The Byre built in 1886 has now been creatively refurbished and beautifully decorated by its owners producing a personal touch. The homely, spacious living room is warmed by a Morso Squirrel stove and from here the spiral staircase coils its way to the double bedroom. If the weather doesn't permit the exploration of the charming village of Kilchoan and its encompassing landscape the 40"TV and DVD player allows some comforting entertainment on blustery nights. Outside the premises a sitting and patio area allows you to enjoy the mature garden with fruit trees, vibrant flowers, and a burn weaving through it. It has wonderful views over the Sound... of Mull from south facing windows. We provide plenty of wood to stoke the fire and with no other extra costs you can relax in the peaceful setting of Kilchoan. Ground floor: kitchen with dining area, bathroom & toilet, large living room with a high ceiling and multi-fuel stove. Spiral staircase leading to bedroom with king size bed.Read more
Comfy and Cosy little place in an excellent location.
Left on 04/24/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | gdfmacfarlane
We had a great few days staying at the Byre and exploring the local area. Would recommend it to anyone! The Byre itself is very comfortable and well equipped. The fire was lit for our arrival and the place was cosy and warm. We look forward to another visit!
The Byre at Kilchoan, cottage perfection.
Left on 04/03/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Kristie
The Byre is the perfect holiday let. We stayed only for one night but were met with enthusiasm and kindness from the owners, nothing was too much trouble.
The Byre itself is beautiful with lots of attention paid to detail. The open fire was very much enjoyed and we had plenty of peat to make sure it lasted too. The living room area is comfortable, cosy and lovely and bigger than expected. The pictures don't do any of it justice actually. The bathroom large and comfortable with a huge bathtub which I thoroughly enjoyed and the bedroom has a stunning view out to sea and is very pretty with a really comfy bed.
That night we popped up to the local pub in the hotel (a five minute walk) there are no street lights so we asked the owners for a torch and that was no trouble at all. The pub was fantastic, very friendly atmosphere and we had a really fun night chatting to the bar staff and locals who were there, we learned a lot about Kilchoan and the area. Invaluable info and a very fun night.
I can't recommend The Byre highly enough. The accommodation itself, the village and the area is stunning, we will definitely be back. I feel as if we have discovered a hidden gem here. I recommend visits to Sanna Bay and Loch ailort in the area as well as driving around to discover many stunning views and more deer than you will probably ever see again as well as so many birds of prey.
Thank you for such a wonderful stay and you'll definitely see us again.
Kristie and Janek
Cosy hideaway by the sea
Left on 10/12/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Damian
This was the second time we've stayed at the Byre, it's a perfect cosy cottage for two in a great location. Ardnamurchan is very remote and quiet, bursting with natural life at every turn, Kilchoan has just enough civilisation to add the little extras.
The Byre is a two minute walk from the friendly pub (that also does good food), a ten minute walk from the ferry stores and a ten/fifteen minute walk from the ferry to Tobermory. The Steading has a great feel to it with the vegetable gardens, fruit trees, streams, winding paths and even a litter of pigs on the hill. John and Jackie are always helpful and full of ideas and places to visit and their craft shop is next door to the Byre - their complimentary handmade jams are a delight.
The facilities are basic but more than adequate, if you're after 4 star accommodation then the ardnamurchan experience is the wrong holiday for you; the crofting and community spirit lives on, we ordered a fresh seasonal vegetable bag from the community garden (at which you can volunteer one day a week) and it was delicious. If you read the visitor book everyone mentions the wood burning stove, sounds odd until you've used it. Within minutes you have a great fire going and the place is as warm as toast, the only problem is that after a day out in the hills or on the beaches you'll be fast asleep on the sofa in no time.
We'll be back again, this is one of those places that you want to tell everyone about but at the same time keep as a secret to yourself
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