Useful Information

Prices, Payment, Terms & Conditions 2020/21

For up to date prices please check the availability calendar or email Jane for more information.  Advertised prices are for occupancy by two adults in Byre Cottage, Stable Cottage and Kirkland Lodge. In Byre and Stable, additional guests may be accommodated by prior arrangement at additional charge.    info@seafieldfarmcottages.co.uk

Covid19 

We aim to have spaces between bookings wherever possible to allow for additional cleaning.  Where the space is less than 4 days, all bedding will be swapped to allow extra airing or washing if required.  Guests will be asked to strip bedlinen from beds and put in the washing machine on a 60C wash before departure.

The barbecue hut is a communal space so will not be available to guests for the time being.

Byre Cottage, Stable Cottage and Kirkland Lodge

Our prices include linen, towels, heating and hot water. There is a nominal allowance of electricity which is never exceeded but is a 'green' measure to encourage non-wasteful use of power. All accommodation is fully equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. We aim to provide a home from home with lots of extra touches to make your stay enjoyable. There are no extra booking fees, agency commission or surcharges when booking directly with Seafield Farm Cottages.

  • In normal times, a deposit of £100 per week is payable on booking with the balance due at the start of your holiday or shortly before if you are paying by bank transfer - the mobile signal is not good here so two factor authentication by mobile may not work here. If your holiday is within 4 weeks of arrival, the full price is payable on booking.
  • While Covid19 continues to affect normal life, I do not require a deposit and full payment will not be payable until 2 days before arrival.
  • Prices range from £365 low season to £595 high season.
  • We offer discounts for two week bookings
  • Preferred Payment Method is by Direct Bank Transfer.  Cash and cheques also accepted.
  • Byre Cottage and Stable Cottage each sleep 2.  Minimum booking is 7 days.  Advertised prices are for up to two adults in one or two bedrooms. Changeover day and length of stay are flexible depending on other bookings.
  • We cannot accept bookings which exceed the stated capacity of the accommodation without prior arrangement.  There will be a charge for additional visitors.
  • Kirkland Lodge  Sleeps 2 Minimum stay is 7 days but extra days can be added if available. Changeover day is flexible. Advertised prices are for up to two adults in one bedroom.
  • Earliest arrival time is from 3.30 pm onwards. Please try not to arrive sooner without prior notice as we will still be working on the cottages.  Latest departure time is 10.30 am.
  • We provide holiday accommodation - if the purpose of your visit is not for a holiday, please phone or email Jane for more information. We reserve the right to refuse bookings in some circumstances.
  • We do not accept pets in any of our accommodation.
  • We no longer offer short breaks in any of our accommodation.

Byre & Stable Cottages & Kirkland Lodge  Minimum booking period is 7 days. You can book additional days if available. Please phone or email to check availability. Extra days will be charged pro rata.

Car Charging

We have a 7 kw car charging socket at Seafield.  Electricity will be charged at cost.  At Kirkland, there is an exterior 13 amp socket which can be used for charging.  Please estimate your consumption and leave payment.

Cancellation & Changes

Under normal circumstances, if you have to cancel your booking within six weeks of the start of the holiday, the deposit or full payment (less £20 to cover advertising costs and administration), will be returned if we are able to re-let the accommodation.  You can transfer your deposit or full payment to another date.  You may wish to take out holiday insurance to cover the costs.  While Covid19 is still a factor, deposits or full payments will be returned if you are unable to travel due to local lockdowns, personal circumstances or new Government guidance.

If you have to cancel your booking more than six weeks before the start of the holiday, the deposit will be returned (less £20 to cover advertising costs and administration).

If you need to change your dates, your deposit or full payment is transferable to the new booking.
Changes to the number in your party after booking may result in a change to the price.

Directions - How to get to Seafield Farm

From Lochgilphead take the A816 Oban Road to Cairnbaan (two miles). Take the B841 at Cairnbaan following signs for Tayvallich and Crinan.  Continue for 2 miles to Bellanoch and then take the next left, the B8025 signposted Tayvallich and Achnamara. Follow this road taking the next left signposted Achnamara 3 miles. Follow this single track road for 2.5 miles. Seafield Farm is on the right hand side of the road.

From Oban follow the A816 to Kilmartin. About a mile south of the village turn right onto the single track road signposted Crinan and Tayvallich. Cross the Crinal Canal bridge and turn right onto B841 at Bellanoch and then take the next left, the B8025 signposted Tayvallich and Achnamara. Follow this road taking the next left signposted Achnamara 3 miles. Follow this single track road for 2.5 miles. Seafield Farm is on the right hand side of the road.

Don't rely on your sat nav!  It will tell you that you have reached your destination about a mile and half too soon. Don't leave the tarmac until you get to Seafield - there is a sign at the entrance and the house and cottages are clearly visible from the road.

Your hosts at Seafield Farm Cottages are Jane Allan and James Livingston.  James is the third generation of Livingstons at Seafield.  Retired from the Forestry Commission, he produces firewood and sawn planks from local timber as well as helping to look after the surroundings and maintenance of the cottages. For leisure, he plays bass guitar with a local rock/pop/blues band and enjoys fly fishing.  We've been keeping honeybees for about 10 years - a fascinating and absorbing hobby.  James is the person to ask about fishing, fungi, bees, wildlife and timber in all its various forms.  Jane first visited Seafield as a five year old on holiday with her family and has lived here for the last 30 years. Since then, our three sons have grown up here and now grandchildren visit to make sure we don't get too used to the peace and quiet.  Running the cottages is my main occuaption but when left to my own devices, I enjoy growing vegetables, baking bread and cakes and making baskets from willow grown at Seafield. Other interests include environmental issues, wild swimming, cycling and walking and learning to play the ukelele. Ask Jane about anything to do with the cottages, beavers, basketmaking, bees and general information. 

CONTACT:
Seafield Farm Cottages
Achnamara
Lochgilphead
Argyll
PA31 8PS
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