In Glen Orchy, one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens, Arichastlich (The Old House) lies in splendid isolation. Huge beech trees planted by the Earl of Breadalbane still protect the property. The solitude and uninterrupted views give The Old House enormous appeal. The River Orchy, famous for its salmon, runs the length of the glen. The lack of traffic allows you to hear the sound of silence.
In traditional stone, The Old House was originally built by the Earl of Breadalbane as a peaceful fishing lodge in the early 1800’s. It has been totally renovated by the owners, the Kerrs, who live in the adjacent house. There are now excellent modern facilities within ancient stone walls, including a fully equipped kitchen and spacious rooms. The property, overlooking the River Orchy, is suitable for a couple, for family holidays, or for sabbatical study use. It can be an ideal base for botanists, geologists, ornithologists, fishermen and walkers. In the complete absence of light pollution, the night sky can be quite breathtaking.
On a quiet single track road The Old House is protected from the rush of the outside world. Yet it is easily reached by road, rail and helicopter! The handful of residents and visitors enjoy spectacular vistas and easy public transport connections to Oban and Fort William within an hour; Glasgow, Stirling and Perth only an hour and a half by road.