Stunning converted farmhouse offers idyllic family life for new owners

Stunning converted farmhouse offers idyllic family life for new owners

Listening to Graham Wilson talk about his much-loved home at Achavaich, a family haven for the last two decades, it’s a story of idyllic childhoods and carefree rural living that you can’t help to be in awe of.

Achavaich near Connell in Argyll and Bute is a beautifully presented traditional farmhouse with converted barn, set in the stunning surroundings with far reaching views across the undulating countryside.

Once home to Graham’s young family with two girls, the house was a beloved family home during their childhood years where they have cherished memories of walking out the front gate to the nearby hills and beyond.

After moving to Glasgow for work commitments the home was passed on to Graham’s parents who stayed in Achavaich before moving on to residential care.

“The girls have happy memories of the home, especially the surrounding countryside – the hills and sea were their playgrounds. They have a real attachment to the Achavaich, especially as it was passed on to grandparents after we moved south,” Graham says.

Graham’s family bought the home from the surrounding Estate when they upgraded the traditional farmhouse into a comfortable family home. The home comprises two bedrooms and the large barn conversion maintains original features including exposed beams and a free-standing log burner.

Adding to the ambience, an open grate fireplace sits within a wooden fire surround in one of the traditional living areas, offering warmth and comfort in equal measure. To the front of the property, a doorway leads to the conservatory, which in turn offers superb, panoramic views across the front garden and surrounding countryside to Ben Cruachan.

The property is surrounded by mature garden gardens to the front and rear, with a carefully chosen selection of plants and shrubs creating floral display throughout the year. 

Achavaich is set on the fringe of the popular coastal village of Connel, a short drive from the villages of North Connel and Benderloch. Graham describes the rural setting as the perfect place for a carefree childhood with fond memories of letting his children roam freely around the grounds.

Finally, Graham adds: “With the passing of my father and move of my mother to residential care, the circle has now been completed for our family at Achavaich, and although we will always be connected to the local area, we are looking forward passing the home on to another family or couple to make their own cherished memories in this special place.”

For more information, or to arrange a viewing contact Andrew Fuller on 01631 566122 or email

Article posted on 17/08/2022