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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
1 night 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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Reviewed 7 June 2015

Our party of five adults, four children, and one dog had a marvellous time here. The house is beautifully designed, with a large open plan living space that was perfect for our family get-together. The view of Loch Craignish from the house is stunning, and...More

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank philipm123
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Loved staying at house, big space for large groups. second time staying and hopefully many more. There has been an upstairs bathroom put in which is lovely and was well needed. The house is in the most perfect setting. Downstairs bathroom in need of serious...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank Jojo402015
Reviewed 10 October 2014

We stayed on the cottage for my dad's 60th birthday and it was just the perfect place to celebrate. The cottage itself is amazing very warm, comfortable and has everything you could ever possibly need. The view is also very special! We were very lucky...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank Catriona M
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We spent a week in Drumalban with 3 adults and 5 kids aged 2, 4, 11 and 13. All of us loved it! My heart was conquered as soon as I opened the door to the house for the first time and an amazing view...More

Date of stay: August 2014
2  Thank 436ariannaf
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Nine of us booked the cottage to celebrate my PhD defence.The cottage itself was perfect for our needs: going for walks during the day and spending the evenings in front of the fire with delicious home made food. The kitchen is very well equipped and...More

Date of stay: December 2013
Thank Sahra D
Kirsty043, VR Owner at Drumalban, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your helpful comments. It is useful for other guests to know that winter breaks work well at the house, when a day of walking and exploring ends with a cozy night in front...More

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

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Date of stay: September 2013
Kirsty043, VR Owner at Drumalban, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Berkshire, UK
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

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Date of stay: September 2013
Kirsty043, VR Owner at Drumalban, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2013

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

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Date of stay: December 2012
Kirsty043, VR Owner at Drumalban, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

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Reviewed 3 November 2012

I stayed at Drumalban with my partner and my extended family, as we accompanied my elderly mother on a weeks holiday in Ardfern. The house provided a wonderful base, with the 1 mile long off road track to gain access, it gave the impression that...More

Date of stay: October 2012
Thank stevo2908
Kirsty043, VR Owner at Drumalban, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review. It was lovely to meet you. I'm so pleased you had great family gathering- the house lends itself well to large family groups. I noted your comments about the fire...More

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2012

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Date of stay: May 2012
Kirsty043, VR Owner at Drumalban, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

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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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