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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
Waterside walks
Beautiful Scottish landscape
Nearby views
Nearby views
View towards the property
Surrounding landscapes
Crinan Canal
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  Waterside walks
18 / 23  Beautiful Scottish landscape
19 / 23  Nearby views
20 / 23  Nearby views
21 / 23  View towards the property
22 / 23  Surrounding landscapes
23 / 23  Crinan Canal

Slate Cottage

Cairnbaan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Secluded single-storey cottage located  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
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 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 fold out 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.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrea 19th November 2021

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No large glasses - think this has been raised before. 1 lamp in the lounge so either very difficult to see or big bright lights on.. 3 dinner plates.... 2 matches to light the fire all seems a bit basic and lacking attention to detail which is a shame as a nice cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Ken 14th November 2021

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Excellent stay, we loved the location and easy access to the canal and surrounding forest walks. Lots of walks right on the doorstep and a very short car trip to some stunning historical sights, Danaad and carnasserie castle.

Reviewed by Jim 30th October 2021

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A cosy, comfy cottage, well off the beaten track, surrounded by forestry, and very quite and peaceful. A great area to explore with plenty of single track roads to navigate. Locals are very friendly. A good Cop store in nearby Lochgilphead.

Reviewed by Jackie 23rd October 2021

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Lovely cottage very comfortable and cosy and in a good location. We will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Gary 9th October 2021

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The property itself is excellent and we really like the location. Unfortunately the necessary conveniences provided were minimalistic, for example - four knives, four forks, four dinner plates, no large glasses, hand wash empty, two toilet rolls, two towels and one hand towel (for a week)- that is skimping not welcoming. Also in this day and age itRead more is disappointing not to have WiFi, that itself would I am afraid prevent the possibility of a return visit even though we absolutely loved the area. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 25th September 2021

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We loved this cottage which was over half a mile from the main road. It was modern warm and cosy and had most of the things you needed for an enjoyable holiday. it rained a lot while we were there so it was important that we had a good base to return to. Would definitely book it again

Reviewed by Joanne 7th August 2021

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Slate Cottage Cairnbaan, is amazing, so peaceful and quiet with lots of forest walks on the doorstep, Ideal if you have dogs. The beds were so comfy, I had the best sleep Id had in ages. If you want a relaxing holiday we highly recommend Slate Cottage.

Reviewed by Louise 24th July 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is practical, comfortable and in a great location. We would stay here again.

Reviewed by Kevin 17th July 2021

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Absolutely stunning location so peaceful. Cottage is so roomy and spacious. I would recommend this cottage to anyone

Reviewed by Simona 3rd July 2021

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We had the perfect holiday! The cottage is spacious, homely and very clean. Perfect position to visit Argyll and the Kintyre area! Peaceful place for a relaxing holiday! Can't wait to be back!

Reviewed by Glenys 12th June 2021

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Comfortable clean cottage, quiet location but within easy reach of local amenities, short walk through woods to Crinan Canal.

Reviewed by Lorna 5th June 2021

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Lovely clean cottage nice views very peaceful.

Reviewed by Eva 29th May 2021

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Very clean lovely location would come again we had everything we needed comfortable beds electrical equipment needed was available we enjoyed our stay very much we will definitely recommend this cottage to my friends just great

Reviewed by Alan 1st May 2021

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The cottage was nice and cosy with the electric radiators as the weather was still quite cold for the time of year. The wood burning fire in the living room was a welcome bonus in the evening. The dishwasher was very handy and saved a lot of time. The cottage was in an ideal location for the archaeology in the area, about a 15-minute drive. For groRead moreceries, a 5-minute drive to the local Co-op Food supermarket. Hide

Reviewed by Jon 31st October 2020

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Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Gary 17th October 2020

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A very nice well appointed cottage well finished and in a nice location. Warm comfortable and quiet. Its great if you have dogs as there is a very large porch area where you can clean and dry them off. Woodland tracks offer early morning and easy last walks ! The cottage is located up a short rough track with some potholes but manageable.

Reviewed by C 3rd October 2020

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lovely cottage in a great location , ideal if you have dogs has the forest is on your doorstep

Reviewed by Cara 28th September 2020

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A charming little cottage in a perfect location that really gives you a feeling of getting away from it all. The cottage is cosy and well equipped, surround by beautiful forest ideal for exploring. Its location offers a wealth of choice for activities. We very much enjoyed our break here, along with our two dogs.

Reviewed by Margaret 19th September 2020

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We had an enjoyable stay at the cottage. Remote but not too far from the village. Beautiful countryside and good for exploring the area. In the description speaks of a path of half a mile to Cairnbaan we could not find it.

Reviewed by Sheila 12th September 2020

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The cottage has everything you could have asked for, great location, ultra modern, really lovely cottage spacious, light, look forward to returning next year

Reviewed by Louise 5th September 2020

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Great location with plenty to do and experience from the door without using the car! The local scenery and woods surrounding the cottage are sensational and worth expolring. The cottage would have been perfect appart from as previously mentioned the mattresses are replaced as they are in a sorry state and gave us a few sleepless nights and bad backRead mores. A minor gripe, we weren't even left one bin bag at the cottage which I find hard to belive nowadays. Recycling instructions would help. Hide

Reviewed by Ben 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Alexander 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Colin 25th July 2020

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Lovely cottage ,good location for exploring argyll and the islands ,plenty of walks nearby, cottage was modern and comfortable.

Reviewed by Edward 11th July 2020

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We had a lovely break at Slate Cottage, location is beautiful.

Reviewed by Stefanie 28th December 2019

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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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