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Peaceful farm cottages by lovely Loch Awe in the 'Heart of Argyll' - Stable Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Stable Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

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.

About the property


Our self-catering cottages are on a traditional hill farm by the shores of lovely Loch Awe amidst the west highland scenery of loch and mountain typical of Argyll.

We offer four comfortable, well equipped cottages sleeping 2 to 6 people. All the cottages have been awarded 4 stars by Visit Scotland.

Barn - Sleeping 2

An upside down cottage with lounge, diner and kitchen upstairs. Outside there is a picnic table in your garden area and a bench from which to watch the sunsets over Loch Awe. The loch shore is just a 5 minute walk away.

Stable - sleeping 4 (2 bedrooms)

Stunning loch views and sunsets from this spacious, relaxed accommodation with large open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. Loch views also enjoyed from the patio with bench and picnic table.

Barr-beithe Lower - sleeps 5 (3 bedrooms)

An easy to live in cottage with open plan lounge/diner/sunroom in a sunny spot over looking Loch Awe. The patio with bench and picnic table enjoys a lovely outlook over fields and along Loch Awe.

Barr-beithe Upper - sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms)

Lovely loch view from comfort of master bedroom, lounge, sunroom and garden and the kitchen looks onto the hill (also nice view). Outside, in the lovely garden of azaleas and heathers, the picnic table and bench enjoy the lovely view over Loch Awe.

There is a field between Barr-beithe Lower and Barr-beithe Upper.

The Farm:

On Blarghour we farm sheep and cattle on 2,000 acres by the shores of lovely Loch Awe in a lovely part of Argyll. Guests are welcome to walk and explore the farm:

- fish or walk to the loch shore

- to the viewpoint for a picnic and amazing views of Loch Awe

- to old ruined settlements

- on a nearby forest walk (circular walk coming back via the farm)

- to our many waterfalls.

In good weather we enjoy wonderful sunsets.

Loch Awe:

Loch Awe is 25 miles long and the longest loch in Scotland. Surrounded by forests, farms, hills and mighty Ben Cruachan.

Boats may be hired for a day to explore the nature and islands on Loch Awe. Fishing for trout and pike is by permit and these are available at the farm or from Loch Awe Boats if hiring a boat.

Nature and wildlife:

On the farm and around Loch Awe we have native Red Squirrels, Pine Marten, Red Deer and Roe Deer and Osprey.

Boat trips often provide excellent opportunities to view eagles while visiting the Corryvrechan Whirlpool or to see puffins when they come ashore to nest in late spring and for this we recommend the boat trip to Finals Cave and the Treshnish Isles.

Exploring Argyll and beyond:

We are well situated for exploring Argyll and the West Highlands with many attractions, walks and wonderful scenery within easy reach of a day out:

- Oban and the distillery

- Islands of Mull and Iona (ferry from Oban) & wildlife tours

- Inveraray Castle and victorian Jail

- majestic Glen Coe

- Loch Lomond

- the standing stones & rock art of Kilmartin Glen

- Crinan Canal

- many beautiful gardens

For children

Inveraray Castle and Jail both have a quiz to hold the interest of young people and for activities Argyll Adventure offers pony trekking and zombie games. Another popular afternoon out is to the Scottish Seal Sanctuary which also has otters and an indoor aquarium.

Bicycles can be hired for cycling the tow path along Crinan Canal.

After a day out you will look forward to returning to your cottage at Blarghour.

More Details

Catriona O'Keeffe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Catriona O'Keeffe

Catriona was brought up the 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 and looks forward to welcoming you to Blarghour.

Why Catriona O'Keeffe chose Inveraray

On a quiet country road by the shores of Loch Awe this is a peaceful,tranquil and scenic setting for your holiday in either a converted farm steading or in old shepherds cottages which provide comfortable accommodation on Blarghour Farm.

What makes this cottage unique

Set amidst the wonderful Argyll scenery of loch, hill and mountain typical of the West of Scotland, with the mood of each day reflected the gentle waters of Loch Awe, the longest freshwater loch in Scotland.

A haven for wildlife:

Red Squirrels

Pine Marten

Red Deer

Roe Deer



In quality self-catering holiday cottages offering peace, privicy and seclusion on a quiet country road on our farm by Loch Awe.

Available Rentals

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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: Stable 3 nights (winter only)


Accommodation and facilities for Stable Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)in Inveraray in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • toilet, wash basin and walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
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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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

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: 08-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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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: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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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: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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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: 29-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
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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: 09-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
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Friendly bar serving good home cooked pub food also enjoyed by locals
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Glasgow International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Ardbrecknish House
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Newcastle to Amsterdam
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Dalmally Golf Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Glen Coe
Nearest Beach
44 Miles
Ganavan Sands near Oban
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)


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.


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.