Byre Cottage at Seafield Farm proved ideal for our 5 day holiday in late March 2014.
Just the two of us but requiring separate bedrooms as neither of us sleep well, normally.
Not so at the Byre the spacious double room ideal for my wife who has impaired mobility at the moment and the smaller twin room (complete with cot) had us sleeping like logs.
A small point. I like to listen to the radio at night and the reception was excellent in the bedroom on the radio provided for the lounge.
The high quality fittings and accessories throughout were second to none that we have visited. Jane and James could not have been more helpful and the complimentary eggs and lemon cake on arrival made us feel at home instantly. The nearest reasonable shops are at Lochgilphead. We would love to have made use of the custom built barbeque hut and outside area but there was just too much to do for five days. Hopefully another time with the family.
Although we have travelled extensively in the West Coast of Scotland this was the first time staying in the Crinan Canal area. We did many moons ago launch a boat at nearby Ardrishaig to cruise this incredible sailing area. Now our electric folding bikes allowed us to traverse the canal and vicariously enjoy watching others manoeuvring the locks.
This area, well known for its wild life and wonderful walks is, strangely, for the West Coast, also wonderful for cycling with many flat areas and quiet roads.
A memorable day was cycling along the canal to see the cup and ring markings at Cairnbaan in this centre of Celtic and Viking history. Unfortunately there is a steep, on foot, climb involved which proved too much for my wife’s sciatica but this was compensated for by a leisurely and very reasonably priced lunch in the Cairnbaan hotel conservatory overlooking the canal locks. One baguette, chips and salad lunch enough for two, at suggestion of bar staff.
On arrival read the visitors book comments it will tell you the best places to see, otters, beavers and lots more. I wish I had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seafield Farm Cottages are three lovely self catering holiday homes around Loch Sween, Argyll near the village of Achnamara. Byre and Stable Cottages each sleep 2 in two bedrooms and Kirkland Lodge sleeps 2 in one bedroom. All of our accommodation is exceptionally well equipped and comfortable and situated in a beautiful and little known part of the west coast of Scotland. Walking and wildlife in abundance. The perfect place for a relaxing holiday just two hours from Glasgow. We do not accept pets in any of our accommodation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seafield Farm Cottages Lochgilphead, Argyll And Bute