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Large Estate with Own Fishing Loch - Cottage

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Last updated: 08/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Portsonachan cottage description

This beautiful old Scottish Baronial Estate is less than two hours scenic drive North West of Glasgow and sits in thousands of acres of glorious landscape. The Estate enjoys its own fishing Loch with islands and the remains of an 11th century castle. Ben Cruachan, one of the Scottish Munros, provides the backdrop often reflected in Loch Tromlee creating a breathtaking view as you drive up the Estate's track to the three properties.

The Cottage and two Lodges lie within the grounds of the Main House (property 1148035) but enjoy their own privacy.
The Lodges are tucked away overlooking the orchard and fields in their immediate vicinity. The original Lodge 'Orchard View' was built in 2004 and in 2011 we refurbished and extended the existing Lodge to create 'Field View', an additional holiday accommodation with a further two bedrooms. In 2011/2012 we refurbished the original Lodge to create Field View create felxible accommodation by linking the two Lodges through and interlinking but lockable door. Now we can offer comfortable accommodation for two (Small Lodge), four (Medium Lodge) or six people (Large Lodge) enjoying business speed internet and beautiful views of the Estate.

The Cottage on the other hand is our 'all on one level' accommodation and comprises of one double bedroom and an open plan living space with a sofa bed and multi-fuel stove.

A holiday on our Estate is ideal for active couples and families, who enjoy a spot of bird watching, walking, hiking and generally taking time out from the hustle and bustle of city life. Despite its remote feel, civilisation is not far away with Taynuilt being 8miles away and the busy seaside town of Oban being only 40minutes drive away.


Fire Wood is available from us directly but as it does take us a lot of time and effort to provide wood on site we do ask for £10 per large bag. Alternatively coal and logs can be purchase at any of the local supermarkets and garages.

Cottage: Portsonachan Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 417025ha

The Ballimore Cottage was built at the same time as the main house, in 2003. It is fitted out to high specification and has its own heating system and additional wood stove. The Cottage consists of one double bedroom with built in wardrobe, fully fitted bathroom (shower over bath) and open plan kitchen/ living area with wood stove and a sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a washer/ dryer and in the living area you can find a Satellite TV and DVD player. This self-catering cottage is perfect for couples or small families of all ages to enjoy the peaceful tranquillity within this beautiful remote place. Fishing can be undertaken in the Estate’s Loch Tromlee or at Loch Awe, just a short drive away. The pub in Kilchrenan is 4 Miles down the road and for day trips we recommend nearby Oban, Inveraray and the Isle of Mull.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom: 1 double, 1 baby crib

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          • Livingroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • The double bedroom and the double sofa bed in the lounge ensure that four people can comfortably stay in the cottage. However for a small fee it is possible to book a cot or fold out bed to be set up in the bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • The Cottage has a pay-as-you-go electricity meter, which ensures that our guests can monitor their own consumption. (The average cost for a week's electricity is by about £20.) Fishing can be undertaken in the Estate’s Loch Tromlee or at Loch Awe, just a short drive away. The pub in Kilchrenan is 3 miles down the road and for day trips we recommend nearby Oban, Inveraray and the Isle of Mull....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Waterfalls
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Library

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Skiing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Towels Provided

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: £
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              April/ May
                              Apr 1 - May 30, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £90 £105
                              £450
                              June/ July/ August
                              May 31 - Sep 5, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £110 £130
                              £550
                              September/ October
                              Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £90 £105
                              £450
                              November/ December
                              Oct 25 - Dec 19, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £70 £80
                              £350
                              Christmas/ NewYear
                              Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £110 £130
                              £550
                              January/ February/ March
                              Jan 10 - Mar 20, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £70 £80
                              £350
                              April/ May
                              Mar 21 - May 29, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £90 £105
                              £450
                              June/ July/ August
                              May 30 - Sep 4, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £110 £130
                              £550

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              The Cottage has its own pay as you go electricity meter, which costs approx. £20-£30 per week.

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                              Location

                              45 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Glasgow International Airport
                              18 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Oban
                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Taynuilt
                              40 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              M8, Erskine Bridge
                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              beach
                              3 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Kilchrenan Inn
                              59 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ski
                              Ben Nevis
                              7 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Taynuilt

                              Car: Necessary

                              Due to its closeness to Oban, the 'Gateway to the Isles' and 'Seafood Capital of Scotland', there is plenty to do at Ballimore.

                              On the Estate you can cycle, walk, fish and explore the ruins of a small MacCorquodale castle which belonged to the family who inhabited the estate in the 11th century.

                              There are also plenty of other ventures to undertake...

                              Day trips to the Islands: Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra, South Uist, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay, boat trips on Loch Etive, fishing at Loch Awe, wildlife photography with 'Loch Visions', cycling and mountain biking, diving, sea kayaking, hillwalking, ceilidh dancing or visits to Bonawe iron furnace in Taynuilt, Oban Distillery, Inverary Jail or the Cruachan power station. As it is a very historical area there are many castles to explore and beautiful or gardens to discover.

                              The nearest pub is only 3 miles from the house in Kilchrenan and those seeking restaurants, shops and nightlife will find a nice variety in Oban.

                              Other Activities: Whisky trail

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: We are a family of 6 running this farm and self-catering business since 2008. Having moved to Scotland in 2009 we enjoy life on the West-Coast and are keen to meet new people through the nature of our business. On the farm we keep Highland cows, sheep and two dogs. We thrive to share our enthuiasm for the country and its heritage and aim to make our guests' stay a memorable one!

                              Why the Owner Chose Portsonachan:
                              With its remote and peaceful location Ballimore Farm is truely unique and provides the perfect getway from the hustle and bustle of city life!


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                              Speaks: german, english

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                              Photos

                              • The Cottage

                                The Cottage

                              • View of Ben Cruachan from Loch Tromlee

                                View of Ben Cruachan from Loch Tromlee

                              • Field View (Medium Lodge) - Dining with a view

                                Field View (Medium Lodge) - Dining with a view

                              • Field View (Medium Lodge) - Multi-fuel stove responsible for central heating.

                                Field View (Medium Lodge) - Multi-fuel stove responsible for central heating.

                              • Field View (Medium Lodge) - Upstairs Bedroom (Twin)

                                Field View (Medium Lodge) - Upstairs Bedroom (Twin)

                              • Cottage - Master Bedroom

                                Cottage - Master Bedroom

                              • Cottage - multi fuel stove (which fuels the underfloor heating) and sofabed

                                Cottage - multi fuel stove (which fuels the underfloor heating) and sofabed

                              • Cottage - Dining Area

                                Cottage - Dining Area

                              • Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Sleeping Platform

                                Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Sleeping Platform

                              • Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Kitchenette with washing machine

                                Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Kitchenette with washing machine

                              • Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Bathroom

                                Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Bathroom

                              • Field View (Medium Lodge) - Entrance and Patio

                                Field View (Medium Lodge) - Entrance and Patio

                              • Field View (Medium Lodge) - Master Bedroom

                                Field View (Medium Lodge) - Master Bedroom

                              • Field View (Medium Lodge) - Lounge with multi fuel stove

                                Field View (Medium Lodge) - Lounge with multi fuel stove

                              • Field View (Medium Lodge) - Hob and Oven

                                Field View (Medium Lodge) - Hob and Oven

                              • Our cows greeting our guests and visitors

                                Our cows greeting our guests and visitors

                              • Cottage - Living Room with wood stove, sofabed, satellite TV and dining table.

                                Cottage - Living Room with wood stove, sofabed, satellite TV and dining table.

                              • Cottage - Kitchen with washing machine, hob, oven and microwave.

                                Cottage - Kitchen with washing machine, hob, oven and microwave.

                              • Our youngest cows

                                Our youngest cows

                              • Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Living Space with Sleeping Platform

                                Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Living Space with Sleeping Platform

                              • Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Double Bed

                                Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Double Bed

                              • Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Dining Area

                                Orchard View (Small Lodge) - Dining Area

                              • Ben Cruachan and the track to our properties

                                Ben Cruachan and the track to our properties

                              £70 - £130 per night (GBP)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Speaks: german, english
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