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  • Awe View Railway Cottage - (Ref. 943993)

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Awe View Railway Cottage

Lochawe, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 943993)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area
  • LPG central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, DVD, Wi-Fi (streaming not guaranteed), landline phone for local calls only, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Decked area at front and rear with grill and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking but there is a outside smoking area available
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be variable at this property, mobile over Wi-Fi is best, and a landline is available for local calls
  • Note: There can be some road noise when at the front of this property
  • Note: The Oban railway line runs near to this property and guests can expect the occasional train (100 yards)

The property

This delightful stone railway cottage, built in 1883, boasts an elevated position at the base of Ben Cruachan overlooking stunning Loch Awe, near the Pass of Brander, 3 miles from the village of Lochawe.

The property has been fully refurbished and is presented to a high standard, making it ideal for couples, families or friends seeking to explore this truly beautiful part of Scotland.

You enter the cottage from the rear and straight into a fitted kitchen, where you can prepare your own meals.

It has been thoughtfully refurbished and equipped, optimising the available space.

A separate building in the rear garden houses a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and is also an excellent space for storing bikes.

You pass through from the kitchen into the comfortable sitting room, beautifully decorated and furnished with an elegant leather sofa and arm chairs.

There is a cosy wood-burning stove and Freesat TV with an inbuilt DVD player.

A dining table looks out the front window across the decking and with views on the mountains beyond.

There are two bedrooms at this charming cottage.

The one at the front is a king-size double, and at the rear of the property is a smaller three quarter-size double.

The bathroom has both a bath to relax in after a day in the hills or exploring the countryside, and an invigorating shower to get you ready for the day.

This property has two decked areas, a raised one in the rear garden and also one at the front of the cottage where, beyond the fence, the hill slopes down towards the road.

The views across to Loch Awe and the mountains beyond are simply stunning.

A short walk down the private track is the Ben Cruachan Power Station and the Cruachan Visitor Centre.

This marvel of engineering produces hydro electricity from inside the mountain and, as well as a nice café, you can take the tour inside the mountain itself.

Three miles along the loch side are a small shop and a resaurant/bar at Lochawe village with further amenities at Taynuilt, just five miles away.

This part of Scotland is famous for its scenery and there are many superb walks and cycling opportunities to be enjoyed.

There is a railway request stop (Falls of Cruachan Sta.) on the railway just yards from the rear of the cottage, so you can explore the bustling coastal town of Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland, and leave the car at home.

The steps up to the FOC Station include an entrance to one of the paths up Ben Cruachan.

Another walk begins near Ben Cruachan Inn in Lochawe, and goes by way of Cruachan Dam.

Stop at the inn for a pint after your climb!

Nearby St. Conan's Kirk is a popular attraction.

Within a short drive is the superb Argyll coast as well as spectacular and menacing Glencoe.

Take a ferry to Mull and Iona, or any of the Inner Hebrides or spend the day fishing on Loch Awe.

Inveraray Castle is 19 miles to the south; and the town boasts some great pubs and restaurants, Samphire included.

A charming and well equipped cottage in a beautiful part of Scotland.

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  • “Lovely cottage in a great location.”

    We spent the entire stay touring the local area.

    We spent the entire stay touring the local area. Cleanest cottage we have ever been to, it was immaculate and had high quality fixtures and fittings. The road can be noisy through the day but not a worry overnight.

    - Mr Dixon, May 2021

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About the location


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?

This property offers the following short breaks:

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