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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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  • Cruinn

    Achnamara, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: URW

    Enjoying lovely views and sunsets over Loch Sween and Jura, this comfortable holiday cottage stands beside natural woodland on the owner’s working farm. This secluded peninsula is abundant 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 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
    • Grounds of natural woodland
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced stream in grounds

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

  • Ben Lomond

    Stuckievoulich, Tarbet

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W42015

    Stunning views to Ben Lomond

    Situated within a private estate of 10 acres with resident deer, squirrels and much avian interest, in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this detached holiday cottage boasts stunning views over Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond and is ideally located for exploring the spectacular scenery which this area has to offer. Local activities include walking, cycling, fishing, golfing and horse riding, with many watersports on offer. Glencoe Ski Centre is 30 miles away. Lockable hut available for skis. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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

    Oil central heating and electricity included (£25per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. TV (DVD use only). DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There is a pond in the garden. The property is accessed by a rough track.

  • Tigh an Daraich - Holly Tree

    Taynuilt, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28340

    These detached Scandinavian style holiday lodges (refs 28339 and 28340) with 3 similar lodges on site, are adjacent to the Bridge of Awe, with unspoilt views of the River Awe and mountains. The bustling harbour town of Oban is 14 miles, and the small, thriving village of Taynuilt, 2 miles. Wildlife, golden eagles and buzzards are often seen, or spend a day on the seas dolphin spotting. Catch a ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull and visit the colourful harbour town of Tobermory, Torosay and Duart Castles, or to the beautiful, historical Isle of Iona. Visit Inveraray Jail and Courthouse, where men, women and children were jailed as early as the 1820s. Glencoe and Fort William are within easy reach. Visit the historic Banawe Ironworks, venturing inside the hollow mountain at Cruachan and the Sealife Centre. Enjoy golf, fishing, canoeing, sailing, walking, climbing, birdwatching and cycling, or a lazy day on the beach. Can be booked with property 24092. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters (underfloor in bathroom) by meter reading. Microwave. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Decking area and furniture. Shared 5-acre natural unspoilt grounds. Barbecue. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: River and steep banks in grounds.

  • The Coach House

    Campbeltown

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC523120
    The Coach House is wonderful semi-detached holiday cottage located near the seafront in Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula.  Nestling in the gardens of a grand sandstone building, this self catering accommodation is a hidden gem, discreetly set behind impressive entrance gates. There is a secluded enclosed back garden with a small grassy lawn and patio area including pond with goldfish. Internally all the rooms are beautifully finished and co-ordinated.  The lounge has a comfortable L-shaped sofa and the dining table is glass with black leather chairs.  The galley style kitchen is to a high design spec with crisp modern white and steel units. The spacious front hallway ensures there is ample room to store your golf clubs! There are two bedrooms upstairs – a good sized double and a very spacious master bedroom which has a king sized bed and en suite facilities.  Both rooms have coombed ceilings with velux windows which have electrically operated blackout blinds.  From the shared front garden you can access the promenade and enjoy walks along the seafront.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge / diner:  with electric fire, TV/DVD, radio/CD, dining furniture, door leading to rear garden

    Kitchen:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer with ice-maker and cold water dispenser

    Utility:  with washing machine and tumble dryer

    Cloakroom:  with WC and wash basin.

    Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail

    Spacious hallway

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with king-sized bed, velux windows, en-suite shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail

    Bedroom 2:  with king size bed, velux windows

    All fuel , bed linen and towels included.  Travel cot, highchair and stairgate can be provided on request.Enclosed garden with outdoor seating. Off road parking for 2 cars. NB: Pond in garden.

  • The Gallery Flat

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523001
    The Gallery Flat is located in the heart of the West Coast town of Oban, only a minute walk from the sea and promenade.  This first floor apartment has its own private front door entrance at street level with space to store bicycles in the hallway.  A carpeted staircase leads to the entrance of the flat, which comprises of an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms and a large bathroom.  From the lounge there are views across George Square. Below the flat is a great Patisserie where you can enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon tea.  The property is close to all amenities and within walking distance from the ferry, train and bus services, making it an ideal location to travel by public transport. 

    First Floor: The accommodation is a first floor apartment and comprises:
    Bedroom 1:  With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With adult sized bunk beds and TV / DVD
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge and freezer.
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, video, DVD, CD/radio, log effect burner electric fire and a selection of books and videos.

    All fuel, towels and bed linen included. Highchair and stairgate available.  Wifi internet access available. Storage space for 2 bikes in front hallway. Free overnight on street parking. This 1st floor flat is above a quiet patisserie which is open 9am-5pm . 

  • Rock Cottage

    Garelochhead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30045


    This charming semi-detached holiday cottage, situated in the owners’ grounds, lies only yards away from the shores of Gare Loch, with a small beach approximately 300 yards away which is ideal for canoeing, windsurfing, dinghies and fishing. Close to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, this is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas, with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and watersports nearby, as well the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Track 7, both of which pass close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Loch and stream in grounds, 50 yards.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shore Cottage

    Nr. Tarbert

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: S4600

    Boasting glorious sea views and a breathtakingly lovely setting on the shores of east Loch Tarbert, this beautifully renovated holiday cottage, originally built over 100 years ago for the quarryman, is now an idyllic and secluded holiday retreat. With a shoreside garden and great walking from the door, visitors can enjoy watching deer, seals and seabirds in their natural habitat, nearby is the village of Tarbert, a picturesque fishing and sailing port with a variety of shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and craft galleries. The Mull of Kintyre is a delight to explore, there are fabulous sandy beaches at Carradale and day trips to the famous gardens on the Isle of Gigha or to the Isle of Arran are also easily accessible. Enjoy fishing in the sea which is directly in front of the property, or laze on the sandy beach, 5 miles. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living/dining room included. Electricity underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electricity by meter reading. Satellite TV (basic package). Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Private water supply. Parking. No smoking. NB: 3ft drop from patio to fenced garden leading to sea shore.

  • Esplanade Court, Kerrera

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UPZ

    A handsome and lively Victorian town, Oban is the gateway to the Highlands, and its rugged landscape of wild heather moors and mountains tumble into the sea. Beautifully situated on Oban’s esplanade, these three upper floor apartments (refs UPY, UPZ & UQA) enjoy superb views over the bay and their name-sake islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Each has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail including the added luxury of the 550 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. They provide spacious, airy and comfortable accommodation, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment Highland style! From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Visit the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull. There is a Sea Life Centre close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour and a must see is McCaig’s Folly.
    For a day out, Glasgow has many attractions including the Gallery of Modern Art, the People’s Palace and the Transport Museum. More unusual places to visit include the Piping Centre (a national centre for the promotion of the bagpipe), the aromatic and peaceful Garden of St Nicholas and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep. Riding, cycle hire and golf are available and skiing from Fort William in winter. An ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shops 100 yards.

    Shared entrance, elevator and staircase to fourth floor: Spacious living room. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, central heating (electricity rads), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin-operated)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Seafront 50 yards

  • Ardbrecknish House - The Stables

    South Lochaweside

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 15455

    Magnificent setting in mature woodland by Loch Awe

    Ideal area for fishing, walking and cycling

    Children’s play area, pool table and darts

    Traditional bar - ideal for family functions

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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