Loch Awe, near Portsonachan, Argyll
Tucked away in a tranquil woodland setting in the hamlet of Eredine on the scenic eastern shore of Loch Awe in Argyll is Bluebell Cottage, an attractive, detached house in an extensive garden only 10 minutes’ walk from the beautiful banks of the loch.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
With so many different things to see and do nearby there may be little time left for relaxing indoors but the inviting, open plan sitting/dining room is sure to entice with its choice of comfy seating and an inviting fire crackling away in the wood-burning stove. It is the perfect place to sit and discuss plans for the rest of the stay whilst listening to music through the handy Bluetooth sound system.
Sliding doors by the dining table open out onto the west-facing, raised deck that is great for enjoying the afternoon sunshine and, if a spot of al fresco dining is on the cards, a BBQ is provided. Wildlife lovers will have hours of entertainment sitting watching the birds and cheeky wee red squirrels that frequent the feeders on the deck and a few lucky guests may even spot golden eagles soaring overhead.
Partly open plan to the sitting/dining room, the well appointed kitchen benefits from lovely views of the garden and surrounding woodland and has all the equipment that could be required. All of the rooms are on one level lying off the central corridor with a colourful, south-facing twin bedroom, two appealing double bedrooms (one en suite) and a smart family bathroom with a bath and separate, walk-in shower.
The cottage is reached by a single track road along the lochside so a car and early provisions are essential. There is a steep entrance driveway which leads to ample parking space at the front of the house where a handy ramp leads right up to the door. Secure storage is available for bikes, etc in the lean-to shed and the lawned garden with its mature trees and occasional seating slopes towards the Allt Gharbh burn (fenced, but care to be taken) which meanders down from the lochans at nearby An Suidhe.
Just a 5 minute walk from the cottage at the family owned Kintail Birds of Prey there are impressive falconry displays to experience with over 25 magnificent birds to see up close and the chance to handle and even fly them.
Follow the road that hugs the loch shoreline, taking in amazing views along the way, up to Portsonachan (10 miles) where the hotel restaurant makes a good stop off point for meals whilst out and about. A bit further on is Loch Awe Boats (11 miles) who offer boat hire for sightseeing and fishing trips (by prior appointment only).
At the top of Loch Awe stand the haunting ruins of Kilchurn Castle (19 miles) which was built in the 1400s as the base of the Campbells of Glenorchy. It can be viewed from the shore and some wonderful photographs can be taken of the reflection of the castle on the sparkling loch waters.
Those looking to add to their munro bagging tally will want to take on imposing Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh that tower over Cruachan Reservoir and its impressive dam. If that is too taxing then the walk up to the dam is still well worthwhile for the glorious views alone. Hidden deep beneath the mountain is a fascinating hydro power station where tours explain its remarkable construction, starting with a bus ride through the 1km long access tunnel straight into the heart of the mountain.
Inveraray (22 miles) on Loch Fyne is very picturesque to wander around with lots of nice little shops to discover including a couple of whisky specialists that have a staggering selection to choose from. The Duke and Duchess of Argyll’s delightful home Inveraray Castle is open to the public and has some absolutely stunning gardens that are particularly eye-catching in spring/summer when the flowers burst into blossom.
The beautiful coastal town of Oban, known as the 'The Gateway to the Isles', is a hub for ferry trips to the enchanting isles of Mull, Iona, Coll, Kerrera and Lismore. In the summer Caledonian MacBrayne offer a range of day trips including whale watching and wildlife adventure tours. Oban is also the seafood capital of Scotland offering some of the finest seafood in the world. Some of the premier marinas in the UK are just a short drive away at Adfern (17 miles) and Craobh Haven (18 miles), offering access to some of the most scenic cruising area of Scotland.
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/dining room with wood-burning stove, Smart TV (Freesat), DVD and Bluetooth audio system
Kitchen with double electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, etc
Double bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £50 electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (fuel INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
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 2||Sleeps 6|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£995.00||£995.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£1,095.00||£1,095.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£750.00||£850.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£695.00||£795.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£750.00||£850.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£595.00||£695.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£995.00||£995.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£995.00||£995.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023||POA||POA|
|04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023||POA||POA|
|01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023||POA||POA|
|22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023||POA||POA|
|06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023||POA||POA|
|27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023||POA||POA|
|03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023||POA||POA|
|24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023||POA||POA|
|22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023||POA||POA|
|26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023||POA||POA|
|16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023||POA||POA|
|07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023||POA||POA|
|28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||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.