Self Catering in Highlands and Islands - Fort William
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Pricing From: £1060.00 - 2460.00
This impressive detached house on the Ardgour Estate sleeps up to ten people in four bedrooms.
Keil View House is a detached house on the Ardgour Estate in the western highlands. The house has two double rooms with en-suites and two twin room with additinal pull-out beds and en-suites, along with a family shower room on the ground floor, a kitchen, sitting room with dining area and open fire, games room with sofa bed and pool table, and a heated indoor swimming pool and 10 person sauna. Outside is ample off road parking and spacious lawned woodland gardens. Keil View House is a perfect base for enjoying this beautiful area while also relishing the facilities of your wonderful Highland retreat.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Was a great place to get away. We loved having the pool to use after a long day sightseeing. Great for self-catering. The owner was very helpful when a problem came up. Would recommend to friends.
The property is extremely comfortable and large enough to accommodate 10 guests. The swimming pool was the main attraction for the children during our stay, although at the start of the holiday the water temperature was very cool, it only took a call to the owner for this issue - and a couple of other small problems we discovered - to be rectified within a few hours. The house is set in spectacular grounds which the children loved to explore.
It is however worth noting
*The private road leading to the property is very rough - we did the 0.4 miles in 1st gear most of the way to avoid the the pot holes...however although this is a nuisance it would not stop us booking again - in fact we did not want to leave.
*The nearest supermarket is in Fort William although there is a small village shop providing a few essential items.
*To access Fort William it is necessary to take the Ferry at Corran, otherwise it is a 35 mile drive around the Loch. The cost of the Ferry is ?8.20 each way, so as in our case it cost ?49.20 for 3 cars to travel to Fort William and back - we found out too late that we could have purchased a book of 30 tickets for ?74, a considerable saving.
There is a fabulous beach with white sands at Ardtoe and the views on the way are spectacular.
All in all a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday with plenty to do in the area and in the house, in fact booking again for next year.
If you are looking to get away from it all, this is the place. The rural setting is beautiful. You walk out the front door to a majestic mountain view. When you come downstairs in the morning for breakfast there are free range sheep and deer on the house grounds easily seen from the windows. There are great places for walks with eagles flying over head.
We were there from 26 February-4 March. It is a great time to visit the Highlands and major sites like the Highlands Wildlife Park and Oban Seal Sanctuary are open as are. It is not crowded like in summer and many of the best places to eat in Oban, Fort William and Ballachualish.
On bad weather days there is plenty to do in the house - games, jigsaws, pool table, indoor pool, etc.
Please be aware that the ferry crossing is ?8 each way. The only other alternative from the mainland is a 60-75 minute detour.
A fantastic house, the grounds and area were amazing, and the location perfect. Highly recommended.
I went here with a Family group of 8. 6 Adults and my 2 kids. We stayed for 4 fun filled days and enjoyed the facilities at the house immensely. Plenty to see and do! We had a mixed bag with the weather but it never held us back at all. The pool area is the gem of the house with a large heated indoor pool and sauna area, that we used in the mornings to cure the night before and then again later in the day for more meaningful fun and games or light exercise! The games room was also a great spot to hang out. It's a large spacious room with a pool table and 2 good cues. It also had a football table and a couple of sofa for chillaxing on!
This house has everything you'll need [Except Internet] and boasts a fantastic layout so as everybody can either be together or separate doing their own thing without getting in each others way. We enjoyed the wood burning fire in the evenings, out of novelty as the house has radiators everywhere and is very cosy with or without.
Very friendly community and plenty of trails and hills for walking! Highly recommended, I would definitely book this house again!
Only Negatives were that there is a very bumpy road/track on arrival 'take it very slow' and there is no Internet/Wifi but not a big issue for me as there was plenty to see and do.
Services / Facilities:
Oil central heating with open fire. Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio. Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for fire available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Lawned woodland garden with furniture and BBQ. Free fishing available for brown and sea trout on 2 Lochans, using any legal means and within legal season for wild brown trout only. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile. Coast 10 mins walk. Note: Access road has uneven surface, please drive slowly. Note: 48 hours notice required to heat swimming pool so may not be immediately available for last minute bookings. Owner can confirm at time of booking.
Double Beds: 2
Twin Beds: 2
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