Argyll Holiday Cottages
For a large selection of Argyll self catering cottages and other holiday properties, see the rental companies featured below. They've been arranged in ascending order, according to the numbers they provide and consist of both large and small rental agents. Visit their sites for information about availability.
Cottages 4 You
- Over 130 Argyll holiday cottages
and self catering properties, situated in locations such as Lochgilphead, Strachur and Achnamara. Most have at least three star gradings with prices beginning at £300 p/w. Discounts are also available.
Holiday Rentals -
Over 70 Argyll cottages
as well as other forms of self catering accommodation such as lodges, castle apartments and luxury detached houses. Unbiased user reviews are also included for a good number of their holiday properties.
- Around 70 cottages in Argyll and Bute with week-long stays available for as little as £200 in some cases. Their range include classic 5-start cottages to beautifully renovated rural buildings such as mill houses converted farmhouses.
Independent Cottages -
15 Argyll cottage properties available from £250 for seven day breaks during low-season. Some have attained five stars for quality and a good number of allow for pets. Locations include Kames Bay, Dunoon, Loch Melfort and Craignish Peninsula.
Argyll holiday cottages allow the visitor to appreciate the history and splendour of Scotland's birthplace. The Argyll region provides some breathtaking mountain scenery, from the rugged highlands of Glencoe to the romantic seascapes of the inner Hebrides.
Argyll stretches from the outskirts of Glasgow to Britain's most westerly point Ardnamurchan
. Its coastline is over a thousand miles long with 26 populated islands such as the Isle of Coll and the Isle of Tiree. The latter has a population of around 800 people and offers a unique, unspoilt charm.
Located on the west highlands Oban is a popular seaside town that affords some wonderful views of the surrounding islands and lochs. Oban also contains reminders of Scotland's rich past such as Dunollie Castle, built by the Dalriadic Scots. Pre-historic monuments still remain at Kilmartin
This region offers a stunning landscape with countless scenic and picturesque settings that prove popular with walkers and hikers. The gardens at Stonefield Castle
and Kilmory Woodland Park burst with colour and beauty and are another principal attraction Argyll Wildlife Park is another must-visit with over 50 acres of trails and country paths. Rent Argyll holiday cottages. Further information about popular Argyll visitor attractions follows.
Argyll visitor attractions
From the Mull of Kintyre to the shores of Loch Lomond, cottages holiday makers will enjoy the great diversity of this region, which has all the ingredients of an unforgettable holiday – from remote glens and mountains to fishing villages, castles and lochs.
The network of forest roads in the region provides miles of walking and cycling routes. Hire a bike at Highland Stores, Argyll Street in Dunoon or take the kids to Argyll Wildlife Park
south west of Inverary where visitors can see native wildlife such as pine martens, wildcats, racoons and wallabies. The Puffin Dive Centre
at Oban offers courses with qualified instructors and keen riders cab hire a mount at the Melford Riding Centre in Kilmerford.
Tighnabruaich Sailing School
offers dinghy sailing and windsurfing . Boat trips for fishing, watching wild life and island-hopping are also popular. Book a trip with Gemini Cruises in Crinan.
Food and drink
Scotland now boasts some of the most talented chefs in Britain and at the heart of Scottish cooking id=s local produce: fish game, beef, lamb and cheeses. Try the Cairn Restaurant
in Kilmartin which serves moderately priced Scottish and European dishes.
At Tarbert in Kintyre, The Anchorage
specialises in sea food and on the isle of Gigha, the Tayinloan Inn
, once an eighteenth century tavern, offers traditional pub food. At Clachan at the head of Loch Fyne, is the popular and acclaimed Loch Fyne Oyster Bar.
History and Culture
Argyll has numerous prehistoric sites as well as a host of fascinating castles, monuments and gardens. Inveraray Castle
, built in 1745, is the home of the head of powerful Clan Campbell – the Duke of Argyll. It has a magnificent interior, a huge collection of Oriental and European treasures and the Armoury contains early weaponry used to fight the Jacobite rebels. Open daily, April to October 19 -5.30.
Ruined Rothesay Castle
in Bute is worth visiting. Built in the 12th century, it has an impressive circular moat. If the weather is good, Archattan Priory Garden is a good place to take the family to see the 13th century ruins of a priory and enjoy the gardens - at their best in Spring and between July and September.
To the north of Port Appin is Castle Stalker
, standing on its own tiny island and built in the 16th century by the Stewarts. Open to the public in July and August but first check with the tourist office in Oban