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Argyll and Bute

The Argyll and Bute region has been a favourite with holidaymakers for years and it’s easy to understand why with so much beautiful countryside, lochs and coastline to admire.

The extensive choice of holiday cottages in Argyll and Bute provide the perfect base for great outdoor breaks, lovers of breath taking views and those who simply enjoy relaxing holidays!

With miles of unspoiled coastline, fantastic gardens, a wealth of history and heritage and lots of fantastic opportunities to get out and about amongst lovely countryside, there’s so much on offer here it can be tricky to decide where to spend your days.

The region is perfect for walkers and cyclists who want to escape into an unspoilt landscape of mountains, forests and lochs and its extensive coastline offers visitors plenty of opportunities to get onto the water; there is excellent sailing, kayaking, surfing and windsurfing.

You’ll find holiday cottages that aren’t exactly short of beautiful surroundings that are literally right on the door step, for example take some of Argyll’s stunning gardens such as Benmore Botanic Garden, which has an incredible mountainside setting and a world-famous horticultural collection, including a stunning array of flora from all over the world or Inverary Castle Gardens and stately home on the edge of Loch Fyne covering 16 acres.

Of course whisky plays a large part of Argyll and Bute’s heritage so it goes without saying that a visit to the Oban Distillery is well worthwhile. Learn all about single malt production on the tour then maybe sample a wee-dram afterwards!

If you’re looking for something a little more active then drop by Stramash Activity Centre where you can enjoy lots of adventure and activities including kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering and more.

The landscape of Argyll and Bute is rich and varied, offering a wealth of choice and a variety of different holiday themes to suit families and couples alike. The rolling open countryside and large expanses is a delight for humans and pets alike, which will enjoy the opportunity to stretch their legs!

Visitors can choose from a great selection of cottages and will find plenty of different ways to explore and enjoy the region.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Argyll and Bute to find your perfect retreat.
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  • Lagnakeil Lodges - Beech

    Lerags, nr. Oban

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30913

    Lagnakeil Lodges are set in a truly unique and unrivalled location. The beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of these well-equipped, single-storey, detached holiday lodges (refs 30897, 30898, 30899, 30900, 30901, 30902, 30903, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30908, 30909, 30910, 30911, 30912 and 30913), all set in their own large private grounds situated overlooking the sea Loch Feochan. The lodges are nestled throughout 7 acres of scenic wooded hillside in the peace and calm of Lerags Glen. Only three miles from Oban town centre, the ’gateway to the isles’, this picturesque harbour town is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means ’little bay’ in the old Gaelic tongue and with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments, known as ’the seafood capital of Scotland’, it is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it ’one of the finest spots we have seen’ and from the early 1800s, visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban. The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has become famous as ’Balamory’) and the granite mountains of the Morvern Peninsula. Beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Ferries to the islands run regularly. There are lots of activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip, a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War and Peace Museum, and the The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue facility for abandoned seal pups. Over 50 natural marine displays with talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day every day. Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun - horse riding at one of Oban’s many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban’s 18-hole golf course. Oban’s tourist information centre in Argyll Square is a great place to find out what’s going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling, or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience. Lagnakeil’s well-appointed lodges and cosy cottages are set in a haven of tranquillity that is guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary guest. Yet only a short walk up the glen, a country pub can be found serving home-cooked food and ales. This is truly a magical place for all ages! Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile (1/2 mile on foot) and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 7-acre grounds. Barbecue. Shared games room with pool table, table football and board games. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to garden. Sea loch, stream, steps and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Lagnakeil Lodges - Beech

    Lerags, nr. Oban

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30912

    Lagnakeil Lodges are set in a truly unique and unrivalled location. The beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of these well-equipped, single-storey, detached holiday lodges (refs 30897, 30898, 30899, 30900, 30901, 30902, 30903, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30908, 30909, 30910, 30911, 30912 and 30913), all set in their own large private grounds situated overlooking the sea Loch Feochan. The lodges are nestled throughout 7 acres of scenic wooded hillside in the peace and calm of Lerags Glen. Only three miles from Oban town centre, the ’gateway to the isles’, this picturesque harbour town is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means ’little bay’ in the old Gaelic tongue and with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments, known as ’the seafood capital of Scotland’, it is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it ’one of the finest spots we have seen’ and from the early 1800s, visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban. The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has become famous as ’Balamory’) and the granite mountains of the Morvern Peninsula. Beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Ferries to the islands run regularly. There are lots of activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip, a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War and Peace Museum, and the The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue facility for abandoned seal pups. Over 50 natural marine displays with talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day every day. Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun - horse riding at one of Oban’s many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban’s 18-hole golf course. Oban’s tourist information centre in Argyll Square is a great place to find out what’s going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling, or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience. Lagnakeil’s well-appointed lodges and cosy cottages are set in a haven of tranquillity that is guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary guest. Yet only a short walk up the glen, a country pub can be found serving home-cooked food and ales. This is truly a magical place for all ages! Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile (1/2 mile on foot) and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 7-acre grounds. Barbecue. Shared games room with pool table, table football and board games. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to garden. Sea loch, stream, steps and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Home Farm - Stables Cottage

    Glendaruel

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SXXH

    "Surrounded by 150 acres of glorious wooded grounds, abundant in wildlife. . ."

    Amidst a glorious landscape of unspoilt wooded glens, fragmented coastline, stunning sea lochs and breathtaking bays, the delightful cottages at Home Farm nestle in the peaceful wooded valley of the River Ruel. The steading and cottages, formerly the home farm to the estate, have been lovingly restored and are very comfortably furnished in contemporary Scottish style.
    Their spacious courtyard setting affords each of them a sense of privacy and they all boast access to 150 acres of wooded grounds, abundant in bird and wildlife, with free trout and salmon fishing on the Ruel - the fishing hut provides an ideal picnic spot. One of the most admired views in Scotland, The Kyles of Bute, awaits discovery just 6 miles away, as do the tranquil village of Tighnabruaich’s lovely natural bays, sandy beach, shops, restaurants and 9 hole golf course. Colintraive (9 miles) offers a pub serving good food and there is a summer shop (limited opening hours) adjacent to Home Farm. Beach 5 miles. Shop 13 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional pull-out single bed (for +1). Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Access to freezer
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ NSH (except SXXL, SXXM and SXXN), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (basic package)
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Sitting-out area with patio and furniture
    • Shared courtyard
    • Shared 150-acre grounds and woodland
    • Barbecue
    • Trout fly fishing foc (1st May - 30th September) with fishing hut and picnic area
    • Shared games room with snooker table, table tennis, table football, telephone (honesty box) and wi-fi
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced burn, waterfall and drops in shared grounds

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  • Airds Bay View

    Airds, nr. Port Appin

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27974

    Airds Bay View is an upper floor apartment offering very comfortable holiday accommodation. Located in a courtyard setting, this property was formerly the coachman’s flat and still retains all its charm. The living room window has a delightful view out over the sandy bay. There is plenty of wildlife in the area including seals, sea birds and flora. A riding centre is nearby and you can hire bicycles locally and take the 5-minute ferry to Lismore to enjoy a day cycling round this enchanting island. Oban is only 20 miles away, where you can take ferries to various islands, or enjoy its swimming pool, cinema, restaurants and shops. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Landscaped grounds with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • Esplanade Court - Iona 7

    Oban, Argyll

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 26959

    Ideal base for visiting the Isles

    Esplanade Court is situated in a particularly superb location overlooking Oban Bay, on the lovely west coast of Scotland. The holiday apartments have qualified for the STB 4 Star rating. They are equipped and furnished to a good standard with each one having a panoramic view over the bay and out to the isles of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Oban is a lively west coast town with lots going on for the visitor. It is central for touring the west coast, or take a boat trip to the above islands and Iona which leave daily. There is a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan which is 1½ miles away. There are some very good restaurants in which to eat dinner in the evening, after maybe a days climbing, walking or enjoying some of the wonderful animal and plant life which the west highlands has to offer. Elevator to all floors.

    Lift to apartment entrance: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot on request. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. No smoking.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Wi-fi (in lobby). Visit Scotland 4 Star.

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  • Seaview Cottage

    Crinan near Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523178
    Seaview Cottage is a former lock keeper’s cottage set on the banks of the Crinan Canal, just ¼ mile from Crinan Habour. Built in 1815, it has undergone complete renovation – preserving this historically important building for future generations to enjoy. Guests can expect cosy, comfortable surroundings with a unique Scottish twist.

    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. Prehistoric ‘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, and 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. Shop 7 miles, pub abd restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor
    Main living Room: With 22" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Open plan living space.
    Livng area: With multi-fuel burner.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet

    Electric central heating, electricity, 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 for 2 cars (Passes will be left in the property for guests to display on their cars). No smoking. NB: Canal and sea, 50 yards.

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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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  • Lagnakeil Lodges - Ash

    Lerags, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30910

    Lagnakeil Lodges are set in a truly unique and unrivalled location. The beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of these well-equipped, single-storey, detached holiday lodges (refs 30897, 30898, 30899, 30900, 30901, 30902, 30903, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30908, 30909, 30910, 30911, 30912 and 30913), all set in their own large private grounds situated overlooking the sea Loch Feochan. The lodges are nestled throughout 7 acres of scenic wooded hillside in the peace and calm of Lerags Glen. Only three miles from Oban town centre, the ’gateway to the isles’, this picturesque harbour town is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means ’little bay’ in the old Gaelic tongue and with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments, known as ’the seafood capital of Scotland’, it is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it ’one of the finest spots we have seen’ and from the early 1800s, visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban. The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has become famous as ’Balamory’) and the granite mountains of the Morvern Peninsula. Beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Ferries to the islands run regularly. There are lots of activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip, a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War and Peace Museum, and the The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue facility for abandoned seal pups. Over 50 natural marine displays with talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day every day. Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun - horse riding at one of Oban’s many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban’s 18-hole golf course. Oban’s tourist information centre in Argyll Square is a great place to find out what’s going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling, or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience. Lagnakeil’s well-appointed lodges and cosy cottages are set in a haven of tranquillity that is guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary guest. Yet only a short walk up the glen, a country pub can be found serving home-cooked food and ales. This is truly a magical place for all ages! Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile (1/2 mile on foot) and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 7-acre grounds. Barbecue. Shared games room with pool table, table football and board games. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to garden. Sea loch, stream, steps and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Monaveen Lodge

    Ellenabeich, Isle of Seil, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W40217

    Pretty village location

    Cross the Atlantic Bridge to the Isle of Seil, only 16 miles from Oban - the Queen of the Western Isles. Oban offers the amenities of a larger town with an opportunity to explore the outer Isles. This unique location has stunning views and sunsets over the mountains of Mull and outer Islands. This terraced house overlooks the harbour with the local passenger ferry to Easdale Island. Sea-Fari operate from Ellanbeich offering trips to the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpools. Walking, cycling and fishing are popular pursuits. Golf lovers can enjoy the Western Isles 12-hole family putting green and just 2 miles away a challenging 9-hole golf course. Property can be booked with W40501 for parties of up to 8. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Laminate floors throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    First £10 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Kames Castle Estate - Marnoc

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SSBE

    Situated in a wonderful coastal location in Kames Bay on the east side of Bute, the lovely traditional stone cottages that form Kames Castle (refs SSBA, SSBB, SSBC, SSBD, SSBE, SSBF, SSBG and SSBH) are situated in approximately 19.5 acres of woodland and parkland and provide a superb, secluded location.
    Within the estate there is a wonderful B listed, 18th century walled garden containing a listed Victorian greenhouse with productive vines, tennis court, river running through and plentiful walks and wildlife to observe. The estate lies only yards from the shore and boasts views to the Kyles of Bute and Loch Striven, and to the Cowal Peninsula beyond. A small car ferry is only 5 minutes along the coastal road providing easy access to the Cowal Peninsula, and another way onto the mainland for those wishing to explore the highlands of Scotland.

    Kames Castle dates from the 14th century, at which time it was the seat of the Bannatyne family, whose roots can be traced back to the reign of King Alexander III of Scotland. The Bannatynes of Kames were believed to be chamberlains to the Stewart kings when Bute was part of the Royal Estates, and the title of Lord Kames was bestowed on William Bannatyne in the 19th century, before it came into the possession of the Marquess of Bute.

    The island has been named as one of National Geographics ’Top10’ global adventure trips. There are many breathtaking scenic walks, the West Island Way Walks and the Kelspoke Trail are close by and take in the glorious sea views. There is an interesting 13-hole golf course at Port Bannatyne. Kingarth has a 9-hole course, with views towards Arran, and there is a scenic 18-hole course in Rothesay, with views from Canada Hill towards Loch Striven and The Kyles of Bute. Bute is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a pleasant mild climate. Outdoor enthusiasts have numerous opportunities to enjoy coastal and hill walking as well as cycling on the quiet roads and tracks around the island. Anglers enjoy a choice of freshwater and sea fishing on hill lochs and the Firth of Clyde. The area is notable for its sailing on the famous Kyles of Bute, which is a National Scenic Area. Tighnabruaich and Colintraive to the north, and the Crinan Canal and Tarbert to the west, are centres of lively sailing activity throughout the season. There are marinas and sheltered moorings in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne.

    A couple of miles away is the island’s main town of Rothesay, a traditional, Victorian, seaside resort which has managed to maintain its grand architecture. It still has its ancient castle, built to fend off the Vikings, and a museum. From Rothesay harbour, trips can be taken around the islands on the Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer ship in the world. Further along the coast is the pretty harbour town of Port Bannatyne. There are also other sites such as St Blanes Chapel and Ascog Fernery to be found.

    The island attracts many annual festivals including the Jazz Festival in May, ’T in the Port’ in June, ButeFest, for music and food in July, the Bute Highland Games in August, the Baird Festival of Flight, and in September to mark the first ’All Scottish, heavier than air, powered flight in 1910’, just a few years after the Wright brothers first flight to France. Close by is Mount Stuart House, an extravagantly decorated stately home. It is said to contain more marble than any other building in the British Isles and has become a popular location for celebrity weddings. Days out to Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily managed by the train link from Wemyss Bay. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living room with electric woodburner. Kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Full electric central heating and Wi-Fi included
    • 22" Freeview TV
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Shared lawned garden
    • Shared 19-acre natural grounds with walled garden and parkland
    • Shared tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds, varied distance of 25 yards to 250 yards away

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  • Oaktree

    Bridge of Awe, Taynuilt

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 24092

    Ideal touring base

    Resting 30 yards above the River Awe with unspoilt views of the surrounding mountain scenery, this well maintained property is only 14 miles from Oban and 2 miles from Taynuilt and is conveniently located for touring. Fishing, sailing, horse riding, walking and cycling are some of the variety of activities available. There is an abundance of wildlife including golden eagles and buzzards, which are often seen, or you can spend a day on the seas dolphin spotting.
    Take the ferry from Oban to the magical Isle of Mull where you can visit Iona with its famous benedictine abbey or stroll round the wonderful gardens at Torosay Castle. Cruachan Hollow Mountain lies deep within Ben Cruachan and is one of the country’s most amazing engineering achievements, an underground world on a spectacular scale. Bonawe Iron Furnace at Taynuilt is the most complete charcoal fired ironworks in Britain, or take a step back in time and visit Inveraray Jail, a living museum. Fort William, Glencoe and Lochgilphead are also easily reached. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Small lawned sitting-out area with veranda and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river within 75 yards and drops within the grounds.

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