We can’t wait to see what adventures the next owners of Barmore Farm go on

When listening to Graeme and Liz Scott talk about Barmore Farm, their home and business for the past 36 years, it’s a story of family, hard work and an unwavering passion for the building and its history.

A stunning converted farm steading and detached residential cottage with five premium development plots sitting in 10 acres of land near the popular coastal village of Tarbert, Graeme and Liz originally bought Barmore Farm 1983 when they worked at nearby Stonefield Castle.

The buildings were derelict at the time, having not been inhabited in over 50 years. Since then, the couple have redeveloped the steading, from digging the floors out to insulating the two feet thick walls. In the early days they opened a restaurant before developing the business into six beautiful self-catering cottages, each completely unique from the next, which they let today.

“The steading is a listed building featuring the same sandstone as Stonefield Castle,” says Graeme. “In the courtyard you can see it was a dairy farm and we haven’t changed anything. Externally, it is still as it would have been in the late 18th into early 19th century.”

Graeme and Liz raised their family at Barmore and have many fond memories of living there. “We’ve been here for 36 years which tells a story in itself,” Graeme continues. “We’ve spent a huge amount of our lives here. Our children went to the excellent school nearby in Tarbert and had a wonderful childhood here. For kids, it’s absolutely idyllic.”

Now, after more than three decades at Barmore Farm, Graeme and Liz are looking to retire, but aren’t going far. “We love the area, always have, so we are planning to build a new home nearby,” adds Graeme. “It’s time to take things a little easier and enjoy spending more time with our young grandchildren.”

They are excited to see what the next owners do with the space. “Being older now, we can see a younger individual or couple really seizing an opportunity here,” Graeme concludes. “There’s so much potential. As self-catering holiday lets, the occupancy rates are extremely high, so somebody could walk straight in and continue that, but it really is a blank sheet for whatever anyone wants – it’s all there. We can’t wait to see what adventures the next owners of Barmore Farm go on.”

For sale with Bell Ingram at offers over £1,100,000, for more information or to arrange a viewing contact Andrew Fuller on 01631 566 122 or email oban@bellingram.co.uk

Article posted on 29/10/2021

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