Ardkinglas Estate**, Cairndow. Hand Picked Places to Visit in Argyll, Mull, Bute, Scotland
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Ardkinglas Estate**, Cairndow

Ardkinglas Estate**

Argyll, Mull, Bute
PA26 8BH
Tel: +44(0)1499 600261
Fax: 01499 600241
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Ardkinglas House, at the head of Loch Fyne, is the masterpiece of Robert Lorimer, one of Scotland’s finest architects. House tours are available by special arrangement. The dining room can be hired for private functions and the large lawns are suitable for marquees. We are now licensed for civil ceremonies. The house has been used as a film location for a variety of feature films and TV programmes-The Water Horse (2006), My Life So Far, The Crow Road to name but a few. The Ardkinglas Woodland Garden has one of the finest collections of rhododendrons and conifers in Britain, including many champion trees. The garden is of interest to the plant enthusiast or to those wanting a peaceful walk.

The Butler’s Quarters is a two bedroom apartment on the ground floor of Ardkinglas House suitable for up to five people. Although newly equipped the layout and interior finishes are essentially unchanged from a hundred years ago when the rooms were occupied by the butler and other male staff.

The apartment is on the garden side of the house, offering peace & quiet and the opportunity to walk directly from your door straight into the remarkable eighteenth century garden to the north of the house. Some garden furniture is provided, where you can sit and enjoy the open view down the length of Loch Fyne.

You will be given free entry to the Ardkinglas Woodland Garden during your stay. From the house you can also walk down the unspoiled east side of Loch Fyne. For information on hill climbing and other walks in the area see Access and Walks.

In addition to plenty to see and do, see our links pages, there are also many excellent restaurants within easy reach, including the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, the George Hotel, the Creggan’s Inn and Invercottage.

Prices range from £300 to £550 pw. Short break prices available on request. We have a no smoking policy. No pets permitted. For further information contact the Estate Office, see contact details below.

Ardkinglas Estate**, Cairndow

Historic House, Gardens, Picnic Area, Car Park, Private Group Tours, Dogs on lead allowed in Gardens, Plants for Sale

Weddings and Conferences
For your special day the grounds of Ardkinglas House make a stunning venue for a marquee wedding reception.

The views from the house of Loch Fyne are magnificent and at only an hour from Glasgow airport and an hour and a half from Edinburgh airport, we are very accessible.

This is a wonderful place to entertain your guests on your special day and we can help you plan it. We have local contacts for marquee hire and catering or you can make your own arrangements.

Imagine arriving at the mansion house, having your drinks in the magnificent drawing room on the first floor and then, after marvellous photo opportunities, out to the marquee for the meal and evening entertainment.

We are now licensed for civil ceremonies so you could be married in the magnificent Ardkinglas Woodland Garden in front of the “Mightiest Conifer” in Europe.

Alternatively the ceremony could be held in one of the splendid rooms in Ardkinglas House.

In addition we welcome those who wish to renew their vows and celebrate in this stunning setting.

Best local Pubs/Inns
Cairndow Stagecoach Inn, Cairndow

Best local Hotels/Inns/B&B
Creggans, Strachur and The George at Inveraray

Additional Services
Friday weekly house tours and guided walks from April until October, see website for details.

Ardkinglas Estate is located in the village of Cairndow on the shores of Loch Fyne on the A83 between Inveraray and Loch

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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