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Kinlochlaich Treehouse

Scotland / Appin, Argyll
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Kinlochlaich Treehouse - bathe in historical-inspired luxury and live the high life in unique award-winning style, set against a stunning backdrop of the bracing Scottish Highlands.

If you've always fancied taking a step back in time to a tranquil life amongst the trees, Kinlochlaich Treehouse, surrounded by the invigorating woodland bounty of the Scottish Highlands, is a great place to get started.

You'll find this stunning octagonal eco-treehouse, the winner of a UK Master Builder award for its bespoke expert craftsmanship, nestled high above the ground in an enchanting 18th century orchard, surrounded by lush trees and a babbling woodland burn - that's Scottish for river - running alongside.  Perfect for a tranquil getaway that's truly out of the ordinary!

The setting for this luxurious treehouse is Kinlochlaich House Gardens on the Appin Hills, a large, walled 17th century garden locally renowned for its beautiful array of plants and natural foliage.  You're guaranteed the most amazing panoramic views, coupled with abundant friendly wildlife, clean air and pure water the Scottish Highlands are famous for...what could be better?  And as Kinlochlaich House boasts a Green Tourism Award, you can rest easy that you're staying in a truly beautiful location with loving care for the local environment built right in.

The treehouse blends in perfectly with its historic and natureful surroundings, with lime rendered walls, a locally-sourced slate roof and arched windows for a look and feel that's steeped in romantic history.  Its unique octagonal shape has been built from Scottish oak, with innovative use of a whole oak tree through the centre to support the roof!

Step inside the house and discover light, airy and spacious living.  The living area includes a kitchen with dining table and a generous lounge area for chatting and sharing holiday stories along with a warming snifter of Scotch whisky.  A beautiful gallery area above can be made into a children's sleeping area, or a simple viewing platform for you to appreciate the intricate interior detailing all around you.  Further along, you'll find a cosily homely double bedroom and bathroom.

The decking outside is the perfect place to appreciate the private woodland views and canopy of trees, with gently rustling leaves and joy-filled birdsong as your soothing soundtrack while you breathe in fresh, clear air.  Rural escapes surely don't get more magical than this?

The treehouse is a perfect base for exploring the local area, along with Kinlochlaich Gardens with its tennis court, table tennis facilities and a barbecuing area for al-fresco dining with a touch of authentic woodland luxury!  Perhaps take a slow stroll to really appreciate the scenery, and with plenty of well-placed seating areas you'll easily discover a serene spot to read, write or just contemplate life for a while.

Entertainment-wise, you'll find plenty of daily activities that will capture the most challenging of imaginations. Appin is close to Glencoe, renowned for its breathtaking mountain scenery and outdoor adventure.  For history buffs, how about a trip to the romantic Castle Stalker, where you can imagine yourself as fairytale royalty for a day? 

Oban, the nearest large town and the seafood capital of Scotland (meaning the fish and chips are legendary!), is well-known for its whisky distillery - why not take a guided tour, followed by some souvenir-shopping?  More adventurous types will enjoy a trip to Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, perfect for a challenging hike.

So for a luxury break steeped in romance, history and adventure...come and escape to the tranquil trees of Kinlochlaich.

Things to note

7 night rotations apply in summer months Jun - Aug, outside of these months shorter stays of 3/4 nights are possible, children are charged at £15 per child per night. Regrettably no dogs permitted.


Tried and tested

"My wife and I stayed in the Treehouse for 5 days in early November. From the first moment when driving up to the Treehouse we were gobsmacked by Treehouse. The photographs do not do the Treehouse justice it is bigger then we imagined and was very well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break. The location is great with easy drives to Oban, Fort William, Glencoe, Mallaig and beyond. There are other places to see close at hand, Stalker Castle (used in the filming of Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Port Appin with ferry to Lismore. We had a really wonderful break and will return in the near future."

"The Treehouse is a fantastic wee, characterful house in a beautiful location. Apart from the peace and quiet it's also ideally located for exploring Glencoe, water sports in Oban and Ballachulish or visiting Lismore or even Mull. I would recommend it to anyone who likes getting outdoors."

"We had a great honeymoon stay at the treehouse. We originally booked it as we wanted somewhere a little different to stay and liked the style of the house, however we also found the the location near to Oban and Ben Nevis was excellent for day trips. The house itself was lovely and cosy with underfloor heating and a wood burner. There was plenty of kitchen equipment for making hearty meals."

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The basics

Region: Appin, Argyll
Cost (from): £345 (4 nights midweek)
Sleeps: 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights (weekend)
Property ref: 264

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Treehouse sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children, double bedroom, gallery sleeping area, private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, sitting area, dining table, free wifi, outdoor decking, tennis court, table tennis, BBQ.

Local activities

Island trips, whiskey distilleries, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, steam trains, cable cars, boat trips, fishing, sea kayaking, spa.

At a glance

  • Bespoke award-winning octagonal wooden treehouse set in the gardens of Kinlochlaich House, Appin.
  • The house features a double bedroom with an extra sleeping area for children available in the gallery if needed.
  • Easily located by car, train, bus and plane (Glasgow International and Inverness are the closest airports). Car hire can also be easily arranged during your stay.
  • There is a wealth of local activity, adventure, entertainment and food available nearby, with Oban and Fort William the nearest towns just a short distance away.

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