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

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Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

EMMA MCGRIGOR
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About EMMA MCGRIGOR

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 Scotland

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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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
  • 1 of 1

2 Reviews

3.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

2

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: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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 deck chairs, cot, high chair, vacuum, dustpan and brush, hot rails, extra blankets, spare lightbulbs, and a kite someone left behind. This family got an extra day off work and so asked to come a day early at 48 hours notice (for which I didn't charge them). The cottage had just been repainted upstairs that week, and it was repainted downstairs last year along with a new bathroom. I would ask people thinking of booking 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. There are no tiles in the kitchen. I am happy to supply more photographs if requested. I am glad you enjoyed the cosy woodburner and the walks in the area with your family. 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: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ardbrecknish at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Oban at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Dalmally at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Dalmally at 3.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A819 main road at 100 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Dalmally at 3.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Glencoe at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Loch Awe at 200 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

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

Coast/Beach:

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)

Travel:

Glasgow Airport 1 1/2 hours away

Oban Airport 40 minutes away

Edinburgh Airport 2 1/2 hours

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter - Spring
8 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£480
 
 
Easter
16 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
May - best month in Argyll
7 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£480
 
 
Spring holiday
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£600
 
 
Autumn berries
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£480
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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, and refund you in full, 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
Thanks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, wash hand basin, hot rail, heater etc
  • bathroom with bath, shower over, wc, washhand basin

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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

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