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Achnasmeorach House
Kilchrenan
(10 reviews)
From £2,420 per week
Sleeps 12
5 bedrooms
2 doubles, 3 twins
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 17 Nov 2018Fri 21 Dec 2018£2,420£730
Sat 22 Dec 2018Fri 28 Dec 2018£3,320£1,000
Sat 29 Dec 2018Fri 04 Jan 2019£3,520£1,100
Sat 05 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£2,420£730
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£2,620£790
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£2,820£850
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£2,620£790
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£2,820£850
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 14 Jun 2019£2,820£850
Sat 15 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£2,620£790
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£3,420£1,025
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£2,820£850
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£2,620£790
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£2,820£850
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£2,620£790
Sat 09 Nov 2019Sat 21 Dec 2019£2,420£730
Sun 22 Dec 2019Sat 28 Dec 2019£3,320£1,000
Sun 29 Dec 2019Sat 04 Jan 2020£3,520£1,100

Description

Accommodation: Sleeps 10 + 2, 1 King Size bedroom, 1 Double Bedroom, 2 Twin/or Superking bedrooms, 1 twin bunk room, 2 additional fold down J beds suitable for children.

Short breaks from 3 days available by arrangement - please call our sales team 01738 451 610

Achnasmeorach House enjoys an exceptional loch-side position with its own private shoreline, jetty, boathouse and slipway. Surrounded by magical Argyll scenery, with the magnificent Ben Cruachan as a backdrop and stunning views across Loch Awe, this delightful Victorian holiday house is furnished to an exceptional standard and offers everything you could hope for to create a relaxing and memorable Scottish holiday.

Full of character and with many original features, Achnasmeorach House caters for all age groups with plenty of living space and a large garden making it perfect for special occasions, family gatherings and groups of friends. The elegant and richly decorated Drawing Room with its sumptuous seating and wood burning stove has double height glazed doors which open into a delightful and comfortably furnished Garden Room boasting stunning loch views. From here, French doors lead out to the front terrace and garden - perfect for summertime drinks and barbecues. The superbly equipped large open-plan Kitchen and Dining Room is the perfect spot for gathering and with an open fire at one end and AGA at the other, this inviting room keeps warm throughout the seasons. Memorable dinners can be enjoyed around the large table with spectacular view to the loch and for those wishing to play games or watch television, there is a second family Sitting Room. The original sweeping staircase gives a traditional country house ambiance and all the bedrooms have spectacular loch or mountain views and offer comfortable and flexible accommodation suitable for family groups, children and adults alike.

Perhaps the highlight of Achnasmeorach House is when you discover its shoreline just yards from the front door. This is a glorious setting with a private beach allowing you to fully relax and soak up the unforgettable views. Day long barbecues and picnics can be enjoyed on the decking around the smart boathouse and children will delight at the opportunity to play games on the large lawn area, jump off the pier, or take advantage of the private fishing rights on the loch. The jetty and slipway are ideal for those who wish to bring their own boat or canoe and boats can also be rented nearby. For walkers there are some lovely walks direct from the house or along the loch-side road or to the surrounding hills. After all this you will need to relax in the hot tub with a glass of bubbly (hot tub seats 7 max) or at the nearby Kilchrenan Inn, a top end gastro pub which has recently reopened following a major overhaul.

Sorry, we do not accept parties of 18 - 25 year olds.


PROPERTY CODE: A978

Layout

Ideal for 10 adults and 2 children

Ground Floor:

Drawing Room with wood burning stove; Garden Room with views to loch; doors to terrace & extensive garden; large open plan Kitchen and Dining Room with AGA, open fire and French Doors leading to further terrace; hot tub & Games Cabin; Family sitting room with en-suite shower room (shower, WC & WHB); utility and cloakroom (WC & WHB); hallway with original Victorian staircase leading to first floor.

First Floor:

Master king size Bedroom suite with door & 2 steps leading to Dressing Room suitable for twin family bedroom (two JBeds provided) and en-suite bathroom (walk in shower, WC & Double WHB); Double Bedroom (with WHB); Twin/Super King Bedroom (with WHB); Super King/Twin Bedroom with Juliet balcony; cabin twin bedroom; Family Bathroom (double-ended roll top bath, separate douche shower, WC & WHB).

Garden:

Front terrace with garden furniture & barbecue, large fully enclosed garden, rear terrace with garden furniture, additional barbecue and hot tub - (7 seater Grandee Hotspring Hot Tub).

Large lawn area.

Children's play fort and 5 aside football goals.

Private shoreline with beach, boathouse, slipway, decking & jetty.

Burn and small pond within garden; young children must be supervised.

Games Cabin:

Housing a competition size Pool Table, Football Table, Dart Board and 100 CD Jukebox.

Please note:

  • Pets are not accepted at this property.
  • Short breaks from 3 days available by arrangement - please call our sales team on 01738 451 610 to arrange.
  • Linen and towels provided including separate hot tub beach towels.
  • Electricity and oil included.
  • All logs for open fire & multi fuel stove provided.
  • All soap, shampoo and hand soaps provided.
  • Telephone with honesty box.
  • Additional housekeeping available by separate arrangement.

Facilities

  • Kilchrenan Inn (walking distance) – Recently revamped and reopened as top end gastro pub.
  • Taychreggan Hotel (walking distance) - lochside hotel offering gourmet dining and bar
  • Ardanaiseig Hotel (approx 4 miles) - lochside hotel offering gourmet dining and bar.
  • Taynuilt (8 miles) - Taynuilt Hotel - AA Star Rosette Restaurant/Bar meals. 9 hole golf course, boat trips up Loch Etive, well stocked traditional grocers, post office, butcher, tea room & petrol.
  • Oban (19 miles) - full range of shops & restaurants (many offering freshly caught seafood), cinema, 18 hole golf course, sports leisure complex & ferries to Mull & the islands.
  • 2 BBQs - 1 charcoal & 1 gas - gas & charcoal supplied but to be replenished
  • 2 CD/radios - CD library
  • 50 inch LED Flatscreen TV with Sky including full sports package in family room
  • AGA - Electric 2 door
  • All linen, towels plus separate hot tub towels plus good quality Scottish Soap and shampoo supplied
  • Basic fishing equipment supplied. Private fishing rights on Loch Awe (no permit required)
  • Boat house with decking. Jetty & slipway, guests welcome to bring own boat/canoe
  • Dishwasher - 2 drawer Fisher & Paykel
  • DVD player & DVD library in Family and Drawing rooms
  • Electricity and oil included
  • Full Wifi throughout house
  • Garden furniture, children's play fort, 5 aside football goals plus golf practice net
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • IPod dock
  • Large American style dryer
  • Large American style fridge/freezer with ice & water
  • Large American style washing machine
  • Large private, enclosed garden with direct access to shoreline.
  • Loch side location with private beach & picnic area just yards from the front door.
  • Meile Combi Microwave/Grill/Oven, Bread maker & family food processor
  • Open fire & multi fuel stove - all logs included
  • Sonos music system in Family, Dining & Garden Rooms and in Master en Sutie.
  • Travel cot
  • TV with Sky including full sports package in drawing room
  • Unlimited driveway parking
  • Hot Tub. 7 seater Grandee Hotspring Hot Tub
  • Reviews

    (10 reviews)
    Achnasmeorach House reviews
    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 boat 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.
    Mrs Maclean - July 2018
    What a superb holiday home. We were made to feel very welcome as the owner had been more than helpful with our booking queries, and had left some useful information regarding local places to visit and activities. The house and grounds are beautifully maintained with a fabulous games room and hot tub to boot! Each room is tastefully decorated, and you can feel yourself instantly relax when you walk through the door. Some of our group were able to explore Loch Awe using the kayaks provided, whereas the older members rented a boat for a relaxing day. We enjoyed trips to Oban (Tesco & fresh seafood) as well as visiting historic sites in the area. Beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife - we could have easily stayed for longer!
    Mr Benson - August 2017
    In an amazing position, the house has been renovated to a very high standard and has lots of space with attractive public rooms. With hindsight we wished we had stayed longer and next time I will take our bicycles so we can cycle along the loch.
    Mr Morecroft - April 2017
    We absolutely loved our holiday at Achnasmeorach House. The setting is simply stunning and the house is lovely. It is well equipped and has everything you could possibly need, it's very nicely decorated and made a wonderful home from home for us during our stay. The play facilities for the children are also excellent - wooden play fort in the garden, the football nets in the front garden, games rooms inside and out - all in all loads for the kids to do, even on rainy days. But the bit we loved best was the private jetty and the small section of shoreline that comes with the house - it was lovely to wander down the path to the loch side, bring a picnic down, take out the kayaks, fish from the boats or the jetty, or just look out at the gorgeous scenery - just so relaxing. There is also loads to do in the surrounding area - day trips to the islands, whisky distilleries, "safari" expeditions - almost too much to cram into just one week! I would definitely recommend this house to others - we absolutely loved it.
    Mr Mottram - August 2016
    Our party consisted of ten people, my husband and I, our five children two of whom brought partners and then my mum. Despite the wide range of ages and interests and levels of fitness we were able to cater for everyone. We walked up three munros, visited Easdale Island, visited Oban, walked locally too, used the kayaks, the hot tub, the games room and then in the evening the house and the facilities meant that we could all relax and enjoy each other's company. It was superb! The house itself offered everything you could dream of and was ideal for us all. We would certainly come back again and will recommend it to anyone else. My only complaint was that the time went too quickly and the week was over in the blink of an eye!
    Mrs Williams - August 2016
    Great location with magnificent views. The house has a great capacity so large groups can disperse and do their own thing both day and night. The games room and hot tub where great hits with the teenagers And everyone loved the boathouse,it's boats and pier. There's lots of extra equipment so it would be hard to improve, the wifi was a must for the younger generation, the peace and quiet likewise for the senior members. Local amenities are much better than expected with a hotel and pub in the village and more just a few miles away. Our favourite was the Glen Orchy Hotel at Dalmally. My favourite trip out was the Distillery at Oban, given better weather a day out on the loch or a cycle along the road by the loch side would have been wonderful. Perhaps a few more bikes supplied would be useful
    Dr Jolliffe - October 2014
    A stunning house, tastefully and sensibly furnished with everything you would expect in a house of this grandeur. The bread maker was a great idea, wake up to the smell of fresh bread rather than the prospect of a 30 min round trip to the 'local' shop. The really good bit is the view across the loch from the main rooms or outside terrace, not another house in sight. We had great weather so plenty of swimming and canoeing on the loch and evenings in the hot tub. When you are here you don't really need to, or want to, stray far, just get 'Tesco on line' to deliver all you need, don't forget the bread flour and yeast! Our only day out was a lads event to Sutherland's Grove where we did a canyon descent - an exciting day out but make sure you have a leader who know the route.
    Mr Lowe - August 2014
    This house exceeded our expectations, and I'm pretty fussy. It is both beautifully and tastefully decorated - I'd go as far to say the photos don't actually do it justice. And although the house was amazing, as were the gardens, the real highlight for us was the private jetty out onto Loch Awe, the deck area and private beach where we had bonfires, sat and drank wine, swam, kayaked, jumped off the jetty and generally relaxed. Others in our party (the kids in particular) would argue that the hot tub was the highlight - and I must admit it was our favourite spot in the evening when the kids had finally all been coaxed into bed. The location is also superb. Although 20 min down a winding road from the nearest wee village (Taynuilt, with grocer, post office, cafe, playground, and railway station) it is only 35 minutes from Oban and about the same to some stunning Munros. We spent two wonderful days climbing Ben Cruachan and Beinn Eunaich - amazing views out over Loch Awe, Mull and the other islands. We would also highly recommend a trip to the Isle of Seil and a high-speed boat trip with Sea-fari to the famous Corryvrecken whirlpool. Our party of 12 meant we had enough people to charter our own boat - everyone thought this trip was fantastic - and we ranged in age from 5 to 79, so not an easy group to please. Sea-fari were a really professional company - great commentary and service and in our two-hour trip we saw porpoise, grey and common seals, wild goats and eagles. The boat trip was finished off by a fantastic meal at the Oyster Bar - eaten on their deck overlooking the flooded slate quarry and the surrounding islands. The wonderful weather we had throughout our week-long stay meant we were out and about every day, but I think even if the weather had been less glorious we would have had plenty to do kicking back at the house. And get Tesco to deliver your food - our two deliveries meant that we wasted hardly any time shopping for food leaving us to make the most of what this beautiful part of Scotland has to offer. I hope that some day we will return as one week wasn't enough to do it justice.
    Mrs Smith - July 2014
    The house offered everything that one could imagine for an extended faimily holiday covering 3 generations set against the backdrop of Loch Awe.Even though we were blessed with good weather it wouldn't have mattered as there was something to do regardless. The setting of the house is something to behold. Would have no hesitation in recommending this property.
    Mr Chapman - June 2014
    We enjoyed an active and also relaxing week at the house which was undoubtedly the star of our stay. There was enough space within the house for all ages to mingle and yet allow space for separate activities when required . The garden gave enough space for the children to run around and the addition of the boat house meant we could enjoy access to the loch. We also enjoyed outings to sea world, Cruachan, the Loch Awe Smokery and took the ferry from Oban to Mull where we explored Duart Castle. The best day for the four year olds was spent paddling in the loch at Kilburn Castle and making mud pies as well as toasting marshmallows on an open fire by the boathouse (while beating off the midgies!) A very special holiday which I hope the young will remember.
    Mrs Duffus - May 2014

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