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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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  • Auchinellen House

    Ford, near Oban

    Ref: W8036

    Overlooking Loch Ederline

    Enjoying an elevated position with magnificent views and overlooking Loch Ederline, this detached Victorian house is ideal holiday accommodation for family holidays. This spacious and pleasantly furnished property is situated in 20 acres of gardens and wooded grounds and is part of a 900 acre estate. It is one mile from the village of Ford, at the south western end of Loch Awe in the Kilmartin Glen which is rich in historical and archaeological sites and has some excellent restaurants. Explore the ruins of Carnassarie Castle, or fish in Loch Awe. Oban is the ferry terminal for day trips to Mull, Coll and Tiree or travel south towards Lochgilphead. Stabling for one horse available on request depending on availability. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Library. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 3 double, 3 twin (one can form double bed), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in library included. Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. NB: Stream on estate ground.

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  • Castle Lachlan


    Ref: CC523060
    Castle Lachlan is a beautiful Scottish baronial house set within the Strathlachlan Estate, which has 1500 acres of land and provides a stunning view down to Loch Fyne and Lachlan Bay.  The Castle is the home of the Clan MacLachlan and the owner, Euan MacLachlan is the 25th Clan Chief. The ruins of Old Castle Lachlan can still be found on the shore of Loch Fyne. It was the Clan home until bombarded from the sea in 1746 by an English warship following the defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden. This was retribution against the MacLachlans for joining the unsuccessful rebellion.  Lachlan MacLachlan, the Chief, ADC to Bonnie Prince Charlie, was killed in the battle.  The New Castle started life as a Queen Anne style house at the end of the 18th century.  Then at the end of the 19th century the Scottish baronial transformation was undertaken. It has now been cleverly divided so that the grander southwest facing front is now available for self-catering holidays.  The accommodation is spread over four floors with the kitchen, playroom and shower room on the ground floor.  The first floor has the main living area with drawing room, dining room leading to a billiard room with full sized table; all first-floor rooms have the benefit of a sea view.  The second floor has four bedrooms, all except one have a sea view; the master bedroom has an en-suite and dressing room.  The third attic floor has the remaining three bedrooms, with a single bedroom positioned within the Tower.  The Estate is mainly sheep farming with some woodland.  There are three miles of coastline, nearly all of which is only accessible on foot.  Many different levels of walks are available locally from gentle strolls to more adventurous trails.  The gardens have a tennis court which is available for use by guests.  Seasonal sporting activities are available locally, booking essential.  Clay pigeon shooting and quad bike safaris can also be arranged. The family also owns the Inver Cottage Restaurant which is only a 15 minute walk away providing food throughout the day and evening. A village shop and petrol station can be found in Strachur, only 6 miles away.  Strathlachlan is a great location to explore.

    Ground Floor: The property is heated by oil and wood and comprises:
    Kitchen: With electric four ovens Aga, gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, dishwasher, breakfasting area and large larder room leading from the kitchen
    Utility/drying room: With washing machine and tumble dryer
    Playroom: With TV, DVD, video, sofa bed (for +2) and a selection of games
    Shower room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Stone staircase (please take care!) leads up to first floor

    First Floor: Main entrance: with sweeping staircase to front door.
    Main hallway: with wood paneling, open fire and grand staircase to second floor.
    Drawing room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire, TV with full Sky package, DVD, Steinway grand piano and hi-fi.
    Dining room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire with large wooden table and chairs.
    Billiard room: with full sized billiard table.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1 (Red room): with two single beds and garden view.
    Bedroom 2 (Blue room): with double bed and sea view
    Bedroom 3 (Rose room): master bedroom with double bed,  en-suite with bath, WC and basin, large walk-in dressing room and sea view.
    Bedroom 4 (Green room): with double bed and sea view.
    Bathroom: with bath with shower over, WC and basin and shaving point.

    Third Floor: Bedroom 5 (Tower room): with single bed and sea view.
    Bedroom 6 (Attic 1): with two single beds, coombed ceiling and sea view.
    Bedroom 7 (Attic 2) with double bed, coombed ceililng and sea view.
    Bathroom: with bath, WC and basin and heated towel rail.

    All fuel and power are included. Wood for fires also included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot & highchair available. Telephone (honesty box) & wireless broadband internet.  Additional 2 camp beds available (sleep a further +2)Off road parking for 10 cars. Outdoor seating & BBQ (coals not included). En Tout Cas tennis court with balls & rackets available for use. Private front grassy garden and access to 1500 acres of estate grounds. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on leads at all times (working farm). Cook and daily housekeeping available by arrangement. Licenced for civil weddings – small parties within house or larger weddings outside in marquee; weddings can be fully organised if required; catering, firework display also available by arrangement and all subject to additional charges.

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  • Ardlamont Estate - Ardlamont House


    Ref: 30410

    Amidst a stunning secluded location with a 1½ mile private beach, this really is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or family celebrations and is just 4 miles from the nearest villages. Nestling in 460 acres of unspoilt natural woodland, Ardlamont Estate is ideal for large parties and weddings. It is located in an area of stunning natural beauty with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. Argyll’s Secret Coast is packed with places to visit and things to do; sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its beauty. Abundant wildlife can be spotted such as deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and if you’re very lucky, basking sharks. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. The town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. Loch Lomond National Park is just a short drive away and is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls and hidden caves. Portavadie with its plush marina and restaurant is approximately 5 minutes’ drive away, or you can catch the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. The historic Ardlamont House is a classical example of a Scottish country house, dating back to at least 1646 when it became the ancestral home of the Lamonts, one of Scotland’s oldest clans. Sumptuous public rooms with blazing open fires, and elegant four-postered bedrooms makes this ideal to enjoy the fabulous surroundings. Beaters Cottage is stone-built with many original features. Chauffeurs and Coachmans are situated in the east and west wings of Ardlamont House with their own private entrances. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    4 steps to entrance: Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Laundry room. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Two bathrooms with shower over bath and toilet. Seperate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one 5ft four poster, one 4ft four poster, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Lower ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room, dining room and 3 bedrooms (initial fuel included). Woodburner in second living room (initial fuel included). Electric aga. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared 460-acre natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced access to beach 500 yards.

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  • Chandlers

    Ascog, near Rothesay

    Ref: SSBK

    Situated on the most accessible of the west coast islands and straddling the Highland Line, this spacious, detached, country house with large deck boasts stunning views over the open water and lies just a few yards from the shoreline. Most rooms enjoy sea views, the nine bedrooms each have a TV, and three have a DVD player. Chandlers is full of elegance and charm and enjoys a cosy snug area with comfy sofas and a bar, which can be stocked to your requirements. The music room has a grand piano, guitars and amps for budding musicians, while the impressive dining room can easily seat 20.
    A popular destination for fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers the opportunity to fish for rainbow trout, and is only 3 miles away. Relax as you explore the gently, undulating hills, catch glimpses of the wildlife and marvel at the vistas. For such a compact island, Bute offers varied landscapes from the lush, fertile and rolling hills of the island’s heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands of the north and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline. A haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, Bute has a wealth of wildlife to spot including feral goats, buzzards and roe deer. Scalpsie Bay which is set against the magnificent backdrop of Arran, is the home of a large colony of seals.

    There are many historical sites to visit including the standing stones at Ettrick Bay, the ancient chapel of St Blane, and the vitrified Iron Age Fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute, and is open to the public along with its beautiful gardens, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig.

    There are many events throughout the year, including the famous annual Jazz Festival, the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals; whatever your interest it can be found on the Isle of Bute.

    Catch the ferry for the 5-minute trip to Colintraive on the Cowal Peninsula and explore Argyll’s Secret Coast where you have easy access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, or head north to Inverary and beyond. Take the ferry from Portavadie over to Jura and Islay, and Tarbert where you can explore Kintyre. The house is licensed for weddings and many extras can be arranged such as catering, prior to arrival direct with the owner. Beach 40 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Spacious living room with electric woodburner/music room with electric coal-effect fire. Dining room. Kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Study. Bar. Snug. Two separate toilets. Stairs or stair lift to first floor: Four double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Four double bedrooms, one with 6ft zip and link bed (can be twin on request), additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet, two with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms have a TV, and most rooms have sea views.

    • Electric woodburner and electric coal-effect fire included
    • Gas, electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • High chair
    • 42" Freeview TV
    • Four DVDs
    • iPod dock
    • Gas/electric range (12-ring burner, triple oven and industrial grill) included
    • Three microwaves
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • St Blanes House

    Kilchattan Bay, near Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Ref: 30836

    Ideal for large family gatherings and celebrations, this spacious, detached holiday house on the Isle of Bute was previously a hotel and occupies a prime position on the water’s edge, with spectacular views of the sea and the surrounding islands, showing the west of Scotland at its very best. If you can drag yourself away from the mesmerising views from the windows of St Blanes House, then there is plenty to do on the Isle 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 Walk starts in the same village and the Kelspoke Trail meanders behind the house over the heather covered hills and takes in the glorious sea views.
    There are three golf courses on the island, cycle tracks, horse riding, kayaking and lots of wildlife to see. For those interested in fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers anglers an opportunity to fish for rainbow trout while those with a passion for sea angling are spoilt for choice. 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 wealthy celebrity weddings including Stella McCartney and JB Gill from the band JLS.
    A few 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 and the Baird Festival of Flight 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 in France. At the north end of the Isle of Bute is a wee car ferry that provides easy access to the Cowal Peninsula and another way onto the mainland for those wishing to explore the Highlands of Scotland.
    The house is located in the small village of Kilchattan Bay, it has a glorious sweeping sandy beach where children and dogs can run freely. A small stone pier near the house is suitable for launching small boats and jet skis into the beautiful clear sea. It has a post office and a pub with good food, 1 mile away (they run a free courtesy mini bus). St Blanes House aims to be one of the best self-catering venues for family get togetherness, corporate away days, weddings or parties in Scotland. It has a large games room with a table tennis table, pool table, darts board, lots of toys and board games etc. In the living room is a selection of musical equipment, drum kit, guitars, microphones, amplifier, keyboard, trumpet, karaoke machine and even flashing lights. The dining room has hosted many weddings in the past when it was a hotel. Weddings can be performed by prior arrangement with the local registry officer and catering can be organised. All the bedrooms are themed to add a bit of fun and interest to your stay. You can arrange for a dog walker and cleaner (at cost) to visit during your stay to ensure everyone has a chance to relax! Beach 25 yards. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Living room with tiled floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area. First floor: Second living room. Games room with kitchen area. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft four poster), both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, stairs to further 3 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 bunk with additional bunk, leading to further bunk with additional bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double (5ft), two with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one leading to 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room and open fire in dining room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating (partial underfloor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Seven Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Two electric cookers. Microwave. Washing machine. Two dishwashers. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with table tennis, pool, darts, Playstation and board games. No smoking.

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