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Lochgilphead

The picturesque coastal town of Lochgilphead, located in the heart of Argyll and Bute, occupies a lovely loch-side location and provides an excellent base for exploring this beautiful corner of the region.

Sitting on the shores of Loch Gilp, which itself sits at the head of the magnificent Loch Fyne, Lochgilphead is a town of great character. First built in the 18th century, Lochgilphead town centre has a fine array of shops, many of which are located within whitewashed stone buildings that typify the town. History lovers will find plenty to occupy themselves within the town and the surrounding area, including Carnassarie Castle. This impressive monument is just a short, 15 minute drive away and boasts some excellent views. Meanwhile, the Kilmartin Museum offers fascinating insights into the ancient history of this area of Scotland.

Approximately 25 miles from Lochgilphead lies one of the most must-see attractions in western Scotland; Inveraray Castle. The ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, this magnificent building on the shores of Loch Fyne is full of historic treasures and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. A secluded woodland walk is also nearby and visitors will find tearooms and an excellent gift shop, making Inveraray Castle a great day out for all the family.

If you would like to experience the friendly welcome and rich history of this delightful Scottish town, search for holiday cottages in Lochgilphead today.
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  • Karibu Cottage

    Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: S4639

    Boasting a wonderful location overlooking one of the locks on the Crinan Canal, with great cycling and walking along the towpath, this very comfortable cottage makes an excellent holiday base. One of a row set in the peaceful hamlet of Cairnbaan, in a corner of Argyll famed for its stunning scenery, it lies just 3 miles from Lochgilphead. The rugged coastline affords endless opportunities to enjoy fishing and birdwatching or sample the delicious local seafood in one of the pretty villages nearby, and at Kilmartin Glen (8 miles) visitors will find standing stones, stone circles and castles – fascinating evidence of the 5000 year old Ancient Kingdom of the Scots. Lochgilphead offers a variety of shops and a pub serving food is 200 yards away.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with zip and link bed (can be twin). Maximum sleeps 3.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Hot tub. No smoking. No children under 16 years. NB: 2 steps down to patio, uneven path to hot tub.

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  • Gabran

    Lochgilphead

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 23697

    These holiday properties are located adjacent to the owners’ home, beside the river, at the foot of Dunadd Fort, an historic monument associated with the Kings of Scotland since the Iron Age. Forming part of the original farmstead they have been tastefully furnished offering an ideal base to explore Argyll and Bute with its varied rugged coastline and beaches. On the edge of the Knapdale and Kilmichael forests there are miles of walks and cycle tracks as well as exploring the nearby Crinan Canal, 3 miles. For the more adventurous, there is sailing, fishing (loch and sea) and riding nearby. The village of Kilmartin with its museum, many Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments and burial cairns and the Standing Stones of Kilmartin Glen is only 2 miles away with Lochgilphead, 4 miles, giving access to Loch Fyne and Inveraray, 28 miles with its castle and jail. Exploring northward takes you to Oban, 35 miles, a busy fishing port and gateway to the isles with ferry services to several islands. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Access to tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river, 15 yards.

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  • Craobh Marina Cottages - Scarba

    Craobh Haven, by Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31076

    With spectacular views overlooking the inner islands, the infamous Corryvreckan Whirlpool and towards Mull, Jura and Scarba, Craobh Marina Cottages (refs 31076, 31077, 31078, 31079, 31080 and 31081) are less than 100 yards from the sea, and have been carefully designed to capture the atmosphere and character of the West Highlands. All properties are terraced, except for Seil which is semi-detached. In the immediate area, there is wildlife to watch, boat trips to be experienced, fish to be caught, great walks to be explored and there are also horse riding opportunities. If you are an energetic walker, you can cross the Craignish Peninsula by walking to Ardfern, or even further to Craignish Point, with its views of the Dorus Mhor and Crinan. There is wonderful sailing around this part of the coast, with numerous safe anchorages. Craobh Marina offers facilities for the launching and recovery of boats, and also offers chandlery and marine diesel. Excellent food is available in the local pub, and also at a nearby hotel, about 2 miles away. Going further afield, there are monroes to be climbed, museums to be visited and even the opportunity to experience Inveraray Jail. Oban is only half an hour away, with its range of shops and major ferry terminus, with trips available to Mull, Iona, Colonsay and other islands. Other ferry services operate from Tayvallich, Kennacraig and Tarbet, giving access to further exciting locations. There is plenty of space for children to play around the cottages, and they can also explore the little wood and stream at the rear as well as the foreshore immediately in front of the cottages. The Mull of Kintyre, Fort William, Mallaig, Skye and even Inverness are all within a comfortable day’s drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washer/dryer. Sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room included. First 21 units per day electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out areas and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from reservoir. No smoking. NB: 8 steps and sloping banks to sea in grounds. Sea, 100 yards.

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  • Mrs Rowan’s Cottage

    Ford, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W8294

    Set in a small highland estate

    This charming, detached holiday cottage, set in 20 acres of gardens and wooded grounds, part of a small highland estate of 900 acres, and just 1 mile from the village of Ford. Ford is situated at the south western end of Loch Awe - renowned for its fishing. Nearby is Kilmartin, in the heart of Kilmartin Glen, famous for its historical and archaeological sites with standing stones, castles and ancient cairns. The award-winning Kilmartin Museum is well worth a visit, and other attractions include the local beaver rescue centre, bird watching, walking and cycling. Day trips to various islands can be organised from nearby Oban or Tarbert. Stabling for one horse available on request depending on availability. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Stream on estate grounds.

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  • Cruinn and Moy - Moy

    Achnamara, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UXU

    Enjoying lovely views and sunsets over Loch Sween and Jura, Cruinn (ref URW) and Moy ( ref UXU) are comfortable holiday cottages on the owner’s working farm. Cruinn stands beside natural woodland, and Moy is situated within a wooded glade and offers opportunities to watch deer from the windows or explore the seashore where seals and otters may be spotted playing. This secluded peninsula abounds with birds, flowers and wildlife, with seals, otters, deer and badgers. There are several sandy beaches and opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and boating. Ancient Castle Sween, Kilmartin Glen and the ruined chapels at Kilmory and Keills add archaeological interest. There are opportunities to view the beavers in Knapdale Forest or visit Taynuish Nature Reserve. Lochgilphead (16 miles) offers shops, restaurants, a golf course and an indoor swimming-pool, while a seafood meal can be enjoyed at picturesque Tayvallich or Crinan. Shops 16 miles.

    Living/dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire, French door to patio and well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; one double with 5ft bed and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity ‘log-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Natural woodland grounds
    • Parking
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Unfenced stream in grounds

    Note: Cruinn ref URW and Moy ref UXU both sleep 4 people and can be booked together to sleep 8Note: Cruinn ref URW and Moy ref UXU both sleep 4 people and can be booked together to sleep 8

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  • Hazelbank

    Ford, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18056

    This delightful detached holiday cottage has every amenity, having been tastefully renovated yet retaining its rural character. It offers an idyllic holiday, with spectacular walks to beautiful Loch Awe, to hidden ruined chapels, a hilltop castle and the hundreds of Neolithic monuments just 3 miles away. Fishing, deer stalking and bird watching are local activities: an osprey nest is 500 metres away - a photographer’s paradise. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floors. Kitchen with wooden floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Terraced Cottage

    Cairnbaan, by Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 7501

    On the banks of Crinan Canal

    Peacefully situated in this delightful little village on the banks of the Crinan Canal along which numerous yachts pass, with a garden directly overlooking the canal. Crinan Beach, 4 miles. Lochgilphead, 3 miles. This cottage is a good base for a holiday touring or walking amidst the spectacular west coast scenery. Local interests include pottery, crofting museum, gardens and archaeological sites. Golf and fishing are available nearby. Hotel/pub ½ mile

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Storage heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Garden and chairs. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Bannatyne Cottage

    Near Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523179
    Bannatyne is a 19th Century detached lock keeper’s cottage carefully renovated to 21st Century standards. The Crinan Canal is known as ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’ and when you stay at Bannatyne Cottage, you’ll see why! This nine mile waterway link through the Kintyre Peninsula is completely surrounded by incredible scenery, and connects to the white sands and clear waters of the Inner Hebrides and Western Isles. The small hamlets of Cairnbaan, Tayvallich and Achnamara are close by and there are plenty of walks, cycle paths and watersports to enjoy.

    The history in the area goes back more than 5,000 years. Pre-historic ‘cup and ring’ marks carved into the rocks of Kilmartin Glen have been puzzling archaeologists for generations. Nearby there’s the impressive Iron Age Dunadd Fort, from which the ancient kings of Scotland surveyed their realm. The intriguing and sometimes strange history of Scotland comes vividly to life at the internationally-acclaimed Kilmartin House Museum.

    There’s plenty to see in the wild, too. Eagles hunt overhead as seals bask on the beaches. Nearby Knapdale is home to the Scottish Beaver Trail, so there’s always the chance of seeing one gnawing on a tree trunk somewhere!

    Destinations by ferry from Oban include Mull, Staffa, Iona and Colonsay, while from Kennacraig you can reach Gigha, Islay and Jura. Dolphins, diving birds, puffins and even the occasional basking shark can be spotted from the many boat trips on offer. Lochgilphead is seven miles away with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars, whilst Tarbert, Inveraray and the Mull of Kintyre are accessible by car.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, multi-fuel burner, 22" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    One step to...
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for multi-fuel burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 1 step in garden. Unfenced canal, 15 yards.

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  • Dunardry View

    Cairnbaan, by Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 18329

    Overlooking the Crinan Canal, this original holiday cottage will allow you to enjoy the many walks along the canal, and explore the varied rugged coastline and beaches. Crinan Ferry beach, 4 miles. Central for touring the Kintyre peninsula, Inverary Castle, 25 miles, harbour town of Tarbert, 16 miles. Historic Kilmartin Glen with Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments should not be missed. Outdoor activities of sailing, walking, fishing and riding are available. Shop 2 miles, pub 800 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floors. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (underfloor in kitchen), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/ dryer. Dishwasher. Small enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: The external steps to the property are uneven.

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  • Ri Cruin - The Bullock Shed

    Kilmartin, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31241

    Situated right in the heart of Kilmartin Glen, steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful scenery, these delightful holiday properties, situated within the owners’ grounds, are ideally situated for touring Argyll. Kilmartin village is rich in archaeological and historical remains of Neolithic and early Bronze Age monuments. Visit standing stones, burial cairns, castles and famous gardens. Explore the Mull of Kintyre and Islay or catch the passenger ferry from Tayvallich to the island of Jura (summer only) and sail from Oban to Mull and Iona. Cycling, fishing, sailing and golf are close by or enjoy leisurely walks along the banks of the Crinan Canal. The small town of Lochgilphead is 8 miles south and the bustling town of Oban is 30 miles north. The Stable (31240) is semi-detached and The Bullock Shed (31241) is detached, and both properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 1/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Some rooms with beams.

    31’’ freesat TV. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Electric central heating and electricity included (initial £20 included, remainder by meter reading November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Cruinn and Moy - Cruinn

    Achnamara, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: URW

    Enjoying lovely views and sunsets over Loch Sween and Jura, Cruinn (ref URW) and Moy ( ref UXU) are comfortable holiday cottages on the owner’s working farm. Cruinn stands beside natural woodland, and Moy is situated within a wooded glade and offers opportunities to watch deer from the windows or explore the seashore where seals and otters may be spotted playing. This secluded peninsula abounds with birds, flowers and wildlife, with seals, otters, deer and badgers. There are several sandy beaches and opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and boating. Ancient Castle Sween, Kilmartin Glen and the ruined chapels at Kilmory and Keills add archaeological interest. There are opportunities to view the beavers in Knapdale Forest or visit Taynuish Nature Reserve. Lochgilphead (16 miles) offers shops, restaurants, a golf course and an indoor swimming-pool, while a seafood meal can be enjoyed at picturesque Tayvallich or Crinan. Shops 16 miles.

    Living/dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire, French door to patio and well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen area. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; one double with 5ft bed and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity ‘log-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Natural woodland grounds
    • Parking
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Unfenced stream in grounds

    Note: Cruinn ref URW and Moy ref UXU both sleep 4 people and can be booked together to sleep 8Note: Cruinn ref URW and Moy ref UXU both sleep 4 people and can be booked together to sleep 8

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  • Daisylea

    Cairnbaan, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 25271

    Situated beside the picturesque and historic Crinan Canal, this charming terraced house is in a perfect location to enjoy everything Argyll has to offer. Guests will find Daisylea welcoming, comfortable and delightfully decorated with work by local artists. Stunning beaches, woodland walks and National Nature Reserves within a short drive. Nearby are castles and historic Kilmartin Glen. Spectacular views of Dorus Mor (gaelic for Big Door), gateway to the islands, a 10 minute walk uphill. Very convenient for ferries to Islay, Jura, Gigha, Arran and Colonsay. Fishing, golf, horse riding, cycling, sea kayaking and boat trips to the famous Gulf of Corryvrecken. Free wi-fi. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Partial Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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