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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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  • 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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  • Lagnakeil Lodges - Ash

    Lerags, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30907

    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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  • Hazelbank

    Ford, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18056

    This delightful detached holiday cottage has every amenity, having been tastefully renovated yet retaining its rural character. It offers an idyllic holiday, with spectacular walks to beautiful Loch Awe, to hidden ruined chapels, a hilltop castle and the hundreds of Neolithic monuments just 3 miles away. Fishing, deer stalking and bird watching are local activities: an osprey nest is 500 metres away - a photographer’s paradise. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floors. Kitchen with wooden floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Baron Cliff Lodge

    Cove, near Helensburgh

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5059
    This restored gate lodge is situated only yards from the shores of Loch Long, on the idyllic Rosneath Peninsula where the rugged Argyll mountains meet the sea. Adjacent to the owners’ home, it is situated only 15 minutes away from Scotland’s first National Park, Loch Lomond, with open spaces, sheltered bays and islands to explore. Its inland waters are famous as one of the finest watersports venues in Scotland. 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. Ayrshire and Burns country lie to the south, and the Western Highlands are to the north. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are all easily reached for a day out. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and staircase leading to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner provided, remainder at £5 per basket. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with decked sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • 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 . 

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  • Barcaldine Cottages - Tiree Cottage

    Barcaldine, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 29578

    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.

    Ground floor: 3 steps to living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Washing machine. Dishwasher.

    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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  • 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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  • Appin Lodge

    Blairmore, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SSBJ


    Situated within the Loch Lomond National Park, this spacious, detached lower Victorian conversion boasts stunning views over the Firth of Clyde and Loch Long. Red squirrels and a variety of bird life are regular visitors to the large gardens. This is an excellent location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas, with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing and watersports. Explore Argyll’s Secret Coast, bordered by Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute. It 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 for miles all drawn to this area for its natural beauty. Explore the forests and coastline by foot, bike, kayak or boat. Abundant with wildlife, such as 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 history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. For a more relaxing time, there are many historic houses, gardens and castles to explore with trips to Inveraray, Oban, Fort William and Glasgow making a good day out. Fishing and boat trips can be arranged directly with the owner prior to arrival.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and sea views. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and sea views. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £5 per basket
    • Gas, electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large enclosed garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Hollybush Cottage

    St Catherines, Cairndow, Strachur

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523063
    Hollybush Cottage is a fantastic semi detached property situated on the loch side within the quiet village of St Catherines, which lies on the east shore of Loch Fyne. The cottage is beautifully presented, with great attention to all detail. The lounge has a wonderful multi fuel burning stove, large leather corner sofa, stunning view from its bay window and patio doors leading out into the garden. Relaxing at the bay window is the ideal place to enjoy the sea view, bird watch, perhaps catch a glimpse of a cruising basking shark, seals or even otters. The open plan dining/kitchen area is well equipped with all that is needed to cater in comfort. Upstairs in the master bedroom is a superb brass king size bed and a delightful window seat providing a beautiful view over to Inveraray and its Castle. The twin bedroom is spacious and has solid oak wood furniture. There is a delightful reading corner at the top of the stairs with a selection of books to choose from. The garden runs down to the sea, with access through a gate onto the rocky shoreline. With direct open access to the sea it is possible to launch a canoe/kayak to explore the coastline or go fishing.

    Ground Floor: Property is heated by electric and comprises:
    Lounge: With multifuel stove, Free sat TV and DVD, leather suite and bay window affording delightful loch view.
    Open plan Kitchen/dining area:
    Dining Area: With solid wood table and leather chairs.
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and loch view
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Reading Corner: With lovely selection of books

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood/coal supplied. Hair dryers in both bedrooms. All eco cleaning products provided.Patio area with outdoor seating, BBQ (coals not included). Enclosed fenced and walled garden. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: Due to lochside location and tiered garden the property is not suitable for children under 5 years.

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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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  • 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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  • The Barn

    Benderloch near Oban

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

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

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

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