The Ruin - Sleeps 2
(plus 2 youngsters if required, in the separate Byre)


A while ago, The Ruin was the tumble-down shell of a croft house last inhabited about 100 years ago, hence its name. Now the croft house and adjacent byre have been lovingly restored by us into delightfully comfortable holiday accommodation whilst retaining the character and charm of the original buildings. No other signs of habitation can be seen from The Ruin: just sit back and watch the wildlife from this stunningly beautiful location on the shore of Loch Sunart.

Within the ancient stone walls, charming accommodation for two has been created in a largely open plan layout - the notable exception being the bathroom, which has a short shower tub/bath.

The sleeping area with its double bed is one step up from the main floor area and can be hidden behind dreamy voile curtains.


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The kitchen is comprehensively equipped, including a gas hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, fridge, bread maker, slow cooker etc.

Visitors will enjoy the high comfort level of the full under floor heating and the added bonus of the wood-burning stove in the living area while relaxing on the L-shaped sofa. A small selection of books, CDs and DVDs can be enjoyed using the CD/radio/cassette player and TV with Sky Freeview.

The stone terrace provides a very pleasant spot for watching the numerous varieties of birds in the area and for occasional al fresco meals using the gas barbecue provided - with the added bonus of a chimenea to ward off any evening chill.

For the more energetic the clothes posts double up for a badminton net and there is also a croquet set.

The Byre - seven metres away from the house - incorporates the utility room, housing the washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer at the rear of the building. At the front is a small bed/sitting room with double bunks and is equipped with a TV/DVD combination.

This room is to accommodate two youngsters if required; giving parents some well deserved peace and quiet. The byre also has a shower room with loo and basin.

Parents must satisfy themselves that their youngsters will be happy sleeping on their own, and would treat the property responsibly. A child alarm operates between the two buildings, which both have smoke alarms and emergency lighting.

We hope you will want for nothing during your holiday, except to return to The Ruin or to one of our other houses. In order to ensure our high standard of cleanliness and maintenance we let The Ruin on a Sunday-to-Sunday basis. We hope that this is not inconvenient for you.


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