"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
Originally the gate house on the private road to the castle, this comfortable property has been refurbished to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, whilst retaining much of its character. Steps to entrance and small, well-equipped, newly fitted kitchen with ceramic cooker. Small, cosy sitting room with dining area and open fire with back boiler. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and wash basin. Both bedrooms have built-in units. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Porch leading to an enclosed, well-kept garden with views over the glen.
- Partial NSH and panel heaters inc
- Fan and convector heaters
- Sky TV
- Drying cupboard
- Food processor
- Double glazing
- Easy walking access
- Friday to
Customer Reviews of The Lodge, nr Oban - Sleeps 4
1st comment: First class accommodation. Beautiful location, all amenities as described on site, run by very pleasant and helpful people. Thoroughly recommended, particular if you’re as fortunate as us to get great weather. May 2012.
2nd comment: An excellent location. The grounds of the castle are great with no undue restrictions. Lovely walks from the property and a nice welcome from Jan the cottages manager. Great for dogs. Good base for exploring the area. Wonderful to get away from it all with no sound of cars, aircraft etc. April 2012.
3rd comment: The cottage is small and intimate, and feels very secluded and quiet. It is well-kept, and the log fire is a lovely feature in winter evenings. The landscape round about is interesting and well worth exploring. March 2012.
4th comment: Owners of the estate are very helpful and welcoming. March 2012.
5th comment: Small but cosy and comfortable. Ideal for dogs, with a secure garden and traffic-free walks from the door. May 2011.
6th comment: If you want to disconnect from the fast paced world and fully chill out, this is by far the location to choose. The location is ideal close to a river, waterfall and Ardmaddy Castle gardens and bay. The landlord was very friendly and co-opeartive and we were welcomed with a pot of tea waiting to be made and biscuits on a tray as well as a roaring log fire. April 2011.
7th comment: Thoroughly well prepared for us, accommodation as we expected, a good welcome and very friendly hosts who were very helpful plus wonderful surroundings to enjoy. Sept 2010.
8th comment: Clean and tidy, private, fully equipped. June 2010.
9th comment: Log fire, comfortable beds, view, garden, flowers on the table was nice on arrival. May 2010.