The position is from the 1st April to the 1st November 2023 living in a newly renovated bothy on the estate with utility bills/council tax incl. To take sole charge of running a 3 bedroom B&B and to help with change arounds in the holiday cottages. On the farm we need help with maintenance/repairs and experience with fencing, chainsawing and field work would be beneficial. Both need to be country loving, flexible, cheerful and happy to work sometimes on their own or part of a team. Please apply to Willa Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org with CV and references.
You’re never far from the water in Argyll. With sheltered sea and freshwater lochs, Atlantic beaches, myriad islands and thousands of miles of coastline, Argyll is one of Europe’s top water sports destination and there’s a huge range of water-based activities on offer. At Ederline we hire our kayaks, rowing boats and paddle boards.
We have had a stunning two weeks with clear skies and still sunny days. Not a ripple on the lochs.
December is a great month to get away from the build up of Christmas. Crisp fresh air for walking and viewing wildlife. Some nights you can have wonderful views of the flicker of Northern Lights and stunning night skies that have no light pollution.
The weather in Argyllshire at the moment is stunning and set for the foreseeable future! We have cottages available for immediate use. A warm crackling fire and welcome awaits!
We are half way though gathering the hills for the lamb sales. We have 3000 breeding black face ewes so alot of tired sheep dogs this week!
We are bringing down the Carron flock next week which is a 6 mile trip down the old drovers road to Finchairn Farm. Alot of guests have joined the team to help bring them down. Many thanks to those who have been involved in the past!
We are just hoping for better prices this week as last week we averaged £26 a lamb…when you think what you pay in the supermarket!?
Nettle has now settled back into the Argyllshire wildness. We saw him last week while out walking with holiday cottage guests staying in Finchairn Farmhouse beside Loch Awe, he looked like he had wintered well. He has settled up in the woods behind Finchairn Cottage near to the Forestry Commission. This was taken last summer having his very last digestive biscuit before leaving him in his new enviroment.
A guest staying in The School House came for a weeks fishing in our 22 hill lochs. We keep the fishing only for guests staying in the cottages or in Ederline House. They caught over 50 between three of them on wednesday. The picture is one of the biggest they caught in the week. A stunning part of the estate to get away from all EU chaos!.
We have had alot of busy squirrels enjoying the sunny afternoons. Sadly only had my mobile not my SLR camera!
We are delighted to a new property- The School House. This is at the edge of Ford village and sleeps 4 in two elegantly decorated twin/superking rooms. One bathroom with large walk in shower and bath. Large kitchen with everything you would need and a large sitting room with log burner. A perfect cosy holiday home! More pictures to follow.