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Argyllshire 4* Self-Catering Traditional Scottish Hill Farm Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Scottish Hill Farm Cottage by shores of Loch Creran, near Oban, Sleeps 4-6

West Ferlochan is a well appointed 4* traditional Scottish Hill Farm cottage by the shores of Loch Creran which is designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Fully modernised in 2011, it comfortably sleeps 4-6 in two double bedrooms with an additional twin children’s bedroom. With a fully equipped and modern kitchen/diner and comfortable lounge with open fire, it makes an ideal base to explore the beautiful West Highlands of Scotland and the Scottish Isles. Oban, which is the “Gateway to the Scottish Isles”, is less than 10 miles; Fort William, considered to be the 'outdoor capital of the UK', is less than a hour's drive away. The cottage is part of a 220-acre working farm which is home to the internationally known Mottistone Fold of Highland Cattle, including many Scottish Champions. There are many walks across the farm and up to Sguir Mhor which offers spectacular and panoramic views across Loch Creran to the mountains beyond. Good size utility for storing boots/coats. Open all year round and Short Breaks welcome. Please contact sheepwashcottage@btinternet.com.


Owner
Sally Richards (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed the stay.
Sep 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
141 Kilometres
Glasgow International
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Oban
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Isle of Eriska
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Oban
Nearest Motorway
135 Kilometres
M8 Glasgow
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Hawthorns/Isle of Eriska
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Glencoe
Car: necessary

West Ferlochan Cottage is by the shores of Loch Creran which is designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful and scenic West Highlands of Scotland. Oban, which is the “Gateway to the Scottish Isles”, is less than 10 miles; Fort William, considered to be the 'outdoor capital of the UK', is less than a hour's drive away which offers numerous outdoor activities such as rock climbing, gorge walking, mountain biking and white water rafting; Glencoe Mountain/Ski Resort is 25 miles away.

The cottage is part of a 220-acre working farm which is home to the internationally known Mottistone Fold of Highland Cattle, including many Scottish Champions.

There are many walks across the farm and up to Sguir Mhor which offers spectacular and panoramic views across Loch Creran to the mountains beyond.

The Glencoe Sustrans Cycle Route passes by the farm drive.

The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary is less than 2 miles.

Amenities

Oban Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom with separate shower cubicle is located on the ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 x 2'6' twin beds
  • Sleeps 4-6 in two double rooms and one children's room with two 2'6' beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Argyllshire 4* Self-Catering Traditional Scottish Hill Farm Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 12 reviews
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The kitchen was very well equipped, the house was cozy, and the surrounding farm was fantastic. We especially enjoyed meeting the cows and learning about them from Willie and his daughter Lyn. I highly recommend this house. Bring your hiking boots and camera--the views from the top of the hill are magnificent.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is cosy and comfortable with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming;convenient to Oban; welcoming ,attentive staff

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious, beautifully decorated , and has a large well-equipped kitchen.

The property manager , Sandra, met us personally and explained in detail how the appliances operated and where to buy local eggs at the Pink Store down the road.

Sally quickly responded to inquiries, and was especially helpful when directions on our phone would not load and we emailed her for last minute help.

The Hawthorne Restaurant down the road served delicious, gluten free dinners .

Very convenient!

We hope we can return very soon!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was beautifully situated farm cottage great for relaxation and exploration. .

  • 5 of 5

Excellent!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmhouse Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. Large farmhouse with a great fireplace which burns coal, wood, and/or peat. The house is on a farm with beautiful Highland cows. The living room is comfortable with a large flat screen tv and great wi fi. Oban and the ferry are nearby as are many great castles. I highly recommend the house; what a splendid vacation.....

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Big Question Is...........

  • 4 of 5

First impression on arrival is that of a well maintained farmyard cottage set in lovely countryside situated well back from the main road and with plenty parking. Sandra gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the cottage which itself is clean, well maintained and appointed. The accommodation is comfortable homely and quite spacious (exception being the 3rd bedroom), there is always plenty hot water and you have control over the central heating. Upstairs bedrooms have delightful views over the loch and they share a nice bathroom with shower over bath. Downstairs a spacious kitchen/dining area with large dining table. A couple of points here; food preparation would be enhanced with a wider range of saucepans including a larger frypan, especially for 6 guests. Secondly, on a very positive note, the toaster packed up on our first day and was promptly replaced with a new one the next! The lounge is very comfortable with a nice feel to it, good TV and effective Wi-Fi which has a 'reasonable use' limit (or pay a little extra) but 4 of us all with iPads and laptops had no problem with the limit. There's family games and plenty of local information too. Mobile signal is not good however there is a landline supplied (no charge for normal calls). At the rear of the cottage there is a very useful utility room where two very old and working Belfast sinks have been retained, this echoes some other nice original features in the cottage. Next the utility room is a neat toilet with shower cubicle. The 3rd bedroom is a bit compact and with limited cupboard space, the bedside lighting isn't ideal either. An earlier guest had youngsters who had referred to it affectionally as their 'cave'; I wouldn' quite say that but it is neat; however it has scope I feel to utilise an out -building to enhance its comfort considerably. Outside, the garden and grounds are well maintained and form part of a working farm with show-piece Highland Cattle on site. Willie took us to the barn and told all about the cattle whilst he was grooming them for a Show (we got some super photos)....they have many trophies and this was a highlight of our stay. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. And so to the big question......would we return? The answer is Yes, without any hesitation! Ferlochan Cottage is a welcoming, comfy and homely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would like to return without hesitation. Turning to one or two points you raised regarding your stay at West Ferlochan, we had noticed the large frying pan had gone "walkabouts" and has now been replaced. We will look into the lack of adequate lighting in the downstairs (children's) bedroom and see what we can do to improve the situation. With regards to extending out into the outbuildings to increase the size and comfort of the third bedroom, unfortunately this is too big a project, which was considered at the time of the renovation works to the cottage. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back.
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Christmas and New Year dates are flexible
Short Breaks available out of season - please inquire of owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund