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Pier Cottage

Castleton, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A secluded cottage with garden on the Castleton Estate only steps from the sea
  • Open-plan living space perfect for socialising
  • Idyllic location on the banks of tranquil Loch Fyne
  • Enjoy al fresco dining on the patio watching the seals splash in the loch
  • Feast on freshly caught seafood and sample local oysters
  • Wander through the ancient Crinan woodland for views across to Isla and Jura
Property code: CA264

A spacious three-bedroom holiday cottage enjoying a waterside location, ideal for families seeking an active holiday exploring the Scottish coastline and countryside.

This traditional cottage on an idyllic, secluded shoreline in Argyll is a treasure to be found. This recently renovated self-catering holiday cottage sits on Castleton Estate, but has its own garden and offers guests complete privacy. The cottage is just a few steps from the sea and you can sit on the patio and watch the gentle tides change and spot seals or, if you’re feeling adventurous paddle across to one of the neighbouring islands.

Inside this grey stone cottage is a lovely open-plan living/kitchen/dining area with large French doors that open out onto the patio. It is furnished beautifully with colour, quirky artwork and a plethora of cosy blankets for you to snuggle under. The living room has a sweet wood burner to keep the room toasty, a big corner sofa and a TV for entertainment. The kitchen is homely and inviting, with wooden cabinets and a large wooden dining table that looks out over the view. There is a breakfast bar for enjoying more casual meals and a dishwasher to help with the washing up. One of the three bedrooms is downstairs just off the kitchen. This lovely double bedroom has an en-suite shower room.

On the first floor are the other two beautifully furnished bedrooms, one twin and one super-king. There is one bathroom between the two rooms that has a shower over the bath, the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring.

The private garden is a truly magical place to relax, with waterside views and a variety of wildlife to watch. For wildlife enthusiasts expect to see red squirrels, roe deer, seals, perhaps an otter or pine marten, a profusion of small and large birds, siskins, goldfinches, blue tits, herons, pheasants, red-legged partridge, buzzards, oystercatchers maybe even the greater spotted woodpecker or an osprey or sea eagle flying overhead.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 super king
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 separate cloakroom with WC
  • Electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Wood burner with logs included
  • TV
  • Patio furniture
  • Off road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 1 mile to shops, restaurants and pubs
  • Please note due to the waterside location, children must be supervised at all times

Argyll & The Isles is the perfect destination to escape among awe-inspiring scenes. Located on the west coast of Scotland, the region is home to 23 inhabited islands and seven National Nature Reserves. The area around Loch Fyne has numerous outdoor activities and some excellent restaurants such as the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Crinan Hotel, making this an excellent base from which to explore the delights of Argyll.

Explore the area on horseback with Wilder Ways, who offer excursions for individuals and groups that are tailored to your ability. You can go for a full day or just a half from Strachur and Portavadie (16.3 miles away).

If you'd rather ride a bike take on The Fire Tower Trail on the 19km mountain bike trail on the outskirts of Lochgilphead. The trail includes big climbs and descents along with magnificent views of the islands of Jura, Scarba and the Gulf of Corryvreckan. The route crosses paths, hillsides and some challenging forest roads (6.3 miles away).

Visit Tarbert, a pretty village that is still home to a working fishing fleet and hosts an annual seafood festival every July. It's incredibly picturesque all year round, with some delicious restaurants and a 14th-century castle overlooking the village for you to explore (16.4 miles away).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Cattermole July 2019

Pier Cottage is beautiful, in a superb location on the loch side, peaceful and relaxing. Christine, the caretaker, couldn't have been more helpful, responding quickly to messages, even giving up a Sunday to come over and help resolve a problem with the hot water. Comments in earlier reviews regarding cleanliness are way out of date, the cottage wasRead more spotless. The kitchen is particularly well equipped for a holiday let. The only reason I haven't given 5 star is that there wasn't much practical information about the cottage available: many holiday lets have a folder with mundane details like what to do with the rubbish, how the washing machine works etc. Christine was quick to answer this kind of query, but it would have helped to have the information ready. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Fitzgerald June 2019

From the moment we arrived to the second we left.....a memorable experience. The tranquility, the location, the wildlife and of course the cottage made this probably our favourite cottage or all time! The gentle tide, the proximity to the Loch, the Seals, Otters, Deer and birds provided first class entertainment. The cottage itself was ample size fRead moreor 6 - there were 4 of us and 3 dogs, was well equipped and comfortable. Remote and yet not so (even Tesco delivered!) it really was a fabulous place and trip for us. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Convery May 2019

Very comfortable and spacious

Reviewed by Mrs Timmis October 2018

It is the most delightful spot to have a holiday. Right by the sea loch. You can see the seals swimming outside the cottage. We had some amazing walks especially the Crinan trail as the views were spectacular. The only thing I would say is that although the cottage is beautiful, it could have done with a little tlc. It was lovely and clean but the Read morecushions on the kitchen chairs were ripped, no edge to the worktop in the kitchen, a nasty drain smell in the en suite and small things like that. It certainly didn't detract from a wonderful holiday though. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Hamor August 2018

The Pier Cottage is a great place for recreation: peaceful, quiet and stunning views over the water! We enjoyed exploring the area, the history of the Kilmartin Glen and one of our favorite places is the walk through the Crinan Wood, a wonderful world of woodland with ferns, mooses and lichens.

Reviewed by Mrs Burman June 2018

Perfect isolation for writing, yet, never a dull moment if you enjoy watching wildlife. An amazing number of birds. Otter spotted in the water and deer on the island opposite. This, is really getting away from it all. Loved it! There are three double bedrooms, so perfect for families. Car would be an essential.

Reviewed by Mrs Bilyard June 2018

Very comfortable cottage in a wonderful setting with amazing views over the loch. The cottage was warm and comfortable with a well-kept garden and binoculars provided to watch the wildlife - seals seen most days. Good walking in the really lovely unspoilt area.

Reviewed by Mr Kotlewski June 2018

Pier Cottage is a wonderful place. The cottage is situated with lovely views across to a small island. The grounds are spacious and the front garden was an ideal place for the barbecue. This is a great property with large bedrooms upstairs and a fully functional kitchen with new pots and pans and plenty utensils. Christine the caretaker keeps the cRead moreottage in very good order and proved invaluable during our stay. It was refreshing to meet such a lovely person who went well out of her way to ensure that we had a great holiday. From meeting us at the top of the road and guiding us to the cottage to arranging the launching of our boat at the local boat club. We would definitely be returning to Pier Cottage in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Regnart April 2018

Pier Cottage is in a great lochside location. My wife and I elected to use the downstairs bedroom so that we could sit in bed in the morning with a coffee, read and look out over the water. As our annual pilgrimage to Scotland, accompanied by our 3 kids and a Rhodesian Ridgeback, involves daily walk and this was our first time to this area, then weRead more were pleasantly surprised with the area. A number of good walks during the week include a ferry trip over to Gigha where we walked around the southern headland from the pier and back to the sandy beach before returning to the pier via the wind turbines, then drive to the northern tip of the island and climb on the rocks. The Crinan circular walk is great, make sure you take the slight diversion up to the Iron Age fort, the view is spectacular out towards Isla and Jura. To really tire out the family, then the walk up to the wind farm at Allt Dearg which you can see across the water from the house....great views.. but it is 3.5miles up and 3.5 miles back down!....dodn't tell the kids before you set off! Other nice walk we did was along the coast to Craignish point, near Ardfern, the sun was out, very little wind and watched a seal playing off the point. All in all we would recommend the area and Pier Cottage...once you finally find it using the directions given! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Bone February 2018

A beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Very well presented and comfortable, would recommend to every one. A couple of minor points, an empty dishwasher tablet box, one tablet would have been enough to start with. We left several behind. We had a Jack Russell with us and cleared up after her every day unfortunately people that had the cottage beRead morefore us had not. I would have thought if previous occupants of the cottage had not cleared up after their dog then the owners of the cottage would have done so. It was more than just the odd mess. It was just as well we did not have any children with us. It could have really spoilt a wonderful week. Hide

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