Self Catering

Barguillean, Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1HY

    Sithean is a stunning new house on an organic farm hill. Sithean means fairy knoll in Gaelic, and is built overlooking lovely Glen Lonan. The house is self-contained and peaceful.

    The design allows an intimate connection with the birch woods from the lower level, whilst the entry level allows for South and West facing dining area, (inside and outside), and commands spectacular views of Loch Etive and the shepherds Glencoe to the North, and Ben Cruachan on the east. On the entry level there is a porch, ideally suited fro drying wet boots, clothes and dogs. This leads on the one side to a shower-room and a double bedroom with a mezzanine and twin beds, and on the other side to the kitchen. The kitchen, dining and living areas are open plan, with a vaulted ceiling, and are attractively divided by a split level floor and earth brick walls. There is a wood burning stove in the living area, and underfloor heating throughout the house. On the lower level there is a double room, a twin room and a bathroom with sauna which has direct access onto a decking area.

    Energy conservation was an important factor in the design of the house; the earth sheltered lower floor is protected from prevailing winds and the living spaces upstairs allow for passive solar gains as well as natural lighting and ventilation.

    The farm is home to a wealth of wildlife; hen harriers and other birds of prey, red and roe deer, red squirrels, black and red grouse, hares, foxes and pine martens is just some of the wildlife which enjoys the varied habitats. The walking and cycling opportunities are fantastic, and you can relax afterwards in the sauna, and enjoy the comforts and panoramic views of Sithean. It is also a well positioned base for exploring the West Highlands and Islands. Sithean will be available for holiday lets from May 2007.
    4 Self Catering
    Walkers Welcome Green Tourism Gold Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Log Fire
    • Microwave
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • Spanish Speaking


    • Property On Farm
    • Rural Location


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Road Directions

    Travelling west on A85 (towards Oban) turn left in Taynuilt village at the sign for Glen Lonan (just before the Taynuilt Hotel). Continue up that road for 2.3 miles until you reach a farm track on your left signed for "Bunanta" and "Sithean". Drive up the track and turn right immediately after "Bunanta".

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- There is a train station in Taynuilt (2.3 miles from Sithean). Regular train service from Glasgow to Oban - can collect. Daily and regular trains from Glasgow Queen Street Station en route to Oban.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Glasgow airport is the nearest airport, (80 miles, two-hour journey).

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