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Coastal cottages and self catering in West Scotland

Holiday near the beach at one of our 38 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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Esplanade Court, Mull in Oban, Argyll, West Scotland

Esplanade Court, Mull, Oban, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £425 to £ 1029

Self catering accommodation in Oban sleeps 6.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

"Penthouse floor, family-run holiday apartments in a stunning location on Oban’s esplanade, with superb views overlooking the sea and surrounding islands. Centrally situated with free parking and walking distance to town centre, ferry, coach and rail terminals..."


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Goose Cottage in Oban, Argyll, West Scotland

Goose Cottage, Oban, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £365 to £ 928

Self catering accommodation in Oban sleeps 2.

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

Accommodation overview:

Of a very high standard, Goose Cottage is a single-storey holiday property set in spectacular grounds with stunning sea views towards Kerrera and Mull, and magnificent gardens. Oban (shops, bars and restaurants) is 1 mile; from its bustling harbour, boat trips leave for Mull and Iona. Enjoy Glencoe, Inveraray, sea safaris from Easdale. Shops 1/2 mile, pub ¼ mile.


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Auchendennan - Rose Cottage in Arden, Argyll, West Scotland

Auchendennan - Rose Cottage, Arden, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £579 to £ 1009

Self catering accommodation in Arden sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Hot Tub • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

"Stunning cottages in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park..."


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Rothmar West in Machrihanish, Argyll, West Scotland

Rothmar West, Machrihanish, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £478 to £ 1302

Self catering accommodation in Machrihanish sleeps 10.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview:

This substantial stone-built house is located on the coast overlooking the world famous Machrihanish Championship Golf Course and the Atlantic Ocean. One of a pair, the holiday property offers stunning views over Machrihanish beach and the Inner Hebridean islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha. Glasgow is only 20-30 minutes’ flying time from Machrihanish Airport, which in turn is 10 minutes’ driving time from the property. British Airways operate two flights daily, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. Campbeltown is one of a handful of areas in Scotland categorised as a whisky producing region and is home to the Campbeltown Single Malt - at one point having 34 distilleries and proclaiming itself the whisky capital of the world. The town boasts two distilleries as well as a museum, heritage centre and harbour, with an annual regatta and music festival. Other attractions in the burgh include The Wee Picture Cinema and a recreation centre (fitness centre, swimming-pool, café and library). The town is well served with supermarkets, independently-owned local shops and excellent hotels and restaurants offering the finest local produce. The surrounding area is well known for its fine beaches, unspoilt countryside and scenic walks, with the addition of the Kintyre Way making this an ideal location from which to explore the Kintyre Peninsula, including Skipness Castle, the village of Carradale, the Mull of Kintyre and Gigha. Lying just off the west coast of Kintyre, the Isle of Gigha offers a pleasant day trip. Within a short distance there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura. Jura, one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides, is an ideal place to go for peace and quiet. Islay is great for wildlife enthusiasts, as it boasts a large RSPB reserve, a wintering population of barnacle and white-fronted geese, and a Wildlife Information Centre. For the outdoor enthusiast there is walking, cycling, loch and sea fishing and watersports in abundance. Shops 3 miles, pub 100 yards.


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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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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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Degnish Farmhouse in Kilmelford, Argyll, West Scotland

Degnish Farmhouse, Kilmelford, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £674 to £ 1936

Self catering accommodation in Kilmelford sleeps 10.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview:

Degnish Farmhouse sits proudly alone within a 1100-acre working hill farm at the western end of Loch Melfort and has spectacular panoramic sea and adjacent island views. Surrounded by abundant wildlife, including otters, seals and birdlife and with easy access to golf, horse riding, sea kayaking, fishing and sailing, this comfortable south-facing detached holiday property offers a perfect retreat in a glorious setting.
The house has been lovingly re-built to a very good standard, with underfloor heating, double glazing and an emphasis on the wonderful views.
Ideally based for exploring the west coast, there are plenty of ferry trips nearby to Mull, Arran, Gigha, Islay, Colonsay or Tiree. The bustling harbour town of Oban, known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, is a scenic drive north and is home to an array of shops and restaurants. Inveraray Castle, historic Kilmartin Glen, and the Crinan Canal make for wonderful days out. Ardmaddy Castle and Gardens are 3½ miles over the hill, and can be accessed on foot, by 4-wheel drive or via the road to Seil Island. Guests enjoy free access to the gardens and are also welcome to use the estate’s tennis court. Small motor boats can be hired at Ardmaddy. Free fishing can also be arranged on the estate’s well-stocked hill loch.
There are plenty of hill and forest trails for mountain biking and leisurely walks, or visit one of the magnificent local gardens. Whilst there is the farm and miles of coastline to explore, there is also an enclosed garden and covered outdoor BBQ area ensuring the safety of younger children whilst allowing the grown-ups to enjoy an al-fresco lunch. Shop and pub 5 miles.


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Oaklea in Newton, Argyll, West Scotland

Oaklea, Newton, Argyll, West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £345 to £ 838

Self catering accommodation in Newton sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

This charming, detached, single-storey holiday cottage enjoys a quiet village location on the banks of Loch Fyne. With direct access to the shore it boasts stunning views over the loch to the mountains. Ideally located to explore the Cowal Peninsula, Inveraray, Oban and the Western Isles. 30 minutes from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the area is popular with walkers and cyclists. Golf, horse riding and fishing are within easy reach. Shop and pub 4 miles.


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