Argyll and Bute is an area of Scotland, famous for its spectacular, mountainous scenery. It lies in the country’s west, with a rugged coast and a scattering of remote islands. The West Highland Railway Line runs through the area, from Glasgow to the coast, and various ferries run between the mainland and the islands of Mull, Iona, Arran and others. With iconic whisky distilleries, pristine beaches, shimmering lochs and incredible mountain views, Argyll and Bute is an inspiring place to visit. Argyll and Bute holiday cottages are popular among wildlife-watchers, thanks to the area’s abundance of rare birds and animals, including puffins, golden eagles, otter and red deer. Boat tours are an excellent way to explore the coast, with the chance to spot seals, basking sharks and dolphins.
Kean's Cottage nestles in a beautiful rural location on the shores of Loch Fad in the Firth of the Clyde on the shores of Loch Fad. This large holiday cottage in Argyll sleeps up to 12 guests in luxury accommodation suitable for large families or groups of friends in 6 en-suite bedrooms.
As part of a holding of chalets, Glen Dessary is a compact and cheerful Fort William holiday home in Argyll. For a truly remote rural getaway with your partner or family, this coastal holiday lodge offers all you need in a homely base for exploring the Highlands and the Western Isles.
Eilean Feoir is a detached and well-equipped Scottish holiday cottage by the beach in the stunning West Coast village of Portuairk in Argyll, Tastefully decorated, bright and spacious, it's a perfect rural cottage for a seaside family holiday. The well-equipped, detached holiday home welcomes pets.
Enjoy a unique holiday with a stay at Port na Mine, a large and child-friendly cottage near the Scottish village of Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute. The luxury cottage affords picturesque views of Loch Etive and Glencoe, featuring six bedrooms wood effect electric fire, and fully enclosed garden.
Homestone Farmhouse is a large and traditional, stone-built farmhouse, on a 250-acre working farm, in an idyllic, secluded rural location, 5 miles from Campbeltown, on the Kintyre Peninsula. This child friendly farmhouse in Scotland sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms. Pets welcome.
Keeper Cottage West stands at the most westerly point of mainland Britain, nestled below the majestic Ardnamurchan Lighthouse on the shores of Loch Linnhe, the gateway to Ben Nevis. This cosy granite, pet-friendly seaside cottage with WiFi sleeps 4 in a lovely remote rural location.
Comraich (Gaelic for sanctuary and protection) is a well-furnished and homely wooden holiday let sleeping 6, with every self-catering amenity a family can enjoy. Situated on a remote rural hillside behind the village of Kilchoan, it has wonderful sea views over to the Isle of Mull. Pets welcome.
You will discover beautiful historic sites on the doorstep of your holiday cottage in Argyll and Bute, including the ancient standing stones of Kilmartin Glen and the lovely Ardmaddy Castle Gardens. Taynish National Nature Reserve is an enchanting stretch of oak woods, grassland, salt marsh and shoreline, where solitude and breathtaking views across the region can be enjoyed.
The wooded hills and glens of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are equally impressive. Not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Argyll and Bute, many of the region’s whisky distilleries are open to visitors, including Isle of Jura, which offers guided tours complete with tasters. The area is home to many beautiful villages including Tarbet, a peaceful community on the banks of Loch Lomond with a backdrop of wild, hilly countryside. Since Victorian times, pleasure boats have provided visitors with tours of the loch from the small pier on the shore. Another beautiful destination in Argyll and Bute is the Kintyre Peninsula, a remote arm of land jutting into the ocean. It is also the location for the Scottish Beaver Trial which is reintroducing the Beaver to Scotland.
Campbeltown lies on the banks of a vast loch, surrounded by rugged hills and sheltered by Davaar Island. Fishing trips and sea tours can be booked at the waterfront, while surfing, mountain biking, and horse-riding can all be enjoyed nearby. The Isle of Bute is famous for its sandy beaches, such as Ettrick Bay.