Wonderful detached Scottish holiday home | Degnish Farmhouse, Kilmelford, near Oban
Large living room | Degnish Farmhouse, Kilmelford, near Oban
  • Cottage
  • Kilmelford, near Oban
  • SWWU

Degnish Farmhouse


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  • 4

  • 3

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Hot Tub
Car parking on site

In a glorious setting, this spacious retreat enjoys a games room and garden with hot tub and barbecue - perfect for summer evenings.

Degnish Farmhouse sits proudly alone within a 1100-acre working hill farm at the western end of Loch Melfort and has spectacular panoramic sea and adjacent island views. Surrounded by abundant wildlife, including otters, seals and birdlife and with easy access to golf, horse riding, sea kayaking, fishing and sailing, this comfortable south-facing detached holiday property offers a perfect retreat in a glorious setting.
The house has been lovingly re-built to a very good standard, with underfloor heating, double glazing and an emphasis on the wonderful views.
Ideally based for exploring the west coast, there are plenty of ferry trips nearby to Mull, Arran, Gigha, Islay, Colonsay or Tiree. The bustling harbour town of Oban, known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, is a scenic drive north and is home to an array of shops and restaurants. Inveraray Castle, historic Kilmartin Glen, and the Crinan Canal make for wonderful days out. Ardmaddy Castle and Gardens are 3½ miles over the hill, and can be accessed on foot, by 4-wheel drive or via the road to Seil Island. Guests enjoy free access to the gardens and are also welcome to use the estate’s tennis court. Small motor boats can be hired at Ardmaddy. Free fishing can also be arranged on the estate’s well-stocked hill loch.
There are plenty of hill and forest trails for mountain biking and leisurely walks, or visit one of the magnificent local gardens. Whilst there is the farm and miles of coastline to explore, there is also an enclosed garden and covered outdoor BBQ area ensuring the safety of younger children whilst allowing the grown-ups to enjoy an al-fresco lunch. Shop and pub 5 miles.

Spacious open-plan living room with wood-burning stove, sun room and dining area all with wooden floors and well-equipped kitchen with tiled floor. Utility and games room in double garage. Twin bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, toilet, shower seat and grab rails. First floor: Two double bedrooms each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Family bunk bedroom with additional bunk beds (for +2). Family bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, air source central heating (underfloor in first floor bathrooms and all of ground floor), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Hot tub for 8 (private )
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Games room
  • Natural water supply from hill spring
  • Pets to be kept under control
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Please note: This property has a security deposit of £400 (to be paid by bank transfer).


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2018


Access - Wheelchair

Accessible – Bath/Shower Seat

Accessible – Entrance Ramp/Level Access

Accessible – Grab Rails

Accessible – Ground Floor Wet Room

Accessible – Walk In Shower/Bath


Coastal within 1 mile

Cot Available - Cot

Customers' Choice

Cycle Store

Detached Property


Enclosed garden / patio

Fishing nearby

Games Room

Garden or Patio

Ground floor facilities


Horse Riding nearby

Hot tub Privacy - Private

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Open Fire

Parking-designated on site


Sea View

Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

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


  • 3 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 8 reviews


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Local amenities


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  • Llanaelhaearn

  • Friends


out of 10

We had an amazing week at Degnish, the location is outstanding with 360° views. We relaxed and walked and had table tennis tournaments. The 5 mile single track road enhanced rather than detracted, and as we had plenty of advance notice, we were stocked up and had no need to leave the property. We did explore though and went as far as Oban and Inveraray for day trips. Would very much recommend!

27 Feb 2022


  • Brighouse

  • Family


out of 10

We have just got back from a wonderful week away at Degnish. There were eight of us in our family and there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space and we didn’t feel crowded at all. The drive up to Degnish is jaw dropping and stunning, and the first view of the house had us all saying “wow”. The setting is beautiful and something we never tired of exploring. The house itself is lovely, well thought out and plenty to do. We loved the hot tub and the beautiful views, family table tennis and pool. Not once did we hear “I’m bored” from the girls. We can highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!!!

7 Nov 2021


  • Aberfoyle

  • Friends


out of 10

We had a fabulous week. I loved the isolation and of course the hot tub!!! Lots of good family fun in a beautiful setting. The house was cosy and very comfortable with everything you could possibly need in it. Would love to return 

26 Oct 2021

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