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Achnacarron Boathouse

Loch Awe, near Taynuilt, Argyll

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Loch Awe, the longest freshwater loch in Scotland, runs south west from the A85 about 20 miles east of Oban and is one of the most beautiful and most photographed of the Scottish lochs, having the iconic ruin of Kilchurn Castle at its northern end. About a quarter of the way down its peaceful western shore and right on the water, is Achnacarron Boathouse.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The house stands in secluded, south-facing grounds with its own loch frontage and is reached by about a mile of meandering private track (some potholes and not suitable for low suspension vehicles) which will bring you to this haven of peace and tranquillity. A hunting lodge stood on this site for several centuries until 1954. The current property is an architect-designed, expertly refurbished and most comfortable house in a stunning lochside situation.

It is surrounded by lawned gardens and mature wooded areas and is sheltered by a variety of magnificent trees. There is parking alongside the house, which also has its own private pier, slipway and fishing rights. There is also access to a Canadian canoe, a kayak or a paddle board by arrangement. As you would expect in such a location there is an abundance of wildlife here, including deer, pine marten, red squirrels and otters and an even greater variety of birds, including barn owls and osprey.

Downstairs is bright, spacious and open plan, with dining and seating areas and a wood-burning stove, together with a door to a decked seating area above the water. The master bedroom, with en suite facilities, is also on this level, along with the kitchen, a utility room, a further bathroom and drying room. Upstairs are a further double bedroom and cosy lounge, with a glass wall to provide panoramic views over the water, both of which have coombed ceilings. Furniture and fittings are of the highest quality throughout.

Small, intimate weddings can be arranged down on the shoreline against the beautiful backdrop of the loch and the owner has all the local contacts needed to set this up.

As Achnacarron is one of our most popular properties, if it is already booked for the dates required then its nearby sister property Loch Awe Boathouse may be available.

Map & Local

For such a quiet and peaceful place you are nevertheless spoiled for choice for nearby eating places, such as the Taychreggan Hotel on the lochside. Just a little further up the road, for something very special, you also have the choice of the Ardanaiseig Hotel, one of the most prestigious in the country - a gastronomic experience not to be missed.

The cottage also makes an excellent base for the many things there are to do in the area. The loch itself offers fishing and sailing and there are walks of all levels of difficulty to be enjoyed in the surrounding mountains. For wet weather entertainment, you can go right inside one of them from the Cruachan Visitor Centre and see the hydro-electric station that was built in the heart of that mountain. Taynuilt (8m) has small shops (including an excellent general store), an hotel and a golf course and is on the shores of lovely Loch Etive where you can also visit the old Bonawe Ironworks.

There are superb beaches at Benderloch (turn north across Connel Bridge on the way to Oban), while Oban itself is a bustling port with all facilities including a rail station and from there you can take all kinds of boat trips, either to the islands or to view the marine wildlife in the surrounding waters. A particularly scenic, if slower route from Taynuilt to Oban is the back road through Glen Lonan.

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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Open plan sitting/dining room with TV and wood-burning stove
Kitchen with fridge, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath and shower over and WC
Utility room with washer/dryer and freezer.


Sitting room with TV/DVD
Double bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first 250 units (£85) of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. This is not inclusive of electric vehicle charging. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burner (starter pack of logs and kindling INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Because of the situation of the Boathouse, it is not suitable for children under 10.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,995.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £1,595.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £1,350.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £1,595.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £1,195.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,895.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,995.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £1,195.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £1,350.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £1,595.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £1,350.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £1,595.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £1,895.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £1,595.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £1,895.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £1,995.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £1,595.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £1,350.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £1,595.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £1,195.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £1,995.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £1,995.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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It was a lovely place and really enjoyed our time there. Would recommend to anyone thinking of going there.


Excellent location and accommodation with good facilities. A very tranquil and relaxing holiday.


Wonderful location with complete peace. Good level of furnishings.


Luxurious solitude! Perfect.


Clean, attention to detail and everything you needed

Guest Comments


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