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Balvicar Beag

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Balvicar, Isle Of Seil, Argyll & The Isles Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Exactly what we wanted in the middle of nowhere, peaceful, views to die for and Flo & Ewan(owners) very nice people and helpful."

    Thank you for your complimentary words. I’m glad you enjoyed yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a fantastic little cabin on the shores of the Atlantic."

    I was greeted by Flo, the owner, who took me down and explained where everything was and left me to it. She'd left milk, butter and a freshly baked loaf of bread along with tea and coffee. The cabin was clean, comfy and very cosy when the weather turned. The shoreline is a two minute walk, good for exploring or just sitting and watching the geese. The view from the decking is gorgeous, enjoyed either with a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. You're 20 minutes drive back to Oban with all it hustle and bustle. Ganavan sands is a lovely beach with walks up to viewing points. From Oban, Fort William is just over an hour away, either via the coastal road or the mighty Glen Coe. A trip to Easdale is worth it. Tons to do if you wish or simple enjoy the peace of this little slice of heaven. As a solo traveller, I felt very safe and slept well. There's even wood to have a little fire and enjoy the stars. A warm welcome, a cosy retreat and peace and quiet, what more could you ask.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was lovely to meet you and I’m so glad you enjoyed yourself. Flo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely time not only either the cabin, but the area as well."

    We were made very comfort,everything we needed including smart TV and wi fi. The cabin is small but has everything thought of and you do need a car.We have holiday a lot in Scotland specifically in that area and still found two new places to enjoy.The owners were lovely and the cutest dog, yes,definite place to stay.

    Thanks for your lovely comments. It was lovely to meet you both. We hope we’ll see you again sometime. Flo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Oct 2023

  • "An absoloutly stunning location to stay at."

    It has all you need for your time there and spectacular hosts that went above and beyond. I would highly recommend a visit!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I’m glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again sometime. Flo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely comfortable stay, good hosts, great views and wildlife."

    Reviewed by Archie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely pod on the back of a farm with a stunning view over the Firth of Loin."

    Small but everything you need for a quiet and peaceful retreat. Flo welcomes you with some homemade bread which tasted amazing. Farmdog Jay will try any opportunity he gets to play with you by presenting his stick to throw, which is most amusing. Love to come back.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a most beautiful setting for our stay here in Balvicar Beag."

    A warm welcome from our hosts and a warm home cooked loaf on arrival at the perfectly compact accommodation. Stunning views across the Sea Loch whilst being entertained by some wonderful wildlife including Hen Harriers, Herons, Buzzards and Cormorants galore, Rabbits in abundance Red Squirrel, and a resident wee weasel. We only used our car twice preferring to walk around the area and island hop using the super little ferry boats. Ten out of ten for everything including the weather.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for your lovely bramble and apple crumble which was very tasty. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Flo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "The pod was very comfortable and provided the most beautiful views."

    It had everything we could need on our holiday, even including a fire pit which made the nights even more special. Aside from it being a lovely place, the owner welcomed us very kindly and made sure our stay was one we'll never forget. I would sincerely recommend the palce to anyone who want to get away from the crowds and noise of the city.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again Flo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aleksandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful week with the most incredible views!"

    My husband & I enjoyed the most peaceful week at Balvicar Beag, it was well kitted out with everything we needed there was even hangers in a cupboard which was very handy. The owners were on hand should we have needed anything but left us to enjoy the tranquil setting. The weather was a bit hit or miss but we still enjoyed sitting out on the decking area with some strawberries & cream with a glass of wine from the local shop. The fire pit was a big hit with my husband we sat out for hours one night as the sun went down & the stars came out. Enjoyed the little ferry ride over to Easdale island which is a must see! We spent a day going over to Mull on the ferry from Oban and also had some relaxing days with walks down to the waters edge. Also highly recommend lunch or dinner at the Oyster Bar the fish & Chips was amazing! All in all we would definitely recommend this little slice of heaven to anyone looking for a relaxing retreat. Only suggestion I would make is perhaps a small storage box outside the pod for leaving muddy boots so people aren’t having to bring them inside. Thank you Flo for a wonderful week!

    Thanks for your lovely comments. We're glad you enjoyed it as we were worried the weather would have spoiled it for you. We will add an outside box for boots as you suggest. Hope to see you again. Flo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Connie5.0Aug 2023

  • "I booked this on the off chance that we might enjoy a quiet peaceful weeks break, in a chalet for two."

    It was fantastic, the accomodation was spotless, equipped with everything we needed, located on a peaceful quiet area of a farm, with veiws to take your breath away. Living in the city and finding Balvicar Beag, was nothing short of fantastic. The road through the farm is a bit rough, but the location is well worth it. Perfect for one or two people.

    Thanks for your lovely comments David. It was lovely to meet you both Flo Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Balvicar Beag is the perfect place to relax and forget your worries."

    Scenery is stunning no matter what direction you look. The pod is well equipped and a lovely place to stay even in the rain. Thank you for a wonderful stay we will be back.

    Hi Lynne, Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope we’ll see you again soon. Flo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a pull-down double bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with decking and furniture and second raised seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 2.3 miles, loch Shore 0.6 miles
  • Note: Property is set on a working farm with livestock
  • Note: Bed is a pull-down bed in the living area
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am

The property

Boasting dramatic views of the loch and the rise and fall of the mountains behind, Balvicar Beag is a fantastic hideaway located in Balvicar, Isle of Seil, ideal for a couple looking to explore the wilder side of Scotland.

Accessible via the scenic Clachan Bridge, discover this delightful lodge settled into a working farm, surrounded by breath-taking scenery.

The contemporary design of the pod encourages you to make yourself at home in a well-fitted open-plan living area with a good selection of amenities and contemporary décor, so enjoy a romantic meal for two at the dining area with a view over the scenery, before snuggling up with your significant other in the sitting area to enjoy a movie night.

As the evening wears on, freshen up in the shower room before catching your rest in the pull-down double bed.

Make the most of the fresh morning air at the tastefully outfitted seating area or enjoy a glass of your favourite beverage in the elevated sitting area as the sun sets over the local scenery.

The Isle of Seil is a remote island connected to the mainland of Scotland via the Clachan Bridge, a historic spot where you can enjoy a walk through the scenery.

The property rests in the village of Balvicar, near the Atlantic ocean and a golf club where you can try out a game or two.

Stock up on essentials at the Balvicar Stores or enjoy a meal out and a drink at the Oyster Bar.

Balvicar, and the surrounding areas of the Isle of Seil, are immersed in wilderness and ideal for cycling, walking and birdwatching, with an abundance of wildlife and breath-taking scenery at your fingertips.

Explore the islands and coastlines with boat tours from Sealife Adventures and Seafari, or take a ferry to the neighbouring island of Easdale, home to the World Stone Skimming Championships, where there us a pub, The Puffer Bar and Restaurant, and the intriguing Easdale Island Folk Museum.

Enjoy a break from the bustle of everyday life with a stay at the tranquil Balvicar Beag.

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Oban 14 miles.

The village of Balvicar is found on Seil, the most northerly of the Slate Islands, attached to the Scottish mainland by the Clachan Bridge, built in 1793 and now famously known as the 'Bridge over the Atlantic' as it spans the narrow strip of ocean. This is a very peaceful and tranquil area, with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery which is wonderful for walking, birdwatching, cycling, boating and fishing. Balvicar's village shop and post office boast a wide range of groceries, newspapers, fishing tackle for sale and golf clubs for use at the adjacent Golf Club. The two other inhabited slate islands, Easdale and Luing, are reached by a small passenger ferry and a car ferry respectively. Not to be missed are the high adrenaline boat trips by Sea-fari and the more sedate trips by Sealife Adventures, which offer a wide range of marine eco-tours that include visits to the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the world's third largest whirlpool, whale and dolphin watching as well as the chance to spot basking sharks and a wealth of seabirds.

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