Cottage of the week – The Nursery at Ardbrecknish House

We’re already seeing a lot of interest in short breaks as 2012 gathers pace. We’re not surprised really; taking a short break allows you to ease yourself into the New Year and may also help you stick to your resolutions – especially if they involve getting out and about and staying active!

The Nursery, our new Cottage of the Week, offers the kind of stunning location and property you might expect from this feature, but it also has plenty of short break availability over the next few months. And thanks to its stunning location in the Highlands of Scotland you won’t be short of things to see and do on your break!

Located close to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, The Nursery is set amid 20 acres of mature woodland close to beautiful Loch Awe with stunning views of mountains and glens. Opposite Ardbrecknish is majestic Ben Cruachan, and further north are the impressive Glen Coe and Ben Nevis ranges, a mecca for hill walkers all year round.

Both regions have ski centres and within an hour’s drive is the busy town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, from where modern ferries take you to Mull and Iona, the cradle of Christianity, Staffa, inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture and other Hebridean gems. Loch Awe is just 10 minutes’ walk away and there you can hire motorboats, rowing boats and canoes to explore the waters, or if you fancy something a little more passive you can fish the loch for salmon, char, monster pike and brown trout.

The Nursery itself is one of several properties at the lovely late 16th century Ardbrecknish House. It’s tastefully decorated and offers plenty of character and comfort. You’ll find a bar, restaurant, children’s play area and games room on-site so there should be plenty to keep every member of the family happy! And if you fancy going away with more than six holidaymakers, you’ll find the other properties can accommodate various sized parties, from 2 to 12.

If you’d like to book a short break at The Nursery or any of the other properties at Ardbrecknish House please visit the property’s listing on cottages4you. We’ll be back next week with another Cottage of the Week.

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