Lonan House enjoys a glorious Scottish setting with stunning views to Ben Cruachan, Argyll’s highest mountain. Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and built in 1906, this impressive Edwardian mansion is full of romantic highland character and retains many of its original Arts & Crafts features. This fabulous large holiday house is made up of 6 individual apartments which can be booked together to accommodate “The Grand Gathering” of up to 18 guests making it ideal for multiple families, special occasions and groups of friends. Each apartment is beautifully presented with it own fully equipped kitchen, stylish bathroom and deep comfortable sofas set around a wood burning stove. All nine bedrooms are luxuriously furnished with sumptuous mattresses and fine linen. The original large windows look out over the surrounding garden and many enjoy fabulous views of Ben Cruachan. After a day out and about enjoying this wonderful area of Argyll, all 18 guests can come together and enjoy memorable holiday dinners in the large dining area situated in the spacious ground floor Lorimer Apartment.
Situated in a private and peaceful Glen just outside the village of Taynuillt and close to Oban you can enjoy Scotland’s Higlands from your doorstep.This is a wonderful holiday destination for all ages and abilities. Guests are invited to enjoy the large surrounding landscaped garden, complete with croquet lawn and pond, extended grounds and woodland which give a wonderful sense of space and freedom. Deer are often seen grazing around the house and this magical spot is home to amazing wildlife including red squirrels, otters and pine marten. Keen birdwatchers will delight at the huge variety of birds including the chance to see golden and white-tailed sea eagles or the beautiful black grouse. There are endless walks to be discovered right from the doorstep and many wonderful panoramic views across the glen to Mull in the West, Loch Etive in the North and Loch Awe in the East. Glen Lonan is part of National Cycle Route 78, The Caledonia Way, stretching 234 miles through stunning Scottish countryside.
Quiet days can be spent relaxing in the surrounding peace, or the nearby harbour town of Oban offers a good range of shops, local attractions and excellent restaurants, many of which serve freshly caught seafood. During the summer the town comes alive with a host of festivals and ceilidhs, attracting bagpipers, highland dancers and traditional musicians from all over the world. There are numerous exciting day trips to be enjoyed including ferries to the beautiful inner Hebridean islands including Mull and Tiree.
The village of Taynuilt is within walking distance (1 mile) and has a train station with regular trains to Glasgow, Oban and Dalmally. Also, it has a well stocked grocery shop, butchers, post office and tea-room. There is a nine-hole course for the golf enthusiast and lovely walks along the piers at Loch Etive.The local pub and restaurant serves good food and also a takeaway service and is situated a pleasant stroll away from Lonan House.