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Historic Baronial House on the seashore with panoramic sea and mountain views

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

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Philip Green
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
3 October, 2016
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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!


based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

Historic Baronial House on the seashore with panoramic sea and mountain views
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The whole family had a great time at the Baronial House/Castle.

Couldn't find a more picturesque location. Weather was great for Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding location with great accommodation for large party in very comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Used the house as an ideal location for exploring the Western Highlands, weather was not always our friend but our party from USA was able to climb Ben Nevis and hike in awesome Glencoe and find the opportunity to eat at some great local restaurants and come back to the house to relax in extremely luxurious surroundings

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing vistas and fantastic grounds.

  • 4 of 5

Large spacious home with ample nooks to spread out and enjoy even with larger parties. The interior is a bit tired, but the caretaker is prompt and helpful. The welcome info from Philip is also thorough and accurate.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful gateway perfect for a friend or family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

A group of me and my friends stayed recently at the baronial house and it was delightful!

I honestly don't think the photos do it justice. The view from the front lawn is breathtaking and the house interior is lovely.

We had a wonderful time playing football, sunbathing, taking a chilly dip, playing pool and having dinner parties during our stay. It's also a very short drive front William if you wish to pay there a visit, which is where we did all our big shopping !

We would come hear again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much for having us! Sorry the review comes with such delay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location but house needs some work

  • 2 of 5

We chose this place for a family reunion as we used to stay in the cottage next door years ago. The location is fantastic, close to Fort William, not too far from Glencoe for hikes and right on the water. However the problem was the cleanliness of the house. It seriously was dirty and looked and felt like it hadn't had a good clean in quite some time. There was food on the dining room walls and even the light fixture. The bathrooms were filthy with piles of dust and cobwebs at every corner. We had a 6 month old baby with us but dare not let her on the floor as the rugs were stained with who knows what. The electric kept going out also in one half of the house. Overall the place needed a serious clean and maybe a re touch. On the plus side the beds were super comfortable. So overall if you want a great location with breathtaking views of the loch and don't mind living with a bit of filth then this is your place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first ever cleanliness complaint. Please see the other reviews. There was a hard to remove red wine splash on the wall and a red wine stain on one of the rugs. These are normal wear and tear for "family reunions". These have now been rectified. The toilets and bathrooms are presented in an immaculate condition for each new guest. A cobweb in the corner of one of the bathrooms may have been missed on this occasion for which I apologise. The word "filth" is very emotional and I feel that this reviewer is using it out of context. Please rest assured that the house is thoroughly cleaned and prepared to a very high standard by two cleaners before each new guest arrives.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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.

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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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