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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.
Our stay was 5 star in every way. We could not have wished for better facilities or helpful hosts!
Excellent cottage in lovely surroundings with easy access to some great hill walking. A bonus was the wildlife, including red squirrels, in the garden.
Excellent cottage, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Excellent base to explore the surrounding area. The owners were very helpful and available if you needed anything.
We spent a very relaxing week at Arrivain Cottage at the beginning of February. The cottage itself has been lovingly renovated to the highest standard by Jacqui and Jeff and is a great place to spend a week exploring this beautiful area of the Southern Highlands. There are lots of places within reach from the cottage (including walks from the cottage itself if you don't want to get in the car) and it is a great place to come back to after a day out exploring. We particularly enjoyed the peace and quiet which is in abundance here and evenings by the fire.
What a lovely cottage!! The most comfortable we ever stayed in. The cottage was renovated with an eye on detail, lovely decorated and a high level finishing. Fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and a warm welcome from Jacqui and Jeff who made us feel very welcome, thank you so much! The location is perfect with lots of fabulous walks and beautiful scenery in the surrounding area. We very much enjoyed our drive through Glen Orchy and Glen Etive as well as our daytrip to the isle of Mull. The Artisan Cafe in Tyndrum is a must for a nice cup of coffee with delicious home-made cakes. And after a day exploring Arrivain cottage is a perfect peaceful place to relax and have a good nights sleep. We really enjoyed our week and will definitely recommend this beautiful cottage to others. We would love to stay again!!
Arrivain is a beautifully restored cottage, set in glorious surroundings. It provides comfortable, high quality accommodation, with everything you need, whilst retaining all the charm of the original Croft. Jacqui & Jeff made us feel really welcome and were on hand if there were any issues, not that we had any during our stay. In terms of location, Arrivain is only five minutes from Tyndrum and the surrounding hills and being on the main road makes places further afield such as Oban and Callander esily accessible. If 'big' hills aren't your thing, or just for something different, a trip to the island of Kerrera, or a circuit of Loch Awe, are perfect alternatives. We had a great week (despite the mixed weather), leaving with plenty of ideas for what we need to do the next time we are here. Now, where is my diary...........
We chose Arrivain Cottage as it looked perfect for our Honeymoon, we adore this part of Scotland and couldn't think of staying anywhere else to mark this special occasion. Our hosts Jeff & Jacqui were lovely, Jacqui welcomed us when we arrived and showed us around their beautiful cottage. As we were their first Honeymooners Jeff & Jacqui left us a bottle of Champange, truffles, hand cut crisps, fresh flowers and a card which was such a nice surprise, we both greatly appreciated these thoughtful touches which helped make this occasion special. Arrivan is perfectly placed for anyone wanting to explore the west of Scotland or if you just want a beautiful warm and inviting cottage to lock yourself away from the outside world Arrivain is perfect, with its log burner, under floor heating, comfy bed, amazing shower or just sitting by the burn looking up at the mountains that surround you. Arrivain sits in beautiful and stunning surroundings, in our eyes Arrivain is a little piece of heaven. Thank you Jeff & Jacqui for making us so welcome and everything you did for us, you helped make our Honeymoon perfect.
This is a beautiful cottage renovated to an extremely high standard and set in stunning Scottish countryside. Cottage had everything we needed and was extremely cosy and comfortable. The owners have put a lot of thought into what visitors might need making us feel very welcome. It is an ideal base for walking and hill climbing in the area and with a railway station just 4 miles away you can even visit Glasgow and further afield. We are already planning a second visit.
Cottage was really well furnished, the owners stayed nearby and were friendly & helpful. Location was good for short drives to get to places in the surrounding area, but nothing right on your doorstep. Downside was the midges, which ruled out sitting outside or opening windows. So, great if you like indoors & driving is your thing, not for you if you prefer being outside & walking to local places.
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.