Self-catering rental accommodation on Loch Awe, West Scotland
Glencoe 45 minutes, Oban 40 mins, Kilmartin stone circles, etc. 30 mins.
Visited and photographed by
Mark Breed of Ecosse Unique
Set amongst the pines, birches, heather and rocks of the western shore of Loch Awe about 30 miles south-east of Oban and 15 south of Taynuilt - in a truly Scottish dream location looking over the loch 400 yards away - this traditional farmhouse has stood on this spot from before 1745 but has been re-designed internally to make a light and airy, spacious, warm, double-glazed house - whose original exterior still harmonises with the beauty of its own 6 acres of surrounding natural grounds.
From patio-windows off the sitting-room at the back of the house there is a large deck with views across a tiny stream to the wooded hills (many waymarked walks and waterfalls). From the front (barbeque) there is a wide vista up and down and across Loch Awe (garden furniture is supplied).
There are many mountain-bike trails nearby (bikes can be hired,) and a little farther down the lochside fishing and boating can be arranged. The remains of the old Caledonian Oak Forest (now a nature-reserve) can be seen, as can evidence of the charcoal-burners of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Kilmun can accommodate up to 12 with the two additional double futons in the twin bedrooms.
There's also a hallway and larder with a freezer, and a utility-room with a washing-machine and drying racks.
Up to 6 people, prices range from £495 to £1150 per week.
Prices include background oil central heating and fuel for the wood-burning stove.
Pets are welcome. No smoking inside the house please.
To enquire or to book:
Roxburghshire TD6 9JD
Tel: 01835 822277
Fax: 01835 870417
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1835 822277
Fax: 44 1835 870417
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The nearest pub is at Kilchrenan (7 miles, where there are also two excellent lochside hotels). There is a village shop and cafe at Dalavich (1 mile away) and the nearest small shops are at Taynuilt, which is reached by a spectacular but twisting single-track road. Oban (40 minutes away) offers main shops, and boat trips to Mull, Iona, Staffa, etc. For climbers there are several Munros within one hour's drive, and for those who just want time to relax in peace and quiet, there are wonderful views from every window.