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Ard Daraich Garden House

Highlands and Skye, 8 miles from Fort William
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Norrie and Anna Maclaren
Ard Daraich
Ardgour
Fort William
PH337AB

M: 07710447494

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Property Description

Ard Daraich is painted in soft colours and decorated with family portraits and furniture. Some rooms are lined in painted wood, a highland tradition, and the bath is free standing. Visitors comment on the friendly unspoilt atmosphere and with our local knowledge, we hope to help you find enjoyable things to do and see.

Ard Daraich was the house and home of Constance Spry and was bought by Norries parents, David and Edith Maclaren in 1969. The original 1909 croft cottage was extended in 1929. The larger, more formal rooms are offered as our second self catering option. Built loosely in the Rennie MacIntosh style as a gentrification of the original Edwardian cottage, these rooms still have many of the 1930s features including original fireplaces and Crittall windows. Ard Daraich Garden House now offers stylish, upmarket, comfortable accommodation for five.
With a separate gate and path leading through the garden, the glazed front door gives lovely views of the planting beyond. There is a large drawing room on the right with hearth and wood burner, sofas, antique furniture, family portraits and a television. To the left is a kitchen and dining room. Upstairs, through shelves of books, are two large bedrooms, both king size, one with huge Tudor four poster, the other, the Italian room, decorated with a fine painting of Umbria and Italian furnishings.

Downstairs there is a walk in shower room and upstairs, a separate bathroom with the original huge cast iron bath.

Sleeps 5

Wifi Broadband Wifi Broadband
Dish Washer Dish Washer
Satellite TV Satellite TV
Golf Course Golf Course
Walkers Walkers
Beach Nearby Beach Nearby
Open Fire or Stove Open Fire or Stove
Bath Bath
Parking Or Garage Parking Or Garage
No Smoking No Smoking
Winter Short Breaks Winter Short Breaks
Cot Available Cot Available
Shower Shower
Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities
Cyclists Welcome Cyclists Welcome
Summer Short Breaks Summer Short Breaks

Property Location

Ard Daraich Garden House, Highlands and Skye
PH33 7AB, 8 miles from Fort William

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Anna & Norrie Maclaren, Owners

Artist and Gardener, Anna Raven and her husband Norrie Maclaren have lived at Ard Daraich for over 15 years. Norrie took over the Hill Garden and Shrub Nursery in 1999 from his parents who bought Ard Daraich in 1969. Once the holiday home of Constance Spry, The Maclarens, both father and sons, developed a garden that is now of special interest. On her arrival, Anna converted the potting shed into a self catering cottage within the garden, making it an ideal retreat for garden lovers. The main house offers a self-catering option for 5 and Anna paints in her Studio whilst Norrie had a career in photography, film and television. The house is full of art and personal memorabilia and The Maclarens welcome everyone as friends. In the spirit of Highland hospitality!

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