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Kilfinan House

Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Four Poster
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Restored 19th-century Country Manse close to sandy beaches
  • Fantastic garden with a hot tub and Indoor sauna – perfect for recovering from days out walking
  • Games barn & croquet lawn within the grounds and kayaking available nearby!
Property code: CA193

An elegant country house near Loch Fyne, perfectly placed for exploring the Cowal Peninsula and ideal for active family gatherings. 


Surrounded by spectacular west-coast scenery and with breathtaking views across Loch Fyne, this elegant country house is set within stunning grounds and makes a fantastic holiday retreat for a large family or a group of friends or colleagues. Dating back to the early 19th century as the manse for the local church, this spacious property has been lovingly restored by its architect owner. It has been beautifully furnished and attractively decorated, and features a range of extras including a private hot tub, sauna and games room. With plenty of space for families or groups of friends, this is a fabulous base for a family gathering or special event.

The house has been furnished in a traditional style, retaining plenty of original features including exposed stonework and beams. Bursting with charm and character, this lovely property offers plenty of space for a large gathering, with attractive and welcoming living areas and cosy bedrooms.

The large and fully-equipped kitchen/diner is a fantastic space for preparing and enjoying your favourite meals. Guests can also unwind in the light-filled conservatory which overlooks the front garden, play pool in the games room, or relax in the sauna. The master king-size bedroom has a Tudor-style four-poster bed, with an en-suite shower room. The ground floor also offers an ornate entrance lobby as well as a laundry room, WC and a charming mezzanine snug and reading area which is accessed via a ladder-style staircase. There is also a bunk bedroom with two sets of bunk beds which is separate from the main house and offers a great chill out space.

Heading up to the first floor, you will find the spacious and tastefully furnished double-aspect drawing room which provides a fantastic space to sit back in at the end of a great day, with plenty of seating,a TV, a wood burner and French doors leading out onto the balcony. The first floor is also home to a king-size bedroom with French doors opening onto a balcony, as well as a king-size bedroom with another four-poster bed. The large family bathroom has a double-ended spa bath and a separate power shower.

The remaining three bedrooms are on the second floor and comprise a king-size room with an additional day bed, a family room with a king-size canopy bed with bunk beds, and a bunk bedroom with an additional child’s day bed.

French doors lead from the conservatory into the large front garden with its terraced seating area and lawn. The walled back garden is perfect for children to play in, with a 14-foot trampoline, children’s swings and a climbing frame. There’s also a patio to relax on, a decked area with a private hot tub and a croquet lawn. The barn houses a delightful games room with a mini pool table, table football and an upstairs den with table tennis.

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

Please note there is a refundable £400 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 7 bedrooms – 1 king-size with en-suite, 2 king-size, 1 king-size with day-bed, 1 king-size with bunk beds, 1 bunk bedroom with additional child’s day-bed and 1 bunk bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (please note this room is separate from the main house)
  • Due to COVID19, We would like to advise all parties that they must bring their own duvets. The owner will provide one pillow and mattress protectors, bedsheet and pillow case.
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 shower room, 1 accessible shower room, 1 bathroom with separate shower and 1 WC
  • 3 fridge/freezers, dishwasher, tumble dryer, electric oven and grill, microwave, washing machine
  • 2 TVs with Freeview, DVD player, music system, iPod docks
  • 2 highchairs and 2 travel cots available
  • 2 wood burners - starter pack of fuel provided
  • Mezzanine snug area is accessed by ladder-style staircase - children must be supervised at all times
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large front garden with lawn and terraced seating area. Walled rear garden with patio, decking, croquet lawn, 14ft trampoline and children’s swings & climbing frame
  • Hot tub and sauna (the owner reserves the right the to charge for energy)
  • Games barn with mini pool table, table football and table tennis
  • Please note that mobile signal is limited in the house
  • Charcoal BBQ (fuel not provided)
  • Private water supply – UV tested/filtered
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • Ground floor wheelchair access
  • Payphone
  • Bookings involving a celebration are subject to pay an increased security deposit amount - please advise at time of booking for further information

Enjoying an idyllic location on the Cowal Peninsula – also known as Argyll's Secret Coast – this wonderful property is an ideal base for exploring the west coast of Scotland. With spectacular walks right from the doorstep, there are opportunities to explore the area's wealth of winding rivers, tranquil lochs, rugged hills and mysterious woodlands.

The popular Kilfinan Hotel is just opposite the property and offers a bar, lounge and restaurant, and is a popular venue for celebrations including weddings and Hogmanay. The beautiful sandy Kilfinan Bay is just a mile from the house and looks out onto the stunning Loch Fyne. Kilfinan is also home to a church dating back to the 13th century, and is an ideal spot for exploring the region's ancient history. The remains of Ascog Castle (8 miles) are nearby, or you could head to the picturesque coastal village of Portavadie (8.5 miles) which is home to a marina and Wilder Ways, which offers pony-trekking.

The pretty village of Tighnabruaich (8.5 miles) has a choice of shops and places to eat, and is known as a great base for rock fishing, cycling and yachting. The nearest main town is Dunoon (25 miles) which has a variety of great shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a cinema and leisure centre.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Beverly 10th September 2021

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Beautiful house and area which is steeped in history. The locals were delightful. However the cleanliness was disappointing.

Reviewed by Sheryl 21st August 2021

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Fantastic location and house, has plenty of space and everything you need. Games rooms and hot tub were enjoyed by adults and children !

Reviewed by Anne 26th June 2021

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Lovely remote getaway for large family gathering which allows dogs. Excellent spa facilities resulted in a very relaxing week.

Reviewed by Frank 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Alison 25th July 2020

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This is a great place for a family - trampoline,snooker,pingpong,. Lots of space and lovely places to visit nearby. We had a great week

Reviewed by Archie 26th October 2019

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A wonderful large old house in a beautiful location ideal for large groups with children.

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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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