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Argyll and Bute

The Argyll and Bute region has been a favourite with holidaymakers for years and it’s easy to understand why with so much beautiful countryside, lochs and coastline to admire.

The extensive choice of holiday cottages in Argyll and Bute provide the perfect base for great outdoor breaks, lovers of breath taking views and those who simply enjoy relaxing holidays!

With miles of unspoiled coastline, fantastic gardens, a wealth of history and heritage and lots of fantastic opportunities to get out and about amongst lovely countryside, there’s so much on offer here it can be tricky to decide where to spend your days.

The region is perfect for walkers and cyclists who want to escape into an unspoilt landscape of mountains, forests and lochs and its extensive coastline offers visitors plenty of opportunities to get onto the water; there is excellent sailing, kayaking, surfing and windsurfing.

You’ll find holiday cottages that aren’t exactly short of beautiful surroundings that are literally right on the door step, for example take some of Argyll’s stunning gardens such as Benmore Botanic Garden, which has an incredible mountainside setting and a world-famous horticultural collection, including a stunning array of flora from all over the world or Inverary Castle Gardens and stately home on the edge of Loch Fyne covering 16 acres.

Of course whisky plays a large part of Argyll and Bute’s heritage so it goes without saying that a visit to the Oban Distillery is well worthwhile. Learn all about single malt production on the tour then maybe sample a wee-dram afterwards!

If you’re looking for something a little more active then drop by Stramash Activity Centre where you can enjoy lots of adventure and activities including kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering and more.

The landscape of Argyll and Bute is rich and varied, offering a wealth of choice and a variety of different holiday themes to suit families and couples alike. The rolling open countryside and large expanses is a delight for humans and pets alike, which will enjoy the opportunity to stretch their legs!

Visitors can choose from a great selection of cottages and will find plenty of different ways to explore and enjoy the region.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Argyll and Bute to find your perfect retreat.
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  • Dunadd Farm - Comgall

    Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 23696

    These holiday properties are located adjacent to the owners’ home, beside the river, at the foot of Dunadd Fort, an historic monument associated with the Kings of Scotland since the Iron Age. Forming part of the original farmstead they have been tastefully furnished offering an ideal base to explore Argyll and Bute with its varied rugged coastline and beaches. On the edge of the Knapdale and Kilmichael forests there are miles of walks and cycle tracks as well as exploring the nearby Crinan Canal, 3 miles. For the more adventurous, there is sailing, fishing (loch and sea) and riding nearby. The village of Kilmartin with its museum, many Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments and burial cairns and the Standing Stones of Kilmartin Glen is only 2 miles away with Lochgilphead, 4 miles, giving access to Loch Fyne and Inveraray, 28 miles with its castle and jail. Exploring northward takes you to Oban, 35 miles, a busy fishing port and gateway to the isles with ferry services to several islands. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Access to tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river, 15 yards.

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  • Blackmill Cottage

    Taynuilt, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 27585

    In a quiet village setting, this beautifully renovated, semi-detached holiday cottage is close to local amenities and perfectly situated for touring Argyll and Lochaber. Oban, a small bustling fishing town is close by, and regular ferries leave the harbour for the Inner Hebrides, including Mull, Staffa and Iona. Explore famous castles, stunning gardens or enjoy forest trails suitable for walking and cycling. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, Oban Distillery and the Sea Life Centre. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with French doors. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Failte

    Bellochantuy, nr. Campbeltown

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30311


    This detached timber holiday lodge is situated along Kintyre’s stunning west coast and offers beautiful views across to Islay and Rathlin. The lodge, which is surrounded by a working farm with free roaming farm animals, offers a tranquil retreat from which to explore the surrounding area and magnificent sunsets are a regular feature. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with birdwatching, superb surfing and windsurfing, sea angling, diving, cycling and horse riding nearby. In the surrounding area, the clean environment and clear waters are home to all sorts of interesting wildlife with frequent sightings of seals from the lodge. Close by are miles of beautiful, white, sandy beaches and for walkers, the Kintyre Way runs from Tarbert in the north to Dunaverty Bay in the south. There are five unique golf courses in the area, including Macrihanish Dunes and they are known as some of the best courses in Scotland. Nearby, daily ferry trips run to many of the smaller isles including Arran, Islay and Gigha. Take a trip via an RIB to see the seals and puffins around Sanda and the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. Campbeltown has a cinema and leisure centre, or visit the Campbeltown whisky distillery for a guided tour, where you can partake in ‘a wee dram’. An interesting walk can be taken at low tide to Davaar Island (check the tide tables first). Pebbly beach 280 yards, sandy beach ½ mile. Farm shop, grocer and garden centre with café 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Heatherbank

    Cairnbaan near Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC523161
    Overlooking the Crinan Canal, Heatherbank is tastefully furnished, well-equipped and makes an ideal holiday base for exploring the west coast of Argyll. Relax and watch the yachts sail through the locks or take a peaceful walk along the towpath. You can catch a ferry from the village of Tarbert to the Cowal Peninsula. Other places to visit via ferry include Mull of Kintyre, Arran, Gigha and Islay, which are accessed via different departure ports, some of which are just a 40-minute drive away. Kilmartin Glen is steeped in history with fabulous Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments. Travel south to Kintyre Peninsula, with beautiful white sandy beaches, fabulous golf courses and a variety of watersports. There are woodland walks, cycle paths, horse riding and sea kayaking nearby. The picturesque yachting villages of Tayvallich and Crinan are within a 20-minute drive. Oban, a bustling harbour town, known as ’the gateway to the Isles’, is an hour’s drive away and Inveraray is home to a historic jail and castle.

    Ground Floor: The property has night storage heating and electric convector heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Small, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Knockdow House - Tower

    Toward, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SYYH

    This stunning B listed country house, dating back to 1817, was once the seat of the McGorrie Lamonts and has huge historical importance throughout the area. Fabulously restored and divided into apartments(refs SYYE, SYYF, SYYG and SYYH), Knockdow House offers a superb level of holiday accommodation and is located on a 6000-acre estate on the Cowal Peninsula. Throughout the estate there are beautiful landscaped gardens, ponds, river, fishing loch (fly fishing by prior arrangement) and woodland and coastal walks, with a diverse range of fauna and flora. Wildlife is abundant, with red squirrel, otters, roe deer and large variety of birdlife, including hen harriers, buzzards and eagles. Seals, otters and porpoises are also seen regularly throughout the area. Located on Argyll’s Secret Coast, Knockdow House is tucked away in a small corner of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland and is an area of stunning natural beauty, with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. Argyll’s Secret Coast is 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. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. Close by is Dunoon, which has a good selection of shops and restaurants, a cinema and swimming pool. 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 in the area, including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, speed boat tours, quad biking, clay shooting and much more. Just a short drive away is Portavadie, with its marina and the ferry over to Tarbert, where visitors can explore the Kintyre Peninsula, with ferries to the islands of Islay, Juray and Arran. Beach 200 yards. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    First floor: Open-plan living room with kitchen area. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds, can be 6ft double, and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared lawned garden with furniture
    • Large, shared, 500-acre, landscaped grounds with furniture
    • Shared barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Fishing by arrangement
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Three ponds, two fishing lakes, river, sloping banks and drops in grounds

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  • Kilbrannan Cottage

    Skipness

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 24511

    Situated just yards from the beach, this traditional stone built detached holiday cottage is located in the quiet coastal village of Skipness. With spectacular views over Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran with sightings of seals, otters, sea birds and porpoises. The village of Tarbert is 13 miles away with shops, restaurants, golf, sea fishing and riding. Campbeltown offers two whisky distilleries, museum and heritage centre. Shop 100 yards, pub 11 miles, restaurant (seasonal)1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with low ceiling and Velux.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating and electricity included (£25per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. High chair. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Broadband (initial 20GB included).Telephone-honesty box. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Garden 50 yards from sea.

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  • Knockdow House -Cumbrae

    Toward, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SYYF

    This stunning B listed country house, dating back to 1817, was once the seat of the McGorrie Lamonts and has huge historical importance throughout the area. Fabulously restored and divided into apartments(refs SYYE, SYYF, SYYG and SYYH), Knockdow House offers a superb level of holiday accommodation and is located on a 6000-acre estate on the Cowal Peninsula. Throughout the estate there are beautiful landscaped gardens, ponds, river, fishing loch (fly fishing by prior arrangement) and woodland and coastal walks, with a diverse range of fauna and flora. Wildlife is abundant, with red squirrel, otters, roe deer and large variety of birdlife, including hen harriers, buzzards and eagles. Seals, otters and porpoises are also seen regularly throughout the area. Located on Argyll’s Secret Coast, Knockdow House is tucked away in a small corner of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland and is an area of stunning natural beauty, with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. Argyll’s Secret Coast is 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. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. Close by is Dunoon, which has a good selection of shops and restaurants, a cinema and swimming pool. 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 in the area, including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, speed boat tours, quad biking, clay shooting and much more. Just a short drive away is Portavadie, with its marina and the ferry over to Tarbert, where visitors can explore the Kintyre Peninsula, with ferries to the islands of Islay, Juray and Arran. Beach 200 yards. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    First floor: Large, open-plan living room with kitchen area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, open fire and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds, can be 6ft double. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally

    • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared lawned garden with furniture
    • Large, shared, 500-acre, landscaped grounds with furniture
    • Shared barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Fishing by arrangement
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Three ponds, two fishing lakes, river, sloping banks and drops in grounds

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  • 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.

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  • Lagnakeil Lodges - Ash

    Lerags, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30908

    Lagnakeil Lodges are set in a truly unique and unrivalled location. The beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of these well-equipped, single-storey, detached holiday lodges (refs 30897, 30898, 30899, 30900, 30901, 30902, 30903, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30908, 30909, 30910, 30911, 30912 and 30913), all set in their own large private grounds situated overlooking the sea Loch Feochan. The lodges are nestled throughout 7 acres of scenic wooded hillside in the peace and calm of Lerags Glen. Only three miles from Oban town centre, the ’gateway to the isles’, this picturesque harbour town is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means ’little bay’ in the old Gaelic tongue and with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments, known as ’the seafood capital of Scotland’, it is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it ’one of the finest spots we have seen’ and from the early 1800s, visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban. The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has become famous as ’Balamory’) and the granite mountains of the Morvern Peninsula. Beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Ferries to the islands run regularly. There are lots of activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip, a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War and Peace Museum, and the The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue facility for abandoned seal pups. Over 50 natural marine displays with talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day every day. Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun - horse riding at one of Oban’s many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban’s 18-hole golf course. Oban’s tourist information centre in Argyll Square is a great place to find out what’s going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling, or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience. Lagnakeil’s well-appointed lodges and cosy cottages are set in a haven of tranquillity that is guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary guest. Yet only a short walk up the glen, a country pub can be found serving home-cooked food and ales. This is truly a magical place for all ages! Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile (1/2 mile on foot) and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 7-acre grounds. Barbecue. Shared games room with pool table, table football and board games. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to garden. Sea loch, stream, steps and sloping banks in grounds.

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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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  • Holany Cottage

    Glenbarr, nr. Campbeltown

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30979


    Set in the quiet village of Glenbarr, this mid-terrace holiday cottage is in an ideal location from which to explore the Sound of Kintyre. In the village there is a small shop, café, garden centre and an abbey. There are miles of beautiful white sandy beaches nearby, and the Kintyre Way runs from Tarbert in the north to Danaverty Bay in the south, offering excellent walking with the chance to see some of the area’s abundant wildlife. Outdoor activities include windsurfing, sea angling, diving, cycling, horse riding and bird watching. There are five golf courses in the area, some known as the best courses in Scotland. Take a ferry trip to many of the smaller isles including Arran, Islay and Gigha, or take a boat trip to see the seals and puffins around Sanda and the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. Belochantuy has a hotel with a bar and restaurant, and Campbeltown is slightly further afield and boasts a cinema and lesuire centre. Shop 50 yards, pub 4 miles and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Sun room. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Gallery area with double bed.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed terraced garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in garden.

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  • 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.

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