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Achaglachgach Stables

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Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "For a house that takes ten, we felt having only 2 showers was really limiting."

    We had 6 guests upstairs who all had to share one shower (the other downstairs shower had to be exclusively for my elderly parents ) as the other room only had a bath. This was really frustrating of a morning. We also felt the kitchen was lacking an extra fridge as again, for a party of ten, we had a huge amount of food and drinks that just wouldn't fit in the one fridge (we knew how remote the house was so brought food to last the week). The kitchen area was enormous and had plenty of space to accommodate some more storage and an extra wee fridge. The fridge door didn't shut very well and the freezer was overly frosted when we arrived therefore the door also was troublesome so just a few wee maintenance issues. Finally there was no washing drying facility other than the tumble drier. The clothes horse was on its last legs and there was no outside line which, when travelling with paddle boards & water sports was desperately lacking. We bought a line and pegs to dry wet suits, towels etc as we didn't want to waste energy using the drier (& wet suits can't go in obviously). The lack of lamps in the living area made the space quite cold and cavernous of an evening. Stunning property, lovely and clean but just a wee bit lacking comforts and amenities.

    Reviewed by Mel3.8Aug 2023

  • "The Stables is a very comfortable and well equipped house particular suited to large families or groups ."

    The only thing that lets it down is the lack of internet which did not work during our stay. In this day and age I would have thought it easy to install reliable satellite internet. You need to be aware that there is absolutely no flexibility on early arrivals , we arrived 30 mins early and the managers made us wait outside until just before 4pm despite the house ready

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2023

  • "An extremely comfortable cottage, beautifully decorated and with all the facilities we needed."

    The underfloor heating worked a treat, the kitchen was kitted out so well for a big group and the living room space spot on. The garden space was great for ball games and the surrounding walks and Loch access were fantastic. We were on a three generations holiday so some feedback that could improve things. The door handles were v stiff and meant one of our party got trapped a couple of times. The teens thought the wifi was too slow and suggested a booster could improve that. All of us found the filter taste in the tap water meant it was undrinkable. We know it can be difficult to adjust filters with all the necessary regulations. We ended up sourcing drinking water from the harbour outdoor tap at Tarbert most days.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic location excellent for touring Argyll and the islands."

    Very comfortable accommodation with everything we needed for our stay. Lots of space for people to chill and chat at the same time.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Achaglachgach stables was a Great place for a large family to stay in one place."

    The large living areas were good for socialising and kids playing. We were a bit disappointed that trickle charging electric cars became an issue with the owners. The listing said nothing of not charging when we booked and the contract also did not mention this. We used extension cables that were suitably rated, had a waterproof outdoor socket and included inbuilt RCD protection to prevent overheating or a fault. We were told that the house insurance doesn't cover charging EV's, which is a bit strange but I would suggest looking at changing this as more people look to use EV's and the most convenient time to charge is at the house overnight. Businesses are also able to claim a grant for a dedicated EV charger. I see that the listing now says that electricity does not cover electric cars. It would be good to know if the concern is cost or the previously mentioned house insurance and make this clear to guests. Fully charging an EV from home electricity costs about £12-15 which is a small percentage of the overall costs of the rental.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely restful holiday."

    Very comfortable house. The beach at Stornoway Bay and walk to Ardpatrick Point were beautiful.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation and lots to do in the area, we had a lovely time."

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "GREAT! Try the Starfish Restaurant in Tarbert, The Kilberry Inn and West Port Beach."

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Amazing weather."

    West Port Beach, Starfish Restaurant, Stornoway Bay. Loved it all.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Thank you, we had a fantastic week and the house has been great."

    Dog towels much appreciated, thanks again.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "We all had an enjoyable visit."

    Can highly recommend The Anchorage Inn Bistro, very cosy, great service and the food is excellent. Marine Bistro Indian takeaway also good. Red Door Café for their home bakes and The Deli for their fab rolls, thanks.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    Visited Arran and Gigha. Boathouse Restaurant was excellent, also seafood at Skipness.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Brilliant Stay!"

    Lovely, comfortable house. Visited Gigha and other local beaches and towns. West Port and Stornoway beaches were favourites.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "What a fabulous week!"

    The weather for the most part was like being in the Caribbean! Fabulous food at Skipness, The Starfish and Kilberry Inn. A’Chliet is the best beach by far. Also enjoyed a lovely ferry ride and wander around Gigha. We will be back! The house was beautifully clean, with lovely extra touches. Thank you very much!

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "A wonderful two weeks."

    On arrival the house was immaculate with so much space for us all. The fresh bread and scones were yummy, very much appreciated. We have walked locally in Crinan, Tarbert Castle circular, Ardcastle Wood and Dalavich woods. If you fancy a challenge two of us climbed Ben Lui (wouldn’t recommend it though!) We loved Inveraray Castle, ferry trip to Gigha, West Port Beach (choose a sunny day!) and Skipness. Would highly recommend Kintail Bird Experience, superb! Jo and Paul couldn’t be nicer or more welcoming. We have loved every second of our stay and would love to come back. Thank you!

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Fantastic base in Argyll."

    Beautiful accommodation and setting. Jo ad Paul so helpful, thank you very much.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Swam in waterfalls at Lettermay Burn with the children."

    Swam in beautiful sea in Kilmory. Lovely house, perfect for a big family and perfect base for exploring. Thanks.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "What a truly wonderful house!"

    It gave us so much space to be together as a family. Fun times out and about, exploring every day, thank you.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely break in this great house."

    Jo gave us a very warm welcome and some lovely home made bread and scones and was friendly and on hand if we needed here. We did once to help adjust the heating but once that had been done it was a pleasant warm house. Very clean and well equipped for our party of three but it s obviously a house which would have taken many more and we thought the seating in the sitting room would have been a bit limited for the number the house slept - two sofas at the fire and no other armchairs or seats seemed slightly odd. lovely part of the world and we would very happily return to Achaglachgach Stables. thanks

    RonaldMay 2021

  • "It’s rare to find property exactly as the brochure shows but this was perfect."

    So clean and welcoming. The little touches that the housekeeper added made all the difference. We. Had a wonderful time and thank the whole team at LHH for making it so.

    Rebecca BowenSep 2019

  • "Three generations of our family just spent a week in the Stables."

    We have family connections as our Grandfather used to look after the estate grounds, and lived in the white cottage beside the Stables. We spent many many happy holidays in the cottage as children. We had a fantastic week reliving old memories and exploring the grounds. The Stables themselves have been renovated to an extremely high standard. We could remember the old layout and found ourselves thinking about how many years the Stables had been lying under utilised. The re-purposing is a total success. The Geo-thermal heating works incredibly well, and we all felt extremely comfortable throughout our stay. The fixtures and fittings are all of a very high standard and we found ourselves wanting for nothing. Would not hesitate to recommend this completely to large family groups looking for a perfect location for a relaxing break.

    Alastair BrownNov 2018

  • "We stayed for a week at the end of May, 5 adults, 5 children and our dog."

    This is a great house in a truly beautiful location. The house is very spacious, light and stylishly furnished, yet comfortable. Lovely beach nearby to explore, all the kids in our group loved looking for shells. Great walking locally. Tarbert is a short drive away with great restaurants and fresh shellfish available to buy. We really enjoyed our week and would definitely recommend it to others.

    Emma SchmidtNov 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 3 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, heated flooring, basin and WC
  • Dining kitchen
  • Laundry room and WC
  • Living room with vaulted ceiling and woodburning stove
  • Central heating and woodburning stove
  • Two electric ovens and grills, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Satellite TV, digibox, DVD player and selection of DVDs, iPod players and speakers, WiFi, books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available by request
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Fenced gardens with lawns, gravelled area and picnic bench and seating
  • Pet-friendly, allowing up to two well-behaved dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.4 miles, pub 6.4 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, charging for electric cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Tarbert 6.4 miles.

Achaglachgach Stables near Tarbert in Argyll are where forever memories are made.

Situated on the shores of West Loch Tarbert, this beautifully designed stable conversion offers ample accommodation, making it the perfect destination for family gatherings or reunions with friends.

The grandeur of the property is established from the get-go with a sumptuous open-plan living and entertaining room measuring an extraordinary 50 feet in length and complete with a feature vaulted ceiling, oak flooring and an attractive woodburning stove.

The underfloor heating helps to make visitors feel warm and snug and there is plenty of seating for guests to recline, chill out and catch up with each other.

The stylish contemporary kitchen offers all the facilities needed to cook meals for all the house’s guests and there is an inviting dining table which can seat up to 10 people.

Imagine sitting around the table, tucking into a delicious meal created from locally sourced produce, clinking glasses and making the most of quality time with family and friends.

There’s likely to be some friendly rivalry over the bedrooms but don’t worry they’re all pretty amazing.

Choose from the ground-floor, king-sized bedroom with feature beamed ceiling, patio door leading out to the gardens and fabulous en-suite bath and shower room, or upstairs there’s another elegant king-size bedroom which also has a beamed ceiling.

Three twin bedrooms complete the first-floor accommodation with two additional bathrooms here too.

Moving outside, if the Scottish weather is being kind, then there is loads of space for children (and dogs!) to run around as well as a picnic table and benches perfect for an impromptu picnic lunch, dinner or drinks.

If you do decide to leave the house at any point, then don’t worry – there’s plenty to see and do for everyone.

From hill walks, watersports, horse riding, golf and boat hire to more sedate activities such as a gentle stroll on the beach, exploring local woodlands, viewing walled gardens, tours of the Giant’s Grave in Torinturk and St Columba’s Cave and an array of seafood restaurants in Tarbert, all just a short drive away.

Achaglachgach Stables really does tick all the boxes when it comes to offering a holiday home which is spacious, stylish and well located.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Lochgilphead 14 miles.

Built around an inlet on Loch Fyne, Tarbert has long been both a harbour and a key strategic point in the history of Scotland's rugged West Coast. Tarbert once required three castles to protect it, and the ruins of one of these can still be visited today. Built around the natural harbour, fishing and sailing continue to play an important part in the life of the village. There are many annual events to interest all tastes including the sailing regatta on Loch Fyne, seafood and music festivals. The 87 mile Kintyre Way stretches from Tarbert to the south of the Kintyre Peninsula, and offers walking for all levels and with ferry connections to Islay and Arran, there is simply no better location to relax and explore this rugged and picturesque part of Scotland.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, charging for electric cars is not included in the rental.
Note: This property will not allow more than two well-behaved dogs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter