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

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Property
cottage
People
5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Barr-beithe Lower Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)

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.

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About the property

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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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Owner
Catriona O'Keeffe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 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.

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Notes

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)


Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveller 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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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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5

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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5

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Barr-beithe Lower Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)in Dalmally, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
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
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 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
  • Three bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double Bedroom 2: choice of a large zip-linked double or twin (2 x single) beds Bedroom 3: single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
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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