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Ardlussa House
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Our 2 nights at Ardlussa House are an experience we'll never forget. We chose to stay there because it's the most northerly place to stay on Jura and we wanted to bike/walk to Corryvreckan and Barnhill. To be honest, it was a bit more than we normally pay so we dithered a bit over whether to stay there. But we left thinking it was actually a bargain. We had half the house to ourselves. The dinners were lovely, and Clare and co made them extra special by setting up the dining room with candles and a log fire. The bedroom overlooked the bay and we regularly watched deer from one window and a variety poultry from the other.
Both Andrew and Clare are lovely people - very friendly, but never intrusive. Andrew came and chatted to us a couple of times, and we learned a lot about Jura and about his job and his family - all very interesting. It was lovely to see their 'free range' children around the estate - what an idyllic childhood.
Andrew and Clare are very generous, telling us to help ourselves to the whisky, and making us packed lunches.
I highly recommend Ardlussa House. I hope to return one day.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

It was my first visit back to the Island of Jura since 1969 when I had visited as a Boy Scout aged 15. I always said I would return one day and decided to do so in April 2013 with two walking friends shortly after I retired. We chose to stay on the Ardlussa Estate because it was one of the most northerly places to stay on the Island. The Estate's website doesn't do justice to both the accommodation and the experience that awaits you. We opted for the dinner bed and breakfast rate as the nearest place to eat out is back in Craighouse at the Jura Hotel some 17 miles away. The Ardlussa Estate is run by the Laird and his wife with their 4 daughters - the Fletcher Family. The House can accommodate up to 10 people, however current policy is that if a group makes a booking, they don't take any other bookings. This adds to the experience. In effect you are accommodated in a separate part of the family stately home. The accommodation is what you would expect of a stately home, however it is also very "homely" and comfortable. The Laird and his wife are perfect hosts cooking and serving the breakfasts and dinners. The Laird and his wife are friendly and informative and are really nice people but without being intrusive. The House is in an ideal location for exploring the north, north west and north east of the Island. The Ardlussa Estate is a working farm and the wildlife surrounding has to be seen to be believed. The Ardlussa Estate is a true gem and makes an ideal base for exploring northern Jura or simply relaxing and chilling out. I would thoroughly recommend the experience to anyone. Whilst being based at the Estate, we walked to the west coast and up to the northern tip to see the famous whirlpool.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Ardlussa House

Address: Ardlussa House Ardlussa | Argyll, PA60 7XW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Isle of Jura
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Isle of Jura
Price Range: $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ardlussa House is a unique stalking lodge situated in the wilderness at the north end of the Isle of Jura. We offer dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation or self catering (3 double rooms and 2 twin rooms) with stunning views, home grown produce and plenty to see and do. All set in a family run environment with the only full time resident landowners for the whole of Islay and Jura. ... more   less 
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Ardlussa House Isle Of Jura, Scotland

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