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Pier Cottage
Castleton
(56 reviews)
From £495 per week
Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms
2 doubles, 1 twin
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£495£150
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£925£280
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£925£280
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£495£150
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£585£180
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£685£210
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£685£210
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£750£225
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£750£225
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£785£240
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£750£225
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£685£210
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£685£610
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£585£180
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£495£150
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£975£295
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£975£295
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£495£150
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£585£180
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£685£210
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£685£210
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£775£235
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£775£235
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£795£240
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£775£235
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£685£210
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£685£610
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£585£180
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£495£150
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£975£295
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£975£295

Description

An idyllic, secluded shoreline location in Argyll and a newly renovated traditional cottage makes Pier Cottage on Loch Fyne a treasure. This newly rebuilt self-catering holiday cottage sits just along the shore from Shore Cottage on the Castleton Estate, but has its own garden and privacy. The cottage is literally a few steps from the sea and you can sit on the patio and watch the tides change or even paddle across to one of the islands.

Inside the house this lovely cottage provides excellent self catering accommodation with a large open plan public area with kitchen/dining area and sitting room. The large doors make the most of the stunning view. The downstairs bedroom with its large window mean you can lie in bed looking at the water.

The area round Loch Fyne has numerous outdoor activities and some excellent restaurants such as the Loch Fyne oyster bar and Crinan Hotel, making Pier Cottage a wonderful base from which to explore the delights of Argyll. 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, oyster catchers maybe even the greater spotted woodpecker or an osprey or sea eagle flying overhead.

PROPERTY CODE: A622

Layout

Ground floor:

Sitting room with French doors to patio and lochside. Open plan kitchen/dining room. Cloakroom with WC and WHB. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with WC and WHB.

First floor:

One twin bedrooms and one super-king double. Family bathroom with bath, shower over bath, WC and WHB.

EPC Rating - D

Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Electric oven
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Lochside location
  • Log burner
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (56 reviews)
    Pier Cottage reviews
    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 cushions 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.
    Mrs Timmis - October 2018
    A lovely cottage in a fabulous location. This was the second time I stayed at Pier Cottage and I would definitely book the cottage again. Overall we had a super stay however there are three points I would like to draw to your attention. Firstly, the mattresses on the double beds were very soft and squishy, particularly in the upstairs bedroom, which made for an uncomfortable night's sleep. I should add that I noticed this when I stayed in 2013 and it doesn't look like the mattress has been replaced since then. The second issue was the shower door in the downstairs en suite which did not shut properly. Thirdly, the radiators in the bathrooms were on very hot and we could not work out how to turn them off. In the downstairs en suite that meant the bedroom became unbearably hot at night. I hope this feedback is useful.
    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.
    Mrs Deuble - August 2018
    Amazing stay in a truly tranquil location
    Mrs Burman - August 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.
    Ms Macarthur - 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.
    Mrs Bilyard - 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 cottage 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.
    Mr Kotlewski - June 2018
    Lovely location - stunning views and amazingly peaceful. House was spotlessly clean and tidy. However, some of the fittings need refreshing - pots and pans urgently need replacing - downstairs shower does not drain properly.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your review and we have now replaced all the pots and pans with brand new ones. We hope you return sometime soon."
    Mr Maxwell - 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 we 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!
    Mr Regnart - April 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 before 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.
    Mr Bone - February 2018
    The cottage was filthy following a previous rodent infestation. There were piles of mouse dropping on furniture, under beds around skirtings. Then there was the open tray of rodent poison we discovered in a lower kitchen cupboard! The owner did offer a partial refund and offered to clean the property fully. However, they failed to do this within two days, so we had no choice but to end our holiday early. There was no welcome hamper (an opened third-full 2-litre container of milk had been left for us... nice!) and no visitor property guide. The non-stick on the pans was flaking off meaning that when you cooked you got pieces of PTFE in your food. The cottage is in a beautiful location but the attention to detail is woefully inadequate. Worst holiday cottage we have ever stayed at.
    Owners Response: "Firstly may I thank you for your feedback and please be assured that I have acted on it. Mice in country house can do all sort of damage in a very short time - on an overnight these little 'monsters' can cause carnage as you found on arrival and why we have to put out these trays. Regarding the welcome hamper - we do not advertise the house as having one and the caretaker left the milk as a goodwill gesture only. Welcome folder/visitors guide - the house does have one I am only sorry that it was not left for you. Pans, many thanks for drawing this to my attention, I will attend to this. It was such a pity that you decided to cut your stay by one day although I hope that getting a refund of half the rent will have compensated you fully. Pier Cottage is in a lovely cottage in a lovely location and now has a new cleaning service/maintenance looking after it, moving forward. Thank you again"
    Mr Shepherd - December 2017
    Beautiful cottage on the shores of Loch Fynne, and a prefect base to explore the West Coast of Scotland and Islands. There is much to see and recommend on the Kintyre peninsula, but the short ferry trip to the tiny island of Gigha is a must, as is the stunning drive to Skipness castle and adjacent smoked fish shop.
    Dr Aylward - November 2017
    Pier Cottage is an amazing, relaxing places to stay with outstanding views. You are not overlooked, rooms are very spacious and with Log fire for colder days it had it all. Although cannot walk from door, there are amazing walks in forests a few miles away. Ideal place to make your base for exploring the area, however there is a feel that once you are there you do not want to leave. Then there is the wild life, sea birds in abundance, and seal visits in the bay. Will be looking to book again
    Mrs Yardley - September 2017
    Lovey cottage, all done to good/high standard. Everything there thats needed for good holiday experience. The garden areas also kept to high standard plenty of outside seating. Only small down side was we had to ring caretaker over dvd problems, think she could have been a little more helpful and quicker with our problem!! Didn't spoil the holiday in long run.
    Mr Woods - June 2017
    The best holiday Cottage yet. We arrived in sleet and snow but the minute we opened the door the magic of underfloor heating greeted us. A very clever conversion of an old Cottage with plenty of room and ideal dining accommodation. We did see some wild life like a resident pheasant, few deer And birds banging the windows. The islands would have been a great destination for swimmers in the summer. The Tayvallich Inn was a lovely destination for lunch. The Cruachan power station a must!
    Lady Campbell - April 2017
    Pier Cottage is such a joy, you walk through the door and your cares just leave you. It's the only cottage in the UK we keep coming back to, it's so homely and comfortable. I have seen a more varied selection of birds sat on the settee with a cup of tea than I have on a dedicated bird watch, this year we saw owls. woodpeckers and seals it was just wonderful. The cottage is extremely warm and toasty, we've never actually had to light fire in all the times we've been there. It is however off the beaten track (altho only 3 miles from the shops and supermarkets in Lochgilphead), but it is very dark of a night.....marvellous if you get a clear night as there is very little light polution. But if you have little ones who may get up in the night, buy a motion activated night light or you may end up stubbing a toe
    Owners Response: "Thank you very much for your lovely review and just to mention that for the future people who read these reviews the fire has been replaced by a log burner which is working very efficiently."
    Mr Rowlands - September 2016
    A great hideaway cottage. A little drive from the main road, the cottage is secluded and quiet. The aspect is perfect for nature watching out to the island across the bay, there are binoculars in the cottage if you forget yours. The house is spacious with an open plan downstairs, plenty of space for everyone. There are plenty of seating outside and the garden gets sun for most of the day. The cottage has a private stone beach with jetty. When the tide is out you can pick mussels on the beach. The house is well stocked in the kitchen with utensils, pans etc, and the side board has jigsaw puzzles, board games and books to keep you busy on evenings and the inevitable rainy day. We took our dog, a ridgeback, and she had plenty of space in the house and loved the beach.
    Miss Vitty - September 2016
    A very well equipped cottage in a great location. Lovely big rooms with great views. Personally, this area is very special. A place that I visited many times as a child so it was wonderful to relive happy childhood memories by walking out to the islands and along the shoreline to watch the seals. Murrays Smoked Products - a great place for fresh and smoked fish ( Loch Fyne Kippers are the best in Scotland) and H Ferguson ( Butcher) for brilliant venison sausages.
    Mr Salmon - June 2016
    Lovely peaceful cottage in beautiful location. Would have given 5* but we noted a few repairs that were needed while we were there which did impact our stay a little. We'd happily go back should we have the chance once these issues were resolved which I'm sure they will be. Highly recommend Crarae gardens, stunning at this time of year with the Autumn colours. Worth noting there is no wifi or signal this wasn't an issue for us but may be for others.
    Miss Ross - October 2015
    Pier Cottage was by far, the best cottage I have stayed in. It provided the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The cottage itself was tucked away in wilderness, with undoubtedly picturesque views. The cottage was furnished with all the amenities one would need for a self catering holiday, the caretaker even left a complimentary bottle of milk and shortcake which was just what we needed after our tiring journey to the North. I will most certainly be returning.
    Mrs Bukhari - October 2015
    The cottage is in a lovely location, right against Loch Fyne, looking out to the island so we could watch the ravens. Great watching the tide coming and going and seeing the grey seals. Even a fabulous view of a Golden Eagle right over us one day. The cottage is very comfortable, it was warm but we were disappointed we could not use the fire, it would have been nice in the evenings. Some information about how to use the TV and video player would be useful for people like me who are not very technically minded. We found a recycling place behind the Coop in Lochgilphead but again a few notes about practicalities would save guests have to 'find out for themselves'. We were very happy with the cottage, we didn't use the french doors as they seem a bit difficult to lock. Also had to find extra towels and bath mats ourselves but not really a problem. A lovely peaceful place with easy access to other places such as Tarbert.
    Mrs Clarke - September 2015
    Pier cottage was absolutely excellent for our family reunion (six people). There was a generous amount of space for everyone, whatever the size of their personality. We spent wonderful evenings reminiscing around the kitchen table. Although the weather was mixed, we did occasionally have the chance to sit out in the evening sunshine and walk out at low tide to the islands. I would like to recommend to anyone discriminating enough to use the cottage, to also have lunch at SKIPNESS SEAFOOD CABIN. Turn off the A83 south of Tarbert to Claonaig and have a lovely drive to the end overlooking Arran. You will find this delightful cabin overlooking Skipness Castle. We had a mixed seafood, sharing plate for two between four of us, a light lunch. The place, the food and the sauvignon blanc were divine satisfying any desire for anything more, in fact it would have been a travesty to have spoiled the palate
    Mrs Inglis - August 2015
    A beautiful peaceful spot, you can sit and watch the wildlife for hours and it is a photographers, or in my case amateur photographers dream. Day trips to Islay and Jura are a must as is a visit to the beautiful Temple wood area - stone circles and ancient burial chambers abound, The house is really well equipped and to a nice high standard. The down stairs double bedroom was great for Dads creaky knee. The fire not working was not the end of the world for us as the weather was really lovely however if we were to return in the winter it would be a welcome addition.
    Miss Mcdonald - April 2015
    Our stay over Hogmanay was almost perfect, lovely warm cottage, well equipped... even an electric whisk for making some meringues. We loved the location, tried and failed to catch fresh crab off the pier, but had fun checking! Really, only downsides were the tired mattresses and the fire smoked out the house, even a small hot fire.... we didn't need it for warmth as underfloor heating was good but a real fire adds to the cosiness. A pity as we won't be back, until that is sorted. Had a great session clay pigeon shooting with Tarbert Gun Club, delicious meal and music at The George in Inveraray and a great  deli in Lochgilphead that stocks gluten free products which was a bonus.
    Owners Response: "The fire is a problem we have spent nearly £2,000 over the last twelve months putting in extractor fans, a cowling, increasing the size of the aperature etc. However we have decided to now install a log burner and are presently deciding which make to go with, favouring a Hunter Herald Slimline, so expect to have this in by Easter. Very sorry the open fire still smokes. "
    Mrs Welstead - December 2014
    Warm cosy spot to relax with friends and family. Well equipped and spacious. Better than many other self catering cottages we've been to!
    Mrs Anderson - October 2014
    After many cottage holidays we have found an absolute gem and definitely the best one yet. The cottage itself is beautiful, large open plan living area with spectacular views across the loch and an abundance of wildlife. We really couldn't fault a thing. The area has so much to see and do from walking, fishing, horse riding or boat trips. The George hotel in Inveraray is very good for local fresh food as is the loch fyne oyster bar, both about half an hour drive away. The kids and the dog loved the long stretch of sandy beach at macrianish, also fab as there was no one else there. We will definitely re book this cottage, I just hope the open fire is fixed for our next visit.
    Mrs Torczynowycz - August 2014
    Arrived at Pier Cottage to find that bath/jaccusi out of order due to last occupants had put foot through it and left a hole in bath floor. This made our stay difficult and time consuming as all four of us had to share one shower, which also wasn't in good condition. Getting ready to go out took much longer wasting time plus an invasion on privacy of other party members. Securing patio doors proved very difficult and outside seat collapsed as rotted away at one end when one person sat on and badly bruised his legs. The scenery is still beautiful but cottage is tired looking and badly needs work to get it back to par.
    Owners Response: "COTTAGES & CASTLES Response: We are very sorry for the inconvenience that these issues caused on your stay at Pier Cottage. We have spoken with the owners and they are addressing the issues mentioned and they have gladly agreed to give the customer a very good discount on their next stay at Pier Cottage, as we appreciate that this customer has been returning to this property for several years. Thank you for your comments and we hope that your next stay will be of a 5 star quality that we and our owners always strive to achieve."
    Mr Mcbean - July 2014
    Fantastic peaceful location right on the sea, loads of wildlife on your doorstep and perfect base for for exploring Argyll. Pictures don't do this house justice. Hope to return.
    Dr Fullarton - July 2014
    Super accommodation made even better by the attention to detail that made the property more homely rather than just another holiday rental. Our rental was over the New Year period and having a Christmas tree in the house was just one of the little extras that helped justify the cost. Catherine, who looks after the property, was very welcoming and let us know that she was available should we need her help. The property was in an excellent location with wonderful scenery and wildlife including seals, deer and many varieties of birds. Plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling in the local area and plenty of info in the property on local attractions/services. We have only two "negatives" about the property; directions to the estate entrance were fine but some signage to the property when on the estate would be useful, particularly if arriving late. Catherine had offered to meet us at the estate entrance but limited mobile reception meant we could not get in touch with her. Our other negative may have been a positive to some; the underfloor heating was so effective that in the first few days we had to open windows during the stormy weather to bring the temp down to a comfortable level to sleep! Again, Catherine was apologetic and they were planning on getting someone in to fix the problem. Overall, the property and location were great in the stormy winter weather, we're sure it would be even better in the spring and summer!
    Mr Connolly - December 2013
    A beautiful, well appointed,comfortable cottage in an idylic spot. The cottage provided us with a great place to stay and to explore from. Its was very clean and had all mod cons,we didn't want to leave! The only let down for us was that there was a large open fire, plenty of wood but we couldn't have use it due to the smoke that filled the cottage. If the fire was sorted this would be perfection.
    Ms Clifton - April 2013
    Quiet corner of shore but close to amenities. The cottage was beautifully located and very pleasant and well equipped. The owner was very friendly and helpful. There was loads for the children to do and they loved playing around the shore and wood. There is plenty of wildlife to see and the owner had thoughtfully left bird books, magazines and DVDs. However we found it a bit chilly and the mattresses were soft and uncomfortable. Also the cottage was quite difficult to find in the dark and the directions given with our pack were insufficient. We did miss having internet but were well warned. Overall we had a good week despite poor weather and would particularly recommend for a Summer stay.
    Dr Richards - February 2013
    A beautiful location with plenty to see & do. Very peaceful with a constantly changing light over the loch. The cottage had plenty of space & the problem with the heating was quickly resolved. It would also benefit from a small investment to resolve problems with the fire, upstairs bathroom & doors not shutting. We certainly hope to return to the area sometime.
    Mrs Snaith - December 2012
    For the views, the wildlife, the starry nights, the tranquility - thank you.
    Mr Dudman - October 2012
    An idyllic loocation, totally private, yet 10 minutes drive to Lochilphead with all the shops needed. The owner, is absolutely terrific, even to the point of pulling our car out of the mud with his Range Rover, and then supervising me getting it clean with his hosepipe!! The only reason I've not given 5 stars is the fire, which fills up the whole cottage with smoke, and then sets off the far too sensitive smoke alarms: the owner knows and is going to try and sort it, but even though the underfloor heating is excellent, had it been really cold not being able to have a roaring log fire would have been a real pain. If you stand at the birdfeeder, and look down to the loch on your left, at about 8am, you may be lucky enough to see the otter, which we did on each of our last 2 days. We had 6 seals in the bay, and heaps of birdlife, plus red deer in the grounds of the estate. If you want to splash out, you must try the Kilberry Inn for lunch or dinner, David and Clare are just the best hosts, and the food is amazing, it takes about 40 minutes to drive there. The visitors book is a mine of info, well worth a read. The cottage is very well equipped, the bathrooms are great, the hot water was piping and never ran out, and to wake up to the views from the bedroom was inspirational....go there !!!!!
    Mr Naden - October 2012
    A fabulous location, a warm and welcoming house. Plenty of space inside, fantastic views from every window. A house which is very comfortable and you can relax in.Wild life on the door step - great watching the seals every day. When we could tear ourselves away from Pier Cottage plenty to see and do, If the restaurant part is closed, try eating in the bar at The Argyll Inn in Lochgilphead - lovely service, fantastic freshly prepared locally sourced food at amazing prices - seafood to die for! Have rebooked Pier Cottage for next year.
    Mrs Mckean - October 2012
    Back for another visit to Pier Cottage, one of the best places we have stayed in over the years. The weather was miserable, but it is Scotland and you can't expect the Bahamas. However, because of this I would say we had more time in the house. Some of the furnishings are looking a bit tired - oh for more comfortable seating in the living room! Improved television and reception would be a bonus as well as a WiFi connection. Beware of the door onto the patio, it can nip your finger if not careful. These are small niggles compared to the overall impression of the house and its setting. The pine martin came every night, though we only saw it once, and larger birds of prey swooped in a few times. It is a lovely house and we will be back again!
    Mrs Helmn - September 2012
    The trees shown in the photo of the property have nearly all been cut down, which makes it quite a different experience from when we were last there as the wild life doesn't come so close to the house The property is starting to look a bit tired & in need of redecoration - some of furniture is beginning to look the worse for wear. Something needs to be done about the chimney - the smell was dreadful when we arrived. We had to open all the doors and windows to try & clear the air. It wasn't good last time but has clearly got worse
    Mr Shirley - September 2012
    We had a nice peaceful holiday. The cottage was clean and well equipped.
    Mrs Monks - July 2012
    Pier Cottage is idyllic. From the moment you drive through the gates by the road side you are taken into paradise, either in the mist and the rain or in the sunshine it is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. The cottage is adorable and the proximity to Loch Fyne just perfect. We saw deer, gulls, herons, toads, frogs, bank voles and birds of many description. I can recommend the Oyster Bar at Loch Fyne for the oysters and the smoked mussels. Kilmartin is lovely the pub does great food and the museum is a great experience. The abundance of standing stones, ancient burial chambers and cup and ring markings is awesome. Every turn you take in the car brings a new and wonderful view. I cannot recommend Argyll enough for anyone wanting an unforgettable holiday.
    Mrs Bradley - June 2012
    Great all round but directions within the private roads were hard to follow. Otherwise perfect!
    Mr Shaw - June 2012
    A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Spotlessly clean, welcome tray laid out with tea and biscuits is a nice touch. Views over the loch are stunning with lots of wildlife activity to keep you entertained. Good supply of wood left for the open fire which is lovely and cosy on chilly evenings. Lots to see and do in the area and a fantastic cottage to come back to...would definately recommend Pier Cottage.
    Mr Amor - May 2012
    If you're seeking peace and quiet, this is the cottage for you. I have always travelled with large companies before, the sort where if it sleep 6 you get 6 teaspoons and 3 pans......so this cottage was a complete joy, everything you needed and more. It is a perfect spot and the wildlife is abundant, you could easily spend a week watching the tides going in and out and spotting wildlife. Argyll though is stunning, and there are plenty of places to visit, altho some a little pricey and not really worth it. The visitors book was great for tips It was great also that Lochgilphead was 4 miles away with a great array of little shops, including a Tesco express, which was convenient for anything you'd forgotten The one thing that was particularly special for us city dwellers was the night sky, just spectacular.....with a few bats thrown in We will definitely be visiting again, really enjoyed our week
    Mr Rowlands - April 2012
    just got back from great stay at pier cottage,cant fault it,location,comfort,facilities,very helpful owner especially keeping us topped up with logs for fire and clearing fallen trees on lane after strong gales on last night! would recommend this cottage 100% and already thinking of returning,my family loved seeing deer,seals and even an eagle.To eat (me) the trevallich inn good simple menu great location,to keep fit/jog (wife) the crinan canal excellent well maintained 8mile towpath lochgilphead to crinan
    Mr Shaw - December 2011
    Our third half term break at Pier Cottage was slightly derailed by heating problems and a lack of hot water early in the holiday. Fortunately, these were resolved and we went on to enjoy our holiday, despite very mixed weather. Sadly, Pier Cottage itself is beginning to look rather tired compared to earlier years and could definitely do with a 'spruce up'. Sofas and soft furnishings need cleaned. Kitchen pots, glassware, mugs and table mats all need replaced - many kitchen items are now very worn and shabby. It's a great cottage in a great location, but a bit of investment and TLC are definitely needed to ensure it maintains the high standards of the early years. We left a note for the caretaker highlighting a number of issues such as lights not working, seals round shower and bath needing replaced and causing leaks etc. Occupancy levels at Pier Cottage are obviously high - just look at the guest book - and the wear and tear is now beginning to show.
    Mrs Haddow - October 2011
    This was our third time at Pier Cottage and in general we really enjoyed ourselves. The weather was terrible, but it is Scotland. The cottage is still lovely and very comfortable, even with the forest behind now cut down. Just a couple of small things on a wish list. It is very nice to have a welcome tea tray and small bottle of milk in the fridge. It would also be nice if salt and pepper were in the house, as they are so basic. A night light on the upstairs landing would also be a help from a fear of people falling down the stairs. When it gets dark at Pier Cottage, it REALLY gets dark. We couldn't get any of the outside lights to work, but it could be that we couldn't find the right switches. A little leaflet of instructions might be a help, especially the TV as it is now freeview. Lastly, the heating. It was like a sauna when we arrived and being a different system with no thermostat we could not turn it down so we had to contact the caretaker. Simple instructions? Overall, we had a great time and would certainly come back for a 4th stay!
    Mrs Helmn - October 2011
    Look no further! This most beautifully appointed, imaculate, and generously sized cottage is set in the most amazing natural surroundings; which you'll never ever forget. Set right alongside the ever-changing Loch Fyne, and with a fine vista to match, there's a vast array of interesting wild life to watch too. It's a complete tranquil haven away from everyday life. And yes, we'd even go so far as to say, once you've stayed here, you'll soon want to go back! If you do manage to drag yourself away from watching the rippling tides and amusing birds to cook, the kitchen has all the pots, pans and utensils you'll need, and those little extra touches supplied on your arrival are very thoughtfull indeed. This has got to be one of the best places to stay in Scotland. Simply a 100% must do!
    Mr Roberts - September 2011
    Another great stay at Pier Cottage - the only difference this time was that the weather was beautiful - but the weather really doesn't matter when you are staying in this idyllic cottage - so peaceful, and loads of wildlife to see. Lots to do in the area - if you can tear the kids away from fishing from the pier or checking out the rock pools. Can't praise the place enough but worried that if everyone finds out how great it is then we won't manage to get booked up again !!! - We will be back for visit No 3 !
    Mrs Forster - July 2011
    Excellent cottage, superior facilities and amazing surroundings. A lot of space insite and outsite the cottage. A perfect place to relax and to get a lot of energy for the comming working year.
    Mr Hammer - July 2011
    Our two week stay in Pier Cottage was wonderful. A clean & well equipped cottage in a beautiful, tranquil location. Great for anyone wanting to get away from it all, it offers spacious accomodation with good views over Loch Fyne and is a good base for touring the area. We would love to return.
    Mr Dillon - July 2011
    Beautiful location, lovely place to stay and chill out. Things to do and see in area. Good for walking, cycling, sight seeing and boating or just chilling out and relaxing. Would like to be able to book from Saturday to Saturday as location is a long way out, it would make travel easier.
    Mr Mcbean - June 2011
    The amenities were very good, the location superb the wildlife great. Will definitely go again. We went looking for peace and tranquility after a mad hectic April and we found it. Few things to help others and which have been mentioned in the visitors books [past and current]. The cottage would benefit from a folder with details of local amenities, doctors/hospital tel. no's., the log fire which filled the cottage with smoke, lack of instructions on appliances, over sensitive fire/smoke alarms in the kitchen. recommended eating out places and local walks and attractions. BUT it is a great cottage.
    Mr Cooper - May 2011
    The cottage was beautifully appointed, equipped with everything you could possibly need. It was lovely and clean and warm when we arrived which made it very welcoming. We will definitely stay there again.
    Mrs Redbourn - April 2011
    What a wonderful location, with deer, wild birds and rabbits, hidden away right on the water. A well maintained cottage with an open fire and french doors onto the water. The Cottage location is perfect, plenty of places to drive to and visit but tucked away so privately that you could relax and enjoy it's whole surroundings. If I had any feedback it would be that having stayed there for a week - as a couple, it would have been nice to have SKY tv, not that we would have watched a lot of TV but after a long and outdoor type day it would have been nice to settle down with some wine and a film or similar.
    Miss Nord - October 2010
    Pier cottgage is in a lovely peaceful, private setting overlooking Loch Fyne. The cottage was very comfortable and the views were superb. My husband even bought a fishing rod and spend a lot of time down on the jetty. Pier cottage was a relaxing place to spend a week. The only minor negative was TV rather small for such a large room, although we did not watch it much as we spent a lot of time outside.
    Mrs Parry - September 2010
    Beautifully situated cottage. Wonderfully peaceful. Well equipped. Only down side was underfloor heating was too hot!
    Ms Blagden - April 2010
    What an amazing place. The bedding and towels were beautiful as was the furniture. There wasn't one thing we needed that wasn't there even down to binoculars for bird watching.beautiful views and surrounding scenery, we can't wait to go back next year.
    Mrs Simons

    Holiday Protection Scheme

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    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
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    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

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