Dalrigh at Braleckan
Near Inveraray, ArgyllGuest Rating
Braleckan, facing south with sweeping views to the Cowal Hills, is a substantial stone-built Victorian house standing detached in a large garden and fenced from the side of the Leacan Burn, which tumbles down from the 1,500 feet high hills separating Loch Awe from Loch Fyne.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It is now divided into three comfortable, completely self-contained houses, each with its own entrance. The smallest of these is Dalrigh, meaning ‘The King’s Field’ in Gaelic. There is no doubt that the king would have been delighted with the situation of this house and would thoroughly have approved of its comfort as well.
It is really a very appealing place to stay and has a lovely atmosphere. As a self-contained unit at the side of the main house it gives a great feeling that you are in your own little kingdom.
Dalrigh offers much more than conventional 'studio' accommodation - it makes a bijou and very comfortable residence for two people where all the available space has been most cleverly managed.
The kitchen is very practically laid out, with the dining area at one end (you can fold up and store the chairs when not in use). The prettily furnished bedroom has all the storage space you’ll need and the fully tiled shower room is both warm and stylish.
Upstairs is the spacious and comfortable sitting room, again with lots of storage and wonderful views from the large Velux windows. There is an electric stove as a focal point, though the house is so cosy it’s doubtful it will ever be used for more than conferring a rosy glow.
Outside there is an enclosed garden (with furniture) and parking right at the door. It was across the surrounding hills that, for many years and not so long ago, cattle-drovers herded thousands of head of cattle over the Muir of Leckan towards the markets and pack-horses transported charcoal to the nearby village of Furnace on what came to be known as 'the much frequented path'.
The bustle and commotion then near Braleckan must have been tremendous, but nowadays the peace of this lovely countryside is restored, so that you can wake to the song of the wild birds and the rushing stream and enjoy rewarding walks over the same paths.
Inveraray, the nearby small town, will be familiar from the appearance of its distinctive black and white frontage featured on many scenic Scottish souvenir calendars.
The Castle and Jail there are well-known tourist attractions which should not be missed and it also has interesting small shops and good eating places. At the head of the loch is the Loch Fyne Smokery and Oyster Bar where you can stock up on fishy treats and the Ardkinglas Woodland Garden. To the south you have the NT gardens at Crarae and the Crinan Canal at Ardrishaig, offering leisurely and scenic walks along the towpath.
At the end of the drive to the house and across the road is the Auchendrain Farming Museum, which provides a fascinating insight into how they used to live and work in the 'good old days'.
From Inveraray you have good road access to such places as Oban, Fort William, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. There is also the whole Mull of Kintyre to explore to the south and wonderful scenery and history in the immediate vicinity without having to travel too far.
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.
Kitchen/dining room with fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave etc
Double bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and basin.
Sitting room with satellite TV/DVD.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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 5% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||POA|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||POA|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||POA|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||POA|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||POA|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||POA|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||POA|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||POA|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||POA|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||POA|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||POA|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||POA|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||POA|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||POA|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||POA|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||POA|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
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.
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Very pleasant could do with some instructions
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Good location, very clean and helpful owner
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