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Adults

Ages 13+

Children

Ages 2 - 12

Infants

Under 2

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The Old Barn

Clachan of Glendaruel

Self Catering (Minimum nights - 4)

The property owner

Hosted by Peter

About

Looking for a nature-based escape? For a truly unique experience, try eco-nature holidays at The Old Barn. A family business born in 2017, this modern barn conversion offers a carbon-neutral stay in the heart of rural Argyll.


The Old Barn:

Built c.1870 as part of the farmhouse estate, the Old Barn was used to house livestock and Scottish Clydesdale horses. While elements of the building's Victorian roots remain in the cosy sloped ceilings and attractive exterior, the barn has been fully converted to ensure all modern comforts. Excellent Wi-Fi and EE 4G connection are accessible throughout, and quality insulation means you will stay toasty even in the winter months.

Our self-catering accommodation comprises 2 floors containing 3 bedrooms; 2 shower rooms; a well-equipped kitchen with oven, hobs, dishwasher, kettle, microwave, toaster, and gorgeous views over the glen and surrounding mountains; and a comfy living area, where our stock of books, DVDs and games ensure you have plenty of evening entertainment. Perfect for families or larger groups, there is ample room for up to 7 to stay in comfort with 2 king-size bedrooms, 1 twin room, and 1 bunkbed room, with cot and highchair for younger children available upon request. As well as family-friendly we are a pet-friendly accommodation (max 2 well behaved dogs.) Our guests have their own private, secure entrance, and parking is available with room for up to 3 cars.

Our Garden & Wildlife Garden:

A highlight of the Old Barn is our extremely spacious garden, which serves as a haven for local wildlife (and guests alike!) This is a wonderful place to relax and sit with nature; lots of work has been done in the garden to encourage bees and insects, with wild flowers sown and fruit and nut trees planted for the squirrels and pine martins. A burn flows through the property, and a proportion of the garden (the ‘wildlife garden’) has been left to go to wild. It has two wildlife ponds and remains entirely untouched aside from a cut pathway allowing access to our hand-built birdwatching hide. You are welcome to roam our grounds and enjoy the wildlife or use the hide. You may bump into our family in the garden, as we live in the other end of the barn; there is however a special area just for guests – with a picnic table and firepit for cosy evenings and outdoor dining.

Delicious Food Available:

We are happy to be as hands-off or hands-on as you would like. While the accommodation is fully equipped for self-catering, delicious fully vegan evening meals cooked for you from scratch are available upon request; we also offer lunch platters, sweet treats, and breakfast-boxes (fresh-pressed juice from our own juicer, vegan pastries, homemade granola, homemade bread and locally sourced jam). If you have never tried vegan food but are curious to experiment, this is the perfect opportunity to discover how tasty it can be! We also have our own private water supply, so you can look forward to delicious Scottish spring water straight from the tap.

The Surrounding Area:

We are enclosed by farming fields, nestled in the corner of a glen surrounded by hills and mountains. The location is very rural, with a mixture of forestry, open moorland and glens for you to explore. We know the area well and can give advice on the best walks in Argyll. Argyll is a truly stunning part of Scotland, with beautiful landscapes in every direction.

If nature photography is your passion, we are an ideal location for shoots! We’ve discovered all the best spots and are happy to share these with you. We are really close to Glendaruel and the River Ruel (‘Red River’) - a historically significant location; for those interested in history there is also church just down the road with calfstones, plus cairns and standing stones in the surrounding area. For a more luxurious day out, we are only 25 minutes from Portavadie Spa resort, which has an incredible infinity pool that overlooks Loch Fyne. Loch Fyne itself has a lovely beach – and we are only half an hour from Ostel Bay, one of the best beaches on the West coast of Scotland. Our closet village is Tighnabruaich, just under 20 minutes away. Here you will find shops, pubs, and restaurants. While the Old Barn sits in its own little Eden, anything you may need is easily accessible by car.

Hosted by Peter

Peter and Sai opened eco-nature holidays at the Old Barn in 2017. A keen photographer, Peter chose the location for the wonderful wildlife photography opportunities . He has done lots of research into the best wildlife and photography spots, and is always happy to chat and share his knowledge. Peter also offers a paid-for in-person service guiding guests to all the best spots. Sustainable living is very important to the family; they are committed vegans, and try live sustainably in every way they are able. They love sharing their passion with guests, and demonstrating how easy and accessible it can be to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle. They plant trees for every guest that comes through their partnership with Ecologi, off-setting the emissions for both travel and stay.

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Our rooms

Includes

  • Shared Bathroom
  • Wifi

Includes

  • Shared Bathroom
  • Blue Tooth
  • Wifi

Includes

  • Shared Bathroom
  • Wifi

Includes

  • Shared Bathroom
  • Wifi

Other amenities

Along side the individual room facilities we also provide the following amenaties, services and and facilities for you to use

  • Cots Provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Free Parking Nearby
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Hob
  • Meals Available by Prior Arrangement
  • Mobile Reception
  • Smart TV
  • The House has Steps
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • TV & Wireless Broadband
  • Vegetarian Meals Provided
  • Books and Toys
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Microwave Oven
  • Owner has Pets
  • Patio Area
  • Pets Welcome by Arrangement
  • Car Parking
  • Guests Get Own House Keys
  • WiFi
  • Kettle
  • King Size Room
  • Kitchen

Suitability

  • Couples welcome
  • Singles welcome
  • Children welcome (Age 2 - 12)
  • Infants welcome (Under 2 )
  • Pets welcome

Where we are

Eden Cottage, PA22 3AEUnited Kingdom

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Guest book reviews

“Great place to explore this area of Scotland. Fab hosts and great accommodation. We really like the eco and green policies that Pete & Sai are using in the business and I know they more plans in the future. We enjoyed a day trip to Bute which is a 10 min drive then a very short ferry crossing. Inverary was nice for the castle and Jail."

Andy & Family

“I came to Glendaruel and Cowal for a relaxing stay and to photograph the wildlife in the area. I was not disappointed. Great location for wildlife watching and photography. the accommodation is very comfortable and has been recently refurbished to a high standard. Will be back next time for a longer stay."

Neil

“Clean and spacious with everything you could possibly need but its all about the location. Open glens, forests and lochs to see or photograph. We went to explore the wildlife and certainly were not disapointed.Peter is an expert on the local area making planning our trip a breeze. The garden has a hide allowing you to enjoy very close encounters with many interesting subjects. So whether you want to hike or just relax i cant think of a better place to base your holiday. I just cant think of any negatives about this place"

Richard Parkes

“Thanks for another fantastic stay at Eco nature holidays Pete! Having not explored as much of the Argyll as we wanted last time we took the opportunity to experience your lovely warm accomodation again to venture over to the isle of Bute, especially to see the unbelievable Mount Stuart house and gardens. When we decided to just stay and mooch your accomodation was super warm, clean, comfortable to relax in with TV and wifi at hand for the kids. All the best,."

Angus Brown

Things to know

Cancellation.

If you cancel your holiday more than 30 calendar days before the start of your holiday then you can request a refund.  However a 25% admin charge does apply.  Refunds are not given for any cancellations within 30 days of your holiday but you can rebook for another date and any payment already made can be transfered to the new booking.

 

Check-in and check-out.

Chack in is 3 pm on the day of arrival. Check out is 10 am prompt on the day of departure.  Please leave the accomodation as you found it on arrival.

 

Cleaning.

Please leave the accommodation as you find it.

 

Self Catering property - The Old Barn

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Guests

Adults

Ages 13+

Children

Ages 2 - 12

Infants

Under 2

Rates

Enquire about these dates and the property owner will get back to you

Availability

No availability for your criteria.

Total

£180.00

Save for later

Hosted by Peter

Peter and Sai opened eco-nature holidays at the Old Barn in 2017. A keen photographer, Peter chose the location for the wonderful wildlife photography opportunities . He has done lots of research into the best wildlife and photography spots, and is always happy to chat and share his knowledge. Peter also offers a paid-for in-person service guiding guests to all the best spots. Sustainable living is very important to the family; they are committed vegans, and try live sustainably in every way they are able. They love sharing their passion with guests, and demonstrating how easy and accessible it can be to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle. They plant trees for every guest that comes through their partnership with Ecologi, off-setting the emissions for both travel and stay.

Visit our website