Ardlui Church ref: UK5759

Ardlui, near Balloch, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
2
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No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Church or Chapel 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Unique Cottages 

Description

Situated near the top of Loch Lomond, this 200-year-old church has been thoughtfully transformed into a very comfortable and welcoming holiday home, with many of the original features retained giving great character and charm. The original bell tower and a Celtic stone round window can best be appreciated from outside where there are extensive, unfenced natural grounds. Inside, the beautiful windows, double-height beamed ceiling and lovely light streaming in from the patio doors in the living/dining room make this a welcoming space to relax after a day out exploring.
The tiny village of Ardlui lies on the edge of the loch and takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to on a footpath alongside the main road. The village has a well-stocked shop, hotel, train station and the small ferry which transports passengers over the loch to join the West Highland Way. There is hill walking aplenty from the door step, with waterfalls, native woodland and wildlife to be seen. In contrast, there is designer shopping and the Sea Life Centre in Balloch, 45 minutes away. There is also golf at Luss, 30 minutes away, and for memorable days exploring, Oban, Fort William or Glasgow are within easy reach. There is a choice of eating places 2 miles north at Inverarnan. Shop 1½ miles, restaurant ½ mile, pub ¾ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV, sloping ceiling and en-suite with double-ended Jacuzzi bath, toilet and bidet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds, Freeview TV and sloping ceiling.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

LPG central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large natural garden with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
  • Nearest town
    Balloch
  • Shops
    1½ miles
  • Distance
    25 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Ardlui
  • Pub
    ¾ mile
  • Railway station distance
    0.8 miles
  • Lake
    ½ mile (loch)

About the local area

As you travel through Argyll, highland Scotland merges with the Scottish lowlands. In the north of the region is the bustling fishing port of Oban. Surrounded by the sweeping mountains of Lorn this is the ideal base from which to tour the Highlands to the north.

The Isle of Mull is only a short ferry trip away. Mull's capital, Tobermory, is instantly recognised by its famous brightly painted buildings. The island has a fascinating history being once home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean and site of the clan's ancient Duart Castle which has spectacular views from its battlements.

South along the coast are the unspoilt glens and bays of Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the islands of Islay and Jura which are easily reached by ferry. Visit the whitwashed houses of Inveraray and the turreted Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll. Campbelltown in Kintyre was the scene of Viking repulsions at Saddell Abbey and has some lovely beaches nearby.

The captivating Isle of Bute lies at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, a place of tranquil relaxation with sheltered coves and sandy bays. Ideal for leisurely hiking and easy-going cycling on quiet back roads. Maybe take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle or Mount Stuart - the House and gardens of the Marquess of Bute.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.

Vikingar!

A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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