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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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  • Craobh Marina Cottages - Scarba

    Craobh Haven, by Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31076

    With spectacular views overlooking the inner islands, the infamous Corryvreckan Whirlpool and towards Mull, Jura and Scarba, Craobh Marina Cottages (refs 31076, 31077, 31078, 31079, 31080 and 31081) are less than 100 yards from the sea, and have been carefully designed to capture the atmosphere and character of the West Highlands. All properties are terraced, except for Seil which is semi-detached. In the immediate area, there is wildlife to watch, boat trips to be experienced, fish to be caught, great walks to be explored and there are also horse riding opportunities. If you are an energetic walker, you can cross the Craignish Peninsula by walking to Ardfern, or even further to Craignish Point, with its views of the Dorus Mhor and Crinan. There is wonderful sailing around this part of the coast, with numerous safe anchorages. Craobh Marina offers facilities for the launching and recovery of boats, and also offers chandlery and marine diesel. Excellent food is available in the local pub, and also at a nearby hotel, about 2 miles away. Going further afield, there are monroes to be climbed, museums to be visited and even the opportunity to experience Inveraray Jail. Oban is only half an hour away, with its range of shops and major ferry terminus, with trips available to Mull, Iona, Colonsay and other islands. Other ferry services operate from Tayvallich, Kennacraig and Tarbet, giving access to further exciting locations. There is plenty of space for children to play around the cottages, and they can also explore the little wood and stream at the rear as well as the foreshore immediately in front of the cottages. The Mull of Kintyre, Fort William, Mallaig, Skye and even Inverness are all within a comfortable day’s drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washer/dryer. Sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room included. First 21 units per day electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out areas and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from reservoir. No smoking. NB: 8 steps and sloping banks to sea in grounds. Sea, 100 yards.

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  • Ferry View

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523185
    With superb views across the harbour and onto the island of Kerrera, this third floor apartment allows you to sit and watch the ferries leaving Oban for the Hebrides. It also has wonderful views of McCaigs Folly, bathed with spectacular lighting at night time. For those wishing to explore the west coast by day and sample the variety of restaurants and bars in the evening, it is in an ideal location with the town centre only a short walk away.

    Argyll is steeped in history, with breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Visit unspoilt beaches, castles, museums and gardens, or take a short boat trip from the harbour to one of the inner isles, including Mull and Iona. Forest trails offer leisurely walks, or mountain biking and a variety of other outdoor pursuits are available. Glencoe, Fort William and Inveraray are easily accessed, and if you do wish to venture further afield, buses, trains and taxis are on your doorstep. If you prefer to stay within the town, Oban is home to a small cinema, whisky distillery and leisure centre.

    Third Floor:

    Third Floor:


    The property is all on the third floor, has partial Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With panel heater, breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and panel heater.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and panel heater.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Cruinn and Moy - Cruinn

    Achnamara, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: URW

    Enjoying lovely views and sunsets over Loch Sween and Jura, Cruinn (ref URW) and Moy ( ref UXU) are comfortable holiday cottages on the owner’s working farm. Cruinn stands beside natural woodland, and Moy is situated within a wooded glade and offers opportunities to watch deer from the windows or explore the seashore where seals and otters may be spotted playing. This secluded peninsula abounds with birds, flowers and wildlife, with seals, otters, deer and badgers. There are several sandy beaches and opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and boating. Ancient Castle Sween, Kilmartin Glen and the ruined chapels at Kilmory and Keills add archaeological interest. There are opportunities to view the beavers in Knapdale Forest or visit Taynuish Nature Reserve. Lochgilphead (16 miles) offers shops, restaurants, a golf course and an indoor swimming-pool, while a seafood meal can be enjoyed at picturesque Tayvallich or Crinan. Shops 16 miles.

    Living/dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire, French door to patio and well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen area. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; one double with 5ft bed and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity ‘log-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Natural woodland grounds
    • Parking
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Unfenced stream in grounds

    Note: Cruinn ref URW and Moy ref UXU both sleep 4 people and can be booked together to sleep 8Note: Cruinn ref URW and Moy ref UXU both sleep 4 people and can be booked together to sleep 8

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  • Pine Lodge

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5122
    Nestling in the heart of Glencruitten at the top of a steep, rough country track, this detached, single-storey lodge offers the perfect base for exploring Argyll and the Highlands. The owners live nearby so help is always at hand, and from the nearby town of Oban, there are plenty of boat trips to the Inner Hebrides, including Mull, Staffa and Iona, where you can see an abundance of birds and wildlife. On the island of Easdale, Seafari Adventures offer the chance to spot porpoise, dolphins, whales and basking sharks. Fort William, Glencoe and Inveraray all make for great days out, and the Kintyre Peninsula features plenty of white sandy beaches and places of historical interest. Oban is home to a whisky distillery, a large variety of seafood restaurants, bars and McCaig’s Tower. Beach 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to patio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Decked patio with garden furniture. 1-acre shared, natural, unspoilt and landscaped grounds. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steep banks in the grounds.

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  • Esplanade Court - Iona 5

    Oban, Argyll

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 26963

    Ideal base for visiting the Isles

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

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

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

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

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  • Home Farm - The Coach House

    Glendaruel

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SXXM

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

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

    Open-plan spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area with gas range (for cooking) and wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Full underfloor oil central heating included
    • Gas range included
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Parking (for 2 cars)

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

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  • Lussa Falls

    Kilmichael of Inverlussa, nr. Achnamara

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 26434

    In a superb location adjacent to Lussa Burn and waterfall, with views of Loch Sween and beyond, this spacious detached holiday property boasts a large hillside garden. Built in traditional stone, set in the tiny hamlet of Kilmichael of Inverlussa in peaceful countryside, just a few minutes from the loch. The village of Tayvallich (8 miles), has a coffee shop, restaurant, pub and village store. Lochgilphead (10 miles) has a selection of shops. The village of Crinan (6 miles), offers a coffee shop and art gallery. Shop 10 miles, pub and restaurant 6 miles.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with patio door. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Second living room with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin (both zip and link). Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone - honesty box. Hillside garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: 12 steps in garden, river 5 yards.

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  • Gareside Lodge

    Shandon, nr. Loch Lomond

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: UVS

    Close to Loch Lomond, this light and airy cottage style accommodation has French windows, woodburning stove and small secluded walled garden. Excellent walking and cycling. Gareloch is just down the lane with a launching slip, ideal for canoeing, windsurfing, dinghies and fishing. Loch Lomond National Park and golf course, 15 minutes. Monro’s, Cobbler 20 minutes, Ben Lomond 40 minutes. Helensburgh 10 minutes, Glasgow 45 minutes. Shop 2 miles.

    Living room with tiled floor and beam. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds).

    • Woodburning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, electricity underfloor heating (downstairs) and panel heaters, by £1 coin meter
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking

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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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  • Neadbost

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523186
    On the sea front overlooking Rothesay Bay, this spacious, second floor holiday apartment is situated close to the island’s main town of Rothesay, a traditional Victorian seaside resort which has managed to maintain its grand architecture. 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, and there’s also St Blane’s Chapel and Ascog Fernery to visit. 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. The island has been named as one of National Geographic’s ’Top 10’ global adventure trips.
    Enjoy scenic walks close by, with the West Island Way Walk starting in the village, as well as the Kelspoke Trail which enjoys lovely sea views. There are three golf courses on the island, as well as cycle tracks, horse riding, kayaking and lots of wildlife. 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. A ferry can be taken from Rhubodach to Colintraive, a five minute journey, so you can explore Argyll’s Secret Coast and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, or head further north to Inverary and beyond.

    Second Floor: The property is all on the second floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 22" Freeview TV and sea views.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sea views.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Stairgate fitted. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Private lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Upper Deck

    Ardpeaton Cove near Helensburgh

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523166
    Situated in an elevated position, at the most southern point of the idyllic Rosneath Peninsula, where the rugged Argyll Mountains meet the sea, this spacious second storey maisonette is only a short walk to the shoreline.
    Situated close to Scotland’s first national park, and with Loch Lomond and the majesty of Ben Lomond close by, the area is staggeringly beautiful. A huge variety of outdoor activities are on offer; such as walking for all abilities, or golf with the choice of many top class courses all within easy reach. The waters of this area are home to many different types of fish, whilst Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater loch in Scotland, offers a wide range of water sports to suit all ages and abilities, including sailing, canoeing and waterskiing. Ayrshire and Burns country lie to the south and the Western Highlands to the north.

    Second Floor: The property comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Steps to Second Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC

    Electric heaters included. All electric, bed linen and towels included. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are stairs to the entrance and there is an unfenced loch 200 yards from the property.

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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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