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Burnside House

(Ref. 1054855)

Portsonachan near Lochawe, Argyll & The Isles Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • loch (6)
  • awe (6)
  • area (4)
  • house (4)
  • cottage (3)
  • gardens (3)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "The only thing that let the cottage down is the shower cleanliness of the shower room in master bedroom also the toilet ."

    .there are products on the market that will rid of that also bleach or a toilet cleaner down the loo after each visits will improve .. So I'm given 4 as there is room for improvement but otherwise excellent stay

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Sep 2023

  • "This is an amazing property, close to Loch Awe."

    Lovely welcome gifts from the owners. Has everything you need & there are lovely gardens to wander around. Lovely sunsets over the Loch. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Joanne4.1Aug 2023

  • "Loved the remoteness of this lovely spacious cottage with views of Loch Awe."

    Although off the beaten track, it is a great location for exploring the area. Good idea to bring own supplies as shops for more diverse foods or fresh meat and fish etc can only be purchased with a 45 min drive.

    Reviewed by Juliette4.7Sep 2022

  • "Our engineers stayed at Burnside long term as they were working in the area."

    All of them enjoyed staying at the house. The local area was wonderful. Thanks again Gary. Kind regards, Ali

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great place to stay, really enjoyed our week."

    Enough to keep us entertained as family with kids, aged 4 and 6, in the area. Also, took our paddle boards, so being able to launch straight on to the loch from the property was great, and Loch Awe was so peaceful, particularly in the evenings, so able to take advantage of the light evenings. Property suited our needs. Previous reviewers have commented on the cream carpet throughout, which was a little stressful with small kids, particularly in the kitchen, but this in no way detracted from the enjoyment of the property overall.

    Hi just to say we are so glad you enjoyed your week, and thankyou for the positive feedback. We look forward to having you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dora5.0May 2022

  • "Location was lovely, walking distance to Loch Awe with access to large, beautiful gardens where the children could run around & play football."

    House has good amount of space with very useful porch to take off dirty shoes etc before entering main house. Unfortunately the house was not very clean. Both showers were completely blocked with hair so they filled with water after about 30 seconds. We did not feel inclined to remove excess hair left by other guests. Both bathrooms and the kitchen have white carpet. The carpets were badly stained, ESP round the toilets and near the fridge. This was very disconcerting and difficult to keep clean. One of the showers also leaked so the floor was permanently wet. The kitchen was not well equipped; no dishwasher, no basic coffee making facilities, no dryer (it was almost impossible to get clothes dry), no supplies at all, not even salt and pepper, no tea towels ( we have never come across this before although it was mentioned in the brochure.) Good TV but poor set top box so the picture was blurred. Just a small amount of attention would make this place really super. The living room was spacious and comfortable and the beds were satisfactory. There was room for all of us to eat at the table and the layout worked well. Updating the kitchen and bathrooms would make a huge difference.

    Thank you for booking with us, and it was pleasing to see you enjoyed our gardens and facilities. We are somewhat at a loss over the other comments, the proud and meticulous cleaners have never had a complaint, only positive comments. The showers are cleaned and checked every time and again are cleaned to the highest of standards. There has never been a leak reported before. Sorry, you feel the kitchen was not well equipped, it is not advertised with a dishwasher or dryer there is 2x clotheslines outside and an airer. We are not to leave condiments at this difficult time. However, I am sure you enjoyed our welcome gifts of Prosecco, Chocolates, Shortbread, Fresh Milk, and Bottled Water. There were New Tea Towels in the drawers as well as a new Oven Glove TV is perfect and again never had a complaint but as the property is in the Scottish Highlands the satellite signal was maybe a bit weak Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Aug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a very nice location, quiet and picturesque surroundings."

    Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jul 2021

  • "Loch Awe is truly gorgeous as is the surrounding area."

    I think the photo of the house was rather misleading - it looks like it is sitting on its own, but in reality there is another house 3 metres away with a shared driveway (which was awkward as the occupants of other house had 2 cars). Stunning gardens though! Also worth pointing out that the road leading to the house is single track and a little stressful for nervous drivers (and cyclists).

    Reviewed by Anne Marie4.1Jun 2021

  • "Thank you I had such an amazing time staying at Loch Awe."

    What a magical peaceful place. And Burnside house was very cosy and comfortable I felt really happy and at home. Thanks for having me! Victoria

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with cot and en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living room
  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Electric range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private garden with lawn, seating and access to woodland
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10.7 miles, pub 2.3 miles

The property

Enjoy a sensational rural retreat at this stunning detached property resting on the grounds of Sonachan House, providing a family of five a welcoming base to explore the adventure of Argyll and Bute.

Burnside House boasts three well-presented bedrooms among scenes of peaceful woodland and extensive grounds, perfect for an afternoon wander.

Hang up your coats and take off your boots as you enter the porch and prepare for a snug evening inside after a long day of exploration, curl up next to the electric log effect fire as you snuggle with a blanket on the large corner sofa for a film night in the pretty living room.

Let the chef of the group show off their skills in the well-equipped kitchen, preparing delicious home-cooked meals using the contemporary appliances before sitting down for an intimate dinner party over a bottle of wine and good company.

When you're ready to call it a night, retreat upstairs to one of three lovely bedrooms, choosing between a master double with a cot and its own luxury en-suite walk-in shower room, another double and a quaint single, all with access to a sleek family bathroom where you can unwind with your favourite book in a soapy bubble bath.

Burnside House is the perfect spot to relish in quality time with your loved ones.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 1061674, together sleeping up to 11 guests.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AB-00697-C

Burnside Cottages

Properties 1061674 and 1054855 can be booked together, sleeping 11 in total. Prepare for an unforgettable escape to Scotland at these two amazing cottages found among the tranquil woodlands and grounds of Sonachan Hotel, a 19th Century building resting on the edge of the shores of Loch Awe, overlooking scenes of gorgeous woodland and out to views of rugged mountains in the countryside. Both dwellings beam with character and charm, fitted with stylish amenities throughout, ideal for a large gathering of two families or a group of friends. Prepare hearty meals in the amply-equipped kitchens, relax in front of the toasty fires, or enjoy fun-filled evenings at The Steading as you gather for a pint and game of pool in your very own pub within the games room. Explore enchanting woodland straight from the doorstep, taking a sleepy afternoon stroll along remote pathways over to the glistening shores of Loch Awe, an ideal hotspot for fishing, boat trips and spotting local wildlife. Venture out on a wide range of walking and cycling trails in this area, as well as challenging hikes up steep Scottish mountains nearby, soaking up the picturesque scenery of idyllic landscapes and rustic lands. Head over to the loch side and try your luck at some fishing, and a choice of water sports, from kayaking, canoeing, and swimming, journeying over to the quaint village of Dalmally for a wander into the local shops and pubs, whilst Oban town centre boasts an even wider selection of amenities. Take the ferry over to Scottish Islands such as Mull and Iona, or discover Inveraray with its historic castle, jail and the awe-inspiring Loch Fyne. Discover a delightful break away to this stunning part of Scotland, where adventure and history and scenic wonder awaits.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

LOCHAWE

Inveraray 16.1 miles; Oban 21.2 miles; Glencoe 45 miles; Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park 55.7 miles

The village of Lochawe lies on the fringes of the spectacular Loch Awe with its wild, dramatic hillside and beautiful scenic landscapes. In addition to the Scottish baronial-style St Conan’s Chapel built in 1883, it has a railway station and steamer pier bordered by picturesque countryside. Discover the marvellous Kilchurn Castle, an ancient ruined structure on a rocky peninsula at the north-eastern end of Loch Awe and one of the most photographed castles in Scotland. To the west of the town lies Cruchan Hydro Power Station hidden deep within the mountain of Ben Cruachan, amongst some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery. Here you can take a guided tour and stop off in the cafe, a great place for a light bite to eat or a refreshing beverage, boasting spectacular views in a light, modern setting. There are many walking and cycling opportunities in the area, if you're feeling adventurous and particularly energetic, why not climb Ben Cruachan? It is a 1126m mountain that is the highest point in Argyll and Bute, offering simply breath-taking views from the top on a clear day. A bit further out, Ben Lui is the nearest mountain (20.4 miles away) at the north-western edge of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, and if you want to make a trip to The Trossachs on the other side of the park, you'll have a breath-taking drive around the north-eastern edge via Bridge o' Turk and past the tips of Lochs Tay and Earn, and Ben Vorlich. How could you miss an opportunity to explore this stunning and tranquil area of Scotland?