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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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  • Kingarth

    Rothesay

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43187

    Set on the most accessible of west coast islands, this ground floor apartment boasts views and lies mere yards from the shoreline. Bute offers a varied landscape of rolling hills of the island’s heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands and the sandy beaches around the coastline. A haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, Bute has a wealth of wildlife including feral goats, buzzards and roe deer; Scalpsie Bay, set against the backdrop of Arran, is the home of a large colony of seals. Many historical sites to visit including standing stones at Ettrick Bay, chapel of St Blane, and the vitrified Iron Age fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Car park. Cycle store. 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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  • Gareside Lodge

    Shandon, nr. Loch Lomond

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: UVS

    Close to Loch Lomond, this light and airy cottage style accommodation has French windows, woodburning stove and small secluded walled garden. Excellent walking and cycling. Gareloch is just down the lane with a launching slip, ideal for canoeing, windsurfing, dinghies and fishing. Loch Lomond National Park and golf course, 15 minutes. Monro’s, Cobbler 20 minutes, Ben Lomond 40 minutes. Helensburgh 10 minutes, Glasgow 45 minutes. Shop 2 miles.

    Living room with tiled floor and beam. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds).

    • Woodburning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, electricity underfloor heating (downstairs) and panel heaters, by £1 coin meter
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Baravullin

    Benderloch near Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523184
    Enjoying a peaceful setting, this detached, single-storey holiday cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore this glorious area of 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 is superb walking and climbing 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 restaurants, leisure centre and a cinema.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot available on request. Wi-Fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). 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.

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  • Ardenmohr Cottage

    Ardentinny, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W40202

    Excellent views of Loch Long

    Within the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is this peaceful and well equipped, semi-detached forestry cottage. Being a waterfront property it enjoys stunning views across Loch Long and, the forested mountain rise at the rear. Local amenities include a beach and picnic area, forestry and hill walks, 9-hole golf course, quad bike trekking, French bowls, botanical gardens and boat launching. There are excellent pubs and restaurants within a 5-mile radius. It is also a great location for touring about Argyll and Cowal and a wonderful base for nature lovers, photographers, artists and those seeking a peaceful rest. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 1 step to shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Ardlamont Estate - Coachmans

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 30409

    Amidst a stunning secluded location with a 1½ mile private beach, this really is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or family celebrations and is just 4 miles from the nearest villages. Nestling in 460 acres of unspoilt natural woodland, Ardlamont Estate is ideal for large parties and weddings. It is located in 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; sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its beauty. Abundant wildlife can be spotted such as deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and if you’re very lucky, basking sharks. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. The town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. Loch Lomond National Park is just a short drive away and is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls and hidden caves. Portavadie with its plush marina and restaurant is approximately 5 minutes’ drive away, or you can catch the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. The historic Ardlamont House is a classical example of a Scottish country house, dating back to at least 1646 when it became the ancestral home of the Lamonts, one of Scotland’s oldest clans. Sumptuous public rooms with blazing open fires, and elegant four-postered bedrooms makes this ideal to enjoy the fabulous surroundings. Beaters Cottage is stone-built with many original features, The Dovecote and Doocot offer a romantic retreat for couples. Chauffeurs and Coachmans are situated in the east and west wings of Ardlamont House with their own private entrances. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with 4 steps to entrance.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric cooker. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared 460-acre natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced access to beach 500 yards.

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  • Rowan Cottage

    Benmore

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 25302


    Situated half a mile south of the Benmore Botanic Gardens within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, this detached holiday cottage boasts stunning views. Red squirrels, deer and birdlife abound throughout the area which also offers innumerable forest, loch and river walks, starting only 110yards from the door. This is an excellent location on the A815 Dunoon/Strachur road from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities including walking, golf, fishing, boating and cycling. For a more relaxing time there are many historic houses, gardens and castles to explore, with trips to Inveraray, Dunoon, Oban, Fort William and Glasgow (ferry trip) making good day out. Dunoon, 7 miles. Garage and café within 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Conservatory with dining area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in outside shed). Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Ferry View

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523185
    With superb views across the harbour and onto the island of Kerrera, this third floor apartment allows you to sit and watch the ferries leaving Oban for the Hebrides. It also has wonderful views of McCaigs Folly, bathed with spectacular lighting at night time. For those wishing to explore the west coast by day and sample the variety of restaurants and bars in the evening, it is in an ideal location with the town centre only a short walk away.

    Argyll is steeped in history, with breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Visit unspoilt beaches, castles, museums and gardens, or take a short boat trip from the harbour to one of the inner isles, including Mull and Iona. Forest trails offer leisurely walks, or mountain biking and a variety of other outdoor pursuits are available. Glencoe, Fort William and Inveraray are easily accessed, and if you do wish to venture further afield, buses, trains and taxis are on your doorstep. If you prefer to stay within the town, Oban is home to a small cinema, whisky distillery and leisure centre.

    Third Floor:

    Third Floor:


    The property is all on the third floor, has partial Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With panel heater, breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and panel heater.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and panel heater.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Tigh an Uillt

    Strachur, nr. Inveraray

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25431


    Nestled in a sea front position beside the shore of a west coast sea loch, in the peaceful village of Strachur, this stylish holiday cottage is light and airy with picture windows facing south and west, which fill the rooms with sunlight and give uninterrupted panoramic views over Loch Fyne and the mountains beyond. It is in an area of great natural beauty, lying between the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the Argyll Forest Park, and the spectacular seascapes of the west coast of Argyll, yet is very accessible (approximately a 90-minute drive from Glasgow) and makes a perfect base for touring and walking. Strachur village itself is well provided with amenities and has an excellent hotel which welcomes non residents for drinks and meals. It also has a well-stocked village shop with attached tea room and bistro, all of which are within easy walking distance of the cottage. There is a slipway where a small boat or dinghy can be launched, and also tennis courts. Nearby, there are interesting and historic towns and villages. Inveraray is the closest town. Oban, known as the ’Gateway to the Isles’, with its colourful harbour, and the dramatic mountains of Glencoe, near Fort William are scenic day excursions. In a different direction, the Kyles of Bute are nearby and in yet another direction, you pass through the mountainous scenery of the National Park to Loch Lomond with its cruise boats. Wildlife is abundant, there are some glorious gardens to visit and there are plenty of outdoor pursuits including walking and cycling. Shop/bistro 1/4 mile, hotel pub 1/2 mile.

    The property has 4 steps to entrance, is all on ground floor and comprises:
    Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and wooden floor.
    Dining room: With wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Rear porch: With drying area.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Garden, sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced stream in the garden.

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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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  • Neadbost

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523186
    On the sea front overlooking Rothesay Bay, this spacious, second floor holiday apartment is situated close to the island’s main town of Rothesay, a traditional Victorian seaside resort which has managed to maintain its grand architecture. 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, and there’s also St Blane’s Chapel and Ascog Fernery to visit. 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. The island has been named as one of National Geographic’s ’Top 10’ global adventure trips.
    Enjoy scenic walks close by, with the West Island Way Walk starting in the village, as well as the Kelspoke Trail which enjoys lovely sea views. There are three golf courses on the island, as well as cycle tracks, horse riding, kayaking and lots of wildlife. 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. A ferry can be taken from Rhubodach to Colintraive, a five minute journey, so you can explore Argyll’s Secret Coast and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, or head further north to Inverary and beyond.

    Second Floor: The property is all on the second floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 22" Freeview TV and sea views.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sea views.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Stairgate fitted. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Private lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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