Where are we located?
Ballimore Farm Estate is 1.5 miles North of the village of Kilchrenan and 5 miles South of the community of Taynuilt.
Taynuilt sits on the shores of the large sea Loch of Loch Etive, this thriving lochside town is ideal to stock up on essentials, drink a latte at the Robin’s Nest Cafe and buy the morning paper. Its main street offers a Post Office, butcher, bakery, hairdresser, tea room and grocery shop. The Taynuilt Hotel (on the A85, towards Oban) has a pub and restaurant and offers great deals on family and group meals.
Those looking to explore the local attractions will find the Bonawe historic iron furnace in Taynuilt, a relic from an industrial past around 1800 that produced up to 700 tons of iron per year. The 9-hole parkland golf course with its stunning scenery, walks along the Airds Bay beach or the cruises offered on Loch Etive invite to spend great days outdoors.
Taynuilt can be reached by public transport and offers connections to Oban and Glasgow by bus or train.
Oban, 12 miles West of Taynuilt is known as the ‘gateway to the isles’ and offers a variety of facilities and amenities. Lots of little cafes, galleries and shops offering local produce and handmade gifts make Oban an essential point of visit, as there is much to enjoy in this picturesque seaside town. The local tourist office stocks a large catalogue of bus and boat trips and things to do in the area.
A number of grocery shops, such as Co-Op, Aldi, Lidl and Tesco are located in Oban and offer great opportunities to stock up on supplies.
Map & Directions to Ballimore
From Glasgow please take the M8 towards Erskine Bridge. Take the exit at junction 30 and follow the A898 signposted ‘Loch Lomond’. Continue onto the A82 towards Crianlarich, along the banks of Loch Lomond.
At Tarbet take a right turn at the Hotel and continue on the A82 further along the banks of Loch Lomond for roughly 40miles. Once you reach Crianlarich take a left at the T-junction after the railway bridge and further continue on the A82 towards Tyndrum. After ‘The Real Food Cafe’ and the ‘Green Welly’ in Tyndrum take a left onto the A85 towards Oban (for approx. 23 miles). You will drive along the banks of Loch Awe and through Inverawe towards Taynuilt. Just after the 30mile/hour signs for Taynuilt take a sharp left turn onto the B845 towards Kilchrenan. We advise our guests to take care on the B845, as there are many deer regularly crossing.
Carry on for another 5 miles and follow this single track road (with lots of passing places). After a sharp s-bend you will pass a Farm and a pink Cottage on your left. Loch Tromlee will appear below the fields on the left-hand side. The forrest is part of the Estate and you will pass two white houses on your right and a tractor store on the left.
The entrance to the private road is a further 100 meters down the road on your left and signposted with a sign for Ballimore Farm Estate.
The private road is a track leading 1.5 miles from the entrance to the Main House, Cottage and Lodge. Please bear in mind that the track is unsuitable for sports cars.