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Coastal cottages and self catering in West Scotland

Holiday near the beach at one of our 44 self catering cottages in West Scotland. Whether you want to explore the great British coastline or relax on the beach, stay close by in cottage and self catering accommodation. Search for hot tubs, pools and other features near the coast in West Scotland by using menu below.

 
 
 
 
 

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Harbour House in Crinan, Argyll, West Scotland

Harbour House, Crinan, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £478 to £ 1503

Self catering accommodation in Crinan sleeps 8.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

With magnificent views across the Sound of Jura, Scarba and Mull, this listed building, dating from 1815, stands at the water’s edge in a sheltered peaceful bay known as Crinan Harbour. Attached to the owner’s home, it retains many original features, to provide very comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation on three floors. Perfect for family holidays, the house boasts an established garden with a sitting-out area overlooking the bay.
Fascinating walks from the house allow visitors the opportunity to explore this area of great natural beauty and to observe the abundant local wildlife, including small red deer, owls, otters and seals. Harbour House is also ideally situated for all forms of boating, sailing, canoeing and diving, and there is a small slipway in front of the house for those wishing to bring their own boats. The famous Crinan Canal flows into the sea just around the corner, and offers quayside coffee shop and bar. There are several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel.
From Crinan, a walk or cycle ride along the canal towpath leads to Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig (7 miles), and Lochgilphead (7 miles) where there is a variety of shops, restaurants, a sports centre, swimming pool, and 9-hole golf course. Kilmory Woodland Park boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide and lochside views, and Castle Riding Centre runs highly enjoyable riding courses as well as renting out bicycles and golf equipment.
There are many places of interest to visit, including the prehistoric linear cemetery at Kilmartin Glen. Island trips to Mull, Iona and Staffa can be made from Oban (30 miles). Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Sea fishing can be arranged and there is fly fishing within 3 miles. Boat trips and riding are also available locally. Shop 7 miles.


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Kildalloig Estate - Fisherman’s Cottage in Campbeltown, Argyll, West Scotland

Kildalloig Estate - Fisherman’s Cottage, Campbeltown, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £326 to £ 838

Self catering accommodation in Campbeltown sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

These cottages (refs SBW, SRRL and UAA, see below for individual description) are set on the beautiful Kildalloig Estate on The Mull of Kintyre. Set against the rugged beauty of the sea and the wild landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula, they provide an idyllic sanctuary, offering modern amenities and historic coastal charm. Surrounded by natural beauty and sea views, each cottage is comfortably furnished, provides wonderful character and history and has been thoughtfully arranged to accommodate couples, honeymooners, families, golfers, hikers, birdwatchers and other visitors. There are wonderful stretches of secluded beach and coastal walks (with coves and rockpools, ideal for children), and the fascinating little island of Davaar with its lighthouse, cave painting and wild goats which can be reached on foot at low tide. There are marvellous walks along the coast and through woodland on the Estate – where seals, otters and a variety of birds can be seen – and in the hills, where golden eagles soar. The cottages provide the classic Scottish seaside holiday spot - with an abundant number of rocky and sandy beaches close by and pristine sandy beaches within 5-15 minutes’ drive. Activities locally include surfing, sea fishing, horse trekking, mountain biking and island hopping to Gigha, Islay and Arran. Kintyre is home to five golf courses - the most famous is the championship course at Macrihanish with its stunning and infamous first hole. There are a further two 18-hole golf courses - Southend and Machrihanish Dunes and two excellent 9-hole courses in Carradale and Tarbet. Campbeltown (4 miles) has supermarkets, shops, restaurants and leisure centre (with swimming pool, gym, sauna and sun beds). In its day, Campbeltown had over 30 whisky distilleries. Today only two survive – Glen Scotia and Springbank, with the latter offering tours by appointment. Further attractions in Campbeltown include the Campbeltown Cross, the quaint Art Deco cinema, the Birds of Prey centre, the Museum, the Linda McCartney memorial garden and the Mull Lighthouse. Shops and pub 3 miles.


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Home Farm - The Stables in Glendaruel, Argyll, West Scotland

Home Farm - The Stables, Glendaruel, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £241 to £ 508

Self catering accommodation in Glendaruel sleeps 3.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Fishing near by • Easy Walking Access • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview:

"Surrounded by 150 acres of glorious wooded grounds, abundant in wildlife. . ."


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Home Farm - The Coach House in Glendaruel, Argyll, West Scotland

Home Farm - The Coach House, Glendaruel, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £322 to £ 767

Self catering accommodation in Glendaruel sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Fishing near by • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

"Surrounded by 150 acres of glorious wooded grounds, abundant in wildlife. . ."


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The Lookout in Campbeltown, Argyll, West Scotland

The Lookout, Campbeltown, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £302 to £ 699

Self catering accommodation in Campbeltown sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

In a superb, secluded location by the sea on a 160-acre private island, this unique holiday cottage, one of three, enjoys stunning views from windows all around. Set at the northern tip of Davaar Island, it is connected to the mainland by a causeway, revealed by the sea for 6 hours at low tide. On arrival and departure, visitors will be ferried by Landrover across the causeway (leaving cars in the parking area at the main access point to the island). Once on the island, the mainland is just 20 minutes’ walk across the causeway, and Campbeltown, with good shops and restaurants, is a further 2 miles by car.


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Shepherds Cottage in Tarbert Loch Fyne, Argyll, West Scotland

Shepherds Cottage, Tarbert Loch Fyne, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £254 to £ 621

Self catering accommodation in Tarbert Loch Fyne sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Wheelchair access • Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This farm steading formerly part of the Stonefield Castle Estate has been skilfully converted into attractive holiday cottages which now form part of a courtyard surrounded by 30 acres of countryside grounds. The cottages are situated on the beautiful Kintyre Peninsula 2 miles north of the picturesque harbour at Tarbert which is popular for sailing and hosts the Scottish sailing regatta in May. There are numerous activities available around Tarbert: sample the fresh seafood caught at Loch Fyne in local restaurants enjoy exploring nearby beaches and coves walk all or part of the Kintyre Way a marked walk stretching the length of the peninsula. The area is a nature lover’s paradise - red squirrels deer sea eagles buzzards otters and beavers can be spotted locally. For the energetic windsurfing horse riding mountain biking and clay pigeon shooting are all nearby. Golfers can enjoy five local courses including the championship course at Machrihanish near Campbeltown. Clay pigeon shooting sailing cycling and horse riding available by arrangement (at cost). Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Old Ticket Office in Blairmore, Argyll, West Scotland

The Old Ticket Office, Blairmore, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £263 to £ 566

Self catering accommodation in Blairmore sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

Situated on the shores of Loch Long in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this Victorian listed cottage has been stunningly restored. Standing detached at the end of the restored Blairmore Pier the holiday property offers a variety of activities including walking, fishing, cycling, golf, quad biking and a range of watersports. The area abounds with wildlife and visitors can take a leisurely stroll through magnificent woodland gardens at nearby Benmore Botanic Gardens. Further afield there are day excursions to Inveraray, Oban and Loch Lomond. Shops 100 yds.


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Point Park in Taynuilt, Argyll, West Scotland

Point Park, Taynuilt, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £489 to £ 1495

Self catering accommodation in Taynuilt sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps

Accommodation overview:

This beautifully renovated, detached, single-storey holiday cottage enjoys an idyllic location on the shores of Loch Etive. Extremely well furnished and equipped it has direct access onto the beach and boasts stunning views across the loch to the mountains beyond. The bustling Victorian town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ is just 12 miles away and offers shops, bars, seafood restaurants, a cinema and leisure centre. Whisky lovers can visit the Oban Distillery, and for children, a trip to the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary to see the baby seals is a lovely day out. Regular boat trips leave the busy harbour bound for the Inner Hebridean Islands, including Mull, Iona and the Treshnish Isles with their comical puffins. Enjoy leisurely forest walks, horseriding, fishing, sailing, diving and golf, or for the more adventurous, Glen Nevis, one of the Highland’s most famous glens and the location of scenes from Harry Potter and Braveheart, is only a short drive and offers stunning scenery and bracing walks. Explore famous castles, historical sites and mature gardens. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain or the Inveraray Jail. The abundant wildlife includes porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer and a wealth of seabirds. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessible by car and offer popular climbing, skiing and mountain biking. All in all this is an ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shop and pub 1 mile.


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