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The Gardens Cottage on Ellary Estate

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4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Gardens is a large, 4 bedroom cottage, set looking out to Loch Caolisport. The ground floor has a comfortable sitting room with open fire, modern kitchen, separate dining room with open fire, family bathroom with bath and shower, bunk room (full sized single bunks), and a conservatory which looks out to the garden and beach beyond. Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms (2 twin rooms and 1 double). Literally just a stones throw from the beach, The Gardens will be appreciated by all the family! Argyll is located on the West Coast of Scotland, presenting what is often considered Scotland's most beautiful scenery. It is home to lots of small villages, and perfect for those who love the great outdoors. It is increasingly popular with photographers, with the sunsets regularly being spectacular. E...The Gardens is a large, 4 bedroom cottage, set looking out to Loch Caolisport. The ground floor has a comfortable sitting room with open fire, modern kitchen, separate dining room with open fire, family bathroom with bath and shower, bunk room (full sized single bunks), and a conservatory which looks out to the garden and beach beyond. Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms (2 twin rooms and 1 double). Literally just a stones throw from the beach, The Gardens will be appreciated by all the family! Argyll is located on the West Coast of Scotland, presenting what is often considered Scotland's most beautiful scenery. It is home to lots of small villages, and perfect for those who love the great outdoors. It is increasingly popular with photographers, with the sunsets regularly being spectacular. Ellary Estate lies between the shores of Loch Caolisport and Loch Sween. The cottages of Ellary are spread out along the edge of Loch Caolisport, and the caravan site is located around Castle Sween, on the Loch Sween shore. Ellary is about half an hour from Lochgilphead, an hour and a half from Oban. Tarbert (with ferries to the islands etc) is about 35-40 minutes away, and Inverary is about an hours drive. It really is the heart of Argyll. WILDLIFE - The unspoilt countryside of Ellary and Castle Sween makes it an ideal place to observe wildlife. There are large areas of oakwoods on the Loch Caolisport site and considerable areas of the Loch Sween site are wooded mainly with birch and alder. These areas are home to many of Scotland's native species, and it is not uncommon to see foxes, badgers, otters, roe deer, sika deer and red squirrels. ARCHAEOLOGY - The remains of ruined settlements, chapels, castles, forts and graveyards indicate that, long ago, this area was much more populated than it is in present times. HILL WALKING - As an occupier of accommodation at Ellary and Castle Sween, you are welcome to use the whole of the area of the estates which extend to approximately fifteen thousand acres. The enthusiastic hill walker will find all he could possibly wish for. Lochead Glen, for example, is one of the prettiest glens in Scotland, and from the heights of Corrbhan on a clear day, you can see as far as the Nevis range to the North, the head of Loch Fyne and Ben Arthur to the East, Kintyre and Northern Ireland to the South and the Isles of Jura, Scarba etc. to the West. At the same time, the less energetic, who may not feel the need for such exercise, can experience the same kind of adventure taking a comparatively easy stroll, for example the walk from Balimore down to Stronefield beach, or from Ellary down past the golf practise area to the Salmon Pool and beyond takes you into fascinating countryside, and there are many alternatives. Remember, you are free, when you are staying here, to go wherever you please. TOURING - The impression of being isolated, at Ellary and Castle Sween, is because not very many people visit this area. But in fact you are right in the middle of the most attractive part of Scotland's west coast. Day trips can include destinations as far as Fort William and beyond to the North, most of central Scotland to the East and as far as Glasgow to the South. To the West, take ferry trips to Arran, Gigha, Islay, Jura, Mull and Iona and these can all be accomplished in time to get back for tea leaving plenty of time to do or see whatever motivated the trip. Such excursions might be to visit some of Scotlands most famous gardens (Brodick, Achamore, Arduaine, Crarae etc.) a trip on the steam locomotive from Fort William to Mallaig, a game of golf or a visit to a distillery on Islay, a day skiing at Glencoe or Aonach Morr or one of the hundreds of other attractions which the West of Scotland has to offer. Or perhaps you prefer to just drive a bit to explore the area and enjoy the scenery. BOATING - Staying at Ellary and Castle Sween you are never far from the water. If you are a boat owner, you should certainly bring it - assistance is available to launch any reasonable sized craft from the beach. The slipway at Castle Sween makes it very convenient to take boats in and out, and at Ellary there is a small harbour, if it is thought more convenient to leave it in. All of our cottages are let Saturday to Saturday, with short breaks welcome outwith Peak and High season or at short notice - please contact us with your requirements. Dogs and children are always welcome - the first dog stays free of charge, and it is £10 per week for the second (maximum of 2 unless by prior arrangement). There are also various other cottages available on the estate - search Ellary. Electricity is not included in the price - it is metered & charged at cost on departure. Bed linen is not included, so you will need to bring sheets and towels (duvets, pillows&blankets provided). Wifi comes via satellite and is charged at £15 per 3GB code. It is not suitable for streaming/downloading as ti is quite slow.More
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About the Owner
Caitlin H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2010
Interaction with guests
There is somebody in the office (or available by phone) 24/7 in case of an emergency, and 9-5 for everything else. The payphone in the property will phone the office for free.
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Water Views
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The distance from Glasgow to Ellary is about 100 miles and it will take around two and a half hours. Although the journey can be accomplished faster than this, it is a beautiful drive and well worth the time. Take the M8 through Glasgow and cross the Clyde on the Erskine Bridge. This takes you straight on to the A82 wich at that point is a fast dual carriageway which takes you past the suburbs of Glasgow. Immediately when you leave the dual carriageway you are suddenly in the Highlands. What were the promise of some mountains in the distance, are suddenly all around you. Look across the water at the steep steep sides of Ben Lomond, and soak up the views of Ben Lui, Ben Vorlich and many others. Your are in the heart of 'Ben' country.
Getting around
There is no public transport here, so a car is necessary. We are not far from Tarbert (about 30 minutes), and the ferries to the islands. Similarly, Inverary is about 50 minutes away, and Oban just over an hour.
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