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The picturesque coastal town of Lochgilphead, located in the heart of Argyll and Bute, occupies a lovely loch-side location and provides an excellent base for exploring this beautiful corner of the region.

Sitting on the shores of Loch Gilp, which itself sits at the head of the magnificent Loch Fyne, Lochgilphead is a town of great character. First built in the 18th century, Lochgilphead town centre has a fine array of shops, many of which are located within whitewashed stone buildings that typify the town. History lovers will find plenty to occupy themselves within the town and the surrounding area, including Carnassarie Castle. This impressive monument is just a short, 15 minute drive away and boasts some excellent views. Meanwhile, the Kilmartin Museum offers fascinating insights into the ancient history of this area of Scotland.

Approximately 25 miles from Lochgilphead lies one of the most must-see attractions in western Scotland; Inveraray Castle. The ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, this magnificent building on the shores of Loch Fyne is full of historic treasures and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. A secluded woodland walk is also nearby and visitors will find tearooms and an excellent gift shop, making Inveraray Castle a great day out for all the family.

If you would like to experience the friendly welcome and rich history of this delightful Scottish town, search for holiday cottages in Lochgilphead today.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Harbour House Ref: UEJ

With magnificent views across the Sound of Jura, Scarba and Mull, this listed building, dating from 1815, stands at the water’s edge in a sheltered peaceful bay known as Crinan Harbour. Attached to the owner’s home, it retains many original features, to provide very comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation on three floors. Perfect for family holidays, the house boasts an established garden with a sitting-out area overlooking the bay.
Fascinating walks from the house allow visitors the opportunity to explore this area of great natural beauty and to observe the abundant local wildlife, including small red deer, owls, otters and seals. Harbour House is also ideally situated for all forms of boating, sailing, canoeing and diving, and there is a small slipway in front of the house for those wishing to bring their own boats. The famous Crinan Canal flows into the sea just around the corner, and offers quayside coffee shop and bar. There are several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel.
From Crinan, a walk or cycle ride along the canal towpath leads to Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig (7 miles), and Lochgilphead (7 miles) where there is a variety of shops, restaurants, a sports centre, swimming pool, and 9-hole golf course. Kilmory Woodland Park boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide and lochside views, and Castle Riding Centre runs highly enjoyable riding courses as well as renting out bicycles and golf equipment.
There are many places of interest to visit, including the prehistoric linear cemetery at Kilmartin Glen. Island trips to Mull, Iona and Staffa can be made from Oban (30 miles). Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Sea fishing can be arranged and there is fly fishing within 3 miles. Boat trips and riding are also available locally. Shop 7 miles.

Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen/breakfast room. First floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Digital TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars only), additional parking 75 yards foc
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drop in terraced garden

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£517-£1575
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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

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£432-£1260
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Situated in the village of Minard on the shores of Loch Fyne, this semi-detached holiday cottage enjoys picturesque views across the loch. Lovingly refurbished, it makes the ideal location to explore the mountains and lochs of Argyll and Bute. Oban (40 miles) is the gateway to the Isles of Mull, Iona, Tiree, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay. The Glen of Kilmartin beyond Lochgilphead (12 miles) offers an insight in to the ancient history of Scotland, whilst the Knapdale Forest offers walking. Shop 500 yards, pubs 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin (2ft 6in for children) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single, Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer on request. Freezer. Enclosed private garden with patio and furniture. Large shared, lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£264-£680
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Moy Ref: UXU

Situated within a wooded glade on the owner’s farm overlooking Loch Sween, this comfortable holiday cottage offers opportunities to watch deer from the windows or explore the seashore where seals and otters may be spotted playing. The surrounding area offers good walking, cycling, fishing and lovely sandy beaches, while Lochgilphead (16 miles) has shops, restaurants, an indoor swimming-pool and golf. It is a short walk to historic Castle Sween. View the beavers in Knapdale Forest or the award-winning archeology museum in Kilmartin. Enjoy a seafood meal in picturesque Tayvallich or Crinan and wonderful sunsets at the cottage. Shops 16 miles.

Living/dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire, French door to patio and well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; one double with 5ft bed and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity ‘log-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Patio with furniture
  • Grounds of natural woodland
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced stream in grounds

Note: Cruinn ref URW and Moy ref UXU both sleep 4 people and can be booked together to sleep 8

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£250-£758
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Cruinn Ref: URW

Enjoying lovely views and sunsets over Loch Sween and Jura, this comfortable holiday cottage stands beside natural woodland on the owner’s working farm. This secluded peninsula is abundant with birds, flowers and wildlife, with seals, otters, deer and badgers. There are several sandy beaches and opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and boating. Ancient Castle Sween, Kilmartin Glen and the ruined chapels at Kilmory and Keills add archaeological interest. There are opportunities to view the beavers in Knapdale Forest or visit Taynuish Nature Reserve. Lochgilphead (16 miles) offers a golf course and an indoor swimming-pool, while a seafood meal can be enjoyed at picturesque Tayvallich or Crinan. Shops 16 miles.

Living/dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire, French door to patio and well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen area. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; one double with 5ft bed and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity ‘log-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Grounds of natural woodland
  • Parking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced stream in grounds

Note: Cruinn ref URW and Moy ref UXU both sleep 4 people and can be booked together to sleep 8

WAS
NOW
£254-£745
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.

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£295-£714
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
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£255-£838
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Coach House Ref: 30168


Set on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Ardrishaig on the shores of Loch Fyne, this semi-detached holiday cottage adjoins the owners’ elegant Victorian mansion and boasts wonderful views of the loch from the well-maintained gardens. It is in a superb location for exploring the Kintyre Peninsula with the Crinan Canal, Lochgilphead and the bustling harbour village of Tarbert close by. Take a day trip to the Mull of Kintyre or the islands of Arran, Gigha and Islay. Visit the 19th-century living jail at Inveraray or the magnificent castle, ancestral home to the Duke of Argyll. Kilmartin and the surrounding area have over 350 historic sites and are known as one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. Some of the finest hill walking, fishing, mountain biking, golf, castles and gardens can be found nearby. Oban is about an hour’s drive north and Campbeltown is about an hour’s drive south. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 4 steps to 1 double wiith additional single, 1 further double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Large, shared, landscaped garden and woodland grounds with sitting-out area. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream, drop and 9 steps in garden and grounds. No animals allowed, including guide dogs due to allergies.

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£249-£711
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