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The Grand Gathering

Location:
Taynuilt, Oban
,
West Coast
 
7 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms
18 Guests
2 or more on request Dogs
NEW FOR 2020. INTRODUCING THE GRAND GATHERING IDEAL FOR MULTIPLE FAMILIES, SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND GROUPS OF FRIENDS

Lonan House enjoys a glorious Scottish setting with stunning views to Ben Cruachan, Argyll’s highest mountain. Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and built in 1906, this impressive Edwardian mansion is full of romantic highland character and retains many of its original Arts & Crafts features. This fabulous large holiday house is made up of 5 individual apartments which can be booked together to accommodate “The Grand Gathering” of up to 18 guests making it ideal for multiple families, special occasions and groups of friends. Each apartment is beautifully presented with it own fully equipped kitchen, stylish bathroom and deep comfortable sofas set around a wood burning stove. All seven bedrooms are luxuriously furnished with sumptuous mattresses and fine linen and two of the apartments have large double sofa beds. The original large windows look out over the surrounding garden and many enjoy fabulous views of Ben Cruachan. After a day out and about enjoying this wonderful area of Argyll, all 18 guests can come together and enjoy memorable holiday dinners around the large dining table in the spacious ground floor Lorimer Apartment.

Situated in a private and peaceful Glen just outside the village of Taynuillt and close to Oban you can enjoy Scotland's Higlands from your doorstep.This is a wonderful holiday destination for all ages and abilities. Guests are invited to enjoy the large surrounding landscaped garden, complete with croquet lawn and pond, extended grounds and woodland which give a wonderful sense of space and freedom. Deer are often seen grazing around the house and this magical spot is home to amazing wildlife including red squirrels, otters and pine marten. Keen birdwatchers will delight at the huge variety of birds including the chance to see golden and white-tailed sea eagles or the beautiful black grouse. There are endless walks to be discovered right from the doorstep and many wonderful panoramic views across the glen to Mull in the West, Loch Etive in the North and Loch Awe in the East. Glen Lonan is part of National Cycle Route 78, The Caledonia Way, stretching 234 miles through stunning Scottish countryside.

Quiet days can be spent relaxing in the surrounding peace, or the nearby harbour town of Oban offers a good range of shops, local attractions and excellent restaurants, many of which serve freshly caught seafood. During the summer the town comes alive with a host of festivals and ceilidhs, attracting bagpipers, highland dancers and traditional musicians from all over the world. There are numerous exciting day trips to be enjoyed including ferries to the beautiful inner Hebridean islands including Mull and Tiree.

The village of Taynuilt is within walking distance (1 mile) and has a train station with regular trains to Glasgow, Oban and Dalmally. Also, it has a well stocked grocery shop, butchers, post office and tea-room. There is a nine-hole course for the golf enthusiast and lovely walks along the piers at Loch Etive.The local pub and restaurant serves good food and also a takeaway service and is situated a pleasant stroll away from Lonan House.


Postcode: PA35 1HY
Bookings are accepted with any day arrival, short breaks are welcome throughout the year
Damage Deposit: £250


Accommodation for 18 over 2 floors: Divided into 5 apartments each apartment with its own sitting/dining/kitchen and bathroom and for group dining a table for 18 in Lorimer is available on request.
Ground Floor:
MacDougall Apartment – 1 King bedroom & 1 Super King/Twin (Zip n link beds) bedroom
Lorimer Apartment – 1 Super King bedroom
First Floor:
Campbell Apartment – 1 King bedroom & 1 Double sofa bed
MacDonald Apartment – 1 Super King bedroom & 1 King bedroom
MacLeary Apartment – 1 Super King bedroom & 1 Double sofa bed

Services: Central heating & electricity included * Bed Linen & Towels provided * Wood burning stove with initial supply of fuel provided (additional logs available to buy on site) * Electric oven and induction hob * Microwave * Fridge/Freezer * Dishwasher * 4 x Washing Machine and 1 x Washer/Dryer * Smart TV with DVD player * Shared DVDs/books in entrance hall * Wifi * Cot & High Chair available on request * Shared terrace with garden furniture* 5 acres of open landscaped Garden * Croquet lawn * Shared BBQ & picnic areas * 24-acres of extended grounds and woodland walks * Shared Bike store * 2 Dogs welcome (additional dogs considered by request), to be on leads in garden and woods* Ample parking * No Smoking/vaping

Note: Open wildlife pond within extended garden, young children must be supervised
Extras: £20/per dog per week or part week
 

Key Features

  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Stove
  • Internet
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Double Beds
  • Twin Bedrooms
  • Single Beds
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Sofa Beds
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • CD Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl - 1st basket of logs provided

External Features

  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking
  • Bbq
  • Walk To Pub
  • Walk To Shops

Accessibility

  • Level Access

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Woodland walks
  • Wildlife trails
  • Hill walking
  • Mountain View
  • Sailing/water sports
  • Skiing
 
 

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Damage Deposit for care of property

All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver of £18, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.

All bookings require either a refundable Damage Deposit £150 or as per the property details or £18 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.
 
 
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