About this property
This delightful stone railway cottage, built in 1883, boasts an elevated position at the base of Ben Cruachan overlooking stunning Loch Awe, near the Pass of Brander, 3 miles from the village of Lochawe. The property has been fully refurbished and is presented to a high standard, making it ideal for couples, families or friends seeking to explore this truly beautiful part of Scotland. You enter the cottage from the rear and straight into a fitted kitchen, where you can prepare your own meals. It has been thoughtfully refurbished and equipped, optimising the available space. A separate building in the rear garden houses a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and is also an excellent space for storing bikes. You pass through from the kitchen into the comfortable sitting room, beautifully decorated and furnished with an elegant leather sofa and arm chairs. There is a cosy wood-burning stove and Freesat TV with an inbuilt DVD player. A dining table looks out the front window across the decking and with views on the mountains beyond. There are two bedrooms at this charming cottage. The one at the front is a king-size double, and at the rear of the property is a smaller three quarter-size double. The bathroom has both a bath to relax in after a day in the hills or exploring the countryside, and an invigorating shower to get you ready for the day. This property has two decked areas, a raised one in the rear garden and also one at the front of the cottage where, beyond the fence, the hill slopes down towards the road. The views across to Loch Awe and the mountains beyond are simply stunning. A short walk down the private track is the Ben Cruachan Power Station and the Cruachan Visitor Centre. This marvel of engineering produces hydro electricity from inside the mountain and, as well as a nice café, you can take the tour inside the mountain itself. Three miles along the loch side are a small shop and a resaurant/bar at Lochawe village with further amenities at Taynuilt, just five miles away. This part of Scotland is famous for its scenery and there are many superb walks and cycling opportunities to be enjoyed. There is a railway request stop (Falls of Cruachan Sta.) on the railway just yards from the rear of the cottage, so you can explore the bustling coastal town of Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland, and leave the car at home. The steps up to the FOC Station include an entrance to one of the paths up Ben Cruachan. Another walk begins near Ben Cruachan Inn in Lochawe, and goes by way of Cruachan Dam. Stop at the inn for a pint after your climb! Nearby St. Conan's Kirk is a popular attraction. Within a short drive is the superb Argyll coast as well as spectacular and menacing Glencoe. Take a ferry to Mull and Iona, or any of the Inner Hebrides or spend the day fishing on Loch Awe. Inveraray Castle is 19 miles to the south; and the town boasts some great pubs and restaurants, Samphire included. A charming and well equipped cottage in a beautiful part of Scotland.