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 islands and the mainland. 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.
Stuckdarach is a truly luxurious rural cottage in Loch Lomond, Scotland. The pet-friendly cottage on the shores of the loch boasts a lovely enclosed garden with hot tub as well as modern appliances, a private studio, wonderful views, contemporary chic and country charm including an open fire.
The Drury enjoys glorious sea views from its multiple outdoor entertaining spaces and is the perfect location for a special occasion. The luxury cottage offers guests a games room, a hot tub, expansive grounds, 11 stylish bedrooms and access to the delightful seaside town of Oban in Scotland.
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.
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.
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.