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Burnside House

Loch Awe, Argyll

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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.

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

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.

Map & Local

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.

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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.




Double bedroom with en suite shower room, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
Games room with pool table and bar
Conservatory (external access)
Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and deep-freeze (external access).


Open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, gas range cooker and microwave, etc
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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


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 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

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £495.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £850.00
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021 POA
06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021 POA
03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021 POA
24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021 POA
08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 POA
22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021 POA
05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 POA
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 POA
28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 POA
18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 POA
09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 POA
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 POA
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 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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barely comfortable - it was even difficult to take a correct shower (pas assez de pression d'eau, variations de températ...

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Thank you for your comments, we value your opinion alongside all our other comments from previous clients over the years...

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We have now been to this cottage twice and have had a great time on both occasions.


House was lovely and very well equipped. Great views and very easy access to the Loch. We were only 4, but would have ...

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Great location quite unique house, lots to do


Burnside House was a very comfortable house and a pleasure to return to after a day out exploring, hillwalking and kayak...

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Refundable House Holder's deposit required