Loch Sween, Achnamara, near Lochgilphead, ArgyllGuest Rating
Following the little single-track road from Crinan, near Lochgilphead in the west of Scotland, you come to peaceful Loch Sween and heading a few hundred yards up the hill from the tiny village of Achnamara you will find the even tinier group of cottages at Inverlussa.
|Sleeps: 2/5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
One of these is the Steadings, a detached, traditional stone dwelling, now beautifully renovated to form a holiday home of great charm and character. That this is something a little different is evident immediately on entering, when one comes first to an elegant reception hall, again with one exposed wall. There is plenty of room here to bring the baggage in before setting off for the rest of the house.
The spacious living room is particularly attractive and stylish, with wooden beams and a welcoming open fire in the original feature stone fireplace for cosy evenings in. Behind the comfortable seating is the equally stylish dining area and there are French doors that open out onto an attractive and sheltered terrace (with furniture).
The large kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of space for cooking and there are laundry facilities in the handy additional utility room. There is also useful downstairs shower room.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single, and a family bathroom. The bedrooms are all of a good size and are made light and bright by their Velux ceiling windows. The ceilings do slope quite steeply though, so taller guests may have to mind their heads!
Outside the large enclosed sloping grass garden is a real delight, affording lovely views of the hill behind and the loch below.
For peace and relaxation, this area can scarcely be bettered. The road below the house ends a few miles further on and you will be constantly entranced by the wonderful views across to the Isle of Jura on the way.
You will also pass some lovely silver sand beaches, Castle Sween (shop and restaurant at the caravan site there) and Kilmory Knap Chapel, which has some fascinating ancient headstones. Kilmory Bay is well worth exploring, with some spooky caves which will delight younger members of the party.
In the other direction you can drive round to Tayvallich (with cafe and hotel), a famous yachting haven. Walking or cycling along the Crinan Canal is another pleasurable experience with well-placed hostelries at either end for refreshment.
To the north are the archaeological wonders of Kilmartin Glen and then of course Oban and points north. Lochgilphead (10 miles) has all facilities and a swimming pool and from there you can go south to explore the Mull of Kintyre. The 'back road' via Carradale may not be the fastest route on earth, but you are on holiday, after all and the views are stupendous.
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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.
Sitting room/dining room with open fire and TV/DVD.
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, deep-freeze and microwave etc
6 steps up and 4 down to utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.
6 steps up and 4 down to shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Bathroom room with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £30 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric storage heaters and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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||Sleeps 5|
|18 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£650.00||£695.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£550.00||£595.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£450.00||£495.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£550.00||£595.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£395.00||£425.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£650.00||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£650.00||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£395.00||£425.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£450.00||£495.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£550.00||£595.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£450.00||£495.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£550.00||£595.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£650.00||£695.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£550.00||£595.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||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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As previous comment. Nothing serious.
This is a lovely clean, spacious and comfortable property which had all we needed. However, its location was rather too ...Read More
Die Sauberkeit in allen Bereichen war ungenügend. Der Ferienstart misslungen.
The housekeeper has thought about all the details. Really very complete.
The steadings is a lovely little house in
a beautiful setting. It has everything you need for a quiet, peaceful re...