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The view of the garden and loch from the south facing terrace. Relax or play in the mature secluded gardens.
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28 reviews
The view of Drumalban on arrival.
The view of the garden and loch from the south facing terrace.
Relax or play in the mature secluded gardens.
Garden and Loch Craignish in Spring (seen from Terrace).
The living room and view of the kitchen above.
View from the stairs (and yes, the piano is tuned and ready to play!)
Kitchen
Enjoy locally sourced shellfish on the patio.
View from upstairs bedroom
Upstairs Shower Room
Downstairs Master Bedroom (en suite)
The Galley of Lorne Hotel and Pub
Arriving at Drumalban
One of the many visitors to the garden.
View of Craignish Lagoon and the islands beyond.
Erecting a wedding marquee on the lawn below the house.
Sunset over Loch Craignish.
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Ardfern, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Jojo40201...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great house, Great Location!”
Reviewed 13 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Loved staying at house, big space for large groups. second time staying and hopefully many more. There has been an upstairs bathroom put in which is lovely and was well needed. The house is in the most perfect setting. Downstairs bathroom in need of serious upgrade - none of us used this., En-suite is ok but is looking tired and needs upgraded. Rugs are tired and need replaced if not removed (that said there was a new living room carpet being fitted as we left) however rugs still smell of dogs. Utility cupboards need organising and dry foods need to be thrown away for guests arriving as it is not nice on arriving to see old goods in cupboards out of date. fridge shelves should be wiped down for guests arriving, silly things like washing machine drawer all blocked up , and some of the outside drains blocked. in general some of the house needs a deeper clean, that said I am particularly fussy. However I would most definently go back again, and would still recommend to my fussiest of friends the house is beautiful and has big stunning windows creating a lot of light The manager Kirsty was professional to deal with and was extremely kind to allow us to come and go with times of arrival and departure.

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Catriona...
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“A 60th Birthday”
Reviewed 11 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed on the cottage for my dad's 60th birthday and it was just the perfect place to celebrate. The cottage itself is amazing very warm, comfortable and has everything you could ever possibly need. The view is also very special! We were very lucky with the weather for October so managed to spend an afternoon in the garden which was lovely.

The open plan layout inside is perfect for large groups/parties as even the person cooking didnt feel left out. It is also large enough so that you do not all feel on top of each other. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, we cooked a huge joint of beef along with all the trimmings!

The bedrooms are also very comfortable and the three bathrooms are very handy with a larger group.

We could not fault this cottage at all!!! Absolutly perfect!

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Arianna F
Brussels, Belgium
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“Wonderful place, great for kids”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We spent a week in Drumalban with 3 adults and 5 kids aged 2, 4, 11 and 13. All of us loved it!
My heart was conquered as soon as I opened the door to the house for the first time and an amazing view over the bay and the surrounding hills opened up in front of my eyes from dining room glass doors.
As for the rest, the house was perfect. The bedrooms were nice and spacious and the kitchen extremely well equipped (with even a bread maker!). There is no mobile coverage in the house, but the wireless network works very well... to the delight of our two almost teenage girls.
For the little ones there were all sorts of toys for indoors and outdoors.
The walk into the centre of the village is relatively long (approx. 10 mins for an adult... but more than 20 if you're walking with two four-year-olds!), but that meant that we were surrounded by nature and nothing else. The kids could run around safely outside because there was no through traffic.
As for our landlady, Kirsty, she was lovely and extremely helpful, always available for any question and ready to give us advice about the sights and activities in the area.
Our visit coincided with the Craignish Arts Festival at the beginning of August, which made our stay all the more enjoyable. It was great to visit all the home exhibitions and get a feel of the vibrant and creative Ardfern community.
We would definitely go back and hope to be able to do so in 2 years time!
Thanks very much for everything, Kirsty!

Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Sahra D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect Cottage in a stunning location - couldn't ask for more”
Reviewed 13 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Nine of us booked the cottage to celebrate my PhD defence.The cottage itself was perfect for our needs: going for walks during the day and spending the evenings in front of the fire with delicious home made food. The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. The view from the cottage is absolutely stunning and the open plan kitchen/living room ensures nobody is excluded from the buzz. Its the perfect location for outdoorsy folk as there is plenty to do even in winter.

Definitely would come for another stay!

Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
2 Jan 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your helpful comments. It is useful for other guests to know that winter breaks work well at the house, when a day of walking and exploring ends with a cozy night in front of the fire. We are so pleased that you chose to celebrate at Drumalban and would be delighted to welcome you back should you decide to holiday in Ardfern again.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: The peaceful, private location, the spectacular views and the fantastic grounds
Liked least: We loved everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
2 Jan 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Drumalban, we really appreciate this, as your comments help future guests to get a true picture of the house and area. If you should choose to holiday in Ardfern again we would love to welcome you back - there are plenty of walks left for yourselves and the "boys" to enjoy!
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