Ardmaddy Estate sits in a quiet, gentle corner of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Whilst within half an hour of the harbour town of Oban and only three hours from Glasgow, once there, you feel as though you are in a different time and space to the rest of the world.
Its quiet tranquility and the utter peace soothes the soul and rest the senses. Its open spaces and magnificent views free the mind. Surrounded by woodland, hills, moors and the sea, Ardmaddy is also a haven for wildlife – from eagles soaring above the hills, to skylarks singing their hearts out and from deer grazing on the hillsides to otters hunting by the shore – there is so much here for you to see and experience.
Remains a home from home for myself and my family. Though not usually an historic summer venue for us, and while this place is incredibly beautiful all year round, summer here during our stay was idyllic. For folks who like incredible scenery, seclusion but not isolation, countryside as well as comfort, walks and wildlife from your doorstep, this place is perfect. Especial thanks to Charles and Duncan who make us feel very welcome and very much part of this incredible place.
We had a super stay at Craiguillean. A wonderful, bumpy, waterside track takes you to a beautifully isolated corner of the estate. The house is well equipped with wonderfully comfy beds, plenty of hot water, views from every window, cosy log burner and even lots of towels for the dog. There are amazing walks from the door, super views, otters swimming by and wonderful peace and quiet.
The Stables are remote and have wonderful views, We are really missing looking out over the bay at the sunsets and seeing the stars without light pollution, its an amazing quiet spot with only the sound of the wildlife and the occasional passing of the game keepers ATV, those we bumped into from The Estate were warm and friendly.
The Cottage is well appointed, comfortable and is country cottage, we enjoyed our open fires at night, We would certainly visit again
We found the cottage everything we wished for.
The cottage location was stunning & there was so much wildlife. Fabulous to walk down to the Boathouse.
We were also blessed with really good weather for March.
Honestly, we can't think of anything negative to say, we had a wonderful time.
Few points to mention - we found it tricky to find on arrival, wonder if more signage would be helpful once you leave the main road from Oban?
Also, need better clarification re. check out time. The original booking email said 10am, the info in the property said 0930 & the final email said 9am.