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Ardlarach Lodge

Cullipool, Isle Of Luing, The Inner Hebrides (Ref. 1110744)

4.9

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Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Hinsley

    “We absolutely loved this cottage!”

    The views were so good that we were quite reluctant to go out and about! It was nice watching the boats sailing by, the changing sky , sea and weather and we had some beautiful moonlit nights while we were there. We also saw a few brown hares lolloping about. The house was extremely comfortable (I would like to know what the pillows were for our own holiday rental property in the south of France!)and it was really well equipped. So peaceful and quiet (occasional mooing) Bit random but I loved ...

    The views were so good that we were quite reluctant to go out and about! It was nice watching the boats sailing by, the changing sky , sea and weather and we had some beautiful moonlit nights while we were there. We also saw a few brown hares lolloping about. The house was extremely comfortable (I would like to know what the pillows were for our own holiday rental property in the south of France!)and it was really well equipped. So peaceful and quiet (occasional mooing) Bit random but I loved the dry stone walls on the property and also the hydrangeas. We enjoyed the Atlantic centre in Cullipool for lunch/ cakes/ coffee and on our last day had a lovely two hour boat trip from Oban (Oban sea tours) during which we saw some seals and were treated to a view of two sea eagles perched on trees on the coast of Mull. One day we also visited Dunstaffnage castle which boasted fabulous views and then had some wonderful fish and chips in Oban sat watching the ferries and boats.(recommend the 'Oban fish and chip shop') All in all ten out of ten. Will definitely consider revisiting. Many thanks to Tooti, Shane and all the team! Also thanks to Tasha, Cora and Puffin for visiting us

    - Hinsley, August 2022

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor single, 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk -in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Range electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, American fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, iPhone/iPod stations, WiFi, welcome gift
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Ample off-road parking and driveway
  • Walled gardens with lawns, patio area and garden furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 7.7 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Luxurious and 5-Star awarded, Ardlarach Lodge is situated in a spectacular location looking down the Sound of Luing and westward to the beautiful isles of Scarba and Lunga. Only two and a half hours drive from Glasgow airport and a mere 30 minute drive from Oban, this is a perfect getaway, even for just a weekend break. It is regarded as one of the most accessible islands off the coast of Scotland, with a regular ferry operated by Argyll and Bute Council running every half hour - and no need to book! Yet this short ferry journey transports you to an idyllic haven where you can totally relax and recharge. The Lodge was the former Head Shepherd's house which has been totally refurbished and renovated to provide the ultimate luxury in self catering. Luing is a wonderful place to visit. The island only measures 6 miles long and 2 miles across enabling a relatively car-fee holiday, if you choose. The stunning views from all round the island make walking the various coastal paths and trails so pleasurable. Cullipool is the largest village on the island and is a very picturesque setting with historic white cottages and a dedicated Atlantic Islands Museum and Visitor Centre with cafe. The Isle of Luing has not changed much over the centuries and when you step ashore here, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. The lush green pasture and the abundance of wildlife make this a dream vacation for nature lovers. In spring, the island is carpeted in primroses, bluebells and later with wild iris. Seafood is usually easy to come by so you can enjoy lobster, scallop and prawn during your stay. The island shop provides enough of a range of foods to top up during the week but, with Oban just 30 minutes drive, a supermarket shop is easy. There is something about islands that captures the imagination and Luing will certainly not disappoint. Finally, we cannot speak of Luing without mentioning the famous Luing Cattle. The Luing breed was famously bred by the Cadzow brothers at Ardlarach, bringing together two great beef breeds - the Beef Shorthorn and the Highlander. Second and third generation Cadzows now live at Ardlarach full time and farm the island and you will see their beautiful animals during your stay.

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

About the location

CULLIPOOL, ISLE OF LUING

Oban 19 miles

Cullipool is the largest village on the Isle of Luing and is situated at the northern end of the western side of the island. It is known for being a slate quarrying village and the village’s history is steeped in its slate-mining heritage. The Atlantic Islands’ Museum and Visitor Centre helps to tell the island’s story and has its own café. Neat rows of white workers’ cottages form the backbone of the village with the black slate shoreline creating a stark contrast. Just outside the village is a large water-filled slate quarry and to the north is further evidence of slate quarrying which only ended in 1965. Nestled above the village is a striking church situated on the hillside and from here the views over the village are spectacular. Also worth seeing on the island are the numerous Iron Age forts found on the eastern side and centred around Ardinimir. Close to Cullipool is the island’s only shop and there is also a pleasant harbour area here where the village’s thriving lobster industry is now established. From here there are stunning views toward some of the nearby uninhabited islands such as Belnahua and Fladda.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in this mind this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry

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