Benmore Byre ref: CC523100

Benmore near Dunoon, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Benmore Byre is a beautiful barn conversion set within the grounds of a working farm near Dunoon and is located within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.  This semi-detached cottage has been lovingly restored from the ruins of an old barn. The building has wonderful original features and is full of character; thick stone walls, some narrow slit windows, coombed ceiling upstairs and all the interior wood is Douglas Fir which has been harvested from the grounds of the farm itself, then hand crafted to achieve a high standard of detail.  The open plan living area is spacious with an additional wooden extension providing a light & airy kitchen/dining area, with views over the farmland and to the hills beyond. The lounge has a wood burning stove, leather suite and the single bedroom leads off from here.   There is a further two bedrooms upstairs with the master bedroom having en-suite facilities.  The cottage has its own small enclosed garden to the front and also a private patio area off from the kitchen. Benmore Botanic Gardens are only a short stroll along from the cottage and you are provided with passes which allow you free access to the gardens during your stay. 

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is heated by an electric wet system and comprises:
Open plan living space:
Lounge / diner:  with wood-burning stove, Freesat TV, DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher and washing machine
Bedroom 1:  with single bed
Shower room:  with large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin with under-floor heating

First floor

Bedroom 2:  a family room with one double bed and one single bed, TV monitor, DVD
Bedroom 3:  a master bedroom with double bed and en-suite facilities comprising  bath, WC and wash basin with under-floor heating

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electricity included.   First supply of fuel for stove provided.  Bed linen and towels supplied. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden area with outdoor seating and BBQ (coals not included). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Secure storage available for bikes / fishing tackle. Private certified water supply.  Free passes available to access Benmore Botanic Gardens.  Two rod permit available to purchase at a reduced rate for the River Eck – both trout and salmon. Owners can organise various outdoor activities by prior arrangement – for example rock climbing, abseiling, quad biking, archery, clay shooting and horse riding.  Off road parking for 2 cars.
  • Nearest town
    Dunoon
  • Shops
    2 Miles
  • Distance
    7 Miles
  • Restaurant
    3 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Gourock via ferry form Dunoon
  • Pub
    3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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About the local area

The Botanic Gardens are set in 120 acres with an amazing collection of plants. It has over 300 species of rhododendron and a majestic avenue of Giant Redwoods.  The cafe is open throughout the year for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon teas.  Benmore sits within the Argyll Forest and there are numerous forest tracks, marked walks and cycle ways to find within this area all accessible and right on your doorstep.  Loch Eck is only a mile away and offers great opportunities for fishing or you can launch a canoe/kayak to explore the loch.  You are also less than two miles from the sea and the Holy Loch, with views out over the Firth of Clyde. The Cowal Peninsula is a delightful part of Scotland, bordered on three sides by stunning sea lochs and to the north by the majestic Arrochar Alps. It has its own unique history and unspoiled natural environment. There is an abundance of wildlife, from red squirrels and red deer in the woods to occasional porpoises, dolphins and basking sharks in the lochs.   There is a plentiful and varied bird population due to the diverse habitats within this area. For outdoor enthusiasts there are many activities including golf, horse riding, and fishing.  For the more adventurous you can find sports including gorge walking, mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling as well as quad biking, archery, clay shooting.  Cowal is peppered by many small communities, all offering something unique and different.  The only town is Dunoon, which provides a good shopping centre, leisure facilities and a cinema. There are some wonderful days out and great roads to drive. A short drive and ferry crossing will take you to the Isle of Bute where you can enjoy the fabulous Victorian Gothic Mount Stewart House. Drive the stunning road to Tighnabruaich overlooking Loch Riddon. Or head north to Loch Fyne and sample fresh seafood. Benmore makes a great base to stay, to relax or to explore all that the stunning Cowal Peninsula stunning has to offer.  Benmore Byre can be booked along with Benmore Stable to provide accommodation for up to 10 people.  

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.

Vikingar!

A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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