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Stylish interior with plenty of space
Open plan living space with wood burner
A few steps lead up to the kitchen area
Modern well-equipped kitchen
Dining area
Living/dining area
Modern walk in shower
Shower room
Set amongst stunning Scottish landscape
One of two properties in this secluded location
Glorious surrounding countryside
Take a picnic to nearby Crinan Canal
Waterside walks
Beautiful Scottish landscape
Nearby views
Nearby views
View towards the property
Surrounding landscapes
Crinan Canal
1 / 21  Stylish interior with plenty of space
2 / 21  Open plan living space with wood burner
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5 / 21  A few steps lead up to the kitchen area
6 / 21  Modern well-equipped kitchen
7 / 21  Dining area
8 / 21  Living/dining area
9 / 21  Modern walk in shower
10 / 21  Shower room
11 / 21  Set amongst stunning Scottish landscape
12 / 21  One of two properties in this secluded location
13 / 21  Glorious surrounding countryside
14 / 21  Take a picnic to nearby Crinan Canal
15 / 21  Waterside walks
16 / 21  Beautiful Scottish landscape
17 / 21  Nearby views
18 / 21  Nearby views
19 / 21  View towards the property
20 / 21  Surrounding landscapes
21 / 21  Crinan Canal

Slate Cottage

Cairnbaan, Argyll and Bute
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Secluded single-storey cottage located  in one of Scotland's most historical landscapes, surrounded by woodland
  • Modern woodburner in the lounge which is sure to keep you cosy through the colder months
  • Larger adjacent cottage, ideal for holidaying with friends
Property code: CA304

Modern cottage located in rural Argyll, perfectly situated for an evening's relaxation for your small group of two or three after a day of forest walks, fishing or mountain biking.

A cosy little stone cottage on a secluded hillside in one of Scotland’s most treasured historic landscapes in the Argyll countryside. The cottage is surrounded by wildflower meadows and woodland and is perfectly placed for exploring the Crinan Canal and the sandy beaches, rugged glens and wild islands of Argyll. Despite all that, it’s not isolated, with shops and pubs within 3 miles and the Cairnbaan Hotel, where you can get a meal or drink, around a 1-mile walk along a footpath through the trees. Sleeping two with an extra fold-down bed, it’s ideal for romantic couples and small families who want to enjoy an active break with plenty of walking, nature-spotting and beach days.

 

The cottage is located half a mile down a private track, adjacent to the owner’s holiday cottage. Inside, it is light, bright and spacious with contemporary décor and high-quality furnishings. The windows make the most of the outstanding views. The cottage is all on one floor. In the entrance hall, there is space to hang wet coats and store muddy boots. This leads to a large open-plan split-level living area. The lounge/dining area has a stylish wood burner and a TV with sofas and armchairs for relaxing warm evenings. There is a dining table with space for several guests to dine in comfort. Three steps lead up to the kitchen area, with a slate floor and everything you’ll need for easy holiday cooking, with plenty of food prep space and a double oven and electric hob. There is a large twin bedroom and a fold-down bed. The large wet room has a waterfall shower.

 

Outside, there is a patio garden with furniture, the ideal place to relax and enjoy the views.

 

 

  • Sleep 2+1
  • 1 bedroom: twin bedroom with optional fold out bed
  • 1 bathroom: shower and WC
  • Fridge/freezer, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV
  • Wood burner- no logs provided
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Private off road parking for 1 car
  • Woodland path close by leads to local hotel serving bar meals and fine dining
  • Shop and pub, 3 miles
  • Please note a steep hill near the cottage leads down to the loch - children must be supervised at all times
  • Please note that the private track leading to the property is an unmade road and may not be suitable for low slung cars
  • This property is adjacent to property CA113 which sleeps up to 4 guests
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

There are numerous fantastic walks right from the front door, up hills and through forests. The steep hill from the cottage leads directly down to a peaceful loch. The path to the Cairnbaan Hotel also takes you to the Crinan Canal, around 1 mile on foot or 1.5 miles by car. There, you can enjoy canalside walks and bike rides, take a boat ride or visit the sandy Crinan Ferry Beach, which is around 5 miles by car from the property. It's a wonderful place for nature spotting, with red deer, otters, seals and owls often seen.

The harbourside town of Crinan is 6 miles away at the end of the canal. It has a very pretty natural harbour and lighthouse and a choice of pubs and cafes, making it a great place to spend an afternoon. From the harbour, you can charter a boat for a day of fishing, island hopping or wildlife watching. You can also visit the Gulf of Corrievreckan, where there are whirlpools and standing waves, and eagles, whales and dolphins are often seen.

Lochgilphead, 3 miles away, has a good choice of shops and supermarkets, and is the ideal place to stock up on supplies for home-cooked meals.

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ann 9th February 2024

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This was a lovely comfortable cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is ideally located for visiting Oban and Campbelltown.

Reviewed by Alan 14th October 2023

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We have stayed here three times now, and would happily stay again. The house is a generous size and has always been clean, comfortable and welcoming as well as secluded and quiet. Before we arrived there had been a problem with the shower, but this had been dealt with by the time we got there and both William and the agents were excellent at keepinRead moreg us up to date. William also dealt very promptly with an item we forgot to take on leaving, posting it back to us immediately - much appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by Veerle 9th September 2023

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Very quiet place, a lot of space in the house for being a 2 persons cottage. Ideal for dog owners

Reviewed by Gordon 4th September 2023

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Reviewed by Elaine 15th July 2023

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Lovely cottage, good size as well, kitchen well equipped for cooking, plenty to do in this area. Great walks along the canal and stunning scenery. We were lucky with weather too

Reviewed by Christopher 17th June 2023

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Cottage clean and well equipped. Quite isolated and as has been mentioned up a rough track. Plenty to do in the area though.

Reviewed by Linda 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Stuart 15th April 2023

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Reviewed by Lorraine 1st April 2023

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Ourselves and dog Bertie loved Slate Cottage. It is spotless, spacious and had everything we needed. The location is absolutely ideal as a base for exploring beautiful locations. It's minutes from the wonderful Crinan Canal (very pretty harbour.) We enjoyed Knapdale Forest, meals at the inn at pretty Tayvallich, the glorious views of the Sound of JRead moreura, Mull of Kintyre, Loch Awe, Inverary, Tarbert, Kilmory Beach., Stone Circle, Dunadd Fort, glorious drives along Loch Fyne, Glen of Orchy, amazing! Hide

Reviewed by Darren 18th March 2023

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This is a lovely and well appointed cottage, we found it well equipped and clean. The location is remote and we found that lovely due to the peacefulness. Walks from the cottage for the dogs were really good and loads to do within a half hours drive, beaches and Forrest walks. Ideally situated for lochgilphead and Kilmory Beach is a must.

Reviewed by Christine Ann 11th March 2023

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If you want peace, comfort and wonderful walks plus terrific amounts of history then this is a must stay place. We had a great week, books, historical sites and very comfy beds. We were staying on our own prehistoric hill. ­­­­­

Reviewed by Brendan 4th March 2023

Lovely cottage, larger than shown on line, with an added porch that was not listed either, so good for coats and shoes. We had a very relaxing time and the area is beautiful. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Andrea 27th February 2023

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A delightful little cottage in an idyllic location. If your looking for a peaceful retreat that offers beautiful views surrounded by lovely walks, Slate Cottage is the one for you. Despite its remote location amenities were not far away. It was very clean and well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the log burner.

Reviewed by Andrea 13th February 2023

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Reviewed by Sue 3rd February 2023

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Great cottage - secluded but hotel short woodland walk away. Hot water needed boost button to be pressed which we didnt know day 1 but fine when we did! Odd noise when toilet flushed solved by turning on kitchen tap briefly. Great big porch at front - could have done with something at the back too. Great big table, kitchen well equipped, dishwasherRead more, freezer etc. DVD player I am sure is useful for some. No wifi as expected - Vodaphone signal poor, Three a little better. Would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 25th January 2023

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Location superb but cottage in need of much TLC and a professional deep clean of rugs and furniture and essential repair to rotten floor by back door. Felt very unloved and far too much furniture for 2 adults dining table and sofas for 8 ? We would say to anyone considering this cottage to take absolutely everything you need - even salt and a bathrRead moreoom tumbler. Owners should make clear to guests about lack of logs. Bonios and Co-op Swiss roll did not sweeten us sadly - it has so much potential . Hide

Reviewed by Mark 23rd December 2022

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Absolutely beautiful cottage, clean warm and idyllic The views and setting is beyond description - outstanding

Reviewed by James 5th November 2022

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Great place to stay and very well equipped cottage, The location is brilliant and really nice walks with amazing views. the cottage is very well looked after and really nice touch form the owner to have cake & fresh eggs for us as well as dog biscuits and blankets left for our dogs. Didn't need any wifi as over 100mbps on EE. Will definitely be goiRead moreng back! Hide

Reviewed by Anne 29th October 2022

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Well appointed cottage and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Graham 23rd October 2022

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Cottage smells of dogs. Bedroom rug stank of dogs If you like that then fine but I dont

Reviewed by Muriel 8th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage set in lovely surroundings, views just perfect. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but when the sun shone it was ideal. Dogs really enjoyed their holiday too and the wee treat left for them. Loved the log burner we have never used one before and it really made the whole cottage lively and cosy. We had issues with the cleaRead morenliness but that was maybe just us. Hide

Reviewed by Gareth 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 24th September 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay at Slate cottage. Nice to get away from the rat race and didn't mind having no WIFI. Did plenty of walking with the dogs and reading. Visited Oban and Inveraray where our Great Dane was quite a novelty, especially in Inveraray jail! Night sky was amazing on the clear nights, much more vivid than in a town location.

Reviewed by Ewald 10th September 2022

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High quality, quiet cottage, isolated location, close to shops (max. 3 mls). Only a couple of minutes to walk to the Crinan Canal. Whole area between Oban and Campbelltown is within a beautiful cartrip. A trip around Knapdale (Kilberry) is well worth it as is the trip around Kintyre via Carradale and Campbelltown. Favorites walks: Deer Trail CarradRead moreale, steep walk from Crinan Harbour, walk to Dalmaddy from the furthest end of Loch Melford (starting point: Denbigh). Hide

Reviewed by Frank 4th September 2022

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Slate cottage was in a wonderful location and provided us with the peace and quiet that we hoped for with lovely forest walks every day.

Reviewed by Debbie 6th August 2022

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Cottage is in a fantastic location. Great views from the patio. Very comfortable. Just the right size property for 2. Lovely and quiet, but within short distance for petrol and shops. Some lovely areas to visit. Great for walking the dog in the forest. The cottage has everything you would need. The porch is great for drying off before going into thRead moree cottage. Hide

Reviewed by James 30th July 2022

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5* Fantastic cottage. Could not fault it.Spotless and we'll equipped.Nice touch with welcome pack.We will definitely rebook when we can!Jim and Jan

Reviewed by Patricia 23rd July 2022

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Bloody marvellous if you have dogs they will love it as much as you. Will be booking for next year.

Reviewed by Heather 9th July 2022

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Fantastic cottage, if you want away from it all, but easy to get about. Fabulous views, very clean and comfy bed. Dog friendly which is a must for us. Lovely touch, cake and fresh eggs for us, dog biscuit and dog towel left for our dog. Definitely one of the nicest cottages we have visited in this area. Highly recommend. No good if you have a very Read morelow sports car. It was fine for our VW Passat estate though, which is pretty low. Highly recommend. Will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Dianne 11th June 2022

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Very clean spacious cottage with lots to do within easy reach, wish we had went to ghia as only takes 20 mins with lots of crossings. No WiFi is abit of a draw back but everything else was great.

Reviewed by Peter 14th May 2022

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Very clean and comfortable with all mod cons. Approx. half a mile from the nearest road so no traffic noise for a nice change. Numerous Cuckoo's around which was nice to hear,

Reviewed by Sue 7th May 2022

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Reviewed by David 23rd April 2022

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We've a lot of experience with holiday cottages and would rate Slate Cottage highly in terms of location, comfort, quality of decor and furnishings, and equipment - to the extent that it's underpriced. Well thought out and easy to clean on departure. We liked that apart from the "welcome" gift there was no "intrusive" contact from the owner, but whRead moreen we did have occasion to make contact they went out of their way to help. We'd highly recommend Slate Cottage and would happily stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 16th April 2022

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We loved it, someone has put a great deal of thought into this cottage, the furniture was comfortable, two sofas and covers were brilliant.. kitchen had everything you could possibly need. This cottage is quiet and peaceful with the most beautiful views, my favourite time of day was my morning cup of tea sat on the patio in the sunshine and it was Read moresunny all week. Owner left us some free range eggs, blue, yummy. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 26th March 2022

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Fantastic location if you like off the beaten path. Cottage was comfortable, cozy and spacious. Lovely views and great dog walks from the cottage. Handy having the pub and Crinan towpath within walking distance of the cottage. Amazing eggs left when we arrived and available to buy during our stay. Communication with William was superb. Thank you!

Reviewed by Fiona 14th March 2022

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Excellent well presented cottage. Very comfortable and cosy. We hope to be back one day. We went with our dog and felt very relaxed about her being there as covers were supplied to protect couches and porch was very useful for drying her off before going into the house. Lovely spot.

Reviewed by Gareth 5th March 2022

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Stunning cottage and very well equipped. The forest walls and local restaurants are a real positive. The couple looking after the cottage are excellent and even left us some fresh eggs.

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Stylish interior with plenty of space
Open plan living space with wood burner
A few steps lead up to the kitchen area
Modern well-equipped kitchen
Dining area
Living/dining area
Modern walk in shower
Shower room
Set amongst stunning Scottish landscape
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