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Farm holiday cottages by shores of Loch Awe in scenic West Highlands - Barr-beithe Upper Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 28-Nov-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 Upper Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • 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

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely Cottage with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Happy Memories

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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)


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.


Rental rates

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

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 Upper 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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Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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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


  • 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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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


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

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Choice of 1 x extra large double bed or 2 x single beds
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Beds are made for the arrival of guest


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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. 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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