Beautifully situated self-catering holiday Cottages in the ‘Heart of Argyll’ on a hill farm by the shores of Loch Awe. Ideal location to fish, walk, relax, hire a boat on the loch or explore Argyll and beyond with Inveraray, historic Kilmartin Glen, Crinan Canal, Oban and ferries to the islands, Glencoe, Kintyre and Loch Lomond all within easy reach on a day out.
We offer family run self catering holiday cottages on our hill farm by Loch Awe amidst some of the finest scenery in Argyll. Blarghour offers a choice of quality Scottish holiday cottage accommodation, carefully managed, in situations of great beauty, which afford peace, privacy and seclusion while being centrally situated for touring Argyll and beyond.The Cottages
Barr-beithe Upper - sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms. Set in a mature garden of heathers and azaleas enjoying superb views across Loch Awe from its lovely sunroom, lounge and master bedroom.
Barr-beithe Lower - sleeping 5 in 3 bedrooms South facing, enjoying wide sweeping views of Loch Awe, guests can appreciate the ever-changing beauty of the loch from the spacious sunroom.
Stable - sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms, Stable affords an exceptional vista over Loch Awe from three full-length windows which open onto a terrace. The elegant lounge/diner is lit by seven full-length windows and features a handsome spiral staircase. Unsuitable for children under five years.
Barn - sleeping 2. Specially designed to provide quality accommodation for 2 people with open plan living area on the first floor
Children are welcome.
We ask guests to refrain from smoking within our cottages.
Sorry pets are not accepted.
There is ample parking by each cottage.
Garden furniture provided
Short breaks offered from November to Mid-March
Blarghour is a hill farm of 2,000 acres and home to traditional scottish blackface, cross ewes and luing cattle. Hydro electricity is also generated from Allt Blarghour on the farm. The farm enjoys a lovely outlook over Loch Awe with access to the loch, and waterfalls and old ruined settlements to explore.Nature & Walks
Loch Awe, with Ben Cruachan at the head of the loch, is 25 miles long and the longest freshwater loch in Scotland. The loch shore is fringed with forrest, woodland and farmland creating a varied habitat for wildlife such as:
There is a bird book in each cottage and a nature diary for you to record sightlings of things you have seen maybe from your cottage or out walking. Hiring a boat on Loch Awe is a great way to be with nature.
Fishing on Loch Awe is by permit only and permits are available at the Farm. The surrounding countryside provides river fishing, climbing and hill-walking. Within easy reach during a days exploring are: Glencoe, Fort William and Ben Nevis, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Dunoon and Loch Eck, Oban, Crinan and the Isles of Mull, Iona, Islay, Gigha and Arran, Inveraray Castle, and an 18th Century jail. Cruachan Power Station and scenic Glen Orchy, Crinan Canal and historic Kilmartin Glen.
|Barn||£475 Per unit per week|
|Barr-beithe Lower||£705 Per unit per week|
|Barr-beithe Upper||£775 Per unit per week|
|Stable||£650 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
An upside down house. Open plan living area upstairs and bedroom and shower room below. Beds are zip-linked giving option of super-king double or single beds.Stable Cottage (sleeps 4): First available date 11th December 3 nights at £390 Spacious open-plan living area with full length windows making the most of the view over Loch Awe. Spiral staircase to bedrooms, both with zip-linked double (super-king) or single bed options, and shower room. Feeder for red squirrels close-by. Barr-beithe Lower (sleeps up to 5): First available date 29th October £516 reduced from £645 (min stay 3 nights £336) Enjoys a lovely view over the bay and along Loch Awe from the cosy sunroom, patio and master bedroom. Easy to live in cottage with open-plan dining area, lounge and sunroom. 3 bedrooms (double, twin/zip-linked super-king, single). Separate shower room and bathroom. Barr-beithe Upper (sleeps 6): First available date from 22nd October £552 reduced from £690 (min stay 3 nights £360)
A large kitchen/dining area looking over a hill park, a cosy sunroom, lounge master bedroom and garden enjoying the views of Loch Awe all in a lovely garden of heathers and azaleas. 3 bedrooms (King-sized double, twin/super-king double and a twin room), lounge, sunroom, bathroom and shower rooms.
Kintail Birds of Prey offering 1hr, 1.5hr and 2hr Falconry Experiences, just 5 miles from Blarghour and enjoyed by many of our guests.
A good base to explore Argyll. Visit Oban and its distillery, a wander round Inveraray the castle and jail, a walk along Crinan Canal and historic Kilmartin Glen, the RSPB nature reserve on Moine Mhor or visit the beavers in the Heart of Argyll . Enjoy a drive through scenic Glenorchy, across the wilderness of Ranoch Moor and through Glencoe or take a ferry from Oban to Mull and Iona or a wildlife tour with Turus mara to Fingal's Cave and the puffins on the Treshnish Isles.
Sea Kayak Oban: offer full and half day sea kayaking trips and beginners are welcome. Most trips launch from the beach at Oban. Recommended by our guests.
Skipness Seafood Cabin open 11am to 4pm for seafood and lovely cake - no pre-booking required.
The cafe at Crinan Basin is also open and serving tea, coffee and cakes through a hatch for takeaway only.
For an excellent hands on falconry experience, book online with Kintail Birds of Prey - open all winter and only 5 miles from Blarghour.
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