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Dunamuck Bothy
(5 reviews)
From £440 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
2 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£560£170
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£520£160
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£480£145
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£480£145
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£440£135
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£440£135
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£600£180
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£600£180
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£440£135
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£440£135
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£480£145
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£480£145
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£520£160
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£520£160
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£560£170
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£520£160
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£480£145
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£480£145
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£440£135
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£440£135
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£600£180
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£600£180


Sitting peacefully in woodland above the Crinan Canal, Dunamuck Cottage has a magical secluded position in one of Scotland’s most historical landscapes.  Surrounded by glorious scenery at the end of a private track, this charming stone-built holiday cottage offers the chance to enjoy Argyll at its most tranquil and beautiful.

Inside the spacious, double height open plan living room is bright and airy with a cosy wood burning stove and French doors to a decked balcony overlooking a small loch with views across to the village of Cairnbaan.  This makes a lovely setting for evening drinks or alfresco dining after a busy day exploring this wonderful part of Scotland.  The two comfortable twin bedrooms make this an excellent self-catering house for all ages.

A steep path leads from the cottage down to the loch which was once the site of a 19th century slate quarry – slates still remain amongst the grass.  The impressive view from the heather clad hill opposite follows the canal towards the sea and the stone ruins from the worker’s crofts can still be discovered.  Wildlife abounds in this hidden natural landscape with every chance of spotting roe deer, red squirrels, pine marten and many varieties of birds.

Famous for its stunning scenery and dramatic history this area of Argyll offers visitors a great variety of activities and days out.  The surrounding area has numerous hill and forest walks, mountain biking, wildlife and fishing as well as loch cruises, wonderful gardens and ruined castles.  The Crinan Canal has been described as Britain’s most beautiful shortcut and its towpath is perfect for walks and cycling and happy days can be spent on the nearby sandy beach.  Explore the natural beauty of the area with its many birds and local wildlife such as otters, seals, owls, beavers and small red deer.

Visit the amazing prehistoric remains in Kilmartin Glen or the harbour town of Oban where you can catch a ferry to Mull, Iona and the Inner Hebrides.  Travel south to the Mull of Kintyre and enjoy the many deserted sandy beaches or visit the island of Islay, Jura or Gigha.

Charter a boat from Crinan Harbour and set off for a day’s fishing, wildlife watching, island hopping or experience the famous Gulf of Corrievreckan with its whirlpools and standing waves.  You have every chance of spotting eagles, dolphins or whales.

Also available and adjacent is Slate Cottage, which sleeps up to 3 guests.




Large entrance porch, hallway, 3 steps down to open plan living room/kitchen, dining & sitting area with wood-burning stove & doors onto decked balcony overlooking loch. Bathroom with bath, over the bath shower & whb, separate wc & whb. 3 steps up to two twin bedrooms

Please note:

Steep hill leading down to deep loch – young children must be supervised


  • A path, close to the cottage, leads through the woods to the Cairnbaan Hotel serving bar meals and fine dining
  • The delightful harbour village of Crinan (5 miles) has a hotel offering local seafood and a waterside café
  • Lochgilphead (3 miles) offers a wide range of shops including Tesco Express & Co-op Supermarket, cafes and restaurants,
  • swimming pool & sports center, 9 hole golf course and bike hire
  • Oban (35 miles) offers many attractions, full range of shops and ferry services to Mull and the islands
  • All energy and heating included in rent
  • Decked balcony with garden furniture
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric hob
  • Electric oven
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Small flat screen TV with freeview
  • Under counter fridge
  • Unlimited parking
  • Washing machine
  • Wood burning stove
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (5 reviews)
    Dunamuck Bothy reviews
    We had a great stay at Dunamuck Bothy - it's a lovely secluded home-from-home cottage with great views of "the wilderness", but still with a local town and a very local restaurant/pub/hotel within reach. It is a fair drive to reach this secluded location, including the long 'off-road' uphill track to the cottage (glad we had 4x4), but worth the journey. Cottage was comfortable and well presented with good facilities - but the forest location and views from the large veranda/patio are what makes this a very memorable break. We visited Islay as a day-trip from this cottage by taking a 30 min drive south to the ferry port. Carnasserie castle and Kilmartin monument/museum were only a 15min drive north. We also took to the lochs for watersports. Final evening dinner at local hotel on Crinan canal was very tasty!
    Mr Walker - July 2019
    We had a very peaceful and relaxing break in this lovely cottage and location. Overall the cottage was very clean and tidy and location perfect. Perhaps not as well equipped as some other places in tems of kitchen utensils and games we have stayed and some form of freezer, even if just a freezer compartment in the fridge would have been helpful. Overall an excellent stay.
    Mr Barber - June 2019
    Nice cottage but needs updating. No freezer very disappointing. Cottage needs deep clean windows .decking. cushions.suite. floors. Very well equiped glasses knives forks etc.Outside cottage weeds require removing. Area though very good for walking. Cottage is in a great private position ... overall cottage is value for money but could be better.
    Mr Stewart - June 2019
    We have recently returned from a fantastic holiday in Argyll based at Dunamuck Bothy. The property was well located for exploring the local area and beyond - being just over half an hour away from several ferry ports for visiting some of the nearby islands. Inverary Castle was one of our favourite days out and we were very lucky to see the beavers at Knapdale Forest. We also enjoyed our early evening walks from the cottage: exploring the lake, forest and the prehistoric cup and ring site on our doorstep! The accommodation was well laid out and very comfortable. My only complaint was the lack the basic cooking utensils. We do cook when we're away but were perplexed that there was no potato peeler, cheese grater or whisk and the tin opener didn't work - very frustrating!
    Mrs Galt - August 2018
    The cottage was clean, comfortable & surroundings peaceful. However did feel some things could be better as on arrival , we had made purchases of supplies in the village but had to dispose of a couple of frozen items as no ice box or freezer . There was no bedside lamp in one of the bedrooms, one towel for a week rather sparse. No welcome pack , no info on heating, or on machines apart from the cooker instruction stuck on a wall but markings on the hob worn away . Sparse supply of crockery, just 4 settings which meant either dishes in a less than full dishwasher or hand wash despite dishwasher. Road up to the cottage needs repair. Despite this we enjoyed our stay as used the address as a base to travel around the west coast &. Managed to visit some of the islands getting to see lots of wildlife, the puffins, dolphins, red deer & squirrels to name a few. If more attention to detail could be an idealist place to stay especially with the glorious weather we were lucky enough to have during our stay
    Mrs Miah - July 2018