Near Inveraray, ArgyllGuest Rating
Braleckan House is a substantial, stone-built detached Victorian house that stands within a large garden at the side of the Leacan Burn, which runs down from the 1,500 foot high hills that separate Loch Awe from Loch Fyne.
|Sleeps: 6/10||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Fri, Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
Braleckan is one of our longstanding properties that was once separated into smaller houses and has now been beautifully refurbished, modernised and turned back into a stylish and spacious detached house.
Inside the accommodation is warm and welcoming making it ideal for holidays with family or a group of friends, with plenty of space to spread out into. The cosy sitting room has comfy L-shaped seating and a wood-burning stove at its heart and the well-equipped kitchen has plenty of room for cooking with its handy central island, charming window seat and dining area at one end for enjoying relaxed evening meals.
There is also a useful utility room and WC on this level, as well as a double bedroom. This bedroom has a modern en suite shower room, as well as the added benefit of its own TV/quiet room above (up a separate flight of stairs) that is a great place to escape to for some peace and quiet.
Upstairs there are two further attractive double bedrooms (one with king-size bed and en suite shower room), two pretty twin bedrooms and a modern bathroom with a bath and large walk-in shower.
Outside the enclosed garden (with furniture) faces south with sweeping views to the Cowal hills and there is 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 has been 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.
At the end of the drive to the house and just across the road is the Auchendrain Farming Museum, which provides a fascinating insight into how the locals used to live and work way back in the 'good old days'.
Inveraray (6.5 miles), 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 plenty of interesting small shops and good eating places. At the head of the loch you can sample the local seafood at the famous Loch Fyne Smokery and Oyster Bar (14.5 miles) or take a stroll around the pretty Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens (18.5 miles).
To the south the 50 acre Crarae Gardens also beg to be explored and there are lovely picnic spots along the towpath of the Crinan Canal at Ardrishaig (21.6 miles) where you can watch the boats negotiating the locks.
Braleckan house is a great central base with good road access to places such as Oban, Fort William, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. There is also the whole of the Mull of Kintyre to explore to the south and wonderful scenery and history in the immediate vicinity without having to travel too far.
Local Events and Attractions
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 wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Large kitchen/dining room with fridge/freezer, induction hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Double bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
TV room (accessed via downstairs double bedroom)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash 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 £30 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy) for email checking and general web browsing only. It can be intermittent and should not be used for large downloads or high bandwidth applications (such as Skype, YouTube, Netflix, iPlayer/video streaming etc). 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.For Braleckan House, the tariff for 6 persons is based on a maximum of three bedrooms only (ie one double and two twin or two doubles and one twin bedroom) being made available.
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).
From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019
From 16/11/2019 to 18/11/2019
From 23/11/2019 to 25/11/2019
From 30/11/2019 to 02/12/2019
From 07/12/2019 to 09/12/2019
From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
Changeover Day: Fri, Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 10|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£650.00||£795.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£650.00||£795.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£795.00||£895.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£795.00||£895.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£1,395.00||£1,395.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£1,395.00||£1,395.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£795.00||£895.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£650.00||£795.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For Braleckan House, the tariff for 6 persons is based on a maximum of three bedrooms only (ie one double and two twin or two doubles and one twin bedroom) being made available.
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'Great fun. Well-equipped house with beautiful décor. We have loved the scenery of the lochs and mountains. Will come again!'
'Would definitely recommend this to other people. The bedrooms are great, the garden is big, we have been to lots of sandy beaches, historical places and gone on lots of long walks.'
'Lovely week stay here - beautiful location, stunning views and accommodation. Top class! The children had a good time playing cricket, football and badminton. Would definitely recommend.'
'Back again for our third stay and still love it. Finding new adventures and things to see and do. Would recommend Kilchurn Castle and the woodland walk from Inveraray Castle to Dun Na Cuaiche. We’ll be back!'
'We have had a fantastic stay in your lovely house, which has had everything we needed beautifully presented. We travelled to Glen Coe, Oban, Mull of Kintyre, Luing and walked to Inveraray Castle.'
'Fantastic location! Great open space, house was well stocked with all you needed. Weather was fab most days! Some of the beaches make it feel like you're abroad. 5 star!'
'We had a wonderful and comfortable stay! Really well kitted out kitchen and great views. We will be back again next year!'