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Delightful Farmhouse, Only Yards From The Sea At The Head Of Loch Craignish.



Updated: 18-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, superb views

This most attractive old farmhouse is only yards from the sea at the head of Loch Craignish in a beautiful part of Argyll. Standing by itself with no other house nearby and almost an acre of gardens to explore, Craigdhu is a most comfortable and delightful place to holiday and at any time of the year.

Built around a central courtyard, Craigdhu was once the principal farmhouse of Barbreck Estate. It is now a spacious self-catering family home, recently renovated to a very high standard, with five bedrooms and three bedrooms, sleeping nine. From the upstairs bedrooms there are superb views across the loch.

Bedrooms include two doubles, both with en-suite bathrooms, two twins and a single, with an additional bathroom and shower.

There is an exceptionally welcoming kitchen-dining area with direct access to the garden. The fully equipped kitchen, with its hand-crafted ash units, has an Ever-hot cooker ( an electric equivalent of an Aga) plus an additional electric hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, and a walk-in larder.

The cosy sitting room with its open fire, has large flat screen TV, DVD, interesting antique furniture and a big selection of books, including many on Argyll.

Other rooms include a drying-laundry room and, in the former grain loft, a large games room with a professional pool table, table tennis and a selection of toys.

The house is surrounded by lawns and an attractive garden with many rare plants and shrubs. There is a sheltered outdoor seating area, with easy access to the kitchen, and a BBQ.

The beach, almost part of the garden, is less than a minutes walk from the house.

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About the Owner

David Hayes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow International Airport at 90 Miles Nearest Barpub : Galley of Lorne, Ardfern at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Oban at 23 Miles Nearest Golf : Lochgilphead Golf clib at 16 Miles Nearest Train : Oban Station at 23 Miles Nearest Motorway : A816 at 700 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Galley of Lorne, Ardfern at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Glencoe at 50 Miles Nearest Beach : Craignish Beach at 20 Metres Car: necessary

Situated at the head of Loch Craignish between Oban and Lochgilphead, Craigdhu is an ideal base from which to discover Argyll.

The beach in front of the house is very safe and has lots to offer. Use the boats to explore Loch Craignish and it islands or to fish for mackerel - best between June and August.

For boat trips further afield here is a good selection of local operators. Craignish Cruises, based in Ardfern less than a mile from the house offer cruises to the Gulf of the Corrievrechan with its famous whirlpool. Whale watching trips are another option.

Argyll has some of the best gardens in Britain. Just to the north of Craigdhu is the delightful National Trust for Scotland garden of Arduaine, while the garden on the Island of Gigha to the south is well worth a visit.

No where else in Scotland has such a rich concentration of prehistoric sites as Kilmartin Glen just over the hill from Craigdhu. The museum here gives a good introduction to this extraordinary place with its stone circles, chambered cairns, standing stones and great slabs of rock carved with abstract designs. The island of Iona with its abbey Celtic crosses and superb beaches is within easy day trip reach by ferry from Oban.

There are many great walks nearby, From the house it is short walk up the hill to a magnificent viewpoint overlooking Loch Craignish. Taynish National Nature Reserve has a superb circular trail through its ancient oak woods.

You do not have to go far to enjoy wildlife. The mouth of the river just in front of the house is a good spot to see several species of duck and waders. You can also occasionally see ospreys fishing here. Buzzards nest in the oakwood behind the house, pine martens and red squirrels have been seen in the garden. Sedge warblers breed in the brambles at the back of the beach and the field there has a great display orchids in June/July.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring - Early Summer
26 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Everything is included, logs, boats, and bikes! A 30% deposit is required with the initial booking, the balance of the rental is due six weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 18-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Toys


  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Barbreck Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Ensuite
  • Blue Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Ensuite
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Barbreck Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Large bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Blue Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Upstairs bedroom, great view, ensuite bathroom
  • West Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Large room with great views over Loch Craignish
  • East Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Spacious bedroom with superb views over Loch Craignish
  • Single Bedroom - 1 Single Bed, Downstairs with view of garden.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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