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Acharossan

Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Four Poster
Sky TV
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set amidst a 1,200-acre farm on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne
  • 18th century Scottish Laird's house, sleeping 9+2
  • Packed with period features including a stone spiral staircase
  • 1-mile driveway leading to the house
  • A place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors
  • Country walks. Private beach and tennis court
  • Catch a ferry from Portavadie (6 miles) to Tarbert, opening up the Kennacraig-Islay ferry
  • Enjoy unrivalled scenery and wildlife, including otters and golden eagles
Property code: CA007

Become a Laird of Argyll in this luxurious country house, perfectly positioned on the wild and remote Cowal Peninsula. Bask on your private beach and savour once in a lifetime natural wonders.

What could be better in life than waking in your own Laird's house on a 1,200-acre farm, far from the madding crowd on the ravishing west coast of Scotland. Enjoy the sweetest bounties of Loch Fyne at Kilfinan (2.5 miles), Portavadie and Kames (both 6 miles) and Tighnabruaich (8 miles), and explore exclusive boutiques, bars, galleries and restaurants. Learn to paddleboard, kayak or canoe around the secluded coves and beaches of the Cowal Peninsula, take a sea safari and tour around Arran, Rothesay and the Burnt Islands (15/5/6 miles as the crow flies). Discover the eight whisky distilleries of Islay and the remote house on Jura where George Orwell wrote ‘1984' (31/20 miles).

As you approach the house along its 1-mile drive, the thrill will never fade. Renovated to impeccable standards, each room, space and mood is imbued with luxury and romance. Immerse yourself in the lounge's soft wood-panelled sanctuary around a roaring open fire or read in the quiet library, also with a cosy open fire. Prepare a cornucopia of fresh Loch Fyne seafood in the underfloor heated stone-flagged kitchen/diner and feast like lords and ladies on the long dining table, as light pours in through skylights and French doors. Relax in the conservatory and spill out onto the terrace and into the garden for soirees of red wine, BBQs and tales of adventure. Ascend the stone spiral staircase to the two first-floor king-size bedrooms with en-suites, the four-poster en-suite single bedroom, large bunk-bedroom with en-suite and separate shower room. Escape to the second-floor playroom and the final, twin bedroom.

Outside, enjoy a game of tennis, bask on the stone terrace or wander the sublime woodlands, river, beach, gardens and lawns of this exquisite estate.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 9+2
  • 5 bedrooms - 2 en-suite king-size bedrooms, 1 en-suite single bedroom with 4ft four-poster bed, 1 en-suite bunk bedroom, 1 twin bedroom; on request, the playroom can be made up with two additional fold-away single beds
  • 5 bathrooms - 2 en-suite bathrooms (bath, separate shower, WC and WHB); 2 en-suite shower rooms (shower, WC and WHB), 1 separate shower room (shower, WC and WHB)
  • Gas/electric range cooker, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, microwave, dishwasher, tumble dryer
  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity and gas included
  • TV in the library with full Sky package, DVD, radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Extensive private gardens and grounds, with stone terrace, seating, private beach and tennis court
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Ample off road parking
  • Playroom with bean bags and mini billiards table
  • Angling in the river Auchilack
  • Restaurant and shop within 6 miles
  • This property is on a private water supply
  • Complex of properties - other properties on site as follows: CA214 sleeps 6 and CA183 sleeps 4+1.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lesley 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 12th September 2020

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The house is very homely and enough room for a large family to hang out comfortably. Tennis court is in good condition and great games room too.

Reviewed by Mark 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Nina 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Anna 18th July 2020

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A beautiful, comfortable house in a stunning location. This was the nicest UK house we have stayed in, with a fantastic selection of games and activities. The tennis court was excellent and the Pool table and table tennis would have been great if we hadn't been so busy enjoying the countryside and coast. Great wildlife.

Reviewed by Maureen 11th July 2020

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The perfect 'get away from it all' holiday. Loved the tennis courts and the games room which has mini table tennis, pool table and darts. This kept the teenagers happy while the conservatory was perfect for our senior citizens. I would definitely consider going back to Acharossan House.

Reviewed by Andrew 26th October 2019

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Beautiful large house in a superb setting. Loads of things to keep the family occupied: tennis court, table tennis, large well maintained grounds and gardens. Plenty of space to chill out and rest or get more active.

Reviewed by Prof Bickford-smith July 2019

We (a party of six) thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful eight days' holiday at Acharossan House, a place of considerable beauty. It offered an excellent combination of very modern amenities within a refurbishment of impeccable taste that retained an ageless charm in the interior decor. We made much enjoyable use of its huge kitchen/ dining/conservatory Read morestyle sitting area, as well as the two additional sitting rooms that allowed some to watch television/films in the one while others read quietly in the other. Also much appreciated were the finely appointed en-suite bedrooms and the newly available games room, in a separate building, for table tennis and pool. The tennis court was also made use of, and was in very good condition. The caretaker, Gillian, answered any and all our questions when put to her with courteous efficiency, and went above and beyond in dealing with (solving) one query (about a lost laptop charger!). The house contained many useful leaflets about local excursion possibilities that we followed up. We particularly enjoyed two visits in perfect weather to the sandy expanse of Ostel Bay, with its memorable views (though these are are almost everyhwere on Argyll's Secret Coast), as well as walking in the Glenan Woods and Otter Ferry. There is an excellent Convenience Store for ordinary groceries in nearby (10-15 mins) Tighnabruaich, though for more luxurious/exotic items we made one carefully planned expedition to Dunoon (c 60 mins). But with beauty all around you, driving - though sometimes slow because single track - provides constant rewards, including the spotting of a Golden Eagle on one occasion. All-in-all this was a fantastic holiday in a place we will much hope to return to. Hide

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