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Loch Avich House

Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Victorian lodge with original features for a perfect family retreat
  • Situated on 3,200 acres of Argyll estate
  • Breathtaking views of Loch Avich and the surrounding mountains
  • Can be booked together with the adjacent cottage
  • Hire a bike to explore the impressive landscapes
  • Plenty of attractions nearby including kayaking and horse riding
Property code: CA218

This Victorian lodge with its original features and phenomenal panoramic views is a magnificent yet comfortable family home to escape to for a tranquil holiday.

Elevated above the spectacular Loch Avich, this Victorian Lodge offers guests a breathtaking retreat secluded within a stunning 3,200 acre Argyll estate. The property sleeps 12 guests and two dogs across five bedrooms and has been renovated to capture a traditional feel, retaining original features such as wooden beams, archways, and ceilings. Accessed via a gently meandering road, you are guaranteed privacy in tranquil surroundings, with an abundance of scenic walks throughout the glen.

Inside, the property is spacious and elegant, finished with period-style decor, antique furniture, and vintage curtains and upholstery. The remoteness of this charming house adds to the atmosphere, just the ticket for chilly evenings by the fire, sipping hot cocoa snuggled underneath a tartan blanket. For special occasions, an adjacent cottage with five bedrooms can also be rented, bringing the total house capacity to 17.

The ground floor boasts a choice of rooms for socialising, with a light-filled drawing room complete with open fire, a charming sitting room with enough seating for your entire party, and a fantastic games room with a full-sized billiards table and table tennis table. The kitchen is a cosy space to enjoy light snacks and simple suppers, lovingly prepared using the ample worktop space and superb four-oven AGA-style oven. The formal dining room next door is perfect for a more sophisticated affair, relaxing with fine wine and flickering candlelight.

The quirky staircase with its wooden archway leads upstairs to five comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms, each following the same style as the rest of the house with wooden picture rails, character furniture, and sumptuous linen. The double bedroom has a handy en-suite with a bath, irresistible for weary explorers in need of a good soak. Guests with young children will find the family room particularly useful, as it sleeps four in the comfort of four single beds. The remaining bedrooms are just as delightful, with stunning views from the windows.

The enclosed garden comprises of a rolling lawn ideal for picnic lunches with a scenic backdrop, or simply a safe place for younger guests and four-legged friends let off some steam. Keen walkers and gentle strollers alike will appreciate easy access to a variety of walks across the craggy landscape, close to the shores of Loch Avich. Remember to pack your binoculars for wildlife spotting too!.

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.

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 double, 3 twins, 4 singles
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 shower room, 2 bathrooms, 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Cot and highchair
  • TV for DVDs only (no reception, so pay phone is available)
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Open fire
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Full-size billiards table, table tennis
  • Post office, cafe, hotel with bar 6 miles at Kilmelford
  • Additional housekeeping can be provided by separate arrangement
  • There is a cottage adjacent to the property which can accommodate a further 5 guests (property code CA219)

Enjoying a fantastically rural location on the western coast of Scotland, this property is the perfect bolthole for those who want to enjoy a quieter pace of life. Tucked away from large towns and with limited phone signal, the surrounding landscape is a beautiful combination of ancient woodland, tumbling mountains and the serene waters of Loch Avich. Lace up your walking boots and set off for an adventure, investigating the various winding trails that lead across the estate and down to the shoreline below.

Venturing out by car, prepare yourself for some dramatic scenery as you make your way along the remote roads. The nearest village is Dalavich 4 miles away, which has a pleasant cafe and shop as well as access to some spectacular walks along Loch Awe, the longest freshwater loch in Scotland, famed for its trout fishing and of course spectacular views of Innis Chonnell with its castle and ruins.

The village of Kimelford is 13 miles away, standing at the head of Loch Melford and renowned for fishing and riding opportunities. There's also a choice of eateries serving delicious local scran, such as the Shower of Herring, which often has live music and entertainment.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

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Reviewed by Janet 26th October 2019

WOW - what a wonderful house...I would recommend this beautiful Arts and Crafts house to any large party wishing to 'get away from it all'...We rented this house in 2009 to celebrate my 40th birthday and then again last week to celebrate my 50th - I can honestly say I have never wanted to return more to a house than I did with Loch Avich House - anRead mored it most certainly did not disappoint! Mairie, the housekeeper is wonderful and can provide any information you may need. A solid 10 out of 10 Hide

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Location

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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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