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The view of Drumalban on arrival.
28 reviews
The view of Drumalban on arrival.
The view of the garden and loch from the south facing terrace.
Relax or play in the mature secluded gardens.
Garden and Loch Craignish in Spring (seen from Terrace).
The living room and view of the kitchen above.
View from the stairs (and yes, the piano is tuned and ready to play!)
Enjoy locally sourced shellfish on the patio.
View from upstairs bedroom
Upstairs Shower Room
Downstairs Master Bedroom (en suite)
The Galley of Lorne Hotel and Pub
Arriving at Drumalban
One of the many visitors to the garden.
View of Craignish Lagoon and the islands beyond.
Erecting a wedding marquee on the lawn below the house.
Sunset over Loch Craignish.
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Ardfern, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Drumalban is ideal for both relaxing and active land- or water-based holidays. The house sleeps up to 8 adults and 4 children in 4 bedrooms.

Built in 1999 and constantly upgraded, Drumalban is a unique, architect-designed Scottish home with a modern Scandinavian twist. The white walls, wood and local stone of the open plan living room, dining room (seats 12) and well equipped kitchen provide a convivial setting for a great holiday whether - breakfasting outside on the south-facing terrace or snuggling up to the impressive log fire.

There are 2 bedrooms downstairs (a double en suite and a twin), which, together with the living area, have large windows facing south and the view. There is a further bathroom with shower downstairs.

The upstairs is entirely oak-floored. There is a double room with a super king sized bed and 1 single (just...
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Listing #HL36568
About the Owner
Diane S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Great location, beautiful views. Thanks to Diane for providing the Christmas tree and extra tables so we could have our extended family over for Christmas dinner. The house had everything needed for a comfortable stay.

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Eight of us and one dog had a brilliant holiday in Drumalban. It's position, views, layout and interior with artwork, books and games all helped to make the week we spent there perfect. The grown-ups relaxed, the children explored and the dog was happy. Ardfern...More

Thank Kirsti W
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Drumalban in July 2017 for a week and had a really fabulous time. The cottage is spacious and clean and very child friendly. Stocked with plenty of games/toys and books for when the weather is not the best. In addition the use...More

Thank Katie O
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    1 Super King
    8 Twins
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
30 Mar 2018 -
28 Jun 2018
Mid Season
3 nights
29 Jun 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
High Season
7 nights
31 Aug 2018 -
25 Oct 2018
Mid Season
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Euros and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: €114 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Please be advised if booking a weekend rent you must select 3 nights (i.e. Friday to Monday) for the system to provide a valid quote. If you select 2 nights the system will tell you that it is not available.

Weekend rents are generally available in the Low-Mid Season, but not in July/August and Christmas/New Year when a full week must be booked. Weekend rents whether they are 2 nights or 3 nights are charged at exactly the same cost. Rents for fewer than 4 persons are possible - price available on request.

All rentals are inclusive of linen and towels. There is free WiFi. Electricity and phone use are charged at cost.

We request a 25% deposit, receipt of which makes the booking firm. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement at a cost of £25 per week. The balance should be paid 4 weeks prior to your rental together with a separate security cheque for £100. This is refunded once the house has been checked after your stay. Please e-mail us/call us if you have any questions.
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About the neighbourhood
Ardfern is a wonderful centre for a holiday with short walks to the village and along the loch. At end of the Craignish Peninsula (4 miles), fantastic sunsets can be seen looking between Jura and Scarba, where lurks the infamous Corrievreckan whirlpool. A mile nearer the house, there is a beautiful little mediaeval chapel with its ancient burial stones and a shallow bay where you can swim. There are beautiful sandy beaches within an hour's drive.

The focus of the village of Ardfern is the 200-year-old drovers' pub - The Galley of Lorne (+44 01852 500 284) - with its open fires and easy atmosphere. There is a restaurant and bar meals are also served. On sunny days, one can drink outside while the kids play on the grass. Opposite the hotel is The Crafty Kitchen for coffee, cakes...
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How to get there
Airport: Glasgow: 150.0 km
Railway: Oban: 40.0 km
Ferry: Oban: 40.0 km
Glasgow (160 km - 2.5 hrs) and Edinburgh (215 km - 3.25 hrs) are the closest cities to our house - both have international airports.

Budget airlines - Easyjet, Flybe, RyanAir and Globespan fly to Glasgow , Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh Airports from all over Europe, with FlyZoom, Canadian Affair and Air Transat providing direct flights from Canada. There are scheduled flights from the USA with Continental, US Airways and Virgin. British Airways, BMI, SAS and Aer Lingus also fly to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The nearest towns are Oban (40 km - 0.75 hrs) and Lochgilphead (25 km - 0.5 hrs). Oban is well connected by rail from Glasgow and Edinburgh (4 trains/day) and by road (4 buses/day - 2 direct from Glasgow airport). 3 buses/day run from Glasgow to Lochgilphead. There is a local bus serv...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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