Kinlochlaich House, W Highlands, Scotland
A historic country house set in its own beautiful gardens, close to the sea with views of the mountains. Stay in either an apartment in the historic house, the cottage adjacent or the unique octagonal eco treehouse.
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Apartments from £295 - £525 per week, Cottage from £450 - £560 per week, Tree House from £510 - £680 per week
Why we've chosen Kinlochlaich House
Kinlochlaich House offers self catering accommodation in the spectacular landscape of Argyll in the West Highlands of Scotland. The historic house is set in its own beautiful gardens on the south facing slopes of the Appin hills, close to the sea with views to the mountains.
You can stay in self contained apartments in the 17th and 18th century house, in a cottage in the grounds or in a unique eco tree house.
The grounds of Kinlochlaich House include a beautiful octagonal walled garden, where you will find Scotland’s leading specialist garden plant centre. There is a tennis court, a games pavilion with table tennis, spacious lawns and a woodland walk.
How does Kinlochlaich House minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?
The historic house uses a mix of heating – a new efficient oil boiler, total control electricity, and wood stoves, while the tree house is so well insulated with shredded newspaper (Warmcell) that it hardly needs heating. They use their own timber for furniture as well as firewood. They recycle as much as possible, and all accommodations have compost bins and a recycling bucket, and they encourage guests to sort everything so they can take whatever the Council doesn't collect to the nearest recycling centre. Their private water supply goes through filters and UV has no chemicals added, and they don’t use goes through the burns that run out into the sea, a short walk away.
They provide guests with suggestions for excellent local food, particularly fish and shellfish, and grow all their own seasonal vegetables. To minimise their impact on the West Highlands’ natural environment and biodiversity, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport and the Oban to Glencoe cycle track is accessible directly from the properties. The property has extensive grounds with mature trees and rhododendrons as well as a walled garden containing the West Highlands’ largest nursery garden centre. The hill behind the house is home to red deer and sea eagles, and guests have also seen otter, pine marten, and red squirrel and out at sea, whales, dolphin and seals.
Top eco features at Kinlochlaich House
The historic house has a new efficient oil boiler, total control electricity, wood stoves. The Tree House is so well insulated that it hardly needs heating
Hosts use their own timber for furniture as well as firewood
Own private water supply which goes through filters and UV, but has no chemicals added. What is not used fills the burns that run out into the sea
Hosts recycle as much as possible. Properties all have compost bins (for the garden compost heaps) & a recycling bucket
Grows all their own veg & supplies guests in season. Provides info on where to buy local food & which restaurants serve it
Awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme
Directions from station:
3 trains per day from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban/Fort William, also Sleeper service from London Euston to Fort William. Appin is mid way between Oban and Fort William on a limited bus route. Car hire and taxis available in both Oban and Fort William.
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