Magnificent setting in mature woodland by Loch Awe
Ideal area for fishing, walking and cycling
Children’s play area, pool table and darts
Traditional bar - ideal for family functions
Motor boats, rowing boats and canoes for hire, 300 yards, launch facility
Late 16th century Ardbrecknish House is in a magnificent Highland setting with wonderful views of mountains and glens. These attractive holiday properties are set amid 20 acres of mature woodland close to beautiful Loch Awe - 26 miles long and Britain’s longest freshwater loch. A whole host of indoor and outdoor amenities are available on site, and although the setting is quiet and peaceful, it is within easy reach of restaurants, shops and golf courses, making an ideal holiday location and a perfect touring base. A visitors’ reception/library area provides a wealth of information on the local history, archaeology, wildlife, gardens, forest and hillside walks, as well as the year-round activities available around Argyll and the West Highlands.
The Ardbrecknish Room has a welcoming open fire, small dance floor, pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. The adjoining cosy traditional bar with its woodburner provides a perfect way to end the day; perhaps sampling one or two of the many malt whiskies.
At the shore, just 10 minutes’ walk, motor boats, rowing boats and canoes can be hired to explore the enchanting islands and ruined castles of the loch, or maybe fishing the loch for salmon, char, monster pike and brown trout. A British record brown trout of 31lbs 10oz was caught in March 2002. Tuition and/or a fishing guide is available by arrangement.
The surrounding area offers a wealth of interest and fantastic scenery. Opposite Ardbrecknish is majestic Ben Cruachan, and further north are the impressive Glen Coe and Ben Nevis ranges, a mecca for hill walkers all year round. Both regions have ski centres and within an hour’s drive is the busy town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, from where modern ferries take you to Mull and Iona, the cradle of Christianity, Staffa, the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture, and to other Hebridean gems. Oban has a sea life centre and an excellent golf course. The elegant town of Inveraray on Loch Fyne only 12 miles away, to the south is the Crinan Canal with its stepped locks, you can walk or drive a delightful route along its 9-mile length. Family-friendly bar and restaurant on site.
All properties: NSH, elec and bed linen inc. T/cot and h/chair on request. DVD. Elec cooker. M/wave. Shared laundry. Shared garden grounds. Children’s play area. Picnic/BBQ areas. Ample parking. Access to pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. No smoking. NB: Loch 300 yards from properties.
First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. Separate toilet. Second floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with 2 additional singles, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet.
Customer Reviews of Old West Wing, Ardbrecknish House - Sleeps 10-12
1st comment: Excellent location for families. Kids had plenty of room to play without having to worry about traffic. Really enjoyed ourselves. April 2011.
2nd comment: Spacious and fully equipped but lack of facility for children. Aug 2010.
3rd comment: Very handy to sit outside and admire the fantastic views, very clean and suitable for big party. June 2010.
4th comment: The convenience of having access to the house bar and pool table etc by just walking downstairs rather than having to travel for these facilities. The location was brilliant totally stunning. Dec 2009.
5th comment: Great location - lots to do near by. The boat hire rates were very reasonable. April 2009.
6th comment: Very friendly owners. Ideal for large family groups. April 2008.
7th comment: I would definitely like to come back. May 2008.
8th comment: We all loved this old house and its location; it is very spacious, well equipped and great value for money. April 2007.
9th comment: Fantastic location and views. March 2007.
10th comment: The warm welcome and continued friendliness from not only the owners but their team of staff there was amazing! All in all we were made to feel more like friends than guests; a rare thing in most places these days. What views to wake up to on Christmas Day and the range of excellent Malts kept the cold out. Finally a personal thank you from my niece for the sticky toffee pudding we were given to take home; simply divine! Dec 2007.