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Peaceful Self Catering Holiday cottages in the Heart of Argyll on a Hill Farm by Loch Awe, nr Inveraray & Oban in Argyll, Scotland.

In a beautiful setting on our hill farm by the shores of lovely Loch Awe, Scotland’s longest freshwater loch, we offer four well equipped self-catering holiday cottages each with it’s own individual character.

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Blarghour Farm is situated mid-way along Loch Awe and is central for exploring Argyll and beyond.

Some ideas for things to see and do …

  • Drive through scenic Glenorchy and the majestic mountains of Glen Coe
  • Take a day trip from Oban to Mull, Iona and Staffa (Fingal’s Cave)
  • guided tour of Oban Whiskey Distillery
  • Inveraray Castle and gardens or Inveraray Jail
  • The standing stones, chambered cairns and ancient rock art along Kilmartin Glen
  • Observe yachts navigating the locks along Crinan Canal
  • Crarae, Arduaine, Benmore or one of the many glorious Gardens in Argyll
  • A Boat trip to see wildlife and the Corryvreckan Whirlpool or Fingal’s Cave
  • The ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan Power Station & café
  • Loch Awe has four ruined castles with Kilchurn, often featured on calendars, near Dalmally, probably the best known.
  • St Conan’s Kirk in Lochawe Village is also worth a visit.

Walking & Nature

With hills, lochs, islands, mountains, forests, gardens and ancient history there is an abundance of interesting walks around Argyll.

  • Kintail Birds of Prey: Falconry Experiences with Heidi the golden eagle, merlin, sparrow hawk, peregrine falcon, a barn owl and Digger the little owl.
  • Moine Mhor nature reserve is by Crinan Canal and you will find Taynish nature reserve just past Tayvallich.
  • The Eurasian Beaver, first introduced on a trial basis in 2008, was formally recognised as a native species in 2016, so the Beavers of Knapdale are staying.
  • Glen Etive is a remote area of ‘Wild Land’ accessed via a single-track road where red deer and golden eagles thrive in the solitude of the glen.

Boat Tours

  • Corryvreckan Whirlpool: Sealife Adventures from Seil Island or Craignish Cruises based in Ardfern
  • Fingals Corryvreckan WhirlpoolCave: Turus Mara and Staffa Tours on the island of Mull combine Fingals Cave and the Treshnish Isles, where puffins come onshore to nest (May – July) as do 6,000 guillemot, razorbill, kittiwake, fulmar, shag and skua.
  • Iona Abbey & Fingal’s Cave: Staffa Tours (possibility to see puffins on Staffa with a quick visit to Fingals Cave).
  • Seal colonies: short trips from Oban Harbour to seal colonies nearby.

Golf: Dalmally is our local 9 hole golf course and the aptly named ‘Orchy Splash’ on hole 3 is an interesting challenge for most golfers.

Pony Trekking: Argyll Adventure near Inveraray offers scenic treks along Loch Fyne with led pony rides for younger children and apprehensive riders. Tel: 01499 302611

For a bit of a challenge, the High Wire courses at the Nevis Range near Fort William are excellent with a variety of courses for different ages and abilities. You can also hire bikes and try the mountain biking courses.

For a good safe beach, Ganavan Sands just outside Oban and Crinan Ferry are probably hard to beat.

Additional Information

  • Deposit: 30.00%
  • Check In Time: 15:00
  • Check Out Time: 09:30

Units

Blarghour Farm Cottages

Barn

Sleeps: 2

About
Self-catering Cottage for 2 in Argyll
Barn is an upsidedown house with lounge/kitchen/diner on the first floor enjoying a hill view. Built from a converted farm steading, Barn and Stable...

Barn is an upsidedown house with lounge/kitchen/diner on the first floor enjoying a hill view.

Built from a converted farm steading, Barn and Stable are semi-detached and situated next to the farmhouse.

  • Upstairs kitchen/diner/lounge
  • Bedroom downstairs - flexible twin or super-king double bed
  • toilet/shower room downstairs 
  • Well equipped kitchen; electric hob & oven, microwave, fridge & freezer, washing machine
  • Tumble dryer close by which guests are welcome to use
  • wi-fi via Vodafone 4G
  • Inclusive of gas & electricity (electric car charging is extra)
  • Red squirrel feeder
  • great view of the night sky
  • Semi-detached with Stable (sleeps 4)
  • Barn has it's own walled garden/patio area with picnic table
  • Stones for a disposable BBQ
  • 5 minute walk to shores of Loch Awe

Garden & Outdoors: This holiday cottage has its own garden area with picnic table and stand for a disposable barbeque.  A garden bench with a lovely view to Loch Awe is on a little hill close by and just a 5 minute walk takes you to the loch shore with picnic table and fire pit.

Wildlife: Red squirrels come to a feeder close to Barn and Stable and during the autumn/winter months fallen acorns provide a feast for red deer.

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£540 - £595

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Blarghour Farm Cottages

Stable

Sleeps: 4

About
Spacious Holiday Cottage with fabulous sunsets
Spacious open plan self-catering holiday accommodation with elegant spiral staircase and full length windows framing a beautiful view and sunsets...

Spacious open plan self-catering holiday accommodation with elegant spiral staircase and full length windows framing a beautiful view and sunsets over Loch Awe.

Built from a converted farm steading, Barn and Stable are semi-detached and situated next to the farmhouse.

  • Lovely loch view
  • Elegant spiral staircase - saftey hazard for children under 5
  • Flexible twin or super-king beds in both bedrooms
  • Upstairs toilet/shower room
  • Well equipped kitchen; electric hob & oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Tumble dryer close by which guests are welcome to use
  • wi-fi via Vodafone 4G
  • Inclusive of gas & electricity (electric car charging is extra)
  • Red squirrel feeder
  • Semi-detached with Barn (sleeps 2)
  • Stable's garden/patio area has a lovely outlook over Loch Awe
  • Summer evening sunsets
  • Garden seating bench and picnic table
  • Stones for a disposable BBQ
  • 5 minute walk to shores of Loch Awe

Stable Cottage is not recommended for children under 5 years due to the open spiral staircase, but if you feel that the staircase will not be a safety hazard for your children then we are happy to provide a cot and highchair.  Installing stairgates is not allowed as they would damage the woodwork.

Wildlife: Red squirrels come to a feeder close to this holiday cottage and during the autumn/winter months fallen acorns provide a feast for red deer.

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£730 - £810

Per week

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Blarghour Farm Cottages

Barr-beithe Lower

Sleeps: 5

About
Sunny Self-catering Cottage over-looking Loch Awe
Surrounded by fields and a south facing view over Loch Awe that may be enjoyed from both the patio and the comfort of the sun lounge in this well...

Surrounded by fields and a south facing view over Loch Awe that may be enjoyed from both the patio and the comfort of the sun lounge in this well positioned self-catering holiday cottage. Situated 1 mile from farmhouse and separated from Barr-beithe Upper by a field.

  • Easy to live in holiday cottage
  • All accommodation on ground floor
  • Lovely loch view
  • Bedroom 1: double
  • Bedroom 2: twin (2 x single) or super-king double option
  • Bedroom 3: single
  • Well-equipped kitchen; electric hob, single oven/grill, dishwasher & washing machine, fridge/freezer
  • Open plan lounge with cosy gas stove and dining area
  • Sunroom with views to Loch Awe and access to the garden and patio
  • Shower room and separate bathroom both with toilets
  • wi-fi via EE 4G
  • Patio with garden table and seating bench
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • Sunsets spring, autumn and winter
  • Waterfall close by
  • 3 minute walk to Loch Awe
  • Discounts for smaller groups of 2 or 3 people
  • Inclusive of gas & electricity (electric car charging is extra)

Accessibility

There are 2 steps to the back door.  All rooms are on one level with wheelchair access and riser recliner chair, though access to the shower room is a little too narrow for wheelchairs.  The paved ramp and patio allows easy access to the garden bench and table from the sunroom in this self-catering holiday cottage.

Wildlife

If you are lucky you might catch sight of an osprey fishing in the bay below, a barn owl sunning itself in a tree close-by or a dipper flying up the waterfall, and for the smaller garden birds a nut feeder is filled (outwith summer months). Red deer come down from the higher hill to graze the green grass in the field beside Barr-beithe Lower in the cooler months.

 

 

 

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£810 - £905

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Blarghour Farm Cottages

Barr-beithe Upper

Sleeps: 6

About
Wake-up, Relax and Enjoy a wonderful View over Loch Awe
Set in a garden of heathers and azaleas, this self-catering holiday cottage enjoys lovely views over Loch Awe from the lounge, sunroom and the...

Set in a garden of heathers and azaleas, this self-catering holiday cottage enjoys lovely views over Loch Awe from the lounge, sunroom and the comfort of the master bedroom – a wonderful way to start a day here in Argyll.

  • Lovely loch view
  • Bedroom 1: king-sized double
  • Bedroom 2: zip-linked double or twin (2 x single) beds
  • Bedroom 3: twin beds
  • Cot & highchair available
  • Large kitchen/diner
  • Well-equipped kitchen; gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Lounge with loch view and cosy gas fire
  • Sunroom with loch view and access to garden
  • Washing machine
  • Separate shower room and bathroom each with toilets
  • Garden of heathers and azaleas
  • Garden bench & garden table
  • Sunsets spring, autumn and winter
  • Shed for storing bikes, fishing gear etc
  • wi-fi via EE 4G
  • 5 minute walk to Loch Awe
  • Discounts for smaller groups of 2, 3 or 4 people
  • Inclusive of gas & electricity (electric car charging is extra)

Located 1 mile from famhouse and separated from Barr-beithe Lower by a field.

Garden

Accessed from the sunroom, the garden of heathers and azaleas has a picnic table, a bench and stand for a disposable barbeque in a sunny spot looking over a field towards Loch Awe.

Accessibility

All rooms are on one level with 3 steps and handrail to entrance door and 2 steps to the garden.  A gravel path encircles this holiday cottage.

Wildlife

Pine marten are regular night-time visitors to this garden which home to many birds and a nut feeder is provided for the birds outside of the summer months. Red deer come down from the higher hill to graze the green grass in the field below in the cooler months

 

 

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£890 - £1005

Per week

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Self-Catering

£540 - £1,005

Per week
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Blarghour Farm Cottages
Catriona O'Keeffe
South Loch Awe-side
By Dalmally
Argyll
PA33 1BW

Awards

Visit Scotland 4 Star Self Catering

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Additional Directions Information

Electricity & Gas: Inclusive of gas & electricity (electric car charging is extra)

Directions:

Glasgow Airport 2 hours

Prestwick Airport (Glasgow Int) 3 hours

Edinburgh Airport 3 hours

We are 20 miles from Inveraray.  From Inveraray take the A819 towards Dalmally and then the B840 signed Portsonachan and Ford.  We are situated 10 miles along the B840.  The B840 is a single track road. 

From Blarghour:

Oban 40 miles (1hr 15mins)

Inveraray 20 miles (40mins)

Dalmally 16 miles (35mins)

Lochgilphead 30 miles (50 mins)


Special Offers

June by Lovely Loch Awe

Loch Awe

June by Loch Awe: Barn Cottage (sleeps 2):  June - short breaks available - min 3 nights £372.   An upside down house. Open plan living area upstairs and bedroom and shower room below. Beds are zip-linked giving option of super-king double or single beds. Stable Cottage (sleeps 4): Friday 14th June £746 (6 nights) or 13 nights £1167 Spacious open-plan living area with full length windows making the most of the view over Loch Awe. Spiral staircase to bedrooms, both with zip-linked double (super-king) or single bed options, and shower room. Feeder for red squirrels close-by.  Barr-beithe Lower (sleeps 5): Saturday June 15th 6 nights £665 (3 nights £525).   Enjoys a lovely view over the bay and along Loch Awe from the cosy sunroom, patio and master bedroom. Easy to live in cottage with open-plan dining area, lounge and sunroom. 3 bedrooms (double, twin/zip-linked super-king, single). Separate shower room and bathroom. Barr-beithe Upper (sleeps 6): Friday14th to 28th June £744 reduced from £930/wk (min 3 nights £595).   Kintail Birds of Prey just 5 miles away. Blarghour is a good base for exploring: Mid-Argyll - Inveraray castle and Inveraray Jail, Crinan Canal and the standing stones in Kilmartin Glen, the scenic fishing village of Tarbert and Skipness Seafood Cabin plus Ardfern and Arduaine gardens. Lorn and Glen Coe - Kilchurn Castle, Oban and take a ferry trip to Mull and Iona or to Kererra and Gylen Castle, a drive through scenic Glen Coe and home via Castle Stalker or Glen Orchy

Offer expires 29/06/2024, terms & conditions may apply.

Cottages on a hill farm by Loch Awe

April by Loch Awe

June by Loch Awe: Barn Cottage (sleeps 2):  June - short breaks available - min 3 nights £372.   Stable Cottage (sleeps 4): Friday 14th June £746 (6 nights) or 13 nights £1167 Barr-beithe Lower (sleeps up to 5): Saturday 15th June 6 nights £665 (3 nights £525).   Barr-beithe Upper (sleeps 6): Friday14th to 28th June £744 reduced from £930 (min 3 nights £595).   Inclusive of gas and electricity (electric car charging metered and charged) Loch Awe is Scotland's longest freshwater loch. Kintail Birds of Prey only 4 miles from Blarghour, Inveraray (castle, victorian jail, shops and cafes), the standing stones, rock art in Kilmartin Glen, Crinan Canal & cafe, and Dunadd Fort where the ancient kings of Scotland were crowned. The pretty fishing village of Tarbert and Skipness Castle overlooking the island of Arran. Take a tour over Mull to Iona and Fingals Cave and of course a drive through mighty Glen Coe - plenty to do and a lovely place to stay.

Offer expires 29/06/2024, terms & conditions may apply.


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