Stayed for a week here with my wife,17 year old daughter and our dog Max. The area is beautiful with fantastic views, a real 'get away from it all' place to go. The chalets are very well equipped and have everything you need - very warm and cosy with modern comforts. When we arrived we were welcomed by Michelle & Les who showed us to our lodge with a bottle of water (the tap water is brown, so we used bottled for brushing teeth, cooking etc.) and more importantly a complimentary bottle of wine which was a nice touch. Being miles away from the nearest supermarket, we made sure we brought a couple of days worth of provisions with us (well, beer!) and then did our 'big shop' in Oban which is 40 mins away, supermarkets aplenty there; Lidl, Aldi,Tesco, fish & chip shops, etc. We also caught the ferry from Oban to Mull which we had pre booked on the internet and toured the island in a our car that we had taken with us, a great day out! On the way back, we called at the 'Taj Mahal' Indian takeaway in Oban, we had to re-heat it in the microwave after our journey back to the lodge, but it was a lovely treat after a long day, highly recommend it! We hired a boat from Loch Awe Boats which is about a mile down the road from the lodges. The views from the loch itself are amazing, well worth trying out during your stay. Michelle gave us a voucher which knocked £18 off the day's boat hire, a great saving! Michelle also let us have the use of a couple of rods for our stay, I'd like to say I caught a net full, but nothing I'm afraid - although sat on your own private jetty, rod in one hand, beer in the other, I didn't much care about the monster fish that got away. We drove up to Fortwilliam and Glen Nevis, then back through Glen Coe on our last day. The scenery was nothing short of breath taking. Michelle and Les were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble, we had a fantastic time. If you're looking to 'get away from it all' then this is the place for you, a genuine hidden treasure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome awaits you at Argyll Chalets from resident owners, Les and Michele Reay. Our family run self catering lodges and apartment are situated in the beautiful west coast of Scotland on the banks of Loch Awe, Portsonachan, Argyll, Scotland. Perfect for families, groups or couplesSet within a waterside location of approximately 5 acres of tranquil grounds on the southern shores of Loch Awe, this is a truly stunning and tranquil location set in an area of breathtaking natural beauty. Argyll Chalets is the perfect holiday choice for those who appreciate a more relaxed pace of life. The area itself is an excellent base for exploring the Argyll and West Highlands. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Argyll Chalets Dalmally, Scotland