Burnside, Bralecken House

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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
Overview

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

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

Upstairs

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

What's included

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

Available Extras

Pet
£15.00
Travel Cot
£6.00

Services

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.

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).

  • 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
  • Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £310.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £410.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £290.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £480.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £480.00
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 - 15 Sep 2017 POA
16 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
30-Aug-2016

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

Excellent
15-Aug-2016

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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Excellent
15-Aug-2016

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

Poor
28-Jul-2016

Nicely located but looks tired. Very dirty and dusty. We spent the first hour cleaning after arrival. Vacuum didn't pick...

Our response:

Thanks for your review. The caretaker was surprised that you found it to be dirty and dusty as it had been cleaned thoro...

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Good
16-Jun-2016

Great little cottage. Lovely peaceful location a few minor niggles & we had to hoover lounge carpet on arrival becau...

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