Arrivain Cottage is a traditional 17th Century croft house located on what was the Breadalbane Estate, situated between the villages of Tyndrum and Dalmally. Brand new to the self catering market, the property is a perfect retreat for a couple looking for that extra bit of luxury.
Beautifully renovated and furnished to an extremely high standard, the property is stylishly presented, with oak flooring and decorated throughout in subtle shades. Some of the original features have been retained including the deep window sills and the iron roof. However the property does have the latest technology, including under floor heating, a digital TV, an iPod dock and wifi.
Entering the property takes you straight into the utility/boot room, leading from here you pass into the well equipped kitchen, the dining table with its window seating and the overhead lighting being particularly striking. From here through to the sitting room, an ideal place for relaxing in, with its comfortable sofa and wood burner after a day exploring. A small hall takes you to the bedroom with its stunning and modern en-suite shower room.
The surrounding countryside offers some of the most dramatic scenery in Scotland, and the main rooms at the cottage enjoy mountain views towards Ben Chuirn. The owners live nearby, however Arrivain Cottage has its own private space including a garden with furniture. For those guests with mountain bikes, canoes and outdoor gear, secure storage beside the cottage is available.
Tyndrum (3 miles) offers a number of facilities for the visitor including a petrol station, shop and a number of places to eat. Oban (34 miles) has an extensive range of facilities and visitor attractions, including the Oban Distillery, boat trips and the Ocean Explorer Centre. The Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry Company is based here and offer connections to the inner and southern Hebrides.
The cottage is an ideal all year round holiday destination, for the walker the surrounding area offers many routes no matter what your ability. For the golfer Taynuilt has a 9 hole golf course and Killin and Oban 18 holes. A number of the rivers and lochs in the area can be fished (permits required), and in the winter months the skier or snow boarder can visit the Glencoe Ski Centre (22 miles), and the Nevis Range near Fort William (56 miles).
The cottage although located in Argyll and Bute is located near the boundaries of the Loch Lomond National Park, Perthshire, and Fort William and Lochaber. All these areas have many attractions and activities for the visitor that would make an ideal choice for a day trip.
Included in the rent
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at the property.
Arrivain Cottage is a gem. The owners have done a wonderful job to renovate and redesign this 17th century building to make it a lovely modern space, while retaining much of its period charm. The rain forest shower was a particular treat for us after a long day hiking. Hosts Jacqui and Jeff could not have been more hospitable and helpful and we would highly recommend this accommodation to others seeking a base for exploring the area around Tyndrum, Oban, and Glencoe.
A beautiful cottage that has been renovated to a very high standard. It has everything you need plus more and is very spacious. We also found the location very good to explore the area. Jeff and Jacqui are very knowledgeable on places to visit which was very helpful as this was our first visit to Scotland. We would definitely recommend Arrivain Cottage and hope to return.
Arrivain Cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to a high standard. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, and have no hesitation in recommending it. The location is great - in the wilderness - yet suitable for exploring nearby lochs, castles, distilleries, and for climbing munros!
Absolutely fantastic place, Jeff and Jacqui made us feel extremely welcome, and the beauty of both the cottage and the surrounding area is hard to put into words.
An absolutely stunning property in a fantastic location. The cottage itself has been renovated to an exceptional standard and was luxurious to say the least. We were lucky to be only the second set of guests to Arrivain cottage. We were very comfortable during our stay and the cottage had room-specific heating and under-floor heating. The log burner in the lounge added to the ambience and felt very cosy. The kitchen was very well kitted out and Jacqui and Jeff were more than happy to supplement it with any minor addition we asked for. Jeff was on hand to provide more wood for the fire any time we asked and was also a treasure trove of knowledge about the local area, which was fantastic. We had rental bikes delivered to the cottage, which we could store securely in the "wee" shed, which was great. Having a washing machine and tumble dryer was also a nice addition after going out walking and cycling in the local area. We also enjoyed some drives though the spectacular scenery of Glen Orchy, Glen Etive and Glen Coe, all well within an hour of the cottage. All in all, it was a fantastic trip away and felt like a home from home. We very much intend to return. Jacqui and Jeff are passionate about the cottage and were keen to make our stay the best experience they could.