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View of the property
Conservatory
Dining in the conservatory
Tea with a view
Kitchen
Triple room
Downstairs double room
Triple room
Beautiful grounds
Views towards the open countryside
Peaceful setting
Magnificent views
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Achara Lodge

Oban (17mls S), The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • One of three beautiful Victorian properties close to Oban and Fort William
  • Ideal for walkers with nearby Ben Nevis
  • A charming holiday lodge with an attractive conservatory and traditional interior
  • Take a boat trip to the magnificent islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona  
  • Explore this spectacular area via the West Highland Jacobite Steam Railway
Property code: 28672

This beautiful Victorian house is an ideal family holiday home located in a beautiful and peaceful area of Scotland with spectacular views and plenty of activities to keep the whole family occupied.

Set in beautiful grounds in the heart of the Argyll countryside, this Victorian holiday home is one of three delightful properties onsite and offers comfortable and attractive accommodation for a family or a group of friends with space for up to six two-legged and two four-legged guests. Perfect for visiting the popular towns of Fort William (19.5 miles north) and Oban (24 miles south), the lodge is also ideal for enjoying fabulous walks through wonderful landscapes and is close to the spectacular Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis.

Dating back to 1840, this beautiful house comprises three properties, with this lodge being the largest. The property has been thoughtfully furnished, with a number of items of local interest including some examples of taxidermy and a collection of books. You can relax and enjoy a movie in the spacious lounge or share a fantastic meal in the light and welcoming conservatory, which offers fantastic country views and is also perfect for enjoying afternoon tea. Please note this property is linked via a connecting door to property 28686, which can be booked alongside this property by larger groups. The garden and extensive grounds are shared with the two other properties, offering beautiful scenery and plenty of space for dogs to run about.

This idyllic area offers plenty to do, including sailing, mountain biking, fishing and walking. There are plenty of walks to enjoy, and dogs are welcome to accompany you to Glencoe National Nature Reserve (1.5 miles) and to Dunstaffnage Castle and McCaig’s Tower, both in Oban. Or you could take a tour of Castle Stalker (6.5 miles). There are plenty of dog-friendly pubs along the way, and you can also take your pooch on the Jacobite steam railway (20 miles), or on a ferry trip to the islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double (which can be made up as a twin on request) and 2 triple   
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Lounge with TV/DVD and Hi-Fi  
  • Conservatory/diner seats 8
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC 1 en-suite shower room  
  • Ground floor WC
  • Garden with outdoor table and chairs  
  • Heating, electric and Wi-Fi included but this can be intermittent due to location
  • 2 dogs per property welcome  
  • 1 of 3 properties in a complex
  • Properties 28672 and 28686 can be linked via a connecting door in the triple room

Perfect for active types, the local area offers plenty to do, from walking to sailing, mountain biking, fishing and winter sports. Follow the cycle paths and footpaths to nearby deserted beaches for a refreshing dip or scenic stroll, looking out for roe deer and other wildlife along the way. Discover the local marine life at the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary or take to the seas yourself with a ferry trip to the historic islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona.

Harry Potter fans shouldn't miss a ride on the iconic West Highland Jacobite Steam Railway, which crosses the famous viaduct, while younger members can let off steam in one of the soft-play centres in Oban. Tuck into a tasty meal at the local hotel's seafood restaurant (2 miles) or enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at the cafe in Glencoe (8 miles). For a wider selection of amenities, head into Fort William (18 miles) or continue to Oban (26 miles).

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 8th August 2020

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A really interesting and characterful property with lovely views and amazing gardens, which our daughters absolutely loved. It was lovely to sit in the conservatory in the evenings and watch the sunrise. The location was just off the main road between Oban and Fort William with lots of beautiful places to visit nearby. We had a lovely relaxing weekRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 18th July 2020

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A very quiet location on the edge of a village without a shop. Convenient for all the coastal Lochaber hills including Glencoe, and Ardgour accessible. Property plenty big enough for our party of 6. The conservatory is a delightful light space at all times of day and is key . Property feels like you are using someone's house while they are away forRead more a while. There are many ornaments, books, nicknacks etc. They tell you quite a bit about the character and interests of the owner's family. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 3rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Nicola 27th July 2019

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We made the most of our holiday inspite of the cottage being quite old fashioned and musty. Young children may be fearful of all the stuffed animals and bones lying around the place. Bear in mind you will need to drive everywhere and the nearest restaurant is over 5 miles away.

Reviewed by Stephen 8th October 2018

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Remote location. Ideal for walking, fishing etc. Fantastic views with plenty of wild life. We had a visit from a Roe Deer in the garden one night. Shame we were there when it was raining. We will be back in the future.

Reviewed by Esther 15th September 2018

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Achara Lodge is lovely, with plenty of sleep space and bathrooms. Its a short drive to Fort William or Oban, and just minutes from Glencoe. The three-season room is well lit for reading and is comfortable for group sitting. Negatives ...there are no basics like sugar, salt, pepper, foils & wraps, so you have to buy all this; the main heat sources aRead morere on timers so you cant control them (not good for early risers), although there are space heaters you can use in the main living areas. Hide

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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