Baliemore holiday cottage, Ellary Estate, nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, West Coast Scotland.
Baliemore Cottage is located on the picturesque Ellary Estate on the west coast of Scotland and surrounded by stunning scenery with far reaching views out to sea. It provides a delightful and luxurious, self-catering, no smoking accommodation for up to four people.
For the sailor, the west coast of Scotland needs no introduction. The islands of the Inner Hebrides are all within easy reach. If you would rather be a passenger then Mull, Iona, Jura, Islay, Tiree, Coll, Colonsay and Barra, as well as some of the smaller inhabited islands, can be easily accessed by ferry from nearby Oban. For those that are not seaworthy, nearer to home why not drive across the bridge over the Atlantic to Seil and see the slate island of Easdale.
Baliemore Cottage is well situated for visiting many places of interest. In the immediate area there are plenty of trails for the walker to enjoy. Pay a visit to the splendid Arduaine Gardens - one of the magnificent gardens of Argyll. Further afield there are beautiful glens and lochs to explore. Spend a day in breathtaking Glencoe, ride the chairlift (if you dare!) to fully appreciate the spectacular views of this beautiful landscape. This part of Scotland has plenty of castles to visit - ruined as well as lived-in. The village of Kilmartin will fire the imagination of any budding historian and archaeologist - there are 350 ancient monuments within a small radius, 150 of them are prehistoric. The village includes the outstanding Kilmartin Museum, which may shed some light on the mystery surrounding the standing stones. Take a drive to Inveraray, the ancient seat of the Campbells, where you can visit the stunning Inveraray Castle or the famous Inveraray Jail.
When it rains, a visit to the nearby Sea Life Centre, the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park or the Highland Wildlife Park at Inveraray will be very popular with children (and adults!). Or spend a day in bustling Oban with its busy ferry port, its good restaurants and pubs, cinema and theatre. While there, a tour of the famous Oban Distillery could also be put on the itinerary. If all you want to do is chill out, then Baliemore Cottage will give you the chance to recharge your batteries. Relax while you enjoy the beauty and romance of the West Coast of Scotland from this cosy base.
Take a trip out to sea and see what you can catch - but watch out for the Corrievreckan, the largest whirlpool in Europe, which is only a short distance outside the harbour of Craobh Haven. Take a pair of binoculars with you when you go out as you never know what you will see. The area is world famous for its wildlife. Seals laze on the small islands all round or you may be lucky and glimpse some of the otters that live here. Up on the hills, you may see red deer. If very lucky, you may spot a golden eagle or an osprey in the sky. On the islands, birdwatchers will see corncrakes and other birds now rare on the mainland.
For those of you that are more interested in culinary adventures. Nearby are plenty of places selling some of the best produce this country offers. The local beef and lamb is as a good as you can get. The seafood caught offshore is in demand around the world, and you can enjoy fresh langoustines, prawns, lobster, scallops and crab, all available in the nearby towns of Oban and Lochgilphead. When you want to eat out, there is lots of choice all within easy distance. Whether it's the award winning Ballachullish Hotel restaurant, the fine food at Crinan Hotel, seafood at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, or local bar food, there is a wide choice available to suit most pockets. And if you fancy a drink and a meal, there is a small shop and restaurant not far away.
- Sleeps - 4
- Bedrooms - 2 double
- Bathrooms - 1 shower room
- Washing machine
- TV freesat
- WIFI not available but numerous 4g mobile networks cover the area.
- Electric heating
- Fireplace with electric fire
- French doors
- Patio, garden furniture
- Dogs welcome - maximum of 2, first
dog free of charge
- Short breaks out of season or
at short notice
- Lochgilphead - 15 miles
- Airports: Glasgow - 100 miles /
Campbeltown - 50 miles
- Station: Glasgow 100 miles
- Shop amd restaurant at Castle Sween 3 miles
Lochgilphead 15 miles, Tarbert 20 miles
- Horse riding - 10 miles
- Sailing on the estate (bring your own boat/kayak)
- or 15 miles to hire boats/kayaks (Ardrishaig)
- Castle Sween 10 miles by private hill road
(access for cottage residents only)
- Beaches - Stronefield Beach, several around the estate
- Walking/hiking from the front door
- there are over 15,000 acres to explore
- Wildlife - otters, seals, deer and
red squirrels are all regular visitors
- Ferries to Portavadie, Arran, Gigha
and Islay all within an hour's drive
Baliemore is a carefully renovated detached holiday cottage, set by it's self in the most stunning remote location, you wont want to leave! (but no so remote, 3 miles away is a small shop and restaurant)
The cottage is approached by a private road, there is a 5 bar gate and plenty of parking for cars.
The accommodation is all on one level, an open plan kitchen / sittingroom, there is a focal fireplace with electric effect fire.
The cottage is tastefully furnished with fabulous far reaching views over the moors and out to sea. Double patio doors lead to a charming garden with patio - perfect for alfresco dining. The kitchen back door steps straight out into the most fantastic landscape, perfect for dogs.
The cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 double bedrooms. Keep cozy with electric central heating throughout.
WIFI is not available but numerous 4g mobile networks cover the area and TV has be freesat.
This is a gorgeous place to stay for a romantic break, honeymoon or just a total switch off with glorious peace and lots of nature.
Leave Lochgilphead on the A816 in the direction of Oban, turn left after 2 miles at Cairnbaan and cross the canal. After a further 3 miles, turn left again and follow the signposts for Achnamara and through to Castle Sween.
Baliemore Cottage is located a further 3 miles along from the holiday park. Ring the bell at the office to collect your keys and your final directions to Baliemore.
For Sat Nav Users the Castle Sween Postcode is PA31 8PT.
Electricity charged at cost - metered and charged at the end of your stay. Electric heating throughout, so very cosy and efficient.
Pets: first stays free. Maximum 2 per property.
Bed linen is provided, but you are asked to bring your own Towels and Tea Towels.
Cost and availability:
Change over day is normally Friday, and holiday lets are generally Friday - Friday, but flexible if there is space and at short notice. Check in from 3pm, out 10am.
Weekend/short breaks welcome out of season or at short notice.
To book this delightfully remote Argyll cottage with 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 guests, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.
direct to the owner
Baliemore holiday, Ellary Estate, Achahoish, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8PT. Scotland, United Kingdom.
Remote Scottish cottage near Lochgilphead, Argyll.
Day trips destinations from Lochgilphead take you as far as Fort William and beyond to the North, most of central Scotland to the East and as far as Glasgow to the South. To the West, take ferry trips to Arran, Gigha, Islay, Jura, Mull and Iona plan your trip sop that you can get back in time for tea. Visit some of Scotland's most famous gardens (Brodick, Achamore, Arduaine, Crarae etc.) a trip on the steam locomotive from Fort William to Mallaig, walking, fishing, golf, sailing or a visit to a distillery on Islay, a day skiing at Glencoe or Aonach Morr or one of the hundreds of other attractions which the West of Scotland has to offer. Car touring along the West coast needs no introduction - the roads are fabulous (not just the North coast 500).