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Barr-beithe Lower Cottage – Home 6617024 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Barr-beithe Lower Cottage – Home 6617024

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  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

In Argyll, an area of natural beauty and stunning scenery with an abundance of wildlife, this farm cottage offers comfortable holiday accommodation for 2 to 5 people. Situated 400m from the shores of Loch Awe, the longest fresh water loch in Scotland. Barr-beithe Lower has wonderful views across the loch that can be appreciated from a cosy garden room, next to fields and a waterfall.

We offer comfortable, quality accommodation in 4 cottages that can accommodate 2 – 6 people. All Visit Scotland 4 star grading.

We are centrally located for touring Argyll and the West Highlands with Oban and its distillery, the Islands of Mull and Iona, majestic Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Lomond all within reach of a day's touring. More locally, Inveraray Castle and Jail, Cruachan Power Station, scenic Glen Orchy, Crinan Canal, historic Kilmartin Glen and the gardens of Crarae and Arduaine can be enjoyed.

The area has a vast array of bird, plant and animal wild life, with

In Argyll, an area of natural beauty and stunning scenery with an abundance of wildlife, this farm cottage offers comfortable holiday accommodation for 2 to 5 people. Situated 400m from the shores of Loch Awe, the longest fresh water loch in Scotland. Barr-beithe Lower has wonderful views across the loch that can be appreciated from a cosy garden room, next to fields and a waterfall.

We offer comfortable, quality accommodation in 4 cottages that can accommodate 2 – 6 people. All Visit Scotland 4 star grading.

We are centrally located for touring Argyll and the West Highlands with Oban and its distillery, the Islands of Mull and Iona, majestic Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Lomond all within reach of a day's touring. More locally, Inveraray Castle and Jail, Cruachan Power Station, scenic Glen Orchy, Crinan Canal, historic Kilmartin Glen and the gardens of Crarae and Arduaine can be enjoyed.

The area has a vast array of bird, plant and animal wild life, with Osprey, Mistlethrush, Pinemartin, Red Squirrel, Red and Roe Deer, wild orchids …. often seen.

Walks ranging from the gentle incline along Crinan Canal to more energetic hikes up the munros of Ben Cruachan and Ben Lui, to the marked pathways of the Kintyre Way and the West Highland Way. There are many walks that can be done from the farm along the shore of the loch, along the old drovers road passing old ruined settlements, along forestry tracks.

Our quiet country roads are ideal for cycling and there is plenty of scope for mountain biking.

Permits can be purchased to fish on Loch Awe. Boats can be hired locally.

Pony trekking and a climbing wall are available near Inveraray and there is a Sealife centre near Barcaldine.

There are four, 9 hole pay and play golf courses within 1hours drive. The nearest is Dalmally which is situated by the River Orchy, 30mins drive.

We are on the southside of Loch Awe and enjoy wonderful sunsets, with the sun setting above the hills on the other side of the loch.

Accommodation

The cottage is well equipped with kitchen dinner, cosy garden room to appreciate the views and sunsets, lounge with TV and 3 bedrooms. Property is centrally heated with a gas fire in the lounge. Double glazing, Wifi, garden with patio and seating, and parking.

Kitchen: A well equipped kitchen/ diner, with washing machine and dishwasher.

Sitting room: Comfortable seating options, dining table, gas fire and TV.

Bedrooms: There are three bedrooms:-

• Bedroom 1 - King-size double with views overlooking the loch.

• Bedroom 2 - Single bed.

• Bedroom 3 - Twin or zip-linked double as required. Please let me know of your preference for this room.

Bathroom: Bath, washhand basin and wc

Shower room: shower, hand basin and wc

Beds will be made and towels supplied for your arrival as follows: one bath towel per person, a hand towel in both the shower and bathrooms as well as hand and dish towels for the kitchen.

Electricity and gas are an extra charge.

We do not take pets and our houses are non smoking

Properties are cleaned to a good standard and we ask that properties are left in similar condition when you leave. Cleaning materials are provided.

We offer a friendly welcome with a cup of tea and home made shortbread set up for your arrival.

We are proud to say that we have a number of visitors that have come to stay with us every year since we started holiday letting 42 years ago.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

Argyll is an area of natural beauty, with stunning scenery, sea and fresh water lochs, castles, an abundance of wildlife and history.

Ideas for days out:-

• Historic Kilmartin Glen – Visit the museum, standing stones, burial cairns and cup and ring marks along the glen of Kilmartin. Travel through the moss, over the river and onto Crinan Canal and watch yatchs navigate their way through the locks.

• Circular tour of Loch Awe - Tour around Loch Awe to view the 4 castles, take in view points. Visit Cruachan Power station. Enjoy lunch at the Robins Nest Café and visit the old Iron furnace at Taynuilt.

• Oban – Travel to Oban passing, Kilchurn Castle, Cruachan Power station, Inverawe Smokery and the Falls of Lora. Visit Oban distillery. Walk up to Macaigs Tower, a folly that stands over Oban. Enjoy shopping and lovely fish and chips overlooking Oban Bay.

• Inveraray – Inveraray, one of the earliest and best preserved planned towns in Scotland. Visit Inveraray Castle home of Clan Campbell or the jail museum and learn about the misdemeanors of the past. Walk up through the park land of the castle up to Dunna Cuaiche, a tower that stands on a hill above Inveraray. Have lunch at the George or Loch Fyne Hotels, or travel a few miles out of inveraray to Loch Fyne Oyster restaurant. Visit Crarae woodland gardens.

• Tayvialich - Travel to Tayvialich and onto Keillmore. Enjoy the wonderful sea views and visit the ancient chapel with its wood carvings. Enjoy fresh seafood at Tayvialich Inn. The scallops and fish & chips are wonderful.

• Mull of Kintyre - travel towards Cambeltown along the coast road with wonderful coastal scenery, sandy beaches and views of the islands of Gigha, Islay and Jura. At the “Mull of Kintyre”, on a good day you can see Northern Ireland.

• Drive through Glencoe - The delights of majestic Glencoe can be enjoyed on a day trip. Enjoy the turbulence created as Loch Etive empties on a receding tide, known locally as the “Falls of Lora” at Connel. Stop at Castle Stalker café a wild life hub. Returning through the atmospheric pass of Glencoe and over Ranoch Moor to Bridge of Orchy where you can take a single track road to drive along the scenic River Orchy.

• Arduaine Gardens and Ardfern – Walk around the woodland gardens and enjoy wonderful sea views as well as the colours of the garden. Travel onto Adfern an area that is popular with artists and sailors.

• Mull & Iona - Take the ferry from Oban to Mull and onwards to Iona and visit Iona Abbey and fingal’s cave on the island of Staffa.

• Loch Etive Cruise – Enjoy a trip into the heart of Loch Etive from Taynuilt (Golden Eagles and seals)

• Easdale island – Take the bridge over the Atlantic to Easdale and a boat trip to the Coryvecan Whirl Pool, one of the largest in the world.

Oban

Loch Awe

Loch Awe, the longest fresh water loch in Scotland is surrounded by hill sheep and cattle farms, and trees offering some stunning scenery with Ben Cruachan, a munro 1125m high, standing proud at one end. In the 1960s a hydro electic power station was built in the heart of the mountain and tours are offered which will take you 1km into the “hollow mountain”.

There are 4 castles on Loch Awe. Kilchurn Castle, at the foot of Ben Cruachan. Inneschonnel Castle situated on an island 2 miles from the cottage, Fraoch Eilean and Fincharn at the bottom end of the loch. All Clan Campbell strong holds. A trip around Loch Awe is approx 66 miles, the majority of which is single track road.

Fishing:Salmon, brown trout, pike, perch and charr can be caught and permits (excluding salmon)are available at the farm. Permits for salmon fishing can be arranged.

Blarghour Farm

Our family have been farming Blarghour since the 1930s and converted shepherds cottages into holiday rentals 42 years ago. We are proud to say that we have a number of visitors that have come to stay with us every year since.

We have 4 holiday cottages located around the farm, a 2000acre hill farm, farming Scottish Blackfaced sheep and Luing cattle. Blarghour burn has one of the highest waterfall in Scotland with a 90 foot drop.

There are many walks that can be done from the farm along the shore of the loch, along the old drovers road passing old ruined settlements, along forestry tracks.

In addition to farming and holiday letting, we also generate hydro electricity.

Walks around Blarghour

• Walk through forest tracks in Ardchonnel wood, pasting an old burial cairn before crossing Blarghour burn to return home through the farm.

• Walk along the old drovers road past old ruin settlements to Barr-beithe. View the waterfall on Allt Beochlich burn and return via the B840(single track).

• Walk to view the Blarghour waterfall with its 90ft drop.

• Walk along the road(B840) in either direction. It is 1 mile to our nearest neighbours and the road is quiet.

• Make up your own walk. You are free to roam so long as gates are closed. It’s a good idea to ask which field the farm bull is in before venturing too far.

Cycling (these are some that we have done)

• Cycle from Taynuilt over quiet single track roads to Oban. Join the cycle path to Dunollie Castle and Gavavan sands, through to Dunbeg before cycling back to Taynuilt.

• Hire bikes in Adrishaig and cycle along Crinan Canal. 10 miles each way. Stop at Crinan Basin for a cuppa and a piece of cake or have a lunch at Cairnbann hotel

• Cycle around Loch Awe. 66 miles.

• Cycle from Canassery castle via route 78 to Kilmartin, past standing stones and burial cairns, to Bellanoch, stop and watch the yatchs come through the swing bridge as you cross over the canal. Travel on to Tayvialich past sea lochs and enjoy fresh sea food at Tayvialich Inn. Travel back along the forestry road (there is a lot of up but fantastic views) and back to the castle.

• A cycle route is being built from Oban to Fort William.

• Take the ferry over to Lismore, Gigha or Luing and explore the islands

Walks Around Argyll

• Take the ferry from Oban to Kerrera and enjoy a circular walk to Gylen Castle

• The Kintyre Way criss-crosses the peninsula from Tarbert to Campbelltown in stages. For most sections you can catch a bus to take you to the start of the walk.

• The West Highland Way – Path from Milngavie to Fort William

• Walk along the tow path by Crinan Canal

• Climb the twin peaks of Cruachan and Stob Diamh, or Ben Lui located between Dalmally and Tyndrum.

• Walk up to the Dun na Cuaiche above Inveraray Castle

• Walk along Oban front to Gavavan sands past Dunollie Castle

• Enjoy forest tracks at Ardcastle or Crinan

• Climb Ben Nevis or take a gondola up Nevis Range, only 2 hours away

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 3 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Catriona O
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
19 Jan 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Oct 2015. Located in Argyll and Bute, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £405 to £710.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Jan 2017.

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