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|Sat 11 Feb 2017||Fri 07 Apr 2017||£395||£120|
|Sat 08 Apr 2017||Fri 28 Apr 2017||£450||£135|
|Sat 29 Apr 2017||Fri 26 May 2017||£450||£135|
|Sat 27 May 2017||Fri 02 Jun 2017||£450||£135|
|Sat 03 Jun 2017||Fri 23 Jun 2017||£520||£160|
|Sat 24 Jun 2017||Fri 08 Sep 2017||£610||£185|
|Sat 09 Sep 2017||Fri 22 Sep 2017||£520||£160|
|Sat 23 Sep 2017||Fri 06 Oct 2017||£450||£135|
|Sat 07 Oct 2017||Fri 27 Oct 2017||£450||£135|
|Sat 28 Oct 2017||Fri 10 Nov 2017||£395||£120|
|Sat 11 Nov 2017||Wed 20 Dec 2017||£360||£110|
|Thu 21 Dec 2017||Wed 27 Dec 2017||£610||£185|
|Thu 28 Dec 2017||Wed 03 Jan 2018||£660||£200|
|Thu 04 Jan 2018||Fri 05 Jan 2018||£360||£110|
|Sat 06 Jan 2018||Fri 09 Feb 2018||£360||£110|
|Sat 10 Feb 2018||Fri 23 Mar 2018||£395||£120|
|Sat 24 Mar 2018||Fri 13 Apr 2018||£450||£135|
|Sat 14 Apr 2018||Fri 25 May 2018||£450||£135|
|Sat 26 May 2018||Fri 01 Jun 2018||£450||£135|
|Sat 02 Jun 2018||Fri 22 Jun 2018||£520||£160|
|Sat 23 Jun 2018||Fri 07 Sep 2018||£610||£185|
|Sat 08 Sep 2018||Fri 21 Sep 2018||£520||£160|
|Sat 22 Sep 2018||Fri 05 Oct 2018||£450||£135|
|Sat 06 Oct 2018||Fri 26 Oct 2018||£450||£135|
|Sat 27 Oct 2018||Fri 09 Nov 2018||£395||£120|
|Sat 10 Nov 2018||Thu 20 Dec 2018||£360||£110|
|Fri 21 Dec 2018||Thu 27 Dec 2018||£610||£185|
|Fri 28 Dec 2018||Thu 03 Jan 2019||£660||£200|
Lilybank is a tranquil and secluded Scottish country cottage tucked down a private track and surrounded by the most spectacular Argyll scenery. This charming 18th century whitewashed croft cottage has been fully renovated to provide comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 6 guests.
Inside, this holiday cottage is full of traditional charm and with its lovely welcoming, homely atmosphere you will quickly wind down to the local relaxed pace. Many original features have been retained including the original open fireplace which keeps the sitting room cosy and warm in all weathers. The wood-lined conservatory frames the fabulous view over the garden and to the sea beyond while making a light and airy dining space with doors leading out to the paved terrance. Lilybank Cottage has a large garden ideal for children and summer time drinks can be enjoyed while admiring the sunset and the beautiful views over the river to the hills from the decking area at the side.
As well as two bright and well presented downstairs bedrooms, there is also a cleverly designed loft area which is accessed via a spiral staircase. With twin floor-level beds tucked in under the deep coombed ceiling at one end and storage space at the other this is ideal space for older children and teenagers.
This area is rich in bird and wildlife and deer are often see close to the cottage.
Explore and enjoy the many walks which includes following the river at the side of the cottage down to the shore.
Can be combined with any of the other properties below depending on the size of your party.
Please note: private water supply.
Also available: Acharossan
(sleeps 9 (+2)) and Inveryne Cottage
(sleeps 4 (+1)) and Craigard Cottage
PROPERTY CODE: A965
Storm porch;sitting room with original open range fire; dining kitchen, large conservatory with dining table and doors to garden; twin bedroom; bathroom (shower, WC & WHB); double bedroom; bathroom (bath, WC & WHB).
Spiral staircase leading to open-plan loft area with Velux windows, storage space and twin beds (under steep coombed ceilings).
Telephone with honesty box.
Small paved terrace and side decking area, large surrounding garden, grounds and woodland leading down to river.
The water supply at Lilybank is from a private supply. From time to time the water supply filters may clog and in turn affect the supply to the house. In the event of this happening drinking water and water for flushing toilets would be provided until the filters could be cleared. Also as a precaution some bottled water will be provided for brushing teeth and drinking.
The Kilfinan Hotel (2.5 miles)Portavadie Marina (7 miles) – restaurant & bar, shop with general provisions & gifts, chandlery, well-being & spa salonKames (6 miles) - Post Office, well stocked grocery shop, hotel with restaurantTighnabruaich (8 miles) - Spar, Post Office, Dr’s surgery, petrol, bank, plus a various shops, cafes, pubs and hotelsDunoon (28 miles) – full range of shops and supermarketDishwasherDouble electric ovenDryerDVD playerElectric cookerElectricity includedFridge/freezerHigh chairLinen and towels providedMicrowave/grillOpen fire - logs includedPrivate garden with garden furniturePrivate water supplyRadioTravel cotTV with FreeviewUnlimited driveway parkingWashing machineWiFi2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
Had a great time at this lovely cottage which is situated in a lovely secluded location - great for some peace and quiet. The cottage is very comfortable and spotlessly clean with lots of knick-knacks throughout which adds to the character. Was great to have a bathroom and a shower room with toilet. The water was sometimes a bit dodgy but was no great problem. Lovely open fire with plenty logs. There is great inside and outside space and lovely walks in the surrounding area. A couch and a couple of comfy chairs in the conservatory would be a great addition.
Loved it so much that we have booked to go back twice next year
Ms Mcquilkie - August 2016
Lily bank Cottage was lovely, great space for 6 people without feeling like living on top of each other. Furnished really well with lots of little extras and felt like a home rather than a holiday stay. Sun room/dining room could do with additional chairs but we just used ones from kitchen. Bath is small but great to have two bathrooms and one with shower. Garden is amazing, great outdoor space and safe for kids to run around and explore. The log fire was a great attraction, we loved sitting in front of it most evenings and kids enjoyed toasting marshmallows.....the kids even enjoyed setting the fire every morning!!
The surrounding area has lots of beautiful coasts and plenty of exploring opportunities. We didn't have the best weather but still had a brilliant holiday.
Ms Ledger - August 2016
Comfortable,well appointed cottage in a very secluded location down a two gated farm track. The beds were extremely comfortable with lovely duvets and linen but unfortunately there were not enough usable dining chairs in the conservatory.
There was a good comfortable garden table and chairs and a fire pit in the garden with plenty of available fuel. There are plenty of good pubs/restaurants in the area.
As a result of the period of fine weather, the cottage's water supply had all but run dry, which meant we had to use the supplied bottled drinking water and large water carriers for flushing the lavatories and for washing up. This was very inconvenient but the owners/manager tried to deal with it as best they could and promptly returned a proportion of our rent in compensation.
In summary, this is a lovely cottage in a wonderful area and well worth a visit.
Mrs Smith - June 2016
Really enjoyed our stay at this lovely rural cottage. Facilities included everything we possibly needed. Had lovely weather so got plenty of use from the garden and the breezy conditions meant that we were not bothered by any midges! Used the range every night (for the enjoyment not because we needed the heat). Only downside was that fact that the tap water can't be used without boiling it first, we didn't find this to be a major problem but it would have been nice to know in advance rather than on arrival. Had a lovely meal at the Kames Hotel and Duncans Stores also in Kames was very convenient. Would book this cottage again.
Owners Response: "Thank you for your review, your feedback is important. My apologies for not letting you know beforehand, it has been our normal procedure to do so while we follow these temporary precautionary measures. It has been an oversight on my part. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back to Lilybank"
Mrs Mullen - August 2014
A lovely wee cottage in beautiful, secluded surroundings. Comfy beds and kitchen with all the things you need. Warm and cosy with great fireplace. A great get-a-way and the first cottage we have stayed in where a lovely homemade cake was waiting for us. For our family of 6, including 2 teenagers, we could have done with a slightly bigger couch or another comfy chair (only a 2 seater and 2 armchairs in sitting room). A couch in the conservatory would be a great addition for another room to sit and relax in as it is warm with lovely views. Unfortunetly there was a bit of a problem with the private water supply and although this was rectified quickly it did reoccur towards the end of the week. Back to the positives, the grounds are great for children and dogs, loads of room to explore and the burn to paddle in. Lots of wildlife right on the doorstep and although lovely and remote still easy accessable by road and ferry and only a short drive to the village shop.
Mrs Donaldson - April 2014
The cottage feels like home from the moment you arrive. Very comfy and welcoming. Our dog had the best time in the huge garden chasing the resident pheasants (never got near to catching one) and we were all sad to leave.
Miss Bamber - October 2013
Lovely cottage inside and out, in a beautiful and peaceful location. Ideal for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Several places of interest to explore locally, plus a choice of eateries. The nearby ferry to Tarbert gives easy access to further exploration, if the fancy takes you. The water in the cottage is not suitable for drinking so take your own bottled supply. Even with this minor inconvenience, this is still a superb cottage in a wonderful location.
Mr Doig - September 2013
Holiday Protection Scheme
This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.
Holiday Protection Scheme
Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.
If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).
There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).
Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.
1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.
2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.
3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.
4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.
5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.
But not, however:
1. Disinclination to travel.
2. Failure of public or private transport.
3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.
4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect
5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.
6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands