"Breathtaking views over the Sound of Seil"
In a magnificent setting by the sea, Ardmaddy Castle sits in its own bay with unrivalled views over Seil Sound and the world famous local islands, designated one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. Graded ‘4 Star’ by the Scottish Tourist Board, these four cottages (SBZ, SRW, SRX and SRY) and Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) are set in secluded, peaceful locations around the estate and offer an ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the West Coast of Scotland.
The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and are a delight for gardening enthusiasts. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife with porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer, eagles and wealth of seabirds often seen. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are all available for guests to hire, and there is free fishing on Ardmaddy’s stocked hill loch. There is also a central games room with table tennis, darts and a pool table, whilst Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) and The Stables have their own games room. Guests can also use the castle’s tennis court.
The bustling harbour town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ is only 12 miles away and has wonderful seafood restaurants, shops and bars. From Oban there are boat trips to the Inner Hebridean Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Colonsay and Tiree. For the outdoor enthusiast, local activities include horseriding, coasteering, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, diving and golf. Fort William and Glencoe are a short drive away offering very popular climbing and skiing. Explore beautiful gardens and ruined castles in an area rich in historical legacy or take a leisurely walk or cycle along one of the many forest tracks. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, the Sealife Centre and Inveraray Jail. Or relax and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty surrounding the cottages at Ardmaddy. Shops 12 miles, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.
- Open fire(s) - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
- Elec, bed linen and towels inc
- Freezer meals and food avail at cost
- Over 3,000 acres of grounds
- Garden furniture
- Use of hard tennis court
- Fly fishing
- Shared games room with darts, snooker and table tennis
- Sailing, rowing and motor boats avail for hire
- Private water supply
- NB: Loch close by and drops within the extensive grounds
Prepared to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, this spacious, single-storey cottage nestles just below the castle and overlooks a grazing field leading to Ardmaddy Bay. Entrance porch leading to shower room with toilet. Spacious modern kitchen/dining room. Comfortable, light sitting room with open fire. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom (one 2ft 6in bed). Bathroom with toilet. Large sun porch overlooking the sea.
- Full oil-fired CH inc
- Fan and convector heaters
- Z-bed (for +1)
- Sky TV
- Drying cupboard
- Food processor
- Children’s sand-pit
- Double glazing
- Wheelchair access
- Friday to Friday
Customer Reviews of Forest Cottage, Ardmaddy Castle - Sleeps 6-7
1st comment: The cottage although seemingly well off the beaten track is only about 8 miles from Oban. We were so lucky with the weather - it was gorgeous all week just one wet morning - the gardener said the area has its own micro climate - which seemed very much the case when we were there. The cottage is more modern than properties we’ve stayed in before - but the log fire cosy furniture and sun lounge made the cottage comfortable and there was lots of space both inside and out to explore. The gardens were terrific with lots of short medium and long walks. The area was totally peaceful absolutely quiet just for the sound of the wildlife. The sea was a very short walk away and the views totally breathtaking - from various point within short distance of the cottage you could see a completely different landscape. My 90 year old mother loved it - access was up 2 steps which she managed with assistance - all other amenities were accessible to her. April 2012.
2nd comment: Beautiful location, excellent facilities and fabulous hosts. We could not have asked for more. Feb 2012.
3rd comment: Comfortable, lovely quiet location, very relaxing. Nov 2011.
4th comment: The cottage was very well equiped. Ardmaddy Estate is a wonderful place. The views from the cottage are fantastic. Very peaceful, with a lot of good walking from the door. The cottage is very comfortable and the open fire is a treat. Everyone on the estate are very friendly and helpful. Fresh veg from the garden is great and there is a freezer room full of food if you need it. We have been going there for the last five years and its a real delight to get back there. Nov 2010.
5th comment: Location outstanding. Excellently situated to provide solitude sought but ideally placed also to take advantage of the local amenities/attractions. Oct 2010.
6th comment: The property was immaculate, clean & tidy. The initial supply of logs was very welcome and the tea and biscuits waiting for us on arrival was a lovely touch. Sept 2010.
7th comment: Clean, tidy, good attention to detail in equipment and needs of holidaymakers. Aug 2010.
8th comment: Well equipped kitchen and stunning setting. Aug 2009.