Set in Dalmally, Scotland, within lovely grounds on the South shore of Loch Awe, is the splendid Victorian dwelling of Sonachan House.
A place of spectacular beauty, peace and tranquillity, it's ideal for those looking for a secluded countryside break.
Fernoch is a two-bedroom, second floor apartment within Sonachan House, with access to the grounds, loch and private fishing rights.
The accommodation is accessed up two flights of stairs to the top floor apartment.
Through the front door, a long hallway leads to all rooms.
There is a well-equipped modern kitchen with white units and wooden worktops, as well as a range of appliances to cook up a storm for the family.
There is a small table and chairs in the kitchen to enjoy breakfast and plan the day’s events.
At the end of the hallway is a spacious open-plan living area with comfortable sofas, where you can settle down and relax in front of the cosy electric fire as well as a sofa bed for extra flexibility.
There is also a larger dining table here to enjoy a meal as a family.
Down the hall are two bedrooms: one double and one twin, with a modern family shower room for you to get ready for the day in style.
Outside you can enjoy the well-kept shared gardens.
Stroll through the grounds down to the lochside, where you can swim, kayak, fish or simply soak up the sunshine and maybe enjoy a picnic.
The views over the loch to the mountains beyond are breath-taking and will make you not want to leave.
Take a day trip to Inveraray on the shore of Loch Fyne, with its famous 19th century jail, a spectacular castle and wonderful seafood.
Surrounded by some of Scotland’s most stunning mountain scenery, there are some excellent walking and cycling routes to explore.
Take a boat out on the loch, enjoy an afternoon fishing.
There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen here, including red squirrels, pine martens, kites, osprey, sea eagles, golden eagles and if you’re really lucky you may spot an otter.
Fernoch is the perfect spot for friends or family to enjoy the surrounding area or tour the Western Highlands.
About the location
Tyndrum 11 miles; Oban 27 miles.
The village of Dalmally, on the road between Tyndrum and Oban in Argyll and Bute, probably began life as a settlement to provide for the nearby Kilchurn Castle, established in the mid 15th century by the 1st Lord of Glenorchy, Sir Colin Campbell.
Through many generations, the Campbells vied with the earls of Argyll for dominance in this region and the castle was only abandoned in the 18th century.
The modern village of Dalmally has a shop, Post Office and a hotel as well as Glenorchy parish church, with its octagonal design.
There's also a nine hole parkland golf course, set just behind the village and Loch Awe, offering a very scenic and peaceful place to practice your swing.
The renowned Gaelic poet Duncan Ben MacIntyre was born in the area, and a walk up forested hills brings you to his monument, as well as spectacular views of Loch Awe and the surrounding mountains.
Its location makes the village an ideal base for touring the spectacular scenery nearby.
Visit Loch Awe and its ruined castle, and nearby Ben Cruachan is not only a fabulous walk but also houses the Cruachan power station, where visitors can tour the hollowed-out mountain.
Oban is a short drive away with ferries to the Western Isles, or take a drive through awe-inspiring Glen Coe.
Dalmally is surrounded by sublime scenery, making it a wonderful base for your next Scottish getaway.