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Find cottages in 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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  • Esplanade Court, Kerrera

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UPZ

    A handsome and lively Victorian town, Oban is the gateway to the Highlands, and its rugged landscape of wild heather moors and mountains tumble into the sea. Beautifully situated on Oban’s esplanade, these three upper floor apartments (refs UPY, UPZ & UQA) enjoy superb views over the bay and their name-sake islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Each has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail including the added luxury of the 550 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. They provide spacious, airy and comfortable accommodation, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment Highland style! From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Visit the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull. There is a Sea Life Centre close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour and a must see is McCaig’s Folly.
    For a day out, Glasgow has many attractions including the Gallery of Modern Art, the People’s Palace and the Transport Museum. More unusual places to visit include the Piping Centre (a national centre for the promotion of the bagpipe), the aromatic and peaceful Garden of St Nicholas and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep. Riding, cycle hire and golf are available and skiing from Fort William in winter. An ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shops 100 yards.

    Shared entrance, elevator and staircase to fourth floor: Spacious living room. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, central heating (electricity rads), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin-operated)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Seafront 50 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 1/2 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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  • Stables Cottage

    By Clachan-Seil, Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: S4333

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rich in wildlife, with pine marten, otters and golden eagles close by to the cottage. A warm welcome awaits visitors to this comfortable holiday cottage. Just minutes away are the Bridge over the Atlantic and Seil Island where a small ferry can be taken to visit Luing and Easdale. Excellent coastal walks and boat trips to view offshore wildlife can be enjoyed from Seli Island, 3 minutes away. Keen astrologers will marvel at the wonderfully dark skies. Oban, 10 miles, offers all amenities including supermarkets/fuel. From Oban take a ferry to explore the Isles of Mull and others. Local shop 3 miles, pub serving food on Seil Island, 15 minutes.

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

    Woodburner in living room (fuel at cost). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (across road) in private car park. No smoking.

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  • Gigha

    Muasdale near Tarbert

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5015
    This holiday property is located only 50 yards from the beach on the Kintyre Coast and it enjoys views over the sea to the islands of Jura and Islay. Kintyre boasts wonderful stretches of secluded beach and coastal walks with coves and rockpools. The fascinating little island of Davaar with its lighthouse, cave painting and wild goats can also be reached on foot at low tide. There are marvellous coastal and woodland walks where seals, otters and a variety of birds can be seen, and golden eagles soar in the hills. Activities locally include surfing, sea fishing, horse trekking, mountain biking and island hopping to Gigha, Islay and Arran. Kintyre is home to five golf courses - the most famous is the championship course at Machrihanish with its stunning and infamous first hole. There are a further two 18-hole golf courses, Southend and Machrihanish Dunes, and two excellent 9-hole courses in Carradale and Tarbet. Campbeltown has supermarkets, shops, restaurants and leisure centre which has a swimming pool, gym, sauna and sun beds. In its day, Campbeltown had over 30 whisky distilleries; today only two survive – Glen Scotia and Springbank, with the latter offering tours by appointment. Further attractions in Campbeltown include the Campbeltown Cross, the quaint Art Deco cinema, the Birds of Prey Centre, the museum, the Linda McCartney Memorial Garden and Mull Lighthouse. Ferries are close by for trips to Islay and Jura. There is a seasonal ferry to Ayrshire and the ferry from Tarbert takes you to Portavadie and the Cowal Peninsula, Argyll’s Secret Coast.
    Gigha can be booked with Storm (UK5016) and Jura (UK5017) to accommodate up to 11 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with electric coal-effect fire, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and sea views.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and sea views.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and two single beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Shared enclosed sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Beachside location.

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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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  • Monaveen Lodge Annexe

    Ellenabeich, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W40501

    Excellent sea views

    At the base of dramatic cliffs on the western edge of Seil Island, the neat white-washed cottages of Ellenabeich were built by the slate quarrymen working on nearby Easdale Island. In its heyday 600 families lived both here and on the Island and the industry thrived until 1881 when severe storms flooded the quarry. Today Ellenabeich is a peaceful and picturesque holiday destination. The property was originally the workshop of the late C. John Taylor. In a beautiful location on the waters edge facing the jetty with wonderful views of the seascape. The ground floor apartment is ideal accommodation for 2/4 people and can also be booked with property W40217 to sleep up to 8 people. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Laminate floors throughout.

    First £10 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking.

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  • Shepherd’s Cottage

    Nr. Tarbert, Loch Fyne

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: S4092

    This farm steading, formerly part of the Stonefield Castle Estate, has been skilfully converted into attractive holiday cottages which now form part of a courtyard surrounded by 30 acres of countryside grounds. The cottages are situated on the beautiful Kintyre Peninsula, 2 miles north of the picturesque harbour at Tarbert, which is popular for sailing and hosts the Scottish sailing regatta in May. There are numerous activities available around Tarbert: sample the fresh seafood caught at Loch Fyne in local restaurants, enjoy exploring nearby beaches and coves, walk all or part of the Kintyre Way, a marked walk stretching the length of the peninsula. The area is a nature lover’s paradise - red squirrels, deer, sea eagles, buzzards, otters and beavers can be spotted locally. For the energetic, windsurfing, horse riding, mountain biking and clay pigeon shooting are all nearby. Golfers can enjoy five local courses including the championship course at Machrihanish near Campbeltown. Clay pigeon shooting, sailing, cycling and horse riding available by arrangement (at cost). Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included.

    Both properties: Electricity and convector heaters by meter reading (first £20 included). Bed linen and towels included. High chair. Microwave. Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Shared garden with patio and furniture. Shared 30-acre grounds. Shared barbecue. Children’s play area. Private water supply. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Willowburn Cottages - Lunga

    Clachan Seil, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28791

    With wonderful views across the gardens to the Atlantic these two holiday properties are in an enviable location with direct access to the shoreline. Situated on the Isle of Seil and linked to the mainland by the famous ’Bridge over the Atlantic’ it is an ideal base for touring. There are fascinating archaeological sites, beautiful castles and gardens all within easy reach. Enjoy leisurely walks, sea fishing, water sports and golf. Both Sea-fari Adventures and Sealife Adventures offer exhilarating boat trips to the Gulf of Corryvreckan, with a chance to spot porpoise, dolphins, whales, basking sharks, otters, eagles, and a wealth of seabirds. The bustling town of Oban is a 20-minute drive and from the harbour there are daily ferries to the islands, including Mull, Staffa and Iona. Fort William, Glencoe and Inveraray are also easily accessed. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Blu-ray. CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, lawned garden. Decked area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Pond, stream and ditch in garden. Direct access to the sea. 6 steps from decking to garden.

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  • Rowan Cottage

    Benmore

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 25302


    Situated half a mile south of the Benmore Botanic Gardens within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, this detached holiday cottage boasts stunning views. Red squirrels, deer and birdlife abound throughout the area which also offers innumerable forest, loch and river walks, starting only 110yards from the door. This is an excellent location on the A815 Dunoon/Strachur road from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities including walking, golf, fishing, boating and cycling. For a more relaxing time there are many historic houses, gardens and castles to explore, with trips to Inveraray, Dunoon, Oban, Fort William and Glasgow (ferry trip) making good day out. Dunoon, 7 miles. Garage and café within 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Conservatory with dining area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in outside shed). Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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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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  • Holany Cottage

    Glenbarr, nr. Campbeltown

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30979


    Set in the quiet village of Glenbarr, this mid-terrace holiday cottage is in an ideal location from which to explore the Sound of Kintyre. In the village there is a small shop, café, garden centre and an abbey. There are miles of beautiful white sandy beaches nearby, and the Kintyre Way runs from Tarbert in the north to Danaverty Bay in the south, offering excellent walking with the chance to see some of the area’s abundant wildlife. Outdoor activities include windsurfing, sea angling, diving, cycling, horse riding and bird watching. There are five golf courses in the area, some known as the best courses in Scotland. Take a ferry trip to many of the smaller isles including Arran, Islay and Gigha, or take a boat trip to see the seals and puffins around Sanda and the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. Belochantuy has a hotel with a bar and restaurant, and Campbeltown is slightly further afield and boasts a cinema and lesuire centre. Shop 50 yards, pub 4 miles and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Sun room. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Gallery area with double bed.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed terraced garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in garden.

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  • Dunultach Cottage

    Clachan near Tarbert

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523165
    With stunning views over the loch and the Paps of Jura this beautifully presented cottage provides a tranquil retreat from which to explore Kintyre and the islands. It is located within easy reach of Tarbert, the gateway to Kintyre, which offers local shops, pubs and restaurants. Local events include the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Yacht Race, Tarbert Music Festival and Tarbert fair. The Kintyre Peninsula is renowned for its rugged beauty and beautiful beaches with The Kintyre Way, a series of walks criss-crossing the peninsula, stretching from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Machrahanish in the south.

    It is an ideal location for exploring the local area including the the village of Skipness with its castle and seafood cabin, the village of Carradale, Campbeltown and Machrihanish with its world-famous golf course and the Mull of Kintyre. Ferries to the islands of Islay, Gigha, Jura and Arran are easily accessed as is the ferry to Ireland from Campbeltown. The ferry to Portavadie, with its stylish marina is only 11 miles away and gives access to the Cowal Peninsula and Dunoon. Wildlife is abundant with red squirrel, sika and roe deer, feral goats and a large variety of birdlife, including red grouse, hen harriers, buzzards and eagles. Machrihanish is also home to the Seabird and Wildlife Observatory. Seals and otters are seen regularly, and whale watching tours are available from Campbeltown in the summer months.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, loch views and French doors to the garden.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and loch views.
    Bedroom 1: With wooden floor and king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With wooden floor and twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower, bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Stream in garden, 20 yards.

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