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Cairnbaan Cottage – Home 1107863 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cairnbaan Cottage – Home 1107863

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


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About the owner

Morag & Iain M.
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1 hour 41 minutes
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Calendar updated::
23 May 2017
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Nov 2013. Located in Argyll and Bute, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £285 to £620.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 May 2017.


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“Perfect holiday location”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2014

Cairnbaan Cottage was a delightful holiday home with all the necessary facilities. It was a perfect centre for exploring the extremely historical Kilmartin Glen, and also the beautiful west coast, from the Mull of Kintyre to Oban. Ferries are easy to catch for trips to Islay, Jura, Mull and Iona and you can still find the world famous Loch Fyne kippers in a fish shop behind the Tourist Information at Tarbert! The Cairnbaan Hotel and Crinan Hotel also provide excellent food for the weary traveller, and Inveraray Castle, film location for Downton Abbey, is also worth a visit. Great holiday!

“Terrific holiday in superb location”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 day holiday in July 2013 at Cairnbaan Cottage. The cottage is spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We were lucky enough to have a week of glorious weather so made good use of the garden furniture for dining al fresco while watching the boats sailing past the bottom of the garden. We used the two adult bikes for various trips along the towpath and also to the lovely village of Tayvallich for lunch. The Cairnbaan Hotel serves good food and is only a short stroll along the canal. Cairnbaan Cottage is a good base for visiting various places including Oban, and the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha. We had never been to this area of Scotland before but will definitely return and stay at the Cairnbaan Cottage in the future.....that is if its available as we have already recommended it to many of our friends!!

“Cosy cottage by the Crinan Canal, Scotland”

Reviewed 21 Nov 2013

Attractive, well equipped cottage. Ideal situation for walking the dog and riding the bike. I enjoyed watching the boats sail by the window.

“A fantastic little cottage in a beautiful and unspoilt location.”

Reviewed 20 Nov 2013

The accommodation consists of an end-terraced two bedroomed whitewashed cottage right on the bank of the Crinan Canal. The owners are very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible, to the extent of providing scones or cakes when you arrive which is always very welcome after a long journey. We have stayed at this accommodation three times now in the last two years and this Christmas we will be going again, we like it so much. We almost feel like it is a second home to us! Our two boys who are 8 and 14 also love it there, particularly because there is a PS2 in the property with a selection of games, and I am told there is now Wi-fi too. There are also board games and a selection of books. The property itself is not large but it feels like home. The galley kitchen has everything you need to make meals and even do some baking, we have never wanted for anything. There is a washing machine and the oven is an electric fan oven and a ceramic hob over. The only thing missing is a dishwasher but to be honest there just isn't room for one. The cottage has an open fire which is always welcome in the evenings, even in the summer, and there is additional electric heating in all rooms. The location is perfect, right on the banks of the Crinan canal and we love to see the yachts and boats going by as they negotiate the numerous locks on the canal. There is a tow path which goes all the way from Ardrishaig to Crinan which is great for cycling. There are two adult mountain bikes provided at the cottage and the cycling in the Knapdale area is fantastic, especially for children as there are not too many hills in the immediate area (bring your own childrens’ bikes or hire them locally). There is a beach at Crinan Harbour (not to be confused with Crinan itself) which is supposed to be good but to be honest whenever we've been there we've found it to be muddy so we didn't stay long. Further afield there is Tarbert which is a traditional fishing village, and at West Loch Tarbert you can catch the ferry to Islay and Jura, and there are ferries to Arran too. There are two good hotels in the immediate area, the Crinan Hotel which does good seafood I am told, and the Cairnbaan Hotel. There are also more hostelries in Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig. There is a good-sized Co-op at Lochgilphead where you can buy everything you need, even fire wood. There is a lot of history in the area dating back to neolithic times, with numerous sites of standing stones, burial mounds and cup and ring marked stones. You can take boat trips from Crinan to see the Corryvreckan whirlpool on the Sound of Jura, or go whale watching or fishing. If you like spinning for mackerel the pier at Tarbert is the best place but beware of the seals who steal your catch off your line if you’re not careful! In short, Cairnbaan Cottage is an ideal property for small families who like the outdoors and we will definitely be back!

“Great Cottage, Great Location”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2013

We stayed here for 10 days, the cottage is equipped with everything you could want. The location is absolutely brilliant on the banks of the Crinan canal, we walked every day. The local area abounds with good pubs, cafes and restaurants. We only wished we had booked longer. This will certainly be our base every time we come to Scotland.

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