My partner and I stayed for a week in June 2013. The garden studio is even more deluxe than it looked online. It was totally immaculate and had everything we needed for a week's self-catering. The bookshelves are stacked two deep - we enjoyed using them to identify birds and flowers we spotted on our walks. We'd love to return one day.
The ferry costs £7.30 one-way, but you could spend a week exploring the Ardnamurchan Peninsular without crossing back over and not get bored! Beautiful, unspoilt, peaceful scenery with ancient oak woodlands, plenty of wildlife and beautiful wildflowers.
Anna and Norrie were very welcoming and helpful when it came to tips of where to go in the local area. The garden was beautiful and we enjoyed being able to wander round it and admire the views over the loch from the top bench.
There are only minor things that could have improved our stay. A more detailed information sheet about the studio would have been helpful, for example we didn't realise there was wifi at the main house until half way through our stay (probably did us some good to be un-contactable though!). And it was tricky working out which knobs turned on which hot plates as the diagrams have rubbed away!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ard Daraich, the prefect place for a self catering holiday. Once the holiday home of cook and gardener, Constance Spry. Ard Daraich is now the home of Norrie & Anna Maclaren. We welcome you to our 8-acre Hill Garden with stunning views of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. The shrub nursery has an interesting selection of trees and shrubs from all over the world. Situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe we are within easy reach of Fort William, Outdoor Capital of Britain. Ard Daraich also makes the perfect place from which to explore the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands, either as a walker, cyclist or by car. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ard Daraich Ardgour, Scotland