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Ardchattan Manse

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Loch Etive near Oban, Argyll & The Isles Show on map


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  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Ardchattan is a lovely warm comfortable house with beautiful gardens in a fantastic setting."

    I would be delighted to return. We did have a problem with the water supply(private) which was problematic through no fault of the owners. They responded promptly to our contact and did their best to resolve it as soon as they could, including calling in engineers from far afield. I hope to go back soon!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2024

  • "The Manse is located in an idyllic setting exactly as described and provided the perfect retreat for our weeks stay."

    The layout and furnishings of the house were very welcoming and the owner was extremely helpful in providing background information which enhanced our stay. We will most definitely return to this very peaceful spot to enjoy the Manse and it's stunning surrounding scenery once more.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we will look forward to seeing you back at Ardchattan Manse soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2024

  • "What a beautiful house in a lovely setting."

    We had plenty of space for 3 generations. Ardchattan Manse was perfect for what we needed. Our arrival was delayed by 2 days due to landslides closing various roads on our route but the owner kept in touch throughout. Thank you for a lovely holiday, we hope to be back one day.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just completed a 4 generation holiday at Ardchattan Manse ."

    What a beautiful setting and a very comfortable,spacious house that everyone including a baby and small dog could relax in . Very well equipped with lots of thoughtful gestures like beach towels, plenty of logs and lots of kitchen extras. There was so much to do that we didn’t need to go out every day and the whole family enjoyed fishing , crabbing, paddle boarding and boating and there was plenty of space in the garden for the children to play. Nobody wanted to leave and the children have already asked can we come again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had the most amazing stay at Ardchattan Manse ."

    It’s a little slice of heaven, the location is so beautiful and peaceful. The house is enormous and so comfortable and well equipped. We were extremely lucky with the weather and found it hard to drag ourselves away to explore locally as it was just so beautiful chilling in the garden admiring the views and enjoying the birds and wildlife . We will be back I’m sure .

    Dear Eileen, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Ardchattan Manse and thank you for your feedback. We so appreciate it and especially the comment on it being ‘a little slice of heaven’! Thank you and we hope to see you back another year. . Rosemary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful setting with spectacular views over the loch, comfy beds and well equipped kitchen."

    Although there is a downstairs twin room which I needed for my elderly parent, there was not a downstairs shower or any wardrobe. Most of the house was clean but the kitchen floor and bin needed cleaning on arrival. Would thoroughly recommend if you get the weather this place is stunning and we saw deer by the loch most evenings

    Many thanks from your comments on Ardchattan Manse and we so appreciate them. The description shows there is no downstairs shower but we are hoping to put one in this winter so that the house copes better with those unable to do the stairs. I also apologise for the kitchen floor. We had gone in to put the hot blankets on in the beds for you and I think this happened then by mistake! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzy4.4May 2023

  • "A lovely house in a stunning location."

    Most of the rooms are beautifully furnished but one bedroom and its ensuite bathroom are much smaller and in the "backstairs" part of the house, obviously last refitted in the 1970s - still nice, but not up to the standard of the other rooms. The house was generally very clean and well equipped but some of the glasses and crockery obviously hadn't been used for a long time and the vacuum cleaner bag was solidly full. Generally well equipped kitchen with few exceptions - no good frying pan, no teastrainer, no oven gloves - and the crockery, cutlery and glassware varied from old but good-quality to new and cheap. The information about the house and equipment was well-written and helpful but for a holiday home there was a surprising lack of information about local walks and attractions, so bring your own guide book and maps. But with those minor niggles this is an amazing place for a family get-together.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are hoping to provide a holiday for three generational families or two families with children who want to holiday together and were so pleased by your comments. Thank you for the helpful points on the utensils that we need to add and we will have two large frying pans and oven gloves ready for the next guests. The right to roam exists in Argyll and there are numerous varied walks locally and thank you for reminding us that we should point this out in the house information. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian4.1Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our 3 generation family holiday at this beautiful house set in a truly magical location."

    Thank you so much for the comments you put up on the LHH web site after your visit to Ardchattan Manse. We are so glad that you understand the magic of our home and hopefully we will look forward to seeing you again in coming years. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Aug 2022

  • "The bungalows gave out as we drove along the shore of Glen Etive, with Ardchattan Priory heightening expectations as we neared our destination."

    Pulling off onto the drive through the trees, the ground flooded with bluebells, we emerged into the private idyll that is Ardchattan Manse. The location is truly wonderful: photographs do not capture the whole experience of being here. We ate every meal on the terrace looking over the huge lawn and the loch (few midges at this time of year, thankfully). The house itself is enjoyably unfussy and simple inside. We were the first guests, and one or two issues will need resolving – but please don’t spoil it by over-modernising! We were only 6 due to Covid restrictions: the house would struggle with 12.

    ChrisJun 2021

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, ground floor WC, ground floor shower room with a basin, 2 x twins with en-suites with walk-in showers, basins and WCs, 2 x twins, 1 x super-king with en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Two kitchens
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug/office with woodburning stove
  • Dining room
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, food processor
  • Two Freeview HD TVs, WiFi, selection of games and books, table tennis table
  • Fuel, power and logs for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Secure gardens to three sides with lawns, outdoor storage area, garden seating and tables for 12 people
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.2 miles, pub 6.4 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Please Note: This property only accepts weekly bookings from Saturday- Saturday.

The property

Connel 6.2 miles.

Offering its guests the best of both worlds – a real sense of history and character but at the same all the mod cons any discerning holiday maker would expect – Ardchattan, Loch Etive, near Oban really does tick all the boxes and is the perfect destination for large families or gatherings.

Dating back to the late 18th century, the house overlooks Loch Etive and sits in around three acres of delightful grounds.

Inside it offers traditional accommodation from the feature open fireplace and shuttered windows of the sitting room to the wood panelling and original fireplace in the bedroom.

The living space is cleverly divided up so the sitting room offers a warm and inviting area to chill out, relax, chat with family and friends and enjoy the panoramic views from the windows, while the snug provides a cosier space with a TV and woodburning stove.

There is a fantastic open-plan kitchen which opens onto the fabulous outside terrace so that once you have prepared a sumptuous meal using the state-of-the-art facilities in the kitchen you can step outside, sit down and eat whilst taking in the gorgeous views.

Or for a more formal dining setting check out the impressive original dining room and with seating for 12 people you can cater for even the most fancy of dinner parties!

One thing there is no shortage of at Ardchattan is bedrooms with a ground-floor twin with en-suite to a number of twin bedrooms upstairs and even a super-king with en-suite facilities.

There are three en-suites as well as a family bathroom which completes the first-floor space.

Children will delight in running around the safe but expansive gardens whilst the grown-ups can sit back and relax on the outside seating area and really soak up those stunning views over Loch Etive.

You might find it hard to leave the house but there is so much to see and do in the area it would be a shame not to.

You don’t have to go far to enjoy some superb fishing opportunities from sea trout fishing on Loch Etive to salmon fishing on River Awe.

There are three private beaches surrounding the house and there is a launching area for small boats with boats available to hire from Oban.

If messing about on the loch isn’t your thing then why not head off for a round of golf at any one of the number of courses available locally including Oban, Taynuilt, Isle of Seil, Dalmally and Lochgilphead?

Oban is only a short drive away and from Oban you can take a boat to anywhere within the Inner and Outer Hebrides so the world is your oyster!

Ardchattan Manse is perfectly positioned for the exploration and enjoyment of the Glorious Gardens of Argyll - a haven for avid gardeners and plant lovers.For more information on this you can view the property page on instagram: ardchattan_manse.

With its idyllic setting, Ardchattan promises to deliver its guests a holiday to remember for a very long time.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AR-00712-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Glencoe 33.7 miles; Fort William 45 miles; Glasgow 95 miles.

The bustling town of Oban rests amidst the picturesque hills surrounding Oban Bay, on the stunning west coast of Scotland and offers an abundance of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. The town's beautiful streets are awash with a wide choice of shops and boutiques, whilst the Oban Distillery is easily accessible occupying a central position within the town centre. Take a trip to the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary situated on Loch Creran, offering crystal clear waters inhabited by a variety of enchanting marine creatures. The tiny Isle of Lismore is just a short ferry ride away, boasting a wealth of wild flowers and home to 130 differing species of birdlife, whilst the Isles of Mull and Iona are a great location for a day trip. An ideal base for a unique and unforgettable holiday.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.