Argyll Country House
Chateau with 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms in North and West Kintyre, Scotland
From £5,340 per week
Chateau to rent in North and West Kintyre, Scotland
Argyll Country House nestles on a hillside in seven acres of peaceful grounds on the west side of the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll, easily accessible by air, boat or road.
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Chateau overview - owner's description
Argyll Country House nestles on a hillside in seven acres of peaceful grounds on the west side of the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll, easily accessible by air, boat or road. This impressive baronial country house retains a wealth of period features and is set in mature gardens on the edge of the village of Clachan, one of the oldest settlements in Kintrye.
This is the perfect location for a Scottish Wedding/Civil Ceremony, Corporate Team Building/Training Events, a family get-together or a surprise party.
The bar is often a magnet for those just wanting to chat over a drink, while the dining room allows everyone to sit down to a meal together before ceilidh dancing, partying or just enjoying being together in the oak room or upstairs lounge. A new conservatory room overlooking the garden leads straight onto the barbecue area and is a light, bright room in which to relax or enjoy games and activities.
Argyll Country House nestles on a hillside in seven acres of peaceful grounds on the west side of the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll, easily accessible by air, boat or road. This impressive Victorian country house retains a wealth of period features and is set in mature gardens on the edge of the village of Clachan, one of the oldest settlements in Kintyre.
Argyll Country House has twelve en-suite bedrooms, an additional children's play/bedroom, three large public rooms, a fully equipped country kitchen, a Victorian dining room and a cosy gun room bar with a wood burning stove. A separate catering kitchen is available should you wish to arrange full or partial catering during your stay and we can provide a list of recommended caterers and sample menus on request. On arrival you will find the house warm with the fires and the stoves set. The rental includes all fuel, bed linen, towels and kitchen accessories together with a small selection of toiletries and cleaning materials. Hairdryers, tea making facilities and hot water bottles are in all rooms. Full laundry and ironing facilities are available for guests' use.
Your own private bar is left empty for you to stock and run yourselves. There are always at least a few guests who love the novelty of running their own bar! The bar is well equipped andyou will find everything you need including ice buckets, cocktail shakers, a bar fridge and glass washer.There arepipes for kegs of real ale anddraft beer so ale drinkers can pull their own pints and have their barrel of choice delivered prior to arrival. We are also fully licensed and provide a full bar service and wine list for larger functions where guest numbers exceed 30.
A new conservatory room overlooking the garden leads straight onto the barbecue area and is a light, bright room in which to relax or enjoy games and activities including a 9' pool table.
The large mature garden has a fountain and also offers several options for strolling, relaxing and photo opportunities.
Bedroom Configuration (all bedrooms are en-suite)
Room 1: Double bed - bath only with shower hose attachment (front facing over garden)
Children's bedroom - small double (3/4) bed - shares en suite with Room 2 (bay window view over back garden, drive and trees),
Room 2: King size bed - bath only (bay window and side window view to garden and beyond, and hillside)
Room 3: Four poster bed - bath only (back view over trees)
Room 4: Double bed - shower only (front facing view over garden band beyond)
Room 5: Double bed - bath with shower over (front facing view over garden and beyond)
Room 6: Double bed - bath only (double aspect to front and side garden)
Room 7: Twin beds - bath with shower over (view to side garden and field)
Room 8: King size bed - bath only with shower over (back view over trees)
Room 9: Double bed - bath with shower hose attachment (front facing view over garden and beyond to the sea and the Isle of Jura)
Room 10: Double bed - shower only (front facing view over garden and beyond to the sea and the Isle of Jura)
Room 11: Double bed - shower only (front facing view over garden and beyond to the sea and the Isle of Jura)
Room 12: Twin beds - bath and separate shower (back view over trees)
- The owner is adding a new hot tub at the house in April 2018
The Kintyre Peninsula is an area of outstanding beauty. It is off the beaten track but only 1-1.5 hour's drive from the tourist hot-spots of Inveraray and Oban. New visitors to Kintyre are often struck by the quiet roads and deserted beaches that offer a true "get away from it all" experience without having to travel hundreds of miles.
The area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and the house is an ideal base for golf, sailing, surfing, deer stalking, horse riding, walking, cycling, wildlife/bird watching, fishing, whisky tasting, diving, painting and photography, as well as exploring local galleries, museums, historic sites, heritage centres and distilleries. There are a number of local golf courses including Machrihanish, the newly opened Machrihanish Dunes, Dunaverty, Carradale, Tarbert and Gigha. The first hole at Machrihanish Golf Club has been voted the best first hole in the world.
For sailors, there is an excellent harbour and sheltered anchorage in Tarbert which also plays host to the annual Tarbert Folk Festival, Tarbert Seafood Festival and several sailing events including the popular Scottish Series. The surrounding area is also well known for its beaches and unspoiled countryside, and the beautiful secluded beach of Dunskeig Bay is just a short walk from the house.
The Cowal Peninsula and the Islands of Gigha, Islay, Jura and Arran are all easily accessed by Ferry Services, which is only a short drive away. There is superb hill walking as well as the newly accessed Kintyre Way; an 86 mile walk opened in 2006 which is divided into sections enabling walkers of all ages and abilities to walk the length and breadth of Kintyre in relative isolation and safety. A scenic walk through Clachan village and up the hill takes you to the remains of an iron age fort and settlement from where there are panoramic views towards Gigha, Islay, Jura, West Loch Tarbert and Ireland. There is excellent sea and loch fishing and Balinakill House has fishing rights for two rods on nearby Loch Ciaran.
The house is available for rent as fully self catered or you have a choice of 4 excellent local catering companies who can provide full or partial catering on request. Some guests opt for caterers for a special meal or bring their own caterers. A list of local food producers and suppliers is available for deliveries prior to arrival. All caterers operate from a separate catering kitchen at the back of the house. For larger functions you can be provided with a full bar service complete with bar staff. The house also offers a BYOB for champagne and wine for which you are charged for corkage and service.
If during your stay you feel the house needs a tidy, or you simply want someone to come in quietly and reset the fires or service the rooms, you can contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team to arrange a service to meet your requirements.
Other available services include: babysitting and children's entertainment, music (piper/ceilidh band/classical), flowers, in-house beauty/spa treatments, boot camps, cooking classes, art classes and transport.
To arrange any of these services, contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team.
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Updated 4 September 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 10 December - 28 December 2018: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 4 January - 27 December 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 27 December 2019 - 4 September 2021: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£1,000.00 per booking, paid locally
12 bedrooms, Sleeps 25
Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable
Central heating, Open fire
Hen or stag groups, Pets