With the garden bordering Loch Fyne, it is easy to see why stone-built Craig-na-Barnach is a popular choice with guests of all ages. Imagine sitting in the garden, with a good book and a coffee first thing in the morning, listening to the birds singing and watching otters play as they come down for their morning feed. Or watching the mirror-like water ripple as the porpoises stick their fins up, tracing their way down the loch. Or last thing at night, watching the spectacular sunset light up the loch before the millions of stars come out. Perhaps you fish - mackerel are plentiful and easy to catch here during the summer/autumn months.
This stunning property offers an unrivalled location, and is bound to make your holiday one to remember!
The driveway with gate directly into the back garden is ideal for unloading kayaks and SUPs - whilst the garden gate onto the shore is ideal for launching them without having to go far. Boats can be launched from the community slipway in Minard, a couple of miles along the road.
The cottage itself features 2 living rooms (both with smart TVs, one with a wood burner and cosy 'cuddle chairs', the other with full sized sofas); a large dining kitchen with doors out onto the patio, and separate utility room with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. On ground floor level, there is a wet room with level access shower (beside the back door, so ideal for rinsing off after you've been in the water). Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms with plenty of storage, and a bathroom (with bath).
Pets are very welcome (charged at £10 each), and there are even beds and bowls provided for them. The back garden is fully enclosed (see photos), and there is a gate for easy access to a further unenclosed area beyond which leads directly on to the pebble beach. There is no limit to the number of pets allowed, we just ask that you leave the property clean and tidy, and let us know how many you will be bringing.
We welcome guests of all ages - a travel cot and highchair are provided for your use (please remember to bring your own sheets/blankets for this).
Fishing rods are also available on request.
There is a private driveway with parking for up to 3 cars.
Porpoises can be spotted in the loch behind the property, and can be viewed from the garden/kitchen on a still day. There is a family of otters regularly visit, and can be watched from the garden as they play in the water - the welcome folder gives details of the best times to see them. Herons regularly visit the shoreline outside the property, and seals are also regular visitors. If you're lucky you might spot a sea eagle, or a pine martin!