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Mountain (Large) Lodge at Ballimore Farm Estate

Lodge | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car essential

This privately positioned unique Lodge offers versitile accommodation with spacious open plan living, large multi-fuel stove, comfortable double bed sleeping platform, master bedroom and twin room. There is a futher double sofa bed if needed.

The Mountain Lodge set against the background of Mount Cruchan offers accommodation for groups of up to 8 people. The ski slopes of GlenCoe are only 35 minutes away! The golden beaches of the West coast 20 minutes

at the front this property comprises of an open plan living room leading onto the kitchenette at the back, a bathroom to the left and a sleeping platform with double bed above. The large patio doors with full length windows offer excellent views onto the Estate and Loch Tromlee beyond. We can rent just this space out for a couple or small family.

A door leads from the kitchenette into the kitchen/ living area of the extention which was built in 2011 and from its open plan living area has an excellent view over the adjacent fields ofen including the Highland cattle of the Estate who frequently stand and in the field next to the lodge with their young calfs. Fast business internet provided free in both areas of the lodge. Both areas have good quality showers off mains water within there own bathrooms.

This part of the Mountain Lodge offers two bedrooms - one double and one twin room, an ensuite bathroom with shower; a fully equipped open plan kitchen/living room with multi-fuel stove which powers the central heating. Again this area can be rented out seperatly for a family of 4 or 5

The combination of the above makes up The Mountain Lodge, able to accomodate 6 to 8 people and is perfect for active families and small groups who enjoy walking, cycling, canoeing or those who just want to enjoy the peaceful tranquility within this beautiful and remote place.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow International 133 km, Nearest railway: Taynuilt Station 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

The West Coast of Scotland, Argyll and the Oban area in particular have a wide variety of visitor attractions, from distilleries, castles and museums to an unspoilt natural environment, in which Ballimore Farm Estate is situated.

Throughout the summer Argyll plays host to a large number of Highland Games and a variety of events and festivals: the Cowal Highland Gathering, Tarbert Music Festival, Cowal Fest - Cowal Walking and Arts Festival, the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival and the Islay and Bute Jazz festivals to name but a few. The Seafood Festival in Tarbert, the Mull Rally, the Tiree Wave Classic and the West Highland Yachting Week in Oban are also very popular.

In July - August 2014 the Commonwealth Games take place in Glasgow, which is only a 2 hour drive South of the Farm, giving you the opportunity to visit some of those sporting events on a day out.

Oban is known as the 'Gateway to the Isles' as the town's south pier harbours the ferry terminal with regular ferry services to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra, South Uist, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay. From these islands you can travel further afield to Iona, Staffa and to many of the smaller less well known isles. There are many islands that make perfect day trip destinations from Oban and are very popular with our guests.

Kerrera is Oban's closest island neighbour and with a size of six and a half mile long it can be seen from most parts of the town. This island offers a lovely timber shack restaurant with its own ferry service and is the ideal place for a quiet walk or cycle. There are no shops on the island, but there are the well-preserved and wonderfully atmospheric remains of Gylen Castle.

Kilchrenan

In and around the area of Oban and Lorne there are a large variety of outdoor pursuits that can be undertaken and a number of companies offer a large selection of outdoor and adventure pursuits. From Canoeing and Kayaking, Gorge Walking or Coasteering to fishing, archery, stalking, golf and horse riding there are plenty of exciting activities to do! Most of these activities can be had on our own estate!

In Scotland people have the 'right to roam', which means that you have the right to access most land and inland water including mountains, moorland, woods and forests, grassland, fields, rivers and lochs, coastal areas, most parks and open spaces, golf courses (to cross them); day and night, providing you do so responsibly. This makes it possible to walk just about anywhere and there is certainly plenty of opportunity to do so around our Estate.

During the summer months there are a number of Highland Games taking place in our area:

Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games: Saturday, 7th June 2014

Lorne Highland Games (Oban): Sunday, 22nd June 2014

Luss Highland Games: Saturday, 5th July 2014

Taynuilt Highland Games: Saturday, 19th July 2014

Inveraray Highland Games: Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

Mull Highland Games: Thursday, 24th July 2014

Killin Highland Games: Wednesday, 6th August 2014

Argyllshire Gathering (Oban): Thursday, 28th August 2014

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25 Apr 2014

5/5

"Beautiful Cottage, Great Facilities and Excellent Hospitality"

We were a group of 10 who made the Scotland Trip. I would like to give a special mention that the stay at the cottage has been one of the best part of the trip. The cottage is beautiful with all facil… More

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