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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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  • 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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  • Craobh Marina Cottages - Luing

    Craobh Haven, by Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31077

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Achabeg

    Inverlussa, nr. Achnamara

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    3
    Ref: S4597

    Sitting in the hamlet of Inverlussa, just 1 mile south of Achnamara, this spacious and very comfortable property’s contemporary design and a first floor living area with roof window makes the most of views over the hills and Loch Sween to the Isle of Jura. The loch is ideal for sailing and fishing and the pretty harbour village of Crinan (5 miles) is a lovely spot for watching boating activity. The canal tow path affords pleasant walking and cycling and there are many way-marked woodland walks in the area. Island day trips to Gigha, Arran and Jura and ferries to Mull from Oban are easily accessible, and Lochgilphead (8 miles) has a selection of shops and pubs.

    Ground floor: Living/reading room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors. Second living area with beams. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in first floor living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone–honesty box. Garden with terrace and furniture. Balcony. Private parking for 2 cars. Private water supply. No smoking. No children under 6 years. NB: Drops in grounds.

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  • Tigh A Vullin

    Ardfern, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: S4628

    With the shore and village pub, shops and restaurants only a stroll away, this peaceful cottage offers a great base for a relaxing break. A stream runs through its garden, which also boasts a games room and hot tub in a gazebo in the garden, whilst the village itself is a haven for sailing and water sports. Argyll’s craggy coastline of hidden beaches is a delight to explore. Visitors can enjoy fishing on-site (rainbow trout) or sample the local catch at nearby restaurants. Oban (24 miles) offers day trips to the islands of Mull, Kerrera and Coll, and sea safaris depart locally from the marina (pictured). Shops within walking distance, pub 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, convector heater by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dyrer. Dishwasher. Freezer.Telephone – incoming calls only. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Wi-fi. Parking. Hot tub. Games room with table tennis, darts and table football. Fishing on-site. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream and pond.

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  • The Drovers

    Minard near Inveraray

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523171
    This traditional detached cottage is located in the small village of Minard and makes a wonderful base from which to explore. Surrounded by lochs and glens with some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, there are many leisurely walks, cycle tracks and unspoilt beaches to explore. The area offers a variety of outdoor activities and an abundance of wildlife. You can explore the Mull of Kintyre, or take a ferry to Gigha, Jura or Arran. Visit Inveraray’s famous Jail and Castle, Crarae Gardens, or Auchindrain Highland Farm Township. The beautiful Cowal Peninsula, Lochgilphead and Oban are also easily reached. Inveraray has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

    Ground Floor: The property has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room/kitchen: With wood burner, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Garden room: With concrete floor.

    First Floor: Snug: With TV for use of DVD and Xbox 360.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and double sofa bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and 4ft single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burners provided. Highchair available. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream and steep sloping banks in garden.

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  • Thistle’do Cottage

    Minard, nr. Inveraray

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 23854

    Situated in the village of Minard on the shores of Loch Fyne, this semi-detached holiday cottage enjoys picturesque views across the loch. Lovingly refurbished, it makes the ideal location to explore the mountains and lochs of Argyll and Bute. Oban (40 miles) is the gateway to the Isles of Mull, Iona, Tiree, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay. The Glen of Kilmartin beyond Lochgilphead (12 miles) offers an insight in to the ancient history of Scotland, whilst the Knapdale Forest offers walking. Shop 500 yards, pubs 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin (2ft 6in for children) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single, Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer on request. Freezer. Enclosed private garden with patio and furniture. Large shared, lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Brondeg Lodge

    Minard, nr. Inveraray

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W2697

    Large mature garden

    This spacious and cosily furnished detached cottage is set on a hillside and accessed by a shared private road. Its large mature garden is ideal for children and it is ideally situated for walking in the nearby woods and hills. Crarae Glen Garden, Inveraray Castle and Bell Tower are close by. Riding, golf, sea fishing and a leisure centre are available locally. Oban, Tarbert and Lochgilphead and the Crinan canal are within easy reach. This part of Argyll has a wealth of wildlife, beautiful mountain, loch and coastal scenery. Shop 0.25 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single, 1 bunk (for children). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). First £10 solid fuel central heating and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Drop in garden to stream.

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  • Craobh Marina Cottages - Lunga

    Craobh Haven, by Oban

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 31080

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine. 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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  • Dunans Lodge

    Glendaruel, near Dunoon

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5118
    This historical lodge dating back to 1825 has large gardens and a stunning barbecue hut, and offers a peaceful retreat. It is located amidst a glorious landscape of unspoilt wooded glens, fragmented coastline, stunning sea lochs and breathtaking bays, and provides a great base from which to explore this stunningly beautiful area and sample the wide range of activities on offer. The Argyll Forest, part of the simply gorgeous Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, is on the doorstep and has numerous forest tracks, marked walks, cycle ways and wonderful waterfalls to explore. Walkers should seek out the Cowal Way, a long distance walk running from Portavadie to Arrochar. A number of public gardens are located in the area such as Ardkinglas, Crarae and Benmore Botanic Gardens with its avenue of giant Redwood trees. There are three golf courses available locally and many opportunities for a spot of fishing. At Colintraive there is a short ferry crossing over to the picturesque Isle of Bute and a visit to the fabulous Victorian Gothic Mount Stuart House is a must. Tighnabruaich has a RYA sailing school and a selection of small shops. Dunoon has a good centre for shopping, leisure facilities and a small cinema. Inveraray is also a great day out with the castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll and the 19th-century Inveraray Jail all well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 10 miles.

    Ground Floor: 3 steps to entrance.
    Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 42" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ hut. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river and stream in the grounds, 10 yards away, and there is a natural water supply from a spring.

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