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Traditional and characterful Mill Cottage Overlooking Loch Awe with wood burner

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom cottage overlooking lake and with mountain views

Millside Cottage is situated in a peaceful location with fabulous views over Loch Awe. Outside, the garden has a lawn with garden furniture, a perfect place to sit with a drink and relax or to have a barbecue. The cottage is built in a traditional style with the two bedrooms upstairs. One is a twin room, the other a double. Downstairs you'll find a sitting room with a wood burning stove, ideal to relax in front of at the end of the day. Also downstairs is a kitchen/dining room with plenty of space to prepare and enjoy food. The utility room has the washing machine and there is a family bathroom (new November 2015) plus separate WC. There is a private garden at both the front and rear of the property. There is a covered area at the back where you can keep walking kit, boots, logs, barbecue equipment, bikes, life jackets etc. The cottage and front garden face West and you can enjoy spectacular evening sunsets over the loch from every room as well as outside. We have unlimited BT broadband - for those that can't completely switch off.


Property Manager
EMMA MCGRIGOR
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About EMMA MCGRIGOR

I have lived here on the farm all my life. I am married to Jamie (who was also brought up on Loch Awe on a neighbouring farm) and we have 6 children. We are both very knowledgeable about the area and can give you endless ideas of how to spend your days in Argyll.

EMMA MCGRIGOR purchased this cottage in 1949

Why EMMA MCGRIGOR chose Scotland

Millside Cottage has been part of our farm for just under 100 years now. There used to be a working Mill which you can see the remains of on the far side of the burn alongside the cottage. I live just over a mile away in the farmhouse.

What makes this cottage unique

Millside has a unique position in that it is both secluded and also has access to public transport if necessary. There are ospreys in the area and you will quite possibly find red deer in the field in the morning when you open your curtains. There is good fishing, pike, salmon, trout, perch, on the Loch and permits are available locally. You can fish with the owners permission in front of the cottage Salmon rods on the River Awe are available separately, do please ask us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been coming to Millside for 25 years. It continues to be a home from home once a year for us - and our now adult children
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Inveraray Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower attachment supplied.
  • Bathroom with bath and wash hand basin Separate toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , cot (if required) can be transferred to this room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed Bedroom 2 - twin beds Cot available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We do not charge extra for ONE dog. We have dogs ourselves and love dogs. However we do ask that they are kept off the furniture and never left unattended in the cottage. The deposit will be kept if the dog has been upstairs, or come in wet and shaked and there is water and mud up the walls and doors, if it has chewed the furniture or scratched paint off doors There are private lawns to the front and rear of the cottage. At the rear there is a washing line. There is a woodshed and a covered area to keep barbecue items, wellies etc. The lawn at the front has a table and chairs and looks directly over Loch Awe. There are rose bushes, daffodils, primroses, rhododendrons, sloe trees and blackberry bushes in the garden. Utility Room: Washing machine, sink, storage cupboards, boiler. All the beds have duvets & pillows. Although Millside is a self catering cottage we of course provide plenty washing up liquid, soap, shampoo, shower gel, toilet paper for the first day or so.

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5

Beautiful cosy cottage with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Spend a lovely long weekend here with my family. The cottage was clean and cosy and had everything we needed for a self catering break. Emma was very helpful throughout the booking process and kept in touch over our stay to ensure we had all we needed.

The cottage is old, but very charming and we loved the traditional style that was exactly what we were looking for. The views from the cottage over Loch Awe are simply stunning and despite the weather we headed over to the loch for some fishing.

Very close to Oban where we headed for a day out but was nice to return to out rural cottage for cosy night in.

Fabulous weekend, kids did'nt want to come home!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Millside Cottage is a beautiful old stone cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is very homely and comfortable. It has a lovely little wood burning stove, which we lit every night. The only thing I would change is that it needs a shower!

We would whole heartedly recommend Emma and all of her cottages!

Emma and her children are extremely friendly and relaxed, but also very mindful that the cottage is yours while you're staying there

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our disappointment with Millside Cottage

  • 1 of 5

We cut our stay short due to the brown water coming out of all taps in the property and also

our disappointment with the general lack of upkeep.Apparently the discoloured water is prevalent to all private water supplies in the area.

This was not made known to us at the time of booking.

Welch Family

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, There is information on my site about the possibility of peat colour in the water at times of high rainfall. I also emailed these guests in advance to ensure they had read this and to inform them I supply unlimited, free of charge, 5L bottles of unopened Tesco water at times when the peat is visible The guests were fine with this. They left after 2 days, I think really this was due to the rain we were having. They were unbelievably unkind and impolite, but a holiday is a holiday. It is vital a holiday is enjoyable so I gave them a full refund and did everything I could to help. This review is unfair. The cottage is lovely, cosy and welcoming. All properties in this area on private supplies have peat in their water when we have heavy/torrential rainfall. At other times it is clear. The water is tested rigorously each year by the Council.
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Very attractive cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We found Emma very helpful and very obliging.

We did try to text her on the morning of our departure, but it appears that our text was not transmitted.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Lovely cosy cottage with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Emma was the perfect host and was so very helpful, she couldn't have made our stay more special. The cottage is in a wonderfully quiet area and coming home to the log burner after a long day in the hills was so warming. Cottage is clean, tidy and has all you need for a relaxing holiday. We will definitely return! Thank you Emma x

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We had spent a long time looking forward to our stay at Millside due to an illness (Emma kindly allowed us to postpone). We were absolutely delighted when we spotted the cute cottage after our long drive.

Our daughters (aged 15), ourselves and dog made the most of the relaxing cottage and the breathtakingly beautiful grounds. We explored and ran and paddled in the stream/waterfalls and the loch.

Nature at its best!

We hired a motor boat to explore the loch - fantastic value for money and a good adventure - we even took the dog, he had his own life vest and we all had an opportunity to captain!

The cottage had everything we could have wanted, so well equipped.

Our only disappointment was it was cold and we were very much aware of how expensive electric heaters could be so we purchased lots of logs and wore plenty of layers and did lots of walking! So pack well.

Emma, we loved your cottage, you were a fantastic owner, available when needed but also leaving us alone to enjoy ourselves.

Thank you! X

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ardbrecknish
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Oban
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dalmally
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Dalmally
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
A819 main road
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Dalmally
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Glencoe
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Loch Awe
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Salmon fishing on the River Awe may be possible if arranged with owner in advance of arrival. This incurs additional cost per rod and a ghillie is also available if required for instruction.

Stalking in season, as above.

Coast/Beach:

Approximately 2 minute walk to the shores of Loch Awe. A burn (stream) runs past the cottage to the loch (great for paddling, dam building, trout spying)

Travel:

Millside Cottage can be reached either via Glasgow (A82), Loch Lomond, Inveraray where you turn right for Dalmally and proceed for a further 11 miles or via Stirling (A84), Callander, Dalmally, turning left 1 mile beyond Dalmally onto Inveraray road (A819) and proceed for further 4 miles. Millside Cottage has a private drive with sign and is set 50 yards from main road. Sat Navs are not reliable.

You see the cottage set back from the road.

Distances:

Dalmally and Lochawe villages - 5 miles

Inveraray - 11 miles

Taynuilt - 15 miles

Oban - 25 miles

Glencoe - 25 miles

Further Details:

There are local village shops in Dalmally and Lochawe. The shop in Dalmally will deliver groceries if you phone them in advance as will Tesco from Oban (online).

The cottage has a large folder with leaflets about everything and anything going on locally, and there is a weekly paper The Oban Times as well - but it is worth pointing out that it is not necessary to drive miles to be entertained. The loch has islands with ruined castles to discover, crannogs to spot, beaches for picnics, and the hill that opens up behind the house is but a short climb to get spectacular views down the loch and towards The Isle of Mull in the distance.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $198.7
Pet Fee $26.49

Booking Notes:
We ask that a deposit of 50% is make on booking, with the rest payable 8 weeks before arrival.

Linen and towels are included

Electricity is included

We supply a starter basket with kindling, logs and firelighters for the fire

Changeover Day:
Millside Cottage is let out all year round

Change over day is normally Saturday with check out by 10am and check in 3pm. Short breaks, change over becomes ANY day !

Notes on prices:
We welcome you to our lovely cottage

We would like to make your time here as happy as possible and therefore any questions you might have please do ask us.

We are happy to tailor the dates to suit you wherever possible, whether longer or shorter breaks.

Note about cancellations. If your plans change please let me know as soon as possible. I will do my best to relet your week and refund you in full. However if I can not relet it I can not refund you. Please bear this in mind and take out insurance if you think your plans might change.

SECURITY DEPOSIT IS £500 PER BOOKING OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR. This will be added to any booking via the site at the time. Thanks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.