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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ARGYLL BARN

Islay & Mid Argyll Barn Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 16, 7 bedrooms

The Barn has recently been restored and no expense has been spared in establishing it as the most luxurious of our stable of properties. A travertine marble floor runs throughout the ground floor and offers a stunning contrast to the original exposed stone walls that feature in the kitchen and living area.

Underfloor heating from an environmentally sustainable ground source heat pump provides constant heating through both floors of the property, which will accommodate up to 16 guests in total, with our maximum adult occupancy set at 12.

A river runs through the grounds and facilities include a shared indoor swimming pool and a tennis court (although both of these can be privatised for certain hours in the day). Two other properties are located within the estate but both are entirely independent so your group will have utmost privacy.

The kitchen/breakfast room features an original exposed stone wall but is wonderfully light thanks to the large glass archway and door out to the private cobbled courtyard terrace. The kitchen cabinets are oak, and the granite work surface, stone Belfast sink and travertine marble floor, are complemented by Neff, Gaggia and Bosch kitchen appliances to underline the commitment to quality and to marrying genuine traditional materials to the most up-to-date facilities. There is an American-style fridge freezer, single oven, double oven, microwave, halogen hob, large toaster and coffee machine. There is seating for up to eight around the expandable island unit in French polished oak. The kitchen gives way through an open exposed stone arch into the large sitting room with three sofas. There is a separate TV room seating up to a dozen – which converts into a double bedroom – and a dining room, both floored in the same cream travertine marble tiles. The dining room table can accommodate eight or be expanded to take 14.

The six double/twin rooms upstairs are complemented by a bunk room for children and the downstairs TV room may also convert into an additional double bedroom for extra guests, or if a party require a downstairs bedroom for an elderly or disabled couple. Five of the bedrooms have wash-hand basins, and most have king size or super king beds. There is a downstairs loo and shower room, and a sauna. Two other bathrooms, featuring stunning floor to ceiling travertine tiles and corner jacuzzi baths, as well as powerful showers, are on the first floor.

There is also an indoor heated swimming pool that is shared between the three houses on the estate. Each house gets their own hour of exclusive swimming time in the morning and in the afternoon ??? outside those six hours, it is a “free for all” in the pool. The same rules apply for the tennis court within the estate.

Set amidst the 20 acres of woodland, and enjoying lovely views across the glen and up the mountain, the gardens are mainly laid to lawn and terrace with hydrangeas, Rhodedendron and azalea, as well as reputedly the tallest Grecian fir in Scotland. Our own woods feature numerous tree species and adjoin thousands of acres of forestry commission land through which guests are welcome to wander. One of our terraces features a Grade A listed sundial. A tributary of the river Ruel runs through the gardens, from the Lochen that supplies our private water supply. There is a lovely waterfall walk within the garden, and a rope-assisted climb down to a pool for outdoor bathing. It???s a fabulous location for kids.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.

Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
North Connel Airport

Although just an hour and a half from Glasgow, the house sits in some of the loveliest scenery in Scotland. The Kyles of Bute are renowned amongst both walkers and sailors as amongst the most stunning bits of coast in Scotland. Whatever the weather in Argyll - and we do enjoy a remarkably mild micro-climate - this is great country for site seeing, with every corner revealing a new variation on the theme of mountain, loch, valley, sky, woodland, sea, rock, beach. The Cowal peninsula is a fabulous base for an active holiday with marvellous wildlife, numerous gardens and other tourist attractions to visit, and all sporting activities catered for.

The house has grounds of 23 acres, and sits about a mile above the head of Loch Riddon, enjoying complete privacy and lovely views down the glen to the river Ruel. The Island of Bute itself is as little as 15 minutes away from the house – accessed via a ferry from Colintraive – and was a ???must visit??? destination long before Stella McCartney got married there or former racing driver Johnnie Dumfries moved into Mount Stuart House as the new Marquess of Bute.

Inverary with its famous Jail and Castle, seat of Clan Campbell for the last few hundred years, is only 45 minutes away, as is Loch Lomond. Dunoon is another tourist destination in its own right, and just under half an hour away. You can get to Glen Coe in an hour and a half, to Stirling, Oban or Fort William in under two. Loch Ness and Edinburgh are easy enough day trips – reachable in less than 2 and a half hours.

As well as general site-seeing and trips to the Island of Bute, Inverary and further afield, there are a host of other activities you can undertake around Glenaruel. It??s fabulous walking country and we??ve also provided twelve mountain bikes for those who want to explore on two wheels rather than four. There are some really excellent and quite varied routes direct from the house, involving all sorts of terrain and levels of strain!

Golf – there’s a lovely 9 hole pay and play course ten minutes away above Tighnabruaich. We’ve supplied five bags of golf clubs for the house and they probably won’t be too fussed about the usual rules re golf shoes provided you don???t arrive in jeans and carve the course up. The same applies to the almost equally spectacular nine hole course at Blairmore & Strone, half an hour away. Cowal Golf Club at Dunoon and Inellan are the 18 hole courses in the area that welcome visitors.

Fishing - too many options to go into here, but you can spend anything from £9 per day to over £1,000 for river fishing in the area. You can fish for trout in our own stream for nothing or in the Lochen at the head of the river. Mackerel on a line in a boat on the Kyles is a right of passage for hundreds of West of Scotland kids every year. They swim in shoals all around these waters ?? the mackerel, not the kids - and there’s no permit payable.

It??s a fabulous part of the world for water-sports of all sorts. Horse-riding, climbing, canoeing, caving, archery, quad biking, paint-balling, and clay pigeon shooting are also all available either on site or in the area. It???s not our thing, and the house ain’t full of antlers, but we can help you arrange a day??s grouse or pheasant shooting, or stalking in season, if some of your party want to do that.

There is a wee shop selling all the basics at the camp-site in the Glendaruel valley, about a mile’s walk away, beside the historic Kilmodan standing stones. You get a slightly bigger choice in the Spar at Tighnabruich five miles away, and all year round opening. Dunoon is 16 miles away and is a thriving market / harbour town with award-winning bakeries, cafes and butchers, as well as a big Co-Op and a big Somerfield supermarket.

Scotland isn’t really well served by pubs in general; this area is definitely an exception. The Glendaruel Hotel is a lovely wee pub, a two mile drive away – or about a mile and a quarter as the crow staggers – and serves good pub grub or better. The Colintraive Hotel and Tighnabruich Hotel are each a tad busier and a tad more ambitious in terms of menu. Chatters in Dunoon is highly recommended, and the Whistlefield and Coylet Inns on Loch Eck are also worth a visit. Our favourite restaurant in the entire universe is on Loch Fyne, overlooking the old Castle Lachlan. (The view from the Inver Cottage terrace is one of the Robbie Innes pictures on our drawing room wall.) It’s less than half an hour away from the house. The Benmore Gardens tea room is not half bad, either, and the Otterferry Inn and Loch Fyne Oyster Bar have good reputations (on which, it might be said, they trade slightly) All in all, though, there are few areas of Scotland where you can enjoy such a variety of excellent, reasonably priced menus.

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Islay & Mid Argyll Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
£935
From
£935
£2,395
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
£818
From
£818
£2,095
 
 
November to Christmas
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£662
From
£662
£1,695
 
 
Christmas to New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
£662
From
£662
£1,695
 
 
January to March
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£662
From
£662
£1,695
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£818
From
£818
£2,095
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£818
From
£818
£2,095
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£935
From
£935
£2,395
 
 
July to August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,091
From
£1,091
£2,795
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£935
From
£935
£2,395
 
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£818
From
£818
£2,095
 
 
November to Christmas
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
£662
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£662
£1,695
 
 
Christmas to New Years
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
£662
From
£662
£2,851
 

Notes

  • Guide Price: £1,695 - £2,637 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week)

    Short Breaks: £1,272 - £1,947 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2 nights).

    Security deposit: £500. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.

    Energy costs: Included in the rental price.

    End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
  • Terms:

    - Capacity: The property comfortably accommodates up to 12 adults and 4 children.
    - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
    - Energy costs: Included in the rental price.
    - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
    - Arrival time: 4pm onwards.
    - Departure time: 10am.
    - Pets: Please enquire.
    - Smoking: No smoking in the property.
    - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
  • Services upon request at additional cost:

    Catering and other services are available. Please enquire for further information.

Amenities

Islay & Mid Argyll Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - tub , Jaccuzzi bath
    Bathroom 4 - tub , Jaccuzzi bath
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Six double/twin rooms and a bunk room for children.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • Golf
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The house is available on a self-catering or fully-catered basis – or something in between. Maid service available.

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