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Find cottages in 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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  • 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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  • Morven

    Kilmun, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27902

    Amazing views directly over Holy Loch, this lower level of a typical Scottish villa is just 5 miles from Dunoon, and provides an excellent holiday base to tour the Argyll and Bute region of Scotland. In an elevated position on the Loch side with a private garden, a stroll along the rocky shore at low tide is an adventure and the area abounds with walks and cycle rides. The arboretum at Benmore Botanic Garden is an opportunity to admire the variety of species. Accessible by land and sea, mountains and lochs provide climbing and tranquil boat trips. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 200 yards.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Rayburn electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available (at cost). Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 3 steps to garden.

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  • Ri Cruin - The Bullock Shed

    Kilmartin, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31241

    Situated right in the heart of Kilmartin Glen, steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful scenery, these delightful holiday properties, situated within the owners’ grounds, are ideally situated for touring Argyll. Kilmartin village is rich in archaeological and historical remains of Neolithic and early Bronze Age monuments. Visit standing stones, burial cairns, castles and famous gardens. Explore the Mull of Kintyre and Islay or catch the passenger ferry from Tayvallich to the island of Jura (summer only) and sail from Oban to Mull and Iona. Cycling, fishing, sailing and golf are close by or enjoy leisurely walks along the banks of the Crinan Canal. The small town of Lochgilphead is 8 miles south and the bustling town of Oban is 30 miles north. The Stable (31240) is semi-detached and The Bullock Shed (31241) is detached, and both properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 1/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Some rooms with beams.

    31’’ freesat TV. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Electric central heating and electricity included (initial £20 included, remainder by meter reading November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Kilbrannan Cottage

    Skipness

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 24511

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

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

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

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  • Oaktree

    Bridge of Awe, Taynuilt

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 24092

    Ideal touring base

    Resting 30 yards above the River Awe with unspoilt views of the surrounding mountain scenery, this well maintained property is only 14 miles from Oban and 2 miles from Taynuilt and is conveniently located for touring. Fishing, sailing, horse riding, walking and cycling are some of the variety of activities available. There is an abundance of wildlife including golden eagles and buzzards, which are often seen, or you can spend a day on the seas dolphin spotting.
    Take the ferry from Oban to the magical Isle of Mull where you can visit Iona with its famous benedictine abbey or stroll round the wonderful gardens at Torosay Castle. Cruachan Hollow Mountain lies deep within Ben Cruachan and is one of the country’s most amazing engineering achievements, an underground world on a spectacular scale. Bonawe Iron Furnace at Taynuilt is the most complete charcoal fired ironworks in Britain, or take a step back in time and visit Inveraray Jail, a living museum. Fort William, Glencoe and Lochgilphead are also easily reached. Shop and pub 500 yards.

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

    Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Small lawned sitting-out area with veranda and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river within 75 yards and drops within the grounds.

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  • Stonycroft

    Lochgoilhead, nr. Cairndow

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: 28685

    Situated in the heart of the village only a few minutes’ walk from the shores of Loch Goil, this detached bungalow provides very comfortable holiday accommodation. An ideal location to explore this scenic area, which is part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, with Inveraray, Loch Lomond and the Cowal Peninsula within easy reach. The village is approached via Hells Glen and the famous ’Rest and be Thankful’ valley. Bicycle and boat hire available locally, as well as a 9-hole golf course and pony trekking. There are many lovely walks from the door. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. High chair on request. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Steps to entrance from back garden (alternative access via level path at front).

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  • Lurach

    Port Appin

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 30506


    Ideally located with direct access to the shores of Loch Lihnne, this spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage, adjoining the owners’ home, has magnificent views across the sea to the Island of Lismore and the Morven Hills. On the edge of the pretty fishing village of Port Appin, and half way between Fort William and Oban the cottage is a superb base for exploring the west coast of Scotland. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery this is a popular area with walkers and cyclists. There are regular passenger ferries from the village to the Island of Lismore, Castle Stalker is nearby and the cycle track from Glencoe to Oban can be reached by crossing the Jubilee Footbridge. Oban, a small bustling fishing town with an array of shops, bars and restaurants is only a ½-hour drive. From here, take a short ferry trip to Mull, Staffa or Iona, all with an abundance of wildlife. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, Oban Distillery, Inveraray Jail, or the Sea Life Centre. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessible and offer walking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing. Take the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William across the Glenfinnan Viaduct as depicted in the Harry Potter film, or ride the gondola up Anoch Mor Mountain. Other outdoor activities in the area include horse riding, diving, sailing, canoeing, golf, mountain biking and fishing. There are also a variety of castles, gardens, and sites of historical interest to visit. Port Appin has a small village shop, post office and two small hotels with restaurants. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Ground source heat pump underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled and decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Dunbheag Cottage

    Strone, Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UMF

    Enjoying wonderful views across a large garden down to Holy Loch, guests are invited to go down to the beach and use the decking which is partly covered and gives the opportunity to sit next to the water. This detached, single-storey property with its own garden stands in the village of Strone within the Argyll Forest Park, which is part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Set within its own grounds, it is beautifully furnished and makes a lovely relaxing holiday base. There is a 9-hole golf course in the village and fishing on the loch nearby. Dunoon (10 miles) is a popular holiday resort with many amenities, good sea fishing and ferries to Greenock, from where it is just a short drive to Glasgow. The area boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery, with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest-covered slopes. Sandy beach 5 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 10 minutes’ walk.

    Level rear entrance. Spacious living/dining room. Modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-Fi
    • Garden with patio
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Some steps in garden

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  • Apartment Sea View

    Kirn, by Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523112
    Apartment Sea View  is a beautifully co ordinated second floor self catering flat, with a commanding view over the Firth of Clyde. Situated in the village of Kirn, just North of Dunoon, this flat offers an ideal base to explore the Cowal Peninsula. The open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area neatly provide everything you require. The two bedrooms are wonderfully bright due to the three aspect bay windows; both rooms have wall mounted TV/DVD’s. The single room has a stunning sea view and there is a pull out guest bed for an additional child. The bathroom is fresh and modern, it even has a small wall mounted TV which you can watch while relaxing in the bath! Entrance to the flat is via a shared stone external staircase leading onto a carpeted private staircase up to the second floor. The flat has a wonderful outlook, meaning you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view and catch glimpses of the wildlife outside from swans to grey seals or even dolphins. Watch the ferries and yachts passing by in ever changing sea conditions. You can travel here by car, over the "Rest & Be Thankful" or take ferry crossings from Gourock. Alternatively, if you have no car you can still easily access Dunoon via train from Glasgow to Gourock and be picked up from either of Dunoon’s ferries.

    Second Floor: Property is all on the second floor level is heated by gas and comprises:
    Open plan living space
    Lounge Area: With large wall mounted TV/DVD, leather sofa and chair
    Dining Area: With glass table and leather chairs; sea view
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave and larder fridge
    Hall Cupboard: With washing machine, tumble dryer and slim line freezer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed (access from one side only), TV/DVD
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull out guest bed (for + 1), TV/DVD; sea view
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and TV

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Retractable hanging line on top landing space. Wi-fi available.Pick up from either ferry available by arrangement. External stone staircase comprises of 17 old stone steps. Internal carpeted staircase with 16 quite steep steps with a turn at the top - take care! On street parking.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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