Local contact prior to arrival: Willie Fairweather Tel: 01700 811432
Spectacular island views from a comfortable hillside farmhouse on a 50 acre working farm. Photo shows view from front of house.
GLENAHUIL is a delightful place for a peaceful self catering holiday. The isolated 130 year old stone farmhouse which is fully modernized is at the top of a track overlooking the mountainous Island of Arran.
There are 5 miles of forest to the north, and a beautiful sandy beach on the way to the picturesque village of Tighnabruaich. A sailing school, an art gallery, 3 hotels/pubs and a restaurant serving gourmet food, post offices and village stores as well as a 9 hole golf course are to be found there.
Two reception rooms and a conservatory.
A fully equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, a second refrigerator, an oven and 4-plate electric range, microwave, coffee maker and toaster.
An open fireplace, electric central heating, a colour TV, outdoor furniture with a picnic table.
3 Bedrooms - 2 with double beds and one with 2 singles.
2 bathrooms, 1 with electric shower.
There is no smoking.
Pets are allowed.
Linens and towels are provided for £5 per person.
Pets: Dogs must be on a leash around the sheep/cattle. There would be a pet deposit collected on site of £25 which will be refunded if there is no excess cleaning/damage.
There are 2 routes from Glasgow: 90 miles by road beside Loch Lomond, over the beautiful Rest and Be Thankful Pass, to Strachur on Loch Fyne and down Glendaruel to the head of Loch Riddon. Alternatively one can take the Western Ferries from Gourock across the firth of Clyde to Sandbank on the Cowal Peninsula. Turn right as you leave the ferry and drive up Holy Loch to the B road signposted to Colintraive. It winds around the head of Loch Striven and ends at Loch Riddon. At the T-junction turn right (left goes to Colintraive and the Bute ferry) to join the other route as it turnstowards Tighnabruaich and beyond it along the shore road to Glenahuil. Both routes are equally scenic and should not be missed.
Things to Do
There are 2 beautiful botanic gardens, a croft museum, horse riding, walking trails, Inveraray Castle, and many picnic spots within 2 hours, some by ferry to Tarbet from Portavadie.
Kilbride Bay (2 miles from Glenahuil) has a mile wide sandy beach - wonderful for shelling or beach games or taking long walks when the tide is out.
Loch Lomond is just over an hour away. There you can enjoy the loch steamers, catch a ferry across to the East side and climb Ben Lomond, or enjoy the canoes, paddle boats and activities in the leisure park at Balloch, or go hiking in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
One can arrange deep sea fishing trips and fly fishing in the season. Enquiries may be made at the Kames Post Office.
Tighnabruaich was voted "Prettiest village in Argyll in 2002".
Photo shows the Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich (on both routes, 6 miles from Glenahuil).