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Strone Farm

Dalmally, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 1049182)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • “secluded cottage”

    Arrive at the driveway entrance to the cottage where immediately a large bird of prey flew right across the car, we saw the same bird every day circling above the cottage. The drive up the lane was a little bumpy but fine if drive slow. Cottage is modern & clean. everything you would need. the toilet is downstairs off from the kitchen. Unfortunately for us we only had room for luggage and not food as our boot too small. so we unloaded our cases and set off for the supermarket, nearest decent ...

    Arrive at the driveway entrance to the cottage where immediately a large bird of prey flew right across the car, we saw the same bird every day circling above the cottage. The drive up the lane was a little bumpy but fine if drive slow. Cottage is modern & clean. everything you would need. the toilet is downstairs off from the kitchen. Unfortunately for us we only had room for luggage and not food as our boot too small. so we unloaded our cases and set off for the supermarket, nearest decent ones are 26 miles away in Oban 3 in all a Tesco. Lidl & Aldi. There are 2 local shops one at Dalmally and the other on the A85 next to the Ben Cruachan Inn. The water is slightly brown so we bought plenty of water for cooking and our cups of tea, but was fine for showering. The shower is not very powerful but fit for purpose and there is a bath too. We ventured into the woods past the coal bunker and through the gate hoping to come to the loch, but we ended up on a country lane and found our way back to the main road A85 and walked back this way against the traffic. I'd be careful if doing same with small children.Take decent walking boots or wellies if you want to go through the forest here as it was very wet. But a lovely walk all the same. There was no literature or info about local site seeing areas, maybe an oversight due to new business or due to covid as some won't leave paperwork. Was fine as we simply googled. we found an old church called Conan's Kirk park on the A85 right over road, there was no guide or anyone there so we looked around ourselves, out the back the views are gorgeous overlooking Loch Awe. There are donation boxes lying around suggesting £2. Not far again off the A85 there is a ruin called Kilchurn castle FREE. not sighed well but only a few miles down the road again, park up and walk under railway bridge on a permissive path past sheep and highland cattle leading to the castle. Cannot enter only do the perimeter but can walk along the edge of the loch. We also did the Ben Cruachan walk park on the A85 near the falls of Cruachan railway. Bit of a scramble but easy enough, views are stunning. we came to the top and walked along the dam wall. Visited Oban 3 times, one day parked at Dalmally station and took a return train. Note taxi's are very hard to come by. Oban taxi drivers don't want your fare as too far out for them. we walked up to McCraigs tower monument Free. Walked along the water front plenty of places to sit looking across to Mull. You can also catch a ferry. there are plenty of shops restaurants here. also ventured through Glencoe stunning views to Fort William about 1 hour 15 minutes away. All in all even though weather not the best we really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage.

    - Beverley F, September 2020
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The property

Enjoying a rural position on the outskirts of the charming village of Dalmally is this detached property, Strone Farm.

Situated on a working farm, this spacious accommodation is the perfect spot for families seeking a countryside getaway with awe-inspiring views.

Entering Strone Farm, you will be welcomed into the spacious kitchen, which boasts sleek units and contains all the essentials you require for a self-catered stay, including a washing machine so that you can wash and dry your clothes after an action-packed day exploring this part of Scotland.

Meals can be enjoyed within the dining room, perfect for gathering with your loved ones to toast to a wonderful holiday or while away a couple of hours by playing a board game brought from home.

Settle down for the evening within the sitting room, where a woodburning stove takes centre stage before the plush furnishings.

Look forward to lighting up the fire during a winter’s evening and snuggling up on the sofa before tuning into the TV to relax before heading to bed.

Concluding the ground floor is the family bathroom, complete with a shower over bath, offering you a choice of how best to prepare for your day.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both enjoying a bright and airy décor and picturesque views to wake up to each morning.

To the outside, the large decking area provides space for younger guests to play out in the sunshine, whilst the adults pop open a bottle of fizz and soak up the surroundings, by making the most of the contemporary alfresco dining table.

From here, be sure to catch a glimpse of the endearing wildlife that often passes by, including red deer, red squirrels, red kites and buzzards.

Explore your surroundings further by taking a short drive into the village of Dalmally, where you will find a shop, a Post Office, a pub and a takeaway restaurant.

For a taste of the local history, visit the ruins of Fraoch Eilean Castle, which rests on the Loch Awe or The Lochan, the Legend of the Lost Sword, which offers a gentle walk around the loch.

For those seeking a more challenging walk, hike up Ben Cruachan, which is the highest point in Argyll and Bute, home to the Cruachan power station, where visitors can tour the hollowed-out mountain.

Other things to do whilst here include the Dalmally Golf Club, St. Conan’s Kirk and the most photographed castle in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle is nearby.

Make Strone Farm your base for exploring this wonderful part of Scotland.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating, Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large decking area with table and chairs, with steps to an additional decked area and lawn
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Woodburning stove in the dining room is not to be used

About the location

DALMALLY

Tyndrum 11 miles; Oban 27 miles.

The village of Dalmally, on the road between Tyndrum and Oban in Argyll and Bute, probably began life as a settlement to provide for the nearby Kilchurn Castle, established in the mid 15th century by the 1st Lord of Glenorchy, Sir Colin Campbell. Through many generations, the Campbells vied with the earls of Argyll for dominance in this region and the castle was only abandoned in the 18th century. The modern village of Dalmally has a shop, Post Office and a hotel as well as Glenorchy parish church, with its octagonal design. There's also a nine hole parkland golf course, set just behind the village and Loch Awe, offering a very scenic and peaceful place to practice your swing. The renowned Gaelic poet Duncan Ben MacIntyre was born in the area, and a walk up forested hills brings you to his monument, as well as spectacular views of Loch Awe and the surrounding mountains. Its location makes the village an ideal base for touring the spectacular scenery nearby. Visit Loch Awe and its ruined castle, and nearby Ben Cruachan is not only a fabulous walk but also houses the Cruachan power station, where visitors can tour the hollowed-out mountain. Oban is a short drive away with ferries to the Western Isles, or take a drive through awe-inspiring Glen Coe. Dalmally is surrounded by sublime scenery, making it a wonderful base for your next Scottish getaway.

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