Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
NEW YEAR SPECIAL OFFER - 30% DISCOUNT
Book a holiday to visit Bannatyne Cottage between January 2014 and March 2014, to take advantage of this fabulous offer. Bookings subject to availability – Discount will be applied at time of quote
Bannatyne Cottage is located at Lock 11 on the Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, in the heart of Argyll. The canal creates a vital 9 mile waterway link through the Kintyre Peninsula and is often referred to as "Britain's most beautiful shortcut". Guests at Bannatyne will certainly agree.
The cottage is easily accessed by car from Glasgow, via scenic Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. From Cairnbaan visitors can explore the idyllic Western Isles with ferry services operating from Oban and Kennacraig. The cottage was recently restored by Scottish Canals and we are delighted to be offering quality self-catering holidays in such a picturesque part of Scotland.
Bannatyne cottage sleeps four with the accommodation conveniently located on one level. There is a well equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a sitting/dining room with a wood-burning stove. The bedrooms are spacious. The double bedroom has a king size bed and the twin bedroom has two single beds. There is a private garden to the rear of the cottage with outdoor furniture.
All Scottish Canals Canalside Cottages have a TV/DVD player and CD player or ipod dock plus well equipped kitchens with oven & hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washer/dryer. NB: Dishwashers are not provided (except at Tomnahurich & Dochgarroch).
In addition each cottage provides the following facilities:
Bath with shower over the bath
Garden area with outdoor furniture
BBQ (charcoal not included)
Cot (linen not included)
Turn your stay into a touring holiday by combining a short break at Bannatyne Cottage with a stay at one of the cottages along the Caledonian Canal.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 130 km, Nearest railway: Oban 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
The Monkland engineer, James Watt was asked to survey a route across the neck of the Mull of Kintyre in 1771 by the government who had been convinced of the need to find a safer passage for fishing boats and cargo vessels to the Clyde and west coast ports. Another survey was commissioned in 1792 as it was hoped that lessons learned from the building of the Forth & Clyde would reduce estimates.
Sufficient subscription was raised to enable work to commence in 1794. However progress was painfully slow; remoteness, subscriber debt and labour shortages were contributing factors. Although the Crinan opened in 1801 and was 'completed' in 1809 with the help of Treasury mortgages, it was plagued by serious technical and financial problems. The Company could not raise any more funds and so the canal came under state control in 1816 - managed by the Commissioners of the Caledonian Canal - until the loans could be repaid. Thomas Telford (who was then working on the Caledonian) was appointed to supervise the repair programme. The Company never regained possession and the canal was to remain in government ownership.
Passenger cruising was a feature of the Crinan early on, buoyed by specific events such as the opening of the Caledonian in 1822 and Queen Victoria's visit in 1847 who remarked on the "very fine" views. In the 20th century it did not suffer the same fate as the lowland canals as the link it provided between the Clyde and the Hebrides was vital. Dubbed "Britain's most beautiful shortcut", it is important for its long association with passenger steamers, picturesque qualities, and completeness of its surviving structures and buildings.
Crinan is a haven for those wishing to enjoy scenic walks, bike rides or simply quiet. The cottage looks out onto the world-famous canal and there is a nearby hotel and local pub.