Barmaddy offers a unique experience of living and working with others in a safe setting. The stone-built farmhouse, surrounded by forestry on the side of Loch Awe in Argyll offers an inspiring venue for people looking for space for reflection, personal growth and transformation. Barmaddy offers a space for learning new skills & passing on old skills. Barmaddy allows people to find open air space to breathe and indoor space to talk round the wood-burning stove in the evening. GalGael have been developing Barmaddy for the past seven years and are now offering recovery stays to Scotland's recovery communities as well as group hires so that the building can be used by a range of organisations or private groups.

Recovery Stays

Barmaddy’s location makes it accessible for day use by agencies and people living in Argyll & Bute as well as residential use for breaks of 3-4 days for people living through out Scotland. Barmaddy is around 3 hours drive from Glasgow. GalGael offer a staffed programme for individuals in recovery as well as dedicated hire to organisations for group work.
Barmaddy’s 8 bed capacity (including 2 staff beds) makes it ideal for those who are on recovery journeys whatever that be addiction, or mental health. Barmaddy farmhouse offers basic dormitory accommodation, a separate kitchen and living room with wood burning stove.
Barmaddy offers a non-judgemental environment away from day-to-day pressures. “I went to Barmaddy farm for four days and came back a different person.” Our bespoke recovery programmes can be shaped to suit a range of requirements (& weather conditions!).
To discuss your needs and for an indication of cost contact us email for more information.

Group Hires

Barmaddy offers an ideal location for a range of group hires. Within travelling distance from central belt Scotland, people will find basic dormitory accommodation in a rural setting. Barmaddy is well placed with access to Loch Awe and to mountain biking trails; Kilmaha, Loch Avich & Two Lochs Trails. To enquire about availability and prices, email