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View of the property
View over the loch from the front garden
Lounge
Lounge
Dining area
Kitchen
Double bedroom with magnificant views across the loch
Twin bedroom
Bathroom
Lovely village setting
Local scenery is breathtaking
Breathtaking scenery and castles
Beautiful Bellanoch Marina
Crinan a short drive away
Stunning scenery whatever the weather
Coastal walks are breathtaking throughout the year
Local residents
Amazing scenery within a few miles from the house
Friendly local
View towards Tayvillich village
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2 / 20  View over the loch from the front garden
3 / 20  Lounge
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5 / 20  Dining area
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7 / 20  Double bedroom with magnificant views across the loch
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10 / 20  Lovely village setting
11 / 20  Local scenery is breathtaking
12 / 20  Breathtaking scenery and castles
13 / 20  Beautiful Bellanoch Marina
14 / 20  Crinan a short drive away
15 / 20  Stunning scenery whatever the weather
16 / 20  Coastal walks are breathtaking throughout the year
17 / 20  Local residents
18 / 20  Amazing scenery within a few miles from the house
19 / 20  Friendly local
20 / 20  View towards Tayvillich village

Anchorage View

Lochgilphead (11mls W), Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning views across Loch Sween
  • Perfect location for the lovers of the great outdoors 
  • Great walking and cycle tracks on your doorstep
Property code: AG692

Detached bungalow situated in a spectacular location at the top of Loch Sween offering 2 bedrooms, open fire and patio overlooking the Loch. The boats and yachts moored in the bay nearby make a picturesque sight.

Enjoying a beautiful waterside location and offering stunning views across the spectacular Loch Sween, this light, airy and inviting property makes a wonderful holiday base for a couple or a family seeking a tranquil retreat. The cottage is perfect for exploring this historic region, with miles of beautiful walks to enjoy. It’s also a great area for water sports enthusiasts, nature lovers and mountain bikers.

This pretty detached bungalow provides comfortable accommodation for up to four guests and offers fantastic rural views across the harbour of Loch a’Bhealaich and out towards Loch Sween. The cottage has been attractively furnished and decorated in a range of restful pastel shades.

Arriving at this lovely property you will find yourself in the bright and spacious lounge. Featuring a splendid view of the loch, comfortable seating and TV/DVD, this is a great space to relax in at the end of a fun-filled day. You can enjoy a favourite meal in the charming dining area, and the fully equipped kitchen is a pleasure to cook in. Exploring the property further, there are two cosy bedrooms: a double room overlooking the loch, and a comfortable twin room. There’s also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath.

Going outside, you can unwind in the delightful enclosed garden which has a charming patio area so you can sit back and enjoy the idyllic views. Private off-road parking is available, and there’s also space for a small boat and trailer. Please note there is steep ramp access to the patio and three small steps into the house.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and a twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Open fire, TV and DVD in lounge
  • Electric and oil fired central heating included
  • 1 small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Telephone for incoming calls
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Arrival: 4pm
  • Private parking
  • There are a number of steps to access the house and there is an incline from the parking area

The pretty village of Tayvallich is a popular yacht haven, with the boats moored in the bay making a picturesque sight. The village also has a general store, coffee shop, pub/restaurant and is renowned for its seafood. Loch Sween is surrounded by spectacular countryside with a network of forest tracks for you to follow either on foot or bike. You may be able to spot a range of wildlife including deer, seals, otters and an abundance of birds. Nature lovers can also visit Taynish National Nature Reserve (1.5 miles), Knapdale Forest (5 miles) and Moine Mhor (9 miles). There are also opportunities for boat trips and a range of water sports including kayaking and canoeing. You can also lie back on sandy beaches or visit the thriving village of Kilmartin (11.5 miles) which is steeped in history, with nearby landmarks and sites including Temple Wood Stone Rings (10.5 miles) and the Neither Largie Cairns (all within 11 miles). The popular Argyll Beaver and Wildlife Visitor Centre is in Barrandaimh (5.5 miles) or you can explore the 200-year old Crinan Canal by foot, bike or boat (8.5 miles). Heading down the Knapdale peninsula you will reach the medieval Keills Chapel (5.5 miles) or you can travel round the loch to the 12th century Castle Sween (15.5 miles).

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lindsay 4th September 2021

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This cottage is in a fantastic location being right on the seafront which provides lovely views across the bay. We had a very relaxing and quiet stay, however I am unable to give this property 5 stars due to its state of repair and comfort of the beds, which could be improved.

Reviewed by Jill 29th August 2021

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Fantastic location with stunning views. Having an excellent restaurant on your doorstep, combined with only a 2 minute walk to the village shop and the passenger ferry made this an ideal spot. Easy walk to the Carsaig for views over Jura, short drive to Crinan for coffee and the sea locks as well as walks along the canel. The cottage itself is veryRead more comfortable, spacious and well equipped, and the views are simply stunning. Such a peaceful and stress-free location- and with good WiFi if needed. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 7th August 2021

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Lovely location. Cottage is spacious and tidy. Large driveway, so ideal for storing a boat, although driveway entrance is quite tight. We were able to keep our dinghy on the shore opposite the cottage, which was really convenient. The village slipway is only a 100 yds down the road. Cottage has a shed which we used for storing our bikes. Owner, whoRead more lives locally is very friendly and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 17th July 2021

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Lovely cottage in a stunning location with views over the loch and mountains, if you want peace and tranquility this is the place. Only one pub/restaurant in the village which is very good but you need to book days in advance for food in busy times. There is a small shop/cafe but the nearest bigger shop is in lochgilphead about 12 miles away.

Reviewed by Barry 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Lynne 19th June 2021

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Really enjoyed our holiday lovely bungalow with outstanding views.

Reviewed by Julian 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 5th June 2021

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Nice house, well situated, fairly well equipped. But oh dear, it's a long and winding road to get there.

Reviewed by James 22nd May 2021

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Really nice location with great views across the bay and pub , store and coffee shop all walking distance away. Convenient to explore Argyll, Kintyre and various islands. Property had everything we needed for a family of 3 plus pet dog. Log fire was used even in late May! Some of the Decor very outdated and could do with a bit of a refresh.

Reviewed by Margaret 15th May 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage. Idyllic village setting spotlessly clean

Reviewed by Martine 8th May 2021

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Superb view but cottage in need of some updating.

Reviewed by Helen 1st May 2021

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Excellent location, the views were stunning. Very well equipped and included all bedding, towels etc. A great place to relax with no crowds.

Reviewed by Wendy 3rd October 2020

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The property is located in a beautiful village of Tayvallich. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped with an open fire in the lounge for either a log or coal fire. The kitchen has all the utensils, pots, pans, baking tray, cutlery, plates, cups and glasses you need. There were cleaning materials including washing capsules and dishwasher Read moretablets. There are 2 spacious bedrooms, one double overlooking the harbour and one twin. Bath, hand towels and face cloths were provided. Hide

Reviewed by Doug 26th September 2020

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Two comments. Stunning location. Lovely little house that could do with a little updating.

Reviewed by Paul 12th September 2020

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The cottage is superbly placed, just back from the shore, overlooking the bay. It has the added bonus of being set higher than the other cottages, so the terrace gives a panoramic view. We have never before stayed in a cottage that was absolutely, spotlessly clean. All credit to the cleaner. The sofa, bedding, towels and crockery were all brand newRead more and the kitchen was very well equipped. We had the added bonus of deer grazing in the back garden! A perfect holiday in a lovely cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Charles 29th August 2020

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We have stayed at this cottage a few times. We love the area and the cottage. It is is a prime position in the centre of the village with the pub and shop/ cafe just a few paces away. It is a lovely interesting area, with a lot to do for those who like boating, walking, wildlife and history. The wonderful national nature reserve of Taynish is next Read moredoor, there are wonderful archaeological and historical sites at Kilmartin, Keills, Kilmory and the ferry to Jura leaves from Tayvallich harbour. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 1st August 2020

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Absolutely fantastic loved it so much . Beautiful clean house with fabulous views from living room and one bedroom . Never known such a well equipped home has every utensil you could ever desire ! Area quiet with friendly locals and well stocked village shop , granola to die for ate 1.5 kg in a week . Would love to stay here again cant fault it at Read moreall worth every penny and so much to do in surrounding area . Many thanks Hide

Reviewed by Julie 25th July 2020

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Lovely cottage with fabulous views, a real home from home, very comfortable and everything you could need to enjoy your holiday. We will definitely return!

Reviewed by Lesley 4th July 2020

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Idyllic location for a relaxing break. The cottage has everything you need. We could have sat all day looking at the view. Beautiful.

Reviewed by Lionel 14th March 2020

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The location was great for walking and observing wildlife. Lovely views from the window over the loch. Local people were very friendly and there is a small but useful shop in the village . The shop also has a cafe .

Reviewed by Eric 15th February 2020

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Position of the house beautiful-overlooking the loch. Property smelled very musty- still trying to get rid of smell from our belongings. Every day had to disinfect and clean the kitchen-worktops and flooring of mice droppings. Also found in living room, bedroom and hallway. One evening mice ventured out whilst we were still up!! We were ill whilst Read moreaway and on our return-feel the overall uncleanliness contributed to this. This house should carry a health warning!!! Hide

Reviewed by Joanna 21st December 2019

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Reviewed by Jeffrey 19th October 2019

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Stunning location, dated property however comfortable and cosy once inside.

Reviewed by Sue 5th October 2019

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Reviewed by Amanda 21st September 2019

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Anchorage View cottage is the ideal base for those who look for a peaceful retreat amongst nature, friendly people and fantastic food at the local Inn. It is a 20-30 minute drive to the nearest village but the small local store stocks the basics and is attached to it's caf that sells the most amazing food. The cottage had everything we needed, had Read morean amazing view & was comfortable, especially the open fire in the evenings. Hide

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View of the property
View over the loch from the front garden
Lounge
Lounge
Dining area
Kitchen
Double bedroom with magnificant views across the loch
Twin bedroom
Bathroom
Lovely village setting
Local scenery is breathtaking
Show 8 moreBreathtaking scenery and castles

Location

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