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Farm holiday cottages by shores of Loch Awe in scenic West Highlands - Barr-beithe Lower Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-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 Barr-beithe Lower Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

A sunny cottage with lovely view across fields and along Loch Awe which may be enjoyed from sun lounge and patio.

Kitchen, diner/lounge and sunroom. Three bedrooms (double, flexible twin (2 x single) or double room and a single room). Separate bathroom and shower rooms.

Wheelchair ramp and riser recliner chair though unsuitable for wheelchair bound.

In springtime lambs are born in the field beside this cottage and after only a few days they will be skipping and playing around the field. Ospreys often fish from the bay below.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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

10 Reviews

4.6
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in beautiful location. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped and comfortable. Wheelchair ramp and space in cottage great for disabled person to get around. Owner very helpful. One of the best cottages we have stayed at.

Lower Barr-beithe cottage was more like a home form home than a holiday cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Excellent

  • 4 of 5

Ce séjour était notre premier en Écosse et nous ne regrettons rien dans le choix de cette location.

Située au bord d'un loch, elle vous garantira un dépaysement total. Nous tenons par ailleurs à souligner l'extrême propreté des lieux ainsi que l'équipement de la maison qui est très complet.

Si cela ne suffisait pas, la propriétaire est très agréable et dévouée.

Nous recommandons cette location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Our Favourite Holiday Cottage in Scotland

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from another week in our favourite holiday cottage in Scotland.Barr Beithe Lower is a lovely,very well equipped & maintained cottage in a perfect setting by Loch Awe.

Loved sitting in the sun lounge enjoying the view & watching the lambs frolicking in the fields. Outside is the perfect place for a barbecue - weather permitting!!

After many years still finding new places to go & things to do within a days drive. This time round drove down to Loch Katrine in the Trossachs & had a sail on the steamship "Sir Walter Scott" - very enjoyable - would do it again.

Enjoyed meals out at Ardbrecknish, Glen Orchy Lodge.Dalmally & The George Hotel, Inveraray.

If you enjoy a wee dram Inveraray now has 2 whisky shops - both well worth a visit.

We hope to come back to Barr Beithe Lower for many years to come.There is a special atmosphere here.

Thank you to the owners who always make us feel very welcome & do their best to ensure that we enjoy our stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Barr Beithe

  • 5 of 5

A cottage alongside of Loch Awe, beautiful views of the loch from the lounge window. The cottage was beautifully furnished and well appointed with top of the range items. Three adults shared this three bedroom cottage (sleeps 5) and had a wonderful holiday. Plenty to see and do or just relax and enjoy the view. I cannot rate this particular accommodation highly enough.

Ron Emerson.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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An idyllic getaway in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Well what can we say --- Blarghour Farm cottages are an idyllic getaway in a beautiful location and Ile, Catriona and Martin make you feel as if you are coming home.

We have stayed at Barr-beithe lower on two occasions in the last year, once in June 2015 and the second time in April 2016. At this time of year the lambing season is in full swing and children and adults alike will love watching the lambs have their "silly hour" when their acrobatics are a joy to watch. May is also bluebell time when the whole area carpeted in blue.

The cottage itself is very well presented and scrupulously clean. A welcome tray when you arrive is a nice touch and Ile's shortbread is to die for.

The views of Loch Awe seem to change every few minutes and can hold you enthralled. You feel very much part of the Blarghour Family with all the locals waving and greeting you.

Amongst the places we visited were Inveraray Castle and Jail and we took the ferry from Oban to Mull. Cruachan Power Station is also well worth a visit and demonstrates an amazing feat of engineering. Must all mention the tasty fish supper at Tarbert, Loch Fyne.

This holiday can be as quiet or as busy as you prefer and we can't wait for our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Clean, warm and well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for my family of five. It is very well equipped, clean, comfortable and warm. The views out over the loch are stunning and the feeling of complete isolation and silence was exactly what we were looking for. The walks into the hills and farm land surrounding the cottage are completely open and accessible. You could do a completely different walk everyday from your door step without having to step into the car. There is also enough lawn around the cottage for the kids to play. A wonderful family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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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
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
 
Rate 20
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£590
for 5 nights
From
£118
£590
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Spring
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
High Season
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
High Season (2)
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
Autumn
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Autumn (2)
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Autumn (3)
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£610
for 5 nights
From
£122
£610
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 

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: Barr-beithe Lower 4 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

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

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, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with toilet, wash basin and bath Shower room with toilet, wash basin and shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Three bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double Bedroom 2: choice of a large zip-linked double or twin (2 x single) beds Bedroom 3: single

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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