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Traditional Stone and Tiled Farm Cottage Overlooking Loch Awe And Ben Cruachan

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom much loved family cottage overlooking loch and mountain view

The property was originally one room with a cattle byre attached. Recent renovations have uncovered the original low beams. Nowadays the roomy cottage benefits from all things modern! The property is surrounded by a working farm and you are likely to see red deer, cattle, native blackface and shetland sheep, pine marten, a variety of birds including eagles and ospreys amongst others out of the window. There is a private garden.

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


I have lived here on the farm all my life. I am married to Jamie (who was also brought up on Loch Awe on a neighbouring farm) and we have 4 children. We are both very knowledgeable about the area and can give you endless ideas of how to spend your days in Argyll.

EMMA MCGRIGOR purchased this cottage in 1949

Why EMMA MCGRIGOR chose Inveraray

The property has been lived in by a series of farming families, shepherds, milkmen, cattlemen over the last 100 years. We now let this house when we are not there ourselves. It has great character and you will enjoy it here.

Achlian sits above Loch Awe and is easily accessed by a tarmac drive off the main Dalmally - Inveraray road. It is a private and peaceful location on a working farm, you can choose to spend the days quietly in the garden reading or take a trip to Oban, Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Crinan Canal, the Isles of Mull and Iona, Inveraray Castle and Jail, Oban Distillery, Inverawe Smokehouse, Cruachan Power Station (the hollow mountain) - the choices are endless.

The roads are quiet here, getting around is easy

What makes this cottage unique

Achlian Farm was featured in the BBC series This Farming Life in 2016. You will see farming activities most days

Guestbook comments from the manager

I am new to owners direct in 2015.

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask me. I am here to help.
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inveraray in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , wash hand basin, hot rail, heater etc
  • bathroom with bath, shower over, wc, washhand basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) We can add a cot for a baby in either room (total 5) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, and single bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Outside: The garden, with outdoor table and chairs, has magnificent views to the mountains and the loch. There is a stream running through the garden, wonderful for dens and dams and paddling. The garden has rose bushes, hydrangeas, azaleas as well as various herbaceous plants along the side of the house. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer The property is thoroughly cleaned at the weekly changeover Other: Dining room, large family table and chairs, sofa, window seat with large cushions, internet base 2 sitting areas Although Achlian is a self catering cottage we of course provide washing up liquid, soap, shampoo, shower gel, toilet paper etc to see you through at least the first 24 hours


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Traditional Stone and Tiled Farm Cottage Overlooking Loch Awe And Ben Cruachan
average rating of 3.75 based on 5 reviews

Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It was a nice getaway from the big city stress. The house was clean, but might need a bit of work here and there, nevertheless the cottage felt really warm and welcoming with all it's nice decoration, paintings and photographs.

We had everything we needed in the house, and the location is just perfect above the Loch Awe and amidst farmland with cattle and sheep strolling around in the hills above the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is satisfactory in what it offers,in a very convenient location for many lovely walks

  • 2 of 5

We were a little disappointed when we arrived as the house was not as good as the pictures suggested. Although it is warm and cosy for a winter break, the decoration can only be described as very tired. It would take little in the way of cost to give everything a new coat of paint which would really help however the kitchen felt like it needed a makeover of new units and new tiles at the very least. It would also be better if it didn't feel like the dumping ground for some of the owners clutter: many pots of paint and excess furniture for example. Overall and compared to other self catering cottages we have used this felt way overpriced.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes, there are pots of paint in the large walk in storage cupboard under the stairs. They are there, along with the cot, high chair, vacuum, dustpan and brush, hot rails, extra blankets, spare lightbulbs, etc. We use this cottage for our family when it is not let out, but we do not leave any of our belongings there, apart from DIY stuff in this one cupboard The cottage has been repainted upstairs (May 2017) I would ask people to look carefully at the photos, all taken on my iphone, as they are a real representation of the cottage. There is no extra furniture in the cottage that is not in the photos. I am happy to supply more photographs if requested. Thank you
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Amazing cottage, great views, riendly hostess

  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing and Emma was friendly and helpful. Great views and nie walks. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ruhiges Ferienhaus auf dem Land

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus ist einfach, aber gemütlich, alles wesentliche ist vorhanden. Der Charme des Hauses besteht auch darin, dass es weit weg von allem liegt und außer dem ständigen Rauschen des Baches extrem ruhig ist. Wir drei (ich war mit meinen beiden Töchtern, 14 und 19, dort) haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Emma und ihre Familie sind sehr gastfreundlich.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
A819 main road
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Loch Awe
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The cottage is self catering, but B&B and short breaks can also be accommodated. Please ask


Less than a minute to the stream in the garden and a 5-10 minute walk down to the shores of Loch Awe for a barbeque or picnic. Cook the fish you catch.

Loch Fyne (sea loch) at Inveraray 11 miles (fabulous Fish and Chips and traditional pizzeria there)


Glasgow Airport 1 1/2 hours away

Oban Airport 40 minutes away

Edinburgh Airport 2 1/2 hours


Dalmally Village - 3 miles

Inveraray - 11 miles

Oban 25 miles

Further Details:

There are good restaurants in Inveraray, Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, An Indian Restaurant, a traditional pizzeria and fish and chip shop as well as the excellent Award winning Pub 'The George'. There is an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, outdoor whirlpool at Loch Fyne Hotel. Good village shop in Lochawe and Dalmally and Inveraray, major supermarkets, banks etc in Oban (will deliver).

Drive down the loch side road to Crinan Canal, Kilmartin Glen, standing stones, crannogs, castles, both ruins and lived in, Inveraray Jail (fantastic hit with kids),


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Inveraray, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
1 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
cleaning £25

Booking Notes:
I ask for 50% of the rent to secure the week(s). The remainder to be paid 2 months before you arrive.

If for any reason you need to cancel your holiday I will do my best to relet it, but please bear in mind this may not always be possible and is dependant on the notice given. I can not refund the days I am unable to relet.

Changeover Day:
Saturday ideally, but I will try my best to fit in with your plans and generally I can be flexible

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week, Saturday to Saturday.
If you wish an alternative, you only have to ask and I will do my best.
If you think the site is quoting a price that is too high please ask as sometimes this happens - undoubtedly my inputting errors

Short breaks are charged at £90 per night January - June and September - December with 3 nights minimum booking
In July and August short breaks are £120 per night
Please ask if you have specific requirements not mentioned above.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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