A 3 star guest house on Route 78, at the southern end of Loch Awe in the village of Ford, Ford House is off the beaten track in quiet yet spectacular surroundings.
We offer comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation, warm and friendly hospitality and great food all year round. We also offer art exhibitions and workshops, live music and artists’ residencies.
Ford House is ideally situated, whether you want to spend a relaxing time visiting the local attractions in Kilmartin Glen, walking the local forest paths or exploring the wider area of Argyll & Loch Lomond.
The village has no traffic noise, nor light pollution. It lies close to the banks of Loch Awe, world famous for its pike and trout fishing and fantastic scenery.
The property has changed very little since its grand opening as a Victorian Sporting Hostelry in 1864. Its large, well-equipped kitchen and sun room dining area (which complements the facade of the original exterior - the only more recent addition to this C-listed building) make for an intimate restaurant experience that appeals to both locals and the many visitors to the area. The area is renowned for its abundance of wonderful local produce.
It is also an area rich in prehistoric sites and scenic landscapes. Kilmartin Glen is possibly one of the most important Neolithic centres in Europe. It would be impossible to list here all of the sites (there are hundreds) but the following should not be missed:
* The Museum of Ancient Culture, Kilmartin
* Dunadd Fort
* Temple Wood stone circle
* Nether Largie cairns and standing stones
* The mysterious rock carvings at Achnabreck
Kilmartin Glen is delimited along its southern edge by the blue ribbon of the Crinan Canal. At Crinan itself the scenery is at its most beautiful, with the colourful canal basin and magnificent views across Loch Crinan and the Sound of Jura. Knapdale Forest, extending immediately south of the canal, provides some of the finest walking in Argyll, as well as being home to the Scottish Beaver Trial (as seen recently on BBC's Springwatch). SBT rangers lead beaver walks every Tuesday evening from June onwards.
North East of Ford lies Loch Awe; at 25 miles long Scotland's longest inland loch and probably its most famous for fishing. The surrounding forests and glens are excellent for walking and wildlife spotting: red, roe and sika deer, red squirrel, otters, woodpeckers, eagles, buzzards and osprey are commonly seen. Two osprey pairs nest within ten minutes walk of Ford House.
The nature reserve at Moine Mhor is also something of a birdwatcher's paradise. The ancient bog is home to hen harriers, curlews, whinchats, stonechats and warblers, as well as roe deer and otters.
The busier town of Lochgilphead is approximately 12 miles away. There you will find a variety of shops, a supermarket, library, swimming pool and a golf course.
From around £30.00
- Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
- Secure Bike Lockup
- Dry Room
- Clothes Washing
- Evening Meals
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Ford, Argyll, PA31 8RH
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