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Find cottages in 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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  • Achabeg

    Inverlussa, nr. Achnamara

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    3
    Ref: S4597

    Sitting in the hamlet of Inverlussa, just 1 mile south of Achnamara, this spacious and very comfortable property’s contemporary design and a first floor living area with roof window makes the most of views over the hills and Loch Sween to the Isle of Jura. The loch is ideal for sailing and fishing and the pretty harbour village of Crinan (5 miles) is a lovely spot for watching boating activity. The canal tow path affords pleasant walking and cycling and there are many way-marked woodland walks in the area. Island day trips to Gigha, Arran and Jura and ferries to Mull from Oban are easily accessible, and Lochgilphead (8 miles) has a selection of shops and pubs.

    Ground floor: Living/reading room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors. Second living area with beams. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in first floor living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone–honesty box. Garden with terrace and furniture. Balcony. Private water supply. No smoking. No children under 6 years. NB: Drops in grounds.

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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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  • Seaview

    Innellan, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 29306

    Set on the banks of the Clyde Estuary, this mid-terrace holiday cottage enjoys spectacular views of Arran and the Kintyre Peninsula. With the front garden wall making up part of the sea wall, it is ideal for kayaking, windsurfing or fishing enthusiasts. Wildlife is abundant, with seals and porpoises often seen close to the shore. Watch the boats passing by, including the Waverley Paddle Steamer, Royal Navy ships and an array of sailing yachts. There are plenty of tracks for cycling and walking, or visit award-winning gardens, historic sites and ruined castles. Innellan and Dunoon offer a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Sun room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Car park, 20 yards (foc). No smoking. NB: Direct access to sea.

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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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  • Glenclova

    Hunter’s Quay near Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523162
    This detached cottage sits in an elevated position and has stunning views over the River Clyde. Within walking distance of Dunoon, which has a good selection of shops, restaurants and cinema, Dunoon is of course the home of the Cowal Gathering, one of the largest and most spectacular highland games in the world. There is a fantastic range of outdoor leisure activities including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, speed boat tours, quad bikes, clay shooting and much more. The property is within walking distance of Hunter’s Quay Holiday Village, where there is access to a gym, exercise classes, a swimming pool and a variety of daytime and evening activities and entertainment.

    Enjoy the stunning scenery while cycling into the forests and hills and walking the Cowal Way. Located only three miles from Loch Lomond National Park, the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes. A short drive round the peninsula takes you to Argyll’s secret coast packed with places to visit and things to do, and sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its natural beauty. Explore the forests and coastline by foot, bike, kayak or boat. Abundant with wildlife, with deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and even, if you’re very lucky, basking sharks while you are out and about. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites.

    A short drive takes you to Portavadie, with its marina, or take the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula, with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric flame effect fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and library, iPod dock, CD/radio and sea views.
    Dining area: With views over the River Clyde.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds (zip and link, can be super king size - please advise when booking).
    Shower room: With double shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. 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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  • Cruinn and Moy - Moy

    Achnamara, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UXU

    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. 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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  • Mrs Rowan’s Cottage

    Ford, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W8294

    Set in a small highland estate

    This charming, detached holiday cottage, set in 20 acres of gardens and wooded grounds, part of a small highland estate of 900 acres, and just 1 mile from the village of Ford. Ford is situated at the south western end of Loch Awe - renowned for its fishing. Nearby is Kilmartin, in the heart of Kilmartin Glen, famous for its historical and archaeological sites with standing stones, castles and ancient cairns. The award-winning Kilmartin Museum is well worth a visit, and other attractions include the local beaver rescue centre, bird watching, walking and cycling. Day trips to various islands can be organised from nearby Oban or Tarbert. Stabling for one horse available on request depending on availability. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Stream on estate grounds.

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  • Apartment Sea View

    Kirn, by Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523112
    Apartment Sea View  is a beautifully co ordinated second floor self catering flat, with a commanding view over the Firth of Clyde. Situated in the village of Kirn, just North of Dunoon, this flat offers an ideal base to explore the Cowal Peninsula. The open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area neatly provide everything you require. The two bedrooms are wonderfully bright due to the three aspect bay windows; both rooms have wall mounted TV/DVD’s. The single room has a stunning sea view and there is a pull out guest bed for an additional child. The bathroom is fresh and modern, it even has a small wall mounted TV which you can watch while relaxing in the bath! Entrance to the flat is via a shared stone external staircase leading onto a carpeted private staircase up to the second floor. The flat has a wonderful outlook, meaning you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view and catch glimpses of the wildlife outside from swans to grey seals or even dolphins. Watch the ferries and yachts passing by in ever changing sea conditions. You can travel here by car, over the "Rest & Be Thankful" or take ferry crossings from Gourock. Alternatively, if you have no car you can still easily access Dunoon via train from Glasgow to Gourock and be picked up from either of Dunoon’s ferries.

    Second Floor: Property is all on the second floor level is heated by gas and comprises:
    Open plan living space
    Lounge Area: With large wall mounted TV/DVD, leather sofa and chair
    Dining Area: With glass table and leather chairs; sea view
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave and larder fridge
    Hall Cupboard: With washing machine, tumble dryer and slim line freezer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed (access from one side only), TV/DVD
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull out guest bed (for + 1), TV/DVD; sea view
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and TV

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Retractable hanging line on top landing space. Wi-fi available.Pick up from either ferry available by arrangement. External stone staircase comprises of 17 old stone steps. Internal carpeted staircase with 16 quite steep steps with a turn at the top - take care! On street parking.

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  • Willowburn Cottages - Torsa

    Clachan Seil, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28790

    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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  • West Loch View

    Tarbert

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41956

    Ideal touring base/Elevated loch views

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

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Satellite TV. Shared laundry facilities. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).
    Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking.

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

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  • Carnethy

    Kames, Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523002
    This detached wooden bungalow has recently been renovated and offers crisp facilities. The bungalow sits within the village of Kames on an open, elevated position, facing east out to the Kyles of Bute. The property has a lovely large decked area to the front, where you can enjoy eating out or to just relax and unwinf. The bungalow is close to the essential amenities, only a minuties walk from the local village shops, post office and the local hotel, with pub and restaurant, is down by the shore - only a 5 minute walk away. Carnethy has a lovely open plan kitchen/dining area that seats 4. The lounge is a wonderful light room with large windows and an open aspect. There is a large grassy garden (1 acre),  and is shared with the cottage next door.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is at ground floor level, has electric heaters and comprises:

    Lounge: With open fire (initial supply of coal provided), T.V. freeview, radio/CD, Wii console, Bose ipod docking station and a good selection of books.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric double oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer with ice maker, separate bottle fridge, washer/dryer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds.
    Shower Room: With walk in enclosure, W.C., wash basin and heated towel rail.
     

    All electricity, bed linen, hairdryer and towels provided. Initial supply of coal.  Cot and highchair available by request. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Decking area with garden furniture and shared use of 1 acre. Off road parking for 2 cars. One small dog is welcome.

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