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Fyne Byre Cottage Barn Conversion

Cairndow PA27 8BU, UK
Mid season price£650/Per Week


A guest review

“The back decking area was private and overlooked spectacular views with a regular buzzard soaring overhead daily! Lovely and peaceful, had time to relax and draw.”

About the property

A 3 bedroom barn conversion adjacent to Leanach Farm. Rural charm with modern facilities.

The location

The North of Cowal is defined by Loch Fyne on the west and Loch Long on the east of Cowal. It is quite distinctively rugged with a feeling of great remoteness, yet easily accessed being just over an hour from Glasgow via the scenic drive along the shores of Loch Lomond and up over the Rest-and-be-Thankful by the Arrochar Alps. The cottage is well placed for enjoying a rural holiday, at the same time as being a relaxing and comfortable base from which to tour the scenic Cowal Peninsula, or further afield to Inveraray, Oban and Glencoe. 3 miles south of Strachur village and just off the road to the Isle of Bute ferry. 3 miles from Inver, a small, characterful restaurant on the shores of Loch Fyne.

Introducing Fyne Byre Cottage

Who can resist a barn conversation? Who can resist a barn conversion done my an interior designer? Two years of work has resulted in a thoughtful and beautifully renovated farm building.

You arrive at the cottage via the shared gate with Leanach Farmhouse (not a working farm). Parking to the front of the cottage. BBQ built into the wall with a seating area and fire pit. Provide your own charcoal.

The cottage is on one level. Ramp access from the parking area.

You enter via a porch which open up to the kitchen, dining area and lounge. The open hallway  to the bedrooms give the cottage a spacious feel.

From the lounge a door takes you to the ‘Secret Garden’. This is where you will be spending most of your time outside. A delight to relax on the raised deck area with views over the fields to the hills. Completely private, no houses, no roads, no traffic – bliss. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars to watch the bird life.

The lounge has a TV with SKY package, a multi fuel stove, logs provided, as well as a large comfortable sofa and a swivel chair. Hardwood flooring throughout the cottage. Decorated with a mix of original paintings and prints, many of which are for sale.

Dining table for 6 between the lounge and kitchen. Fully equipped kitchen with all the crockery and utensils you need for a self cater holiday.

The owners, Samantha and Ian, are nearby in Leanach Farmhouse. Close enough to offer advice on what to see and do in the area, as well as give support if needed. Your privacy is respected.

Bedrooms & bathrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Made to measure double with stair access to a single bed above. Storage space below the bed. Sleep 3.
  • Bedroom 2: Made to measure king sized bed. There is a cleverly designed pull-out children’s bed to the left of the stairs (see picture gallery). Entry arch to the stylish open bathroom & WC. Chest of drawers for storage. Sleep 2 + 1 child.
  • Bedroom 3: Double bed with wardrobe and chest of drawers. Sleep 2.
  • 1 family shower room


  • Wi-Fi
  • Linen & towels provided
  • Beds are made up for your arrival
  • Multi fuel stove in the living room
  • One large basket of logs provided. Extra logs can be purchased from the farmhouse
  • Oil fired central heating throughout
  • Modern kitchen with toaster, kettle, microwave, fridge & small freezer compartment
  • 5 hob cooking range with oven and grill
  • Nespresso Coffee Pod Machine – bring your own capsules plus a cafetiere
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Washing machine – access to a shared whirligig in the garden
  • Iron
  • Parking for two cars by the cottage
  • No smoking
  • Pet – £30 – One dog is welcome on request. Please check at the time of booking.

Location and What is in the area

In the area – Restaurants, Activities & Shops

Explore further afield and Airports

  • Ardkinglas Woodland Garden – 15 miles
  • Loch Lomond – Sightseeing cruises – 20 miles
  • Inveraray Jail & Castle – 25 miles
  • Benmore Gardens – 20 miles
  • Oban – 62 miles
  • Glasgow Airport – 59 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport – 105 miles

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Additional Details

Finding the holiday home: It’s easy – we send you a map and directions.

Entry: By a key safe code. You are not met any anyone – you let yourself in.

Arrival & departure: From 4pm until 10am.

How to book: £100 deposit – Balance due 42 days before arrival

What the guests say

What a great house. First moment we arrived, we met Sam who told us their dog had just had puppies and asked if we could meet them haha. what a great start! house was brilliant. great outside bits for bbq or breakfast in the morning. very comfy beds and nice shower or bath. fridge had some really lovely beers from loch fyne ales. great little touches. we didn’t spend much time on the sofa watching TV as we were out and about all day each day then sat around the firepit. an owl flew overhead one of the nights then we saw a barn owl catch a mouse or something. great spot for touring the area. Inveraray 30mins away, Oban about 1hr 30. great wee place at otter ferry for lunch called the oyster catcher I think. overall a brilliant holiday.

Guest review via AirBnB. Stayed in July 2018