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Erica Kerr

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house

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Completely Renovated Country House

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Kinlochleven - 8040536

Country House in Glen Orchy, Argyll, Scotland - Remote Location in One of Scotland's Most Beautiful Glens

Arichastlich, originally built by the Earl of Breadalbane as a fishing lodge, lies in splendid solitude with stunning scenery from every room. It is easily reached by road, rail and helicopter! The Old House is an ancient stone building. It has been totally renovated by the owners, the Kerrs, who live in the adjacent house, to provide a large modern interior with fully equipped kitchen and very spacious rooms. The property, overlooking the River Orchy, is designed for one couple, for family holidays or for sabbatical study use. Out of season, it is an ideal base for botanists, geologists and ornithologists. In complete absence of light pollution, the night sky can be quite breathtaking.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Erica Kerr (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2015

About Erica Kerr

Having spent many years in wide ranging careers from Garden Centres to Fags n' Mags, John and Erica are at last enjoying providing Highland Hospitality, something they themselves have appreciated to the full. As they grow just a little older the main change is that you now have to make the journey to Glen Orchy to meet them and benefit from their years of experiencing the very best of relaxation and pleasure.

Erica Kerr purchased this house in 1994

Why Erica Kerr chose Kinlochleven

The remoteness, the wide open spaces , the lack of noise, the wildness, the ability to re-charge your batteries by just looking out of the window, this is a magical place. The Old House is a complete renovation of one of The Earl of Breadalbane's fishing lodges, in an outstanding North Argyll glen. Intended for our extended family, but when they are not here, we welcome you and your guests to enjoy the wild Scottish landscape in generous comfort. It is all for you!

What makes this house unique

Wide open spaces. Zero light pollution. No traffic. No noise. Wild deer in the field in front of your bedroom and the odd eagle on the ridge. Pets are always welcomed, particularly by our small white hairy mutt, Boris, named with respect after the Mayor of London. Our "Host's Choice" - gives you all the low-down on local eateries, walks, climbs and drives. The places to enjoy and the places to avoid! You can join us on a sea trip on our workboat for the purpose of seaweed harvesting and watching the wildlife on the wild shores of the inner Western Isles; or try your luck at Salmon fishing or even some demanding Clay Pigeon bagging (some activities attract a charge).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful, we don't want to go home!
Jan 2009
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
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Reviews

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Completely Renovated Country House
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
United Kingdom
5

Missing the Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a tranquil yet dramatic trip to the Old House in Glen Orchy. A lovley long way away from the madding crowds, tucked into a nook in one of the most atmospheric glens I know.

Not so far away, after a scenic drive from one or two excellent restaurants and not so far from the wonderful nooks and crannies of the west coast as well as Glen Coe.

Well managed hospitality and clean enough for me to recommend to the most fastidious of my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is rare, in this modern world, to find a place where you can hear the sound of silence, enjoy almost a whole glen to yourself and let nature show itself in all its glory. It is a joy to share it with appreciative guests.

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Oban Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bridge of Orchy
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Oban
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Dalmally
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Bridge of Orchy
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A82
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bridge of Orchy
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Glencoe Mountain
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Gigha Island
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking and/or fishing. Clay pigeon shoot.

Coast/Beach:

Extensive Argyll coast 45 to 60 minutes by car. Oban the gateway to the islands, the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

Travel:

Glasgow Airport 1 and half hours. Edinburgh Airport 2 and half hours. Prestwick Airport 3 hours. Car recommended. Direct Sleeper from London to Bridge of Orchy. Rail link from Glasgow and Oban.

Distances:

Tyndrum 10 miles. Dalmally 8 miles.

Further Details:

Good pub in Bridge of Orchy. Local shop, Pharmacy and Post Office in Dalmally. Fuel, shop, Cafe in Tyndrum. Walking, hill climbing, fishing. Clay pigeon shoot.

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Prices & Availability

From £550 Weekly

Prices for this holiday house in Kinlochleven, Fort William & Lochaber

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2 May 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
£570
 
 
5 Sep 2015 - 11 Dec 2015
1 night minimum stay
£550
 

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    50% deposit confirms the booking.

    Changeover Day:
    Preferred changeover day is Saturday. Arrivals recommended between 4.00pm and 5.00pm and departure preferably before 11.00am.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices shown are for two people in the whole house. Their additional guests are charged £75 per person per week. Children under 2 years of age accommodated free of charge.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kinlochleven in Fort William & Lochaber

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, loo, basin and bidet. Bathroom 2 with bath/shower over, loo and basin. Wet room with large shower, loo and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, the master bedroom with 4 poster double bed and en-suite bath/shower room. Bedroom 2, the Green Room with twin beds. Bedroom 3, the Blue Room with twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A cot and high chair can be supplied. Wifi connection in the kitchen. Landline telephone is available from the owners. Outside: Compact enclosed garden in front of The Old House with deck and picnic table. An extensive wild garden surrounding the property, with fruit and vegetables to pick in season. Utility Room: Belfast sink for washing salmon; freezer, washing machine, ironing board, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included and changed on demand. The property is thoroughly cleaned at every changeover. Other: 2 ample hallways for storing outdoor gear and boots. Generous drying cupboard with large hot water tank.

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