Situated on a farm in a lovely area of rural Argyll with just a short walk to the shores of Loch Awe. Barn is a comfortable peaceful holiday cottage for 2 people, suitable for couples or friends with flexible zip-linked double or single bed options.
A well-designed living area and kitchen upstairs with a birds eye view of a squirrel feeder.
Argyll with its lochs, hills and mountains to climb is one of the most scenic areas of Scotland and Barn is a good base for exploring Oban, Inveraray, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, mid-Argyll where you’ll find Crinan Canal and historic Kilmartin Glen, and the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre. Closer to home, hire a boat for a day on loch Awe or enjoy a walk up the nearby forest track or the ruined settlements on the farm.
Barn is semi-detached with Stable which sleeps 4 and both are graded 4 star by the Scottish Tourist Board.
The upstairs floor is open-plan with plenty light and views of the hills, and you can see the loch from the windows. The kitchen, dining and living areas are comfortable and easy to live in.
Downstairs you’ll find the bedroom with flexible bed which can be made as either a large zip-linked double bed or separated to make 2 single beds plus a large walk-in wardrobe. The shower room and wc are next door. The entrance porch has plenty space for storing boots and shoes, and hanging coats.
Outside a picnic table in a walled garden area is just for guest staying in Barn and there is a bench on the hill nearby for sitting, relaxing and enjoying the views over Loch Awe to the hills and mountains beyond.
Loch Awe is 25 miles long and the longest loch in Scotland. Surrounded by forests, farms, hills and mighty Ben Cruachan.
Traditional blackface sheep and luing cattle are farmed on 2,000 acres in this beautiful area of Argyll and guests are welcome to walk and explore the farm:
- to fish or enjoy a walk to the loch shore
- to the viewpoint on An Sidhean (fairy/enchanted view) for a picnic and amazing views of Loch Awe
- to old ruined settlements abandoned nearly 150 years ago
- on a nearby forest walk (circular walk coming back via the farm)
- to our many waterfalls. The ‘Wee’ waterfall is less than 5minutes walk from Barn
Boat Hire & Fishing on Loch Awe
Explore the nature and islands on Loch Awe on a boat from Loch Awe Boats, just 7 miles from Barn.
Fishing for trout and pike is by permit and these are available at the farm or from Loch Awe Boats when hiring a boat.
Nature and wildlife:
Red squirrels and Pine Marten come to the feeder by Barn, though the Pine Marten are generally night visitors. Red Deer come into the fields in the evening especially during the colder months and they often take a short cut by Barn when returning to the hill in the morning. When travelling home in the evening you will probably see some small Roe Deer by the roadside. During the spring and summer Loch Awe is also home to many Osprey which swoop down to take fish from the loch.
Eagles, dolphins and porpoises are best seen by joining an organized tour.
Exploring Argyll and the west highlands of Scotland:
Some ideas, walks and wonderful scenery within easy reach on a day out:
- Oban and the distillery
- Islands of Mull and Iona (ferry from Oban) & wildlife tours
- Inveraray Castle and old victorian Jail
- majestic Glen Coe which has amazing mountain scenery
- the ‘bonny banks’ of Loch Lomond – the little village of Luss is nice
- Kilmartin Glen has standing stones, burial cairns, rock art and a museum
- Crinan Canal (walk along the tow path or hire a bicycle)
- take a tour into the ‘Hallow Mountain’ at Cruachan Hydro Electric Power Station