Part of Ardmaddy Castle, Craiguillean has been awarded ’4 Star’ accommodation by the Scottish Tourist Board.
"Stunning locations in breathtaking scenery..."
In a magnificent setting by the sea, Ardmaddy Castle sits in its own bay with unrivalled views over Seil Sound and the world famous local Slate Islands, designated one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. Graded ‘4 Star’ by the Scottish Tourist Board, these four cottages (SBZ, SRW and SRY) and Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) are set in secluded, peaceful locations around the estate and offer an ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the West Coast of Scotland.
The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and are a delight for gardening enthusiasts. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife with porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer, eagles and wealth of seabirds often seen. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are all available for guests to hire, and there is free fishing on Ardmaddy’s stocked hill loch. There is also a central games room with table tennis and a pool table, whilst Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) and The Stables (SBZ) have their own games room. Guests can also use the castle’s tennis court.
The bustling harbour town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ is only 12 miles away and has wonderful seafood restaurants, shops and bars. From Oban there are boat trips to the Inner Hebridean Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Colonsay and Tiree. For the outdoor enthusiast, local activities include horse riding, coasteering, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, diving and golf. Fort William and Glencoe are a short drive away offering very popular climbing and skiing. Explore beautiful gardens and ruined castles in an area rich in historical legacy or take a leisurely walk or cycle along one of the many forest tracks. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, the Sealife Centre and Inveraray Jail. Or relax and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty surrounding the cottages at Ardmaddy. Shops 12 miles, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.
Reached via an unmetalled road, and gloriously situated at the water’s edge, this traditional property has its own mooring and jetty overlooking Seil Island. This stone built, single storey cottage was originally a ferryman’s cottage but has been modernised and extended to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation to Visit Scotland 4 star standard. There are several steps to the entrance porch and further steps to a spacious breakfast room with divider to large, modernised kitchen with dishwasher and ceramic cooker. Off the kitchen is a small utility area with automatic washer/dryer. The large sitting room/dining room overlooks the sea and has a wood burning stove. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with wash basin. Large bunk bedroom with additional full-size bunk bed (for +2). Bathroom with bath, toilet, and separate walk-in shower. Enclosed garden.
- Wood burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
- NSH included
- Fan and convector heaters
- Z-bed (for +1)
- Freeview TV
- Ground floor facilities. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £150.
- Electricity, bed linen and towels included
- High chair
- Food processor
- Over 3,000 acres of grounds
- Garden furniture
- Use of hard tennis court
- Fly fishing
- Shared games room with table tennis and pool table
- Sailing, rowing and motor boats available for hire
- Private water supply
- No smoking
- NB: Loch close by and drops within the extensive grounds