Exterior | Barrach, Lochgilphead
Living area | Barrach, Lochgilphead
  • Cottage
  • Lochgilphead
  • UK33335

Barrach

9.4

out of 10

  • 6

  • 2

  • 2

  • 2

Pets stay free
Wifi
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

Set amongst stunning countryside close to lovely Loch Craignish, in the heart of historic Mid-Argyll, this contemporary new-build in 2021, lovingly planned and created by the owners, offers a close-to-nature family holiday with panoramic views.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Smart TV and patio doors leading to garden.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility: With freezer and washer dryer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (can be kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and 2 single cabin beds.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot (available on request), highchair and stairgates. Welcome pack.

Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

Comfortably accommodating an adventurous family or equally ideal for a romantic couple’s getaway, Barrach is a unique, architect-designed Scottish home, close to the owner’s house, with loads of creative unique features. Its proximity to Loch Craignish, set in hills and surrounded by nature and it’s rural location roughly 1.5 miles from Ardfern, makes Barrach an ideal location for a nature lover’s relaxing break or an active land/water-based holiday.

Completed in 2021 and meticulously planned for relaxed sociable living, the open plan galleried living space with well equipped kitchen provide the perfect setting for a great holiday, whether breakfasting outside in the south-facing garden or snuggling up in front of the wood-burning stove. The stunning, soaring cathedral ceiling and contemporary décor is stylish yet cosy, warmed by a roaring wood burner and intelligent electric heating. Large patio doors lead into the garden where you can sit for evening drinks, soaking up the tranquil rural ambience. The spacious ground floor bedroom can be made up as either a king-size or twin beds. In the galleried bedroom upstairs, there’s a comfy king-size bed, as well as two bespoke cabin beds built into the eaves. There’s a family bathroom on the ground floor which has a bath with shower over, as well as a separate shower room.

The shores of Loch Craignish are only a short stroll away from Barrach, where you will enjoy exploring the peaceful sheltered waters of the Lagoon. A 15-minute walk up the track to Barr Mor hill offers spectacular panoramic views of the Sound of Jura, Crinan and the entire Craignish Peninsula. Close by, in Ardfern village, there is a friendly village pub and restaurant, café and takeaway, gift shop, marina with chandlery, well-stocked village shop and post office. Locally within a few minutes’ drive or walk, many activities are offered including riding, sailing, canoeing, fresh water and sea fishing, as well as walks and boat excursions.

Right on your doorstep and within 7 miles of Ardfern, is the renowned Kilmartin Glen and its impressive offering of pre-historic sites, including castles, standing stones, burial cairns, hill forts and Kilmartin Museum. Also, right next door is the Moine Mhor, a lowland raised bog of international importance, a rugged and beautiful landscape that is the wild heartland of Kilmartin Glen with the ancient hill fort of Dunadd, is just a short distance further towards Lochgilphead. Wildlife includes many woodland birds and birds of prey, beavers, red squirrels, red and roe deer, seals, otters and pine martins. Fresh Seafood abounds in the many delightful eating places scattered around the area, where local produce proudly served and deliciously presented.

A 16-mile drive takes you to the local country town of Lochgilphead, which has a variety of specialist shops, cafés and restaurants, a swimming pool, golf course and sports centre. Offering a great day out after a scenic 25-mile drive north is the bustling port town of Oban, the Gateway to the Isles, with plenty to do also in Inveraray, the capital of Argyll further to the East and Campbeltown to the far South on the Kintyre Peninsula.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2022

Features

Accessible – Level Access

Accessible Cottages

Barbecue

Coastal Within 1 Mile

Cot Available

Customers' Choice

Detached Property

Dishwasher

Enclosed garden or patio

Fishing Nearby

Garden or Patio

Ground Floor Accommodation

Highchair Available

Horse Riding nearby

Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge

Rural

Shower Cubicle

Stairgate

Washing Machine

Welcome Pack

Wi-Fi

Woodburning Stove

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 26 reviews

9.4

out of 10

Value for money

9.4

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort and Equipment

9.4

Location

9.5

Local amenities

9.1

Overall rating

9.4

Margaret

  • Balbeggie

  • Couple

9

out of 10

Lovely, well equipped , clean,cottage up a farm road. Local farm animals at the gate. Garden a good size, with more than ample gravel area for parking. Enjoyed the peace and quiet, and country views. We are no longer young. Our small dogs could get out under the gate, which was a bit of a pest. Larger dogs would not be able to. Friendly and welcoming owners live next door, down the hill. Village shop, pub and cafe etc very good. No need to shop anywhere else for essentials, including fresh meat. Not far off the main road, or to the end of the peninsula. Found that a lot of the area was pretty boggy, so had to keep to the tracks/ roads for walking. Good trips, not involving too much driving on the twisty roads. Just a short walk down to the loch.

12 Sep 2022

Emma

  • Bury

  • Family (the eldest child is at school)

10

out of 10

We had an amazing time at Barrach. The house is beautiful, the photos don't do it justice! Beautiful finish, so comfortable and spotless. Location was just what we wanted, remote with spectacular views but also a walk away from Ardfern. Our children (4 & 7) loved it. We celebrated my daughters 4th birthday while at the house and I'm sure it's one she will always remember. My mother joined us too and we had loads of space. We also took our dog the garden was perfectly enclosed and she loved it. So much to explore in the area. The hosts were lovely, brilliant welcome pack and info on the area was great. The guest book also a brilliant idea and gave us loads of great tips! We had a brilliant week, the hosts have thought of everything, house is amazing and location spectacular. Cannot recommend highly enough.

5 Aug 2022

Audrey

  • Forfar

  • Family

10

out of 10

A beautiful cottage with great views. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Amazing coffee/food cafe in village and a super village store.

22 Jul 2022

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