Aird Farm CottagesAirds Farm, Lochgilphead PA31 8QS, United Kingdom
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Two luxury cottages on a traditional hill farm with stunning sea views to the Paps of Jura, Straits of Correyvreckan whirlpool between the islands of Jura and Scarba and mountains of Mull – relaxation and romance on the West coast of Argyll.
Total tranquility surrounds you at Airds Farm. The setting is spectacular with breath taking doorstep seaviews over to the islands of Jura, Mull, Luing and Scarba. Step inside Aird House and into the lounge with its cosy wood burning stove and comfortable seating. You’ll find a well-equipped property (sleeps 6 guests) with Wifi, TV, DVD player, Ipod docking station and all the home comforts for your luxury stay. There’s a stylish kitchen with dining area well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, electric hob and oven/grill, all utensils and kitchen equipment. Bedrooms comprise of one kingsize double (5′), two single bedrooms and one twin bedroom which also has the option of being a super king size bed.
On the first floor there is a bathroom, WC, washbasin and bath and downstairs a further WC with washbasin. The hall way has a door which leads out to the enclosed garden grounds offering a private guest relax area out front complete with outdoor furniture perfect for alfresco dining. Heating, electric and logs are included in the price (oil-fired central heating keeps the cottage warm and the log burner is perfect for cosy nights in front of the fire). All linen, towels and complimentary Scottish toiletries are provided.
Aird Steading Cottage
A luxury cottage for two, Aird Steading Cottage also enjoys spectacular, panoramic sea views from an elevated position of the Sound of Jura and Loch Craignish. Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise over Loch Craignish and relax under amazing sunsets as they settle over the islands of Jura, Scarba, Mull and Luing. The cottage lies on the west side of Aird Farm a traditional farm steading with its own private garden. Aird Steading Cottage is furnished to very high standard, with a large living space for a couple looking to getaway from the hustle and bustle and spend quality reconnection time together.
Inside the cottage lounge a wood burning stove will keep you cosy as you curl up and enjoy the views west to the islands of Jura, Scarba, Mull and Luing. A fully fitted Kitchen/Dining Room with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, ceramic hob and electric oven/grill, washing machine, tumble drier and all the equipment you need for a relaxing self catering stay. There’s a door leading directly out to enclosed garden with outdoor furniture which is perfect for a cocktail before dinner. Snuggle up in the romantic super king-size bed (6′) or curl up in the window seat with views east to Loch Craignish and west to Mull and watch the sunset over the hills. Aird Steading cottage has power shower and a Jacuzzi bath with fluffy bathrobes, towels and Scottish toiletries and perfect for relaxing after a days adventure. There is Wi-Fi throughout, TV/DVD/CD and iPod dock as well as books to read if you just want a quiet night in. All fuel, linen, bathrobes, toiletries and towels are provided.
A Stunning location
Aird Farm is situated three miles from the little Scottish village of Ardfern in Argyll and is a traditional Scottish holiday home nestling amongst some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery. Aird Farm is situated at the end of Craignish Peninsula looking onto the Isles of Jura, Mull, Luing and Scarba with a view of the Straits of Corryvreckan whirlpool, which is the well known whirlpool between Jura and Scarba.
Aird House and Aird Steading Cottage form part of Aird Farm a traditional hill farm of 1500 acres with sheep and cattle being the main enterprises. A fabulous setting, there are many walks on the farm that guests can enjoy providing stunning views over Jura, Knapdale and Loch Craignish. A short walk takes you to the miles of private shoreline with pebbly beaches and the opportunity to view wildlife, birdlife or just relax and enjoy the peace and solitude.
Aird Farm Cottages enjoy an elevated position at the end of Craignish peninsula offering stunning views over the Sound of Jura to Mull and Gulf of Corryvreckan Whirlpool the tidal race between Jura and Scarba. The Dorus Mhor (meaning the big door) is another tidal race a mile walk from the Aird and where the first steamboat, the Comet went down in 1820. The village of Ardfern is well known as a popular yachting haven and a local hotel (Galley of Lorne) which has a restaurant serving bar and evening meals. The village also has a shop and the nearby village of Craobh Haven has a pub, seafood restaurant and offers water sports. Ardfern Riding Centre offers the opportunity to try western riding, trekking and lessons. Arduaine gardens and Kilmartin Glen and Museum are within a short distance from Aird Farm.
Your accommodation is set amongst some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland. Seals, dolphins and otters can often be seen in Loch Beag as well as buzzards, oystercatchers and many other different species of bird life. Mid Argyll is famed for its Neolithic burial grounds (one can be found at Aird Farm itself) and intriguing standing stones. Kilmartin Museum (in Kilmartin village), is an archaeology centre showing intriguing views of pre-historic Scottish life. Near Kilmartin there is also Carnassaire Castle and Dunadd Fort. Craignish peninsula is steeped in history and archaeological remains at Kilmarie Chapel which has a number of carved stones dating from the 13th century is at Kirton, one mile from Aird. Arduaine Gardens, boat trips from Ardfern and Craobh Haven Marinas are all within easy reach of Aird. Oban is just 27 miles by car, with boat trips to Scotland’s seafood capital with steamers, plenty of shops and ferries to the Scottish Islands of Mull, Tiree and Colonsay.
Rich in wildlife
An array of wildlife can be found in the local area such as seals, otters, occasionally bottlenose dolphins, roe deer and more recently red deer. Red squirrels are often sighted and can be found at Kilmarie Chapel and surrounding woods. Birdlife such as buzzards, oystercatchers, herons, gannets, golden eagles and the majestic sea eagles flying overhead are often seen in the surrounding area. The Sound of Jura is part of a Marine Protected Area, which supports an impressive range of birds and mammals including the endangered flapper skate. In May 2019, in conjunction with local environmental groups, the Argyll Coast and Islands has become the first Mission Blue Hope Spot in the UK providing greater understanding and protection of the marine environment. Having been identified as one of the best sites in Scotland for Marsh Fritillary Butterfly; the farm is now being managed to enhance and protect habitat for endangered butterflies and moths. A delightful haven for wildflowers at Aird Farm guests can see orchids, thrift, devil’s bit scabious, eyebright, bluebells and primroses.
If you are looking for total tranquillity, stunning views, hidden coves and relaxation Aird House and Aird Steading Cottage offer a unique and special holiday on the stunning West Coast of Argyll.
Weekly rates for Aird House sleeping 6 guests from £400 to £750 and Aird Steading Cottage sleeping 2 guests £390 to £700 per week.
Cottages are available from 4 pm on day of arrival and to 10 am on departure day. All fuel provided including wood for wood burning stove. The deposit is one third of the rental price to confirm booking. (Please kindly note deposits are non-returnable in the event of cancellation unless re-booked)
Short breaks are available out of season from November till March.
“Very comfortable well equipped cottage, great location to get away for a week to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. A really nice touch were the fresh farm eggs, fruit loaf and a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. Although the weather was wet and windy for part of the time we enjoyed our stay and hope to return.”
“A house with spectacular views, the house is very cosy and comfortable and well equipped. Alison and Malcolm are very friendly and helpful host.”
“Aird Farm House was an absolute dream, from the moment we arrived the Farm House was warm and welcoming. Its abit of a trip – but well worth it. Very spacious, comfortable and what a view!! There was homemade fruit loaf, fresh eggs from the farm hens and a rather enjoyable bottle of wine!! We woke up with not only to some of the farm animals grazing outside but the views across the landscape where amazing, it honestly took my breath away, simply beautiful. Alison and Malcolm were close by if we needed anything at all, but not intrusive, we’re so looking forward to our next visit – hopefully not too far away, fantastic break.”
“Thanks to Malcolm and Alison for having us at their splendid retreat. They themselves are great hosts, but not in anyway intrusive. The cottage is of a high specification in many ways,, a lot of attention has been paid to detail of its design and facilities. However, it’s the views from its windows and it’s exceptional location.
It’s at the end of a couple of miles no thru road to an outlook in to an ever changing landscape, that is an absolute bliss.”
“Otter watch of our own is down the hill, amazing but be prepared to be vigilant. It will rain, get over it.
Wondrous and wonderful location, we feel privileged to have stayed there and will be back. Almost I selfishly don’t want to tell anyone about it but Malcolm’s and Alison’s hard graft must be rewarded. Incidentally, the eggs are stupendous. We will certainly be back, missing it already.”
“My family and I have been returning to this beautiful home for a number of years. The house is set on top of a small hill which results in the kitchen and living room having an incredible view over Scarba and Jura. The house itself is incredibly warm, clean and comfortable. Malcolm and Allison, who own the house, are incredibly kind and interesting people. Aird Farm is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. A wonderful break.”
- Guests: 2-6
- Per Night: £56.00
- Baby Cot
- Drying Room
- DVD player
- Family Friendly
- Ipod Dock
- Jacuzzi Bath
- Mountain Views
- No Smoking
- Open Fire/Woodburner
- Outdoor furniture
- Sea views
- Secure Bike Storage
- Tumble Dryer
- TV Cable
- Washing Machine
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: No
- Party allowed: No
- Children allowed: No
Hosted by Alison Aird
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