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Upper Brackendale

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Taynuilt, Argyll & The Isles Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a very nice property got everything you need and a welcome basket with things you need ,it is nice and quiet and nice walk to Grahams shop there is post office/butchers/tea room/outdoor shop/Train station if you don’t want to drive to Oban or any other place ."

    At Connell there is Fishers Hotel where you get food and not expensive and food is really nice,

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank-you for the stay at Brackendale."

    Really lovely apartment in a very quiet location. Everything was spotlessly clean with a nice welcome pack of goodies on arrival. Bedrooms are cosy but the lounge/dining room/kitchen is very spacious area to relax in. Would certainly recommend. The pub mentioned in the description has been shut for the last 2 years following a fire and should be removed from the description.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Sep 2023

  • "A very special place to stay."

    Red squirrels and birds on the garden feeders, peaceful Lochan in back garden with Little Grebes and other birds, Loch Etive a short walk away - great for evening strolls. Other walks from the door.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely clean comfortable apartment in ideal spot."

    The welcome basket was much appreciated. Owners friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were made very welcome, a lovely quiet setting with pleasant walks on the doorstep and more ambitious a short drive away."

    There was a welcome pack waiting when we arrived with essentials and “Scottish” treats. The apartment was very roomy and comfortable

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful property very well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    A real home from home.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Upper Brackendale."

    We booked our stay very, very last minute and the owners were so accommodating even though we called and booked at 7pm on a Saturday ! The place has a stunning view and is spotlessly clean. It comes with all the amenities you could want for a stay away. The gift basket is a lovely treat and the pancakes were amazing! Thank you for a great stay.

    So nice to meet you Alice, and your family. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Neil happy you enjoyed his pancakes, I think they are better than mine, but dont tell him I said that! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was great."

    Everything we needed to make the holiday a success was provided. It was clean and comfortable. The property is situated in a lovely spot.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Spacious, clean and tidy accommodation which had everything we needed."

    The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and we certainly made the most of it. The property was set in a wonderful location, just a short distance from the village and the loch. We would definitely book this property again

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely beautiful cared for apartment."

    Spotlessly clean. Jan the owner was very welcoming. We very much appreciated the Scottish welcome hamper. A good base to explore the surrounding area. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2022

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable, well equipped apartment."

    Beautifully furnished with a full kitchen. Has own front entrance. A very quiet setting but close enough to the amenities of Taynuilt. In a great spot for visiting Oban, Inverary, Rannich Moor and Glencoe. Fort William is just over an hour away by car. Fantastic scenery all around and some great walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property owner was welcoming, friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2021

  • "The apartment was exactly what we wanted."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. It was in a great location for exploring the area and Jan the owner couldn’t have been more helpful. We wouldn’t hesitate to return in the future.

    Reviewed by April5.0Sep 2021

  • "The position of the property was particularly lovely near Loch Etive which was wonderful for evening walks."

    The village was very friendly and there were plenty of local walks.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Upper Brackendale."

    The apartment was very clean and comfortable and Jan and Neil made us very welcome. The apartment is in a very peaceful area but with excellent facilities in the village, a butcher, grocer, village inn and tearoom with lots of superb walks and attractions in the locality. We can heartily recommend Upper Brackendale.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Brackendale."

    We were greeted by Jan the owner and had a wonderful gift basket waiting for us at the property which was spotlessly clean and tidy. Whether you are looking to stay relatively local or use the cottage as a base for further travel, it is ideally located. With some great local walks to Loch Etive, the surrounding woods to Inverawe smokehouse for a toastie or into the small village for a drink in the Taynuilt Inn or to visit the local tearoom. Oban is 20 minutes away in the car, with links on the ferries to the Islands. I'd also recommend a visit to Inveraray Castle and the town there. You can be in Fort William in an hour or Glencoe in half that time. All in all, we had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at upper Brackendale."

    Jan and Neil have a beautiful apartment that has everything you need as well as homemade pancakes and a welcome pack on arrival! Quiet settling surrounded by fields, the iron furnace and Loch Etive. A perfect base to explore the isles and beyond. Would recommend to anyone. Some lovely local spots that we enjoyed Inverawe Smokery and country park which is only a short away . Taynuilt Golf Club Taynuilt Inn kilcreachan Inn delicious food and a pretty drive 6 miles away. The Old Inn - Appin for incredible Highland steaks and a stunning view of Castle Stalker. Walking the circular walk in Kerrera with a stop at the farm hut for some local highland ice-cream. Rosebank E bike hire in Appin to cycle around Lismore

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was a very comfortable, well equipped apartment, ideally situated for exploring the West of Scotland."

    Friendly host, would definitely recommend to others

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, cottage had everything you would need self catering and more!"

    Ideal location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jul 2021

  • "The apartment was very well appointed and situated on the edge of the village meaning that it was really quiet and had wonderful views and plenty of wildlife (loads of birds, red squirrels and rabbits) to watch from the windows."

    A great base for exploring the area and the village has a shop open late, a lovely cafe, post office, shop and pub - all very welcoming. You can do a lovely circular walk directly from the house down to the river via the smokery/ café and back via the loch and the iron furnace. We had a wonderful week and felt welcomed by the owners who provided us with a fantastic hamper of Scottish specialities and home made Scotch Pancakes - delicious. Would not hesitate to recommend and hope to come to stay again sometime.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles
  • Note: There is a deep pond at the bottom of the garden, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Guests have sole use of the garden at the front of the property Note: This property only accepts Saturday check ins from Easter to October
  • From October to Easter this restriction does not apply.

The property

Upper Brackendale is a lovely, first floor apartment settled in the village of Taynuilt in the peaceful Scottish countryside.

With a newly refurbished interior, this welcoming holiday apartment is perfect for families to call home for a while, with access to glorious scenery, including one of Scotland’s largest mountains, Ben Cruachan.

Follow a single lane track to find the apartment, situated above the owner’s home and enjoying a remote setting.

The open plan living space is where all can gather to discuss the days events, whether it be at the dining table over a home-cooked meal, or slumped on the sofa whilst choosing something to watch on the TV.

The kitchen comes with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and even a washer/dryer, so you can wash your muddy clothes straight away.

Step into the walk-in shower and rinse yourself off after a day of rambles, before climbing into the double bed to catch your rest.

There is also a pretty twin room which is perfect for children.

The surrounding garden is beautiful with many lawned areas and shrubs, as well as off-road parking for two cars, there is a garden seating area for 4 people at the bottom of the garden beside the Lily pond, which guests have enjoyed using for reading, coffee and is a perfect place for a BBQ.

Taynuilt is a quaint village, home to a popular tea room perfect if you want a night off cooking, whilst a well-stocked grocer provides all the essentials.

One of Taynuilt’s most popular attractions is the Bonawe Iron Furnace, the most complete charcoal fuelled ironworks in Britain while there is also a 9-hole golf club set overlooking the Loch Etive, perfect for those avid golfers.

The village sits at the foot of Ben Cruachan between Loch Etive and Loch Awe, providing a stunning backdrop for walks and hikers.

Head into the town of Oban, just 12.5 miles away and discover fascinating attractions such as McCaig’s Tower, a prominent landmark which dates back to 1897 and is open to the public year-round.

Upper Brackendale provides a lovely base for families wanting to explore Argyll and The Isles.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location


Oban 12 miles.

The small attractive village of Taynuilt is situated 12 miles from the bustling town of Oban, known as the 'Gateway to the Isles'. Taynuilt sits on the southern shore of Loch Etive, in the shadow of the towering munro of Ben Cruachan. This peaceful village boasts a Post Office, hairdresser, newsagent, butcher, grocer, Robin's Nest tea rooms and a 9 hole golf course. The area is a haven for hill walkers and nature lovers, with its spectacular scenery and the beauty of Loch Etive.

Note: There is a deep pond at the bottom of the garden, children to be supervised at all times
Note: This property only accepts Saturday check ins from Easter to October. From October to Easter this restriction doe not apply.