Having stayed in the Glencoe area before we were already familiar with Ballachulish. The cottage is only a 5 minute walk way from the well stocked Co-op, a lovely cafe, and a pub - so is very convenient. On a couple of days we completed some nice lengthy walks without ever having to move the car.
The cottage itself is in a little cu-de-sac which we found to be nice and quiet. The conservatory was lovely as it felt as though you were sitting in the garden but had the bonus of being midge free! We loved to have breakfast whilst watching the birds all squabbling over the bird feeders.
We always book self catering as we like to cook our own meals instead of trying to find menus in pubs or restaurants that will suit my partner's eating disorder, and Ardachy is one of the best kitted out places we have come across (although there do seem to be quite a good choice of places to eat within a small radius). The herbs & spices that are provided were an added bonus and the welcome gifts of wine, shortbread and fudge went down a treat! We loved the Tassimo coffee machine so much that we may now have to get one for ourselves! There were all sorts of lotions in the bathroom which was an unexpected additional treat. All in all we found it a very cosy and comfortable place to stay which met all of our requirements and would definitely return if we visit the area again - which is very likely, as Glencoe is one of the most amazing parts of Scotland we have ever been to!
I had a terrific stay at Angela’s house in company with my wife and brother. Although the house is not over large we never felt remotely cramped. The conservatory is an especially nice addition and is a very nice place to eat. Although there are houses all around one never feels remotely overlooked and the back garden, especially, feels surprisingly private. There is also more than ample parking. A nice touch is the offer of a mid stay clean for longer bookings, included in the overall charge. This, in my experience, is not a norm.
We were mainly there to conquer Munro’s and despite, some typically dubious Scottish weather, we managed ten. The local Ballachulish Munro may be accessed from the village. For those with a reasonable head for heights I can recommend School House Ridge. On non walking days we visited Dragons Tooth for the Segway and had a boat trip to Mull from Oban. Both activities very enjoyable.
If you have ever wondered who might win in a showdown between ravenous gangs of seagulls, starlings and rooks then wonder no longer if you stay at Angela’s house. You will be able to observe the daily ‘set to’ as battle is commenced over the well stocked bird food containers. Usually the rooks, we found, as they are very canny group operators.
I would unreservedly recommend a stay here and will book again if in the area.
We had a lovely week long stay in this beautiful and clean cottage. Everything we could have needed was provided and made for a relaxing holiday. The beds are very comfortable- we all had a great nights sleep every night!
The location is also lovely, great views from the living room. Also good to travel to nearby tourist spots/ walks around.
Thank you for a great stay! Would recommend to anyone considering this place :)
Really nice place; everything you need; smart TV, good internet, comfy beds and all tastefully renovated fairly recently it would seem. Ideally placed for exploring Glencoe & the Highlands. Highly recommended.
We loved our stay at Ardachy Cottage this Easter. We've stayed in a lot of Scottish holiday cottages and this was definitely one of the best - really comfy, cozy, warm and well equipped. The welcoming presents and bathroom goodies were lovely extra touches. We really liked eating and sitting in the conservatory, including on less good weather days. Thank you very much, Angela & Stuart!