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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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"Stunning cottages in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park..."

Situated in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park, these stunning holiday properties have been lovingly restored and furnished to provide wonderful retreats. Auchendennan Farm Cottage (SLLX) is a single-storey holiday cottage; within the house there is a large family sauna which can be used as an ideal way to unwind. Outside on the sun decking, there is a sunken hot tub which is large enough for all the family and powerful enough to give tired muscles a proper massage. Rose Cottage (SRRG) is a single-storey conversion adjoining the owner’s farmhouse. Combining modern and traditional furnishings, the property boasts a superb hot tub and external sun decked area for relaxing and unwinding. Burnbeag (SVVE) is a stunning, detached cottage to the rear of the steadings and has a stream running through its private enclosed garden, which has a decked area, pond/fountain feature and hot tub. Courtyard Studio (SVVD) is a single-storey barn conversion set in the courtyard, behind the main house. Chestnut Cottage (SXXO), Willow Cottage (SXXP), Primrose Cottage (SXXQ) and Ivy Cottage (SXXR) are all pretty single-storey, semi-detached holiday cottages, with open-plan living areas and a cosy, wood-burning stove.
In summer, Loch Lomond’s ancient oak woods ring with birdsong. Look out for redstarts, pied flycatchers and wood warblers. Ospreys are summer visitors to the loch and nearby Lake of Menteith. In the high country of Breadalbane, golden eagles may be seen soaring over mountain slopes richly carpeted in alpine plants. Watch out for porpoises and seals and glimpse Loch Lomond’s herd of fallow deer as they bound through the trees. Loch Lomond and Loch Earn are some of Scotland’s prime venues for sailing and water-skiing, while the rivers Balvaig and Teith are popular with canoeists. The Teith is also a great salmon river and one of many places popular with anglers. For golfing enthusiasts, the famous courses of Loch Lomond are just a short distance from the property, with an abundance of courses for all standards within easy reach.
Walking is a popular pursuit, from gentle low-level strolls to strenuous mountain climbs. Ben Lomond, Ben Lui, Ben Ime and Ben Vorlich are among the 21 Munros (mountains over 3000 feet). The West Highland Way stretches from the edge of Glasgow to Fort William, hugging the banks of Loch Lomond and passing through the spectacular mountain scenery of Strathfillan. There are great opportunities for cycling on and off road on National Cycle Network Route 7, which passes through the National Park from Balloch to Killin. Cameron House, the 5 star golf/spa resort is just minutes from the property where one can enjoy fine dining, day spa packages and championship golf. Lomond Shores, again a short distance from the property, offers designer shopping, loch cruises and an aquarium. The cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible by car boasting award winning restaurants, theatres, galleries and concert venues, designer shopping as well as many tourist attractions including the breath-taking Edinburgh Castle. Shops 2 miles, pub ¼ mile.

Open-plan living/dining room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and kitchen area. Solid oak floor throughout. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Full central heating by woodchip biomass boiler included
  • Cot on request
  • High chair
  • Playstation 2
  • No garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared 42-acre natural and wooded grounds
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced pond and stream in shared grounds

Note: Auchendennan Farm Cottage ref SLLX may be booked with Rose Cottage ref SRRG to sleep 10 people

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£278-£800
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.

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£465-£950
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Ach-Na-Sythe Ref: CC523096
Ach-Na-Sythe means “field of peace” and this detached cottage is situated in the small, quiet hamlet of Clachan on the Kintyre Peninsula.  The accommodation is all on one level with three bedrooms (two have French doors and delightful Juliet balconies), lounge, bathroom and there is a good sized, well equipped kitchen with dining area.  There is a lovely view out to the mature back garden with access available outside through French doors and then down concrete steps.  There is a river running through the garden and it has been known for salmon and trout to be caught here, there are a number of mature trees and plants making for a wonderful habitat for small birds. The owners regular feed the birds so a large variety of native species are often spotted.  You can take a walk, about 20 minutes from the village, to a lovely sandy beach and there are a number of other lovely walks locally.  The village service station has a well stocked shop which will provide you with the essentials.  It also has a Post Office. 

Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level, heated by electricity and comprises:
Lounge:  with open fire, satellite TV and DVD
Kitchen / diner:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and French doors overlooking the rear garden
Bedroom 1:  with king-size bed, French doors leading to Juliet balcony
Bedroom 2:  with double bed, French doors leading to Juliet balcony
Bedroom 3:  with two single beds
Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All electricity included.  First supply of coal for open fire provided. Bed linen and towels supplied.  Travel cot and high chair available.Large mature ¼- acregarden. Garden furniture, sun loungers and BBQ (coals not included). External basement space with washing machine, dart board, snooker/pool table, storage space for bicycles and outdoor equipment. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: River running through garden and there are steep concrete steps from the kitchen French doors to the rear garden.

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£295-£630
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Rudha Breac Ref: SRRC

Situated yards from the banks of Loch Riddon this beautifully renovated, detached single-storey holiday house boasts magnificent views over the loch to the Kyles of Bute and provides a peaceful location from which to explore the spectacular scenery and history of the area. An ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast with sailing, windsurfing, quad bikes, clay shooting and more. The town of Dunoon is close by and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Beamed living room with French doors, wood-burning stove, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single day bed (for +1). Double bedroom with French doors. Twin bedroom with wooden floor. Fully tiled bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Fully tiled shower room with toilet. Most rooms with loch views.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No children under 12 yrs
  • NB: Slopes and small unfenced stream in garden

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Stables Cottage Ref: CC523025
This delightful, one bedroom, semi-detached, traditional stone built cottage, nestles in the small, quiet village of Clachan. Stables Cottage was indeed once a stable and it has been cleverly converted into unique holiday accommodation. The cosy, open plan lounge/kitchen area has all you require and the French doors lead out to a patio area and then down into a shared garden. When relaxing on the patio the sound of the river can be heard as it flows by and there is a lovely view to the hills beyond. The open wooden staircase leads up to the bedroom, which has a large, feature circular window, offering a fantastic view out onto the hills. A short 20 minute walk from the village leads down to a lovely sandy beach and there are several good walks close by.  The local service station also has a well stocked shop with post office facilities.

Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Dining
Lounge Area: With sofa bed (sleeps 2), TV, DVD and video with French doors leading out to patio and garden.
Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and washer/dryer.
Sun Porch: With two wicker chairs and good hanging space.
Open tread staircase (youngsters take care!) leads to....

First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed, wash basin, TV and radio/CD, featuring circular window boasting beautiful views to the hills.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Telephone (incoming calls only). Cot available on request.Full use of owners grassy garden, river runs passed the end of garden (fenced off). Patio area with outdoor seating. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£250-£410
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Birch Cottage Ref: CC523105
Birch Cottage is a lovely, newly refurbished detached property which sits on the hillside overlooking Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde, near Dunoon. Set on the edge of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, the cottage is one of four situated within a small holiday development with ample outdoor activities available. Internally, Birch is spacious, comfortable and cosy. On the ground floor there is an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area and a wood burning stove with feature glass hearth. The flooring in the lounge and dining area is solid oak. There is also a shower room and a double bedroom downstairs. Large patio doors leading out onto a deck with magnificent views over the sea and hills beyond and complete with garden furniture. There is access to a barbecue area in the open plan/shared garden surrounding the cottages. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms; one family room with three single beds, the second room is a double, both rooms have coombed ceilings,

Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge Area: With wood burning stove and glass hearth, Free view TV and DVD, solid oak flooring and patio doors leading out onto decking with view overlooking the sea.
Dining Area: With wooden table and chairs with solid oak flooring
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Shower Room;With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed (access from one side only), combed ceiling
Bedroom 3: With three single beds and combed ceiling

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood for stove provided.. Cot, high chair and fireguard available on request.Decked area with outdoor seating. Shared large open garden with communal BBQ. Dogs welcome but to be kept on a lead at all times. Shared use of on site facilities including wi-fi, pool table and Visit Scotland 5* outdoor activities including quad biking, clay shooting and archery. Free shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer. Direct access into the Argyll Forest Park. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£280-£555
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

Beautiful scenery, rich in wildlife
In the heart of Kilmartin Glen

This holiday property is beside the owner’s home in the middle of Kilmartin Glen in the heart of Mid Argyll, an area of beautiful scenery, steeped in history and rich in wildlife. The Glen is one of the most important prehistoric sites on the Scottish mainland, and there are a wealth of standing stones, stone circles, cairns and rock carvings to explore, dating from the Neolithic and early Bronze Age, with the remains of Dunadd Fort, home of the ancient kings of Scotland, just four miles away. This is an ideal base to explore the varied coastline of Argyll and Bute and discover its unspoilt beaches, or to walk or cycle along miles of forest tracks looking out for birds and wildlife. 8 miles north of Lochgilphead, and 30 miles south of the busy ferry port of Oban, with easy access to ferries to Islay, Jura, Arran, Gigha, Mull and Iona. Explore the Mull of Kintyre, walk along the banks of the Crinan Canal, or take a cruise to see the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool. Try sailing, fishing or riding or explore some of the famous gardens and castles nearby. This property offers a comfortable base for a relaxing holiday. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in hallway (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and gas by meter reading. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. high chair. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Ample parking. Shared lawned garden and furniture. No smoking.

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£365-£1195
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Close to Loch Seil, enjoy boating and fishing

These two stone holiday cottages are set in a courtyard in the owners’ grounds, close to the beautiful Loch Seil. You can fish on the loch using the small boat that has been provided (available free of charge), or simply enjoy the lovely scenery and good local walking. Fishing enthusiasts can also try their luck catching some salmon, or enjoy sea fishing, both of which can also be arranged. Half a mile away is a small private beach, whilst the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ to Seil Island is just a mile away. Easdale is 7 miles. To the north is Oban, 10 miles, a busy fishing port, with an 18-hole golf course, many shops, a cinema, indoor pool, tennis and squash courts, and a good choice of restaurants. Visitors to Oban, which is overlooked by the Greek/Roman-style MacCaig’s Folly, also benefit from opportunities to catch a ferry to any of the several islands off shore. A grocery order may be placed with the owner in advance (pay on arrival) and a small boat is available free of charge. Shops 4½ miles, pub 1 mile.

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

Dishwasher. Freezer.

Both properties: Panel heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Pools in garden.

WAS
NOW
£202-£604
Shortlist
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.

WAS
NOW
£454-£1112
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Tigh an Uillt Ref: 25431


Nestled in a sea front position beside the shore of a west coast sea loch, in the peaceful village of Strachur, this stylish holiday cottage is light and airy with picture windows which give uninterrupted panoramic views over Loch Fyne and the mountains beyond. It is in an area of great natural beauty, lying between the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the Argyll Forest Park, and the spectacular seascapes of the west coast of Argyll, yet is very accessible (approximately a 90-minute drive from Glasgow) and makes a perfect base for touring and walking. Strachur village itself is well provided with amenities and has an excellent hotel which welcomes non residents for drinks and meals. It also has a well-stocked village shop with attached tea room and bistro, all of which are within easy walking distance of the cottage. There is a slipway where a small boat or dinghy can be launched, and also tennis courts. Nearby, there are interesting and historic towns and villages. Inveraray is the closest town. Oban, known as the ’Gateway to the Isles’, with its colourful harbour, and the dramatic mountains of Glencoe, near Fort William are scenic day excursions. In a different direction, the Kyles of Bute are nearby and in yet another direction, you pass through the mountainous scenery of the National Park to Loch Lomond with its cruise boats. Wildlife is abundant, there are some glorious gardens to visit and there are plenty of outdoor pursuits including walking and cycling. Shop/bistro 1/4 mile, hotel pub 1/2 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Utility room. Rear porch with drying area. 2 double bedrooms, (one 6ft zip and link), one (5ft) with en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Stream in garden.

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NOW
£351-£870
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3

Sited in the garden adjacent to Craigallion House, at the southern most point of the idyllic Rosneath Peninsula where the rugged Argyll mountains meet the sea, this Victorian cottage (1850) has sea views from several rooms to Silver Bay and the beach, at the end of the drive and across the village road from the house. Sympathetically restored and furnished in character, it is an ideal holiday retreat. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park offer water sports, cruises, gardens, golf courses and an aquarium. Ayrshire and Burns country lie to the south, and the Western Highlands to the north. Excellent public transport links; city shopping in under an hour. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

Kitchen/dining room. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living room with open fire. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed terraced patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Garage (for 1 car); additional parking in shared courtyard (for 1 car)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£260-£829
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Seaview Ref: 26026

With spectacular uninterrupted sea views across the Atlantic to the islands of Easdale, Mull, Luing and beyond, this holiday property has an enviable shore side location. Situated on the Isle of Seil and linked to the mainland by the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ it is an ideal base for touring. Coastal and hill walks, watersports, fishing, golf, sea-fari adventure and ferry trips are all close by. Visit archaeological sites, beautiful gardens and castles. For wildlife enthusiasts, a variety of birds, otters, seals, porpoises, dolphins and even whales have been spotted from the property. Shops, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). First £10 electricity and NSH included, remainder by key meter. Bed linen and towels included. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£0-£0
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