In 2022 Ardbrecknish House started a new chapter with myself, my husband Jon and our twins James and Charlotte making the move into our new venture, Ardbrecknish House near Dalmally.
Ardbrecknish House holds some very special memories for us. Our first visit was in 2009, a 10-hour drive from our home in Surrey. We fell in love with the place and had some really good times enjoying the food and the company, not to mention the fishing at spots up and down Loch Awe.
Again, in 2012, we took our first family trip to Ardbrecknish and stayed here for a month. Friends and family from all over came to visit and we had a wonderful time.
Then in 2020 came one of our dearest memories. Jon popped the question at one of our favourite spots on Loch Awe ❤
We couldn’t be happier to see that our twins, James and Charlotte, are so excited to embark on our new venture here at Ardbrecknish House. Rest assured, we intend to uphold the existing values and traditions of this fantastic self-catering accommodation, restaurant and bar. We look forward to meeting you and creating happy memories together.
Sarah (and Jon, James and Charlotte - 'The Surgeoners')
Guests will find lots of leaflets and maps of things to do in the local area, here are some recommendations based on the things we enjoy 😊
On our doorstep we enjoy fishing, swimming and paddle boarding in and around the loch, there are also some great walks in the local area. One attraction further down the south side of the loch at Eredine which we have thoroughly enjoyed on many occasions is Kintail Birds of Prey. There are over 40 different birds of prey, including Heidi the Golden Eagle. Kids and adults alike can get up close and even fly some of the smaller birds. The entry fee is very reasonable and well worth the money. The best bet is to book online at www.kintailbirdsofprey.co.uk
Inverary Jail is well worth a visit and very popular, it's quite interactive and suitable for all ages. We would highly recommend a walk round the Castle gardens which are quite beautiful. The Castle itself is open to visitors and there is the option of purchasing a ticket for that and the jail together, giving a decent discount.
We very much enjoy a visit to Inverary for ice cream! The pier shop, which is on the front, opposite the public loos, serves fantastic flavours. The George Hotel beer garden is also rather nice, often having live music on in the evening.
For a low-cost pastime, the hardware shop next to the Jail sells crab reels and small creels (amongst many other things!), there a few spots around Inverary to catch small crabs and eels in Loch Fyne.
On days when guests want to venture further afield, Tyndrum is around a 35-minute drive with some lovely walks and a couple of popular places to eat – The Real Food Co and Tyndrum Inn. Visitors can pick up part of the West Highland Way from Pine Trees caravan park which takes you down to a goldmine and the Loch of the Lost Sword.
There is a lovely drive up through Glenorchy falls around 20 minutes from Arbrecknish House with stunning scenery and some circular walks along the way. Beyond the falls is Bridge of Orchy and GlenCoe, again very picturesque. Visitors can drive up to Fort William, around a 90-minute drive from Ardbrecknish, and come back via a different route towards Oban.
There are maps of things to do in the local area at both front and rear entrances to Ardbrecknish, there is also a downloadable version which can be found by following this link https://www.wildaboutargyll.co.uk/media/7912/loch-awe_destination-guide.pdf