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Finchairn Cottage - Self-catering holiday cottage. | Sleeps 6

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This is a traditional shepherds cottage situated on a secluded hillside commanding spectacular views across Loch Awe.

This self-catering holiday cottage is fantastically remote set completely on its own in an elevated position. The access to the cottage is up a mile farm track and you enter the property through a gate. The garden is fenced with a log shed to the back of the property and a parking area beside the cottage for two cars. You enter into a large conservatory to the front with wonderful views of the open hill and Loch Awe. The double glass doors lead into the original cottage with a large twin off to the left and the sitting room off to the right, all the walls on the ground floor have the original wooden slats. Off the sitting room is a corridor leading to the bathroom with walk in Mira shower, wash hand basin, washing machine/tumble dryer and loo. Off the corridor is also the well equipped kitchen with all you need. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a twin and a double.

Key Features

  • The cottage has two twin rooms and one double bedroom.
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, basin, washing machine/tumble dryer and WC.
  • Large sitting room/dining room is complete with flat screen TV/DVD and docking station. A large original fireplace with a supply of free logs which need to be split with axe provided.
  • The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and all the equipment you would need.
  • Garden furniture and mobile barbecue.
  • Vodaphone mobiles work in the cottage.
  • Red deer can be seen grazing from the cottage in the evenings.
Some reviews from Tripadvisor

"Amazing views, special location, lovely family!"
We have spent two wonderful vacations at Ederline Estate where Finchairn (pronounced "finni-hearn") is located--one at Christmas and one in July/August. This is an exceptional cabin located hillside overlooking Loch Awe. The color of the landscape and loch change with the daylight and weather. It is like living in a painting. This is for you if you want peaceful solitude, amazing views, and the freshest air on Earth. From the cottage, you can take walks up into the hills to see unparalleled views or down to the Finchairn Castle ruins and Loch Awe. A larger town with grocery, banks, mail, etc. (Lochgilphead) is about 20 minutes away. Argyll is not as busy as other parts of Scotland, but it is the country's birthplace and abounds with great historical landmarks. Carnasserie Castle, Kilmartin, and Fort Dunodd are within 15 minutes. The drives around Loch Awe, to Inverary, and to Oban/Ft. William are gorgeous. For the cabin itself--it includes a well-stocked kitchen, comfy beds, and perfect sun porch. The owners are friendly and helpful, happy to give advice on outings, etc. If you want to live in a painting, enjoy peace and escape, this is the place for you.

"Wonderful and Peaceful"
We had a wonderful time in the cottage. It was extremely peaceful and secluded. The cottage itself was fine, especially the conservatory. We had everything we needed and the fireplace was great! The area was also amazing, we saw some ancient castles and prehistoric sites. The information provided on the area was also very complete. All in all, an fully positive experience!

Just some minor items: we had some problems both with the kitchen fan and the washing machine, but maybe these have now been fixed.
Also, why did we have to clean the entire cottage before we left, when the cleaners came in the very next day. Of course we are used to leaving cottages tidy and proper, take the sheets from the bed etc., but a full cleaning....But, this is just a minor issue, all in all it was wonderful!

Directions to Finchairn cottage

Glasgow to Lochgilphead (approx 98 miles) Take the A816 Oban road out of Lochgilphead heading north. Through Kilmartin and 2 miles the other side take the first turn to the right sign posted Ford / Cladich on the B840. Follow the road for 1.5 miles past Loch Ederline on your right and into the village of Ford. Opposite the white Ford Hotel the road turns sharp right over a bridge up the hill and out of the village.(ignore first right signed to Ederline Estate) Continue and after a mile you will see Loch Awe in front of you and you will travel along the shore for 1.5 miles. When the trees stop on your right hand side there will be a farm drive on the right signed Finchairn. Go through the gate and up the drive over one cattle grid(sometimes the gate is shut as well) then turn left over small hill and drop down into farm yard, cross the yard and through another gate. You will cross the burn over a wooden bridge. Finchairn Cottage is on the hillside in front of you about 0.5 miles away from bridge.

PA318RJ post code will only get you to the area not to the cottage so do use these directions!
Sitting Room
This has a large open fire which radiates heat through the rest of the cottage. It also has a DVD, flat screen TV, docking station and plenty of soft seating. There is no Wifi in the cottage but there is good Vodaphone connection.
Conservatory
The views from the conservatory are stunning come rain, come shine. There are chairs and a dining table if you wish to eat in this room and admire the view. It can be used for all your coats and boots with plenty of hanging space.
Kitchen
The kitchen is equipped with all you will need to prepare meals. It has a microwave, ceramic hob, double oven, fridge and view across the hill side and down to the Loch.
Shower room.
The shower room has a large walk in shower, basin and loo. There is also a washing machine/tumble dryer tucked away in an alcove.
Large twin downstairs bedroom.
The bedroom has a wardrobe/drawers and a seperate dressing table. Both beds have electric blankets. The view look out across the fields and down to Loch Awe.
Upstairs twin room.
There are two single beds with a velux looking out the back of the cottage down to Loch Awe. Both beds have electric blankets. There is a chest of drawers with hanging hooks on the back of the door.
Upstairs double room.
This bedrrom has a double bed with electric blanket, chest of drawers, suitcase cupboard and a velux window looking down out the back of the cottage to Loch Awe.
Upstairs Landing.
Aerial Shot - Finchairn Cottage
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