The lodge is situated on the Cowal Peninsula of Argyll between Loch Eck and the Holy Loch, six miles North of Dunoon and is set in a small group of privately owned log cabins, collectively known as Lamont Lodges.
Ard Darach is Gaelic for Great Oak and it is from an adjacent large mature tree that the lodge takes its name. The tree dominates the view from the lounge window, and it is a haven for song birds by day, owls at night and is regularly frequented by red squirrels.
The accommodation consists of a lounge, kitchen-diner, one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms.
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, it is a superb location to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, mountain biking, fishing, Munro bagging and watching wildlife.
It is also an ideal base to explore the towns, landscapes and history of Argyll. For stargazers the dark night skys are amazing and a torch is a good idea for evening or night time walks.
A kitchen diner, fully equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher all the expected crockery etc and seating for up to six people.
A large lounge with TV ( 5 channels ), DVD player, CD player, radio, small library of books and DVDs and a selection of family board games.
One double bedroom with sink and vanity area.
Two twin bedrooms with doors exiting onto small area of decking.
Bathroom with electric towel rail and electric shower over the bath.
Washing machine and tumble dryer adjacent to bathroom.
Electric convector heaters in all rooms.
Double glazing throughout.
Covered verandah decking area with table and chairs and a gate to prevent young children or a dog from wandering off.
A metal rail is fixed to the side of the lodge to which bicycles can be secured.
Dedicated parking beside the lodge for three cars.
Linen and towels are provided.
Two well behaved dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £15 each.
Smoking is not permitted within the lodge.
Authentic log cabin constructed from Douglas Fir logs.
Walking distance from world famous Benmore Botanic Garden.
To book this Holiday Cottage, or find out more, please contact them directly by
Puck's Glen adjacent to the lodge
Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes. All towels and bedding supplied
Pets Allowed: Yes. Two dogs accepted with an additional charge of £15 per dog.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: No.
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Verandah with table and seating
Local Services: Several local hotels/restaurants, petrol station with well stocked mini-market.
Nearby town of Dunoon has many facilities including restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, shops, swimming pool, cinema.
The lodge site is just off of the A815 6 miles north of Dunoon, between the Cot House garage and Benmore Botanic Garden, on the Cowal peninsula of Argyll.
Cowal is accessible from the south by way of Western Ferries or Caledonian Macbrayne ferry services across the river Clyde from Gourock and by road from the north on the A815. See map.