Leckan, Braleckan House
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: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|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. One of these is Leckan, which provides most attractive accommodation.
The cosy sitting room has an open fire, perfect for toasting toes after a day in the great outdoors. There is a comprehensively fitted dining kitchen, a good-size double bedroom and a twin bedroom with elegant antique twin beds.
The cottage has been substantially upgraded in the last few years and the accommodation it offers cannot fail to please. The sitting room with its comfy leather sofas is a very restful and appealing room with the open fire in its Victorian tiled surround adding to its charm. The dining kitchen is also very spacious and well-equipped, with plenty of room to dine in comfort.
Upstairs are the two bedrooms and bathroom. The double bedroom is tranquil and roomy, with a lovely big window so you can lie and look out at the view. The twin is rather more spectacular with its dramatic carved wood beds with high headboards. A bathroom with bath and double length separate shower completes the accommodation. What more could you ask?
Outside there is an enclosed garden (with furniture) and parking near 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.
Sitting room with open fire, satellite TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, etc.
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single 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) and open fire (1 bucket of coal INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 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 10% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|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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Lovely position warm and cosy very dog friendly
Beautiful setting and lovely safe garden. Cottage was spacious and generally comfortable. We felt that the cottage could...Read More