Josephine's Wing Self-Catering Cottage
Set amidst stunning scenery in peaceful Glen Lonan this charming white-washed self-catering cottage offers a rare opportunity to be part of a 4,000 acre traditional working farm and creates the ideal base for exploring this naturally beautiful part of the west coast of Scotland.
Josephine’s Wing forms part of the main Barguillean Farmhouse yet is totally secluded with its own entrance and enjoys sole use of the well-kept cottage garden. The spacious, bright and fully heated interior sleeps up to 6 guests in two double and two single bedrooms and benefits from a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere making it an ideal holiday home for families or a perfect get-away for friends wishing to enjoy the relaxed surroundings of this wonderfully scenic and unspoilt area of Argyll.
As well as an open fire, the cosy sitting room enjoys large windows filling the room with light and giving a lovely outlook across the pretty enclosed garden. A traditional steep cottage staircase leads up to the delightful bedrooms and the large, well-equipped farmhouse kitchen is perfect for relaxed holiday cooking.
From the doorstep set off for long walks up into the hills, cycle along miles of forest track or just relax and enjoy the wonderful panoramic views across the glen to the mountain range of Ben Cruachan and Glen Etive. This magical area is not only home to amazing wildlife such as red squirrels, otters, pine marten and deer but also heaven for the enthusiastic birdwatcher with a huge variety of birds including hawks, buzzards and golden eagles.
Josephine’s Wing is within close reach of the busy harbour town of Oban, known as the “Gateway to the Islands” with many exciting day trips to Mull, Iona and the Inner Hebrides. The friendly village of Taynuilt is just 3 miles away with a hotel, excellent general store, Post Office, butcher and 9 hole golf course.
There are many excellent day trips for all the family to enjoy including Inverawe Smokeries & Country Park near Taynuilt, Oban distillery, the historic Kilmartin Glen & Museum, The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary, many beautiful gardens, several golf courses, glorious beaches and historic castles. Ben Cruachan (3695ft) the local Munro attracts the keen climber or you can even venture inside this great mountain and experience the astounding engineering work created by the hydro-power station.
Guests are also welcome to enjoy free access to the beautiful nine acre Angus’s Garden with its glorious loch and remarkable collection of trees and shrubs.
(Sleeps 6 + cot).
Entrance with coat & boot storage, sitting room with open fire plus door leading to garden and French doors to farmyard, large kitchen/dining room, utility room with sink.
Stairs leading to single bedroom with cot, two double bedrooms and a further single bedroom, bathroom with bath, wc & whb and shower room with shower, wc & whb.
Lettings are weekly Saturday to Saturday. Off-peak short break bookings also available, please contact us with your request. Guests are welcome to arrive from 4pm and asked to leave by 10am on the day of departure. Check availability here.
One well-behaved dog is welcome but must be kept under strict control at all times as the house is surrounded by a working farm with cattle and sheep. We also ask that dogs please do not go upstairs and are kept off the furniture. Guests are asked to clean up after their dogs in the garden and surrounding farmyard.
Josephine's Wing is non-smoking.
Barguillean Farm Bell Tower sounds the hour, on the hour between the hours 9am and 7pm.
- Bed linen included, towels not provided but are available to rent.
- Oil-fired central heating throughout plus open fire in sitting room - electricity, oil and starter basket of coal/logs included.
- Cot and highchair provided.
- Electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, clothes drying pulley.
- TV/Sky Freeview/DVD.
- Sole use of private enclosed garden with garden furniture and children's play area.