Holiday House Details
The Chapel
(32 reviews)
From £465 per week
Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 family rooms

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£585£180
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£525£160
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£585£180
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£485£145
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£465£140
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£750£225
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£750£225
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£465£140
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£485£145
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£585£180
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£525£160
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£585£180
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£585£180
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£645£195
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£585£180
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£525£160
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£585£180
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£485£145
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£465£140
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£750£225
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£750£225
Mon 04 Jan 2021Fri 05 Feb 2021£465£140
Sat 06 Feb 2021Fri 19 Mar 2021£485£145
Sat 20 Mar 2021Fri 16 Apr 2021£585£180
Sat 17 Apr 2021Fri 28 May 2021£525£160
Sat 29 May 2021Fri 04 Jun 2021£585£180
Sat 05 Jun 2021Fri 18 Jun 2021£585£180
Sat 19 Jun 2021Fri 10 Sep 2021£645£195
Sat 11 Sep 2021Fri 24 Sep 2021£585£180
Sat 25 Sep 2021Fri 01 Oct 2021£525£160
Sat 02 Oct 2021Fri 22 Oct 2021£585£180
Sat 23 Oct 2021Fri 05 Nov 2021£485£145
Sat 06 Nov 2021Mon 20 Dec 2021£465£140
Tue 21 Dec 2021Mon 27 Dec 2021£750£225
Tue 28 Dec 2021Mon 03 Jan 2022£750£225


Situated in a glorious elevated position looking West over Loch Fyne, Argyll, The Chapel has been lovingly converted to provide the perfect setting for a wonderfully comfortable and stylish Scottish holiday.

Ideal for couples or a family, this former 19th Century 'Wee Free' Church with its tall windows has been converted for spacious and airy modern day living. With a wood burning stove providing cosy warmth in the winter, the sitting room can be transformed in summer by opening the large French doors onto an elevated hardwood deck which commands stunning views across the loch to the mountains and islands beyond.

Start the day in the well equipped, striking slate floored kitchen with an invigorating cup of coffee and finish it on the deck enjoying a glass of the local Malt whilst watching the ever changing skies and beautiful evening sunset over the water, with far reaching views to the mountains of Mull. The time in between is yours to choose, with many exciting day trips whether it be walking, fishing, sailing, island hopping or just relaxing in this friendly local community with its fascinating history and wild beauty. With the delights of Argyll on your doorstep, The Chapel is a wonderful self catering holiday cottage from which to explore this lovely area of Scotland.

As a previous guest wrote, "The Chapel with its terrific atmosphere and stunning scenery has been given a new lease of life for generations of family and friends to enjoy".



Ground floor:

Open Plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with wood burning stove. French doors lead onto large West facing decking. Separate utility area and shower room/WC.

First floor:

Double bedroom with king sized bed. Family bedroom with 3 single beds. Shower room with separate WC with WHB. Infant travel cot available on request. Bright and airy due to Velux windows, many being South facing.

Please note:

  • Telephone for Emergency and incoming calls only.
  • Reasonable mobile reception.
  • No wifi
  • Not suitable disabled or infirm guests
  • EPC Rating-D


  • The Kilfinan Hotel (walking distance) with bar meals and fine dining
  • Weekly van delivering fresh fish to the door
  • Kames (6 miles) – Post Office, General Store & Hotel
  • Tighnabruaich (7 miles) – various shops including Spar, Petrol, Bank, Cafes, hotels
  • Dunoon (24 miles) – full range of shops and supermarket
  • Portavadie Marina Spa and Leisure opening late Summer 2015 (6 miles)
  • Decking with garden furniture
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric heating throughout - electricity included.
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • High Chair
  • Linen & towels provided (please supply own beach towels).
  • Loch close by - 1/4 mile walk
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden with Summer House
  • Radio/CD player
  • Stair gate
  • Television
  • Travel cot
  • Wood burning stove - starter pack of fuel included
  • Reviews

    (32 reviews)
    The Chapel reviews
    We loved the Chapel. The house was light, airy and very well stocked from kitchen ware to books and DVDs to children's toys. The view to the loch was amazing. You could walk to the loch in about 15 minutes, though a good hill coming back. We loved being down by the loch, visiting Otterferry and Tarbert on the ferry and Portavedie marina. We would definitely return.
    Mrs Jarman - August 2019
    The Chapel is an amazing house in a great location. We have stayed throughout the highlands but never thought of Cowal before. However we had a great time- a lot to do and some amazing scenery. The chapel has been beautifully converted and everything is basically brand new. Highly recommend!
    Mr Bastin - July 2019
    This is a lovely place to stay. Totally peaceful, beautiful views and some very nice places to visit. In The Chapel is a folder with the story of its conversion from dilapidated and abandoned place of worship for local residents of "Argyll's Secret Coast" to the great holiday cottage it is today. The one thing it would benefit from is a WiFi connection. We do realise that for some visitors the absence of such a connection is in itself a very welcome part of their holiday. We thought this would be the case for us, but have to say that in the event we did miss the ability to look up bits of local information.
    Mrs Hairs - July 2019
    Beautifully renovated chapel. Open plan design full of light made for a perfect relaxing week.. Spotlessly clean and maintained to a high standard. Superb showers - shame there are no photos of the bathrooms/ showers as these are of a extremely high standard. Loved sitting in the sun in the garden with nothing but bees and birds for company.. We watched stunning sunsets over loch Fyne from the west facing decking at the front of the chapel. Superb local fish from the weekly van. We look forward to returning to this isolated spot of tranquillity. We recommend taking the A83 to Tarbert and the ferry crossing to Portavadie rather than the B800!
    Ms Allan - June 2019
    Wonderful property well looked after. Spacious and well equipped. Stunning views and beautiful garden. Whole family had a great time, granted we had some lovely weather.
    Mr Mcgee - May 2019
    Great cottage...looks small from the outside but has loades of space once inside..very light and airy feel to it...great woodburner...superb spring/summer the veranda would be great to sit and watch the sun go down over the loch....will be rebooking at some point.
    Mr Durham - October 2018
    Perfect. Good value. Comfortable, clean, warm. Great library. Good facilities at Portavadie - restaurant, pools etc. Best meal at Kames Hotel. Hotel Kilfinan disappointing.
    Mr Hook - September 2018
    The house has been nicely restored, it is modern, bright and comfortable with 2.5 bathrooms and a big kitchen. The washing machine is also very practical. The terrace provides a beautiful view on the sea and the sunset and the place is very quiet. However since it is quite far from the major sightseing places in the region it is necessary to have a car and travel a lot (on the narrow and curvy Scottish roads :) to reach them, so better to consider it as a place to stay rather than a point of departure. All in all very good.
    Mr Troehler - June 2018
    What a beautiful property, converted and refurbished to a very high standard. There were children's books and games and two massive beanbags; a very well equipped kitchen; comfy beds and bedding; lots of fuel for the wood burner and although there was a tv it wasn't the focus of the living space which somehow made me prioritise reading. Wonderfully placed for local hotels with restaurants and the new spa with swimming pools at Portavadie where you could happily spend the best part of a day relaxing and eating whatever the weather.
    Mrs Gilmore - October 2017
    The Chapel was everything we were hoping it would be...the perfect mix of contemporary living with remote wilderness and tranquility. Amazing views from the veranda every evening watching the sun set. Glorious views of the non light polluted sky at night - perfect for stargazers. It has everything you need and more, from games for children to an extensive library for everyone. The whole house was furnished to a very high standard, we loved it all. Weather was glorious, the only thing that spoilt it was having to leave :( Already recommended to friends and family.
    Mr Bratton - July 2017
    We loved the Chapel, the rooms, the light, the showers & the washing machine, the calmness the sheep, the view - and: having no WIFI! Tighnabruaich has a lovely Restaurant, The Botanica (Botanica rules the meals), Kames a very friendly Supermarket, Bute is a nice Island to go, Cowal, the Fyne good for hiking and Inveraray good for rainy days, but I won´t tell this to anyone, so that the Chapel is not blocked, when we book it again.
    Mr Strobl - July 2017
    The Chapel has fantastic views over Loch Fyne, with ever changing skies. The surrounding area is very peaceful and quite remote. The Chapel provided spacious accommodation with an extremely well equipped kitchen. There was a comprehensive information folder, maps and books on the local area at the property. However, the standard of cleanliness was very disappointing with living area surfaces very dusty and kitchen area surfaces with food debris from previous occupants. The flooring was not clean and on arrival it was necessary to hoover the carpets and sweep the tiles. On the Castles and Cottages website, the property is given 5 stars which is not appropriate for the condition that we found the property in on arrival.
    Owners Response: "We are so sorry the cleaning doesn’t appear to have been up to our usual very high standard. Thank you for alerting us to this and we will take it up with our cleaners; as you can see from other people’s comments, and the visitors book, The Chapel is normally spotless so we are not sure what went wrong on this occasion. If visitors do have any sort of problem, we appreciate a call at the time so we can arrange to rectify it immediately. We hope it didn’t spoil your holiday."
    Mr Booth - September 2016
    The Chapel was a fabulous base from which our daughter was married on 3rd September- beautiful surroundings in Kilfinan which has immense family connections/history ( her new husband's family actually used to own the house which is why we booked it for such a special occasion). layout of house and quality of fittings/furnishings all excellent, ambiance of the place quite exceptional
    Mrs Macleod - September 2016
    My husband, two sons (ages 6 and 9), and I stayed for a week at The Chapel in July 2016. It was even more beautiful that it appears in the photos. The quality of the renovation is astounding, as is the thoughtfulness of the owners. The kitchen is beautifully appointed, the games chest was wonderful, and their library made me wish we could stay for months longer. This is an absolute treasure -- a place that is far from our life in Los Angeles, California, but full of the comforts of home. The fact that we had no WIFI made it even more of an escape! (Although I think the guest book said they are getting Wifi in 2018, sadly!) The pool and spa at Portavadie is a must. Tighnabruaich is lovely, with a lovely cafe, market, and art gallery. We were lucky and saw the Highland Games at Inverary. Tarbert is very nice, and a drive around Kintyre is well worth it, especially the beaches on the western side. We heard wonderful things about Gigha and Arran. A daytrip to Mull and Oban was wonderful. All in all, Scotland is glorious and you cannot do better than The Chapel! I hope we can stay there again someday, sooner rather than later!
    Mrs Woodson - Boulton - July 2016
    A thoughtful conversion, well equipped and comfortable, with great views.
    Mrs Aspden - May 2016
    A quality conversion of an old chapel in a stunning location with views of Loch Fyne, fully equipped with everything one requires for everyday living. We took a risk visiting in March but were lucky to have beautiful sunny days making the scenery even more spectacular and we even had lunch on the summerhouse decking. We took various trips out along deserted single track roads and walks to beaches without a person in sight. It was always a pleasure to come home to such a beautiful house and wait for the gorgeous sunsets. We bought fish from Robbie and also had an excellent meal at the Oyster Catcher at Otter Ferry which had just opened under the new ownership of a young Scottish/Australian couple. We felt we could have stayed for ever and will certainly go back again.
    Mrs Robb - March 2016
    The Chapel is very nicely designed and kitted out - welcoming and comfortable with quirky and interesting touches. The views are stunning and the setting is exceptionally tranquil. It's worth knowing that it's a 6-7 mile drive to the nearest shop and that the roads are winding and often single track.The Oyster Catcher pub was a favourite with us for amazing mussels and proved to be the perfect spot for crabbing but there are plenty of good eating places in the region where you can sample Loch Fyne's celebrated seafood. Kilfinan beach was difficult to find, and a good twenty minute trek along a track from the road but magical once your are there - oyster sands and amber seas coloured by the run-off through the peat hills that surround it.
    Mrs Rose - July 2014
    We're a family with 3 boys aged 2 to 10. The first thing about the Chapel is the view, which is incredible, very refreshing and relaxing. I'm sure it would be a paradise for a watercolor artist! The house is amazing, very confortable. The boys loved playing with the toys provided, on the woolen carpet in the living room. We enjoyed the numerous books shared by the owners of the place. The kitchen is huge, and you'll find everything you need in it. It's not the first thing you think of when you rent a holiday house, but as a mother of 3, I really saw the difference to have to cook for everyone in excellent conditions. It made my stay much easier and confortable than in other places! On a rainy day I even could bake fairy cupcakes! The location of the Chapel is quite remote. It really is the end of the world from France! The village store is not very far, but you do need 15 minutes to drive there, it's small but we did find everything we needed, including diapers! The other sights we visited all needed quite a drive (45mintues to more than 1h30 to drive to Oban), but the view is so magnificent along the lochs' coasts that we very much enjoyed our days out. We also enjoyed many walks around the Chapel, we regularly walked down to the loch's side (rough sand beach), and the kids could play in and round the water (with or without rubber boots depending on the weather, a lot of fun in both cases).
    Mr Bruneau - July 2014
    We had a lovely time in this family holiday home. The house was equipped as if the family had been living in it and left their possessions for us to share. There was a well-stocked library for wet days and a decent reference library for getting out and about. We enjoyed visiting the Woodland gardens, getting to Benmore, Ardkinglass, and Achamore. The trees and the views were awe-inspiring. Our day on Gigha was a joy, and we always enjoy a ferry trip across a loch or to an island.
    Mrs Barker - June 2014
    All aspects of this small home made this one of the best trips ever to Scotland. The location is superb—quiet, along a single track road with a panoramic view along Loch Fyne—the interior brilliant and comfortable. A well-equipped and super clean kitchen, comfortable bedding and living room furniture, and thoughtful information provided by the owner combine for a great dwelling. The owners were simply geniuses to envision this space. There's easy access to the ferry to Tarbert, the little town of Kames, and groceries, with the loch and the Kilfinan Hotel within walking distance. The road is not heavily traveled, so foot travel is undisturbed for the most part. Do include dinner (or just drinks in the welcoming bar) at the Kilfinan. We had an excellent meal there with local seafood, game, and fowl, plus vegetables grown there at the hotel. Duncan's grocery in Kames is fine for what you need right away, and the Co-op, Larder, and Londis in Tarbert will supply the rest, just a ferry ride away.
    Ms Urquhart - June 2014
    The Chapel was a wonderful and relaxing holiday for us, very remote but that is what we like. Tighnabrauich is only 5 miles away and is a lovely little town. We found Duncans' store in Kames (4 miles away) which was perfect for all kind of groceries. Also the Kames hotel did a lovely meal. Most places for eating are hotels which serve dinner from 6pm. The Chapel itself was wonderful with fantastic views from every window, (the most spectacular being from the French windows) it had everything that we needed and more, very spacious but also very homely. This is a credit to its owners they have put a lot of effort into this amazing holiday retreat. We hope to return. Regards, Carol
    Mrs Pringle - May 2014
    We loved our time in the Chapel, there was everything we needed to feel warm and comfortable when it rained and we loved the peace and tranquility of the surrounding area on dry days. There are some great cycle routes nearby, we loved lunches at The Barn I nearby Millhouses, dinner at the Killfinan Hotel and especially loved the fresh fish from Robbie and his fish van. Excellent salmon! Come prepared with staples as the local shops are small and a drive away.
    Mr Watts - April 2014
    This was the most wonderful week! The Chapel is delightful as a holiday home.It is very well equipped, characterful and comfortable with a mix of elegance and homeliness that made us feel entirely relaxed as soon as we arrived. Don't plan to take too much to read - there are super books to make use of - cookery, art, history,fiction,nature..... and lots of things for children on rainy days. I can't praise it enough for comfort and welcome. There is practically no useful TV reception ( which we were fine with) but a collection of DVDs if you want moving pictures for a bit.There are games for kids and families. We didn't have any rainy days and every morning I stood on the balcony looking at the view with my morning tea. Complete bliss! Around The Chapel we saw a family of pine-martens, deer, mice,and lots of birds. the swallows and house martins being the most entertaining as they nested in the eaves. The Cowal was jaw-droppingly beautiful.We will have to go back because a week wasn't enough and we didn't travel far at all preferring to stay pretty locally. We went to Inverarary for the Highland Games which were great fun. We particularly recommend the following:- Don't bother food shopping in Dunoon - Duncan's shop in Kames has pretty much everything especially if you add in a trip up to Loch Fyne Oysters. Do go for a boat ride with Donald from Tighnabruaich (the leaflet is in the folder the owners helpfully leave.... there are lots of brochures/leaflets and ideas) Do eat at the Kilfinan Hotel - very nice, very friendly and only a short walk. Take the walk to Kilbride Bay - it's about a 20 minute but worth every step. Have a walk beside Loch Fyne and sit outside the Oystercatcher for a drink/meal. Inverarary looked interesting - we spent all day at the Games and will have to explore next time, The Chapel is a pearl of a place. We highly recommend it and will hope to go back.
    Mrs Spooner - July 2013
    The Chapel is beautiful located, a very cosy, yet spacious and welcoming getaway, with a nice terrace to watch amazing sunsets. Fully equipped kitchen, big libary, nice soul music collection, comfortable bedrooms, fireplace - there is nothing more to wish for. We enjoyed exploring the peninsula, taking a boat trip to Isle of Mull, Iona and Staffa, visiting Mull of Kintyre, eat Bute-Festival on Isle of Bute, Inverary Castle and taking it easy at the many beaches.
    Mr Märten - May 2013
    We spent a week at the Chapel at the beginning of May this year. The weather was less than good but the Chapel was very good. The accommodation was good and well equipped apart from the leaky kettle. Ideal location for walking from and for driving to other parts of the area. On the down side we would have liked wi-fi, the bungalow next door being so close was a bit of a surprise but in the event was not detrimental. The uncomfortable sofa mentioned in previous review must have been replaced as we found the sofa very comfy! All in all just the rest and recuperation we were looking for, watching the otters was a high light on a lovely walk south of Otter Ferry. The Younger Botanic Gardens at the southern tip of Loch Eck and was also well worth a visit to see the redwoods. Less said about Dunoon the better!
    Ms Swan - May 2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Chapel, and wouldn't want to change anything about it. It was cosy, clean, very well equipped and had the most amazing view. We visited Kilbride Bay which is a lovely beach with stunning views across to Arran. Portavadie Marina is a great place for walks and having drinks or a meal. It is all very modern and unexpected in that quiet part of Argyle. Nearer to The Chapel is the Kilfinan Hotel, with friendly host and customers. Unfortunately at quiet times it doesn't open every day. All in all a wonderful holiday and we will definitely be going back.
    Mrs Maclean - April 2013
    Difficult to fault. Comfortable, clean, warm and very well equipped, The Chapel has a great view over Loch Fyne. Oystercatcher at Otter Ferry has great location and, on the night we visited, a warm welcome and ok food. Didn't eat at Kilfinan Hotel but bar was cosy. Kames Hotel has good location and food and drink were good. Good beach at Kilmartin.Small cafe/craft shop at Millhouse enjoyable - ask about the gunpowder works.
    Mr Armstrong - September 2012
    The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and attractive with stunning views. It is in an isolated location which adds to the air of tranquility. We liked that there are plenty of walks from the cottage and enjoyed the beach at Kilbride Bay. We also went up to Fort William to take the train to Mallaig - a stunning trip but involved an overnight stay as it is a long drive over the mountains. All in all a lovely cottage in a beautiful location.
    Ms Cooper - July 2012
    The Chapel is an outstanding holiday cottage - clean, very well equipped, light and airy and with absolutely stunning views. The location itself is quiet and probably best suited to those looking for a relaxing, away from it all holiday but still within travelling distance of Inverary, Dunoon, Tignabruaich, Portavadie and a short ferry trip to Tarbert. We ate at the Kames Hotel one evening and can certainly recommend the food which was freshly prepared and reasonably priced.
    Ms Johnson - June 2012
    Just loved the Chapel. The location is idyllic and tranquil. The Chapel itself is very cosy, even with the open plan layout with high ceilings. Wood burning stove adds to the cosyness. Well equipped kitchen. Comfy bedroom. If I were to nit pick, a more comfy sofa would be a good addition, mainly because we were so relaxed that we spent so much time there ! Would highly recommend The Chapel for a very relaxing, enjoyable break.
    Miss Harper - October 2011
    The Chapel is very well equipped for all your needs, its located in a very quiet location with lovely views over the loch, the only thing I would say is that the settees need updating they were a bit shabby and some of the cushions on a rattan chair had seen better days.
    Mrs Petticrew - June 2011
    The Chapel is stunning. My family fell in love with the house, unfortunatly it was booked for the week we wanted to go back this year. We will definitly be back again.
    Mr Cuthbertson - July 2010