|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Set in a garden of heathers and azaleas, in springtime the garden is a riot of colour. Enjoy Loch Awe from the sunroom, lounge, garden and the comfort of the master bedroom (what a wonderful way to start a day).
A large kitchen/diner looks out onto the hillside at the back of the house. Three bedrooms (King sized double, flexible twin/zip-linked double room and a twin room). Separate bathroom and shower rooms.
The 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 are comfortable and 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 own garden area and a bench from which to watch the sunsets over Loch Awe. The loch shore is just a 5 minute walk.
Stable - sleeping 4 (2 bedrooms)
Spacious, relaxed accommodation with large open plan lounge with stunning loch view, dining area and kitchen. Outside, the patio with bench and picnic table also enjoys the beautiful view over Loch Awe and wonderful sunsets.
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.
On Blarghour we farm sheep and cattle on 2,000 acres by the shores of lovely Loch Awe. 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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:
In quality self-catering holiday cottages offering peace, privicy and seclusion on a quiet country road on our farm by Loch Awe.
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.
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 Upper 4 nights (winter only)
Very spacious, comfortable & clean accommodation with lovely views over Loch Awe & the hills behind. It was very peaceful staying here you could just stay in the cottage & enjoy the views & walks without using your car.
Well stocked kitchen and a dishwasher & washing machine were a great bonus. Catriona is lovely & was very helpful when we arrived explaining everything we needed to know.
We would highly recommend this cottage & hope to go back in 2017
The week went so quickly and we walked a lot, we saw wonderful places like Arduaine Gardens, Monument Hill at Dalmally, enjoyed walks along Crinan Canal and through the forest to the Blarghour dam, and we ate out at the Loch Fyne Seafood restaurant.
This has been our fourth visit and we will take away such happy memories of the stunning views of Loch Awe and the sunsets over the hills and lochs.
The cottage is so well-appointed and spotlessly clean to make our stay so comfortable. Thank-you for the delicious shortbread which was here on our arrival. We also found the book on the history of South Loch Awe-side absolutely fascinating. We're sure we will return and thank-you so much. H&J
Everything was like the description (even more than we expected), A nice, clean, well prepared home with a good contact to the owners, who cared immediately for the few questions we had.
We could enjoy a week of relaxing, beautiful countryside and would propose everyone coming to this location the view from the sitting-room and the view from the top of the "hill" (take at least half an hour to get on the top, although it seems just a short way) - you will have lasting memories of a beautiful scenery. And there are lots of walks, climbing and (by car) places to visit.
We recommend this property and will probably come back when visiting Scotland.