Outdoor Activities in Argyll, Scotland
Everything you need for a wonderful self catering holiday in some of Scotland's finest scenery is right here on your doorstep.
There is an abundance of wildlife to be found on the estate and there are many established tracks and pathways along the shore, through the woods and over the hills. Walking, cycling, boat trips, castles, gardens and whisky distillery tours are just a few of the many activities available in the area.
There is a small rowing boat (Fearnach Bay House only, March - October) which can be launched from the slipway directly in front of the house ensuring the occupants of Fearnach Bay House a swift and easy departure to catch their next meal from the loch. Lifejackets, fishing rods and tackle are all supplied at no extra charge.
In addition to inland sea fishing there is also complementary trout fishing on two of the estate lochs and fishing on a further 12 lochs in the vicinity is available on purchase of a permit obtainable at the local Post Office.
The world renowned championship course at Machrihanish is about 1 ½ hrs spectacular drive south to the Mull of Kintyre and there are 2 courses closer to home: the challenging 18 hole course at Oban and the 9 hole course on Seil Island. Both are within ½ hour's drive away.
Enjoy gentle treks through forest tracks and along scenic coastlines at Lunga Riding Stables. Only a 15 minute drive away, there is an outdoor arena for practicing, children are made very welcome and there are pub rides for the grown ups.
A particularly exciting excursion is a fast boat ride through the Corryvreckan whirlpool which is the third largest whirlpool in the world and is situated between two islands not far from Loch Melfort. Regular sightings of grey seal, golden eagles and red deer on deserted neighbouring islands.
Argyll has some of the most spectacular and interesting gardens to be found in Scotland. Arduaine Gardens are close by and well worth a visit at any time of the year but especially in spring and early summer.
A 30 minute drive takes you to the bustling ferry port of Oban, making the house ideally located for day trips and visits to the nearby islands of Mull and Iona and also Staffa and Fingal's Cave.