Cottage holidays in Scotland
Welcome to the beauty of Scottish West Highlands!
The Old Byre is cozy and comfortable. Tucked in a private garden near he small village of Duror, this converted barn offers self catering bliss with outdoor eating in the summer, months and intimate evenings by the stove in the winter.

The cottage provides the perfect base from which to explore Glencoe, Fort William, Oban and the islands beyond — with a selection of maps and walking guides to help you plan your local adventures.
Comfortable cottage
midway between Fort William
and Oban for family vacation
One double and one single bedroom
  • CD player
  • television and video
  • power shower
  • central heating
  • fridge/freezer
  • washer/dryer
  • dishwasher
  • gas cooker and a microwave
Additional options
  • Mountain bike hire"Fridge" fillers
  • Advice on great local day-trips
  • Pets are welcome!
Our Accommodation
The Old Byre was completely refurbished to the highest standards in 2004. The cottage comprises a single floor with plenty of natural light and generous communal spaces making it ideal for less mobile guests.

It's seemingly remote location, thick walls and cosy furnishings ensure complete relaxation - many guests comment that they've enjoyed their "best night's sleep ever".

Landscaped gardens allow visitors to sit out and enjoy the sights and sounds throughout the day surrounded by Scot's pines and the endless natural theatre of birds and other wildlife.

Sleeping three guests in comfort, there is one double and one single bedroom. The bathroom offers a power shower and lots of hot water thanks to the oil-fired central heating.

A dining area adjoins the kitchen equipped with fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, a dishwasher, gas cooker and a microwave. All bed linen, towels, electricity and oil are provided inclusive and pets are welcome!

We are happy to provide or arrange for additional services including:
  • Mountain bike hire
  • Pre-prepared Breakfast and Lunch packs
  • "Fridge" fillers
  • Drinks packs
  • Island Ferry and Events tickets
Located midway between Fort William (Ben Nevis's home town) and Oban, the Old Byre cottage is the perfect self-catering base from which to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles. Argyllshire has been at the centre of many events in Scotland's rich-if-dark history; there can be few better places from which to enjoy its' echoes.

You can see exactly where we are here. We advise guests that having a car is essential to your enjoyment of the local area.

The Old Byre is adjacent to the 18th Century manse house at Duror in Argyllshire. From the front door a 10 minute walk brings you to the sea loch of Cuil Bay on Loch Linnhe with its sea otters, sea eagles and ever curious families of seals; another 20 minutes and you can enjoy the spectacular views from the gentle slopes of Beinn a' Bheithir; 30 minutes in the car and you're skiing in Glencoe.
In 30 odd years of renting property in Scotland, This is the best.
Robert D, London
Whether you visit Scotland for sightseeing, hill walking, bird watching or for any of the countless adventures available here, the Old Byre is the ideal short rental property at any time of year. All this just 2 hours from Glasgow International airport, 2.5 hours from either Edinburgh or Inverness airports and about 45 minutes from either Oban or Fort William railway stations.

A converted outhouse, the Old Byre is perfectly secluded and very private with gardens and parking. The owner’s home is located nearby, which is why the Old Byre has developed a reputation for excellent service and great hospitality.

Local Sightseeing
  • Local Island-Hopping with the Oban ferry
  • The Massacre of Glencoe Museum
  • The Glenfinnan Monument
  • The Caledonian CanalLismore Island
  • Beinn a' Bheithir
  • The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola
  • The Museums of Fort William
  • Local Whisky Tours
Things To Do
The house is a few minutes drive from the Ballachulish junction of the A828 West Coast tourist trail road linking Oban with Fort William making the Old Byre an ideal base from which to enjoy numerous local activities.
Outdoor Activities*
  • Skiing/Snowboarding at Glencoe and Nevis Range
  • Hill Walking
  • Bird spotting
  • Dolphin and Whale Spotting
  • Picnicing
  • Cycling and Mountain Biking
  • Paintball
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Rock & Ice Climbing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Rafting
  • Horse Riding
  • Hand Gliding
  • Fly Fishing and Sea Angling (Salmon and Sea Trout)
  • Stalking
* Professional instruction and equipment can be supplied by the many outdoor companies who operate in the local area.
Local Foods & Crafts
From fresh smoked fish to the best of local whiskys, the Old Byre is your gateway to a fantastic selection of gourmet local produce and crafts. We can arrange for ongoing deliveries of local products you have enjoyed during your stay — particularly as they make great presents for friends and colleagues.

Check dates and book now!
Please check our availability and select the dates to suit your planes.
We normally accept bookings Saturday to Saturday especially during the holiday season between April and October. All our rates are quoted on this basis.

If you would like to stay for shorter periods, over a weekend for example, please submit a booking enquiry and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements. Prices for shorter bookings will be quoted separately.

Bookings are on a strictly first-deposit-paid, first-served basis! Note that red denotes confirmed bookings; amber for provisional bookings and green where the old byre is still available. Please remember to include both daytime and evening contact telephone numbers with your booking enquiry.

Guests can check in from 15:00 on the day of arrival and we ask that check out is by 10:00.
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