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Loch Avich House And Cottage

Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 5
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

  • Huge property perfect for family getaways and celebration gatherings
  • Magnificent games room with full-sized billiards table and table tennis
  • Large, well-equipped kitchen perfect for preparing a feast
Property code: CA219

A charming Victorian house that has retained many of its original features and sits in a stunning, secluded location overlooking Loch Avich and the mountains beyond.

Nestled within the stunning 3,200-acre Argyll estate, this beautiful home is the perfect rural retreat for large parties or family gatherings. Enjoying stunning views over Loch Avich and the mountains beyond, this spacious five-bedroom Victorian lodge enjoys a tranquil location and a chance to step away from the bustle of modern life. A cosy adjacent cottage provides an additional two bedrooms, meaning up to 17 people can be accommodated along with two of their four-legged family members.

Original features such as exposed beams, open fires and traditional furniture, create a warm and welcoming atmosphere from the moment you step inside the door. With a spacious and comfortable feel, this impressive home has an air of elegance and style, while still retaining a home-from-home feel.

The light and characterful drawing room, with its warming open fire and spectacular views across the Loch, is the perfect refuge for relaxing, playing games or simply talking into the early hours. The sitting room also offers handy additional space for those wanting to watch a film or two. Gather everyone around the table in the relaxed family kitchen to enjoy a light breakfast before you all head out for a day of adventures. The traditional four-oven AGA provides ample space for preparing a delicious dinner for your group, which can be enjoyed in the large, more formal dining room. This area is perfect for entertaining and whiling the evening away with a fine meal and bottle of wine or two.

There’s more to the first floor than places to rest, as you will also discover a games room on this level. A full-size billiards table and table tennis offers hours of entertainment for both young and old. Five cosy and welcoming bedrooms are also to be found here, decorated in calming and neutral tones to create a lovely restful atmosphere.

Alongside the property is a delightful self-contained cottage, offering further living space. Guests will enjoy snuggling down into the comfortable sofas in the sitting room while budding chefs rustle up a tasty snack in the kitchen. Upstairs, you’ll find two welcoming bedrooms designed with restful sleep and calm in mind.

Heading outside, spacious private gardens surround the property, allowing guests to really soak up the tranquillity of this home’s secluded location. The outdoor space offers a wonderful opportunity to wander, play, or simply settle back and take in the stunning views across the loch. Gather everyone together and enjoy a little al fresco dining as the sun sets on another great day.

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.

  • 7 bedrooms - Main house boasts 1 double bedroom, 3 twin bedrooms, 1 family bedroom (4 single beds) and in the cottage there is 1 double bedroom, 1 family bedroom (3 single beds)
  • 5 bathrooms - Main house provides 1 en-suite, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room and in the cottage there is 1 bathroom with bath and WC.
  • Aga, gas cooker, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Cot/highchair
  • Open fire
  • TV for DVDs (no reception)
  • DVD player
  • Please note there is no Wi-Fi at this property
  • Private garden with garden furniture
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 5 miles to the nearest shop/café in Dalavich

Thanks to its stunning rural location, the property is perfectly located for a range of outdoor pursuits for all ages. Head out on foot and explore the many trails and routes to be found on your doorstep. The nearest shops and cafes can be found 5 miles away in the village of Dalavich. While here, why not hire a bicycle and explore the area on two wheels? Alternatively, discover more about the area on horseback by heading to the pretty village of Kilmelford (6 miles) which is home to riding stables. Another fantastic way to see the area from a different perspective is to take to the water and explore the west coast by speed boat (12 miles). Keep your camera handy as the wildlife around the islands can range from basking sharks to white-tailed sea eagles. Venture to the popular resort of Oban 15 miles away, where you'll find something to suit everyone in the group, including an 18-hole golf course, cruises, a distillery and some great places to eat. A little further afield, explore the imposing and historic Duart Castle (27 miles) which enjoys fantastic views from its position on a high crag at the end of a peninsula jutting into the Sound of Mull. The National Trust for Scotland's popular Arduaine Gardens are 28 miles away, with spectacular rhododendron displays which bring enthusiasts from far and wide every year.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alla 29th December 2021

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Reviewed by Vicky 25th September 2021

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Lovely house, great for a family get together. Great facilities had a splendid time and would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Catherine 28th August 2021

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A fabulous week with extended family in beautiful surroundings. We arrived to a spotlessly clean house with well tended lawns. Lots of space for us to spread out!

Reviewed by Lloyd 29th August 2020

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Came here with friends to Climb Ben Cruachan and enjoy the beautiful grounds. Highly Recommend. House is beautiful, scenery wonderful and the staff are very kind and helpful. A massive thank you to Mairi (and hello to her good dog)!

Reviewed by Carol 1st August 2020

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Loch Avich house and cottage are in a stunning location! Very clean, well equipped and so comfortable. To wake up each morning to the ever changing views of the Loch was a magical experience. No WiFi, phone reception or TV meant we could relax completely and enjoy the very best family time. A truly beautiful place!

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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