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The Keep

Loch Awe, Near Inveraray, Argyll

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The Keep is a newly built architect designed house with views out over the pretty surrounding woodland in the small settlement of Cladich, near Loch Awe and just 8.5 miles from Inveraray in Argyll.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • Green Credentials
  • WiFi

Inside the house is stylish and contemporary throughout with lots of large picture windows that have cleverly been used to make the very most of the views. At the heart of the light and airy living area upstairs is a modern wood-burning stove with a feature flue and cosy seating positioned in toe toasting distance.

A door by the seating area leads out to the balcony and there is a built-in sound system that can be used for music or the TV/DVD. The stylish dining area is just alongside and there is seating at the large island in the kitchen area where breakfast or a drink in the evening can be enjoyed.

Downstairs plenty of storage for coats and boots, etc is provided in the entrance hall and the bedrooms are also on this level. Stretch out on a king-size bed in the spacious master bedroom with its sleek en suite shower room or choose from one of the other two double bedrooms that lie off the central corridor.

Parking is right by the door and from the garden expansive views out over the forests below to the mountains beyond can be admired.

Map & Local

Nearby Loch Awe Boats (5.5 miles) hires out row boats, motor boats, canoes and kayaks so you can explore the loch for yourself. They also offer fishing permits so trips out to catch wild brown and rainbow trout, salmon and pike are easily possible.

Dalmally (7 miles) has a grocery shop and a bar/restaurant and there is also a 9 hole golf course to try out. The Ben Cruachan Inn just outside Dalmally is a great place to stop for a meal or a dram of one of their many fine whiskies and it is even dog friendly.

At Ben Cruachan (12 miles) you can walk right over the impressive dam that controls the waters of the reservoir and uses them to generate electricity through its huge underground turbines. Guided tours go deep into the mountain and the visitor centre explains all about how the power station works. Munro baggers can tackle the great Ben Cruachan itself or nearby Stob Daimh, Beinn Eunaich or Beinn a’Chocuill.

Inveraray (8.5 miles) has lots of little shops that are interesting to wander around and a choice of well stocked whisky specialists. At the heart of the town is Inveraray Jail that was once the courtroom and county prison where prisoners endured terrible conditions (they even had wooden pillows!) and were subjected to awful punishments including being branded with hot irons. The jail is now a visitor attraction with fascinating exhibitions illustrating the lives of the poor former prisoners.

Over on the other side of Loch Awe Argyll Adventure (11.5 miles) offers exhilarating activities such as paintballing, laser storm and crossbow shooting as well as riding lessons and pony rides.

Local Events and Attractions


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.




Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Cupboard with washer/dryer.


Open plan living area with balcony, wood-burning stove, TV/DVD and surround sound music system, electric oven with induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, etc.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is underfloor heating from air source heat pump (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy).  A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). No smoking.



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

Booked Available

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 Sleeps 6
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 £695.00 £750.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £795.00 £850.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £595.00 £650.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £995.00 £995.00
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021 £595.00 £650.00
06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021 £695.00 £750.00
03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021 £795.00 £850.00
24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021 £695.00 £750.00
08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 £795.00 £850.00
22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021 £995.00 £995.00
05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 £795.00 £850.00
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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