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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Barr-beithe Upper Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

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.

About the property


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.

More Details

Catriona O'Keeffe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 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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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)


5/5 -
(3 traveller 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
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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
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Accommodation and facilities for Barr-beithe Upper Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)in Dalmally, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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