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Peaceful FARM COTTAGES by lovely Loch Awe - Barr-beithe Upper Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

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

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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.

The Cottages:

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.

Stable - sleeping 4 (2 bedrooms)

Spacious accommodation, patio and beautiful view over Loch Awe.

Barr-beithe Lower - sleeps 5 (3 bedrooms)

An easy to live in cottage, sunroom and patio in sunny spot over looking Loch Awe

Barr-beithe Upper - sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms)

Lovely loch view from comfort of master bedroom, lounge, sunroom and garden.

The Farm:

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 or to the viewpoint, to old ruined settlements, on a nearby forest walk or to our many waterfalls.

In good weather we enjoy wonderful sunsets.

Loch Awe:

Loch Awe is 25 miles long and the longest loch in Scotland. Surrounded by forests, farms, hills and mighty Ben Cruachan, Loch Awe is 25 miles long and the longest loch in Scotland.

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 at Loch Awe Boats.

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 maybe visiting the Corryvrechan Whirlpool or to see puffins whne they come ashore to nest in late spring we recommend the boat trip to Finals Cave and the Treshnish Isles.

Exploring Argyll and beyond:

We are well situated for touring Argyll with Oban and it's distillery and ferries to the islands of Mull and Iona, Inveraray Castle and Jail, mighty Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, the standing stones of Kilmartin Glen, Crinan Canal and the many beautiful gardens of Argyll all within easy reach for a day out.

Children

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.

More Details

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About the Owner

Catriona O'Keeffe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 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

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Set amidst 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:

Red Squirrels

Pine Marten

Red Deer

Roe Deer

Osprey

Dipper

Available Rentals

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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 Upper 4 nights (winter only)

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

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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5

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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5

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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Location

From the Owner

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.

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.

Facilities

From the Owner

Set amidst 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: Red Squirrels Pine Marten Red Deer Roe Deer Osprey Dipper

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 Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural

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

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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. 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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