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Village of Connel, Connel, Oban PA37 1PT Scotland
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#4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Connel

See why so many travellers make Ards House their guest house of choice when visiting Connel. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a luxury setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the guest house.

The property also boasts free breakfast, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to Ards House, free parking is available.

If you like pubs, Ards House is conveniently located near The Oyster Inn Restaurant.

If you are interested in exploring Connel, check out a waterfall, such as Falls of Lora.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Ards House as you experience all of the things Connel has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Latvian
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Alantowell29 wrote a review Sep 2021
Cheshire, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed for last night, (wish it was more). Our room (5) had stunning views, was delightful, cosy and had everything you could wish for. A really comfortable bed provided a great night’s sleep. Breakfast was amazing my wife ( normally has tea and toast ) devoured the porridge with prunes and had the salmon& scrambled eggs. I highly recommend the full Scottish breakfast!. Due to the Covid restrictions we only met our hosts at breakfast. Completely out of nowhere it turned out that Steve and I had a common link with work colleagues from 30 odd yrs previous…..Haha. We will certainly return if we are in the area to stay and catch up. Thanks. Alan & Jill
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Superb view from Room 5 👍
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paul w wrote a review Aug 2021
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed at ards house in August 2021, after being let down where we were staying we rang ards House at 6pm on a Saturday and half hour later he had sorted us some rooms out. on arrival he showed us the rooms a double and a twin room both were lovely and spotlessly clean, beds comfy and bathrooms nice also tea coffee and water and a tunocks provided. The living room you could sit in was nice and had great views of the hills and sea. Breakfast has plenty of choice and was very tasty we had Scottish breakfast and my son has pancakes. Location is ideal for local pubs and close to oban only 4 miles away. We would definitely use again thanks ARDS house.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Has large car park
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Kiacmaz wrote a review Aug 2021
Cheltenham, United Kingdom35 contributions21 helpful votes
Ards House is a lovely big detached Victorian villa overlooking the Firth of Lorn. It is beautifully decorated and maintained and the owners have obviously set themselves very high standards - and they have achieved them. My Wife and I have just returned from a 12 night stay and we were delighted by the attention to detail and the warm generosity of our hosts. Our bedroom (Room 3) was big, beautifully decorated and furnished with a big comfortable bed. There is a sofa facing the window where we sat and watched bird life, boating and sunsets. There are even binoculars provided - it's that good! The bathroom is big and fully equipped with a spa bath and a shower. Downstairs there is a large lounge with a constant fire giving out a gentle heat that seems to permeate the entire house. There is a big and imaginative breakfast menu but the dinners we enjoyed in Oban meant that we were rarely able to take full advantage of it. Ample private car parking space is provided just across the road. There are a couple of decent restaurants within walking distance and the bustling little town of Oban with its many excellent restaurants, good shops and ferries out to the islands is barely 5 miles of easy road away. All in all I would say the Connel is the perfect base from which to explore the glorious West Highland countryside and islands. And Ards House is a pleasure to come back too at the end of the day.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Dazang40 wrote a review Aug 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom30 contributions16 helpful votes
Spent 2 fab nights here and would thoroughly recommend it. Firstly, the car park across the road is very handy. Our room was beautiful (room 2) with a large bathroom and a fabulous sea view. The bed was extremely comfy. The complimentary still and sparkling water and the Tunnocks tea cakes were a lovely bonus. There was plenty of storage in the room and even a pair of binoculars to study the stunning view. Breakfast was brilliant - a large selection to suit all tastes. I had the full Scottish on the first morning and it was delicious. On my second morning I had the croissant, cheese, ham and tomatoes and it was lovely. There's also a large selection of cereals, yoghurts and fruit. You definitely won't go hungry in this place! We didn't get the chance to use the lounge as we were out quite late but we had a peek and it was huge. Lots of comfy chairs and sofas, again with that stunning view. Our hosts were great and nothing was too much trouble. We'd love to go back again soon. Thank you for such a great visit.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Allan S wrote a review Aug 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions
I travel Scotland a lot staying in Guest Houses frequently. Ard House easily falls in the top places I have stayed. Its well appointed, with a superb ambience, The room itself was a decent size and very comfortable, The bathroom again a decent size and spotless. The bed very comfortable. The pleasing decor of the room just added to the whole relaxed atmosphere of Ard House. The Breakfast was served by very friendly staff and ideal for the start of the day. Carparking often a downside on Guest house's, Is not a problem a small guest car park opposite provides safe off road parking.
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Date of stay: July 2021
US$114 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeObanConnel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ards House
Which popular attractions are close to Ards House?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (6.2 km), McCaig's Tower (5.9 km), and Ganavan Sands (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ards House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Ards House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ards House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ards House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, Food from Argyll at the Pier, and Coast Restaurant.
Is Ards House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Connel.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ards House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Ards House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (2.5 km).