Argyll Country House

Sleeps: 25 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 12
Sleeps: 25 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 12

Overview

Wedding Venue

Argyll Country House nestles on a hillside in seven acres of peaceful grounds on the west side of the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll, easily accessible by air, boat or road. This impressive baronial country house retains a wealth of period features and is set in mature gardens on the edge of the village of Clachan, one of the oldest settlements in Kintrye.


This is the perfect location for a Scottish Wedding/Civil Ceremony, Corporate Team Building/Training Events, a family get-together or a surprise party. 

The bar is often a magnet for those just wanting to chat over a drink, while the dining room allows everyone to sit down to a meal together before ceilidh dancing, partying or just enjoying being together in the oak room or upstairs lounge. A new conservatory room overlooking the garden leads straight onto the barbecue area and is a light, bright room in which to relax or enjoy games and activities.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • Grand but homely victorian country house
  • Stock your own cosy gunroom bar with woodburning stove and pipes for real ale
  • All bedrooms en-suite, 4 large public rooms - plenty room/privacy for everyone

What you should know…

  • Unpredictable scottish weather
  • Make sure you have a car as the area is very remote

Property Features

Internet Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wheelchair Access Indoor Games Outdoor Games Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities

Argyll Country House nestles on a hillside in seven acres of peaceful grounds on the west side of the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll, easily accessible by air, boat or road. This impressive Victorian country house retains a wealth of period features and is set in mature gardens on the edge of the village of Clachan, one of the oldest settlements in Kintyre.

Argyll Country House has twelve en-suite bedrooms, an additional children’s play/bedroom, three large public rooms, a fully equipped country kitchen, a Victorian dining room and a cosy gun room bar with a wood burning stove. A separate catering kitchen is available should you wish to arrange full or partial catering during your stay and we can provide a list of recommended caterers and sample menus on request. On arrival you will find the house warm with the fires and the stoves set. The rental includes all fuel, bed linen, towels and kitchen accessories together with a small selection of toiletries and cleaning materials. Hairdryers, tea making facilities and hot water bottles are in all rooms. Full laundry and ironing facilities are available for guests’ use.

Your own private bar is left empty for you to stock and run yourselves. There are always at least a few guests who love the novelty of running their own bar! The bar is well equipped and you will find everything you need including ice buckets, cocktail shakers, a bar fridge and glass washer. There are pipes for kegs of real ale and draft beer so ale drinkers can pull their own pints and have their barrel of choice delivered prior to arrival. We are also fully licensed and provide a full bar service and wine list for larger functions where guest numbers exceed 30.

A new conservatory room overlooking the garden leads straight onto the barbecue area and is a light, bright room in which to relax or enjoy games and activities including a 9' pool table.

The large mature garden has a fountain and also offers several options for strolling, relaxing and photo opportunities.

Bedroom Configuration (all bedrooms are en-suite) 

Ground floor:
Room 1:     Double  bed -  bath only with shower hose attachment (front facing over garden)

First Floor:
Children’s bedroom - small double (3/4) bed - shares en suite with Room 2 (bay window view over back garden, drive and trees),
Room 2: King size bed - bath only (bay window and side window view to garden and beyond, and hillside)
Room 3:  Four poster bed - bath only (back view over trees)
Room 4:  Double bed - shower only (front facing view over garden band beyond)
Room 5:  Double bed - bath with shower over (front facing view over garden and beyond)
Room 6:  Double bed - bath only (double aspect to front and side garden)
Room 7: Twin beds - bath with shower over (view to side garden and field)

Second floor;
Room 8: King size bed - bath only with shower over (back view over trees)
Room 9:  Double bed - bath with shower hose attachment (front facing view over garden and beyond to the sea and the Isle of Jura)
Room 10: Double bed - shower only (front facing view over garden and beyond to the sea and the Isle of Jura)
Room 11:  Double bed - shower only (front facing view over garden and beyond to the sea and the Isle of Jura)
Room 12: Twin beds - bath and separate shower (back view over trees)

Location

About the surrounding area of Argyll Country House
Walkable Village Coastal Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The Kintyre Peninsula is an area of outstanding beauty. It is off the beaten track but only 1-1.5 hour's drive from the tourist hot-spots of Inveraray and Oban. New visitors to Kintyre are often struck by the quiet roads and deserted beaches that offer a true "get away from it all" experience without having to travel hundreds of miles.

The area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and the house is an ideal base for golf, sailing, surfing, deer stalking, horse riding, walking, cycling, wildlife/bird watching, fishing, whisky tasting, diving, painting and photography, as well as exploring local galleries, museums, historic sites, heritage centres and distilleries. There are a number of local golf courses including Machrihanish, the newly opened Machrihanish Dunes, Dunaverty, Carradale, Tarbert and Gigha. The first hole at Machrihanish Golf Club has been voted the best first hole in the world.

For sailors, there is an excellent harbour and sheltered anchorage in Tarbert which also plays host to the annual Tarbert Folk Festival, Tarbert Seafood Festival and several sailing events including the popular Scottish Series. The surrounding area is also well known for its beaches and unspoiled countryside, and the beautiful secluded beach of Dunskeig Bay is just a short walk from the house.

The Cowal Peninsula and the Islands of Gigha, Islay, Jura and Arran are all easily accessed by Ferry Services, which is only a short drive away. There is superb hill walking as well as the newly accessed Kintyre Way; an 86 mile walk opened in 2006 which is divided into sections enabling walkers of all ages and abilities to walk the length and breadth of Kintyre in relative isolation and safety. A scenic walk through Clachan village and up the hill takes you to the remains of an iron age fort and settlement from where there are panoramic views towards Gigha, Islay, Jura, West Loch Tarbert and Ireland. There is excellent sea and loch fishing and Balinakill House has fishing rights for two rods on nearby Loch Ciaran.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Campbeltown

(41-45 km)

Nearest Ferry port kennacraig

(8 km)

Nearest Village Clachan

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Town/City Tarbert

(16-20 km)

Nearest Restaurant Tarbert

(16-20 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Tarbert

(16-20 km)

Nearest Beach Clachan

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Golf Tarbert

(16-20 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Cot(s) High Chair(s) Toys Fenced Grounds

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

The house is available for rent as fully self catered or you have a choice of 4 excellent local catering companies who can provide full or partial catering on request. Some guests opt for caterers for a special meal or bring their own caterers. A list of local food producers and suppliers is available for deliveries prior to arrival. All caterers operate from a separate catering kitchen at the back of the house. For larger functions you can be provided with a full bar service complete with bar staff. The house also offers a BYOB for champagne and wine for which you are charged for corkage and service. 

If during your stay you feel the house needs a tidy, or you simply want someone to come in quietly and reset the fires or service the rooms, you can contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team to arrange a service to meet your requirements.

Other available services include: babysitting and children's entertainment, music (piper/ceilidh band/classical), flowers, in-house beauty/spa treatments, boot camps, cooking classes, art classes and transport.

To arrange any of these services, contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Event information

- Indoor Reception Capacity: 40
- Outdoor Reception Capacity: 200
- Reception Space Hire: 1200
- Ceremony: The ceremony can take place within the house or garden, or at Clachan Church, the oldest church in Argyll still used for public worship.
- Catering: On request. Choice of 4 local catering companies.
- Other Services: Flowers, bands, piper, music, marquee hire, wedding cake, transport, additional accommodation, children's entertainment, photography, in-house hair-dressing/beauty/spa treatments etc.
- Additional Info: For numbers over 40 a marquee will be required.

Terms & Conditions

Argyll Country house tries hard to recycle can, bottles, paper, card and plastics. Recycling bins are provided, should guests choose not to recycle we retain £30 from the security deposit.

Security deposit £500. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4 p.m. onwards.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Maximum of two pets allowed - additional housekeeping charge of £20 per pet.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 25 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 20th 2017 - December 22nd 2017 - - £4,620.00
December 22nd 2017 - December 29th 2017 £4,227.30 £4,767.84 £6,930.00
December 29th 2017 - January 6th 2018 £4,227.30 £4,767.84 £6,930.00
January 6th 2018 - March 31st 2018 £2,730.00 £3,090.36 £4,620.00
March 31st 2018 - September 1st 2018 £2,940.00 £3,316.74 £4,830.00
September 1st 2018 - October 6th 2018 £2,730.00 £3,090.36 £4,620.00
October 6th 2018 - October 27th 2018 £2,940.00 £3,316.74 £4,830.00
October 27th 2018 - December 22nd 2018 £2,730.00 £3,090.36 £4,620.00
December 22nd 2018 - December 29th 2018 - - £6,930.00
December 29th 2018 - January 6th 2019 - - £6,930.00
January 6th 2019 - May 24th 2019 £2,730.00 £3,106.74 £4,830.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 25 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 20th 2017 - December 22nd 2017 - - €4,995.38
December 22nd 2017 - December 29th 2017 €4,570.77 €5,111.31 €7,493.08
December 29th 2017 - January 6th 2018 €4,570.77 €5,111.31 €7,493.08
January 6th 2018 - March 31st 2018 €2,951.82 €3,312.18 €4,995.38
March 31st 2018 - September 1st 2018 €3,178.88 €3,555.62 €5,222.44
September 1st 2018 - October 6th 2018 €2,951.82 €3,312.18 €4,995.38
October 6th 2018 - October 27th 2018 €3,178.88 €3,555.62 €5,222.44
October 27th 2018 - December 22nd 2018 €2,951.82 €3,312.18 €4,995.38
December 22nd 2018 - December 29th 2018 - - €7,493.08
December 29th 2018 - January 6th 2019 - - €7,493.08
January 6th 2019 - May 24th 2019 €2,951.82 €3,328.56 €5,222.44

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 25 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 20th 2017 - December 22nd 2017 - - $5,866.53
December 22nd 2017 - December 29th 2017 $5,367.88 $5,908.42 $8,799.80
December 29th 2017 - January 6th 2018 $5,367.88 $5,908.42 $8,799.80
January 6th 2018 - March 31st 2018 $3,466.58 $3,826.94 $5,866.53
March 31st 2018 - September 1st 2018 $3,733.25 $4,109.99 $6,133.19
September 1st 2018 - October 6th 2018 $3,466.58 $3,826.94 $5,866.53
October 6th 2018 - October 27th 2018 $3,733.25 $4,109.99 $6,133.19
October 27th 2018 - December 22nd 2018 $3,466.58 $3,826.94 $5,866.53
December 22nd 2018 - December 29th 2018 - - $8,799.80
December 29th 2018 - January 6th 2019 - - $8,799.80
January 6th 2019 - May 24th 2019 $3,466.58 $3,843.32 $6,133.19

The Region

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