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Seafield Byre Cottage - Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland

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Seafield Cottages are situated at the head of Loch Sween
Byre Cottage - converted stone built farm building Seafield Farm
Seafield Byre Cottage - Living room Seafield Byre Cottage - Dining room
Seafield Byre Cottage - Kitchen Seafield Byre Cottage - Double bedroom
Seafield Byre Cottage - Shower room Seafield Byre Cottage - Single bedroom
Shared use of garden areas and summerhouse Fantastic views of the Loch from the garden
  • Lovely converted stone built farm steading
  • Situated at the head of Loch Sween
  • Only 150 metres from the shore
  • Byre Cottage has 1 x double bedroom & 1 x single
  • Eco friendly cottage - log fired boiler & photovoltaic panels
  • Situated amongst the hills, woodland, forest and lochs of Knapdale
  • Excellent walks directly from your door
  • Great base to explore the West Highlands & Islands
  • Short breaks available in low season
  • Free WIFI is available
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Property Overview

Located in a lovely setting at the head of Loch Sween, Seafield has been our family home and a holiday destination for nearly 100 years. We are fortunate to live in this very beautiful area amongst the hills, woodland, forest and lochs of Knapdale and look forward to sharing it with you. The way of life at Seafield has changed over the years, but it remains a place of great beauty and peacefulness. The pace of life on the West Coast of Scotland is a little slower, the air is fresher and you can walk for miles in stunning scenery without seeing another person.

We were ‘green’ before it was fashionable and this has helped us to continue to improve the facilities for our visitors. Measures in place at Seafield include encouraging our visitors to separate their waste for recycling and composting, using low energy lights and appliances where possible, encouraging non-wasteful use of energy and water and using environmentally friendly and recycled products where appropriate. The log boiler and woodburner provide heat from locally sourced logs. We have installed photovoltaic panels at Seafield Stable Cottage and Kirkland Lodge to provide some of our electricity. We hope visitors will use local shops and producers as much as possible. None of the measures in place will compromise your comfort in any way. You can borrow bikes to explore the area.

Seafield Byre and Stable Cottages:
This excellent conversion of the traditional stone built farm steading next to the farmhouse provides two very comfortable self contained holiday cottages with everything you need. Each cottage sleeps 4 plus a cot. Byre and Stable Cottages have access to free wi-fi. There are grassy areas and picnic benches for sitting, eating or relaxing and a summerhouse to enjoy the evenings, safe from the midges.

Byre Cottage is one half of the farm steading which until 1993 housed our cattle. The exterior is little changed but the interior has been transformed into a roomy, comfortable holiday home on two floors. The kitchen, living room, hall and bathroom are on the ground floor with one king size double and one twin room upstairs. The cottage is in a lovely location at the head of Loch Sween with excellent walks directly from your door.

Other accommodation available this location:
Seafield Stable Cottage - Sleeps 2, 2 bedrooms
Seafield Kirkland Lodge - Sleeps 3, 2 bedrooms - Pet friendly

Property Facilities

Local Area & Highlights
  • Byre Cottage - Suitable for up to 2 adults only
  • Situated at the head of Loch Sween with excellent walks directly from your door
  • 150 metres from the shore of Loch Sween
  • Fantastic views of the Loch from the garden area
  • First Floor:
  • 1 x King size double room with coombed ceilings and original beams
  • 1 x single bedroom
  • The bedrooms have electric panel heaters
  • Ground Floor:
  • Family shower room with shower cubicle, W/C, hand basin
  • Galley style kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave
  • Electric cooker with ceramic hob, food processor, Fridge/Freezer, toaster, kettle
  • Full range of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and glassware
  • Open plan living and dining area
  • The living is furnished with 2 sofas
  • 37" Flat screen TV
  • Surround sound, & ipod dock
  • Books, magazines and tourist information
  • Broadband is accessible if you have a wireless enabled laptop
  • Heating and Hot Water for the ground floor is provided by a central hi tech log fired boiler from locally sourced logs
  • Heating and hot water included
  • Double glazed & well insulated
  • Photovoltaic panels provide some of the electricity
  • Sorry no pets
  • No smoking
  • All duvets and pillows are provided & have synthetic fillings
  • Towels provided
  • Taynish National Nature Reserve is managed by Scottish Natural Heritage and has guided walks through the summer
  • Forestry Commission Scotland runs events such as bat watching and fungi forays
  • Bike Hire is available from Crinan Cycles in Lochgilphead
  • The Firetower Trail is proving popular with mountain bikers
  • Beavers (featured on BBC Springwatch) can be seen on lochs within 3 miles of Seafield Farm. The nearest pair are only a mile from the cottages - click here for more information
  • 2 lovely sandy beaches at Kilmory Knap and Stronefield at the end of the peninsula
  • Crinan Ferry is another favourite beach for families
  • Visit many of the islands of the Inner Hebrides from mainland Argyll (Ferries run from Oban to Mull and Iona and from Tarbert and Tayinloan to Islay and Gigha)
  • There is a passenger ferry from Tayvallich to Jura which makes a great day out
  • Golf - Lochgilphead, Tarbert and Inveraray all have nine hole golf courses
  • The Crinan Hotel - coffee shop, bar and seafood restaurant
  • You can sample excellent seafood by visiting the restaurants on The Seafood Trail
  • Basketmaking and Home Produce - the owner of the cottages makes and sells willow baskets from the workshop and occasionally runs courses during the winter months.
  • Gardens - Crarae and Ardkinglas Gardens all have excellent plant and tree collections
Local Facilities

Options & Additional Information

  • Eggs are usually available from our hens on the farm and in good summers, there may be surplus produce from the garden.
  • Baking and jams are sometimes available, see the blackboard (on site) for details
  • Local amenities at Lochgilphead (9 miles) include:
  • Supermarket, Petrol Station, Cafes, Indoor swimming pool
  • Tayvallich has a Coffee Shop providing snacks and light meals and an Inn which has a restaurant and provides bar meals.
  • The Cairnbaan Inn overlooking the Crinan Canal
  • Variety of boat trips from Achnamara, Crinan and Ardfern for fishing, watching wildlife, visiting Jura
  • Fishing permits for fly fishing on local hill lochs for brown trout are available from Loch Fyne Tackle shop in Lochgilphead
  • Permits and Boat Hire for fly fishing on Lochs Linne, Coille Bharr and Barnluasgan are available from Seafield
  • In the summer months you can fish for mackerel on Loch Sween and Loch Fyne
  • Arrival from 3.30pm & 10.30am departure
  • £100 Deposit is required on booking, balance is due on arrival
  • Heating and hot water included
  • All duvets, linen and towels are provided
  • Sorry no pets
  • No Smoking please
  • Booking Terms: Click here to view full booking and hire conditions

For further information please contact Waterside Breaks on 01252 339020