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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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  • Rhubodach Estate - Rhubodach Cottage

    Rhubodach, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SVVU


    With stunning views over the Kyles of Bute, these detached holiday properties (refs SVVT and SVVU) lie just yards from the shoreline, with the housekeepers on site in a separate cottage. Bute offers lush, fertile and rolling hills, craggy, heather-covered moorlands, and sandy beaches around the coastline; it is a haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Historical sites include 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, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Events hosted include the annual jazz festival, Highland games, agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Living room, open fire, loch views. Compact kitchen. Shower room, toilet. Double bedroom, 5ft 6in bed, loch views, en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower, toilet. Bunk bedroom (for +2 children up to 17 years). Single bedroom.

    • Full electricity rads (October-March £20per week)
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Parking (2 cars)

    • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • iPod dock
    • Lawned garden
    • Shared 28-acre natural woodland grounds
    • Catering and packed lunches available by arrangement
    • Fresh eggs available
    • Guided walks by arrangement
    • Additional cleaning by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Loch frontage

  • Port-An-Eillean

    Colintraive, Argyll

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523069
    Port-an-Eillean is a quaint detached property set on a croft looking out to Loch Riddon on the Cowal Peninsula. The cottage is over 100 years old, with thick stone walls and originally had a thatched roof. All rooms have a view down to the sea loch and across to the hills beyond. The cottage is pleasantly furnished with two bedrooms upstairs and lounge, kitchen/diner and shower room downstairs. The area is great for cycling and a canoe/kayak can be easily launched from the shore. A boat mooring is available and a boat could be launched locally. Fishing is available from the rocky shoreline. There is an enclosed grassy garden at the front door and from the back door you are lead out onto decking which is also enclosed, both provide areas for children to play. The croft is set within approximately 14 acres of rugged ground, with some machinery stored on it, unfenced to the shoreline and a river runs passed the cottage, so children would need to be supervised at all times. The croft is no longer worked but the owners may on occasions visit their static caravan.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, TV and DVD enjoying views across Loch Riddon
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher
    Utility Area: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Rear door leading to enclosed decked area.
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed enjoying views across Loch Riddon
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds plus pull out guest bed (for + 1), view to Loch Riddon

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot, high chair and stair gate available on request. Mobile phone (Vodafone) available for emergency calls or incoming calls.Outdoor seating and BBQ (coals not supplied). Enclosed grassy garden at front and decking area which can be enclosed by gate at the rear. Mooring off shore for a boat. Rugged croft of 14 acres access to the shoreline and stream runs passed the cottage. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • 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.

  • The Old Post Office

    Furnace by Inveraray

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523091
    The Old Post Office is a lovely detached property located in the heart of the small village of Furnace.    The village sits on the side of Loch Fyne, a long, deep sea loch renowned for its fantastic wealth of sea-life. It is named after the old Victorian furnace which is now a ruin and managed by Historic Scotland.  The Old Post Office is over 250 years old and is a lovely stone built property with thick walls. The open plan ground floor has a fully fitted kitchen with double Belfast sinks and breakfast bar, leads to the lounge and dining area.  Then into the wonderful light conservatory which has patio doors out into the enclosed south facing back garden. From the lounge you are led upstairs via a feature black metal spiral staircase, to three bedrooms with high coombed ceilings. With close proximity to local amenities, you are only a short stroll to the village shop which provides all the essentials you require. 

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living area:
    Lounge/Dining Area: With TV, DVD, selection of DVD’s and books, feature stone wall
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and featuring double Belfast sinks and breakfast bar area.
    Porch Area: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Conservatory: With comfortable seating and music system, doors leading out to enclosed garden area.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Spiral staircase leading to....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bedroom 3: With one single bed and cot, feature stone wall
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture. Open area at the front. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Argyll Mansions

    Oban

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5018
    This charming, elegant fourth floor holiday apartment is located in an impressive sandstone, Victorian, Grade B listed building, and it enjoys stunning panoramic views over Oban Bay and the islands beyond of The Sound of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. The apartment is beautifully presented and spacious, and has, in the past, been described as ’one of Scotland’s finest tenements’. It was built between 1905 to 1907 by the architect William Leiper.
    It is centrally located in Oban, the ’seafood capital of Scotland’ with a variety of fish restaurants, a fishing boat fleet in the bay, curio shops, a leisure centre and a cinema conveniently on your doorstep. Whilst staying in this lovely area, enjoy taking a walk down to the beaches at Ganavan, or take a short ferry trip to the Island of Kerrera which has its very own castle. You can also go to the bustling ferry terminal and visit Mull, Colonsay, Tiree, Lismore and Barra.

    Ground Floor: Fourth Floor:
    The property is all on the fourth floor (no lift), has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with feature fireplace, bay windows, 40" Freesat TV, DVD player and blu-ray player.
    Dining room: With feature fireplace.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and bay window with sea views.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. On street parking.

  • Jura

    Muasdale near Tarbert

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5017
    This detached lodge 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.
    Jura can be booked with Gigha (UK5015) and Storm (UK5016) to accommodate up to 11 guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and sea views.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath 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.

  • Ardbrecknish House - Lower Tower

    South Lochaweside

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 15456

    Magnificent setting in mature woodland by Loch Awe

    Ideal area for fishing, walking and cycling

    Children’s play area, pool table and darts

    Traditional bar - ideal for family functions

    Motor boats, rowing boats and canoes for hire, 300 yards, launch facility

    Late 16th century Ardbrecknish House is in a magnificent Highland setting with wonderful views of mountains and glens. These attractive holiday properties are set amid 20 acres of mature woodland close to beautiful Loch Awe - 26 miles long and Britain’s longest freshwater loch. A whole host of indoor and outdoor amenities are available on site, and although the setting is quiet and peaceful, it is within easy reach of restaurants, shops, golf courses, and the small village of Kilmartin Glen and museum, the richest area in Europe for prehistoric remains, making these properties an ideal holiday location and a perfect touring base. A visitors’ reception/library area provides a wealth of information on the local history, archaeology, wildlife, gardens, forest and hillside walks, as well as the year-round activities available around Argyll and the West Highlands.
    The Ardbrecknish Room has a welcoming open fire, small dance floor, pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. The adjoining cosy traditional bar with its woodburner provides a perfect way to end the day; perhaps sampling one or two of the many malt whiskies.
    At the shore, just 10 minutes’ walk, motor boats, rowing boats and canoes can be hired to explore the enchanting islands and ruined castles of the loch, or maybe fishing the loch for salmon, char, monster pike and brown trout. A British record brown trout of 31lbs 10oz was caught in March 2002. Tuition and/or a fishing guide is available by arrangement.
    The surrounding area offers a wealth of interest and fantastic scenery. Opposite Ardbrecknish is majestic Ben Cruachan, and further north are the impressive Glen Coe and Ben Nevis ranges, a mecca for hill walkers all year round. Both regions have ski centres and within an hour’s drive is the busy town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, from where modern ferries take you to Mull and Iona, the cradle of Christianity, Staffa, the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture, and to other Hebridean gems. Oban has a sea life centre and an excellent golf course. The elegant town of Inveraray on Loch Fyne only 12 miles away, to the south is the Crinan Canal with its stepped locks, you can walk or drive a delightful route along its 9-mile length. Family-friendly bar and restaurant on site.

    All on ground floor: Entrance hall/dining room. Living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

    All properties: NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry. Shared garden grounds. Children’s play area. Picnic/barbecue areas. Ample parking. Access to pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. No smoking. NB: Loch 300 yards from properties.

  • Dalvuie Beag

    North Connel, nr. Oban

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26396

    Dalvuie Beag is a small, traditional detached West Highland holiday farmhouse situated in a peaceful location beneath the slopes of Ben Lora. Surrounded by fields with views of distant mountains and close to the sea, lochs and beaches, the farm has a small herd of cattle and flock of sheep with conservation of rich natural history a priority. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Sun room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms with sloping ceilings: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room, mutli-fuel burner in dining room (initial fuel included). NSH and electric panel heaters included (£25per week November-April). Electricity, bed linen, towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Grassed area with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Table tennis and cycle hire (by arrangement). Pet to kept under control - working farm. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds, 80 yards.

  • Rhoda’s Cottage, Strachur House

    Strachur

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523107
    Rhoda’s Cottage is a charming semi detached property located in the small village of Strachur, which lies on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne - famous throughout the United Kingdom for the quality of its sea food. Attached to the west wing of the historic Strachur House, this attractive, tranquil cottage enjoys a private setting with its own front entrance. It occupies an idyllic location on the 2000 acre Strachur Estate. The antique yet practical household furniture ensures Rhoda’s Cottage retains its charming, old fashioned character and charm. The larger bedrooms overlook the spectacular formal gardens of the main house and beyond to the heather clad hills. The smaller bedroom has a view over the much loved loch. Strachur House itself, a fine Adams style mansion, was built by General John Campbell in the 1780s. From 1957 the house was home to the illustrious Scot, Sir John Fitzroy MacLean, the soldier, diplomat and adventurer, who was said to have been the model for Ian Fleming’s hero, James Bond. The Maclean family still live in the main house. The local village shop, cafe, Inn with bar and restaurant, petrol station, village hall and tennis courts are all within easy walking distance from the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property is accessed via 8 steps to entrance has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freesat TV and DVD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine and radio/CD; dining table and chairs.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With single bed (for child); view over field to sea
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds; view over garden
    Bedroom 3: With double bed, view over garden
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Cot and high chair available on request. Wi-fi access connectivity in bedrooms.Garden area with outdoor furniture and BBQ (coals not included). Visitors welcome to enjoy a gentle stroll through the gardens of Strachur House during their stay. Green houses and farm buildings are near to the cottage however, the farm is no longer a working concern. Off road parking for 2 cars. NB: River 50m from the property.

    Please note that this property is not suitable for 5 adults.

  • 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.

  • The Heron

    Ardentinny near Dunoon

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523181
    This tastefully restored, detached cottage is situated only yards from Loch Long and boasts stunning views over the open water. Situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, The Heron, formerly the village tea rooms, is located in the hamlet of Ardentinny, near Dunoon. It is sited next to the Argyll Forest which offers numerous forest tracks, marked walks and cycleways, all easily accessible from your doorstep. The cottage is only 25 yards to the shore where you can walk, fish, launch a canoe or just rest on the rocks, relax and enjoy the view. A large variety of wildlife can be spotted from the cottage including bottlenose dolphins, eider ducks, harbour seals and red squirrels. Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit. 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.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, 42" Freesat TV, DVD player and loch views.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and loch views.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk bed and pull-out single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder available at £4 per basket. Highchair available. Broadband. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Sea loch 25 yards.

  • Appin Home Farm - The Coach House

    Appin

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKS


    Superbly situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, mid-way between Oban and Fort William, this delightful 19th-century property enjoys spectacular, far-reaching views over Loch Linnhe towards the Isles of Mull, Lismore and Shuna. Comfortable and well-equipped, it is set in a pretty courtyard with the owners’ home, just half a mile from a shingle beach with riding and a marina (run by owners), and enjoy shared use of a large garden and games barn. Launching and mooring for guests’ boats, and a rowing boat may be available and arranged free of charge directly with the owner. Pubs, shops and excellent restaurants, 5 miles. Sandy beaches 5 miles. Sea fishing locally. Superbly situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, mid-way between Oban and Fort William, these two delightful 19th-century properties (Garden Cottage UHS, The Coach House UKS) each enjoy spectacular, far-reaching views over Loch Linnhe towards the Isles of Mull, Lismore and Shuna. Comfortable and well-equipped, they are set in a pretty courtyard with the owners’ home, just half a mile from a shingle beach with riding and a marina (run by owners), and enjoy shared use of a large garden and games barn. Launching and mooring for guests’ boats, and a rowing boat may be available and arranged free of charge directly with the owner. Pubs, shops and excellent restaurants, 5 miles. Sandy beaches 5 miles. Sea fishing locally. Shop 5 miles.

    Coach house conversion, adjoining the owner’s home. Living/dining room with large window seat and panoramic views. Well-equipped kitchen. First floor: Three bedrooms with sloping ceilings; one double with wash basin, one twin and one single. Bathroom with electric over-bath shower. Separate toilet.

    • Electricity, convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared garden
    • Barbecue
    • Games barn with table tennis and pool table
    • Parking
    • Lockable store
    • Boat launching and mooring by arrangement
    • Spring water supply
    • No smoking

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