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The view of the garden and loch from the south facing terrace. Relax or play in the mature secluded gardens.
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29 reviews
The view of Drumalban on arrival.
The view of the garden and loch from the south facing terrace.
Relax or play in the mature secluded gardens.
Garden and Loch Craignish in Spring (seen from Terrace).
The living room and view of the kitchen above.
View from the stairs (and yes, the piano is tuned and ready to play!)
Kitchen
Enjoy locally sourced shellfish on the patio.
View from upstairs bedroom
Upstairs Shower Room
Downstairs Master Bedroom (en suite)
The Galley of Lorne Hotel and Pub
Arriving at Drumalban
One of the many visitors to the garden.
View of Craignish Lagoon and the islands beyond.
Erecting a wedding marquee on the lawn below the house.
Sunset over Loch Craignish.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Ardfern, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 29 reviews
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Katie O
Dunfermline
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed August 6, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We stayed at Drumalban in July 2017 for a week and had a really fabulous time. The cottage is spacious and clean and very child friendly. Stocked with plenty of games/toys and books for when the weather is not the best. In addition the use of amazon prime was a real treat! The kitchen and utility room were fully stocked with every utensil possible and all bedrooms were light and airy with black out blinds on most windows which was a real help with little ones who like an early rise! I would definitely recommend this cottage for families wanting a relaxing break away with the most stunning views I have ever seen!

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JaneCross
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Well equipped comfortable very private house with amazing views”
Reviewed June 16, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This is our third stay at Drumalban and we love it. It is very well equipped and spacious and suits our family of 8 adults and 2 babies very well.

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Julia W
1 review
“Perfect weekend”
Reviewed May 18, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

I'm getting married close to Ardfern in June and as it's a part of the world I truly love, decided to go for a long weekend with a group of friends a month before the wedding. We were incredibly fortunate to have beautiful weather for the entire stay which made the breathtaking view from the house and garden even more fabulous.

The accommodation is spotless and full of wonderful collections of books, records and fascinating artefacts. While we spent most of our days sitting out taking in the scenery, the house was fantastic to come into in the evening and enjoy the fire while sitting with a drink.

Diane was great to communicate with, she couldn't have been more helpful, and dropped in to make sure everything was ok with her lovely dog, which we all agreed was the one thing we were missing from the weekend.

Having enquired about a caterer for one of the evenings Diane gave us a couple of personal recommendations. We chose Janine who was really lovely and cooked the most wonderful food, which really showcased how delicious vegan food can be - we were a group with a wide variety of eating habits including some pretty carnivorous people and everyone loved the meal.

Drumalban is a wonderful secret which I'm almost loath to write a review of lest the message spread too far. Such a lovely time, hoping to come back for my 30th later in the year. Thanks again!

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 4, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

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42Peter19...
Newbridge, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Coastal Heart”
Reviewed July 22, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

After a year away from Scotland to stay in such a beautiful place is great for the soul.

The house is fantastically well equipped and comfortable. The grounds are great for kids to explore. Not to mention the stunning view.

It's really well located for things to do in various directions. The walk to the point is well worth the effort.

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AndrewSim...
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Location and Vibe in Drumalban”
Reviewed March 7, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

After receiving a warm welcome, we enjoyed a fortnight of bliss in the well designed and thoughtfully prepared Drumalban. Appreciate the evolving daily weather and vista whilst improving log fire making skills. Friendly locals add to the fresh air experience and stunning landscape.

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Jill500
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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“Superb house Superb location”
Reviewed September 30, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We spent a lovely few days here last week, the weather was variable but the house is so comfortable it didn't really matter. The view down the loch from the dining area is spectacular and really relaxing. Everything is here, we were a small group of older people but I think for children and larger families it would be bliss, very safe large rambling garden and lots to do in the house, they have thought of everything. The track had recently, two days before! Been tarmacced and was lovely to drive on, I had had visions of a rutted farm track but it was really good. The only thing I could fault was a slightly disconcerting noise when flushing the downstairs loo, don't do it at night unless you want to wake the house up! All in all a great experience and highly recommended. The manager Kirsty was superb too, great communications and house instructions.

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Liked best: Peace, quiet and tranquillity.
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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