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Slate Cottage
(8 reviews)
From £370 per week
Sleeps 3
1 bedroom
1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£370£115
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£370£115
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£385£120
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£385£120
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£400£120
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£385£120
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£370£115
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£370£115
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£370£115
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£370£115
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£450£135
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£450£135
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£370£115
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£370£115
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£370£115
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£370£115
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£385£120
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£385£120
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£400£120
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£385£120
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£370£115
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£370£115
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£370£115
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£370£115
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£450£135
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£450£135


Escape to this delightful stone cottage and enjoy its magical secluded position in one of Scotland’s most historical landscapes.  Peacefully positioned in woodland above the Crinan Canal, Slate Cottage is ideally placed for enjoying this wonderful part of Argyll with its rugged glens, remote beaches, dramatic scenery and magical islands.

This delightful newly built, single-story cottage is well laid out and has been comfortably furnished and carefully equipped with everything needed for a relaxed self-catering holiday.  The wood burning stove in the spacious open plan living area creates a cosy atmosphere for relaxing after an exhilarating day out and about and the paved patio is glorious for sitting out and soaking up the beautiful unspoilt surroundings.

Located half a mile down a private track Slate Cottage sits adjacent to the owner’s holiday cottage.

A short walk down a steep path will take you to a small loch which was once the site of a 19th century slate quarry.  This hidden natural landscape provides a wonderful opportunity to spot some of the magical wildlife that thrives here including roe deer, red squirrels, pine marten and many varieties of birds.

Whether it’s a relaxing short break, an active holiday or a romantic weekend, Slate Cottage creates a glorious setting.

Also available and adjacent is Dunamuck Cottage, which sleeps up to 4 guests.

Last minute and short breaks welcome - must be booked per Cottages and Castles Sales Team: 01738 451 610



Sleeps 2 plus 1

Entrance hall with coat hanging and boot storage, twin bedroom, large bathroom/wet room with waterfall shower, wc & whb, open plan living area with 3-steps leading from kitchen down to dining/sitting room with wood-burning stove and door leading to paved patio with garden furniture.

There is fold down trundle bed available.

Parents please note

  • There is a steep hill near the cottage that leads down to the loch - your child must be supervised at all times.

Things To Do In The Area - Nearby Events and Attractions

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.


  • 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
  • Cottage surround by open ground and woodland thereafter
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric hob
  • Electric single oven
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Heating and energy included
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Private parking
  • Private patio with garden furniture
  • Washing machine
  • Woodburning stove
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (8 reviews)
    Slate Cottage reviews
    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 encourage 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!
    Mr Godbold - October 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, 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.
    Mr Stephen - May 2018
    This cottage has everything we needed for the Christmas holidays. The cottage is very modern, cosy and beautiful. The warm log fire is a beautiful addition to the cottage. Our only draw back was the shower only had about 5 minutes of hot water. Other than that, it was perfect.
    Mrs Duncan - December 2017
    Lovely woodland location, comfortable and clean house. Just wasn't very welcoming. Two light bulbs out in the bathroom including the one over the mirror and porch light didn't work which would have been useful. Couldn't find a hairdryer - was there one? No personal touches, no obvious instructions for woodburner.
    Mrs Parker - August 2017
    The cottage was perfect for our needs, plenty of room actually bigger than we expected. The boot room was really handy for walking boots and jackets etc. We were there for two weeks so did expect more than one large towel each and one hand towel to share. I noticed a review that complained about a stained pillow with no cover, unfortunately it was still being used. We also had the nasty job of clearing the drain in the wet room of hair. However this did not spoil our stay in Slate Cottage and we would certainly return there. A walk along the Crinan Canal is a must and the Cairnbaan Hotel is a very comfortable and friendly place to eat or just have a drink after a lovely walk.
    Mr Bruce - July 2017
    Had a lovely stay in nearly new cottage.New furnishings plenty of room for two. Peaceful beautiful views. Lovely meals at Cairnbaan Hotel walkable distance. I would have given 5 stars but on day of leaving was asked on info sheet to remove bed linen, one of the pillows was absolutely disgusting. It didnt have pillow protector like the others and was totally covered in brown stains on both sides.Looked like it had a lifetime of use unlike the newness of rest of cottage. It was such a shame to think on last day of such a lovely holiday my husband had laid on such a disgusting pillow.
    Mrs Knight - June 2017
    Cottage was as expected from description; well equipped, comfortable and with clean and new furniture. Had the place to ourselves and could wander freely around. Loads of butterflies and wildflowers. Location was great for us, close to Kilmartin Glen and Crinan, an area we are very familiar with. Would recommend the cafe at Kilmartin Museum, all the archaeology to be found [if that's your thing] and the gardens at Arduaine and Craera. We also returned to the beaver project at Knapdale and were lucky enough to spot one! Co-op at Lochgilphead good for food shopping.
    Mr Stretch - July 2016
    A spacious, modern and well equipped cottage with lovely views. The location, half a mile up an unmade road, makes it feel remote but it is just a short drive to Lochgilphead. Lovely walks along the Crinan Canal and in the hills and forests around Crinan, with spectacular/r views out to Jura.
    Mr Gibson - June 2016

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    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.

    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:

    1. Disinclination to travel.

    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.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands