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: Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Stairs to second floor: Living room.
Customer Reviews of Upper Tower Holiday Apartment, Loch Awe - Sleeps 4
1st comment: Accommodation bigger than we expected from pictures and very comfortable. Owners very welcoming and helpful and would highly recommend the home made bar meals. Only there for the weekend but will go back next year for a week. Oct 2011.
2nd comment: The top tower is a really unique place to stay and great fun. The photos of the interior don’t do it justice: it’s really cozy. Fantastic view of the loch from the window, some nice walks, in the lanes nearby. The owners are friendly and the bar is handy. We had a great time. March 2011.
3rd comment: Great views. Sept 2010.
4th comment: The accommodation was beautiful! The owners were amazing and friendly and very helpful, along with the locals. The pub in the accommodation was nice and very convenient as well!! June 2010.
5th comment: Very helpful & friendly owners. Stunning views from the living room of the property. On-site bar that serves good value food in the evenings a definite bonus. Sept 2007.