty of places to eat and drink as well as a leisure centre and cinema.

From Dunoon, you can take boat trips or head north into the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park (5 miles from the outskirts). Local attractions and landmarks include Adam's Grave (1.5 miles), Glenfinart Walled Garden (14 miles) and Historic Kilmun, the mausoleum sheltering five centuries of Campbell Chiefs (5 miles). Dunoon is also the home of the annual Cowal Highland Gathering.

 

This property is personally managed by Carol.

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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.

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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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