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Stylish interior with plenty of space for three
Relax by the wood burner
Open plan living space with wood burner creating a stunning focal point
Set amongst stunning Scottish landscape
Modern well-equipped kitchen
A few steps lead up to the kitchen area
Kitchen area
Dining area
Living/dining area
Modern walk in shower
Shower room
Twin bedroom with pull out trundle bed for third guest
Twin bedroom
One of two properties in this secluded location
Glorious surrounding countryside
Take a picnic to nearby Crinan Canal
Crinan Canal
Waterside walks
Beautiful Scottish landscape
Nearby views
Nearby views
View towards the property
Surrounding landscapes
1 / 23  Stylish interior with plenty of space for three
2 / 23  Relax by the wood burner
3 / 23  Open plan living space with wood burner creating a stunning focal point
4 / 23  Set amongst stunning Scottish landscape
5 / 23  Modern well-equipped kitchen
6 / 23  A few steps lead up to the kitchen area
7 / 23  Kitchen area
8 / 23  Dining area
9 / 23  Living/dining area
10 / 23  Modern walk in shower
11 / 23  Shower room
12 / 23  Twin bedroom with pull out trundle bed for third guest
13 / 23  Twin bedroom
14 / 23  One of two properties in this secluded location
15 / 23  Glorious surrounding countryside
16 / 23  Take a picnic to nearby Crinan Canal
17 / 23  Crinan Canal
18 / 23  Waterside walks
19 / 23  Beautiful Scottish landscape
20 / 23  Nearby views
21 / 23  Nearby views
22 / 23  View towards the property
23 / 23  Surrounding landscapes

Slate Cottage

Cairnbaan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Secluded single-storey cottage offering spacious accommodation
  • Sleeps two or three, ideal for a couple or small family
  • Set in one of Scotland's most historical landscapes, surrounded by woodland
  • Modern woodburner in the lounge which is sure to keep you cosy through the colder months
  • Larger adjacent cottage, ideal for holidaying with friends
  • Country path leads you directly to a restaurant and bar, less than half a mile
Property code: CA304

Modern cottage located in rural Argyll, perfectly situated for an evening's relaxation for your small group of two or three after a day of forest walks, fishing or mountain biking.

A cosy little stone cottage on a secluded hillside in one of Scotland’s most treasured historic landscapes in the Argyll countryside. The cottage is surrounded by wildflower meadows and woodland and is perfectly placed for exploring the Crinan Canal and the sandy beaches, rugged glens and wild islands of Argyll. Despite all that, it’s not isolated, with shops and pubs within 3 miles and the Cairnbaan Hotel, where you can get a meal or drink, around a 1-mile walk along a footpath through the trees. Sleeping two with an extra fold-down bed, it’s ideal for romantic couples and small families who want to enjoy an active break with plenty of walking, nature-spotting and beach days.

The cottage is located half a mile down a private track, adjacent to the owner’s holiday cottage. Inside, it is light, bright and spacious with contemporary décor and high-quality furnishings. The windows make the most of the outstanding views. The cottage is all on one floor. In the entrance hall, there is space to hang wet coats and store muddy boots. This leads to a large open-plan split-level living area. The lounge/dining area has a stylish wood burner and a TV with sofas and armchairs for relaxing warm evenings. There is a dining table with space for several guests to dine in comfort. Three steps lead up to the kitchen area, with a slate floor and everything you’ll need for easy holiday cooking, with plenty of food prep space and a double oven and electric hob. There is a large twin bedroom and a fold-down trundle bed. The large wet room has a waterfall shower.

Outside, there is a patio garden with furniture, the ideal place to relax and enjoy the views.

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.

  • Sleep 2+1
  • 1 bedroom: twin bedroom with optional trundle bed
  • 1 bathroom: shower and WC
  • Fridge/freezer, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV
  • Wood burner
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Private off road parking for 1 car
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Woodland path close by leads to local hotel serving bar meals and fine dining
  • Shop and pub, 3 miles
  • Please note a steep hill near the cottage leads down to the loch - children must be supervised at all times
  • Please note that the private track leading to the property is an unmade road and may not be suitable for low slung cars
  • This property is adjacent to property CA113 which sleeps up to 4 guests

There are numerous fantastic walks right from the front door, up hills and through forests. The steep hill from the cottage leads directly down to a peaceful loch. The path to the Cairnbaan Hotel also takes you to the Crinan Canal, around 1 mile on foot or 1.5 miles by car. There, you can enjoy canalside walks and bike rides, take a boat ride or visit the sandy Crinan Ferry Beach, which is around 5 miles by car from the property. It's a wonderful place for nature spotting, with red deer, otters, seals and owls often seen.

The harbourside town of Crinan is 6 miles away at the end of the canal. It has a very pretty natural harbour and lighthouse and a choice of pubs and cafes, making it a great place to spend an afternoon. From the harbour, you can charter a boat for a day of fishing, island hopping or wildlife watching. You can also visit the Gulf of Corrievreckan, where there are whirlpools and standing waves, and eagles, whales and dolphins are often seen.

Lochgilphead, 3 miles away, has a good choice of shops and supermarkets, and is the ideal place to stock up on supplies for home-cooked meals.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Hoey May 2019

A very comfortable and warm cottage , well appointed and in lovely location close to Crinan Canal which we particularly enjoyed walking plus were able to visit Kintyre .

Reviewed by Mr Greer April 2019

Slate Cottage was a wonderful location for a relaxing holiday. The design of the building is both practical and comfortable with a boot room to ensure the outside stays outside and a wet room/ shower area. The location is far enough away from the town to feel peaceful, but only a short hop to the shops in Lochgilphead. The house is at the south endRead more of Kilmartin Glen which is a concentrated area of Neolithic sites with Iron Age forts, stone circles, burial cairns and 4500 year old carved rocks, all of which are easily accessible. Invarary and Oban are relatively close and offer indoor activities if the weather is bad. We were fortunate with the weather so most of our activities were outdoor, our dog thought he was in doggy heaven and our 10 year old developed an unexpected interest in rambling. For the sake of balance, while we didn't experience any challenges which couldn't be overcome, a few of the bulbs were gone, specifically the oven, and the external lights which did cause us some inconvenience late at night. Also, we could have done with more pots, pans and kitchen utensils. I suspect this is down to normal wear and tear and didn't detract from our enjoyment significantly, Hide

Reviewed by Mr Godbold October 2018

If you want to escape the conveyor belt of modern life, this is a great place to do it. The cottage is remote enough to give you that escapism, but near enough to local communities to provide the necessities and comforts. The area is beautiful, and quiet. The cottage is solidly built, well-equipped, and modern with a traditional twist. It will encoRead moreurage you to relax and switch off, for sure! Don't expect any niceties when you arrive; as others have commented, there's very little in the way of information or instructions - you just have to figure it out. We arrived on a cold, wet autumn day and had to go straight out again for firewood, firelighters etc, then come back and clean the woodstove out, as it was left from the last people who used it. With no internet signal here, and no wifi in the cottage, this place provides you with a total break from communications with the outside world, which we found very, very beneficial and relaxing! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Stephen May 2018

We stayed from the 5th to 12th of May. When we arrived the view was great , looking straight down the valley . The accommodation was clean and tidy, and the stove looked great and was fantastic , but no stove glove to protect you when opening it or adjusting the air flow. First and please don't take this the wrong way but there was no welcome pack,Read more and if you where arriving late at night then you would have to travel back into the village 2.5 miles way if you forgot to take anything with you. We have stayed in quite a few holiday lets over the years and our first port of call is to look for the welcome folder that would tell you how things work, where the nearest shops are etc, unfortunately there was none. The next thing that was a problem was the hot water, not enough, when you used the shower, the hot water ran out in ten minutes, maybe the hot water tank was not large enough and having a beautiful shower such as it is, you would think that the water would last longer. All the local leaflets were out of date. Maybe I'm nick picking but everyone who holidays in places like these expect a certain standard. There was also no visitor book so you could leave your comments. However I will say that it is peaceful and the views are great, they just need to do a little more work. Hide

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Stylish interior with plenty of space for three
Relax by the wood burner
Open plan living space with wood burner creating a stunning focal point
Set amongst stunning Scottish landscape
Modern well-equipped kitchen
A few steps lead up to the kitchen area
Kitchen area
Dining area
Living/dining area
Modern walk in shower
Shower room
Show 11 moreTwin bedroom with pull out trundle bed for third guest

Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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