The property is one of two in a fantastically secluded location
View towards the property and terrace
Lounge area with woodburner and french doors leading out to balcony
Modern open-plan living space
Open-plan living space
Lounge/dining area
Kitchen/dining area
Balcony with spectacular views over the surrounding woodland
French doors leading out to the balcony
Steps leading down to bedrooms and bathroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
The property has two twin bedrooms
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with shower over
Bathroom and separate WC
Separate WC
Stunning countryside and woodland surrounds the property
View towards the properties
Aerial view of the properties
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Dunamuck Bothy

Cairnbaan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning stone-built cottage located within a secluded woodland
  • Surrounded by breathtaking scenery and lush green countryside
  • Charming wood burner perfect for cosy evenings in
  • Impressive decked balcony with magnificent views overlooking a loch
  • Hill and forest walks, mountain biking, wildlife and fishing all nearby
  • Enjoy a day of boating and sailing on the Crinan Canal
Property code: CA113

This picturesque holiday home offers outstanding views of the surrounding woodlands. Up to four guests can experience total peace at this tranquil property with plenty of outdoor activities nearby.

With two twin bedrooms, this is a wonderful escape for friends and family of all ages. The split-level cottage has a charming and homely feel, with exposed beams, wooden details and soft furnishings. You’ll find it located at the end of a private track overlooking a small loch, with a decked balcony boasting views across to the village of Cairnbaan.

From the large entrance porch, go down three steps into the spacious, double height open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, where French doors onto the balcony help flood the room with light. At night, it turns into a cosy haven when the wood burner is lit – the perfect place to relax after a day of exploration. Catch up on the day’s adventures over a delicious dinner cooked in the fully-equipped kitchen, before heading up the three further steps to the twin bedrooms, where a peaceful night’s sleep awaits.

Enjoy evening drinks or al fresco dining on the large balcony, taking in the incredible views over this wonderful part of Scotland. From here, you’ll see almost nothing but green hills and trees, lochs, and nature for miles – the ideal spot to get away from everyday life. A nearby path leads through the woods to the nearby hotel for tasty local scran, while a steep path leads from the cottage down to the loch which was once the site of a 19th-century slate quarry.



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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom – 1 bathroom with bath, shower over the bath; 1 separate WC
  • Dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, electric hob, electric oven, microwave, under counter fridge
  • Wood burner
  • TV with Freeview
  • Decked balcony with garden furniture
  • Unlimited parking
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • 1 dog welcome
  • A woodland path close to cottage leads to a local hotel which serves bar meals and fine dining
  • 5 miles from village of Crinan with a hotel offering seafood and a waterside café
  • Lochgilphead is 3 miles away with express supermarkets, cafes and restaurants
  • A steep hill form the property leads down to a deep loch. Children must be supervised at all times
  • Please note the property is accessed via an unmade track and might not be suitable for low-slung cars
  • The adjacent property CA304 sleeps up to 4 people

Wildlife abounds in this lesser-known natural landscape, with every chance of spotting roe deer, red squirrels, pine marten, and many varieties of birds during your stay. From the loch, climb the heather-clad hill opposite for impressive views along the Crinan Canal and towards the sea. Wander the towpath of the canal - described as Britain's most beautiful shortcut - which is excellent for keen walkers and cyclists. Head 6.5 miles to the sheltered sandy bay of Crinan Ferry Beach, located at the mouth of the River Add. From here, enjoy lovely views across to the 12th-century Duntrune Castle (also 6.5 miles), which is surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the ancient kingdom of Dalriada. Discover more history at the Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Kilmartin Glen (6 miles), with a multitude of cairns, standing stones, stone circles, forts and castles to see and explore. For those wanting to get closer to nature, charter a boat from the nearby Crinan Harbour (5.5 miles) for a day of fishing, wildlife watching and island hopping, or venture further to the famous Gulf of Corryvreckan with its whirlpools and standing waves; here you have every chance of spotting eagles, dolphins or whales. For shops, restaurants and even a nine-hole golf course, head to nearby Lochgilphead town, just 3 miles from the cottage.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Barber June 2019

We had a very peaceful and relaxing break in this lovely cottage and location. Overall the cottage was very clean and tidy and location perfect. Perhaps not as well equipped as some other places in tems of kitchen utensils and games we have stayed and some form of freezer, even if just a freezer compartment in the fridge would have been helpful. OvRead moreerall an excellent stay. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Galt August 2018

We have recently returned from a fantastic holiday in Argyll based at Dunamuck Bothy. The property was well located for exploring the local area and beyond - being just over half an hour away from several ferry ports for visiting some of the nearby islands. Inverary Castle was one of our favourite days out and we were very lucky to see the beavers Read moreat Knapdale Forest. We also enjoyed our early evening walks from the cottage: exploring the lake, forest and the prehistoric cup and ring site on our doorstep! The accommodation was well laid out and very comfortable. My only complaint was the lack the basic cooking utensils. We do cook when we're away but were perplexed that there was no potato peeler, cheese grater or whisk and the tin opener didn't work - very frustrating! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Miah July 2018

The cottage was clean, comfortable & surroundings peaceful. However did feel some things could be better as on arrival , we had made purchases of supplies in the village but had to dispose of a couple of frozen items as no ice box or freezer . There was no bedside lamp in one of the bedrooms, one towel for a week rather sparse. No welcome pack , noRead more info on heating, or on machines apart from the cooker instruction stuck on a wall but markings on the hob worn away . Sparse supply of crockery, just 4 settings which meant either dishes in a less than full dishwasher or hand wash despite dishwasher. Road up to the cottage needs repair. Despite this we enjoyed our stay as used the address as a base to travel around the west coast &. Managed to visit some of the islands getting to see lots of wildlife, the puffins, dolphins, red deer & squirrels to name a few. If more attention to detail could be an idealist place to stay especially with the glorious weather we were lucky enough to have during our stay Hide

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The property is one of two in a fantastically secluded location
View towards the property and terrace
Lounge area with woodburner and french doors leading out to balcony
Modern open-plan living space
Open-plan living space
Lounge/dining area
Kitchen/dining area
Balcony with spectacular views over the surrounding woodland
French doors leading out to the balcony
Steps leading down to bedrooms and bathroom
Twin bedroom
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