The Barn at Scammadale Farm
Nr Oban, Argyll
The fantastic countryside and scenery make this a very popular part of Scotland to visit: lochs and glens, mountains and seascapes, castles and gardens offer everything for a perfect self-catering holiday. Argyll has wonderful hillwalking and mountain climbing opportunities with a number of Munros and Corbetts and also some more gentle hills to be explored. The historical sites are numerous from ancient castles to standing stones, slate quarries to ironworks - there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you want an activity packed holiday it is to be found around Argyll. Cycling enthusiasts have the choice of cycling along quiet glen roads or the network paths that are rapidly opening across Argyll - there is also fabulous mountain biking too.
The west of Scotland is an extremely popular haunt of yachts, and boat trips to the Inner Hebrides depart on a regular basis from Oban, which is easily reached. Mull and Iona are probably the most popular with a visit to the Abbey and for the wee ones a trip to Balamory which is normally known as Tobermory! A great day out is a trip to one of the many Highland Games during the summer - there is something uniquely Scottish about tossing the caber, listening to the pipers and watching the highland dancing. Many of the smaller towns and villages host a games with the big event being The Argyllshire Gathering in Oban in August. With so much to do and see you will be want to return the following year as you won't have time to fit everything in on your self-catering holiday in Argyll!
- Sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms - 3 (1 kingsize double and 2 twin rooms (or 1 twin and 1 quick-link double))
- 1 family bathroom with power shower over bath, 1 shower room and seperate wc
- Washing machine
- Gas cooker, electric double oven and microwave
- Total control central heating
- Flat screen TV with freesat in main sitingroom, 2nd TV for DVDs in upstairs lounge, CD player
- Wooden patio furniture and gas BBQ
- pets by arrangement
- Disabled access, category 3
- 4 Star Scottish Tourist Board Self-catering rating
- Oban - 13 miles
- Glasgow airport - 100 miles
- Oban railway station - 13 miles
- Fishing - free brown trout bank fishing on Loch Scammadale
- Golf- 9 hole golf course at Balvicar 10 miles and an 18 hole course at Obans
- Horse riding - Oban 13 miles, Appin 30 miles and Ardfern 15 miles
- Boat trips to Mull, Iona and other Inner Hebridean Islands from Oban
- Seafari at Easdale 12 miles away for wildlife/local island scenery
- Sealife centre at Barcaldine 20 miles
- Fort William the outdoor capital is only an hour's drive with excellent mountain biking facilities and winter sport centre
- Excellent local pub/restaurant - 8 miles Tigh-an-Truish - locally caught seafood
Restaurants at Melfort 10 miles away include 'Shower of Herring' and 'The Melfort Mermaid'. Oban which is 13 miles away has a selection of fine restaurants including "Eeusk", "Piazza", "The Waterfront" and "The Light of India" to name a few, plus some excellent fish and chip shops. There are a whole host of other amenities and attractions in the area including a swimming pool in Oban, Inveraray Castle and Jail, Cruachan power station and visitor centre, Oban distillery, Kilmartin Glen - standing stones and visitor centre, National Trust historical sites and gardens and a variety of castles.
'The Barn' is a newly converted, traditional stonebuilt, Scottish barn which has been finished to a high standard. It has a fantastic setting overlooking Loch Scammadale with the hills behind it. Parking is right beside the door where there is a ramp for easy access. This leads into the main living area which is open plan, the kitchen is central, fully fitted with electrical appliances and a gas hob and boasts a fantastic loch view from the kitchen sink. The dining-room adjoins the kitchen and has a large table and leather chairs, this room gives you a view down over the farmyard and up the glen towards the top end of the loch and the mountains behind. The sitting room makes up the rest of the open plan living area and in here you can appreciate one of the traditional features of the barn which are the slit windows: the room is comfortably furnished with leather sofas, coffee table and has a widescreen TV with freesat. There are sliding doors giving you uninterrupted views of the loch which changes continually and you can just step out onto the paved, walled patio and sit outdoors and enjoy the slower pace of life.
The wildlife is an attraction itself from dippers and divers to golden eagles and barn owls on the bird side to otter and deer amongst the animals. Come back into the barn and on the rest of the ground floor you will find a twin bedroom (can be converted to a double) also a separate WC and a shower room. There are also two good sized cupboards.
Upstairs there is another sitting area with leather sofa, TV with DVD player, CD player and a selection of DVDs, CDs, books and games and another little reading area with a chair and nest of tables. The master bedroom with kingsized double features a slit window over the headboard with a glimpse of the loch and also two velux windows which make the room very light and airy but also have blackout blinds .At the opposite end upstairs is the twin bedroom which also has velux windows and great views. Between the bedrooms is the family bathroom which has a power shower over the bath. All the bedrooms are furnished in white furniture with white metal bedsteads and good quality mattresses, the bedlinen and towels coordinated in ivory, coffee and chocolate. The barn is carpeted throughout except the kitchen, hall and bathroom/WC where there is vinyl flooring.
Outside there is ample parking and a large shed for storage (bikes, canoes etc. waterproofs and boots) and a drying line, all the recycling bins are stored here as well. There is also a large gas BBQ for the guests. Stabling and grazing are available.
From Glasgow take the A82 north to Crianlarich and Tyndrum where you then take the A82 to Oban. Continue through Oban taking the A816 to Lochgilphead/Campbeltown south for 10 miles. Turn left signposted to Scammadale and continue along the single track road for 3 miles, take the first left after reaching the loch signposted Scammadale Farm. The Barn is on the right at the end of the drive. Alternatively travellers from the South could travel North to Stirling then take the road to Crianlarich via the A84 to Lochearnhead and the A85 to Crianlarich, A82 to Tyndrum and the A85 to Oban then proceed as above.
Price includes all central heating and hot water, bed linen and towels. There is free brown trout bank fishing.
Cost and availability.
This Argyll holiday cottage is rented out year round. Change over day is Saturday changeover. Check in after 4pm, check out by 10am.
Short breaks are available out of peak season, minimum of 3 nights.
Discounts on more than 1 week and out of peak season deals.
No mobile phone coverage at the house, farmhouse phone for emergencies only.
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The Barn at Scammadale Farm, Kilninver, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4UU Scotland