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Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Ballibrad is a recently renovated traditional stone built barn located in the heart of Kilmartin Glen. Ballibrad is situated above the village of Kilmartin in a magnificent Glen setting and enjoys commanding views to the south towards Loch Crinan, Jura and the surrounding countryside.

The accommodation is a spacious 1 bedroom barn and has an open plan kitchen living area complete with log burning stove. Stairs in the main area lead up to a mezzanine bedroom which also has a bed settee. The bathroom is complete with bath and shower. Ballibrad is set in 2.5 acres of land. Access to Ballibrad is via a rough farm track leading up from Kilmartin village. The property is approximately 1000 metres up the farm track. This is a farm track so please expect lumps and bumps and this can get muddy!!!

Ballibrad is serviced by a private water supply. The property is not on mains electricity. Power is supplied from a diesel generator with battery backup with Solar panels and a small wind turbine. The heating is supplied through a log burning stove with wood supplied. Coal can be purchased from the local village shop in Kilmartin or at the petrol station in Lochgilphead. Hot water is supplied by a gas water boiler.

The area also offers some superb unspoilt wilderness for the keen outdoor enthusiast of any sort including mountain biking, hill-walking, canoeing, photography, fishing and bird watching. Boat trips are available from local marinas such as Ardfern or Croabh Haven where you can relax and see the local wildlife at first hand.

The caravan at the back of the property is just for storage.

The village of Kilmartin has a local shop, post office, hotel, pub, museum with restaurant.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

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13 Sep 2014

5/5

"Amazing place to get away from it all."

Just got back after an amazing weeks stay at ballibrad, and one thing yes the track upto the barn is rough but does state this when you look to book, excellent for dog lovers as tyson enjoyed his time… More

31 Aug 2014

5/5

"A little gem"

What can I say about this place! It is in a fantastic location, the middle of nowhere with no internet, no phone signal (I did get one bar outside the front door and I'm on Three network) surroun… More

29 Jun 2014

5/5

"a fabulous property in idyllic surroundings."

We had a wonderful holiday in the most peaceful surroundings. The property was a joy to stay in and has with fantastic views from the huge front window..The track to Ballibrad was fine if taken slowly… More

13 Jun 2014

4/5

"Great location, relaxing and remote"

We stayed at Ballibrad for a few nights in June this year. From booking to leaving everything was seamless. Lindsey, was very helpful and advised of things to do in the area when we were booking. Perf… More

24 Apr 2014

5/5

"A fantastic hideaway"

We really enjoyed this hidden gem, a really well equipped barn with some thoughtful details. A stunning location and amazing views onto the hills. The road was fine during the time we were there, we f… More

9 Mar 2014

5/5

"Superb holiday barn in a great spot with outstanding views"

The barn was easy to book with the owner and we had a four night mid week break with the kids. The barn was lovely and spacious inside and the wood burning fire was lovely once we got the hang of lighting it....it warmed through the whole barn. The huge window at the front was special as we could see all the countryside, waking up to that wonderful view was great. Would definitely book this again.

27 Jan 2014

5/5

"Beautiful and Serene"

we had a marvellous break even tho weather was terrible. Location and surrounding area is superb if you want to get away from it all. Barn is beautiful and very cosy when fire is going. We would certa… More

29 Dec 2013

5/5

"Beautiful barn, idyllic views."

We had an amazing stay at the barn over the Christmas period. As the barn had not been occupied for 2 weeks before we got there (and because a few fallen trees had knocked out the generator) it took a… More

1 Nov 2013

4/5

"PEACEFUL, COSY, GREAT VIEWS AND WALKS."

Really enjoyed our stay at Ballibrad, we had a mixed week weather wise with a lot of rain which made the track to the cottage unsuitable for cars, luckily we had a 4x4.
The cottage has a lovely wood/coal burning stove which heated the property in the cold evenings.
We walked to the village of Killmartin one evening, it has a nice hotel which serves food and fine ales, they also allowed us to take our dogs inside the bar. There are plenty of interesting places to visit such as Oban and Invergarry.
Personally I think the property is only large enough for couples.

1 Nov 2013

5/5

"Romantic getaway"

Ballibrad is an excellent place to experience the wilderness and quiet of scottish highlands. It is in a secluded area therefore you will have all the piece on earth. The only difficulty is the road - track leading up to the cabin. It is a very rough track and on rainy days, it is almost impossible to go up the path without getting yourself dirty. Also if you rent a car watch out and drive slowly since there are big bumps. But this is the only negative. The cabin is very cozy, and spacius. Everything is provided for. There is a log fireplace provided for heating and it takes about 1-2 hours for the cabin to heat up. So that is perfect as well. Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay and we are definitely reccomending Ballibrad to everyone.

Lindsey and Graham Thank you

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