Welcome to The Arduaine Cottages Website
Arduaine Cottages are situated in a commanding south west facing position on Scotland's beautiful West Coast, with stunning, uninterrupted panoramic views across Asknish Bay to the islands of Shuna, Scarba and Jura.
The area is one of breathtaking seascapes and tranquility that, together with the gentle influence of the Gulf Stream, provides an excellent environment for plants with rare rhododendrons and even palm trees to be found.
Seals and otters can be seen on the shore just below the cottages, from where canoes, windsurf boards and small boats can be launched. On the hill behind the cottages a watchful observer can spy Curlew, Buzzard, Harrier and Peregrine. At dusk, in the peace of the evening, the call of the Owl haunts.
Relax here and do nothing, or visit some of the 150 prehistoric sites that lie within six miles of the award winning museum of ancient culture at the nearby village of Kilmartin, take the ferry from Oban to Mull, Iona and Staffa, or ski at Glencoe and Aonach Mor. Take advantage of the sea and loch fishing, horse riding and hill walking - all to be found locally in abundance. Sailing, canoeing and windsurfing are possible off the shore below the cottages.
Hiking & walking - several munros within easy driving distance and many local hills enable splendid 360 degree views along the coast, out to the islands and inland to the domineering Ben Cruachan.
Kayaking & canoeing - world-class sea kayaking from outside the front door plus many lochs & rivers within easy driving distance.
Mountain biking - huge network of off-road trails & cycle paths from Campbeltown to Fort William and Glen Coe.
Motorcycling/biking - infamous twisty coastal & hill routes start from the the cottages.
Diving - with shallow & deep wreck dives, drift dives & tides exceeding 15knots in some areas, understandably this area is a mecca for enthusiasts from the UK & further afield.
Sailing, yachting, motorboating - 3 marinas in 5 miles radius offer charters that allow exploration of this unrivalled area of beauty & tidal challenges, including the world famous Corryvrechan and Grey Dogs.
For rest, relaxation, simply chilling - very comfortable, well-appointed cottages look out on panoramic coastal views and stunning scenery... in the words of an independent reviewer from the Good Holiday Cottage Guide "Even in west coast terms, this is a memorable location!"
Just 2 hours from Glasgow airport, the cottages are within easy reach for Glasgow and Edinburgh; flights now offered by many airlines makes making it feasible to be in Arduaine within just a few hours from almost anywhere in Europe.
|Arduaine, meaning the green point or promontory, has come to be generally pronounced as Ar-doo-a-nie, although Gaelic scholars regularly disagree! Arduaine's originator pronounced it simply Ar-duan.|