"Stunning locations in breathtaking scenery..."
In a magnificent setting by the sea, Ardmaddy Castle sits in its own bay with unrivalled views over Seil Sound and the world famous local Slate Islands, designated one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. Graded ‘4 Star’ by the Scottish Tourist Board, these four cottages (SBZ, SRW, SRX and SRY) and Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) are set in secluded, peaceful locations around the estate and offer an ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the West Coast of Scotland.
The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and are a delight for gardening enthusiasts. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife with porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer, eagles and wealth of seabirds often seen. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are all available for guests to hire, and there is free fishing on Ardmaddy’s stocked hill loch. There is also a central games room with table tennis, darts and a pool table, whilst Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) and The Stables (SBZ) have their own games room. Guests can also use the castle’s tennis court.
The bustling harbour town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ is only 12 miles away and has wonderful seafood restaurants, shops and bars. From Oban there are boat trips to the Inner Hebridean Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Colonsay and Tiree. For the outdoor enthusiast, local activities include horse riding, coasteering, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, diving and golf. Fort William and Glencoe are a short drive away offering very popular climbing and skiing. Explore beautiful gardens and ruined castles in an area rich in historical legacy or take a leisurely walk or cycle along one of the many forest tracks. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, the Sealife Centre and Inveraray Jail. Or relax and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty surrounding the cottages at Ardmaddy. Shops 12 miles, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.
Reached via an unmetalled road, and gloriously situated at the water’s edge, this traditional property has its own mooring and jetty overlooking Seil Island. A stone-built, single-storey cottage, it has been extended to provide spacious accommodation prepared to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard. Entrance porch to spacious breakfast room with divider to large, modernised kitchen with dishwasher and ceramic cooker. Off the kitchen is the utility room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, and drying cupboard. Large sitting/dining room overlooking the sea, with open fire. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with wash basin. Large bunk bedroom with additional full-size bunk bed (for +2). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
- NSH inc
- Fan and convector heaters
- Z-bed (for +1)
- Sky TV
- Drying cupboard
- Food processor
- Ground floor facilities
- Open fire(s) - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
- Elec, bed linen and towels inc
- Freezer meals and food avail at cost
- Over 3,000 acres of grounds
- Garden furniture
- Use of hard tennis court
- Fly fishing
- Shared games room with darts, snooker and table tennis
- Sailing, rowing and motor boats avail for hire
- Private water supply
- NB: Loch close by and drops within the extensive grounds