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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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Ballibrad is a renovated traditional stone built barn located in the heart of Kilmartin Glen. Ballibrad is situated above the village of Kilmartin in a magnificent Glen setting and enjoys commanding views to the south towards Loch Crinan, Jura and the surrounding countryside. The accommodation is a spacious 1 bedroom barn and has an open plan kitchen living area complete with log burning stove. Stairs in the main area lead up to a mezzanine bedroom with low beams which also has a bed settee. The bathroom is complete with bath and shower. Ballibrad is set in 2.5 acres of land. Access to Ballibrad is via a rough farm track leading up from Kilmartin village. The property is approximately 1000 metres up the farm track and a 4WD or high ground clearance vehicle is required. This is a ...Ballibrad is a renovated traditional stone built barn located in the heart of Kilmartin Glen. Ballibrad is situated above the village of Kilmartin in a magnificent Glen setting and enjoys commanding views to the south towards Loch Crinan, Jura and the surrounding countryside. The accommodation is a spacious 1 bedroom barn and has an open plan kitchen living area complete with log burning stove. Stairs in the main area lead up to a mezzanine bedroom with low beams which also has a bed settee. The bathroom is complete with bath and shower. Ballibrad is set in 2.5 acres of land. Access to Ballibrad is via a rough farm track leading up from Kilmartin village. The property is approximately 1000 metres up the farm track and a 4WD or high ground clearance vehicle is required. This is a farm track so please expect lumps and bumps and this can get muddy!!! Ballibrad is serviced by a private water supply. The property is not on mains electricity. Power is supplied from a diesel generator with battery backup and solar panels. The heating is supplied through a log burning stove with wood supplied. Coal can be purchased from Lochgilphead which is 8 miles away. Hot water is supplied by a gas water boiler. The area also offers some superb unspoilt wilderness for the keen outdoor enthusiast of any sort including mountain biking, hill-walking, canoeing, photography, fishing and bird watching. Boat trips are available from local marinas such as Ardfern or Croabh Haven where you can relax and see the local wildlife at first hand. The caravan at the back of the property is for storage only. The village of Kilmartin has a hotel, pub, museum with restaurant and garage. Please note: If you have read the reviews you will see there have been comments regarding the smell from the beams. We purchased the property 20 years ago and although they had been treated prior to our purchase we have never treated with an preservative. The property does have a wood smell and we have made every effort to reduce this by sealing the beams with 2 pack epoxy sealant We have let the property for 8 years and have received many fantastic reviews. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Lindsey C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

An ideal retreat if you need to switch off. Very spacious for 2 people including a vast bath which felt luxurious. The large stove heats the place well if you get some coal in. Total peace with only the odd herd of cows passing by...More

Date of stay: September 2021
Thank Alincornwall
Reviewed 21 June 2021

First, I have rated this 5 stars based online the type of Holiday home I enjoy and my own circumstances, however, there are many who would disagree based, and rightly so if you have different expectation. The bits which we loved, were the location, total...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank Jim K
Reviewed 25 May 2021 via mobile

Simply epic location. Super relaxing, views across to the paps of Jura and a cuckoo soundtrack. What more could you ask for?

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank 350walkingmum
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
lancs England
3642
Reviewed 7 September 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020

You do need 4 wheel drive and strong legs on the bike to get up and down to Ballibrad but the views and night sky are worth it. Could do with a refresh on the soft furnishings & some camping chairs but lovely spot and...More

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank SRC64
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Reviewed 11 August 2020

Beautiful barn conversion. Building is situated almost alone in its own valley, with the small town Kilmartin nearby. Spacious with huge windows giving you a beautiful view over the valley. Huge bath! Track was muddy but drivable with no issues. Log fire made the house...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Curiosity33756172625
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Verbier, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: July 2020
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Balibrad, if you want privacy, this is the place. If you want peace and quiet, this is the place. However don't expect too much from it. First thing we noticed on arrival is the very strong smell of creosote/tar, which they paint on the rafters....More

Date of stay: July 2019
4  Thank John C
Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

Beautiful setting, incredibly peaceful. Undisturbed property. Interior very comfortable, nice bed. Good facilities, well equipped. Definitely need 4 by 4 to get up the road. We didn't manage to drive up to barn but enjoyed the walk up and down to Kilmartin each day. I'll...More

Date of stay: July 2019
2  Thank Charles P
Reviewed 26 April 2018

My review seems to echo what a said by another guest some time ago . The setting itself is amazing so beautiful and it's ideally located to visit all sorts of attractions whatever your interests. We were well prepared with suitable footwear and a 4x4...More

Date of stay: April 2018
3  Thank Smallplume
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Fishing Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballibrad

Ballibrad is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Ballibrad has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Ballibrad has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Ballibrad must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.