Burnside, Bralecken House

Near Inveraray, Argyll

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/5 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

It is now divided into three comfortable, completely self-contained houses, each with its own entrance. One of these is Burnside, a light and bright house that is slightly larger than Leckan, taking five in comfort.

The cheerful living area is open plan and runs the entire width of the house. With windows at either end it is sunny all day long with a tastefully and elegantly furnished sitting area at one end, with the open fire as its focal point. The well fitted and equipped kitchen area is at the other end with lots of room for the large dining table in the centre.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a family room and a twin, that are both very charming. The family room has plenty of space for its double and single bed and the twin is also of a good size. The smart and modern bathroom completes the accommodation, with a bath and separate double length shower.

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.

Map & Local

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.




Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with open fire, satellite TV/DVD, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, etc.


Double bedroom plus single bed (2'6'' wide)
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras

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 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

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).

  • Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
  • Easter Holidays 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
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 - 06 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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Such a pretty cottage, had everything we needed and very clean. Felt like a home from home.


Great location, nice cottage. Some minor repairs and a general cleaning in the harder to reach areas needed. But I would...

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Really enjoyed our second stay at Burnside. Lovely cottage and great location.


A lovely cottage, with plenty of parking, lovely outlook and plenty to see and do. We found the new key system really us...

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Very cosy, we felt at home immediately. Beautifull views and interesting neighbourhood. The owner is very friendly.


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