Kinlochlaich Treehouse Ltd
The Tree House
This Award winning* Tree House is an unique octagonal eco building, luxurious and bespoke, perched above the ground in an 18th Century Orchard overlooking a woodland burn, with an oak tree in its centre!
Built in 2007, the Tree House is located in the extensive and beautiful gardens of an historic country house – Kinlochlaich House, on the south facing slopes of the Appin hills, in Argyll. Set in an idyllic location near the sea, with views of the mountains, this property is perfectly situated half-way between Oban and Fort William.
The Tree House is designed to be contemporary and green. Outside it has natural lime rendered walls, traditional local sourced slate roof and arched windows to complement the surrounding historic buildings. Inside it is spacious and light with the octagonal shape allowing dramatic use of lots of Scottish oak and with a whole oak tree to support the roof. The open-planned living space encompasses a kitchen, sitting area and dining table, with a separate double bedroom and bathroom. Half the main room is made up with a gallery, offering a great spot for children to sleep in, or an area to gaze down on the rest of the house and appreciate the details within. A wood burner sits in the heart of this open planned living space, and creates a warm cosy retreat guests can look forward to after exploring the wild west coast
Stepping onto the decking outside will find you amongst a canopy of trees, and like the building, immersed in this enchanting private spot.
The Tree House is ideal if you are looking for something different for a special holiday, honeymoon or weekend break in Argyll. It is the perfect escape for those looking for a quiet and relaxing break, an idyllic romantic retreat, or just a base for walking and exploring the local area. This well equipped property is spacious, quiet and warm, offering guests a magical and quirky experience.
The gardens boast a huge variety of specimen plants, woodland walks and seating areas, tennis court and table tennis facilities, and BBQ area.
Appin is a lovely part of Argyll and includes the picturesque village of Port Appin and Castle Stalker, the romantic castle on a rocky islet. It is close to Glencoe, for fantastic scenery, outdoor adventures and walks, and both Oban & Fort William are a short drive away.
*(National Winner New Homes category at the UK Master Builder of the Year Awards 2008)
For visitors travelling by car, Appin is on the road halfway between Oban and Fort William. The entrance to Kinlochlaich is signposted beside the Police Station on the main road 300 metres north of the Port Appin junction. Look out for Kinlochlaich Garden Centre sign.
From Glasgow take the A82 through Crianlarich. From Edinburgh and Stirling, take M9 then A84 through Callander and A85 through Crianlarich. Turn right at Tyndrum towards Fort William. The drive through Glencoe is one of the most beautiful routes in Scotland. At Glencoe/Ballachulish roundabout, take A828 south towards Oban, and Appin is 15 miles further. ( Appin is 15 miles from Oban)
For visitors travelling by train, there is an overnight sleeper train from London Euston to Fort William, which travels through spectacular scenery.. There are also day trains from Glasgow Queen Street Station to each of Oban and Fort William. Check the rail timetables. Taxis are available at the station.
Buses also run from Glasgow and Edinburgh to both Oban, Ballachulish and Fort William operated by Citylink. There are also between 2 and 4 buses a day between Oban and Fort William, which stop at the bus stop below Kirkton, about 1/4 mile from Kinlochlaich.
There are direct flights to Scotland from many European and British cities. Glasgow International Airport and Inverness Airport are both about 100 miles from Appin. Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh Airport are a bit further. There are several car hire companies at all airports, as well as good public transport links.