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Farm holiday cottages by shores of Loch Awe, Argyll in scenic West Highlands - Barn Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Barn Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

A comfortable upside down house with kitchen/diner/living area upstairs and bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Enjoying an open hill view and easy viewing of the night sky. Beds may be twin (singles) or zip-linked double beds. Barn has its own outside area with picnic table and stone to accommodate a disposable barbecue and there is a bench enjoyed by many with a lovely view of Loch Awe.

About the property


By the shores of lovely Loch Awe, the holiday cottages on Blarghour Farm are centrally located for exploring the lochs and glens of Argyll and the West highlands of Scotland.

Sleeping 2 to 6 people the farm holiday cottages are comfortable and well equipped.

On your holidays you might:

Hire a boat for a day on Loch Awe or maybe even fish for brown trout.

Take a day tour/ferry from Oban to see Fingals Cave and Iona Abbey.

Enjoy a dram and a tour of Oban distillery.

Take a drive through mighty Glen Coe

Walk along Crinan Canal and historic Kilmartin Glen.

Visit Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll

The hill farm is over 2,000 acres, farming Scottish Blackface and cross sheep, and Luing cattle by the shores of Loch Awe and guests are welcome to explore the farm and our waterfalls.

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Catriona O'Keeffe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Catriona O'Keeffe

Catriona was brought up on Blarghour Farm. She went away to secondary school and college then worked in Ireland and Poland for a few years before returning to the farm in Argyll with her husband Martin. Catriona now looks after the self-catering holiday cottages on the farm by Loch Awe and looks forward to welcoming familiar faces and new guests alike.

Why Catriona O'Keeffe chose Scotland

Old shepherds cottages and an old farm steading now offer comfortable accommodation on Blarghour Farm. On a quiet country road by the shores of Loch Awe, Blarghour Farm is a peaceful tranquil and scenic setting for your holiday.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages are set amidst wonderful West of Scotland scenery in Argyll, with the mood of each day reflected the gentle waters of Loch Awe, the longest freshwater loch in Scotland.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for giving us the opportunity to stay in a truly wonderful place, in a fantastic setting, away from the madness of modern day living. Even if its just a small break, we will definitely recommend you.
Mar 2016
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Booking Notes:
Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of 50%. Balance of the rent is due approx. 6 weeks before arrival. Gas and electricity are metered and charged before departure.

Changeover Day:
Until 30th October 2015 - full weeks Saturday to Saturday

During the winter months start/end days and length of stay are flexible.
Short Breaks: 30th October 2015 to 26th March 2016
Minimum stay: Barn 3 nights (winter only) - ask for quote


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


The Barn

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time, really quiet, warm, comfy and cozy in beautiful surroundings. Lovely walks and views in the middle of nowhere. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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A beautiful tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

The barn has everything you need for a home from home with wonderful views. You do have to travel to local amenities as you are at least half an hour to the main road along the Loch but this is a pleasure on a sunny morning

The barn is comfortable, lovely and clean and the owners are very friendly

I would highly recommend a stay

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nicely off the beaten track

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed visiting the ruined castles round the Loch, and the walks round the area were quiet and had some spectacular views. I would love to come back and explore further. The property was clean and well maintained and I found it with no problems.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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A fabulous place to stay right beside Loch Awe

  • 5 of 5

We would fully recommend a stay here. The Barn has everything you need, is very clean & comfortable, a perfect place to stay & discover the area, with lovely walks & views that are stunning. We won't hesitate to book again next time we visit Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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A lovely spot in a wonderful peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

A peaceful and tranquil location to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The property provided a great opportunity to experience the wonders of the Scottish countryside and relax by the wonderful loch. The owners were very helpful and friendly providing great insight into local walks. I would highly recommend a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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A wonderful winter holiday escape

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I were looking for a relaxing escape from London for the new year period. The Barn was perfect for us. A good size for two people and had everything we needed for a self contained place. Great views and a perfect place to switch off!

We visited Glencoe, Oban, Isle of Mull and it was a good base for all these locations by car. Our visit was in the low season (and after christmas) so you need to be prepared for a lot of things to be closed, so best to stock up and cook in-house.

Catriona was very helpful with anything we needed. We would recommend to all (with a car) and also hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dalmally, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet, and walk in shower. The bathroom is on the ground floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Guests have a choice of a large zip-linked double bed or twin (single) beds. Beds will be made for the arrival of guests. The bedroom is on the ground floor
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Gas and electricity are metered and charged at the end of your stay. Guests are asked to leave their cottage clean and tidy, as they found it. Outside: Picnic tables and a garden benches plus stones for a disposable barbecue at each cottage. Walk and picnic: picnic tables also located at lochside were you can also enjoy a small bonfire and at An Sidhean (enchanted hill) a 30 minutes walk on the farm.

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