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“Another lovely break in Connel” 4 of 5 stars
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Achaleven Byre
Achaleven Road, Connel, Oban PA37 1PF , Scotland   |  
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Ayr, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Another lovely break in Connel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The Byre is really peaceful (apart from the Cockerel!), very clean & well maintained. It is very cosy and well equipped. We were able to have visitors for lunch one day and there was plenty of room for us all. (6 adults and 3 small children!) Beata is very friendly, she makes you feel welcome & relaxed from the moment you arrive with her thoughtful hospitality. We are looking forward to returning to the Byre, the next time we are back In Connel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Good:
Nice location.
Host very friendly and helpful
Easy access to Oban, only 10 min drive
Ample parking
Lovely garden -we had our breakfast outside almost every day
Well equipped kitchen, cereals,seeds etc

Not so great:
Bedroom quite small with not much daylight getting in
No bath in the bathroom, only shower.
As the cottage is next door to a farm expect to be woken up at dawn by roosters

Overall, a nice place to stay and explore beautiful area of Scotland

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edgware, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We took 2 of our children to Achaleven Byre in May and had a fantastic time. The accommodation was clean and tidy and had everything we could possibly need. Just like being at home. The facilities in and around Oban are amazing and we had one of the best holidays ever. Would highly recommend the accommodation and the area to anyone. Will definitely be back for another visit. The children cannot wait until next year.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was our 5th visit to Achaleven Byre - as usual everything was clean and tidy and Beata was her usual accommodating self. We hired bikes and were able to store them in the shed. Liked the cockerels from the next door farm. We would thoroughly recommend the self-catering byre. Roll on our next visit. It is a very convenient location for walkers and cyclists as well as being close to Oban.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This cottage is just a great wee place for a getaway from the stressful everyday life.

When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by the owner and when we opened the door we discovered a bright, well decorated good size cottage with a large double door into a private garden.

The place was sparkling clean and all appliances, bathroom, towels, mattress and furniture were of great quality and very new.

We sat in the garden for hours to enjoy a glass of wine watching the rabbits come close and the goats walk on a rock that was just a few meters away. It was just a very idyllic scenery and very calm.

There was great attention to detail and we even found our towels folded up on the bed with a welcome chocolate on top...like in a Marriott Hotel.

As well there was not only tea and coffee but as well a large selection of cereals and a fresh jar of milk in the fridge.

The owner was very nice and she offered support for anything we would have wanted.

If you are looking for a quiet, nice, well decorated place close to the Lochs and Oban this place is not to be missed.

5 stars throughout as we enjoyed our stay very much!

Thanks, T&C

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had the absolute pleasure of staying here for 5 days on our first trip to Scotland. The accommodations were superb; clean, quiet, comfortable, roomy but cozy. The view is fantastic and the garden lovely. A short drive will take you into beautiful Oban. Really hated to leave but looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

What a lovely place to stay, accommodation was fantastic !!! Walked in to the lovely smell of fresh linen :-) It has everything you could look for, comfy sofa, comfy bed all mod cons in the kitchen, good sized TV, internet access and FANTASTIC shower. Garden is lovely too. Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Achaleven Road, Connel, Oban PA37 1PF , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban > Connel
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Connel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
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