Heron Cottage


Property Reference: SGGI
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets 3
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade4 Star rating
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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Call us on 0345 268 0760.

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Property Features

  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

Set within the charming, private estate of Kirnan House, in an AONB, these properties (SEEJ, SEEK and SGGI) offer ideal, peaceful holiday retreats. Surrounded by 605 acres of unspoilt woodland and 25 acres of garden, they are sympathetically renovated to the highest standard. Steeped in history, the estate was originally owned by the Dukes of Argyll and the gardens are recognised as the second finest on the west coast of Scotland. This is a haven for wildlife lovers, with red, sika and roe deer roaming freely, as well as pine martens, red squirrels and woodcock. Scottish wildcats are frequently seen in the glen and there are mating pairs of osprey on the River Add, with eagles regularly sighted. The woods contain the remains of an historic settlement, Kirnan Beg. Kirnan is an environmentally-friendly estate which aims to become self supporting, and can offer guests fresh eggs, vegetables, pork and lamb. Where possible, everything used on the estate is recycled. The estate is an ideal base for fishing, walking, stalking, shooting, cycling, sightseeing and horse riding. The owner’s RIB boat is available by separate arrangement and sea and loch fishing can be provided, as well as scenic tours of the coastline. Local attractions include excellent restaurants (especially seafood), museums, castles and the famous Crinan Canal. Under an hour from Oban, with day trips to the beautiful west coast islands, and closer ferries to Gigha and Jura. This is an important area historically, with the highest concentration of Neolithic monuments in Great Britain. Close to the famous Kilmartin Museum. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

Large panelled living room with open fire, double sofa bed, dining area and garden views. Snug, additional dining area. Well-equipped galley-style kitchen with original panelling. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and views of garden. Shower room. Separate toilet.

  • ‘Econ 7’ NSH included
  • Microwave
  • Use of laundry/drying room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Private parking
  • Cycle store

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared use of 25-acre garden with furniture
  • Use of 630-acre estate
  • Two lochs
  • 4 miles private salmon/trout fishing
  • Stalking, catering and housekeeping by arrangement with owner
  • Loch and sea fishing by arrangement with owner
  • Ghillie available
  • Cycle hire available
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Slopes, steps and unfenced pond in estate

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Kirnan Estate is superb. Wonderful in many respects, Ross and Diana make it very welcoming, and yet even if one was to list all the great aspects about Kirnan, somehow the experience of staying there is greater than the sum of the parts - it is a really special place. July 2012.
  2. Secluded location which suited us very well. Very dog friendly property with dog bowl and doggy mats. Cottage had lots of character. Owners left wine, biscuits, tea, coffee, milk for us. Extras like an espresso machine and retro wide slot toaster were very good. Sept 2011.
  3. Owner very accommodating yet unobtrusive. Fresh hen’s eggs as well as a welcome bottle of wine and chocolates were most appreciated. July 2011.
  4. Lovely setting. Very peaceful. The hosts were very friendly and helfull. June 2011.
  5. Beautiful location, remote but a short drive from local pub and nearest town. Beautiful surroundings, great for walking. We arrived in the evening and the fire was lit, milk and supplies were in the fridge and a bottle of wine and chocolates were on the table - a 5 star welcome! Exceeded expectations. Nov 2010.
  6. The location of the property and the cottage itself was beautiful. The photos dont do the property justice. The layout of the property was great and the rooms more spacious that we expected. It had a lovely cosy feeling and our dogs loved it. The owners were great, really friendly and helpful. The dogs and cats were great. Aug 2010.
  7. Heron Cottage was set in beautiful grounds, plenty to explore. It was cosy and clean and exceeded our expectations. The owners were courteous, friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. The wildlife within the grounds was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this cottage to couples or a small group of friends. We crammed both fun and relaxation into this holiday. June 2010.
  8. Very welcoming hosts, nothing was too much trouble - cosy cottage with all we needed in a super location. April 2010.
  9. Very peaceful location, excellent for walking & dogs. March 2010.
  10. The real fire, definitely made the stay worth while when the weather was cold and wintery. Oct 2009.
  11. If it is a peaceful, relaxing break then this is the place to go. Oct 2009.
  12. We just loved it. Oct 2009.
  13. Set in beautiful surroundings in a tranquil part of Argyll, we couldn’t have wished for better. Great centre for touring the area. First class! Oct 2009.
  14. Impressive living room, lots of space for somewhere that only sleeps two. Very friendly terrier who likes to visit! Aug 2009.
  15. Fantastic location great for exploring the wild Scottish countryside. Lots of wildlife. The accommodation was fantastic with a great log/coal fire. Very comfortable bed. The owners could not do enough to help and make your holiday very enjoyable and a holiday to remember. Cant wait to return to the Kirnan Estate for another holiday. Feb 2009.
  16. We had a wonderful time. Feb 2008.
  17. We had a marvellous time and the cottage was just lovely. Ross and Diane were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Will be visiting again! Aug 2008.
  18. The welcoming touches were excellent. This is a beautiful cottage in fantastic grounds which we were free to roam. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will be returning. Aug 2008.
  19. We had a fantastic holiday. The cottage was lovely, with lots of nice personal touches left there by the owners. We were made to feel very welcome and at home, and the owners were always on hand to help if needed. Oct 2007.
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    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
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