Rose Cottage was a beautiful cottage in a stunning location, very near to ferry to Island of Mull and surrounded by wildlife. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had excellent wifi and kitchen facilities. We loved the fact that we were just left to our own devices with the key left in the door for us. All in All a great stay and to be recommended. One minor point would be perhaps to provide a small welcome pack of homemade bread, small milk and butter etc.....for guests on arrival as the local shop is not very well stocked , closes early and the nearest big store is extremely far ...more
20 of us rented the south wing suite for a long weekend in January to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday. The location of the estate was suitably remote and the scenery was stunning. The house itself was actually much bigger than any of us had envisaged.............its huge! The decoration and furnishings were totally authentic to their Victorian heritage.........a little 'shabby chic' but we all appreciated the original features and the grandeur of the place. The kitchens are well equipped with everything we needed and plenty of crockery, cutlery, etc The staff were very welcoming and re...more
I can't recommend the billiard room flat enough. 11 of us had an amazing time walking, exploring Mull, visiting Iona, enjoying the local pub, swimming in the river, sitting by the fire, steaming in the sauna and wandering in the light of the supermoon! It's the perfect place for a group holiday and I hope I get back to Ardtornish as soon as possible.
As a family we totally enjoyed our stay at acranich. Outstanding setting, lots of walking, abundant wildlife.
Just back from a wonderfully relaxing and tranquil break at the Ardtornish estate, staying in the top flat with my husband and three children. My girls absolutely adored the majesty and grandeur of the building and were desperate to explore other areas of the house.( A tour of the state rooms or a history lesson of the house would have been a real bonus). They very much enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the log fire, luxuriating in the gigantic original Victorian bath and having their own rooms with beautiful period furniture. So much better than staying in a cramped hotel family room. They a...more
We had the place to ourselves - the estate is so large & the properties so secluded that it was as if we were the only guests. Even when we spent the day canoeing around the loch we didn't see anyone. There's no shortage of great walks and points of interest. No need to get in the car again until you leave. Staff are friendly and helpful. The Boat House was very cosy and comfortable - and the location was incredible. We abandoned the rest of the world for the week - no tv, no radio. Bliss.
Loved the location had heard about Ardtonish quite a few years ago and had intended to bring my dog who was bred in the Highlands twelve years ago. ~Sadly he died in january but I thought as there was a vacant cottage last week in march and I could get away it would be a good opportunity to experience the area which is a part of Scotland I had not visited. Truly lovely and not difficult to access. The FT this weekend contained a very interesting article on rewilding and promoting new places to stay in Scotland. With brexit Scotland should be in a very good position to move on even furthe...more
Being a family holiday with grandchilden, we appreciated the spaciousness of the flats and also the cosiness given the cold weather. We also enjoyed the wonderful gardens which were really amazing and a great opportunity for children to explore. All in all we found Ardtornish house and the estate a fascinating place and the views over the loch were spectacular and unforgettable.
Ardtrornish House is very special as great efforts have been made to keep all the original features intact. I think that perhaps one either gets this or one doesn't. For example very old Belfast sinks which may be discoloured and cracked marble wash hand basins, with wonderful log fires and amazing spaces and an original butler's pantry and bells to ring for servants...there are none! The house itself has its own 'spirit ' and it resonates with an era now long gone. The estate itself has the most wonderful scenery and opportunities for walking and wildlife. It is quite possible to see an o...more
We had a what I can only describe as the most wonderful Christmas and New Year retreat . Peace , Quiet and Solitude an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Festive Season and everyday life . After an epic journey of 13 hours , driving nearly 400 miles , 2 Ferry crossings , in the most appalling weather , gales and heavy rain we arrived at the property at 7.30 pm . At the end of our arduous journey a welcoming site greeted us , on opening the door and we found a warm cosy comfortable cottage , on the table was an array of edible treats plus a bottle of wine we immediately felt ...more
Everything was wonderful; clean, comfortable and perfect for our stay.The staff are always available to help if needed and go out of their way to ensure that all runs smoothly. We plan to return as usual and are all really looking forward to our next visit!