"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
This immaculate and sensitive conversion of the former stables overlooks Ardmaddy Bay and is furbished to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard. Pine has been extensively used in the fittings, furnishings and décor, creating a feeling of warmth. The accommodation is all on one floor. Entrance hall to spacious, open-plan living area. The modern, comprehensively equipped kitchen with ceramic cooker leads through the dining area into the sitting room. Here there is an open fire and patio doors overlooking the sea. Four bedrooms; one double with 5ft bed, two twin and one with full-size bunks and an additional single bed (2ft 6in, for +1 child). All are furnished in pine with fitted cupboards. Shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet and handrails. Drying cupboard. Upstairs the former granary forms The Stables’ own games room with a small snooker table, table tennis and darts.
- Full oil-fired CH inc
- Fan and convector heaters
- Z-bed (for +1)
- Sky TV
- Drying cupboard
- Food processor
- Games room with darts, table tennis and small snooker table
- Double glazing
- Wheelchair access
- Friday to Friday
Customer Reviews of The Stables, near Oban - Sleeps 8/10
1st comment: We were very impressed with the location and the standard of the accommodation and spent a wonderful weekend at Ardmaddy with overseas visitors who were also favourably impressed. Gloriously secluded and very comfortable yet within easy access of Oban and al that it offers. Beautiful gardens at the castle and some lovely walks nearby. I would definitely return here again for a longer spell. May 2011.
2nd comment: Homely, great views, well equipped, great for dog walking. Oct 2010.
3rd comment: The Stables, which is a large, well-designed house suitable for a family as well as singles, overlooks a beautiful bay on the west coast of Scotland. The property on which it is located is stunning. My grandchildren, who are quite young, were able to play in the yard happily for hours. The setting is quiet, secluded, and far away from the hustle and bustle of our city home. We had a wonderful time. June 2010.
4th comment: Beautiful, peaceful setting. Spacious living area. Lovely views. May 2010.
5th comment: Peaceful, scenic location. Well ordered accommodation. April 2010.
6th comment: You can feel any stress you have disappearing as you drive through the castle gates. May 2009.