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Seaview Cottage
(14 reviews)
From £550 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 24 Jun 2017Fri 08 Sep 2017£750£225
Sat 09 Sep 2017Fri 22 Sep 2017£700£210
Sat 23 Sep 2017Fri 06 Oct 2017£650£195
Sat 07 Oct 2017Fri 27 Oct 2017£650£195
Sat 28 Oct 2017Fri 10 Nov 2017£600£180
Sat 11 Nov 2017Wed 20 Dec 2017£550£165
Thu 21 Dec 2017Wed 27 Dec 2017£750£225
Thu 28 Dec 2017Wed 03 Jan 2018£950£285
Thu 04 Jan 2018Fri 05 Jan 2018£550£165
Sat 06 Jan 2018Fri 09 Feb 2018£550£165
Sat 10 Feb 2018Fri 23 Mar 2018£600£180
Sat 24 Mar 2018Fri 13 Apr 2018£650£195
Sat 14 Apr 2018Fri 25 May 2018£650£195
Sat 26 May 2018Fri 01 Jun 2018£700£210
Sat 02 Jun 2018Fri 22 Jun 2018£700£210
Sat 23 Jun 2018Fri 07 Sep 2018£750£225
Sat 08 Sep 2018Fri 21 Sep 2018£700£210
Sat 22 Sep 2018Fri 05 Oct 2018£650£195
Sat 06 Oct 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018£650£195
Sat 27 Oct 2018Fri 09 Nov 2018£600£180
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£550£165
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£750£225
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£950£285


Seaview Cottage stands proudly at the water's edge by the lighthouse on the beautiful Crinan Canal. This historic Scottish Canal-side Cottage dates back to 1815, and was once the Lock Keeper's cottage. Having now been thoughtfully renovated, it has been transformed into a fabulous holiday home.

This delightful and spacious single storey cottage is beautifully presented with a colourful, modern interior and many stylish touches. Accommodating up to four guests, Seaview Cottage provides everything needed for a memorable holiday in this special location.

The bright open plan living room with its neatly fitted kitchen, dining table and comfortable sofa is kept invitingly warm by the wood burning stove and creates a super space for relaxing in after an active day discovering this historic and picturesque area of Argyll. The cosy sitting room is a lovely spot for curling up with a good book, playing games or watching a favourite film. Both the bright and cheery bedrooms are attractively furnished and the family-size bathroom is a delight.

The pretty enclosed garden which surrounds the cottage is a wonderful sun trap and enjoys fabulous views across the Sound of Jura, Scarba and Mull. This is also a great spot for watching the comings and goings of yachts into the Crinan Canal and is ideally positioned for enjoying the canal’s network of paths, lock gates and the shoreline. The adjacent Crinan Hotel is renowned for its fresh seafood and quayside seating at the canal harbour café is perfect for absorbing the buzzing summertime atmosphere.

Champagne breakfast for 2 is £70. Bottle of Champagne for your arrival is £35.
Order by calling 01738 451 610.

If you are looking for more properties that are situated on Scotland's canal ways, here is a selection of interesting self-catering cottages that we have throughout Scotland:

Vatersay Cottage near Fort Augustus, Telford House East near Fort William, Telford House West near Fort William, Laggan Bridge Cottage by Spean Bridge, Dochgarroch Cottage near Inverness, Tomnahurich Bridge House in Inverness, Bannatyne Cottage near Lochgilphead, Ardlussa Cottage near Gairlochy, Fort William, Bona Lighthouse Lochend and Bona Stables Lochend.


All on one level:
Entrance hall with coat hanging, open plan living room with kitchen, dining and seating area with multi fuel stove; sitting /TV room, double bedroom, twin bedroom; family bathroom with bath, over bath shower, WC & WHB.

Enclosed private garden with garden furniture.

Due to the waterside location, young children must be supervised.

Celebrating a special occasion whilst at Seaview Cottage or just want to indulge? Treat yourself with a gourmet champagne breakfast delivered straight to your door. Delicious cooked and cold options available. We can also arrange to have Champagne in the cottage for arrival.

Champagne breakfast for 2 is £70. Bottle of Champagne for your arrival is £35.
Order by calling 01738 451 610.


  • Crinan quayside & village - chandlery, coffee shop & art gallery & The Crinan Hotel renowned for its bar and seafood restaurant.
  • The nearby Cairnbaan Hotel (4 miles) serves excellent food and drink.
  • Lochgilphead (7 miles) offers a wide range of shops including Tesco Express & Co-op Supermarket, cafés and restaurants, swimming pool & sports centre, 9 hole golf course and bike hire.
  • Adjacent car parking available
  • Coal BBQ
  • DVD Player
  • Electric oven & grill
  • Elelectric heating and energy included in rent
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview
  • Halogen hob
  • High Chair
  • Large Smeg fridge with freezer compartment
  • Linen and Towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Multi-fuel stove - all fuel supplied
  • Radio
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet. Not allowed in bedrooms
  • Reviews

    (14 reviews)
    Seaview Cottage reviews
    A great base for exploring the Kintyre peninsula. A lovely cottage with quality fittings. The Crinan Hotel is just a short stagger from the front door and the seafood stew is highly recommended. Although there is no wifi in the cottage and neither did we have a phone signal there is a BT hot spot just the other side of the canal or the coffee shop has wifi. The only minus was that the bath took about 1/2 an hour to fill due to poor water flow however there is an over the bath electric shower which worked perfectly. Be aware that there is no vehicular access to the cottage, all your stuff has to be carried across the lock gates.
    Mr Paish - May 2017
    This restored lock keepers house was a dream location for us. I love the ambience the interior designer creates in these houses; this is our second canalside cottage this year . Having the extra living space, in the TV room at the back of the house, which had the best views over the sea , made a big difference to our family group. The lack of Wifi or phone signal meant I could really switch off ( I had enough signal at the TV room window to make any urgent calls though ) . The beds were very comfortable and the heating warmed the house up quickly . We used the log burner every night , and the supplies for it were plentiful . My teenagers coped for 5 nights without Internet . Son went fishing off the wee pier beside the house every night and did catch a fish . Our 7 month old spaniel loved the large enclosed garden and we could let me run around safely , with no chance of escaping . He enjoyed lots of attention from passing walkers . The lock keepers were friendly and watching the yachts passing through the locks from our garden was fun. We ate in the Crinan Hotel Seafood Bar on a weeknight when it was quieter and had a table at the window overlooking the harbour . The service was 4 star, even in the bar ; the muted elegance was restful and the presentation top quality . It is clearly loved and run as a high end hotel, despite looking like a typical run down rural hotel from the outside . Another day we had lunch in the Coffee Shop, also run by the hotel,and had a cream tea . We walked along the canal and back , and the views down onto the estuary were stunning . It was too far for us to walk to Cairnbaan, but it's possible to walk 20 minutes up the canal side then to cross at a swing bridge and come back via a woodland walk on the other side of the canal, back to Crinan. We will be back to this cottage for sure . One point to note is that it's not suitable for wheelchair users or those with very limited mobility , as you have to cross the canal on foot via at least one set of lock gates to access the cottage . There is no vehicular access . It's not far though . Distance varies depending on which lock gates are closed at the time of crossing. Free parking pass is provided for the village car park. We had a day trip to Oban , and Easdale via a small passenger ferry, which was great fun . Another day we headed to Tayvallich in the rain and sat in the coffee shop there on the waterfront, great views and home baking . Our other day trip was to Gigha , however we arrived at Tayinloan in time for the ferrymans lunch break , so we changed plans and headed back to Tarbert instead .
    Ms Carmichael - April 2017
    Wonderfully relaxing break at one of the most picturesque areas of Scotland. Cottage well equipped. Decor colourful and quirky. Would definitely return.
    Mr Walker - March 2017
    This is a beautiful cottage with a very quirky kitch design. The living room / kitchen is compact but was ample for the two of us although I think with 4 adults it would be very very cosy. We didn't use the separate TV room except for bird and boat watching out the window. The bathroom is huge with a great shower and lovely deep bath. the bedrooms were lovely and spacious and the double bed was really comfortable We were able to enjoy the outdoor space as the weather was good and the picnic table is situated for great views We cycled along the canal paths and out to Kilmartin standing stones and Temple Wood which are worth a visit. We ate at the Crinan hotel one night which was lovely but it was beaten by their take away fish n chips the second night -really not to be missed. And the hotel is only 1 minute walk across the lock gates. We also had coffee and cake over at the Tayvallich Coffee Shop which was delightful and a few drinks mid cycle at Cairnbaan Hotel My only reason for 4 star review is that there is no wiFi at the cottage and zero mobile reception inside or outside. We use our phone or wifi to research our next days plans and see what's open and where to go so it was a pain. I like remote cottages and get away from it all but wifi is pretty much expected. However don't let that put you off as the cottage was a delight
    Mrs Harvey-johnston - March 2017
    Lovely cottage in a tranquil wonderfully scenic area. The coming and going of the boats through the locks was entertaining.The cottage was described as being ok for the less able, but the depth of the bath meant we had to use a step for my mother - just as well we had one from our campervan! Also the tin opener was not working. Overall though the cottage was great - well appointed and cosy.
    Mrs Jackson - September 2016
    The cottage sits in a beautiful location. It has been renovated nicely, although the layout and use of space has not been well considered. The cottage clearly has issues with damp and the large front bedroom was unable due to the damp smell in it. The living space design and layout is poor and inadequate for 4 people. The garden area is nice, although it would have been nice to be advised that people would have free reign to enter the garden to work in it without any notice.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your feedback – we’re always looking for ways we can improve our guests’ stays with us. We aim to give our guests the best experience possible and we’re sorry you weren’t fully satisfied with your stay. Seaview Cottage is a historic building, formally a lock keeper’s cottage circa (1815) and the £75,000 renovation costs focused on preserving this historically important building for future generations to enjoy, as such, relocating the bathroom or kitchen was not possible. Given these restrictions we feel we have utilised the space to the best possible advantage. We previously had an issue with damp in the cottage, investigations revealed a leak in the roof which was repaired earlier this year and appeared to have been successful in resolving the dampness issue. I have arranged for a further inspection to be carried out. I’m sorry this impacted your holiday. I’m pleased you enjoyed the garden and apologise if you feel the gardeners intruded on your holiday. In order to keep the grounds in the area surrounding the locks maintained for residents and tourists to enjoy Scottish Canals staff regularly cut the grass and tend to the bank. During this routine work they also maintain the garden at Seaview Cottage. Scheduling this work is influenced by several factors the weather, volume of boats using the locks and other essential maintenance, staff work around these influences. Seaview Cottage is extremely popular therefore, it is impossible to schedule the gardening work around bookings. Many of our guests comment on the high standard of care our staff take while completing this work."
    Mrs Konopka - September 2016
    We had a very wet week but it was saved by such a lovely place to stay with fantastic views.
    Mr And Mrs Palmer - August 2016
    Seaview Cottage is a wonderful unique property. The cottage itself is wonderfully comfortable and beautifully decorated. The best by far is the location. Being sat amongst the comings and goings of the canal basin is never a dull moment especially with the puffer Vic32 stoking up in the morning! Always something to watch, our dog loved sitting in the secure garden woofing a hello to anyone who passed by! Sadly the weather could have been kinder but we still managed to sit out some evenings. Meal at Seafood Bar of Crinan Hotel was excellent (and doggie could go too!) plus take away fish & chips from there was a great option another night. On the rainy evenings we were lovely and cosy with the woodburner alight. Comfortable bed and great bathroom. Walk along canal footpath to Cairnbaan Hotel for lunch was a lovely day out. Would definitely return.
    Ms Skilton - June 2016
    Excellent property. Great views. Amazing food at the Crinan Hotel.
    Mrs Smith - June 2016
    The views out to Jura and beyond were different every day, depending on the light, but always breath-taking. The cottage was superb with everything provided as promised. Comfortable and that wee bit different. Excellent destination for someone who loves to walk with lots of interesting places within a short car journey - in particular the historic [we did not know about this] Kilmartin Glen. Good food on the doorstep at the Crinan Hotel and excellent scones newly baked every morning at the local café. The cost was reasonable and would definitely consider going back.
    Rev Greenshields - March 2016
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the Crinan Canal and the Seaview Cottage! Although it was off season, the villagers and Canal Staff made us feel welcome and ensured we had all we need (e.g., firewood). The Cottage is charming and very near the sea, mountains and many Scottish National Treasures (Loch Lomand, Ben Nevis, The Falkirk Wheel, and many - many others). We would love to come back to the Crinan Canal and certainly the Seaview Cottage. The Canal and Cottage provide a great retreat and an opportunity to reconnect with the people and natural beauty of Scotland!
    Dr Griffin - February 2016
    Loved everything about the cottage and surroundings. Bit disappointed that there wasn't any literature about the history of the cottage it self. I know it was built in 1815 etc but I'm intrigued to know more!
    Miss Carroll - July 2015
    Really lovely cottage. Great interior and brilliant location. Loads to do in area. Would recommend Crinan beach and Duntrune castle which are only five minute drive away. Walk or run the canal. Coffee shop in Crinan hotel is great.
    Mr Dunne - September 2014
    Seaview Cottage was a delightful and unique place to stay - once we were able to get inside. As 2 Americans traveling in Scotland, we enjoy staying in unusual places. Seaview Cottage was immaculate and had all the comforts we needed for a relaxing stay. It was loads of fun to watch the locks and boats, plus walk along the canal. One HUGE warning - we were able to carry out our booking online from the US. We printed how to access the house -- but by the time we arrived, the code necessary for entry had been changed. It was extremely frustrating and made us quite angry that we had to spend about 2 hours getting inside. Just make sure you know how to get in......with a current code.
    Owners Response: "COTTAGES & CASTLES RESPONSE Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your canal house experience and many apologies about having the wrong key code - unfortunately we were not informed of the change by the owner but it is fortunate that the owners responded to you as quickly as they could."
    Mrs Uzzell - September 2014

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