Barnlongart House, Ormsary, Lochgilphead, Argyll

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The historic county of Argyll is renowned for its beauty and Ormsary, on its western coast, has a quiet charm and allure all its own with its unspoilt landscape of woods and moorland, tumbling streams and clear lochs, rugged hills and sandy beaches. Set in a National Scenic Area, washed by the Gulf Stream, it enjoys a mild climate. Argyll is rich in archaeological sites, ancient chapels, historic towns, castles and Celtic antiquities. Ormsary is the perfect centre from which to explore them all including the many prehistoric monuments of Kilmartin and the grandeur of Castle Sween.

There are great forest walks within easy reach - with Ormsary, Torinturk, Loch Awe, Tarbert and Skipness being amongst the best. Ormsary Estate has over 30km of good hill roads suitable for walking, with areas designated as suitable for mountain biking. The sandy bay offers safe bathing, canoeing, windsurfing and sea fishing. Ormsary is also the perfect location from which to visit the famous gardens of Arduaine and Crarae.

If you would like to explore further a field there are ferries to the nearby islands of Islay, Jura, Mull, Gigha and Arran which are easily accessible. Other activities nearby include horse riding, golf, boating, cycling, hill walking, ferry tours and cruises. Wildlife adventures at Sea.fari and the Oban Wildlife Centre. Fascinating days out include the Cruachan Power Station built within Ben Cruachan Mountain, Oban Rare Breeds Park and Inveraray Jail.

There are seafood and music festivals held in Tarbert each year as well as one of the most prestigious yachting events, The Scottish Series, held each May. Also, classical concerts are held at Crear near Kilberry throughout the summer months. You will be spoilt for choice!

  • Sleeps - 11 / 12
  • Bedrooms - 6 (1 kingsize, 1 double
    3 twin, 1 single + pull out bed)
  • Bathrooms - 7 (4 en-suite and 1
    full disabled shower room and toilet)
  • Free to view satellite TV/DVD/Stereo
  • Dishwasher
  • Two electric cookers
  • Washing machine and tumble drier
  • Tumble drier
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Log fire (logs provided)
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Disabled access Category 3
  • Large garden with sitting area and garden furniture
  • Pets welcome - max 2
  • Lochgilphead - 14 miles, Tarbert - 20 miles
  • Glasgow airport ~110 miles
  • Stations - Glasgow ~ 110 miles
    Oban ~ 50 miles
  • Restaurants- Kilberry Inn ~ 9 miles
    (awarded a Michelin 'Bib Gourmand')
  • Safe walking and cycling paths on site
  • Lochgilphead Golf Club c14 miles
    Tarbert Golf Club c20 miles
  • Ormsary Community Centre - indoor activities
    including badminton, table tennis
    and indoor football
  • A small Pitch and Putt course - 1 mile
  • Indoor Swimming baths - Lochgilphead ~14 miles
  • Argyll Trail Horse Riding Centre Brentfield ~10 miles
  • Sea.Fari Adventures at Oban ~ 50 miles

There are also good restaurants and pubs throughout the district with many specialising in the local seafood and locally produced fare.

The estate boasts 20 miles of excellent footpaths and 5 miles of mountain bike track. There are wonderful opportunities for bird watching and observing wild life in its natural habitat.


The single storey house is spacious and extremely comfortable. It is ideally suited for large family groups of mixed ages as it can accommodate eleven or twelve people in one kingsize bedroom, one double bedroom, three twin bedded rooms and one single room (with additional extra pull out bed). There are four bathrooms en-suite (one with shower cabinet and bath), two other bathrooms, a cloakroom with toilet, and a full disabled shower room with toilet and basin for wheelchair use.

There is an attractive and spacious sitting room with a big open fire, a separate large dining room, large kitchen and laundry room with ample washing together provide plenty of room to cater for large groups. The house also has electric radiators and drying facilities. Two free standing cookers (no additional charge), parking for up to 6 cars, a large garden with sitting area and garden furniture and easy walking access.


Barnlongart is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Glasgow on the A83. Follow the road through Inveraray to Lochgilphead and on towards Tarbert and Campbeltown. Approximately 2 miles from the Canal Bridge in Ardrishaig, take the turning right on to the B8024 sign posted Kilberry. This is a single track road with passing places. Follow this road for about 6 miles and Barnlongart is on the left.

Ormsary can also be reached via Oban to the north following the A816 to Lochgilphead and then on towards Tarbert till you find the sign post for the B8024 sign posted Kilberry as above.

What's included:

Prices include heating, electricity and logs for the fire. Bed linen and towels are provided but not linen for the cot.

Mobile phone coverage in the area is poor, when required guests can make use of the phone in the house. Free wifi connection.

Deer stalking and walked up days may be available by prior arrangement during the appropriate season.

Cost and availability

This large holiday house is rented out year round. Change over day is Saturday, arrival time not before 4.00 pm and departure time by 10am.
Short breaks are available.

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Barnlongart House, Ormsary, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8NZ Scotland, UK.

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