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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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Grade 3 Star rating
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2
Bedrooms
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Pets
1

These cottages (refs SBW, SRRL and UAA, see below for individual description) are set on the beautiful Kildalloig Estate on The Mull of Kintyre. Set against the rugged beauty of the sea and the wild landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula, they provide an idyllic sanctuary, offering modern amenities and historic coastal charm. Surrounded by natural beauty and sea views, each cottage is comfortably furnished, provides wonderful character and history and has been thoughtfully arranged to accommodate couples, honeymooners, families, golfers, hikers, birdwatchers and other visitors. There are wonderful stretches of secluded beach and coastal walks (with coves and rockpools, ideal for children), and the fascinating little island of Davaar with its lighthouse, cave painting and wild goats which can be reached on foot at low tide. There are marvellous walks along the coast and through woodland on the Estate – where seals, otters and a variety of birds can be seen – and in the hills, where golden eagles soar. The cottages provide the classic Scottish seaside holiday spot - with an abundant number of rocky and sandy beaches close by and pristine sandy beaches within 5-15 minutes’ drive. Activities locally include surfing, sea fishing, horse trekking, mountain biking and island hopping to Gigha, Islay and Arran. Kintyre is home to five golf courses - the most famous is the championship course at Macrihanish with its stunning and infamous first hole. There are a further two 18-hole golf courses - Southend and Machrihanish Dunes and two excellent 9-hole courses in Carradale and Tarbet. Campbeltown (4 miles) has supermarkets, shops, restaurants and leisure centre (with swimming pool, gym, sauna and sun beds). In its day, Campbeltown had over 30 whisky distilleries. Today only two survive – Glen Scotia and Springbank, with the latter offering tours by appointment. Further attractions in Campbeltown include the Campbeltown Cross, the quaint Art Deco cinema, the Birds of Prey centre, the Museum, the Linda McCartney memorial garden and the Mull Lighthouse. Shops and pub 3 miles.

Set right next to a secluded beach, Fisherman’s Cottage is wonderfully romantic and private. This cosy single-storey cottage enjoys a very picturesque and peaceful setting with spectacular views over the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran and the Island of Davaar. Steeped in history, this cottage was the home of a local fisherman until the 1970’s, and retains many of its original features including a wood-burning stove. With wonderful sea views and complete privacy, this is the perfect place for a romantic break, honeymoon or simply to get away from it all.
Sitting/dining room with kitchen area with wood-burning stove. Double bedroom (5ft bed) with
en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electric heaters
  • Electricity blankets
  • Heated towel rail
  • Grassy area
  • Private beach
  • NB: Property close to
    sea

  • Open fire and/or wood-burning stove – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Natural spring water supply

WAS
NOW
£323-£991
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

With stunning views over the Kyles of Bute, these detached holiday properties lie just yards from the shoreline. Bute offers lush, fertile and rolling hills, craggy, heather-covered moorlands, and sandy beaches around the coastline; it is a haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Shop and pub 2 miles.
With stunning views over the Kyles of Bute, these detached holiday properties (refs SVVT and SVVU) lie just yards from the shoreline. Bute offers lush, fertile and rolling hills, craggy, heather-covered moorlands, and sandy beaches around the coastline; it is a haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Historical sites include standing stones at Ettrick Bay, the ancient 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. Events hosted include the annual jazz festival, Highland games, agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Living room, open fire, loch views. Compact kitchen. Shower room, toilet. Double bedroom, 5ft 6in bed, loch views, en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower, toilet. Bunk bedroom (for +2 children up to 17 years). Single bedroom.

  • Full electricity rads (October-March £20per week)
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Parking (2 cars)

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • iPod dock
  • Lawned garden
  • Shared 28-acre natural woodland grounds
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • Catering and packed lunches available by arrangement
  • Fresh eggs available
  • Guided walks by arrangement
  • Additional cleaning by arrangement
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Loch frontage

WAS
NOW
£372-£1004
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1


This stunning Victorian villa, comprising two spacious holiday properties overlooking the Clyde, offers breathtaking, uninterrupted views. Upper (ref 29934) is the first floor of the villa, boasting sea views from almost every room, and Lower (ref 29935) is the ground floor of the villa with ground floor facilities and equally stunning sea views. Dalcamond House is located on the shore road of the village of Innellan on the Cowal Peninsula, which is renowned for its beauty and tranquillity. Stroll along the shore to the village centre where there is a shop/post office, pub, hotel and restaurant. Also in the village, there are horse riding stables and a golf course, one of many in the area. Close by is Dunoon, which is the home of the popular 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. Enjoy the stunning scenery while cycling into the forests and hills and walking the Cowal Way. Located only 10 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. Why not make the sumptuous Dalcamond House your base for trips over the Kyles of Bute to picturesque Tighnabruich, or to Portavadie Marina with its boats and fine dining? Travel on to Tarbert and Campbelltown and from there to the Mull of Kintyre; or to Inveraray and on to Oban and the Western Isles. Beach 10 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot on request. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden and furniture. Shared sitting-out area. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

WAS
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£365-£1200
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Ideal base for visiting the Isles

Esplanade Court is situated in a particularly superb location overlooking Oban Bay, on the lovely west coast of Scotland. The holiday apartments have qualified for the STB 4 Star rating. They are equipped and furnished to a good standard with each one having a panoramic view over the bay and out to the isles of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Oban is a lively west coast town with lots going on for the visitor. It is central for touring the west coast, or take a boat trip to the above islands and Iona which leave daily. There is a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan which is 1½ miles away. There are some very good restaurants in which to eat dinner in the evening, after maybe a days climbing, walking or enjoying some of the wonderful animal and plant life which the west highlands has to offer. Elevator to all floors.

Lift to apartment entrance: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Travel cot on request. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Wi-fi (in lobby). Visit Scotland 4 Star.

WAS
NOW
£428-£614
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Shore Cottage Ref: S4600

Boasting glorious sea views and a breathtakingly lovely setting on the shores of east Loch Tarbert, this beautifully renovated holiday cottage, originally built over 100 years ago for the quarryman, is now an idyllic and secluded holiday retreat. With a shoreside garden and great walking from the door, visitors can enjoy watching deer, seals and seabirds in their natural habitat, nearby is the village of Tarbert, a picturesque fishing and sailing port with a variety of shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and craft galleries. The Mull of Kintyre is a delight to explore, there are fabulous sandy beaches at Carradale and day trips to the famous gardens on the Isle of Gigha or to the Isle of Arran are also easily accessible. Enjoy fishing in the sea which is directly in front of the property, or laze on the sandy beach, 5 miles. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living/dining room inc. Elec underfloor CH, bed linen and towels inc. Elec by meter reading. Satellite TV (basic package). M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Private water supply. Parking. No smoking. Sunday to Sunday. NB: 3ft drop from patio to fenced garden leading to sea shore.

WAS
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£465-£950
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Lochnell Cottage Ref: SBBE

With magnificent views over Loch Etive and the Falls of Lora, this spacious detached single-storey cottage is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a quiet rural location. The cottage is a short drive from Oban, a bustling town with ferries leaving for many of the islands including Mull, Iona and Kererra. Travel north to Fort William and admire the rugged mountains. Travel south along the varied coast of southern Argyll with its many coves and beaches. Boat mooring and salmon fishing can be arranged on arrival. Sealife Centre, castles, gardens and great walking are some of the activities to enjoy. Shop 3 miles.

Large living/dining room with electric fire, laminate floor and French doors to decking areas. Large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area and fitted units. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet/cloakroom.

  • Electric coal-effect fire included
  • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs (one flatscreen)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed decking areas
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drops in grounds to the beach, sea
    20 yards

WAS
NOW
£601-£1675
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Lookout Ref: UMG

In a superb, secluded location by the sea on a 160-acre private island, this unique holiday cottage, one of three, enjoys stunning views from windows all around. Set at the northern tip of Davaar Island, it is connected to the mainland by a causeway, revealed by the sea for 6 hours at low tide. On arrival and departure, visitors will be ferried by Landrover across the causeway (leaving cars in the parking area at the main access point to the island). Once on the island, the mainland is just 20 minutes’ walk across the causeway, and Campbeltown, with good shops and restaurants, is a further 2 miles by car.In a superb, secluded location by the sea on a 160-acre private island, these three unique holiday cottages enjoy stunning views. Otter and Island Cottages are an adjoining pair of cosy lighthouse keepers’ cottages (the lighthouse is now automatic), while The Lookout is a former wartime lookout post situated 100 yards away from the lighthouse enclosure. This cottage has an extra sitting-room and sun terrace, formed from the original lookout, with superb long-distance views from windows all around. Otter and Island Cottages share a walled enclosure with the neighbouring caretaker, while The Lookout is set up on its own with outstanding views. Set at the northern tip of Davaar Island, they are connected to the mainland by a causeway, revealed by the sea for 6 hours at low tide. On arrival and departure, visitors will be ferried by Landrover across the causeway (leaving cars in the parking area at the main access point to the island). Once on the island, the mainland is just 20 minutes’ walk across the causeway, and Campbeltown, with good shops and restaurants, is a further 2 miles by car.
The island’s moorland, hills and rocky shore are home to a wealth of wildlife – dolphins, basking sharks, otters, seals and sea birds are regular visitors, and even the occasional golden eagle may be seen. There is the famous cave painting depicting the crucifixion and further caves to explore. There is glorious walking and many picnic spots. Locally there is good fishing, riding, sailing and golf. Shops 3 miles (4 miles from The Lookout. Basic emergency provisions avail from caretaker).

Cosy living/dining room with wood-burning stove and farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom (5ft bed), en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Extra sitting room and sun terrace.

  • Multi-fuel stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full convector heaters and bed linen included
  • Electricity blankets
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Access to telephone if required
  • Garden with furniture and telescope
  • Shared walled lawns
  • Shared grounds of 160 acres
  • Barbecue
  • Parking nearby
  • Sea fishing foc
  • Boat mooring foc
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • Unsuitable for children
  • NB: Drops within grounds. Property is close to the sea

WAS
NOW
£379-£894
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Waterside Lodge Ref: 23035

Enjoying a fabulous shoreline location with panoramic views over Loch Linnhe, from Mull and Lismore to the Morvern Hills, this compact balcony apartment forms a wing of the owners house and artists studio. Ferries leave here for Lismore. Oban, 18 miles, Fort William, 26 miles. Sandy Airds bay, 15 minute shoreline walk via Clach Thoull (Hole Rock), an SSSI. Boat and cycle hire locally. Seafood restaurant/pub 200 yards. Shop/PO 300 yards.

8 steps to decked balcony entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over hydrotherapy walk-in bath and toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor (loft): 1 double bedroom with Velux and sloping ceiling.

Underfloor heating (ground floor), electric heater and electricity included (£20 per short break). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. 2 ring electricity hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared garden and grounds. Large decked balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). Friday to Friday. No children under 2 years. NB: Drops in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£185-£529
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Artillgan Cottage Ref: 27620

Set in a spectacular location on the shores of Loch Fyne, this detached holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Kintyre Peninsula and the famous Crinan Canal. Ferries leave from Tarbert for crossings to the Mull of Kintyre, Arran, Gigha or Islay. Oban, the Gateway to the Isles is a scenic one hour drive. Inveraray Castle, historic Kilmartin Glen and Campbeltown are all within a short drive. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned 1-acre garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Pool table in garage. Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Drops and 5 steps in garden. Access to shore, 20 yards.

WAS
NOW
£289-£728
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

A handsome and lively Victorian town, Oban is the gateway to the Highlands, and its rugged landscape of wild heather moors and mountains tumble into the sea. Beautifully situated on Oban’s esplanade, these three upper floor apartments (refs UPY, UPZ & UQA) enjoy superb views over the bay and their name-sake islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Each has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail including the added luxury of the 550 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. They provide spacious, airy and comfortable accommodation, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment Highland style! From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Visit the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull. There is a Sea Life Centre close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour and a must see is McCaig’s Folly.
For a day out, Glasgow has many attractions including the Gallery of Modern Art, the People’s Palace and the Transport Museum. More unusual places to visit include the Piping Centre (a national centre for the promotion of the bagpipe), the aromatic and peaceful Garden of St Nicholas and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep. Riding, cycle hire and golf are available and skiing from Fort William in winter. An ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shops 100 yards.

Shared entrance, elevator and staircase to fourth floor: Large living room. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, central heating (electricity rads), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin-operated)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • No garden
  • Parking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Seafront 50 yards

WAS
NOW
£436-£1060
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Glenview Ref: W41355

Open fire

Ideal base to explore area

Situated in Appin, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this delightful single storey holiday villa stands within its own large lawned garden, and boasts spacious accommodation throughout. Set almost midway between Oban and Fort William it is an ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the surrounding area. Walking and cycling are popular activities, with horse riding, boat and cycle hire available locally. Golf courses can be found in Oban, Ballachulish and Fort William. Glen Coe and Fort William offer mountain climbing and walking and skiing in season. Oban (19 miles), offers boat trips to the Islands, including Mull and Iona. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio door/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathrooom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: There are 3 steps up to the house from the garden.

WAS
NOW
£342-£927
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Lochside Ref: W41470

Excellent Loch views

Set on the shores of Loch Long, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this single storey waterfront cottage is ideal for a relaxing holiday with views over Loch Long and the forested mountain to the rear. A great location for touring Argyll and Cowal and is wonderful for nature lovers, photographers and artists. Walking, fishing, cycling, golf, quad-biking and watersports nearby. The area abounds with wildlife and visitors can stroll through the woodland gardens at nearby Benmore Botanic Gardens. Excellent pubs and restaurants within a 5-mile radius. Further afield are Inverary, Oban and Loch Lomond. Shop 5 miles, pub/restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Laminate and tiled floors throughout.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV/DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a loch 50 metres from the property.

WAS
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£220-£682
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