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13 Bedroom Private Country House in Scotland, Argyll, Auchenbrek

Auchenbrek, Argyll, Scotland, Europe
House exterior
13 Bedroom Private Country House in Scotland, Argyll, Auchenbrek
House from garden Sauna Sitting room Kitchen
Pool Billiards room Bedroom Games room
House from other side Dining room Bedroom
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Price: From £499 per night Minimum stay 2 nights
One Off Places rating: 4 reviews (4 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
Country House
Property Setting
  • Near the Sea
  • Village / Rural
Holiday Type
  • Relaxing
  • Family
  • Sports & activity
  • Culture
Exterior Facilities
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Tennis Court
Interior Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Log Fire
  • Television
  • Sauna or Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Beach within 30km
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf within 30km
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Child Friendly
  • Cook available
  • Other rental properties on site
  • Short breaks available
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

Only an hour and a half from Glasgow, in 22 acres of private grounds, with a heated indoor swimming pool and a tennis court, children’s play areas, separate games cottage, and hot tub, Ormidale House is simply stunning.

General Info

Ormidale House lends itself ideally to big groups for family celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, or corporate bonding sessions. There are three other properties on site which you can also rent. Mill House (9 bedrooms), The Old Barn (7 bedrooms) and the Garden Cottage (4 bedrooms). Ormidale House was built as a seat of Clan Campbell in 1696. After ongoing minor changes through the centuries, in 1900 the house was substantially extended by the renowned Scottish architect Robert Lorimer to form the house it is today. It’s been pretty luxuriously equipped and nicely furnished, mostly with antiques. The new, comfy beds feature fabulous quality goose-down and feather duvets and gorgeous bed-linen, we’ve put some original Scottish art on the walls, bought crystal for the table and generally tried to ensure that it’s a comfortable and well-equipped place to stay, without having any of the formality or grandeur of a castle or stately home.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

We have a host of activities on our doorstep for those who want a more adventurous, exhausting or active holiday. As well as general site-seeing and trips to the Island of Bute, Inverary and further afield, there are a host of other activities you can undertake around Glendaruel. The Cowal Way – on which we sit - is justifiably popular with walkers of all standards and styles. A lot of serious hill-walkers use this area as the best evidence there is that

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Although just an hour and a half from Glasgow, Ormidale sits in some of the loveliest scenery in Scotland. The Kyles of Bute are renowned amongst both walkers and sailors as amongst the most stunning bits of coast in Scotland. Detailed driving directions provided on booking.

Nearest Airport:
Glasgow 1.5 hours

Nearest Train Station:

Nearest Restaurant:
1.5 miles

Nearest Beach:
1 mile (stony beach) / 20 mins (sandy beach)

Nearest Shop:
1 mile

Car Hire:

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
With a drawing room, TV room / snug, full-size Billiard Room, playroom, large kitchen with AGA and breakfast room downstairs - as well as the impressive dining hall seating 22 - Ormidale has sufficient accommodation to cater for any large house party and can sleep up to 31 in 13 bedrooms. We have laid out the bedrooms to offer real flexibility; two rooms are set up as twins, three as king-size doubles, and one as a quadruple bunk room. The other seven bedrooms can be set up either as super-kingsize doubles, as twins, or even sometimes as triples. All bar two of the bedrooms have either an ensuite bathroom or a basin. There are four further bathrooms, two separate loos, and a sauna. Altogether, the house has nine showers and ten wcs. We have an indoor heated swimming pool which is shared between the three houses on the estate.

Exterior Details
The Ormidale gardens and grounds were laid out and landscaped by a major figure in Victorian Landscape gardening. Set amidst the 20 acres of woodland, and enjoying lovely views across the glen and up the mountain, the formal gardens he designed are mainly laid to lawn and terrace. A tributary of the river Ruel runs through the gardens and there is a lovely waterfall walk within the garden. We’ve added a sunken trampoline, croquet set and football goals we’ve installed three midge machines. Each of the three houses has its own private terrace and enjoys the use of a private bit of lawned garden, with the tennis court, football pitch, woods, river, and front field all shared. Ormidale house has the biggest lawn. We have a full size commercial bouncy castle sitting outside the games cottage near the swimming pool. And there are a thousand trees to climb

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