Situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, against a spectacular background of mountain and forest, Ardkinglas House is an architectural gem. Sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms
The present house at Ardkinglas was completed in the autumn of 1907 and is generally considered to be the architect Sir Robert Lorimer’s masterpiece. The unique self-catering holiday apartment within Ardkinglas House , the original "Butlers Quarters" can be rented all the year round, with free access to the House Grounds and the Woodland Gardens.
The accommodation is spacious, with a traditional dining kitchen with all the facilities you could need, a roomy. cosy living room with dining area and real log fire and a family bathroom with bath and separate shower. There are two bedrooms, sleeping up to five people comfortably, plus a baby; a cot and high chair are available. All linen and towels are provided and the kitchen is stocked with the basic storecupboard essentials and fresh milk. There is also internet access.
"We all enjoyed our stay at Ardkinglas, its just stunning and the weather has been great so that made the stay even better. Would love to come back". The Campbells, August 2012
"Thank you for letting us share your magical slice of history and beauty. The view from the tower was breath taking. I will remember padding around the mystical gardens early on the morning, feeling like I had entered 'The Secret Garden'. The tour of the house with Jacky was facinating. Thanks to the Noble family and all their descendents!" Bloy, August 2012
"Ardkinglas is magical and we even had some sunny days. I loved the tour of the house with Jacky and the woodland gardens are also lovely". Priya, age 16, August 2012
"Fabulous views, stunning location. Excellent meal at the Stagecoach Inn. Lovely log fires in the evening and wonderful eggs - thanks David!" Leslie, July 2012
"We have so enjoyed our week at Ardkinglas. The beauty of the area is overwhelming! This is my husband's first visit to the Highlands and he is in love. The fire in the evening was especially nice on the cold rainy days. We've 'toured' the area but there is always more to discover. We hope to come back." Colburn, June 2012
"It was wonderful to be back at Ardkinglas in the spring with glorious weather all week in comparison to the storms and heavy rain in the south. Catherine and Lexi, our grandchildren, were enchanted with the gardens, woodland and the shore of the loch. They found plenty to keep themselves occupied all week and were sorry to leave for home. Flying kites, fishing with nets and collecting all kinds of 'treasure' on the beach provided a great deal of interest. We all enjoyed visits to Mull, Oban and Benmore, as well as shopping for plants and salmon at the Tree Shop on the other side of the loch. The accommodation was more than adequate for our needs and we really enjoyed the open fire of an evening. The gardens make the experience memorable, particularly in the spring when the Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias light up the woodland. We hope to return another year." Hammond, June 2012