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About Balliemeanoch Breaks

Fabulous B&B at Strachur, near the banks of Loch Fyne and Loch Eck, self catering cottages coming soon. Baggage transfer service for the Cowal Way provided by Balliemeanoch Baggage.

Simply the Best (of the West)

Where else would you find bagpipes, bass guitar, drums and a brass section all sharing the same stage? It has to be a Red Hot Chilli Pipers gig of course! For us this was the high spot of a fun … Continue reading

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A bit of a wreck – a bit of an understatement

We said in our very first blog post that Balliemeanoch was a project, a labour of love.  Well here we are, six months in, and well on the way there.  The farmhouse is open and receiving bed and breakfast guests, … Continue reading

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Meet Marley. DOB 29 July 2012.

In the words of his great namesake, ‘Could you be loved?’  You bet!  In fact, it was love at first sight. I mean, just look at his picture – I challenge you not to melt on the spot into a … Continue reading

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Getting into the tourism scene

I really want to be part of the tourism scene, so I have taken a wee job!  For the last few weeks I have been working part time at Inveraray Castle – ancestral home to the Dukes of Argyll and the … Continue reading

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Egg-tastic! Small, but perfectly formed.

After weeks of nervous anticipation, our gorgeous girls have started to lay! I have been trying to manage my own expectations, and not get too anxious.  We had been warned that, although our chickens could start laying as early as … Continue reading

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On the Bonnie Bonnie Banks

Will all my travel blogs have a song attached? I wonder. We’re very close to Loch Lomond, and it’s always one of our first stops when we pick up friends from the airport. It’s usually their first glimpse of a … Continue reading

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Holy mackerel! – a feast from loch to table

Fantastic, fun and totally delicious. We enjoy a spot of fishing, and there is no shortage of great places to fish around Balliemeanoch – both sea and fresh water.

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Fun and (Highland) games

There is nothing that conjures up images of Scotland quite like the sound of pipes and drums, and that was main sound we could hear as we drove into Inveraray today. The highland games season is well underway, and I … Continue reading

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We’ve just come down from the Isle of Skye …

I’m sure you have a song playing in your head now?  Wait until you’ve read this blog, then click on the link at the bottom to hear the full version. Back to Skye.  It’s all work, isn’t it?  Not a … Continue reading

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Here come the girls!

A great big Balliemeanoch welcome to our six new Black Rock hens. I know it’s not quite the same thing, but we felt a bit like new parents coming home from the hospital with a newborn as we brought our … Continue reading

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