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Drumalban

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The view of Drumalban on arrival.
The view of the garden and loch from the south facing terrace.
Sunset over Loch Craignish.
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Covid-19 Update. Until the end of August 2020 we will be taking 2-week bookings only. Guests can arrive on a Friday/Saturday and stay for 11 days until the Tuesday/Wednesday. This will provide a 3-day gap between parties for the security of our guests. Our prices for this period have been reduced to reflect this. We currently plan to return to normal at the start of September. If this is confusing then please feel free to contact us to discuss. 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 roo...Covid-19 Update. Until the end of August 2020 we will be taking 2-week bookings only. Guests can arrive on a Friday/Saturday and stay for 11 days until the Tuesday/Wednesday. This will provide a 3-day gap between parties for the security of our guests. Our prices for this period have been reduced to reflect this. We currently plan to return to normal at the start of September. If this is confusing then please feel free to contact us to discuss. 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 in case a child needs it) and a large family/group bedroom (with 5 single beds) separated by a gallery with a large south-facing picture window looking over Loch Craignish. There is a new bathroom with shower, upstairs. Inside, the house is fully equipped both for cooking and in terms of entertainment. We have a 44' plasma TV and DVD, a good stereo system (with turntable), free WiFi , a large selection of books (including cookery), CDs, DVDs and board games. There is also a Blütner piano. Outside the views over the loch are outstanding and unspoilt. There is a large terrace with picnic benches and a BBQ. There is also a selection of sports equipment. We love the complete seclusion of the fenced 5-acre (2Ha) grounds which children can explore on their own. These comprise rough Highland lawns with deciduous and evergreen woods. Between Easter and June, the rhodenedrons and camilias are at their best. The land is carpeted with hazy purple drifts of bluebells in May. Close by there is riding, sailing, canoeing, fresh water and sea fishing as well as walks and boat excursions. Ardfern is 2.5 hrs drive from Glasgow, and lies between the busy port/rail head of Oban (24 miles) and Lochgilphead (16 miles). We offer both weekly and weekend rents and our rates recognise different party sizes. We accept well behaved dogs. . More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Chris G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2007
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Accessed by a well maintained drive hust beyond Ardfern village , this is a really lovely house..comfortable, very spacious yet cosy and extraordinarily well-equipped The area was familiar to most of our group but we were reminded of how "central" it is ...between Lochgilphead and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank maryR72_13
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.

Date of stay: December 2017
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

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Kirsti W
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

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank 400katieo
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is our third stay at Drumalban and we love it. It is very well equipped and spacious and suits our family of 8 adults and 2 babies very well.

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank JaneCross
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I'm getting married close to Ardfern in June and as it's a part of the world I truly love, decided to go for a long weekend with a group of friends a month before the wedding. We were incredibly fortunate to have beautiful weather for...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Julia W
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2016
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

After a year away from Scotland to stay in such a beautiful place is great for the soul. The house is fantastically well equipped and comfortable. The grounds are great for kids to explore. Not to mention the stunning view. It's really well located for...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 7 March 2016

After receiving a warm welcome, we enjoyed a fortnight of bliss in the well designed and thoughtfully prepared Drumalban. Appreciate the evolving daily weather and vista whilst improving log fire making skills. Friendly locals add to the fresh air experience and stunning landscape.

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank AndrewSimpson60
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We spent a lovely few days here last week, the weather was variable but the house is so comfortable it didn't really matter. The view down the loch from the dining area is spectacular and really relaxing. Everything is here, we were a small group...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Jill500
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fax
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
House Swap
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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 and cra...
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