Self catering rental
Traditional Scottish country house in its own estate,
Loch Fyne, Cowal Peninsula near Tighnabruaich.
Self-catering rental accommodation, sleeping 9 + 2.
Tennis court. Access to beach. Glasgow 2 hours.
by Visit Scotland
Acharossan House is an 18th century Georgian laird's house secluded in its own 1200 acre farm on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne in a landscape of uninhabited hills, grassland, moors and forests.
The house has recently been completely restored by its owners to provide very comfortable accommodation for 9 (plus 2), and is available as self-catering rental accommodation. There are 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a sitting room, library, large modern kitchen/dining room, a terrace perfect for barbecues, and a tennis court. Everything is beautifully arranged with a lot of thought given to every detail to provide the best facilities you could expect.
From the south-west facing front there are wonderful panoramic views over the glen of Acharossan Burn which you can follow down to the sea at Loch Fyne where you have private access to the seashore.
In this wide and peaceful landscape the only sounds you are likely to hear are birdsong, animals grazing in the fields below, and the breeze in the trees and grasses.
The original settlement at Acharossan dates from at least the 1600's, when the steading (you can still see the ruins) provided rest and accommodation for the people and animals who made their way on the ancient drove road which crossed the old bridge behind the house.
A hundred years later Acharossan House itself was built, and many of the surrounding magnificent trees were planted at the same time. They also line parts of the 3/4 mile private drive, a splendid approach which still follows the old road to this fine house set in one of the most lovely parts of Scotland.
Summary of Accommodation:
- Entry hall, larder, larder-fridge, laundry room with washing-machine and tumble-drier.
- Inner hall, hooks for jackets, space for boots, drying cupboard, lockable gun cupboard, waders, fishing rods and fishing jackets.
- Kitchen/dining room with Aga-masterchef with gas rings, electric grill and warming oven and large gas ovens, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, and dishwasher.
- Dining room seats 12. A door from the dining room leads to the terrace.
- Library, open fireplace, books and a television.
- Panelled sitting room, open fireplace.
- Downstairs WC.
- Garden door leading to a terrace facing the setting sun.
- Stone spiral staircase.
- Two bedrooms with king-size (5') double beds have own bathrooms with bath and shower.
- One bedroom with its own shower room has a 4' four-poster bed.
- One bunk room for two has own loo and shower.
- One further shower room on this floor is for use by the occupants of:
- Twin-beddded room on the second floor.
- Playroom on the second floor floor, miniature billiard table and television.
- Tennis Court.
- Accommodation for two cars in open covered space.
- A chest-freezer in the workshop next door.
- As Acharossan is a working farm (sheep and cattle) dogs will have to be kept on a lead.
Summary of Facilities
- Gas-fired central-heating, underfloor on the ground floor, radiators upstairs.
- 2 open fires.
- Washing-machine, Tumble-drier.
- Aga-masterchef with gas rings, electric grill and warming oven and two gas ovens. Dishwasher.
- 2 freezers and 2 fridges.
- Wi-Fi., 2 televisions. Books and games.
- Tennis court.
- Access to the beach.
What to do in the area
Those interested in photography will find many picturesque subjects, while sketchers will be absorbed by the views, the sea and the every-changing burn. Those wishing more active pursuits may fish for trout in the burn (rod and tackle provided). Stalking in the hills behind the house can be arranged with local stalker Winston Churchill. There is also a tennis court behind the house, and a huge variety of walks are available, both at the front door, to the sea, and a short drive away.
The house is reached by a mile-long road through the fields from the road, the B8000, on of Scotland's famous 'single track roads with passing places'. The local village, Tighnabruaich (photograph right), offers good local food shopping and good meals out. The area is rich in Neolithic remains and ancient earthworks. The nine-hole golf course at Kames offers plenty of challenges and the well-known Tighnabruaich Sailing School is based in the village.
2016 Guide prices
|Season||Dates||Price in £|
|Off||5 Jan-21 Feb, 21 Nov-22 Dec||1100|
|Low||21 Feb-29 Mar, 31 Oct-21 Nov||1100|
|Mid||11 Apr-16 May, 5 Sept-17 Oct||1300|
|High||16 May-30 May, 6 Jun-27 Jun, 22 Aug-5 Sept, 17 Oct-31 Oct||1400|
|Peak||29 Mar-11 Apr, 30 May-6 Jun, 27 Jun-22 Aug||2000|
|Festive||22 Dec-29 Dec, 29 Dec-5 Jan||2000|
Availability and booking page (opens a new window) Or contact Lorna Macrae, address below.
- Long weekend and reduced number rates on application.
- Rental period: Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks also available.
- A deposit of £300 is required to secure the booking.
- Normal cancellation arrangements apply. (Please enquire for exact details).
- Dogs are welcome, but not allowed in the bedrooms, and are to be kept on a leash at all times because of the animals in the fields.
- There are no restrictions on ages. High chairs and cots by arrangement.
- Wi-Fi internet access included.
Extracts from the Visitors' Book:
"An absolutely delightful house - everything perfect and a lot of care and thought has gone into this house. We enjoyed our stay very much"
"What a wonderful home, more like our own 5 Star hotel. Luxury indeed."
"What a wonderful house! We have very much enjoyed this week here as a family - something for every one!"
"We had seven children here in total aged from 3 to 7 years and we barely saw them all week - just as it should be."
"We will be recommending Acharossan House to all our friends."
To enquire or to book:
Tel: 01700 811228
Mob: 07909 994703
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1700 811228
Mob: 44 7909 994703
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