Myself , husband daughter and dog loved the whole experience of being away from it all in beautiful surrounding. We saw otters on the edge of the loch and stags and deer and on Mull we saw eagles. It was lovely seeing the sheep go wandering past our cottage with their lambs. The staff were very helpful and friendly. It was very convenient to catch the ferry to Mull which we really enjoyed especially Tobermory (where I had a beautiful seafood platter) then passing through Dervig and down to Calgary beach which was stunning. The next day went down the south west side of Mull to catch ferry...more
20 of us rented the south wing suite for a long weekend in January to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday. The location of the estate was suitably remote and the scenery was stunning. The house itself was actually much bigger than any of us had envisaged.............its huge! The decoration and furnishings were totally authentic to their Victorian heritage.........a little 'shabby chic' but we all appreciated the original features and the grandeur of the place. The kitchens are well equipped with everything we needed and plenty of crockery, cutlery, etc The staff were very welcoming and re...more
This is our 4th visit to Ardtornish, but the first time staying in the Billiard room flat. It is well equipped and very comfortable. It was lovely being in a flat with so many original features, it was easy to imagine what it was like living in such a grand house. It is perfect location with beautiful walks around the grounds and wider estate. We spent a morning trying Archery, crossbow and shooting in the grounds, which was great fun and ended with a competition between our group. The view from the main window is beautiful over looking the front lawn and garden. I would recommend a visit...more
My family, sisters, father, nephew and nieces all took Archranich for a long weekend in May and loved every minute. Before we came the estate office were overly helpful with our barage of questions and requests. From the moment we arrived we were all exceptionally comfortable and relaxed. The house is spacious for a large party (we were 13 but there was room for more) - beds and furniture comfortable. The kitchen well equipped (though I did look for an olive stoner!!). Garden fabulous and despite rain we were out fishing and exploring everyday in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.
The Boat House is an amazing place, set in a stunning location. Beautiful Loch views, colours and wildlife and walks through the gardens and to Lochaline Castle and village. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The wood fire stove is a great feature too. On a clear night too the stars were amazing. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a beautiful 6 taster menu meal at The Whitehouse Restaurant and visit to The Ardnamurchan Distillery near Glenborradale too All making our Boat House Holiday so special. Cannot thank Kay and staff enough who were all very friendly and helpfu...more
Just back from a wonderfully relaxing and tranquil break at the Ardtornish estate, staying in the top flat with my husband and three children. My girls absolutely adored the majesty and grandeur of the building and were desperate to explore other areas of the house.( A tour of the state rooms or a history lesson of the house would have been a real bonus). They very much enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the log fire, luxuriating in the gigantic original Victorian bath and having their own rooms with beautiful period furniture. So much better than staying in a cramped hotel family room. They a...more
Loved the location had heard about Ardtonish quite a few years ago and had intended to bring my dog who was bred in the Highlands twelve years ago. ~Sadly he died in january but I thought as there was a vacant cottage last week in march and I could get away it would be a good opportunity to experience the area which is a part of Scotland I had not visited. Truly lovely and not difficult to access. The FT this weekend contained a very interesting article on rewilding and promoting new places to stay in Scotland. With brexit Scotland should be in a very good position to move on even furthe...more
Being a family holiday with grandchilden, we appreciated the spaciousness of the flats and also the cosiness given the cold weather. We also enjoyed the wonderful gardens which were really amazing and a great opportunity for children to explore. All in all we found Ardtornish house and the estate a fascinating place and the views over the loch were spectacular and unforgettable.
Ardtrornish House is very special as great efforts have been made to keep all the original features intact. I think that perhaps one either gets this or one doesn't. For example very old Belfast sinks which may be discoloured and cracked marble wash hand basins, with wonderful log fires and amazing spaces and an original butler's pantry and bells to ring for servants...there are none! The house itself has its own 'spirit ' and it resonates with an era now long gone. The estate itself has the most wonderful scenery and opportunities for walking and wildlife. It is quite possible to see an o...more
Cottage was lovely, light in bathroom not working. Cooker a load of rubbish, no cleaning materials for cleaning bathroom and toilet brush dirty and broken. Needs a cooker which works efficiently. Too pricey for what you get.
A very relaxing place to stay. Plenty to do in the area and also lots to see without going far from the cottage.