Poltalloch Garden House
This attractive and substantial detached house has the most restful of situations near Kilmartin and Lochgilphead in the west of Scotland. Accessed by about a mile of private road, it conveys the sense of arriving at somewhere very special indeed.
And so it proves. In front of the house the large, tree-flanked grass garden creates a great sense of peace and privacy, while the interior too reflects the relaxed pace of living of a bygone age. The large, stone-flagged dining kitchen is a particular example of this, while being equipped with all 'mod cons'. Wow! Factor is contributed by the superb, newly built dining conservatory, from which, as darkness falls, you can retreat through the French doors into the elegant sitting room, to toast your toes by the open fire. The master bedroom features a four-poster tester bed.
It is obvious from the first that this is a well-loved family home which will delight those who value traditional character and relaxed comfort above sleek, ultra-modern style statements.
The surrounding area is full of interest. Kilmartin Glen, with its 4,000 year old archaeological treasures, is just up the road, as is Dunadd, the ancient Iron Age hill fortress which became the seat of the Pictish kings of Dalriada. To the south is the Crinan Canal (cycle from the cottage along the quiet, flat lanes, and then along the towpath - hostelries at either end for suitable refreshment!). Lochgilphead has all facilities, including a swimming pool, and from there you may continue right down the Mull of Kintyre. There are lovely sandy beaches close by at Crinan, or down the little single track road along Loch Sween, and a wealth of wildlife to spot on land, sea and air. Visit the NT Gardens at Crarae or, further afield, Loch Awe, Seil Island and Oban.
Bed linen, towels, oil-CH and electricity are included in the rental. Up to three well-behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. No smoking in the cottage. Wi-Fi is available, subject to provider.
Accommodation (sleeps 6):
- Sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD
- Conservatory/Dining room
- Dining kitchen with electric Rayburn, microwave, dishwasher, deep freeze etc.
- Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
- Utility area with washing machine and tumble drier
- Double bedroom with double four-poster bed
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom with bath/shower and wash basin
- WC with wash basin