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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 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

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. Wi-fi. Shared 460-acre natural grounds. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Unfenced access to beach 500 yards.

WAS
NOW
£242-£578
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Point Park Ref: SPPW

This beautifully renovated, detached, single-storey holiday cottage enjoys an idyllic location on the shores of Loch Etive. Extremely well furnished and equipped it has direct access onto the beach and boasts stunning views across the loch to the mountains beyond. The bustling Victorian town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ is just 12 miles away and offers shops, bars, seafood restaurants, a cinema and leisure centre. Whisky lovers can visit the Oban Distillery, and for children, a trip to the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary to see the baby seals is a lovely day out. Regular boat trips leave the busy harbour bound for the Inner Hebridean Islands, including Mull, Iona and the Treshnish Isles with their comical puffins. Enjoy leisurely forest walks, horseriding, fishing, sailing, diving and golf, or for the more adventurous, Glen Nevis, one of the Highland’s most famous glens and the location of scenes from Harry Potter and Braveheart, is only a short drive and offers stunning scenery and bracing walks. Explore famous castles, historical sites and mature gardens. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain or the Inveraray Jail. The abundant wildlife includes porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer and a wealth of seabirds. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessible by car and offer popular climbing, skiing and mountain biking. All in all this is an ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Living room with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

  • Open fires - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Large ½-acre lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Possible salmon fishing by arrangement with owner
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Sunday to Sunday
  • NB: Situated by
    a loch

WAS
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£437-£1594
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Rockcliffe Ref: S4231

Enjoying stunning views over Tarbert’s harbour and Loch Fyne, this spacious and comfortably furnished house is within walking distance of the quayside shops, inns and restaurants. A bustling fishing village, Tarbert also offers boat trips to Jura, Gigha, Islay and Arran, whilst opportunities for sea fishing and riding in the lovely surrounding countryside are available locally. There is golf, too, with the 18 hole championship links course at Machrihanish just a short drive away, and four other courses close by.The glorious landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula holds a rich variety of attractions, with excellent hill walking and beautiful forest scenery. At Lochgilphead, 15 miles, Kilmory Castle displays its world famous rhododendrons in its lovely gardens. A little further on, Dunadd hill fort and Kilmartin Glen’s wealth of standing stones are steeped in history. Shops and pubs within walking distance.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Dining room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH, elec and bed linen inc. Cot. H/chair. Video. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Payphone. Garden. Garage. NB: Steep steps and path in garden.

WAS
NOW
£601-£1318
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

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.

Large hallway. Large comfortable living and dining room with open fire. Spacious kitchen with gas aga (for cooking), open fire, dining area, tiled floor. Utility, tiled floor. Games room. Twin bedroom. Shower room with large power shower (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor (stairlift from utility to en-suite bedroom). Two double bedrooms, each with seating area; one with 5ft bed, one with 5ft 6in bed, en-suite bathroom, roll-top bath, double basins, bidet, toilet. Bathroom, shower attachment, bidet, toilet. Annexe: Double bedroom with 5ft 6in bed (for +2). Twin bedroom (for +2). Bathroom, shower attachment, toilet.

  • Full LPG central heating April-September £25per week, October-March £50 per week
  • Three TVs (two Freeview)
  • Two DVDs
  • PS3
  • Gas Aga included
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone-incoming calls only
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with pool table, table tennis, darts
  • Garden furniture

  • 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
£805-£1985
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Seaview Ref: 29306

Set on the banks of the Clyde Estuary, this mid-terrace holiday cottage enjoys spectacular views of Arran and the Kintyre Peninsula. With the front garden wall making up part of the sea wall, it is ideal for kayaking, windsurfing or fishing enthusiats. Wildlife is abundant, with seals and porpoises often seen close to the shore. Watch the boats passing by, including the Waverley Paddle Steamer, Royal Navy ships and an array of sailing yachts. There are plenty of tracks for cycling and walking, or visit award-winning gardens, historic sites and ruined castles. Innellan and Dunoon offer a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Sun room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Car park, 20 yards (foc). Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Direct access to sea.

WAS
NOW
£219-£666
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Langa Cottage Ref: S4610

In a rural location just 3.5 miles from Campbeltown, this cosy cottage is ideally located for enjoying the unspoilt countryside and glorious beaches of the Kintyre peninsula. Thanks to the warming Gulf Stream, palm trees grow easily here and, just 1 mile away, Westport’s fine sandy beach is popular with windsurfers. Set on the owners’ working farm, Langa Cottage also lies within a short drive of world class golf at Machrihanish on the shores of the Atlantic, and walking on the Kintyre Way from Tarbert to Southend is close by. Visitors can enjoy a tour and a ‘wee dram’ at the whisky distillery at Springbank, and the Linda McCartney Memorial Garden is nearby. Trips to the islands of Gigha, Islay and Jura are easily accessible and the airport (4 miles) has twice daily flights to Glasgow. Shops and pubs 3.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

NSH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. F/freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared garden. Private water supply. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unprotected drop in farm courtyard.

WAS
NOW
£227-£477
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3
Craigivar Ref: 30582

Situated in an elevated position, at the southern most point of the idyllic Rosneath Peninsula where the rugged Argyll mountains meet the sea, this spacious, detached Victorian holiday villa has panoramic loch views from several rooms. This quiet area is popular with walkers and climbers, and trig points can be found closeby. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park are close by and offer water sports, cruises, gardens, golf courses and an aquarium. A popular area for fishing with the sea nearby and course fishing available on Loch Lomond. Ayrshire and Burns country lie to the south, and the Western Highlands to the north. Excellent public transport links and city shopping in under an hour. Beach 300 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 2 twin, one with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fires in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two cots. Two high chairs. Two Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. Electric range. Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Small book library. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks in garden

WAS
NOW
£651-£1575
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Anchor Cottage Ref: SKKC

With breathtaking views across the sheltered bay at Loch Crinan, Anchor Cottage provides wonderful bright, spacious holiday accommodation. Based at the head of the Crinan Canal visitors can wander around a network of path, lock gates, towpaths and shoreline, simply enjoying the natural beauty of this location from the quayside tea room and bar. For those wishing to get out and about this is an excellent holiday base to explore Argyll and the Western Isles and Lochgilphead is the nearest town with an array of fantastic shops and restaurants which can be reached along the canal towpath by foot or bike. Oban, 30 miles, offers boat trips to many of the isles including Mull, Tiree and Colonsay where wildlife can be seen in abundance. Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Close by are Kilmory Woodland Park which boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide, lochside views and castle and Kilmartin Glen famous for its rich historical legacy, where visits can be made to the ancient cemetery or Carnasserie and Kilmartin Castles. Crinan is also well situated for fishing, cycling, horse riding, golfing and many other activities. There are also several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel. Shop 6 miles, pub 1 mile.

Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range cooker. Utility. Conservatory. Double bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, sofa bed and French doors to Juliet balcony. Double bedroom (zip & link) with French door to Juliet balcony. Twin bedroom with additional set of bunk beds (for +2). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and full oil central heating included (Winter £30 per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Digital TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Electricity range with 5-ring hob included
  • Combi microwave/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Small enclosed courtyard, patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Public car park 50 yards
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Significant drops within boundaries of property

WAS
NOW
£432-£1260
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
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Fernbank Ref: W40516

Superb loch and hill views

Ideally situated halfway between Oban and Fort William ’Fernbank’ occupies an elevated site enjoying spectacular views across Loch Linnhe to the peaks and mountains of Ardgour and beyond. Furnished and decorated to a good standard, this split level detached villa has everything you will require for an extremely restful and relaxing holiday amidst wonderful mountain and loch scenery. Whether you are looking for a ’get away from it all’ break or a more active holiday Fernbank will not disappoint. Outdoor activities abound in this, ’the outdoor capital of the UK’. WIthin easy reach you can enjoy walking, climbing, cycling, golf, skiing, fishing, horse riding and a host of other activities. For those less energetic days you can plan trips to Oban or Fort William, take a ferry to islands such as Mull (’Balamory’) and Iona or enjoy a trip through spectacular scenery on the West Highland steam railway to Mallaig. Shop 5 miles, pub 100 yards, restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating and electricity included (£25per week November-March). Bed linen included. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Blonay Ref: 27440

Set in a very peaceful location, this detached holiday house stands just 380 yards from Toward Point Lighthouse, is 110 yards from the beach, and is just 6 miles from the historic town of Dunoon with its shops, pubs and restaurants. Blonay offers lovely interiors which are beautifully presented and tastefully furnished and there is a large lawned garden and decked area for guests to enjoy. Situated south of Dunoon, on the coastal path, the house is well located for touring and day trips to explore the beautiful surrounding areas. This fascinating area boasts spectacular scenery, historic locations, unique attractions and exciting activities for all the family to enjoy. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. Quadbiking, fishing, kayaking and dolphin watching are all recommended. Benmore Botanical Gardens is one of Cowal’s major attractions, with 150 acres including the spectacular avenue of redwoods. There are cycle routes on the many quiet country roads or forest trails. Golfers can enjoy a round at Cowal Golf Club, designed by James Baird the legendary Scottish golfer who also created the Kings Course at Gleneagles. Loch Lomond National Park, with its magnificent scenery, peaks and waterfalls, is 1½ hours away, while the Commonwealth city of Glasgow is under an hour away by ferry. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed lawned garden with decked area and furniture. Ample parking. Canoe and cycle store on request. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

WAS
NOW
£1020-£1056
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Seileachan Ref: 19172

A well presented chalet bungalow, situated in lovely gardens sitting area and a stream, in an AONB. Beautiful view out to the west over Luing and Jura. Great for enjoying magnificent sunsets. Visit the town of Oban, take trips by ferry to Mull and Iona, evening cruise to Colonsay with dinner, or visit Arduaine Gardens (NT) close by or just relax and enjoy the splendid holiday location on the terrace. Shop 4 miles, pub 200 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children). Shower room with toilet.

Electric heaters and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in garden.

WAS
NOW
£242-£578
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