The Old Barn

house with tennis court

In the stunning scenery of the Cowal peninsula and hard by the Kyles of Bute, it is almost impossible to believe you are just an hour and a half from Glasgow. The 21 acre Ormidale estate contains three holiday houses, a staff cottage, and an indoor swimming pool which is shared between the three houses. The estate's woodland walks extend into 1000s of acres of forestry commission land. Sailing, fishing and stalking of the highest quality are available in the area; within 40 minutes drive there are four golf courses, a riding school, two outdoor adventure centres, a quad-biking and clay-pigeon shooting facility. This part of Argyll is a mecca for walkers and climbers and cyclists - a dozen bikes are provided plus a few sets of golf clubs.

The Isle of Bute, with its tourist attractions including Rothesay, Mount Stuart, numerous gardens, and the fabulous sandy beaches, is only a few miles away, accessed by ferry from Colintraive. Dunoon with its castle and wildlife park is just half an hour away. Inverary with its castle, harbour and jail - and only a few miles beyond the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar - is reachable in less than an hour. With An Lochan, Inver Cottage, the Oyster Catcher and Colintraive Hotel all within 20 minutes drive, you are spoiled for choice for genuinely fabulous restaurants. This is an ideal large self-catering house to hire if you are several families holidaying together and looking for luxury group accommodation - perfect for all ages!

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  • Sleeps - 16 (max 12 adults)
  • Bedrooms - 7/8 (6 doubles, 1 bunk room,
    snug which converts to double)
  • Bathrooms - 3 (jacuzzi baths and sauna)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Microwave
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Two Plasma TVs, full Sky plus packages, DVD, CD player
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Courtyard terrace
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Indoor swimming pool, tennis court and games room
  • Hot tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Short breaks welcome
  • Pets welcome
  • A cook can be provided
  • Dunoon - 13 miles
  • Glasgow Airport - 53 miles
  • Station - Gourock 20 miles
  • Pub and restaurant - 1.5 miles
  • Golf - 8 miles
  • Fishing - 1 mile
  • Sailing - 1 mile
  • Quad biking - 16 miles
  • Watersports Centre - 12 miles
  • Ferry to Bute from Colintraive, 10 mins
  • Dunoon Castle and wildlife park
  • Great walking and cycling from doorstep
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large holiday house
large kitchen


The kitchen/breakfast room features an original exposed stone wall but is wonderfully light thanks to the large glass archway and door out to the private cobbled courtyard terrace.

The kitchen cabinets are oak, and the granite work surface, stone Belfast sink and travertine marble floor, are complemented by Neff, Gaggia and Bosch kitchen appliances to underline the commitment to quality and to marrying genuine traditional materials to the most up-to-date facilities. There is an American-style fridge freezer, single oven, double oven, microwave, halogen hob, large toaster and coffee machine. There is seating for up to eight around the expandable island unit in French polished oak. The kitchen gives way through an open exposed stone arch into the large sitting room with three sofas. There is a separate TV room seating up to a dozen - which converts into a double bedroom - and a dining room, both floored in the same cream travertine marble tiles. The dining room table can accommodate eight or be expanded to take 14.

The six double / twin rooms upstairs are complemented by a bunk room for children and the downstairs TV room can convert into an additional double bedroom for extra guests, or if a party require a downstairs bedroom for an elderly or disabled couple. Five of the bedrooms have wash-hand basins, and most have king size or super king beds. There is a downstairs loo and shower room, and a sauna. Two other bathrooms, featuring stunning floor to ceiling travertine tiles and corner jaccuzzi baths, as well as powerful showers, are on the first floor.

Underfloor heating is provided throughout the property from an environmentally friendly ground-source heat pump - it's very cosy even in the winter!


The Old Barn at Ormidale House is only an hour and a half from Glasgow, detailed directions available on booking.

What's included:

The rental price includes all heating and bed linen and towels are provided.

Cost and availability:

This large holiday property is rented out year round. Change over days are flexible. Weekend and short breaks available.

To book this stunning large self catering holiday house, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.

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The Old Barn, Ormidale, Glendaruel, PA22 3AF, Scotland, UK

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Party house for 16

This is a superb house for a party - whether a celebration with family or friends everyone will love staying here. It's beautifully appointed and has a hot tub, sauna, shared indoor swimming pool and tennis court as well as a games room. Fabulous walking and cycling from the doorstep and lots to see and do in the area too - a perfect party house!