Aros Beag Tyndrum - Argyll & Bute
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Aros Beag - Argyll & Bute

Location: Tyndrum - Argyll & Bute

Sleeps: 2

Price Range: £295 - £620

New Year: £620

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Aros Beag, luxury self catering cottage for 2 at Tyndrum - an ideal honeymoon tryst

The owners of Aros Beag (little dwelling) have spent the last few years rebuilding this former Stable and Coach House (which was built in 1873 and was originally used for the Manse and church of the Parish of St Fillan) into the perfect retreat for couples. They have tried to think of everything that you would expect of a wee cottage in the middle of the mountains. The stables were at one time laid out with 6 stalls which has given more than adequate space for the new accommodation. The coach house now provides the space for the double bedroom, with coombed ceilings and a low slung window this room is beautiful. Aros Beag is ideally positioned right next to the River Fillan and has its own drive and car parking. Please note there is open access to the river.

Tyndrum is the Northern gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park – so it makes Aros Beag the ideal location for touring this delightful area. The park itself embraces the deep waters of Loch Lomond, the wild glens of the Trossachs, the high mountains of Breadalbane and the sheltered sea lochs of the Argyll forest.

Within an hours drive of Aros Beag there are many places to visit - you can travel through Glencoe with it’s awe inspiring mountains and the wild Rannoch Moor, the Trossachs and Loch Katrine, Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon, Oban and the West Coast, Black Mount and Victoria Bridge, Glen Orchy, Loch Awe and Ben Cruachan the list goes on.

Visit Argyll and its forest park, the jail at Inveraray, or you could go east and visit Pitlochry with its famous salmon ladder or the whisky distilleries at Crieff or Aberfeldy or the wonderful castle at Blair Atholl – just a few suggestions; we can give you many, many more.

The West Highland Way runs through Tyndrum a long distance walk from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow to Fort William. The area is a Mecca for hill walkers and if you want to bag a Munro then you have plenty to choose from here, within a radius of 15 miles you have at least 30 Munros.

Within an hours drive of Aros Beag there are many places to visit - you can travel through Glencoe with it’s awe inspiring mountains and the wild Rannoch Moor, the Trossachs and Loch Katrine, Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon, Oban and the West Coast, Black Mount and Victoria Bridge, Glen Orchy, Loch Awe and Ben Cruachan the list goes on.

Visit Argyll and its forest park, the jail at Inveraray, or you could go east and visit Pitlochry with its famous salmon ladder or the whisky distilleries at Crieff or Aberfeldy or the wonderful castle at Blair Atholl – just a few suggestions; we can give you many, many more.

The West Highland Way runs through Tyndrum a long distance walk from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow to Fort William. The area is a Mecca for hill walkers and if you want to bag a Munro then you have plenty to choose from here, within a radius of 15 miles you have at least 30 Munros.

Aros Beag is very private at the end of the lane and is situated right beside the river (please note there is open access to the river). Aros Beag has been finished and furnished to a high standard and provides luxury accomodation for couples. All the rooms are individually designed with care and attention to detail.  The accommodation includes an entrance vestibule, to the right is the bathroom, straight ahead takes you into the open plan living/kitchen area with cathedral ceiling and thereafter into the bedroom.

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The cathedral ceiling of the living area gives it a huge feeling of space and the feature woodwork adds interest and detail. Two of the original stall dividers from the stable have been retained and they have been used as feature corner pieces.  The living area is very comfortable and relaxing and the under floor heating ensures a draft free experience.

Furniture includes a leather sofa, a very comfortable armchair, solid oak TV stand and side board, 7 lamp standard lamp and tartan scatter rugs. The TV cabinet houses the HD widescreen TV, DVD player, and radio, freesat HD box, and iPod dock and auxilliary audio connections for the house stereo system. Room speakers are mounted in the cathedral ceiling and give lovely background listening. The whole house audio system allows you to listen to either the radio, TV, cod, iPod or what ever you plug in to it, in any room and regardless of what's being listened to elsewhere.

Internet is supplied to the cottage by way of a wireless access point. So bring your laptop or mobile device and stay connected.

The kitchen is well appointed and all appliances are integrated into the design. The worktop is substantial and is made of American white oak and has stainless steel hotrods let into it beside the hob. Splash backs are beautiful in glass and the floating shelves are again in oak. Appliances include electric oven and hob with extractor hood, microwave, fridge with freeze box, dishwasher, 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink with drainer, kettle, toaster and blender.

The bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and dressing table. Linen, towels, bath robes and slippers are supplied. The floor is carpeted for your comfort. The window set low in the wall has a fantastic view of the river, as do all windows to the front.

The bathroom has all the usual white bits, the towels are fluffy and the soaps are hand made. The elegant wash basin is set on the window sill. The large P shaped bath has 8 adjustable Jacuzzi jets and above is the 'rain' showerhead. There is a heated towel rail, a shaver point, the stereo controls, wooden blinds and freestanding oak towel cabinet. The floor is tiled and has under floor heating.

The under floor heating system is easily controlled and is monitored in each room ensuring even temperatures and comfort. The boiler-room is added on to the side of the cottage and doubles as a drying room (in the unlikely event you should get your jacket wet).

Electricity, bed linen, towels, bathrobes and slippers supplied

A welcome pack on arrival (fresh homemade bread, bottle of bubbly, locally made shortbread, others will be season dependant)

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Aros Beag Reviews

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Reviewed this property on 20/06/2016
And awarded it
The house was perfect for us and all was in a very good condition. Many thanks for the warm welcome. We will come back.

Reviewed this property on 21/04/2016
And awarded it
Wonderful location and cottage. Would definitly book again.

Reviewed this property on 26/02/2016
And awarded it
I had a brilliant, relaxing time at Aros Beag. Comfortable cosy cottage in an area of stunning beauty with a great little cafe right next door. Nicely situated for munro bagging and walking generally. Main road nearby giving good links to other areas and activities. Friendly hosts, lovely welcome package and easy, hassle free booking.

Reviewed this property on 05/01/2016
And awarded it
We had a wonderful time exploring the local areas and the cottage was fantastic.

Reviewed this property on 18/08/2015
And awarded it
We had a lovely stay in a wonderful cottage. The setting was lovely and the couple that run it were really helpful, they also run a really nice cafe that is a two minute walk from the cottage.

Reviewed this property on 17/08/2014
And awarded it
I booked this cottage for my wife's 40th birthday and boy did it delliver; a wonderful little cottage in a fantastic location. On arrival Diane was very helpful and explained everythng. The music system with the wi fi was very handy - we listened to music on the tablet as well as the radio. Had a lovely time overall and we even managed to visit Loch Ness and climb Ben Nevis. I would happily recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking to stay in Scotland.

Reviewed this property on 01/05/2014
And awarded it
Great cottage, well equipped, nicely decorated. Under floor heating a real luxury - fab in the bathroom in the mornings! The music system was also much appreciated - now thinking of installing something similar at home! Location was perfect for us, with plenty of hill walking options in the vicinity. Also saw oystercatchers on the river from the bedroom window.

Reviewed this property on 06/11/2013
And awarded it
A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting at the side of the river. Comfortable and surprisingly spacious with great features - especially liked the music system with speakers in the ceilings of each room. The owners are very warm and welcoming and supplied a welcome pack of goodies! Loads of great walks close by and Glencoe only half an hour in the car - I was never stuck for something to do. It chucked it down every day, but exploring the place was worth getting wet for. Thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed this property on 16/09/2013
And awarded it
This is a wonderful cottage; the underfloor heating made it v. cosy & meant we didn't care about the wind/rain outside, the jacuzzi bath was a fab way to unwind after long hikes in the spectacular countryside on our doorstep, & the well-equipped kitchen was ideal. We enjoyed the sound-system when watching movies or listening to music, and this is a really nice touch. The owners made us (a same-sex couple) feel very welcome, though very much kept themselves to themselves. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 28/05/2013
And awarded it
Aros Beag is perfect for a relaxing get away warm, cosy and very well equipped loved the sound system in every room. The ideal location for walking from your front door as this cottage sits alongside The West Highland Way. My morning coffee sitting outside by the river watching Dippers,Oystercatchers and listening to cuckoos was a luxury I will find hard to beat!

Reviewed this property on 11/03/2013
And awarded it
Fantastic cottage, lovely owners but not intrusive. Lovely sitting by the river in the sunshine and great walks from the front door. Cosy warm and loved the underfloor heating.Very clean and well maintained, loved feeding the chickens that visited us every afternoon when we got back from our daily walk. Will definitely return - so many more hills to climb!

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2012
And awarded it
We had a fantastic week and the cottage was really lovely, a home from home. We had great fun with the six hens and the cottage had everything we needed and a lot lot more.

Reviewed this property on 23/06/2012
And awarded it
Beautifully renovated cottage with all the modern amenities. Lovely riverside setting and convenient to a nearby village. The location was perfect for day trips to local sites and attractions. The Loch Etive cruise is worth doing. Diane's attention to detail is definitely noteworthy; she was there to greet us, show us around the cottage and answer any of our questions. Her "Welcome" gift basket was generous; she even included 2 eggs from the free-range chickens that occasionally wandered by!

Reviewed this property on 05/02/2012
And awarded it
spent a lovely five nights at the cottage, pity it was not any longer.Very special hide away clean and cosy and everything the brochure says it is. We had some lovely walks right from the cottage door. Very romantic no matter what age you are. Jim and Diane the owners are very welcoming but not intrusive we only saw them when we arrived and again when we sadly had to leave. A little bit of heaven on earth, we will be back.

Reviewed this property on 16/01/2012
And awarded it
we had such a lovely time at the cottage, really cosy-the underfloor heating makes it very comfortable and we liked the attention to detail - the bath is big enough for two! the hamper on arrival is a lovely gesture and the owners very helpful - we will hopefully return again soon!

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2011
And awarded it
We had a great holiday at Aros Beag - this cottage is one of the best we have stayed in! The cottage has everything you could want and is warm and cosy. The welcome hamper was a real treat - thank you!

Reviewed this property on 18/12/2010
And awarded it
Aros Beag was the perfect start to our 1st week of honeymoon - we don't think there could have been anywhere better in the world to be! If Aros Beag was not perfect enough, the hospitality, kindness and friendliness of Jim & Diane Mailer was outstanding - you could not hope to meet two more wonderful people! The rating system only goes up to 5, we would like to score 100! Thank you Jim & Diane, and thank you Wilderness Cottages for a perfect honeymoon! (We ARE booking again for 2011 !!)

Reviewed this property on 19/08/2010
And awarded it
What a lovely cottage. Aros Beag had everything we needed and more! Sat right on the river the location was spot on. Tyndrum is a great place to stay with the best fish and chips from the Real Food Cafe and the best ever pizza from The Green Welly Shop Highly recommended cottage with lovely friendly owners............

Reviewed this property on 16/07/2010
And awarded it
Just returned from a lovely week at Aros Beag. Cottage was lovely and very well equipped for every eventuality. Surrounding areas very picturesque with options for walking/hiking. Sadly the weather was pretty poor, so we didn't explore its full potential. The nearest village (Tyndrum) was a lot busier than we expected, and we had lovely fish and chips from The Real Food Cafe. Highly recommended and pretty reasonably priced. Only downside was the midges which feasted on me all week!

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