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Ardvourlie Castle is a striking coastal property steeped in history built on the banks of Loch Seaforth. Dating from 1863, Ardvourlie Castle is built of stone under a series of pitched slate roofs and situated in order to take advantage of the magnificent waterside views.

Inside the accommodation has been updated and improved by all the past owners and traditional period features still remain including decorative cornices, the open fireplace in the drawing room, exposed wooden floorboards and the wonderful high ceilings.

A new wing was created out of an old workshop more recently to provide an open plan family room, dining room and kitchen. This modern wing allows maximum use of the space and comes with an electric Aga.

Accommodation is spread over three floors. Principal reception rooms are on the ground floor with the new wing acting as the ‘hub’ of the house. The first floor provides the principal bedrooms and the second floor, which has  scope for additional reconfigurement, offers an additional four bedrooms.


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Outside are thirteen acres of land which comes as a mixture of young woodland and open hillside interspersed with rocks and heather, leading down to an open courtyard directly to the left of the house. A lawn passes its way around the front of the house, along with a variety of shrubs and daffodils. The lawns are staggered on three tiers and defined by magnificent stone walls and a set of sandstone stairs leading down to the stone jetty leading into the Loch.

To the right of the property is an area of maturing woodland with a natural winter pond inviting wildlife and other various flora and fauna to the area.  

The castle is ten miles from Tarbert which provides primary and secondary schools while Stornoway and Tarbert are the main shopping centres and also the points of departure for the ferry to the mainland.

The guide price is £695,000. For further information please contact 0131 247 3700 or visit

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