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Drumalban

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Drumalban is ideal for both relaxing and active land- or water-based holidays. The house sleeps up to 8 adults and 4 children in 4 bedrooms. Built in 1999 and constantly upgraded, Drumalban is a unique, architect-designed Scottish home with a modern Scandinavian twist. The white walls, wood and local stone of the open plan living room, dining room (seats 12) and well equipped kitchen provide a convivial setting for a great holiday whether - breakfasting outside on the south-facing terrace or snuggling up to the impressive log fire. There are 2 bedrooms downstairs (a double en suite and a twin), which, together with the living area, have large windows facing south and the view. There is a further bathroom with shower downstairs. The upstairs is entirely oak-floored. There is a double r...Drumalban is ideal for both relaxing and active land- or water-based holidays. The house sleeps up to 8 adults and 4 children in 4 bedrooms. Built in 1999 and constantly upgraded, Drumalban is a unique, architect-designed Scottish home with a modern Scandinavian twist. The white walls, wood and local stone of the open plan living room, dining room (seats 12) and well equipped kitchen provide a convivial setting for a great holiday whether - breakfasting outside on the south-facing terrace or snuggling up to the impressive log fire. There are 2 bedrooms downstairs (a double en suite and a twin), which, together with the living area, have large windows facing south and the view. There is a further bathroom with shower downstairs. The upstairs is entirely oak-floored. There is a double room with a super king sized bed and 1 single (just in case a small child needs it) and a large family/group bedroom (with 5 single beds) separated by a gallery with a large south-facing picture window looking over Loch Craignish. We added a new, and we hope stylish, upstairs bathroom, in response to our guests' requests. Inside, the house is fully equipped both for cooking and in terms of entertainment. We have a 42' plasma TV and DVD, a good stereo system (with turntable), free WiFi , a large selection of books (including cookery), CDs, DVDs and board games. There is also a Blütner piano. Outside the views over the loch are outstanding and unspoilt. There is a large terrace with picnic benches and a BBQ. There is also a selection of sports equipment. We love the complete seclusion of the fenced 5-acre (2Ha) grounds which children can explore on their own. These comprise rough Highland lawns with deciduous and evergreen woods. Between Easter and June, the rhodenedrons and camilias are at their best. The land is carpeted with hazy purple drifts of bluebells in May. Close by there is riding, sailing, canoeing, fresh water and sea fishing as well as walks and boat excursions. Ardfern is 2.5 hrs drive from Glasgow, and lies between the busy port/rail head of Oban (24 miles) and Lochgilphead (16 miles). We offer both weekly and weekend rents and our rates recognise different party sizes. We accept well behaved dogs. . More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Fax
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Fireplace
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Accessed by a well maintained drive hust beyond Ardfern village , this is a really lovely house..comfortable, very spacious yet cosy and extraordinarily well-equipped The area was familiar to most of our group but we were reminded of how "central" it is ...between Lochgilphead and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank maryR72_13
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Great location, beautiful views. Thanks to Diane for providing the Christmas tree and extra tables so we could have our extended family over for Christmas dinner. The house had everything needed for a comfortable stay.

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Malcolm M
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Eight of us and one dog had a brilliant holiday in Drumalban. It's position, views, layout and interior with artwork, books and games all helped to make the week we spent there perfect. The grown-ups relaxed, the children explored and the dog was happy. Ardfern...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Kirsti W
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Drumalban in July 2017 for a week and had a really fabulous time. The cottage is spacious and clean and very child friendly. Stocked with plenty of games/toys and books for when the weather is not the best. In addition the use...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Katie O
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This is our third stay at Drumalban and we love it. It is very well equipped and spacious and suits our family of 8 adults and 2 babies very well.

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank JaneCross
About the Owner
Diane S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2007
Availability
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About the neighbourhood
Ardfern is a wonderful centre for a holiday with short walks to the village and along the loch. At end of the Craignish Peninsula (4 miles), fantastic sunsets can be seen looking between Jura and Scarba, where lurks the infamous Corrievreckan whirlpool. A mile nearer the house, there is a beautiful little mediaeval chapel with its ancient burial stones and a shallow bay where you can swim. There are beautiful sandy beaches within an hour's drive. The focus of the village of Ardfern is the 200-year-old drovers' pub - The Galley of Lorne (+44 01852 500 284) - with its open fires and easy atmosphere. There is a restaurant and bar meals are also served. On sunny days, one can drink outside while the kids play on the grass. Opposite the hotel is The Crafty Kitchen for coffee, cakes and cra...
How to get there
Glasgow (160 km - 2.5 hrs) and Edinburgh (215 km - 3.25 hrs) are the closest cities to our house - both have international airports. Budget airlines - Easyjet, Flybe, RyanAir and Globespan fly to Glasgow , Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh Airports from all over Europe, with FlyZoom, Canadian Affair and Air Transat providing direct flights from Canada. There are scheduled flights from the USA with Continental, US Airways and Virgin. British Airways, BMI, SAS and Aer Lingus also fly to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The nearest towns are Oban (40 km - 0.75 hrs) and Lochgilphead (25 km - 0.5 hrs). Oban is well connected by rail from Glasgow and Edinburgh (4 trains/day) and by road (4 buses/day - 2 direct from Glasgow airport). 3 buses/day run from Glasgow to Lochgilphead. There is a local bus serv...
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