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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Royal Cottage Ref: 29388

Stunning views

In an elevated position above Tighnabruaich and with stunning views across the Kyles of Bute, this detached, former coach house has been tastefully renovated and offers the perfect holiday base for exploring the Cowal Peninsula. Surrounded by lochs and glens with some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, there are many leisurely walks and unspoilt beaches to explore. The area offers a variety of outdoor activities and an abundance of wildlife. You can hop over on the ferry to the Mull of Kintyre, Crinan, Tarbert, Carradale and Campbeltown. Visit the Benmore Botanic Gardens, Inveraray Jail or one of the many historic sites and ruined castles. Dunoon is within easy reach and Tighnabruaich has cafes, shops and a post office. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Second living room with double sofa bed. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: Steep banks, drop, steps, terraces and stream in garden.

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£454-£1112
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Wishing Well Ref: 16621

Centrally located in the beautiful Appin area of Argyll, this holiday property offers an excellent base for touring the west coast of Scotland, convenient for Inverary, Skye, Ardnamurchan, Oban and Mull. Climb or ski in the mountains of Glencoe or Fort William’s Nevis Range. The Fort William to Oban cycle/walking track is only a few yards from the cottage. Nearby Cuil Bay on Loch Linnie has shoreline walking and also close are mountain forest trails, ideal for walking and observing wildlife. Horse riding, sea sports, fishing and other outdoor pursuits are available in the area. The perfect location offering space and freedom to relax and unwind. There are good restaurants nearby. Shop 5 miles, pub 5 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

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

Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair on request. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

WAS
NOW
£229-£706
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
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.

Ballimenach Farmhouse is a spacious but cosy coastal farmhouse perched on a hilltop overlooking the Mull of Kintyre Peninsula. The views from Ballimenach are spectacular with sea views throughout. Comfortably furnished, the 4-bedroom farmhouse provides a spacious base for family gatherings. The beach and surrounding coastal paths are a mere 165 yards. There is an enclosed garden that provides plenty of space for relaxing and for children to play in as well as a sheltered patio area. To the rear of Ballimenach is a beautiful wooded glen and stream, the surrounding fields are occupied by grazing sheep and cattle, which are farmed organically. The open fire and central heating guarantee a warm welcome, whatever the weather; and modern amenities ensure that guests are well catered for. Spacious sitting-room with open fire, leading to large conservatory with sea views. Large farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with wash basin. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Oil central heating included
  • Electricity blankets
  • Heated towel rail
  • Video/CD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Conservatory
  • Secure garden
  • NB: Dogs to be kept under control at all times

  • 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

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£390-£1368
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
The Lodge Ref: SRX

"Breathtaking views over the Sound of Seil"

In a magnificent setting by the sea, Ardmaddy Castle sits in its own bay with unrivalled views over Seil Sound and the world famous local Slate islands, designated one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. Graded ‘4 Star’ by the Scottish Tourist Board, these four cottages (SBZ, SRW, SRX and SRY) and Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) are set in secluded, peaceful locations around the estate and offer an ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the West Coast of Scotland.
The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and are a delight for gardening enthusiasts. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife with porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer, eagles and wealth of seabirds often seen. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are all available for guests to hire, and there is free fishing on Ardmaddy’s stocked hill loch. There is also a central games room with table tennis, darts and a pool table, whilst Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) and The Stables (SBZ) have their own games room. Guests can also use the castle’s tennis court.
The bustling harbour town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ is only 12 miles away and has wonderful seafood restaurants, shops and bars. From Oban there are boat trips to the Inner Hebridean Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Colonsay and Tiree. For the outdoor enthusiast, local activities include horse riding, coasteering, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, diving and golf. Fort William and Glencoe are a short drive away offering very popular climbing and skiing. Explore beautiful gardens and ruined castles in an area rich in historical legacy or take a leisurely walk or cycle along one of the many forest tracks. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, the Sealife Centre and Inveraray Jail. Or relax and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty surrounding the cottages at Ardmaddy. Shops 12 miles, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.

Originally the gate house on the private road to the castle, this comfortable property has been refurbished to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, whilst retaining much of its character. Steps to entrance and small, well-equipped, fitted kitchen with ceramic cooker. Small, cosy sitting room with dining area and open fire with back boiler. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and wash basin. Both bedrooms have built-in units. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Porch leading to an enclosed, well-kept garden with views over woodland and grazing fields.

  • Partial NSH and panel heaters included
  • Fan and convector heaters
  • Freview TV
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Drying cupboard
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Food processor
  • Double glazing
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to
    Friday

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Freezer meals and food available at cost
  • Over 3,000 acres of grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Use of hard tennis court
  • Fly fishing
  • Shared games room with darts, snooker and table tennis
  • Sailing, rowing and motor boats available for hire
  • Private water supply
  • NB: Loch close by and drops within the extensive grounds

WAS
NOW
£280-£863
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Kyles View Barn Ref: SMMR

In an elevated position with stunning views over Loch Riddon and the Kyles of Bute this detached, renovated barn is a mere 5-minute stroll from the sheltered Fearnoch Bay. Surrounded by spectacular scenery the area is renowned for an abundance of wildlife, with walking and cycling available direct from the door. The ideal holiday base for the outdoor enthusiast; activities in the area include horse riding, sailing, fishing, climbing, quad biking and golf. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Spacious kitchen with dining area, slate floor, door to patio and double futon bed (for +2). Two twin bedrooms, one with zip & link beds and slate floor. Fully tiled wet room with toilet. Spiral staircase to first floor: Large, beamed living room with full length windows, Velux windows, patio door to balcony and wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, Velux windows and wooden floor. Bathroom with toilet, Velux window and wooden floor.

  • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Combi microwave oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared use of owners’ enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£350-£1082
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Shared hot tub

This single storey holiday cottage, the end one of three, is situated amid the scenery of Scotland’s west coast with their own private beach and hot tub (shared with other guests on a rota basis). There are many sites of historical interest within easy travelling distance.Sea angling, fly fishing and water skiing (subject to availability) nearby. Bird watchers can expect to see a varity of birds from the Gold Crest to the Golden Eagle. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

NSH and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Bed linen included. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Shared hot tub (£25 for 2 hours). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£295-£714
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 attachment and toilet.

Cot. Parking (1 car).

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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Lussa Falls Ref: 26434

In a superb location adjacent to Lussa Burn and waterfall, with views of Loch Sween and beyond, this spacious detached holiday property boasts a large hillside garden. Built in traditional stone, set in the tiny hamlet of Kilmichael of Inverlussa in peaceful countryside, just a few minutes from the loch. The village of Tayvallich (8 miles), has a coffee shop, restaurant, pub and village store. Lochgilphead (10 miles) has a selection of shops. The village of Crinan (6 miles), offers a coffee shop and art gallery. Shop 10 miles, pub and restaurant 6 miles.

Living/dining room/kitchen with patio door. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Second living room with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin (both zip and link). Bathroom with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone - honesty box. Hillside garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: 12 steps in garden, river 5 yards.

WAS
NOW
£255-£838
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Dalvuie Beag Ref: 26396

Dalvuie Beag is a small, traditional detached West Highland holiday farmhouse situated in a peaceful location beneath the slopes of Ben Lora. Surrounded by fields with views of distant mountains and close to the sea, lochs and beaches, the farm has a small herd of cattle and flock of sheep with conservation of rich natural history a priority. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Sun room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms with sloping ceilings: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 twin.

Open fire in living room, mutli-fuel burner in dining room (initial fuel included). NSH and electric panel heaters included (£25per week November-April). Electricity, bed linen, towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Grassed area with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Table tennis and cycle hire (by arrangement). Pet free of charge (kept under control - working farm). No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds, 80 yards.

WAS
NOW
£301-£752
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Bayview Ref: SLLA

Situated in the pretty fishing village of Carradale, this spacious, detached house has been beautifully renovated and has lovely views across fields and golf course to Carradale Bay and Kilbrannan Sound. Bayview is a wonderful holiday base from which to explore the unspoilt surroundings of Carradale, the Kintyre Peninsula and the nearby islands of Arran, Gigha, Islay and Jura. The beautiful, rugged countryside and coastline can be explored through walking or cycling. Wildlife reserve, horse riding, sea fishing and sandy beaches available locally. Shop 100 yards, pub/hotel 125 yards.

Living room with multi-fuel stove. Dining room with feature fireplace. Kitchen with range (for cooking). Sitting room with TV. External utility. Hard wood floor throughout. First floor: Front-facing double bedroom with sea views. Front-facing twin bedroom. Twin bedroom with feature fireplace. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Multi-fuel stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two TVs
  • Two DVDs (small library)
  • CD
  • Electricity range (double oven) included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer (external utility)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lawned front garden; enclosed rear courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

WAS
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£357-£1229
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