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Josephine's Cottage

Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Peaceful whitewashed cottage on working 4,000-acre farm
  • Four-bedroom property, ideal for families with children
  • Free access to 9-acre Anguss Garden adjacent to the property
  • Pretty enclosed garden with children's play area
  • Views of wonderful Ben Cruachan
  • Historic distillery to tour 14.5 miles away
Property code: CA188

Wonderful family cottage on the vast working Bargillean Farm. Visit distilleries, hike mountains or enjoy loch fishing from your very doorstep.

Enjoying a quiet position on a 4000-acre traditional farm, this spacious four-bedroom cottage is the perfect getaway for families seeking to enjoy the relaxed surroundings of the scenic and unspoilt west highland glen. Spend your days discovering the long hill walks from the doorstep, cycling forest tracks or strolling the beautiful Angus’ Garden adjacent to the cottage. Despite its secluded location; shops, tearoom and welcoming pub are less than 3 miles away in Taynuilt village.

Dating back between 200 and 300 years, your holiday home is the original part of the now extended farmhouse and is full of character and charm. With neutral tones and period details complementing the surrounding natural environment and windows looking out onto the pretty cottage garden, this is the perfect place to relax and forget the pressures of modern life.

Forming part of the main farmhouse, step through your private entrance into the spacious hall where there is plenty of room to leave walking boots and wellies. Conjure up delicious family meals in the spacious farmhouse kitchen to share at the large table overlooking the gardens. Spend cosy evenings in the sitting room playing board games in front of the open fire or relaxing in the comfortable sofas with a glass of your favourite tipple.

Take the traditional steep farmhouse stairs to the first floor where there are four well-appointed bedrooms, two doubles and two singles, all with rustic farmhouse-style furniture and decorated in soothing tones. A bathroom and shower room can also be found on this floor.

A door leads from the sitting room into your private enclosed garden. During summer months, stroll into the garden to listen to the call of the garden birds and enjoy the sunshine.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 2 singles
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 with WC and shower, 1 with WC and bath
  • Electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD, CD/radio
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • 1 dog welcome - please note that this is a working farm so dogs must be kept on a lead at all times
  • Wi-fi - limited reception suitable for emails and general web browsing
  • Private water supply
  • Private parking
  • Private garden with outdoor furniture
  • Shops and pub, 2.5 miles

Surrounded by open countryside, there are walks straight from the front door, with plenty for the wildlife enthusiast to spot including otters, deer and golden eagles. Guests are encouraged to explore the 9 acres of Angus' Gardens, created out of a mother's love for her fallen son. Waymarked trails lead through the garden and around the tranquil loch, a lovely spot for a peaceful picnic.

Wander the shady woodland paths of the Glen Nant National Nature Reserve (2 miles), discover the remains of ancient settlements and industry, climb through the glen for spectacular mountain views or picnic by the babbling River Nant.

Not to be missed is the incredible feat of engineering at Cruachan Power Station (7 miles). Step into the subterranean network of giant tunnels as you go deep under the mountain. Be awestruck at the cavernous machine hall before travelling up the mountain and stepping onto the viewing platform to gaze at the imposing turbines below.

For an exhilarating experience, hop aboard a seafari at Oban (23 miles). Go in search of seals, dolphins and porpoises and visit the world's third-largest whirlpool at Corryvreckan. Get closer to nature on a sea kayaking expedition and paddle through the clear waters seeking out the diverse marine creatures that inhabit the coastal waters. After a day of activity, head into Oban itself and take a tour of the whisky distillery or feast on freshly-caught fish in one of the welcoming pubs and restaurants.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Julie 15th February 2020

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Lovely cottage set in a working farm. Nearby garden and loch walk is nice

Reviewed by Jim 2nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Stephen 28th October 2019

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Reviewed by Mrs Pratt June 2019

Stunning location Comfortable cottage and beautifully quiet Appreciated the fire!

Reviewed by Mrs Knowles May 2019

The cottage was perfect for us in every way. Great meals around the large table. Plenty of equipment in the kitchen. The open fire in the lounge was great on chilly evenings if we were unable to sit in the beautiful garden enjoying the sunset. The local farmer was really nice we enjoyed talking with him. The cottage would benefit from organisation Read moreof the information leaflets. It would have been good to know the village shop was open until 10:00pm. The butcher has great meat and the small shop seems to have everything you need . Would definitely stay again. This was a very peaceful and relaxing holiday with friends. It's a typical farm house so don't expect top of the range decor but it's very clean, well equipped and so comfortable. Hide

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