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Philip Green

Member since: 2013
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Historic Baronial House on the seashore with panoramic sea and mountain views

Bedrooms 7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Fort William - Ardrhu House

7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 8 toilets, pet friendly, free wi fi.

Set on the sea shore in its own extensive gardens and grounds with mature trees, this house was built in Scots Baronial style in 1891 and retains all its historic Victorian features, yet is modern, warm, comfortable and quite luxurious.

It is in a quiet peaceful location, yet is not remote or isolated, being 9 miles south of Fort William town which has a large supermarket and within a short drive of several restaurants and a late opening convenience store.

Within the house there is a snooker room with Pool table, a sauna, gym and a fully furnished conservatory for sitting and admiring the wonderful sea and mountain views.

Furnished with sturdy antiques and decorated with a fine collection of attractive modern art.

Circular Jacuzzi bath in the turret of the main bedroom.

2 large double bedrooms (both en suite). 5 twin bedrooms. 3 further bathrooms. 8 toilets.

Large mahogany dining table to seat 14.

Maximum occupancy 14 people and 2 dogs.

Jun Jul Aug Sep Friday to Friday. Min 7 nights

Christmas, New Year, Easter min 7 nights

Rest of year, arrive and depart on any day. Min 3 nights.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Philip Green (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Philip Green

Philip and Derek own a specialist travel business.

This is our home in Scotland where we spend at least one month per year and holiday let the house the rest of the year.

Philip grew up a Yorkshire farmer and Derek is from Carlisle.

Philip Green purchased this chateau / country house in 1988

Why Philip Green chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

Philip first saw this house in April 1988 and fell in love with the spectacular location and this beautiful Scottish house. He immediately bought it and has since spent many happy times with family and friends in this magnificent house.

We have renovated the house twice since 1988 and re-landscaped the grounds in 2013.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

It is spacious, warm and comfortable. Even if there are 14 of you, it doesn't feel crowded. Some folks sit in the conservatory, some play pool, some hang out in the kitchen and others watch the 42 inch flat screen TV in the lounge.

We all get together for meals around the dining table.

We have had many parties here:- just move one settee from the lounge to the hall, roll back the rug and you have room for Scottish Country dancing. Oh the Gay Gordons! What a Highland Fling!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)
Historic Baronial House on the seashore with panoramic sea and mountain views
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Gorgeous house, can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for my 30th. We ended up enjoying the first nice weekend (weather wise) of the year which allowed us to sit outside during the day into the late evening, enjoying the views.

There was 12 of us who stayed and there was plenty space. The house is well equipped for all your needs.

Beds were very comfy and since it was warm we had the windows open while sleeping and could hear the water beating against the rocks.

We have already been looking forward at the calander trying to schedule in another visit and we have all been telling our friends and family about this lovely property. Defiantly recommended.

Thanks, Cheryl

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Fabulous House and Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 3 nights here in this fabulous house and as for the location I don't think it could be beaten. Sitting in the garden in unbelievable weather for April looking out over the loch turn to the left for snow capped Glencoe and look to the right towards Corran etc. Lovely clear water to walk near. The house was full of lovely furniture and paintings.. So big I kept getting lost, no fighting over bathrooms or toilets , many to pick from. Loved sitting in the cosy Conservatory just drinking in the view. As for the 2 dogs they both thought they were in heaven ..!! Lots of space and easy access to the beach for them. Would love to return one day..

Thank you for short but very sweet holiday enjoyed by 3 generations and 2 lively dogs..

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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what a place fantastic

  • 5 of 5

we booked the house for my 50th birthday and it was fantastic great house and location no body wanted to leave a big thank you to the owners and the house keeper for making this a time i will never forget robert ritchie

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Très belle maison offrant des vues incroyables

  • 4 of 5

Bien que nous n'ayons pas choisi la période la plus favorable (froid, pluie et neige étaient au rendez-vous !), nous avons tout de même pu apprécier l'atmosphère unique de cette belle bâtisse et surtout les magnifiques paysages des Highlands.

Nous reviendrons certainement, mais de préférence au printemps.


  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Wonderful castle for a unique experience!

  • 5 of 5

The "castle" was amazing with incredible views, peaceful location, and such unique architecture. We spent hours just admiring the architecture and the furnishings. The art is so gorgeous. It is rare to find such splendor in a vacation house. Hope to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glorious Glencoe

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday exceeded expectations. That was undoubtedly helped by an unseasonal heatwave during our stay, but we all had a fantastic time surrounded by obscenely beautiful countryside. The house was large and clean but very homely with incredible views - especially from the conservatory. The only quibble would be the lack of locks on some toilet doors. We would all recommend this location to everyone we know.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Glasgow or Inverness
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Onich Hotel or Four Seasons Inchree
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Corran Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dragons Tooth Golf Course, Ballachulish
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Onich Hotel or Four Seasons, Inchree
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Car: recommended

Set on the sea shore, with magnificent panoramic views of the sea and the mountains.

Ideal touring base with routes radiating out in all directions.

Close to Ben Nevis and even closer to the magnificent mountains of Glencoe. A perfect base for climbing the dozens of 'Munro' mountains within a 30 minute drive, or easy local walks direct from the house such as the 3 mile circular route around Inchree waterfalls.

Excellent base for cycling and mountain biking in the surrounding forest tracks or along the old railway line to Oban which is now a national cycle path.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Fort William, Fort William & Lochaber

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
summer 2016
22 Jul 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn 2016
2 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
winter 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
new year 16/17
28 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 5 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Pet Fee £20

The £250 refundable security deposit is added to the total to pay when booking.
This £250 will be returned after your stay if the house is left undamaged and reasonably clean.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Fort William in Scotland

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , circular jacuzzi bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • Four post bed. Circular Jacuzzi bath. Ensuite toilet & basin
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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