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Argyllshire 4* Self-Catering Traditional Scottish Hill Farm Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Scottish Hill Farm Cottage by shores of Loch Creran, near Oban, Sleeps 4-6

West Ferlochan is a well appointed 4* traditional Scottish Hill Farm cottage by the shores of Loch Creran which is designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Fully modernised in 2011, it comfortably sleeps 4-6 in two double bedrooms with an additional twin children’s bedroom. With a fully equipped and modern kitchen/diner and comfortable lounge with open fire, it makes an ideal base to explore the beautiful West Highlands of Scotland and the Scottish Isles. Oban, which is the “Gateway to the Scottish Isles”, is less than 10 miles; Fort William, considered to be the 'outdoor capital of the UK', is less than a hour's drive away. The cottage is part of a 220-acre working farm which is home to the internationally known Mottistone Fold of Highland Cattle, including many Scottish Champions. There are many walks across the farm and up to Sguir Mhor which offers spectacular and panoramic views across Loch Creran to the mountains beyond. Good size utility for storing boots/coats. Open all year round and Short Breaks welcome. Please contact sheepwashcottage@btinternet.com.

Sally Richards (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed the stay.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Oban, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom with separate shower cubicle is located on the ground floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 x 2'6' twin beds
  • Sleeps 4-6 in two double rooms and one children's room with two 2'6' beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Perfect place to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is cosy and comfortable with everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming;convenient to Oban; welcoming ,attentive staff

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious, beautifully decorated , and has a large well-equipped kitchen.

The property manager , Sandra, met us personally and explained in detail how the appliances operated and where to buy local eggs at the Pink Store down the road.

Sally quickly responded to inquiries, and was especially helpful when directions on our phone would not load and we emailed her for last minute help.

The Hawthorne Restaurant down the road served delicious, gluten free dinners .

Very convenient!

We hope we can return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was beautifully situated farm cottage great for relaxation and exploration. .

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmhouse Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. Large farmhouse with a great fireplace which burns coal, wood, and/or peat. The house is on a farm with beautiful Highland cows. The living room is comfortable with a large flat screen tv and great wi fi. Oban and the ferry are nearby as are many great castles. I highly recommend the house; what a splendid vacation.....

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Big Question Is...........

  • 4 of 5

First impression on arrival is that of a well maintained farmyard cottage set in lovely countryside situated well back from the main road and with plenty parking. Sandra gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the cottage which itself is clean, well maintained and appointed. The accommodation is comfortable homely and quite spacious (exception being the 3rd bedroom), there is always plenty hot water and you have control over the central heating. Upstairs bedrooms have delightful views over the loch and they share a nice bathroom with shower over bath. Downstairs a spacious kitchen/dining area with large dining table. A couple of points here; food preparation would be enhanced with a wider range of saucepans including a larger frypan, especially for 6 guests. Secondly, on a very positive note, the toaster packed up on our first day and was promptly replaced with a new one the next! The lounge is very comfortable with a nice feel to it, good TV and effective Wi-Fi which has a 'reasonable use' limit (or pay a little extra) but 4 of us all with iPads and laptops had no problem with the limit. There's family games and plenty of local information too. Mobile signal is not good however there is a landline supplied (no charge for normal calls). At the rear of the cottage there is a very useful utility room where two very old and working Belfast sinks have been retained, this echoes some other nice original features in the cottage. Next the utility room is a neat toilet with shower cubicle. The 3rd bedroom is a bit compact and with limited cupboard space, the bedside lighting isn't ideal either. An earlier guest had youngsters who had referred to it affectionally as their 'cave'; I wouldn' quite say that but it is neat; however it has scope I feel to utilise an out -building to enhance its comfort considerably. Outside, the garden and grounds are well maintained and form part of a working farm with show-piece Highland Cattle on site. Willie took us to the barn and told all about the cattle whilst he was grooming them for a Show (we got some super photos)....they have many trophies and this was a highlight of our stay. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. And so to the big question......would we return? The answer is Yes, without any hesitation! Ferlochan Cottage is a welcoming, comfy and homely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would like to return without hesitation. Turning to one or two points you raised regarding your stay at West Ferlochan, we had noticed the large frying pan had gone "walkabouts" and has now been replaced. We will look into the lack of adequate lighting in the downstairs (children's) bedroom and see what we can do to improve the situation. With regards to extending out into the outbuildings to increase the size and comfort of the third bedroom, unfortunately this is too big a project, which was considered at the time of the renovation works to the cottage. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back.
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Beautiful Cottage for Intergenerational family

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect. Beautiful location, well maintained, cozy, clean and quiet. The owners thought of every convenience for the traveler. The kitchen was well stocked, the layout is perfect for grandparents traveling with children and grandchildren, providing a separate bedroom away from the commotion of the kitchen and upstairs bedrooms. Near Oban shops and restaurants with small market a mile away. Close to hiking and biking in the Highlands. The cottage manager was friendly, responsive and close by. The farm manager patiently introduced the children to the workings of the farm. If you are from US, be sure to mention to office manager who will help you with payment arrangements.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer Break
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Out of Season Break
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year 2018 Special
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Christmas and New Year dates are flexible
Short Breaks available out of season - please inquire of owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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