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Achnasmeorach House

Kilchrenan, Argyll and Bute

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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
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pets No Dogs
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Loch-side property with private shoreline, jetty, boathouse and slipway
  • Spacious and luxurious accommodation ideal for a special occasion or large gathering
  • Seven-person hot tub and games cabin
Property code: CA008

With stunning views across Loch Awe and a wealth of in-house entertainment, this large property offers your group the option to stay inside its grounds for the duration of your rural retreat. Venture out though, and you’ll discover a wide range of intriguing attractions and must-see places. Close to home is the Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace (8 miles) and Cruachan Dam Visitor Centre (12 miles), while further afield there is the fascinating Ocean Explorer Centre (17 miles). Stock up on supplies in Oban (19 miles) and while there, visit some of the town’s sights, which include a whisky distillery offering tours and tastings, a granite tower that sits atop the hill overlooking the town, and a small museum.

The ground floor boasts an array of beautiful social spaces where your party can gather to relax, talk, and eat. The spacious open-plan kitchen/diner is well-equipped with an AGA (electric, two-door), microwave/grill/oven, bread maker, family food processor, American-style fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. There is a kitchen island unit with seats to enjoy nibbles and drinks between meals, as well as the long dining table set before an open fire and a bright bay window. When you’re in need of a soft seat, there’s the elegantly decorated drawing room with wood burner and TV, through which you can access the pretty garden room which opens onto the terrace, as well as the comfortable family lounge with en-suite shower room and WC. On this floor, you’ll also find a handy cloakroom and utility, with a large American-style washing machine and dryer. To head upstairs, go back into the hallway and climb the original Victorian staircase to the first floor. Here are all five of the beautiful bedrooms. The king-size suite includes a dressing room, accessed via a door and two steps, which is also suitable for a twin bedroom with two J-beds provided. It also has an en-suite with walk-in shower and WC. The remaining bedrooms - a double with washbasin, a twin with washbasin (that can also be made into a king-size on request), a twin with Juliet balcony (that again can be made into a king-size), and a bunk bedroom - all have the use of the first-floor bathroom. It is complete with a double-ended roll-top bath, separate shower, and WC.

Head out to the garden and explore the house’s extensive outdoor space. Keep the party inside the enclosed garden, where a slope and steps down from the terrace lead you onto a lovely lawn. Children can play in the fort or begin a game of five-a-side football using the goals set up there. There are a burn and small pond (so please ensure your youngest guests are supervised) and for kids and adults alike, the games cabin promises hours of fun, with a competition-size pool table, football table, dartboard and 100-CD jukebox. Once you’re tired out, lounge on one of the two terraces and light the BBQs. Alternatively, take the party down to the shoreline and stretch out on the sand or launch your own boat from the jetty for an adventure on the loch. For those who prefer land to water, there are walks into the surrounding hills from the doorstep. At the end of the day, enjoy a soak in the hot tub which seats seven people.

Please note there is a refundable £350 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

Read more Code: CA008

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 king-size bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms (can be made up as super king-sizes on request), 1 bunk room
  • Sleeps 10 adults + 2 children with 2 additional fold-down J-beds in the dressing room suitable for children
  • 4 bathrooms – 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 bathroom, 1 separate WC
  • AGA (electric, two-door), microwave/grill/oven, bread maker, family food processor, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with large American-style washing machine and dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Open fire and multi-fuel stove – all logs included
  • Electricity and oil included
  • SkyTV, DVD player, 2 CD/radios, iPod dock; Sonos music system in family, dining and garden rooms and in the master en-suite
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Telephone with an honesty box
  • Large private, enclosed garden with direct access to shoreline
  • Burn and small pond within garden - young children must be supervised
  • Unlimited driveway parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Hot tub
  • 2 BBQs: 1 charcoal, 1 gas – fuel supplied
  • Games cabin with pool table, football table, dartboard and 100-CD jukebox
  • Basic fishing equipment supplied. Private fishing rights on Loch Awe (no permit required)
  • Boathouse with decking - guests are welcome to bring own boat/canoe
  • Shop, cafe, restaurant 7.5 miles away
  • Regret no parties of 18-25-year olds at this property

If you can tear yourself away from the house, grounds and Lochside, there is plenty to see and do in the local area. Lace up your walking boots for a hike from the front door into the surrounding hills and bag yourself a Munro by reaching the summit of Ben Cruachan and taking in the spectacular views. Stroll or cycle through the towering oaks at Glen Nant National Nature Reserve (6 miles) and picnic by the banks of the River Nant. Spend the day in Oban (19 miles), taking a tour of the whisky distillery and feasting on freshly caught seafood in one of the welcoming restaurants.


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This property is personally managed by Gavin.


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Reviewed by James 4th July 2020

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Strongly recommend staying here. The house is beautiful with everything you would need for a stay in a luxury house overlooking the wonderful Loch Awe.

Reviewed by L Leslie September 2019

Achnasmeorach House is quite simply stunning and the location breath-taking!! The house has been beautifully restored to an exceptional standard and the facilities, hot tub, games room and a well-stocked boathouse ensured that a good time was had by all. A very special place to spend time with family and friends!!

Reviewed by V Burgess August 2019

A splendid Victorian villa in superb grounds & very quiet. Facilities & activities provided are excellent. Loads of space for separate activities & the games room excellent for the odd showers. All in all, my daughters, sons in law, husband & granddaughters all said they would return! It is obviously a loved holiday home, not just a holiday let.

Reviewed by M Forrester August 2019

Just back from a brilliant week at Achnasmeorach House. The weather was kind and although a tad chilly we were swimming in the loch without wetsuits. The house is amazing, fully spec'd in the kitchen, great games room, hot tub, 3 bathrooms etc. etc. The terrace and BBQ area is especially nice if the weather is kind as is the jetty, we hired a boat Read morefor the duration and took trips down the Loch fishing etc. Kilchrenan Inn is walking distance and serves good food. My only complaint is it is hard to pronounce! Hide

Reviewed by A Berns August 2019

We spend a week with 6 adults (grand-parents, 2 families with 5 children 11-18 years old). It was a great experience with lots of options for everyone. A day of rain is no problem with so many things to do in and around the house. Canoeing, fishing, from their jetty, small football court, game room, family room, several rooms with a beautiful viewRead more on Loch Awe. Lots of video's. Hot tub. All in impeccable state. We had a great time. Very responsive and helpful owner. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by D Jones June 2019

Achnasmeorach house is truly pure luxury. If you are looking for something special with the wow factor then booking your holiday here is a must. I stayed here in June with my partner, children and parents and we were all so impressed with everything. The house is huge and has so much character, my 3 year old loved all the outside space to run arounRead mored on and the hot tub was such an added bonus, but the best thing of all had to be the amazing view from the front of the house looking out onto loch awe, it was breath-taking. The private jetty meant we could hire a boat from the local boat yard and enjoy exploring the loch too. The house was so well equipped with everything you could possibly need, even had condiments, herbs and spices for cooking, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, tea bags, coffee, the little things really make a difference. Hide

Reviewed by David Moore May 2019

The property was fantastic, and the views are incredible. The owner was kind enough to let us have our wedding here and it was the perfect intimate setting for us. The facilities are great and there is plenty to do to keep occupied. We will definitely return in the future

Reviewed by G Johnston May 2019

We had an amazing time at Achnasmeorach House. It exceeded our expectations and had everything we needed for our group weekend away. We loved the tub, views, games room, dining room, garden and so much more. Scott was very friendly and easy to deal with. We plan on returning soon!

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