Upper Sonachan Farmhouse

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Tucked away up its own track in a secluded private loch-side estate is Upper Sonachan Farmhouse, near Dalmally (9 miles), in Argyll on Scotland's west coast.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

This traditional detached farmhouse is set in a commanding position overlooking the majestic Loch Awe, just 11 miles from the popular tourist centre of Inveraray.

The farmers who originally lived here certainly picked the best spot for themselves. The house stands in its own large enclosed wildflower garden and boasts absolutely stunning views of the loch. Entering through a handy cloakroom, you come into a large, bright, open-plan living area, which has a cosy wood-burning stove at its centre with comfortable seating around it for toasting yourself after a day out in the hills or exploring the loch.

The fresh, modern kitchen area, with traditional Belfast sink, has plenty of room for cooking and is right next to the dining area, so the cook doesn't have to miss out on all the fun! There is a twin bedroom just off the living area and also on this level is a utility room that leads through to a smart tiled shower room.

Up the open stairway and off a sunny landing are two charming double bedrooms and a twin room, all of which have coombed ceilings and soft furnishings that add splashes of highland charm. Velux roof windows provide further views of the fantastic scenery and ensure that the rooms feel refreshingly light and airy. There is also a bright contemporary family bathroom with a large bath and shower over.

Outside, there is parking for up to 4 cars (the gate is to be kept shut to keep out the sometimes over-friendly sheep). There are some farm buildings to the back of the house, although these are no longer in use. Children and adults can have fun exploring the woods and hill country around the 180 acres of private land surrounding the house, which is bordered by the shores of Loch Awe.

Map & Local

Loch Awe is the UK's longest freshwater lake at 25 miles long. It is perfect for all sorts of water sports including dinghy sailing, motor boating and canoeing.

Private launching facilities are available if you have your own boat or boats can be easily hired nearby. The loch is famous for its fishing and, in particular, its record breaking pike and brown trout (the largest caught is said to have been 39 pounds)! Fishing permits are available from the caretaker.

There is an abundance of lovely picnic spots on the shores of the loch and cycling is popular along the quiet loch-side road. Mountain bikers can take to the fields and paths immediately surrounding the house, as well as the many nearby forestry tracks.

If you don't feel like cooking, two local pubs serve delicious food within easy walking distance of the house. Dalmally (9 miles) has a pub, a PO, pharmacy and golf course. There are also golf courses at Inveraray (11 miles), Taynuilt (19 miles), Lochgilphead (30 miles) and Oban (30 miles). Inveraray has a leisure centre, supermarkets, riding stables and cycle hire, as well as the award winning George Hotel and the original Loch Fyne Oyster Restaurant.

Once a week by arrangement a local food van can drop by the house, with an excellent selection of fresh produce and fish on offer. Both Lochgilphead (30 miles) and Oban (30 miles) have lots of shops, supermarkets and restaurants, while Oban, known as 'The Gateway to the Isles', is also a major port for ferries to the Hebridean Islands.

Nearby Kilchurn Castle (9 miles) is one of Scotland's best loved architectural monuments. History enthusiasts will also enjoy a visit to Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum (18 miles), the last remaining example of a township, which would once have been typical in Scotland, now carefully preserved to show us what life would once have been like.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood burning stove, TV/DVD, gas hob and oven, belfast sink, microwave, etc
Utility area with washing machine and dryer
Cloakroom with fridge-freezer
Room with shower, wash basin and WC
Twin bedroom.

Upstairs

Double bedroom with TV
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, wash basin and WC.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free
Cot
Free
Highchair
Free
Pet
Free

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is sourced from a private spring and is UV filtered and regularly tested. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at no additional charge. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £595.00 £695.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £695.00 £795.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £495.00 £595.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £995.00 £995.00
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

Reviews

Reviews
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Good
15-Sep-2016

Beautiful place only one problem was with the lack of hot water .just need to sort out plumbing

Excellent
15-Sep-2016

Stunning location, very friendly and well kept - exactly what we wanted and some.

Excellent
03-Sep-2016

The cottage was wonderful & very well appointed. Beautiful location. The only down side were the bathrooms. There ma...

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Excellent
01-Jul-2016

The views are spectacular - better than they appear on the site. Accommodation is pleasant and views from every window. ...

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Good
01-Apr-2016

Very comfortable and warm. Some of the crockery and cutlery was not very clean on arrival but this easily rectified. Qui...

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Thanks for your review. The owner has checked through and made sure there are no chipped mugs now.

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