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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.
57 cottages are available
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  • Ardabnaign

    Kilchrenan, near Taynuilt

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W1180

    Beautifully secluded in its own acre of well landscaped gardens

    This Canadian-style, cedar clad, detached bungalow is a real ’home from home’. Bright, exceptionally spacious, well furnished and with free wi-fi, this property makes a charming holiday retreat at the end of a full day’s touring. Situated near the shores of Loch Awe, this property is ideally located for nearby Oban, gateway to the western Isles and a centre for those attracted by the grandeur of the western Highlands. The town has much to offer if you enjoy natural beauty and traditional entertainment and its magnificent setting combining the delights of a busy harbour with views across the Sound of Mull is simply unsurpassed. Visit Inverary with its castle, jail and crofting museum. During the winter skiing can be found at Glencoe, a short drive away. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with patio door, 1 twin, 1 single. 2 shower rooms, one with large sit-in cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil fired central heating and electricity included. Bed linen and towels included. Two cots. Two high chairs. Satellite HD TV (family, movies and sports package). DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Built-in barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: There are 3 steps with railing to the patio from the living room.

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  • Cuil Lodge

    Kilmelford, near Oban

    Grade
    8
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: UK5158
    Situated in the small hamlet of Kilmelford, this detached holiday property is set in its own garden and makes an ideal base for touring the West Coast of Scotland. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, rugged glens and sea lochs, there are plenty of historic castles and beautiful gardens to explore. Kilmartin Glen is steeped in history and rich in archaeological and historical remains. The small villages of Ardfern and Craobh Haven offer some of the best marina facilities in Scotland. Sea-fari excursions from Seil Island, across the famous Atlantic Bridge, offer high adventure boat trips to the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Nearby Oban, known as the seafood capital of Scotland, has a variety of shops, a leisure centre and a very good selection of restaurants. From Oban there are regular ferries to the Inner Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Kerrera and Lismore. The area is exceptional for wildlife watching and is a hot spot for porpoise, dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks. Bird watching highlights include sea eagles, golden eagles and puffins, wild otters, seals, and deer are also often seen. There are plenty of walks and outdoor activities with horse riding, fishing, cycling, golf and a variety of watersports to name but a few. Shop and café 20 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With open fire, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Dining room: With wood burner and beams.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Separate toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bedroom 5: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire and wood burner included. Cot and highchair available on request. Lawned garden. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Island View Lodge

    Tarbert

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W41957

    Ideal touring base/Elevated loch views

    Situated in a small lodge park and boasting elevated, panoramic views over West Loch Tarbert to the islands beyond, these luxury single-storey, detached holiday lodges are furnished to a good standard and offers an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Close by there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura - all of which are well worth the visit. Jura, one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides, is an ideal place to go for peace and quiet and some great walking. Islay is a great place to visit for wildlife enthusiasts, as it boasts a large RSPB reserve, a wintering population of barnacle and white-fronted geese, and a Wildlife Information Centre. The picturesque Crinan Canal offers beautiful, peaceful walks and Lochgilphead has indoor sports facilities, horse riding, golf and cycling. Close to the traditional town of Tarbert with an attractive little bay backed by rocky hills, where both fishing and sailing are available. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Bed linen included. Two satellite TVs. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars).
    Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking.

    Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking.

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  • Cliff Cottage

    Port Appin

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: S83

    This beautifully renovated and extended cottage enjoys an idyllic location just a hundred yards or so from the crystal clear waters of the Lyne of Lorne. Located at the end of a rough track approximately 1 mile long, Cliff Cottage stands detached and makes a wonderful retreat from which to explore this scenic area and to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.
    An easy walk away is the pretty fishing village of Port Appin, which overlooks Loch Linnhe with its several islands and backdrop of mountains. From here ferries to the Isle of Lismore can be taken, where several places of interest can be visited. Apart from the fortified Tirefour Broch, there are the ruins of the 12th-century Castle Coeffin and the abandoned quarry village of Sailean with its disused kilns, as well as the ruins of Achanduin Castle and the island’s highest point Barr Mor. To the north of Port Appin, the romantic Castle Stalker can be found - much loved by photographers.
    Within easy reach, the Victorian resort of Oban is the second largest town in Argyll. It has the McCaig’s Folly as its landmark, which was built in imitation of Rome’s Colosseum. A tour of the Oban Distillery is a popular experience for whisky lovers, and for younger family members, the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park a few miles away offers a delightful visit where baby animals can be met at the children’s corner. Boat trips to Mull, Iona, Staffa, Seal Island and the Treshnish Isles can be made from the harbour at Oban, whilst a ferry takes visitors to the Isle of Kerrera - a small easily explored island from where panoramic views of Mull, the Slate Islands, Lismore and beyond can be admired.
    In the opposite direction lies Fort William, with Ben Nevis - Britain’s highest summit - rising up in the background. One of the Highland’s most impressive glens, Glen Nevis, can be found just a further 10-minute drive away and apart from being the starting point for the ascent of Scotland’s highest peak, has been the location for several films, including Rob Roy and Braveheart.
    The area is superb for walking, fishing and boat trips, whilst further afield are the fabulous mountains of Glencoe (with skiing in winter). Shop ¾ mile. Pub 1 mile.

    Large living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Well-equipped modern fitted kitchen with dining area and wooden floor. Large sun room with TV and wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Three satellite TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Large 3-acre gardens with furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Wheelchair
      access

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  • Castlehill Upper Villa

    Campbeltown

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC523093
    Castlehill Upper Villa is situated in the heart of Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula.  This modernised upper villa is located in a grand sandstone building occupying the first and second floors.  The first floor has an amazing open plan living space which is 115 square metres, with large floor to ceiling windows.  This room accommodates a kitchen area, dining and lounge with space for everyone and more to spare! The main bathroom is also located on the first floor and then on the second floor, is the four bedrooms.  The rooms and corridor have sloping ceilings.  The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and en-suite facilities.  The bunkroom is idea for children and a further two rooms provides space for more family or friends to stay. You are within easy walking distance of all amenities with a variety of bars and restaurant to choose from.  It is only a gentle stroll down to the harbour and the seafront.  There are plenty local shops and a couple of larger food retails.  There is a swimming pool with leisure facilities and small charming cinema all again, easily reached on foot. 

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Private main door entrance, porch with space to store bikes/golf clubs etc

    First Floor: Very large open plan living space (115sq metres) with seven floor to ceiling windows (each 1 metre wide by 3 metres tall) and comprises:
    Lounge: With seating space with Free sat TV, DVD and radio/CD player which is connected to built in ceiling speakers.
    Dining Area: With large table and chairs for seating 10 people
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
    Bathroom: With shower over double width bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed (located at the top of the stairs)
    Hall Cupboard: With washing machine
    Coombed ceiling corridor (some restricted height) leading to three further bedrooms.....
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds, TV monitor and DVD
    Bedroom 3: With bunk beds, TV monitor and DVD
    Bedroom 4: With king size bed, Freesat TV and en suite with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available.Large landscaped garden with seating and large wild meadow. Ground floor porch with space to store bikes/golf clubs etc. Property within walking distance of many amenities and the harbour and seafront. Off road parking for up to 3 cars.

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  • Harbour House

    Crinan, Lochgilphead

    Grade
    8
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: UEJ

    With magnificent views across the Sound of Jura, Scarba and Mull, this listed building, dating from 1815, stands at the water’s edge in a sheltered peaceful bay known as Crinan Harbour. Attached to the owner’s home, it retains many original features, to provide very comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation on three floors. Perfect for family holidays, the house boasts an established garden with a sitting-out area overlooking the bay.
    Fascinating walks from the house allow visitors the opportunity to explore this area of great natural beauty and to observe the abundant local wildlife, including small red deer, owls, otters and seals. Harbour House is also ideally situated for all forms of boating, sailing, canoeing and diving, and there is a small slipway in front of the house for those wishing to bring their own boats. The famous Crinan Canal flows into the sea just around the corner, and offers quayside coffee shop and bar. There are several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel.
    From Crinan, a walk or cycle ride along the canal towpath leads to Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig (7 miles), and Lochgilphead (7 miles) where there is a variety of shops, restaurants, a sports centre, swimming pool, and 9-hole golf course. Kilmory Woodland Park boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide and lochside views, and Castle Riding Centre runs highly enjoyable riding courses as well as renting out bicycles and golf equipment.
    There are many places of interest to visit, including the prehistoric linear cemetery at Kilmartin Glen. Island trips to Mull, Iona and Staffa can be made from Oban (30 miles). Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Sea fishing can be arranged and there is fly fishing within 3 miles. Boat trips and riding are also available locally. Shop 7 miles.

    Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen/breakfast room. First floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars only), additional parking 75 yards foc
    • No smoking
    • NB: Drop in terraced garden

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  • Drimdarroch Cottage

    Strathlachan near Strachur

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: CC523053
    Drimdarroch Farm Steading Cottage is a beautiful detached converted steading located on a working farm near the small village of Strachur, which lies on the east shore of Loch Fyne.  The open plan kitchen with dining and lounge area has oak flooring and is spacious and light. The kitchen has been completed to a very high standard with corian worktops and sink, soft closing unit doors, large stove style cooker and is very well equipped. The large wooden farmhouse table provides space for everyone to dine together. There is a vaulted ceiling over the lounge area and the gable end is fully glazed to provide a superb view over Loch Fyne. Doors lead onto the patio area, sheltered on one side by an outbuilding, with a great view to the countryside. Downstairs there is a twin bedroom, bunk room and bathroom; with a further two large double bedrooms upstairs, both with en suite facilities.
    Comments From Guest Book
    Beautiful Cottage we really enjoyed our stay here. It is clean spacious, a total pleasure to stay in.
    A wonderful time was had by all in this lovely and very well appointed house, perfect location
    Superb house, great location and wonderful company. The house is beautiful 

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge Area: With free sat TV, DVD and fully glazed end provides a view out to Loch Fyne.
    Dining Area: With wooden table and chairs.
    Kitchen Area:With large stove cooker with electric ovens and gas hob, microwave, larder fridge with chilled water dispenser and dishwasher
    Utility: With large freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, good hanging space and drying area with own external door access.
    Bedroom 1: With adult sized bunk beds
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath with shower over, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed and en suite facilities with bath, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 4: With double bed and en suite facilities with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. 1 x camp beds (for + 1) available on request. Cot and high chair available by request. Telephone in property with an honesty box. Internet access availableOutdoor seating & BBQ (coals not included). Fully enclosed fenced grassy garden. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Off road parking for 5 cars.

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  • Waterside

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    5
    Ref: 29870

    An exceptionally spacious contemporary house built over the sea wall with stunning views across the Kyles of Bute. Waterside is located in the quiet and picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich, with facilities including local shops and restaurants. This detached holiday property sits on the sea wall (the edge of the shoreline) where the large balcony (20 yards), overhangs the water at high tide and looks across the open water towards Bute, Inchmarnock and Arran. Known as Argyll’s secret coast, Tighnabruaich is tucked away in a small corner of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Bordered by Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute, it is 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, and sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its natural beauty. Explore the forests and coastline by foot, bike, kayak or boat. Abundant with wildlife, with deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and even, if you’re very lucky, basking sharks while you are out and about. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. A short drive takes you to Portavadie with its marina and the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula, with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. Beach 5 yards. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Sun room.
    Games room: With small pool table, Wii, Freeview TV and games.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    All rooms with tiled floor.
    Open-tread stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds, Velux windows and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds, Velux windows and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large balcony with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: Sea underneath balcony at high tide, low tide 5 yards.

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  • Crubisdale

    Blairmore, near Dunoon

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 29713

    Boasts stunning views over Loch Long
    An ideal base for walkers and cyclists

    Situated within The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this spacious, detached, holiday cottage boasts stunning views over Loch Long and is ideally placed to explore the beauty of the surrounding areas. 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. An abundance of outdoor activities are on offer with sailing, sea fishing, windsurfing, fast speed RIB boat tours, quad bikes, clay shooting and more. Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit. Located within the Loch Lomond National Park the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery, with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes. Beach 20 yards. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 3 twin (one with 4ft beds). Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-Fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Stream in garden 10 yards.

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  • Kames Castle Estate - Clutha

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: SSBA

    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. Large kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to patio. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Play room with TV.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Partial gas and ’Economy 7’ central heating included
    • Cot, travel cot and high chair on request
    • 24" Freeview TV
    • Xbox 360
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Sitting-out area and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Children’s toys
    • 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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  • Chestnut Cottage

    Innellan, near Dunoon

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: 24325

    This spacious detached modern holiday home is situated in an elevated position and located in the village of Innellan on the Cowal Peninsula which is renowned for its beauty and tranquillity. Offering an excellent level of accommodation throughout and boasting stunning views over the Firth of Clyde, the property provides an ideal holiday base from which to unwind and explore the surrounding area. Stroll along the shore to the village centre where there is a shop/post office, pub, hotel and restaurant. Also in the village there are horse riding stables, a golf course, tennis courts and crown green bowling club. 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. An abundance of outdoor activities are on offer with sailing, sea fishing, windsurfing, fast speed RIB boat tours, quad bikes, clay shooting and more. Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit. Located only 10 miles from Loch Lomond National Park the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes. Shop, pub and restaurant 800 yards.

    Lower ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Stereo/CD. Gas range. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine (in utility). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Large veranda. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: There are 20 steep steps to sloping garden.

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  • Kames Castle Estate - Kames

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: SSBD

    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.

    Large living room with wood-burning stove. Large dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen with oil Aga (for cooking) and tiled floor. Utility. Two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full oil central heating included
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • Oil Aga included
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • 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

    Note: Can be booked with Ninian (ref SSBF) and Blane (ref SSBC) to accommodate 14 guests.

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