Large farmhouse sleeps 9 - by the beach in Argyll

A big farmhouse for rent where guests can enjoy trout fishing, sea angling and use of boats, canoe, kayak and paddle boards. There is also a spacious games room with pool table and table tennis.

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Craigdhu Farmhouse, Ardfern, Argyll, Scotland

This most attractive old farmhouse is only yards from the beach at the head of Loch Craignish in a beautiful part of Argyll. Standing by itself, with no other property nearby and almost an acre of gardens to explore, Craigdhu is a most comfortable house and a delightful place to holiday at any time of the year.

Built around a central courtyard, Craigdhu takes its name from the dramatic black basalt dyke immediately behind the house. Once the principal farmhouse of Barbreck Estate, now it is a spacious self-catering family home with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, sleeping nine. From the upstairs bedrooms and the large games room there are superb views across the loch.

With the village shop less than a mile down the road, a choice of good local restaurants and pubs, and many things to see and do nearby, you'll find that Craigdhu is a wonderfully convenient and interesting place to enjoy a Scottish holiday. Should you not want to use the boats provided, there are plenty of other opportunities for getting afloat - you could take the ferry from Oban and spend a day on Mull or Iona, or go whale watching on Britain's most powerful wildlife charter boat - one of many boat trip options. Two world famous golf links are within easy reach, the Machrihanish near Campbeltown and the Machrie on Islay.

Nearby there is a wide choice of walks, superb gardens and some of the most amazing prehistoric sites in Scotland, plus famous castles and the extraordinary Inveraray Jail.

boats outside the farmhouse
  • Sleeps - 9
  • Bedrooms - 5 (2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single)
  • Bathrooms - 3 (2 en-suite)
  • Large games room with pool table
  • Washing machine and tumble drier
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Everhot cooker and microwave
  • TV, DVD, CD player-radio
  • Wood burning stove
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Free WiFi
  • Cot and high chair
  • Boats, canoe, kayak and paddle board included
  • Electric outboard motor
  • Three bicycles included
  • Extensive garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Pets welcome by arrangement
  • Lochgilphead 16 miles
  • Glasgow Airport - 2 hours
  • Shop, pub and restaurant - 1 mile
  • One minute from the sea
  • Golf
  • Fishing - Trout fishing and sea angling
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Boat trips
  • Explore the islands
  • Visit historic castles and Inveraray Jail
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Kitchen dining room for self-catering


Recently refurbished to the highest standard, this spacious family home has a superb fully equipped kitchen, with hand-crafted ash units, an Everhot cooker (an electric equivalent to an Aga) plus an additional electric hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and large walk-in larder. The informal dining area, with patio door, looks out to the garden. Next door is a large comfortable sitting room, with a wood-burning stove, interesting antique furniture and paintings.

The main bedroom, with an attractive en-suite bathroom, and the single bedroom are on the ground floor. Upstairs are three large bedrooms (one double, two twins) with two bathrooms - one en-suite and one with an additional power shower.

Outside is a large garden with many interesting plants and shrubs - there is under-cover parking in the former cart shed. In the loft above is a large games room with a full sized pool table, table tennis and an open fire. This is a wonderful place to stay in Argyll for a self-catering holiday!


By Road: From Glasgow follow the A82 Loch Lomond road north to Tarbet, from here take the A83 to Lochgilphead. Craigdhu is 16 miles north of Lochgilphead off the A816. Turn left on the road to Ardfern, Craigdhu is the first house you come to, about half a mile down the road on the right.

What's included:

All bed linen, towels, electricity and logs for the wood burning stove.

Outboard motor and bicycles are also included in the rental price

Cost and availability:

This lovely self-catering house is available throughout the year, from 4pm on a Saturday to 10am on the following Saturday. Short breaks are welcome in the winter. Special offers for last minute bookings.

To book this exceptional Argyll self-catering farmhouse on the shore of Loch Craignish, click the enquiry button below and check availability and view rental rates.

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Craigdhu Farmhouse, Ardfern, Argyll, Scotland

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