Allt-Na-Craig House sits in gardens of about 2 acres which surround the house.
To the front of the house there are large areas of lawn enclosed by the burn, walling and mature Rhododendrons and Azaleas which put on quite a show in the spring. To the southern side alongside our 'formal' garden there is a large terrace where guests can enjoy a drink or a pot of tea. Tired bones may enjoy curling up for a few moments in one of the two cloth hammocks slung beneath one of the two mature Scots pine which abut the boundaries. As ever the gardens enjoy some of the best views over the Loch.
We are very lucky to be able to observe some rare and shy wildlife and regularly see many species of birds, red squirrel, pine marten, and sometimes deer (early morning) in the gardens along with heron, seals and porpoise in the Loch.
We reserve a small bit of the garden for private use and for the self catering Coach House, but we will point you in the right direction should you want to tackle the steep walk through our wood across the burn and up to the Forest via the '39 Steps'.
There is ample safe parking for guests on the 'Entrance' side of the House. There is also some provision for secure undercover storage of bicycles. (Please check availability)
Our rooms consist of two larger double rooms, a double, a twin and a single room. All have en-suite facilities, with the large doubles rooms having a bath (whirlpool bath in one) with showers over.
The often remarked upon ground floor retains many of its original features especially the intricate carved plaster coving and ceiling roses throughout, a grand reception hall and staircase.
Guests take breakfast in the Dining room which overlooks the front and over the Loch often witnessing stunning sunrises over the water and warmed in the winter (chillier spring and autumn mornings) by the large wood burning stove set within a marble fireplace.
Guests can relax in the Drawing Room in comfortable armchairs and sofa listening to the radio/CD player, reading, spotting wildlife through the guest binoculars or taking afternoon tea on arrival. A door from the drawing room opens out onto the terrace and gardens. On colder evenings the open fire will warm your feet, perhaps whilst sipping a ‘wee dram’ of something local. (We keep a good range of local whisky from the mainland and the Islands as well as other spirits, wine and beers).
Welcome to Allt-Na-Craig House, built in 1842, sitting in its own grounds, well situated on the shores of Loch Gilp, an arm of Scotland's biggest and deepest sea lochs, the renowned Loch Fyne. Close to the village of Ardrishaig about 3 miles south of Lochgilphead, in the heart of Mid Argyll, ideally situated to explore this fascinating region awash with myth and legend of the southern Highlands, the islands of the inner Hebrides and the Kintyre peninsular.
Once the childhood home of Kenneth Grahame, the author of 'The Wind in the Willows' it is easy to speculate that his love of wildlife and water based adventures was initially formed here.
We have 5 en-suite rooms, most of which have wonderful views over the gardens and Loch, a separate self-catering cottage and guests are welcome to enjoy the public rooms and gardens.
We regret that we do not accept children under 18.