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Farm holiday cottages by shores of Loch Awe in scenic West Highlands - Stable Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Farm Cottages on the shores of Loch Awe, Nr. Oban, Strathclyde (Inc. Islands), Scotland - Ideal for exploring, walking, cycling, watching wild life, fishing, golfing and relaxing

The cottages are all on Blarghour Farm, a hill farm of over 2,000 acres, farming Scottish Blackface and cross sheep and Luing cattle, by the shores of Loch Awe, Argyll amidst lovely West of Scotland scenery.

Details for holiday cottage Stable Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Spacious living area with full length windows and patio for relaxing and enjoying Loch Awe and at the end of a day maybe a wonderful sunset. Bed may be twin (2 x single beds) or zip-linked doubles for both bedrooms. Enjoy dining at the picnic table on the patio or sitting on the bench with birds in the trees around. The nearby squirrel feeder attracts both red squirrels and under the cover of darkness Pine Martins also visit. During the autumn/winter months red deer come onto the hill beside Stable to dine on acorns fallen from the oak trees.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English

12 Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

Peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this property, the location is very peaceful & the view from the accommodation is fantastic, overlooking Lock Awe, it didn't matter if the sun was shining or it was raining you could just sit & look at it all day. The accommodation was very clean & spacious, the owners were very friendly & helpful. It was one of those holidays that you never wanted to end, so we will be going back. If you like Scotland you will love this location.

We found a great seafood restaurant in Inveraray called Samphire.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway from the rat race.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The accommodation was very well presented, spotlessly clean, and with views to die for.

Inveraray is the nearest town with all facilities required including shops and excellent pubs for drink or food. Boat rental for a day on tha loch is a must and available a few miles up the road. All in all one of the best places we have stayed at.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent cottage in a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Stable; it is very well furnished and equipped and was spotlessly clean for our arrival. The views are absolutely amazing (even on rainy days!) and the peace and quiet of the surroundings make it a real 'away from it all' rest from busy lives. Red squirrels came to the garden feeder every morning and red deer were seen most days in the field below the garden. We were welcomed by Catriona on arrival and she made sure that we knew she was close by should we need anything. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Unbeatable location

  • 5 of 5

The view out over Loch Awe was incredible and the cottage is

ideally placed to take advantage. Really hard to sit in the lounge

in the evening and not gaze out at beautiful sunset over the loch. Wildlife in abundance - we saw red squirrels, deer and

ospreys on a regular basis. Very comfortable accommodation and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A sensational holiday you will want repeat.

  • 5 of 5

Stunning - 10/10! Facing west in a spectacular position on the shores of beautiful Loch Awe, we have found this holiday gem - Blarghour Farm.The warm welcome to this 4 star luxury accommodation, from the extremely thoughtful & kind hosts, Catriona Martin and Ile made us instantly feel at home. And from the doorstep we have experienced and enjoyed some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer.

From every window at the Stable we have sat & enjoyed sensational sunsets in a changing kaleidoscope of nature's colours.Also this year Red Squirrels&Deer have been regular visitors.Ospreys have been seen flying along the loch&Dippers feeding their young at the nest.Easy walks with cascading waterfalls have been made from the doorstep.Blarghour Farm is also ideally placed to use as a base with wonderful areas within easy reach to visit. These are just a few of our favourites.The world famous Kilmartin Glen-one of Scotland's oldest landscapes with 5000 years of history on show in the Glen's standing stones,and stone circles.Amazing artefacts are also displayed in Kilmartin's award winning museum.And the cafe there must NOT be missed!

The town of Oban gives you access to the ferries if you wish to travel out&visit the Islands.The large reduction in ferry charges to Mull&Iona this year has been an unexpected&very welcomed treat!! Travelling up the loch you soon reach the dramatic and spectacular mountain&coastal scenery of Glencoe. Taking the circular route up the coast&back through the Glen(or vice versa)is a truly fantastic journey.And when back in the comfort of the Stable you may,as we have done so often,be coaxed into gazing west across Loch Awe while enjoying a glass of wine and being captivated by your own spectacular sunset.Colours which have to be seen to be believed, can develop&reflect on your loch view outside &stretch across the sky.If you are lucky as we have been, you will catch a sunset with colours that go on for hours. And once the sunset is over the stars light up in all their glory,with no nearby artificial light to steal their show.We highly recommend that you book a holiday, you will not be disappointed.

Just be prepared to fall under Blarghour's enchanting spell!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Best choice for the first scotland holidays

  • 5 of 5

It was so lovely and quiet. Catriona and her husband showed us some scottish traditions like hogmanay. There is a great area where you can hike. I also fall in love with the dogs. Someday I'll come back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow International at 110 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ardbrecknish House at 11 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Newcastle to Amsterdam at 400 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Dalmally Golf Club at 27 Kilometres Nearest Train : Dalmally at 27 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M8 at 100 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Inveraray at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary

Boats may be hired on Loch Awe

If looking for a nice quiet sandy beach by the sea we would recommend Crinan Ferry (45 mins by car) or Carsaig beach (1 hour by car)

Travel:

Glasgow International Airport: 2 hours

Edinburgh Airport: 2hrs 45 minutes

Oban (ferries to Mull & Iona): 1 hour 10 mins

Inveraray: 35 mins

Blarghour is set in a lovely location over looking Loch Awe, but we are remote so a car is essential.

Distances:

See & do while staying at Blarghour:

Inveraray castle & Jail (35 mins)

Cruachan Power Station "The Hollow Mountain" (35 mins)

Glen Orchy and Glen Coe (40 mins+)

Bird watching on Moine Mhor or a walk along Crinan Canal (40 mins)

Standing stones of Kilmartin Glen (40 mins)

Lunch and a wander round Tavallich (50 mins)

A tour of Oban distillery, shopping and a fish supper overlooking Oban Bay (1hour)

The gardens of Crarae (40mins) and Arduaine (50 mins)

Horse riding

The Sealife Centre

Further Details:

Suggested places to eat:

Locally: Ardbrecknish House serve meals in the bar and games room.

Inveraray: The George Hotel,the Loch Fyne Hotel after visiting the castle or old jail

Cairndow: Loch Fyne Oysters and the Cairndow Inn

Kilmartin: Kilmartin Inn or the museum cafe and a wander round the standing stones

Tayvallich: Tayvallich Inn and a visit toCarsaig Bay

Crinan: Crinan Hotel or the cafe with homemade cakes and a walk along the canal

Tarbert: lots of choices where to eat and a lovely bay to wander around

Oban: Lunch in the Manor House or fish and chip takeaway by Oban Bay after a visit to the distillery

Dalmally: The Orchy Lodge after a drive along Glen Orchy

Appin: Castle Stalker Cafe over looking Castle Stalker and a wander round Kinlochlaich Gardens or visit the Sealife Centre

Port Appin: The Pier House or Airds Hotel and take a ferry over to the island of Lismore.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 18
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
Rate 19
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
High Season (1)
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
High Season (2)
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
High Season (3)
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
Autumn
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
Autumn (2)
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
Autumn (3)
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£525
for 5 nights
From
£105
£525
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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: Stable 3 nights (winter only)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • toilet, wash basin and bath with over bath shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedrooms are upstairs and both bedrooms have the choice of a large zip-linked double bed or 2 x single beds ie. twin beds Beds are made for the arrival of guests

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Beds will be made for your arrival and towels are provided (one bath towel per person, hand towels in bathroom and kitchen and dish cloths. 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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