The Tree House


STB 4 star self catering awardGreen tourism Award

Kinlochlaich Tree House

This Award winning* Tree House is an unique octagonal eco building, with an additional octagonal timber clad extension which was constructed in Summer 2021.  Luxurious and bespoke, the property is tucked away in an 18th Century Orchard overlooking a woodland burn, with an oak tree in its centre!

The Property is located in the extensive and beautiful gardens of an historic country house – Kinlochlaich. It is situated on the south facing slopes of the Appin hills, in the county of Argyll. Set in an idyllic location near the sea, with views of the mountains, this property is perfectly positioned half-way between the towns of Oban and Fort William.

The Tree House is designed to be contemporary and green to its surrounding environment. On the outside it has natural lime rendered walls and timber cladding, traditional locally sourced slate roof and arched windows to complement the surrounding historic buildings. When you first step inside you will be drawn to its spacious and light design within the octagonal shape of the building. This allows for a dramatic use of Scottish oak for the frame, with  a real whole oak tree supporting the roof. Inside the original build, the open-planned living space encompasses a kitchen, sitting area and dining table, with a separate double bedroom and bathroom. A spiral staircase hugs the oak tree allowing access to a mezzanine gallery, offering a great spot to chill out in, read or work, or simply use as 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.

The New 2021 extension allows greater hall space in the entrance way, with a large American style fridge freezer and coat/ boot storage. If you step down the first short flight of stairs, you will enter into an hall with a large doorway that encompasses the decking off to the left that overlooks the burn; a laundry cupboard / storage, and then a brand new twin room with double doors opening onto the decking. A second bathroom with shower finishes off the new guest area. This new space allows internal laundry facilities as well as space to accommodate an additional 2 adults or children in greater comfort whilst also incorporating the natural surroundings of the property through the decking that wraps around the building. 

If you were to step onto the decking outside, you will find yourself amongst a canopy of trees, and like the building, immersed in this enchanting private spot.

 There are now 2 decking areas, both peaceful and secluded. 

The Tree House is ideal if you are looking for something different and unique. It is ideal for a special family holiday, honeymoon or weekend break in the beautiful county of Argyll. It was designed to grant a location for 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 experience.

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)

Call Andy 07896 221415 to discuss availability or seasonal offers