Avich Lodge: Log Cottage set on the shores of Loch Avich near Loch Awe Argyll Scotland
 
View of Loch Avich from patio
View of Loch Avich from Patio
Loch Avich Argyll

Loch Avich
Loch Avich from Dorlin Point
Loch Avich from Dorlin Point
Loch Avich from road between Lodge & Kilmelford
Loch Avich from road between Lodge & Kilmelford
Lochavich
Lochavich
Lochavich

Loch Avich

Lochavich

Lochavich

Loch Avich
 

Avich Lodge
Craig & Jill Haxton
Kilmun, Lochavich,
Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1HJ
Tel: +44(0) 1866 844232
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Pine Lodge "Kilmun" - Lochavich

Lochavich is a tranquil, secluded glen close to the west coast of Scotland, undiscovered by most holidaymakers who visit this beautiful part of Argyll, with its mixture of mountains and lochs, rocky islands and sheltered bays.

View of Loch Avich from self catering lodgeView of Loch Avich from self catering lodge
Loch Avich

Kilmun is located on the quiet, single track road that winds through the glen, linking Kilmelford (6 miles) on the A816 to Dalavich (5 miles) on the north shore of Loch Awe. Both these villages have a shop/post office and café. A full range of shops, including supermarkets and petrol stations, can be found in Oban (21 miles) and all pubs and hotels in the area serve food, if you fancy eating out.

For the nature lover, wildlife abounds - deer, red squirrel and pine martin are all frequent visitors. You can sit on the patio at Kilmun listening to the songbirds in the trees while buzzards and golden eagles soar high overhead. Cuckoos return each spring and in summer, swallows nest nearby and ospreys hunt on the loch. We have siskins and goldcrests, herons and black-throated divers, ….. and you may even be lucky enough to spot a black grouse, an otter or a wildcat!

There’s walking and cycling for all ages and abilities. Choose from the many way-marked tracks and trails that weave around Loch Avich and Loch Awe through the surrounding Caledonian Forest Reserve, including one to the spectacular Falls of Avich. Alternatively, you can stroll by the picturesque Crinan Canal, explore the old slate quarries on the island of Easdale or for the more energetic, climb the twin peaks of Ben Cruchan (3689ft).

Loch Awe and Ben Cruachan
Ben Cruachan and Loch Awe

Fishing is available on both Loch Avich and Loch Awe (permits, boat hire and fly-fishing tuition available locally) and there are golf courses at Oban, Taynuilt and Dalmally.

If you're interested in photography there's beautiful scenery to inspire you, or why not try the award winning Loch Visions Wildlife Photography Experience? Anyone can enjoy this fantastic day out experiencing the fun and excitement of Scottish wildlife photography - and you don't even need to own a camera as all equipment is provided.

From the popular tourist town of Oban, (known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’), you can catch a ferry for a day-trip to one of the Hebridean islands – Mull, Iona, Staffa, Lismore, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree and Barra. Include a wildlife safari on land or go seal and whale spotting by boat! Other attractions in Oban include McCaig’s Tower, the War & Peace Museum and at the distillery, you can take a tour and try a dram of the fine Oban malt whisky.

Other places of interest to enjoy during your stay at Kilmun include:

  • Kilmartin Glen with its ancient burial cairns and standing stones
  • Dunadd, the Iron Age hill fort considered to be the original ‘capital’ of Scotland
  • Inveraray Castle, home of the Duke & Duchess of Argyll, and Inveraray Jail
  • Gardens at Arduaine, Ardmaddy, Kinlochlaich and Ardchatten Priory
  • Castles at Carnasserie, Dunstaffnage and Kilchurn
  • St. Conan’s Kirk and Keills Chapel

Links:
The following links provide details of some of the attractions & activites available in the area which may be of interest to you. Please note however that we are not liable for their content.

www.seafari.co.uk - Sea.fari Wildlife & Adventure Tours
www.sealife-adventures.com - Whalewatching & Wildlife Trips
www.divescotland.com - Diving Trips
www.mullwildlife.co.uk - Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris on Mull (day trip from Oban)
www.auchindrain.org.uk - Auchindrain Museum
www.kinlochlaichgardencentre.co.uk - Kinlochlaich Garden & Plant Centre
www.kilmartin.org - Kilmartin House Museum - where Argyll's ancient past comes alive
www.coastal-connection.co.uk - Coastal Connection Wildlife & Sightseeing trips
www.turusmara.com - Seabird & Wildlife Cruise tours covering Staffa, Iona & the Treshnish Isles

Loch Awe
Loch Awe
Loch Melfort
Loch Melfort
Inveraray Castle
Inveraray Castle
Castle Stalker, Appin
Castle Stalker, Appin
Loch Leven
Loch Leven
Summit of Ben Nevis
Summit of Ben Nevis
Loch Avich
Loch Avich
Oban Bay with Isle of Kerrera and Mull in background
Oban Bay& Isle of Kerrera with Mull beyond
Ben Cruachan
Ben Cruachan
Sunset over Loch Avich
Sunset over Loch Avich
Loch Feochan and the hills of Mull
Loch Feochan and the hills on Mull
Loch Feochan looking towards the hills of Mull
Loch Feochan and the hills on Mull

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