Railway Cottage beside beautiful Loch Awe, Argyll
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Lake, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
A perfect retreat in this traditional 2 bedroomed holiday cottage situated overlooking the stunning and historic Pass of Brander and Loch Awe at the Falls of Cruachan. This self catering cottage sleeps 3 and is a perfect base for touring the beautiful West of Scotland and many other activities including hillwalking, climbing, angling, kayaking and boating, cycling, bird watching, wildlife watching, golfing or if it is all too much then just sit, relax and enjoy the spectacular panorama from the front patio.
The main bedroom has a kingsize bed with views out across the loch.The 2nd bedroom is a spacious single. There is a fully equippe...Read more
Railway Cottage beside beautiful Loch Awe, Argyll
Loch Awe, Argyll & Stirling, Scotland
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Overlooking the stunning Loch Awe and historic Pass of Brander at the Falls of Cruachan nestles this lovely holiday cottage. Just 3 miles from the village of Lochawe the cottage is perfectly located to access the outstanding scenery of the Western and Central Highlands of Scotland. There is immediate access on foot from the cottage to the Ben Cruachan mountain range with another 20 Munros, (nominated mountains over 3000ft), less than a 30 minute drive away. Immediately to the west is Loch Etive, Lorn and Appin and 18 miles away the harbour town of Oban, known as the â€˜Gateway to the Islesâ€™, where you can indulge in freshly caught shellfish or take a ferry to the Inner and Outer Hebrides including Mull, Iona and Barra. To the south is Inveraray, Loch Fyne, Loch Lomond, Kintyre & Cowal. North of Lochawe and quickly reached by car is the magnificent and historic Glencoe.
Location Type Lake, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$768||$0||7 nights|
|Aug. 4 2012 - Sep. 3 2012||-||$768||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Rates may be different from the ones quoted. Please inquire about specific rates for your preferred week.
All heating, power and hot water included in rental price
All bed, kitchen and table linen included in rental price
Personal towels Â£5 per person extra
Â£50 discount for 2nd consecutive week booked
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: January 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Really enjoyed our stay. Was the perfect location for us to explore the area. So much to do and see, we only were able to get to half of the top 10 list. Very nice bedrooms with plenty of living space and nicely equipped kitchen. Really appreciated having laundry facility right there as well. Would love to come back again.
Scenic place to stay
We had a lovely holiday in the Railway Cottage. The cottage itself was well equiped, and from the cottage you could make very many trips.
We would like to come again.
Kent, OH, U.S.A.
A perfect start to our Scottish holiday.
Working with Rowena made the whole rental process so easy. She was helpful, accommodating and friendly. The cottage itself was immaculate and the attention to detail (e.g., a first aid basket) was great. Upon our arrival we found a bottle of wine and a box of assorted Scottish shortbread...a lovely welcome. The information binder we found there was extremely helpful for day trips and relevant info about the area.
The views from the front windows were exactly as shown on the website; Loch awe and the Munros were beautiful. The cottage is very convenient to the a85 but that also meant that we heard the noise of traffic some of the time. A word (or two) of caution: we would advise visitors to the Highlands that "midge" season is from mid-May through august, so bring or get some insect repellent!
Overall...if you're thinking of renting Railway Cottage..do it!
Cannot wait to return!
This cottage is the perfect hide-away - close enough to Oban for days out but remote enough to over look Loch awe in peace and quiet. Stunning views. A lovely walk up to the dam behind the cottage. It was well equipped, all home comforts, amazing views that could not get better. Visit this cottage - otherwise you will be missing out.
We will be back when we can and it is such a nice area to explore. Iveraray is a must - go to the Brambles for cake!
Lovely Cottage In Excellent Position
We have just spent a week at this homely and cosy cottage. Rowena was there at our arrival and spent time with us, finding out what we liked and then gave us some good recommendations where to go and what to see. As we were blessed with the most fantastic spring weather, we were able to see most of what we'd had in mind and it was lovely to return to the cottage after a long day of exploring the area.
I had been a little concerned about the proximity of the a85, but the level of traffic is really no problem at all, especially at night, and it allows easy access to most routes through the area. And really, the a85 is only a minor distraction from the breathtaking view you get of the loch!!
All in all, Railway Cottage is a well-equipped, extremely comfortable place to stay if you are interested in Western Scotland. We will go again!
Fantastic, Very special place
Place is a credit to its owners lovley place, nice and cosey, If you want to get away this is the place. very clean and tidy. couldnt have had a better new year.
Beautiful Relaxing stay on the banks of Loch awe
Lovely cottage located along the banks of Loch awe. Loads of walking/ nature trails nearby. Beutiful Location. The owners were very welcoming and provided lots of information about the local area. Would highly recommend.
Small but perfectly formed. Everthing you would need in a quiet
The owner was very helpful. The gas fire didn't work, but the owner brought us electric fire for every room.
The property was very clean, and had all the essentials. The living room was small but adequate for 2 people. It is in a peaceful location overlooking Loch awe. It has lots of walks nearby. The view from the outside balcony was beautiful but not much garden to speak of. Not suitable for young children as there is not much of a garden to run around and they would need to be supervised as quiet a drop to the front - its sitting on a cliff. Throughly recommend it for couples wanting a quiet retreat.
A special place
This is a really lovely cottage in an excellent location to explore a most beautiful part of the world. The views of the loch and the surrounding landscapes are truly stunning. Rowena couldn't be more accommodating and all in all it was a lovely break.
Very cosy home from home
We were in scotland for orienteering competition and loved it very much to come home after every days running to that nice fully equipped house with nice terrace and relax with the nice view over the lake. Frequency of the road was less in the evening and night hours
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Great location by Loch awe
The property was situated in a lovely location surrounded by leafy trees and large rocks and well looked after.
The owner Rowena was very accommodating and made sure we were well taken care of even with a power cut on the last night.
Easily close enough to Oban and Inveraray for days out and food shopping.
Worth taking the ferry to Mull as a foot passenger just for the scenic ferry crossing.
Lovely little gem on Loch awe
Hosts Rowena and Nigel could not have done more to make our stay memorable - starting with welcome chocolates and whisky! Perfect location for day trips, especially the Steam Train to Mallaig... and we were lucky enough to have the rare experience of seeing a steam train pass by behind our cottage.
Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen and pretty flowered area outside where you can sit and watch the world go by.
Cottage is located on the main road running beside Loch awe but it is situated high above and far back from the road - we saw this as a bonus as it meant we were easily able to access other links to other areas we wished to visit.
A lovely, lovely holiday at Railway Cottage.
'A fantastic holiday'
A very enjoyable and comfortable stay. Could not fault anything about the accommodation or location. Everyone was very friendly. Highly recommended.
The Three R's - Restful, Relaxing, Remarkable!
Everything was as we anticipated and as described by Rowena. The house is very clean and comfortable with everything in it you could need. In addition, spectacular views over the Loch made it that little bit more special.
The service and help from Rowna before and during o9ur stay was excellent, she even arranged for some superb weather! Sitting on the small patio overlooking the Loch in the evening sunshine with a cold glass of wine was a perfect way to end the day after some superb walking in teh area.
Martin & Elaine
Splendid location and very friendly welcome from Rowena and Nigel (even gifts of Easter bunny chocolate for the children to discover!).
We supplied own cot for infant, but plenty room in 2nd bedroom to share with her brother. Stunning views and lovely balcony for breakfast.
absolutely wonderful holiday in an amazing little cottage,
my daughter and I had a lovely peaceful and relaxing holiday. The cottage was all that we wanted, clean, crisp with amazing views over loch awe. Easy to hire a car in Oban, good bus service right on the doorstep. Wonderful to come back to after sight seeing on Mull and Iona. thank you Rowena!
highly recommended - amazing location & views
My Partner and I visited the cottage to enjoy the beautiful Scottish scenery. This cottage was clean and well kept with all amenities - the best thing was the views from the comfort of our terrace at breakfast time. The location is great - near enough to the visitors centre but private and away from the road. We went into Oban for day trips, which was a very easy journey and to the famous Inverawe Smoke house. The cottage is well situated for walks - do visit Fort William and Inveraray for a day is a must -a walk up to the bell tower. we look forward to returning to the cottage soon