We love dogs and we are very happy to welcome friendly adult dogs and their owners.

Powdermills Bed and Breakfast in Inveraray is ideal for dogs. It has slate floors with rugs and direct access out into our secure 10-acre garden. We have established routes around the grounds that are perfect for an early morning or early evening walk with your dog.


If you want to walk your dog off-lead you can drive south to Ardcastle, and park in the forestry commission car park. It is a 15-minute drive and has miles of off-lead walking.

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A Star is Born

5 February 2019

The beauty of Scotland is that you can leave the big smoke – either Edinburgh or Glasgow and within 30 minutes be in isolated, beautiful, open and rugged country.  Having said that, when you live in Argyll, everything can appear a bit remote.  Simple things like shopping in the large stores or eating out or […]

Snow, Snow, Snow

30 January 2019

One of my all-time favourite movies is ‘White Christmas’.  I view it at least three times during the festive season much to the annoyance of the family. I am always hoping for snow at Christmas but that has only happened twice in my life. So when I watch enthralled by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye […]

Surviving Dry January

25 January 2019

You will have heard the joke about Dry January?   “If you are drinking a dry gin, a dry sherry or a dry white wine, you’re covered…….”   I hadn’t but I was persuaded to buy a dry white wine four days into Dry January from the bar of the Furnace Village Hall just before the quiz […]

Walks & Spencer in Oban

25 January 2019

We never tire of the sight of entering Oban, turning the corner on the brow of the hill and viewing the picturesque bustling port with glorious views of the Islands in the distance. Ships scuttling in and out of the Ferry Terminal.  Oban is the hub for the Islands.  Trains from Glasgow and vessels to […]

To Portavadie and beyond!

11 January 2019

In early December we decided to drive to Glenbranter to purchase a large Christmas tree from the Forestry Commission.  Powdermills Bed and Breakfast in Furnace, Inveraray has a wonderful window facing down Loch Fyne that can take a large Christmas tree – we settled on 10 feet but it could have been 20 feet but […]