Burnside HouseGuest Rating
It is hardly surprising that Loch Awe in Argyll is so beloved of visitors. Not only is it easily accessible (under two hours from Glasgow), it is a highly scenic stretch of water in its own right, with the iconic ruin of Kilchurn castle at its northern end.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
It is also only a little more than a 45 minute drive from Scotland's glorious west coast, round Oban. On its eastern shore, amid two acres of private grounds to which guests have free access, is Burnside House, a truly superb conversion of an old stone barn.
It stands behind the 'big house' occupied only intermittently by other guests, with the owners' own holiday home, which is also used only occasionally, alongside. Apart from the main grounds, it has its own private woodland garden, with a decked balcony to the rear and a balcony to the front, both of which are accessed from the living area. There is also a conservatory/summer house, furnished with additional seating that is perfect for relaxing in whatever the weather. There is also parking right at the door.
The owner likes a project and Burnside House is the amazing result of his inspiration. Downstairs are a twin bedroom, a double bedroom (with en suite shower) and a games room with a pool table and bar (beer not included)! Just outside is a laundry room with deep freeze which also provides secure storage for sporting equipment.
Upstairs, there is a superb open plan living area which extends the length of the house. At one end is an original exposed stone wall and wood-burning stove to supplement the oil central heating, with stone pillars and beams to give it even more character. Also on this level are a further bedroom and bathroom. All of the rooms are furnished to the highest of standards.
Loch Awe is famous for its fishing and permits are available, while walking, riding and sailing are other popular pastimes.
The Sonachan Hotel is just a mile up the road and there are shops at Inveraray and Lochawe village, about 12 miles from the house.
During a stay at Burnside House it is quite possible to catch the boat at Oban for interesting day trips to Mull, Staffa, Iona and some of the other neighbouring islands.
There is a lovely sandy beach at Benderloch and the SeaLife centre at Barcaldine, just a further ten minutes up the road, makes for another excellent day out for all the family. Nearer still, on the north side of Loch Awe itself, is the Visitor Centre at Cruachan, where you can go into the mountain and see the hydro-electric power station built right inside its heart.
Oban offers all the facilities which one would expect from a popular resort town. However you decide to spend the day, it will always be a delight to return to the peace and comfort of Burnside House.
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.
DownstairsDouble bedroom with en suite shower
Games room with pool table and bar
Conservatory (external access)
Laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier and deep-freeze (external access)
Open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with wood burner, TV/DVD, patio doors to decking, gas range cooker and microwave etc.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC, wash basin etc.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Stair Gate
- Sets of towels
Bed linen, towels, £20 of oil central heating and £20 of electricity are INCLUDED in the rental. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted and smoking is not permitted within the house. A refundable householder's deposit will be required.
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% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
- Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£750.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£395.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£495.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£395.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£495.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£595.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£495.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£595.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£750.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£595.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£750.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£595.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£495.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£595.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£750.00|
|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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We were really unfortunate with the wet weather for our stay, which turned the water brown. Like bathing in tea. We had ...Read More
Would have been excellent but for a few things. The games room needs more pool ques as they are kids size with 1 rickety...Read More
Lovely, quiet and out of the way setting with a grand Loch view from the balcony. Door handles required on the inside of...Read More
The house itself was OK did 'exactly what it said on the tin', not the best we've stayed in but adequate.
What we wo...
Thanks for your comments. The owners thoughtfully provide the welcome pack as an added extra as they find that guests ha...Read More
A well thought out and attractive barn conversion. Enjoyed every aspect of the property from the wonderful view of Ben ...Read More