Crinan Canal Cottage - Cairnbaan - Lochgilphead - Argyll – Home 555250 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Crinan Canal Cottage - Cairnbaan - Lochgilphead - Argyll – Home 555250
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 2 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
This terraced cottage sits on the banks of the Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead close to Kilmartin in Argyll. The Crinan Canal offers the ideal environment to enjoy the wonderful scenery, fishing, canoeing, sailing, horse riding, walking and cycling with many cycle tracks signposted throughout the Glen and plenty of forests and hills nearby should you wish something more energetic. Wildlife includes many woodland birds and birds of prey, beavers in the reserve at Knapdale, red squirrels, red and roe deer, seals, otters and occasionally pine martins. Kilmartin is home to the spectacular ruin of Carnasserie Castle, Nether Largie standing stones, Temple Wood Stone Circle and numerous ancient burial mounds. The medieval hill-fort of Dunadd was considered to be the capital of the ancient Gaelic Kingdom of Dalriada and has ancient stone carvings and the stone footprint believed to be part of a mediaeval coronation ritual. Kilmartin Museum is well worth a visit to discover
This terraced cottage sits on the banks of the Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead close to Kilmartin in Argyll. The Crinan Canal offers the ideal environment to enjoy the wonderful scenery, fishing, canoeing, sailing, horse riding, walking and cycling with many cycle tracks signposted throughout the Glen and plenty of forests and hills nearby should you wish something more energetic. Wildlife includes many woodland birds and birds of prey, beavers in the reserve at Knapdale, red squirrels, red and roe deer, seals, otters and occasionally pine martins. Kilmartin is home to the spectacular ruin of Carnasserie Castle, Nether Largie standing stones, Temple Wood Stone Circle and numerous ancient burial mounds. The medieval hill-fort of Dunadd was considered to be the capital of the ancient Gaelic Kingdom of Dalriada and has ancient stone carvings and the stone footprint believed to be part of a mediaeval coronation ritual. Kilmartin Museum is well worth a visit to discover the rich history of this ancient land.The nearby town of Lochgilphead has a variety shops, cafes restaurants, hospital/doctors surgery, a swimming pool, golf course and sports center. There is also a shop where bicycles can be hired. Boats can be chartered from Crinan harbour and there are wildlife safari trips around the islands where it is possible to see whales, porpoise, seals, many sea birds including golden and white-tailed eagles, and the spectacular Corryvreckan Whirlpools. A walk, cycle or drive from Crinan to Ardrishaig is 9 miles and provides you with the perfect opportunity to take in the stunning views of Mid Argyll and watch the boats sailing by. Recently decorated to a high standard with newly installed double glazing and shower room, the cottage has two bedrooms, with the room to the front giving open views across the canal to the hills beyond, and the rear bedroom having views out to the woodland to the back of the cottage.. The ground floor comprises a newly fitted kitchen with a dining area and a cosy sitting room with an enclosed wood-burning fire. Starter pack of logs etc provided. Free Wi-Fi and internet connection recently installed, complete with BTSports.The front garden has a terrace/patio next to the lawn-which is in fact AstroTurf, and has two golf holes - putter and practice soft golf balls provided. Outside table/bench is provided in summer months on the patio to relax and watch the boats go by. There is a bike store at the rear of the property.Perfect for a relaxing holiday. Ideal for walking, cycling, hill climbing, bird watching, fishing, change over days are flexible depending on length of your visit. The cottage is easily accessed from Glasgow via Loch Lomond and also from Oban to the north.One well behaved dog is allowed in the cottage living areas but only under responsible supervision and by prior arrangement.Prices are based on the start date of your holiday and are for one week (Saturday to Saturday). The cottage is also available to rent for weekends (Fri-Mon) and midweek (Mon-Fri) out-with the peak periods. Please contact me for prices. Entry is usually available after 3pm and departure is by 10am - these times can be changed if required.
Location description from owner
The Scotland region
During its course from Ardrishaig northwards to Crinan Loch, the Crinan canal passes through some of Argyll's most outstanding countryside, and its 15 locks and 7 swing bridges provide added interest for visitors. For the sporting guest, golf is available at the nearby Lochgilphead Golf Club.
The excellent fishing includes facilities for sea angling and salmon fishing. Many attractive hill forest walks are to be found in the vicinity of the hotel and walking or cycling along the Crinan Canal is a popular pursuit. Crinan Canal Cottage is an easy drive from the nearby village of Tayvallich. There are opportunities for sailing, and yachts are available for charter.
For those wanting a more relaxed holiday, local places of interest include Inveraray Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, where some of the finest treasures in Scotland are on exhibition. Dunadd Fort where the ancient Kings of Scotland were crowned and ancient cairns and standing stones. Inveraray Jail is an unusual holiday attraction. Guides dressed in the uniforms of prisoners and warders re-enact its 19th century past.
At Kilmartin House Museum, Argyll's ancient past comes alive. The Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig features herds of red deer, Highland cattle and many species now extinct in the wild.
Crinan Canal Cottage is situated in the much sought-after hamlet of Cairnbaan, a charming area of unspoilt natural beauty approximately halfway along the Crinan Canal. The canal itself is picturesque and beautifully landscaped, and provides plenty of interest with the daytime passage of boats to and fro.
Cairnbaan is very conveniently located within 3 miles of the shopping and leisure facilities of the small town of Lochgilphead, and within 2 hours' drive of Glasgow. Lochgilphead is the main centre for mid-Argyll and its amenities include shops, schools, businesses, sports facilities, a swimming pool, a hospital and council offices.
Cairnbaan is also situated approximately 30 miles south of Oban, known as 'The Gateway to the Isles'. In addition to offering a full range of amenities and travel links by rail, bus, sea and air, Oban also offers ferry access to the Inner and some of the Outer Hebrides.
The rural location of the property offers unlimited potential for country life and outdoor pursuits. It is within easy reach of several marinas and is in the heart of the renowned west coast sailing area with the coastline and islands to the west offering superb sailing.
The cottage is located in an area of great historical and archaeological interest, with visitor attractions such as Inverary Castle and Kilmartin museum within easy driving distance. The location of the cottage is such that it gives the holiday maker the opportunity for peace and quiet, whilst at the same time sitting in a central location with easy access to all amenities.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Private fishing lake or river
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 17 Feb 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Oct 2013. Located in Argyll and Bute, it has 34 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £260 to £560.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Feb 2017.
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– based on 34 reviews
- Very Good
My wife and I both enjoyed our week here at Cairnbaarn and the many boats passing by on the Crinan Canal. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and is a good location for exploring the area.
Thank you for taking the time and effort to review the cottage. I really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“cosy and comfortable well equipped and excellent value”
Great cottage in a great location beside the canal,Pauline went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed and gave great recommendations about places to visit.We had a very relaxing time and would go back
Many thanks, I am happy that you found the cottage relaxing and look forward to welcoming you again
“A very relaxing area to stay with a variety of things to do for all”
This is our 3rd annual visit staying at Cairnbaan. The property is extremely cosy and comfortable and with the good weather we had this year, made our short break even more enjoyable. If you're looking for somewhere to eat, try Kilmartin where you can sample some delicious cake or meals. Alternatively a very healthy cafe at Tayvallich allows you to enjoy your food overlooking the bay and/or on you outward return visit to Keill where you can walk out and enjoy the views across to Jura. If you're looking for something closer to home, walking or cycling along the canal allows you to take in the views and leave the car. Check out the local area before arriving in order to make the most of your stay and enjoy!!
Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I am really pleased that your 3rd visit was so enjoyable and look forward to welcoming you back for your 4th visit next year.
“shhhh, don't tell anyone about this little gem!”
A cosy cottage with everything you could need with a very helpful owner who provided email suggestions of places to visit before and during the trip particularly when the weather wasn't perfect. Great location - so peaceful yet so accessible to many beautiful locations. Enjoyed watching the world go by on the canal and through the canal locks. House and garden was perfect for our young dog. We will definitely return.
Thank you so much for your response. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at Crinan Canal Cottage and I look forward to welcoming you back. Maybe the weather may be better this time.
“Well equipped cosy cottage in perfect location.”
A lovely , well equipped cottage perfectly located for walks, eating out and as a base to explore the area. Really appreciated the fast wifi and also the log fire. Owner is exceptionally helpful and goes that extra mile to ensure guests enjoy their stay.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the cottage and I am pleased that you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Relaxing week in a perfect location”
A comfortable cottage in a great location. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could ask for and more, and spotlessly clean. The owner was very helpful with suggestions for places to go and things to do. The wood-burning stove was lovely and cosy in the evenings. Weather wasn't great but still a lovely, relaxing week.
Many thanks for taking the time to review the cottage and I am really pleased that you found the cottage relaxing, which is always welcome in the busy lives we tend to be living nowadays. I look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage in the future.
“A real comfortable home from home”
A cosy comfortable cottage in a wonderful setting. A very helpful and attentive owner. Really good location for walks along the canal with many places to visit with friendly hotels and restaurants nearby. All were dog friendly. Cottage is well equipped with everything you need. We have already booked our return.
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback it is always appreciated especially in the busy lives we all seem to live and I look forward to welcoming you on your return visit to the cottage.
“Peace and tranquility along Britain's most beautiful canal.”
The cottage was just perfect for our week's holiday exploring this stunning part of Argyll. Pauline has thought of everything one might need. The kitchen is superbly equipped! The sitting room is so cosy with its woodburner. Bedrooms are compact but very comfortable beds. The front double is sunny and has lovely views over the canal. Outside sit and watch as the yachts drift by on their way to beautiful Crinan Harbour. Listen to the Cuckoo's in the nearby woods. Stroll down to the Cairnbaan Hotel for a coffee, or tasty food. Its bliss to cycle or walk the whole canal. We found it to be centrally situated to visit so many places- Mull of Kintyre and Islands of Gigha, Islay etc., Wildlife abounds- we spotted deer behind the cottage! Fabulous!
Thank you for taking the time to review Crinan Canal Cottage, it is always appreciated and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
“Exploring the wild”
Had a lovely time at Crinan Canal Cottage. Log burning fire was a highlight. The location is beautiful, everyone is very friendly. So much to do in the surrounding area we will have to come back!
Many many thanks for taking the time to review the cottage - it is very much appreciated and I am happy that you found the cottage comfortable and I look forward to welcoming you back for another visit.
“What terrible weather but what a delightful stay!”
The cottage is cosy AND stylish and has everything that you could possibly need. Don't think about bringing hairdryer, tea towels, soap, kitchen towel etc etc. Lots of games and books provided by the owner. It is beautifully situated beside the Crinan Canal with so much to do round and about and the Crinan Hotel nearby has food and views to die for. The weather was bleak to say the least, but we enjoyed the holiday simply because the cottage was so lovely, and the owner was so helpful, both before and during the visit The log burning stove was a delight. We will be back for sure.
Many thanks for taking the time to review the cottage, which is always appreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay especially in the really bad weather and that the log burner kept you warm.
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