Views towards the property
Lounge with log burner
Relax in the lounge and read a good book
Dining area
Double Bedroom
Twin Room
Utility/Shower Room
Enjoy a coffee in the garden
Plenty room to run around
Large garden area
Boat Trips
Countryside views
Beach getaway
Unspoilt beaches
Beautiful countryside
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Gingerbread House

Lochgilphead (7mls S), Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Exquisite Victorian stone property, likened to a fairy tale ‘Gingerbread House’
  • Situated to nearby Lochgilphead which has a range of amenities including shops, bike hire and a swimming pool
  • Fantastic landscape views from the property, making this a wonderful countryside retreat
  • A great location for keen ramblers with Knapdale Forest just 6 miles away
  • Equipped with wonderful wood burners, perfect for those winter getaways
  • Large south-facing garden with furniture, BBQ and children’s swings, perfect for families
Property code: AG577

Built in 1855, this Victorian property has all the charm and qualities of a fairy tale ‘Gingerbread House’ and is set within a peaceful woodland which creates an idyllic holiday home.

Dating back over 160 years, this exquisite Victorian retreat looks almost as if it emerged from a fairy tale and is situated in a tranquil woodland setting in a stunning part of the Argyll countryside. Just a few miles from the charming 18th century town of Lochgilphead, this pretty getaway offers fantastic landscapes and is a wonderful base for keen walkers and nature lovers. Providing ample comfortable accommodation for up to four guests, this is a magical holiday home for a small family or a couple looking for a romantic spot in picturesque surroundings.

This traditional stone-built house offers a charming range of attractive features including a pointed-roof profile, overhanging eaves, cosy wood burners, bay window, children’s swings and a delightful Four-poster bed, making it a perfect bolthole for relaxing in at the end of a great day.

Arriving at this delightful property, you will find the tastefully decorated lounge, which is a lovely space to relax in, with a TV, DVD, Hi-Fi, a selection of books, plenty of comfortable seating and a pretty view from the bay window. The light, attractive and fully equipped kitchen/diner is perfect for preparing and sharing your favourite meals. There’s also a utility area with a double-size shower enclosure.

Heading upstairs you will find a splendid double room with a four-poster bed, and a cosy twin room. The stylish main bathroom is also upstairs.

Going outside, there’s a lovely large south-facing private garden. With garden furniture and a BBQ, this is an ideal space to enjoy some al fresco dining or an after-dinner drink as the children play on the swings.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double four poster and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 bathroom with bath and shower attachment and a shower room on the ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and dishwasher
  • Wood burner in the lounge (a starter supply of solid fuel included, further fuel can be purchased locally)
  • Wood burner in the kitchen
  • Electric heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and restaurant in the village of Kilmartin 1 mile, shops 7 miles away but free delivery is available from the local supermarket
  • TV, DVD and Hi-Fi
  • BBQ available

This is a great area for taking part in a range of activities including mountain biking, walking, canoeing and fishing, and there are opportunities for boat trips to explore some of the nearby islands. The picturesque village of Kilmartin (2 miles) is steeped in history, and the surrounding Lorne District is renowned for its ancient monuments, standing stones and burial cairns. Nearby landmarks and sites include Temple Wood Stone Rings (0.5 miles), the Neither Largie Cairns (all within 1.5 miles), the Nether Largie Standing Stones (1 mile) and the remains of Carnasserie Castle (3 miles). Nature lovers can head to the national nature reserves at Moine Mhor (2 miles) and Taynish (12.5 miles), visit the Argyll Beaver and Wildlife Visitor Centre in Barrandaimh (6 miles) or explore the spectacular Knapdale Forest (7 miles). You can also explore the 200 year old Crinan Canal by foot, bike or boat (6 miles) or visit the beautiful National Trust property of Arduaine Garden set on the Sound of Jura (12 miles). Standing on the banks of Loch Gilp, the thriving town of Lochgilphead (8 miles) offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a swimming pool and bike hire facilities.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Maureen 18th May 2019

The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. I was slightly surprised there was no "welcome pack" which we have had in other properties but this is a small point. The location was excellent for visiting other places in the area.

Reviewed by Tracy 11th May 2019

A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. We found the cottage welcoming and comfortable. Perfect for wildlife encounters. We loved watching the bats outside the cottage each evening and had a beautiful hare visiting a couple of times during our stay. We are planning to return to this cottage again next year.

Reviewed by Mark 4th May 2019

I would not recommend this cottage. The seating in the lounge was shabby and not very comfortable. Overall, we were disappointed with the property which is situated in a good location.

Reviewed by Algina 11th August 2018

Very nice location,peaceful,beautiful and tidy lodge,will definitely recommend to visit.

Reviewed by Timothy 4th August 2018

The house is charming and the location great for historical sightseeing and hiking. We did very much enjoy our stay!

Reviewed by Joseph 14th July 2018

Beautiful place in an amazing location. Everything you could need for a real home from home experience

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Views towards the property
Lounge with log burner
Relax in the lounge and read a good book
Dining area
Double Bedroom
Twin Room
Utility/Shower Room
Enjoy a coffee in the garden
Plenty room to run around
Large garden area
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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