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Ardchattan Manse

Loch Etive near Oban, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 1110823)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


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


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Chris

    “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. ...

    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.

    - Chris, Jun 2021


  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, 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

The property

Ardchattan Manse, has an iconic position surrounded by the waters of Loch Etive on three sides and a protected wooded hill to the back of the property. The house dates back to 1772-3 and was originally lived in by the Minister worshipping at the now derelict local parish church, just over the garden wall. Today it is a family house sitting in its own secluded grounds of around three acres. The house is traditionally furnished, is comfortable and relaxing. Emphasis is placed on the peace and calm of this beautiful house in its unique setting with the front of the house providing stunning views of the water and local wildlife. Extensive lawn and outside terrace provide good opportunities for outside eating and socialising. Children can roam the grounds and enjoy the fun of three private beaches, climbing ropes and swing seats. There is a miniscule wendy house to find in the wood area of the garden. Children (and adults!) have a chance to see the resident family of otters who are frequent but shy visitors to the shore, as are the non-shy towering Sea Eagles, often seen above the property The gardens provide a tranquil setting and include the outline of a traditional old walled Scottish garden. This area of Scotland is noted for its outstanding ‘gulf stream gardens’ and Ardchattan Manse provides an excellent base for garden visiting. Oban has a range of shops selling interesting local products and has some excellent fish restaurants. It is also the hub for all the ferries visiting the Inner and Outer Hebrides including Iona with its long history of religious and artistic influences, these provide wonderful day trips. There are local cycling routes and walking, allowing visitors to enjoy this beautiful area of Argyll.

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

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.

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