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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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  • Esplanade Court - Apartment

    Oban, Argyll

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: B5890

    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 attachment and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment.

    Cot. Parking (1 car).

    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.

  • Esplanade Court - Iona 7

    Oban, Argyll

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 26959

    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.

  • Ardbrecknish House - Upper Tower

    South Lochaweside

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 15458

    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.

    First floor: Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Stairs to second floor: Living room.

    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.

  • Stonefield Farm Cottage

    Glen Massan, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W41637

    Panoramic views / Set in National Park

    A warm charming holiday cottage situated in a quiet glen within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This converted stable is attached to the working farmhouse and has spectacular panoramic views of the Holy loch and beyond over the Firth of Clyde. Dog walking and cycling routes direct from the cottage. It is a good place to observe wildlife including red squirrels, buzzards and deer. It forms an ideal base for touring Argyll with the Benmore Botanic Gardens, clay shooting, quad biking, golf and fishing close by. Dunoon (8 miles) has swimming pool, cinema and shops. Local restaurants and loch side pubs are also worth a visit. Shop 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Freeview TV. CD. Electric cooker. 4-ring hob. Microwave. Freezer. Picnic table. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There is an unfenced river 77 yards away.

  • Barcaldine Cottages - Easdale Cottage

    Barcaldine, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 29134

    Enjoying a peaceful setting in the grounds of Barcaldine House, a 16th century mansion, these holiday cottages are an ideal base from which to explore this magnificient part of the west coast of Scotland. Iona Cottage (ref 29133), Tiree Cottage (ref 29578)and Staffa (ref 30835) adjoin the owner’s home, whilst Easdale Cottage (ref 29134) stands detached. Close to the village of Benderloch and the sandy beach at Tralee Bay, there are plenty of attractions to visit, including the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Castle Stalker, Bonawe Iron Works and Cruachan Hollow Mountain. On the doorstep to Barcaldine House is Sutherland’s Grove, offering a superb range of forest trails for walking, and mountain biking at Sustrans cycle track, allowing miles of easy cycling for all the family, whilst enjoying magnificient views and an abundance of wildlife. The nearby harbour town of Oban offers a full range of shops, excellent restaurants, a leisure centre and cinema. From the bustling harbour, you can catch a boat to the Hebridean islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona, or from Port Appin, you can hire a bike and take the little ferry to Lismore. Glencoe and Fort William are both a short drive away, and offer excellent skiing, walking and climbing. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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

    Woodburner in living room included. Cot on request. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared ⅓-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • 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. NB: Stream in garden, 20 yards.

  • 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.

  • Benmore Stable

    Benmore near Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523101
    Benmore Stable is a beautiful barn conversion set within the grounds of a working farm near Dunoon and is located within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.  This semi-detached cottage has been lovingly restored from the ruins of an old barn. The building has wonderful original features and is full of character; thick stone walls, some narrow slit windows, coombed ceiling upstairs and all the interior wood is Douglas Fir which has been harvested from the grounds of the farm itself, then hand crafted to achieve a high standard of detail.  The open plan living space has a wood burning stove, leather suite, wooden dining table and chairs.  The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped. The two bedrooms upstairs are spacious and light with velux windows.  The cottage has its own small enclosed garden area to the front.  Benmore Botanic Gardens are only a short stroll along from the cottage and you are provided with passes which allow you free access to the gardens during your stay.  
    Benmore Stable can be booked along with Benmore Byre to provide accommodation for up to 10 people.

    Ground Floor: The property is heated by an electric wet system and comprises:
    Open plan living space:
    Lounge / diner:  with wood-burning stove, Freesat TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin with under-floor heating

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with king-sized bed
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds, TV monitor and DVD

    All electricity included.   First supply of fuel for stove provided.  Bed linen and towels supplied. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard available on request. Internet access available for checking emails onlyEnclosed garden area with outdoor seating and BBQ (coals not included). Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Storage available for bikes/fishing tackle. Private certified water supply. Free passes available to access Benmore Botanic Gardens. Two rod permit available to purchase at a reduced rate for the River Eck – both trout and salmon. Owners can organise various outdoor activities by prior arrangement – rock climbing, abseiling, quad biking, archery, clay shooting and horse riding. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • New York Lodge

    Dalavich by Taynuilt

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523122
    New York Lodge has an uninterrupted view overlooking Loch Awe and to the mountains beyond. This is a  wonderful peaceful location on the quiet single track road which runs the length of Loch Awe - Scotland’s longest inland loch at 24 miles long. This detached self catering lodge sits with one other cottage, each property has spacious surroundings with a shared mature garden over 2 acres of grounds and open lochside access where you can launch a boat/canoe or enjoy bank fishing for brown trout and pike. The open plan living space is well equipped with everything you will need. There is access onto a balcony area with stunning views of Loch Awe and if you pop some bird seed outside, you can see a variety of birds feeding, the ducks may come along too! Pine martens and ospreys may be seen, as well as red deer. There are two bedrooms - a good sized double and a small twin.This property can also be booked with The Cottage (CC523121 - sleeps 6) providing accommodation for up to 10 people.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space
    Lounge Area: With electric ’stove effect’ fire, Freesat TV and radio, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dining table and chairs
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity and bed linen included. Coal provided. Certified private water supply. Property not suitable for children under the age of 5 due to open loch access and river running through the garden.Mature shared garden with open lochside access. Garden furniture and BBQ. It is possible to launch a boat/canoe from the garden and lochside fishing is available. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • The Coachouse

    Helensburgh

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523076
    The Coachouse is a beautifully appointed 4 star detached property situated in the popular coastal town of Helensburgh.  The property dates back to 1860 when it was originally a coach house and is located on the street named after Helensburgh’s first Provost – Henry Bell back in the 19th Century.  The interior has been stylishly co-ordinated with cosy lounge and well equipped kitchen.  The bathroom has a fantastic roll top bath with shower.  Upstairs the bedrooms are light and airy with the original beams on the coombed ceiling.  Each bedroom has its own TV with freeview.  The private enclosed garden is accessed from the kitchen back door, passing through a shared lane.  The town centre is only a five minute stroll and the sea front is only 100 metres away providing lovely views of the Clyde estuary. 

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: with stove effect living flame gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD player
    Kitchen / diner: with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher with rear door to lane leading to enclosed garden
    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash hand basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with double bed and TV
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds and TV

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot, highchair and stairgate available by request.  Hairdryer available. Broadband Internet availableEnclosed garden to rear of property reached by shared lane. Outdoor seating and cloth drying line. On street parking for 2 cars.

  • 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.

  • Hazelbank

    Ford, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18056

    This delightful detached holiday cottage has every amenity, having been tastefully renovated yet retaining its rural character. It offers an idyllic holiday, with spectacular walks to beautiful Loch Awe, to hidden ruined chapels, a hilltop castle and the hundreds of Neolithic monuments just 3 miles away. Fishing, deer stalking and bird watching are local activities: an osprey nest is 500 metres away - a photographer’s paradise. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floors. Kitchen with wooden floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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