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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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  • Holly Cottage

    Rosneath near Helensburgh

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC523153
    This spacious detached holiday cottage, with a lovely river running through the garden, is located on the idyllic Rosneath Peninsula, where the rugged Argyll mountains meet the sea, and 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, including walking and golf. Also, the waters of this area are ideal for fishing with many different types of fish available, 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. Holly Cottage is conveniently situated next to the Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering and Games, which is held on the 17th July 2016. There are games, bands, Scottish dancing, face painting and lots of stalls.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, radio/CD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With washing maching and tumble dryer.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to twin beds – please advise when booking).
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Welcome pack. Wifi internet available.Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: River in garden.

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  • Flowerdale Cottage

    Lochgoilhead, nr. Cairndow

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29548

    Situated in the heart of the village with views over the loch from the upstairs, this terraced holiday cottage is situated only 100 yards from the shores of the loch. The village is approached via Hells Glen and the famous Rest and Be Thankful valley. Local Drinsyne Hotel offers many family facilities including a children’s indoor play area, swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi (for a charge). Bike and boat hire locally, as well as 9-hole golf and pony trekking. There are woodland and loch walks direct from the door. Situated in Scotland’s first National Park, and with Loch Lomond and the majesty of Ben Lomond close by, the area is staggeringly beautiful. The waters of this area are the 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. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Craobh Marina Cottages - Luing

    Craobh Haven, by Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31077

    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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  • The Cartshed

    Nr. Tarbert, Loch Fyne

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: S4096

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

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included).

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

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  • Home Farm - Home Farm Cottage

    Glendaruel

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SXXJ

    "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 living/dining room with open fire and kitchen area with wooden floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small, enclosed lawned garden
    • 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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  • Pinetrees

    Strachur, nr. Cairndow

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29996


    This charming detached holiday cottage is located in the quiet village of Strachur and is situated only yards from the shores of Loch Fyne, with stunning views over the loch to the mountains beyond. Situated just outside Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, the area is popular with walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Golf, horse riding and fishing are all within easy reach and wildlife is abundant, with red squirrel, otters, roe deer and a large variety of birdlife, including hen harriers, buzzards and eagles. Seals, otters and porpoises are seen regularly throughout the area. Pinetrees is ideally located to explore the beauty of Argyll. Beach 30 yards, cafe 50 yards. Shop 60 yards, pub/restaurant 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Kitchen. Conservatory. Garden room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Smart TV (Netflix). Three iPod docks. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Loch, 30 yards.

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  • Willowburn Cottages - Lunga

    Clachan Seil, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28791

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

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

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

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  • The Barn

    Benderloch near Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523174
    Enjoying a peaceful setting, this detached holiday cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the west coast of Scotland. Close to the pretty village of Benderloch and the sandy beach at Tralee Bay, there are plenty of attractions including the Sea Life Centre, Castle Stalker, Bonawe Iron Works and Cruachan Hollow Mountain. There are superb walking and climbing routes with miles of forestry tracks and cycle ways to discover. The Hebridean Islands of Mull, Lismore, Staffa and Iona are easily reached and offer wonderful scenery and wildlife. The nearby harbour town of Oban offers a full range of shops, excellent seafood restaurants, a leisure centre and cinema. Fort William, Glencoe, Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Inveraray and the Kintyre Peninsula are superb recreational areas and are all easily reached.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • 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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  • Woodend Cottage

    Carrick Castle, nr. Lochgoilhead

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 25639

    This lovingly restored cottage, located in the heart of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and offers beautifully presented holiday accommodation. Carrick Castle is a small village situated on the banks of Loch Goil, with stunning views and its own ruined 15th century Tower House on the shore line. A superb location offering pony trekking, walking and cycle paths over the beautiful countryside where eagles and deers roam. Nearby Drimsynie Holiday Park has activities available such as swimming, golf and play areas, Loch Goil has many watersports. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity (£25per week April-September, £35per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Steps and stream in garden.

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  • Crescent Cottage

    Luss

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SSAS


    This charming, detached, Grade II listed cottage is situated in the historic village of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond. The village, dating from the 18th century, with its sandstone and slate cottages, became the setting for the successful TV soap Take the High Road. It is ideally located for exploring the stunning surroundings of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. A popular destination with walkers and cyclists, the area boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with lochside beaches, dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes within walking distance of the property, with the West Highland Way and Ben Lomond only a short distance away, offering challenges for all abilities. The village has direct access to the 17-mile long West Loch Lomond cycle path, as well as a range of local walks from flat and gentle to challenging mountain hikes. Across the Loch is the village of Balmaha, with its sandy coves and marina, it is perfect for a day out for all the family, by road or directly from the village pier by water bus. Cruises, speed boat hire and fishing are also available from the pier, and leisurely trips along the water allow for a relaxing way to take in the scenery and unspoiled surrounding islands. The village offers seasonal Scottish fine dining at its two hotels, and relaxed dining at two bistros, a coffee shop and the local smokehouse. Other villages nearby include Arrochar and Balloch. There are two five star golf and spa resorts 20 minutes from the property where visitors can enjoy a range of fine dining, including a michelin star restaurant, day spa packages and championship level golf courses, as well as a trip in a resident seaplane. Loch Lomond Shores, again a short distance from the property, offers designer shopping, restaurants, local farmers markets, loch cruises, water sports including kayaking and jet skiing, and a sea life aquarium. The cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are easily accessible by car and boast award winning restaurants, theatres, galleries, concert venues and designer shopping, as well as many tourist attractions, including the breathtaking Edinburgh Castle. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floor.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Heronlea Cottage

    near Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5069
    This detached former stalker’s cottage is situated within the owner’s expansive grounds with wildlife in abundance and walking direct from the door, and is ideal for couples or a small group. Close by is Dunoon, the main town on the Cowal Peninsula and the south western gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Local attractions include Castle House Museum and Gardens, Bishop’s Glen, Dunoon Ceramics and Morag’s Fairy Glen. There is a swimming pool and leisure centre at Dunoon, as well as a cinema and a range of pubs and restaurants, and an extensive scenic promenade. The cottage is located within a mile of the stadium where the Cowal Games are held (walking is advised as parking charges for the games are at a premium).

    Cowal, the area between Loch Long and Loch Fyne, boasts excellent opportunities for walking and cycling. The Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich and the beautiful sandy beach at nearby Kilbride Bay make a fantastic day out. The Arrochar Alps in northern Cowal offer some of the finest hill walking in the southern Highlands, and the Cowal Way (Portavadie to Arrochar), Kilmun Arboretum and Loch Eckside are particularly recommended. The highly popular October walking festival, ’CowalFest’, is now firmly established as a highlight of the year in the Cowal calendar, with all walks graded and numbered. There are also cultural and social events to accompany this event, which usually lasts about 10 days around the middle of the month - a must for keen walking enthusiasts.

    Excursions on the famous Waverley paddle steamer are available direct from Dunoon pier, up to five days each week during the season. The wonderful Benmore Botanic Gardens near Loch Eck provide an idyllic setting for a fascinating day out. Dunoon is also well known for the Cowal Highland Gathering, the biggest and most spectacular Highland games in the world, which is held in the last weekend in August, and Dunoon Golf Club is about 1½ miles away. Stalking is also available. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle (no toilet).
    Separate toilet.

    First Floor: Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 50" Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.

    Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 40 acres of natural, unspoilt grounds with woodland and a small loch. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a loch in the grounds, 100 yards away.

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