|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
A sunny cottage with lovely view across fields and along Loch Awe which may be enjoyed from sun lounge and patio.
Kitchen, diner/lounge and sunroom. Three bedrooms (double, flexible twin (2 x single) or double room and a single room). Separate bathroom and shower rooms.
Wheelchair ramp and riser recliner chair though unsuitable for wheelchair bound.
In springtime lambs are born in the field beside this cottage and after only a few days they will be skipping and playing around the field. Ospreys often fish from the bay below.
On a traditional hill farm by the shores of lovely Loch Awe amidst the west highland scenery of loch and mountain typical of Argyll, we offer four comfortable, well equipped cottages sleeping 2 to 6 people.
All the cottages are comfortable and have been awarded 4 stars by Visit Scotland.
Barn - Sleeping 2
An upside down cottage with lounge, diner and kitchen upstairs.
Stable - sleeping 4 (2 bedrooms)
Spacious accommodation, patio and beautiful view over Loch Awe.
Barr-beithe Lower - sleeps 5 (3 bedrooms)
An easy to live in cottage, sunroom and patio in sunny spot over looking Loch Awe
Barr-beithe Upper - sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms)
Lovely loch view from comfort of master bedroom, lounge, sunroom and garden.
On Blarghour we farm sheep and cattle on 2,000 acres by the shores of lovely Loch Awe. Guests are welcome to walk and explore the farm, fish or walk to the loch shore or to the viewpoint, to old ruined settlements, on a nearby forest walk or to our many waterfalls.
In good weather we enjoy wonderful sunsets.
Loch Awe is 25 miles long and the longest loch in Scotland. Surrounded by forests, farms, hills and mighty Ben Cruachan, Loch Awe is 25 miles long and the longest loch in Scotland.
Boats may be hired for a day to explore the nature and islands on Loch Awe. Fishing for trout and pike is by permit and these are available at the farm or at Loch Awe Boats.
Nature and wildlife:
On the farm and around Loch Awe we have native Red Squirrels, Pine Marten, Red Deer and Roe Deer and Osprey.
Boat trips often provide excellent opportunities to view eagles while maybe visiting the Corryvrechan Whirlpool or to see puffins whne they come ashore to nest in late spring we recommend the boat trip to Finals Cave and the Treshnish Isles.
Exploring Argyll and beyond:
We are well situated for touring Argyll with Oban and it's distillery and ferries to the islands of Mull and Iona, Inveraray Castle and Jail, mighty Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, the standing stones of Kilmartin Glen, Crinan Canal and the many beautiful gardens of Argyll all within easy reach for a day out.
Inveraray Castle and Jail both have a quiz to hold the interest of young people and for activities Argyll Adventure offers pony trekking and zombie games. Another popular afternoon out is to the Scottish Seal Sanctuary which also has otters and an indoor aquarium.
Bicycles can be hired for cycling the tow path along Crinan Canal.
Catriona was brought up on Blarghour Farm. She went away to secondary school and college then worked in Ireland and Poland for a few years before returning to the farm in Argyll with her husband Martin. Catriona now looks after the self-catering holiday cottages on the farm by Loch Awe and looks forward to welcoming familiar faces and new guests alike.
On a quiet country road by the shores of Loch Awe this is a peaceful,tranquil and scenic setting for your holiday in either a converted farm steading or in old shepherds cottages which provide comfortable accommodation on Blarghour Farm.
Set amidst wonderful Argyll scenery of loch, hill and mountain typical of the West of Scotland, with the mood of each day reflected the gentle waters of Loch Awe, the longest freshwater loch in Scotland.
A haven for wildlife:
Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of 50%. Balance of the rent is due approx. 6 weeks before arrival. Gas and electricity are metered and charged before departure.
Until 30th October 2015 - full weeks Saturday to Saturday.
During the winter months start/end days and length of stay are flexible.
Short Breaks: 30th October 2015 to 26th March 2016
Minimum stay: Barr-beithe Lower 4 nights (winter only)
Lovely cottage in beautiful location. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped and comfortable. Wheelchair ramp and space in cottage great for disabled person to get around. Owner very helpful. One of the best cottages we have stayed at.
Lower Barr-beithe cottage was more like a home form home than a holiday cottage.
Ce séjour était notre premier en Écosse et nous ne regrettons rien dans le choix de cette location.
Située au bord d'un loch, elle vous garantira un dépaysement total. Nous tenons par ailleurs à souligner l'extrême propreté des lieux ainsi que l'équipement de la maison qui est très complet.
Si cela ne suffisait pas, la propriétaire est très agréable et dévouée.
Nous recommandons cette location.
Recently returned from another week in our favourite holiday cottage in Scotland.Barr Beithe Lower is a lovely,very well equipped & maintained cottage in a perfect setting by Loch Awe.
Loved sitting in the sun lounge enjoying the view & watching the lambs frolicking in the fields. Outside is the perfect place for a barbecue - weather permitting!!
After many years still finding new places to go & things to do within a days drive. This time round drove down to Loch Katrine in the Trossachs & had a sail on the steamship "Sir Walter Scott" - very enjoyable - would do it again.
Enjoyed meals out at Ardbrecknish, Glen Orchy Lodge.Dalmally & The George Hotel, Inveraray.
If you enjoy a wee dram Inveraray now has 2 whisky shops - both well worth a visit.
We hope to come back to Barr Beithe Lower for many years to come.There is a special atmosphere here.
Thank you to the owners who always make us feel very welcome & do their best to ensure that we enjoy our stay.
A cottage alongside of Loch Awe, beautiful views of the loch from the lounge window. The cottage was beautifully furnished and well appointed with top of the range items. Three adults shared this three bedroom cottage (sleeps 5) and had a wonderful holiday. Plenty to see and do or just relax and enjoy the view. I cannot rate this particular accommodation highly enough.
Well what can we say --- Blarghour Farm cottages are an idyllic getaway in a beautiful location and Ile, Catriona and Martin make you feel as if you are coming home.
We have stayed at Barr-beithe lower on two occasions in the last year, once in June 2015 and the second time in April 2016. At this time of year the lambing season is in full swing and children and adults alike will love watching the lambs have their "silly hour" when their acrobatics are a joy to watch. May is also bluebell time when the whole area carpeted in blue.
The cottage itself is very well presented and scrupulously clean. A welcome tray when you arrive is a nice touch and Ile's shortbread is to die for.
The views of Loch Awe seem to change every few minutes and can hold you enthralled. You feel very much part of the Blarghour Family with all the locals waving and greeting you.
Amongst the places we visited were Inveraray Castle and Jail and we took the ferry from Oban to Mull. Cruachan Power Station is also well worth a visit and demonstrates an amazing feat of engineering. Must all mention the tasty fish supper at Tarbert, Loch Fyne.
This holiday can be as quiet or as busy as you prefer and we can't wait for our next visit.
The cottage was perfect for my family of five. It is very well equipped, clean, comfortable and warm. The views out over the loch are stunning and the feeling of complete isolation and silence was exactly what we were looking for. The walks into the hills and farm land surrounding the cottage are completely open and accessible. You could do a completely different walk everyday from your door step without having to step into the car. There is also enough lawn around the cottage for the kids to play. A wonderful family holiday.
Boats may be hired on Loch Awe
If looking for a nice quiet sandy beach by the sea we would recommend Crinan Ferry (45 mins by car) or Carsaig beach (1 hour by car)
Glasgow International Airport: 2 hours
Edinburgh Airport: 2hrs 45 minutes
Oban (ferries to Mull & Iona): 1 hour 10 mins
Inveraray: 35 mins
Blarghour is set in a lovely location over looking Loch Awe, but we are remote so a car is essential.
See & do while staying at Blarghour:
Inveraray castle & Jail (35 mins)
Cruachan Power Station "The Hollow Mountain" (35 mins)
Glen Orchy and Glen Coe (40 mins+)
Bird watching on Moine Mhor or a walk along Crinan Canal (40 mins)
Standing stones of Kilmartin Glen (40 mins)
Lunch and a wander round Tavallich (50 mins)
A tour of Oban distillery, shopping and a fish supper overlooking Oban Bay (1hour)
The gardens of Crarae (40mins) and Arduaine (50 mins)
The Sealife Centre
Suggested places to eat:
Locally: Ardbrecknish House serve meals in the bar and games room.
Inveraray: The George Hotel,the Loch Fyne Hotel after visiting the castle or old jail
Cairndow: Loch Fyne Oysters and the Cairndow Inn
Kilmartin: Kilmartin Inn or the museum cafe and a wander round the standing stones
Tayvallich: Tayvallich Inn and a visit toCarsaig Bay
Crinan: Crinan Hotel or the cafe with homemade cakes and a walk along the canal
Tarbert: lots of choices where to eat and a lovely bay to wander around
Oban: Lunch in the Manor House or fish and chip takeaway by Oban Bay after a visit to the distillery
Dalmally: The Orchy Lodge after a drive along Glen Orchy
Appin: Castle Stalker Cafe over looking Castle Stalker and a wander round Kinlochlaich Gardens or visit the Sealife Centre
Port Appin: The Pier House or Airds Hotel and take a ferry over to the island of Lismore.