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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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  • Kerrera View

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25673

    In an enviable location in the heart of Oban, this modern second floor holiday apartment enjoys wonderful views across the bay and out to the islands beyond. From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, including Mull, Staffa and Iona where porpoise, dolphins, whales and basking sharks are often spotted. Local activities include walking, mountain biking, kayaking and skiing. There are plenty of castles, gardens and historic sites to explore or literally on your doorstep there are a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Oban also has a cinema and leisure centre. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on second floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Beechwood Cottage

    Arrochar

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523104
    Beechwood Cottage is a detached holiday property situated in the village of Arrochar at the head of Loch Long within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Inside this self catering cottage there are two spacious bedrooms and a lounge with a wonderful wood burning stove, as well as two sun rooms: one to the rear of the cottage, ideal for dining and the second at the front with comfortable seating for relaxing or reading. The cottage has a large grassy garden which backs onto the hills behind and the cottage is only a short stroll away from all the villages’ essential local amenities - a few small shops, a number of hotels, pubs and eateries. In 2009 Arrochar was Calor Gas Village of the Year.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, TV/DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
    Sun Room/Dining Area: With comfortable sofa and dining table and chairs
    Sunroom: At the front of the cottage with comfortable seating
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and built in wardrobes
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath with mixer tap and spray head attachment, WC and wash basin

    All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of coal provided. Fire guard available.Large, spacious open garden with outdoor furniture. Off road parking for 3 cars.

  • Mrs Rowan’s Cottage

    Ford, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W8294

    Set in a small highland estate

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Glenclova

    Hunter’s Quay near Dunoon

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ardbrecknish House - The Stables

    South Lochaweside

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 15455

    Magnificent setting in mature woodland by Loch Awe

    Ideal area for fishing, walking and cycling

    Children’s play area, pool table and darts

    Traditional bar - ideal for family functions

    Motor boats, rowing boats and canoes for hire, 300 yards, launch facility

    Late 16th century Ardbrecknish House is in a magnificent Highland setting with wonderful views of mountains and glens. These attractive holiday properties are set amid 20 acres of mature woodland close to beautiful Loch Awe - 26 miles long and Britain’s longest freshwater loch. A whole host of indoor and outdoor amenities are available on site, and although the setting is quiet and peaceful, it is within easy reach of restaurants, shops, golf courses, and the small village of Kilmartin Glen and museum, the richest area in Europe for prehistoric remains, making these properties an ideal holiday location and a perfect touring base. A visitors’ reception/library area provides a wealth of information on the local history, archaeology, wildlife, gardens, forest and hillside walks, as well as the year-round activities available around Argyll and the West Highlands.
    The Ardbrecknish Room has a welcoming open fire, small dance floor, pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. The adjoining cosy traditional bar with its woodburner provides a perfect way to end the day; perhaps sampling one or two of the many malt whiskies.
    At the shore, just 10 minutes’ walk, motor boats, rowing boats and canoes can be hired to explore the enchanting islands and ruined castles of the loch, or maybe fishing the loch for salmon, char, monster pike and brown trout. A British record brown trout of 31lbs 10oz was caught in March 2002. Tuition and/or a fishing guide is available by arrangement.
    The surrounding area offers a wealth of interest and fantastic scenery. Opposite Ardbrecknish is majestic Ben Cruachan, and further north are the impressive Glen Coe and Ben Nevis ranges, a mecca for hill walkers all year round. Both regions have ski centres and within an hour’s drive is the busy town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, from where modern ferries take you to Mull and Iona, the cradle of Christianity, Staffa, the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture, and to other Hebridean gems. Oban has a sea life centre and an excellent golf course. The elegant town of Inveraray on Loch Fyne only 12 miles away, to the south is the Crinan Canal with its stepped locks, you can walk or drive a delightful route along its 9-mile length. Family-friendly bar and restaurant on site.

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

    All properties: NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry. Shared garden grounds. Children’s play area. Picnic/barbecue areas. Ample parking. Access to pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. No smoking. NB: Loch 300 yards from properties.

  • Woodsman’s Cottage

    Loch Eck near Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523164
    Woodsman’s Cottage is a delightful, semi-detached holiday cottage, perfect for friends or family who want to spend time together in this beautiful location. With Loch Eck literally just across the road, and with a private mooring, perfect for small boats and canoeing, and daily fishing permits on the loch (at cost) it’s great for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. Red squirrels and woodpeckers are often seen in the garden. From the front of the house there are spectacular views of the loch and of Beinn Mhor. You can walk from the back garden through the gate (a bit of an adventure!) and along the ridge to Puck’s Glen, a beautiful woodland walk with a charming waterfall, or use the car park nearby. Benmore Botanic Gardens are a short drive away, and another lovely outing could be a visit to Inverary with its famous castle and jail, possibly stopping at Loch Fyne on the way. Oban, Ben Nevis, Glencoe and Fort William are all excellent day trips, or you might like to try a spot of quad biking, about six miles away. The village of Strone is close by and has a 9 hole golf course. Nearby Dunoon is a pretty town with many shops, restaurants, a swimming pool and a cinema, and is known as the ‘gateway to the highlands and islands’. There is good sea fishing. The property is also well situated for those wishing to visit the World’s biggest Highland Games event in Cowal. This annual event is one not to be missed with Highland dancing, pipe bands and plenty of entertainment for all the family.

    After exploring the area you can relax in the garden with a glass of wine and admire the view or curl up with a book in front of the wood burning stove. This is a cottage for all seasons. There are stunning local walks and cycle rides in the vicinity, or you could take a trip to the Isle of Bute or the Kyles of Bute. Blairmore and Strone Golf Club (open to all) is about eight miles from the cottage and affords spectacular views across Holy Loch.

    Ground Floor: The property has seven steps to the entrance, electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and loch views.
    Dining room: With French door to the garden and woodland views.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and woodland views.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and loch views.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for woodburner provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

  • Oban Bay View

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523132
    Oban Bay View is located in the heart of the West Coast town of Oban, only a minutes’ walk from the sea, promenade and shops. This third floor apartment commands a stunning view of Oban Bay, looking over to the islands of Kerrera and Mull beyond.  There is a secure ground floor entrance and stairs leading to this top floor apartment.  Inside there is a west facing lounge which boasts a fabulous sea view, from here you can relax and enjoy the setting sun, or perhaps watch a diverse array of yachts/boats/ferries, or even a seaplane, coming and going in the bay.  There is a neat well equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.  There is also a dedicated parking space available with this apartment, therefore taking away the worry of trying to find some where to park in the town.  The property is close to all amenities and within walking distance from the ferry, train and bus services making it an ideal location to be access by public transport. 

    Third Floor: The accommodation is all on third floor level has electric storage heaters and electric immersion heater for hot water and comprises:
    Lounge / diner:  with TV, DVD, dining area and stunning view over Oban Bay
    Kitchen:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge / freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed
    Bedroom 2:  with bunk beds
    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. Bed linen and towels provided.  Wi-Fi available locally (BT openzone).Off road parking for 1 car.

  • Ardlamont Estate - Chauffeurs

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30408

    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.

    10 external steps to entrance: All on first floor: Living room. Kitchen. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric cooker. Sitting-out area. 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.

  • Beachfront Lodge

    Muasdale, nr. Tarbert

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41784

    Located on the beach

    10 yards to sea

    This detached, single storey holiday lodge situated along Kintyre’s stunning west coast boasts unrivalled views across to Gigha, the Paps of Jura in the distance and magnificent sunsets, and is a tranquil retreat from which to explore the surrounding area. Surrounded by an abundance of natural wildlife, the clean environment and clear waters are home to all sorts of interesting wildlife. Walkers will not be disappointed at the amount of walks available in Carradale, Tarbert, Skipness and the Mull of Kintyre. There is also plenty of coastline and walks to explore within minutes of the property including a superb section of soft sandy beach accessed from the lodge. Shop 1.5 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: 10 yards from the sea.

  • Dunultach Cottage

    Clachan near Tarbert

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523165
    With stunning views over the loch and the Paps of Jura this beautifully presented cottage provides a tranquil retreat from which to explore Kintyre and the islands. It is located within easy reach of Tarbert, the gateway to Kintyre, which offers local shops, pubs and restaurants. Local events include the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Yacht Race, Tarbert Music Festival and Tarbert fair. The Kintyre Peninsula is renowned for its rugged beauty and beautiful beaches with The Kintyre Way, a series of walks criss-crossing the peninsula, stretching from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Machrahanish in the south.

    It is an ideal location for exploring the local area including the the village of Skipness with its castle and seafood cabin, the village of Carradale, Campbeltown and Machrihanish with its world-famous golf course and the Mull of Kintyre. Ferries to the islands of Islay, Gigha, Jura and Arran are easily accessed as is the ferry to Ireland from Campbeltown. The ferry to Portavadie, with its stylish marina is only 11 miles away and gives access to the Cowal Peninsula and Dunoon. Wildlife is abundant with red squirrel, sika and roe deer, feral goats and a large variety of birdlife, including red grouse, hen harriers, buzzards and eagles. Machrihanish is also home to the Seabird and Wildlife Observatory. Seals and otters are seen regularly, and whale watching tours are available from Campbeltown in the summer months.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, loch views and French doors to the garden.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and loch views.
    Bedroom 1: With wooden floor and king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With wooden floor and twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower, bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Stream in garden, 20 yards.

  • 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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