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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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  • Kames Castle Estate - Ninian

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: SSBF

    Situated in a wonderful coastal location in Kames Bay on the east side of Bute, the lovely traditional stone cottages that form Kames Castle (refs SSBA, SSBB, SSBC, SSBD, SSBE, SSBF, SSBG and SSBH) are situated in approximately 19.5 acres of woodland and parkland and provide a superb, secluded location.
    Within the estate there is a wonderful B listed, 18th century walled garden containing a listed Victorian greenhouse with productive vines, tennis court, river running through and plentiful walks and wildlife to observe. The estate lies only yards from the shore and boasts views to the Kyles of Bute and Loch Striven, and to the Cowal Peninsula beyond. A small car ferry is only 5 minutes along the coastal road providing easy access to the Cowal Peninsula, and another way onto the mainland for those wishing to explore the highlands of Scotland.

    Kames Castle dates from the 14th century, at which time it was the seat of the Bannatyne family, whose roots can be traced back to the reign of King Alexander III of Scotland. The Bannatynes of Kames were believed to be chamberlains to the Stewart kings when Bute was part of the Royal Estates, and the title of Lord Kames was bestowed on William Bannatyne in the 19th century, before it came into the possession of the Marquess of Bute.

    The island has been named as one of National Geographics ’Top10’ global adventure trips. There are many breathtaking scenic walks, the West Island Way Walks and the Kelspoke Trail are close by and take in the glorious sea views. There is an interesting 13-hole golf course at Port Bannatyne. Kingarth has a 9-hole course, with views towards Arran, and there is a scenic 18-hole course in Rothesay, with views from Canada Hill towards Loch Striven and The Kyles of Bute. Bute is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a pleasant mild climate. Outdoor enthusiasts have numerous opportunities to enjoy coastal and hill walking as well as cycling on the quiet roads and tracks around the island. Anglers enjoy a choice of freshwater and sea fishing on hill lochs and the Firth of Clyde. The area is notable for its sailing on the famous Kyles of Bute, which is a National Scenic Area. Tighnabruaich and Colintraive to the north, and the Crinan Canal and Tarbert to the west, are centres of lively sailing activity throughout the season. There are marinas and sheltered moorings in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne.

    A couple of miles away is the island’s main town of Rothesay, a traditional, Victorian, seaside resort which has managed to maintain its grand architecture. It still has its ancient castle, built to fend off the Vikings, and a museum. From Rothesay harbour, trips can be taken around the islands on the Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer ship in the world. Further along the coast is the pretty harbour town of Port Bannatyne. There are also other sites such as St Blanes Chapel and Ascog Fernery to be found.

    The island attracts many annual festivals including the Jazz Festival in May, ’T in the Port’ in June, ButeFest, for music and food in July, the Bute Highland Games in August, the Baird Festival of Flight, and in September to mark the first ’All Scottish, heavier than air, powered flight in 1910’, just a few years after the Wright brothers first flight to France. Close by is Mount Stuart House, an extravagantly decorated stately home. It is said to contain more marble than any other building in the British Isles and has become a popular location for celebrity weddings. Days out to Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily managed by the train link from Wemyss Bay. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate toilet.

    • Economy 7 central heating and Wi-Fi included
    • 22" Freeview TV
    • Freezer
    • Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Shared lawned garden
    • Shared 19-acre natural grounds with walled garden and parkland
    • Shared tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds, varied distance of 25 yards to 250 yards away

    Note: Can be booked with Kames (ref SSBD) and Blane (ref SSBC) to accommodate 14 guests.

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  • 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: Living / diner area:  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 toilet.

    Shower room:  with shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail
    Hallway

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with king-sized bed, velux windows (with electric operated blinds), en-suite shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail

    Bedroom 2:  with king size bed, velux windows

    Gas central heating, 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.

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  • Failte

    Bellochantuy, nr. Campbeltown

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • 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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  • 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.

    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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  • Dunstaffnage Cottage

    Dunbeg, by Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29242


    Set in a peaceful location, this detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is tastefully furnished and well-equipped. There is a quiet beach, Dunstaffnage Castle and Scottish Oceans Explorer Centre (including a cafe) are all within a 5-10 minute walk. Oban, a small, bustling fishing town, with an array of shops, bars and restaurants, is close by. From the harbour there are regular ferries to the Inner Hebrides, including Mull, Staffa and Iona, all bursting with a wonderful habitat of wildlife. Explore famous castles, stunning gardens or enjoy one of the many local forest walks. The area is well-known for its easy cycling paths or forest tracks for mountain biking, including the Sustrans cycle track from Ballachulish to Oban. Bonawe Iron Works at Taynuilt, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, Oban Distillery, Inverary Jail and the Sea Life Centre make for great days out. The property also acts as a great base for exploring local islands, including Easdale, Luing, Mull, Islay, Kerrera, Iona and Staffa. Other popular activities in the area include diving, sailing, canoeing, golf and fishing or try the Segway course at Tralee Bay. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessed and offer popular walking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing centres. A recording/music/art studio is available at the same location - please contact the owners for availability and rates. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 2 steps down to 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned area, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 4-acre, natural, landscaped grounds with courtyard. Fire pit. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Pond 8 yards. 6 steps and hill leading to cliff in grounds.

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  • Rockcliffe

    Tarbert, Loch Fyne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: S4231

    Enjoying stunning views over Tarbert’s harbour and Loch Fyne, this spacious and comfortably furnished house is within walking distance of the quayside shops, inns and restaurants. A bustling fishing village, Tarbert also offers boat trips to Jura, Gigha, Islay and Arran, whilst opportunities for sea fishing and riding in the lovely surrounding countryside are available locally. There is golf too, with the 18 hole championship links course at Machrihanish just a short drive away, and four other courses close by. The glorious landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula holds a rich variety of attractions, with excellent hill walking and beautiful forest scenery. At Lochgilphead, 15 miles, Kilmory Castle displays its world famous rhododendrons in its lovely gardens. A little further on, Dunadd hill fort and Kilmartin Glen’s wealth of standing stones are steeped in history. Shops and pubs within walking distance.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Dining room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Payphone. Garden. Garage. NB: Steep steps and path in garden.

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  • Daisylea

    Cairnbaan, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 25271

    Situated beside the picturesque and historic Crinan Canal, this charming terraced house is in a perfect location to enjoy everything Argyll has to offer. Guests will find Daisylea welcoming, comfortable and delightfully decorated with work by local artists. Stunning beaches, woodland walks and National Nature Reserves within a short drive. Nearby are castles and historic Kilmartin Glen. Spectacular views of Dorus Mor (gaelic for Big Door), gateway to the islands, a 10 minute walk uphill. Very convenient for ferries to Islay, Jura, Gigha, Arran and Colonsay. Fishing, golf, horse riding, cycling, sea kayaking and boat trips to the famous Gulf of Corryvrecken. Free wi-fi. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

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

    Partial Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Barcaldine Cottages - Staffa

    Barcaldine, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 30835

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

    3 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. 2 steps to dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture.

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

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  • Stonefield Farm Cottage

    Glen Massan, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W41637

    Panoramic views / Set in National Park

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

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

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

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  • Bute-Ness

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523169
    This spacious holiday apartment is situated in the island’s main town of Rothesay, a traditional Victorian seaside resort which has managed to maintain its grand architecture. It still has its ancient castle, built to fend off the Vikings, and a museum. From Rothesay harbour, trips can be taken around the islands on the Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer ship in the world. Further along the coast is the pretty harbour town of Port Bannatyne. There are also other sites such as St Blanes Chapel and Ascog Fernery to be found. The island attracts many annual festivals including the Jazz Festival in May, T in the Port in June, ButeFest, for music and food in July, the Bute Highland Games in August and the Baird Festival of Flight in September. There are many breathtaking scenic walks: the West Island Way Walk starts in the same village and the Kelspoke Trail meanders behind the house over the heather-covered hills and takes in glorious sea views. There are three golf courses on the island, cycle tracks, horse riding, kayaking and lots of wildlife to see. For those interested in fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers anglers an opportunity to fish for rainbow trout while those with a passion for sea angling are spoilt for choice. Close by is Mount Stuart House, an extravagantly decorated stately home.

    Third Floor: Fourth floor: The property has stairs to entrance, is all on the fourth floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 42" Freesat TV, DVD player and sea views.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and Velux.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath and shower.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All bed linen and towels included. Initial £5 of electric provided, remainder by card meter. Wi-Fi. Shared lawned garden. On road parking. No smoking.

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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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