We stayed in the garden studio and as Norrie commented when we arrived, we picked the perfect week as the Rhododendrons were in full bloom- a riot of colour and so many different species, a gardeners dream. We had fresh eggs from the chickens, fresh salad from the garden, venison and home made jams and chutneys. The studio is tastefully decorated with a lovely wood burner and as much wood as we needed. It felt very homely, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The king size bed was really comfortable with fine cotton sheets, feather duvet and pillows. The surrounding area is magical, Loch Linnhe is across the road, there we saw a colony of seals and at night watched the full moon cast its reflection on the water. Nearby we walked by the river and saw two golden eagles way up in the sky, it was breathtaking. Anna and Norrie were wonderful hosts, and so helpful with good local knowledge of where to visit. We can't wait to return.
- 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