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Degnish Farmhouse

Kilmelford, near Oban, Argyll and Bute | SWWU 5 Grade:
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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 and towels 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).

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Grab Rails
    Grab Rails
  • Bath/Shower Seat
    Bath/Shower Seat
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 8

    20/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2019
    A beautiful farmhouse with amazing views - however it is located at the end of a single track road which is in very bad condition-loads of potholes and it is not for the faint hearted with blind bends and summits. It is not suitable for sporty/low vehicles

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I confirm the council have agreed to repair the road between January and March 2020.

  • 8

    14/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2019
    If you are prepared to trek the 5 miles (25minutes) along a very rough track from the main road, you will be rewarded with the most spectacular setting. In the evenings we watched golden eagles and sea eagles and enjoyed the magnificent sunsets. We were very fortunate in having a week of excellent weather in October...not guaranteed at this time of year. The house is perfect for children, lots of toys and games indoors and swings and enclosed space outdoors. One particular aspect for disabled guests should be noted however. The wetroom was quite dark and there were no grabrails at all meaning my husband had to be helped on and off the loo. There are no shelves for toiletries and the shaver point was too high to reach from a wheelchair and was not even accessible to plug in our toothbrush. Potential guests should also note that use of the hot tub incurs an additional £100/week. The house was quite expensive to rent but, although very nice, there was lots of chipped glass/crockery and the boot room and one bedroom were cold, with no instructions regarding use of the room thermostats. Although reasonably clean, there was some previous guest's sock lying under a bed and a dirty glass inside one of the bedside tables. It is also the responsibility of guests to remove all their rubbish to a disposal area some considerable distance from the house. Despite these points we enjoyed our stay in this beautiful area of Argyll and Bute.


  • 10

    29/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2019
    We all had a fabulous time at Dengish Farmhouse - The house was perfect and in a stunning location. The views are out of this world! We also had the hot tub which was fantastic too! with the most beautiful views! We will definitely return thank you. Karen


  • 10

    27/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2019
    We had a wonderful stay in Degnish Farmhouse with our family. The house is beautiful, cosy and very clean. We had a really good contact with the owner. And... special was that we received flowers for our wedding anniversary. Thank you very much for taking care of everything!


  • 10

    19/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2019
    Probably the nicest holiday let we have ever stayed in the UK. The house was perfect for two families with plenty of space, immaculately clean and very well presented with every conceivable extra in the most stunning private location with views to die for. 5 miles off the main road down a single track road skirting the loch with amazing views at every turn. Wildlife everywhere, stunning night skies - magical!


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