The converted byre is a stylish combination of old and new. The original walls and courtyard remain, however the interior is fresh and modern - the large living area has a traditional log burning stove, and a 42 inch wide-screen television with satellite tv.
There is plenty of living and sleeping space here for large families or groups. In total there are five bedrooms, three double and two twin, all of which are en-suite. Although advertised as sleeping ten, one of the double rooms has a single sofa-bed - ideal as a family room - and the small upstairs lounge also has a double sofa-bed.
The kitchen has cooker, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher and fridge-freezer. There are two additional toilets by the entrance.
A five minute walk along the private road takes you to the white sands of Swordle beach. Mid-summer sunset here is breath-taking, when the sun finally sinks behind the Cuillins of Rum late at night it remains just below the horizon until daybreak. In winter the byre is a cosy retreat after bracing walks along the rugged coast or surrounding hills.
Swordle Byre is available from Sunday to Sunday.
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Please first follow the directions in Getting Here
From Salen turn onto the B8007 and head west along the shores of Loch Sunart. After about seven miles you will pass the impressive and historic Glenborrodale Castle, the newly built Ardnamurchan Distillery and Nadurra Visitor Centre. The road takes you further along the coast before heading inland for a few miles past the impressive Ben Hiant. You will soon come to a junction to the right, signposted Kilmory (2.5 miles), Fascadale (4 miles), Ockle (4 miles). Take this road and then follow the signs for Ockle. After 3.5 miles there is an Ardnamurchan Estate sign on the left. Take a left turn here and then follow the track to the farmyard. Swordle Byre is directly ahead of you.
Take the B8007 towards Salen. After about 2.5 miles turn off to the left, , signposted Kilmory (2.5 miles), Fascadale (4 miles), Ockle (4 miles). Take this road and then follow the signs for Ockle. After 3.5 miles there is an Ardnamurchan Estate sign on the left. Take a left turn here and then follow the track to the farmyard. Swordle Byre is directly ahead of you.