Castle Lachlan ref: CC523060

Strathlachan, near Strachur, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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7
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Bathrooms
4
Bathrooms
Pets
2
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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Castle 
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Description

Castle Lachlan is a beautiful Scottish baronial house set within the Strathlachlan Estate, which has 1500 acres of land and provides a stunning view down to Loch Fyne and Lachlan Bay.  The Castle is the home of the Clan MacLachlan and the owner, Euan MacLachlan is the 25th Clan Chief. The ruins of Old Castle Lachlan can still be found on the shore of Loch Fyne. It was the Clan home until bombarded from the sea in 1746 by an English warship following the defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden. This was retribution against the MacLachlans for joining the unsuccessful rebellion.  Lachlan MacLachlan, the Chief, ADC to Bonnie Prince Charlie, was killed in the battle.  The New Castle started life as a Queen Anne style house at the end of the 18th century.  Then at the end of the 19th century the Scottish baronial transformation was undertaken. It has now been cleverly divided so that the grander southwest facing front is now available for self-catering holidays.  The accommodation is spread over four floors with the kitchen, playroom and shower room on the ground floor.  The first floor has the main living area with drawing room, dining room leading to a billiard room with full sized table; all first-floor rooms have the benefit of a sea view.  The second floor has four bedrooms, all except one have a sea view; the master bedroom has an en-suite and dressing room.  The third attic floor has the remaining three bedrooms, with a single bedroom positioned within the Tower.  The Estate is mainly sheep farming with some woodland.  There are three miles of coastline, nearly all of which is only accessible on foot.  Many different levels of walks are available locally from gentle strolls to more adventurous trails.  The gardens have a tennis court which is available for use by guests.  Seasonal sporting activities are available locally, booking essential.  Clay pigeon shooting and quad bike safaris can also be arranged. The family also owns the Inver Cottage Restaurant which is only a 15 minute walk away providing food throughout the day and evening. A village shop and petrol station can be found in Strachur, only 6 miles away.  Strathlachlan is a great location to explore.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is heated by oil and wood and comprises:
Kitchen: With electric four ovens Aga, gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, dishwasher, breakfasting area and large larder room leading from the kitchen
Utility/drying room: With washing machine and tumble dryer
Playroom: With TV, DVD, sofa bed (for +2) and a selection of games
Shower room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Stone staircase (please take care!) leads up to first floor

First floor

Main entrance: with sweeping staircase to front door.
Main hallway: with wood paneling, open fire and grand staircase to second floor.
Drawing room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire, TV with full Sky package, DVD, Steinway grand piano and hi-fi.
Dining room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire with large wooden table and chairs.
Billiard room: with full sized billiard table.

Second floor

Bedroom 1 (Red room): with two single beds and garden view.
Bedroom 2 (Blue room): with double bed and sea view
Bedroom 3 (Rose room): master bedroom with double bed,  en-suite with bath, WC and basin, large walk-in dressing room and sea view.
Bedroom 4 (Green room): with double bed and sea view.
Bathroom: with bath with shower over, WC and basin and shaving point.

Third floor

Bedroom 5 (Tower room): with single bed and sea view.
Bedroom 6 (Attic 1): with two single beds, coombed ceiling and sea view.
Bedroom 7 (Attic 2) with double bed, coombed ceililng and sea view.
Bathroom: with bath, WC and basin and heated towel rail.

Fourth floor

Facilities

All fuel and power are included. Wood for fires also included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot & highchair available. Telephone (honesty box) & wireless broadband internet.  Additional 2 camp beds available (sleep a further +2)

Miscellaneous

Off road parking for 10 cars. Outdoor seating & BBQ (coals not included). En Tout Cas tennis court with balls & rackets available for use. Private front grassy garden and access to 1500 acres of estate grounds. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on leads at all times (working farm). Cook and daily housekeeping available by arrangement. Licenced for civil weddings – small parties within house or larger weddings outside in marquee; weddings can be fully organised if required; catering, firework display also available by arrangement with the owner and all subject to additional charges. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £500.
  • Nearest town
    Dunoon
  • Shops
    6 Miles
  • Distance
    26 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Arrochar
  • Pub
    6 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    27.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The surrounding area has sea lochs to investigate, mountains to climb, and is rich in wildlife and history. The Argyll Forest, part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, is on the doorstep, and contains numerous forest tracks, marked walks, cycle ways and a number of wonderful waterfalls. Serious walkers should try the new Cowal Way, a long distance trail running from Portavadie to Arrochar. There are many good eateries within easy driving distance all offering a range of local produce; Loch Fyne Oyster Bar for example, is famous for its outstanding sea-food dishes.  A number of gardens are open to the public including Ardkinglas, Crarae and Benmore Botanic Gardens – which has an avenue of Giant Redwoods.  There are four golf courses in the area and many opportunities for a spot of fishing. Facilities to launch a boat can be arranged and Tighnabruaich has a sailing school.  Those needing a spot of retail therapy can travel slightly further afield to Dunoon, which has excellent shopping, leisure facilities and a cinema. The Isle of Bute is only a short drive and ferry crossing away and a visit to the fabulous Victorian Gothic Mount Stuart House is a must. Inveraray is also a great day out with the Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll or a visit to 19th Century Inveraray Jail, a fun and interesting day out for all the family.  The Cowal Peninsula is a veritable haven for peace and relaxation yet also provides a wide range of activities. Only an hour and a half’s drive from Glasgow, Castle Lachlan makes the ideal location for the gathering of family or a group holiday, weddings or to mark that special occasion in a unique and exciting way.

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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