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Cottage set in the midst of the spectacular Argyll countryside
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25 / 25  Cottage set in the midst of the spectacular Argyll countryside

Gorstain Bheag

Balindore, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic and romantic hideaway in the Highlands
  • Walk along the tranquil shore of beautiful Loch Etive
  • Spot local wildlife including red deer and red squirrels
Property code: CA425

Gorgeous, traditional, stone-built cottage set in the midst of the spectacular Argyll countryside, perfect as a romantic retreat for two.

Tucked into the hillside is this truly stunning stone cottage, boasting magnificent views across the highlands towards Ben Cruachan, the highest point in Argyll and Bute. There are miles of scenic farm tracks right from the front door for you and your four-legged friend to explore. Enjoy the peace and seclusion of the farmland and surrounding countryside or head to the coastline at nearby Aird’s Bay (3 miles) to spot some of the local wildlife. The stunning vistas and an abundance of nature make this the perfect location for a romantic getaway or to escape the hustle of urban life - with your canine companion never far away.

 

The cottage boasts a beautiful enclosed garden for your beloved hound to stretch their legs in complete safety, while you enjoy the view with a glass of wine. After an afternoon visiting the nearby historic iron forgery of Bonawe and chasing sticks through the mountains, wrap yourself in a blanket and warm your paws in front of the wood burner from the comfort of the sofa. You can indulge in all of the comforts of home and more, with a modern kitchen, stylish furnishings throughout and stunning original features. Enjoy some al fresco dining in front of the spectacular highland vista, with the whole pack.

 

The nearby village of Taynuilt is famed for its traditional (and dog-friendly!) pubs, brimming with charm and locally produced food. The village has all the amenities you may need including a local shop and even a railway station, all less than 2 miles away. Set tails wagging with a visit to nearby Oban (12 miles) where you will find ancient ruins, castles and the historic harbour front with its colourful waterfront cottages. For something a little stronger, book onto a whisky tour with one of the many local distilleries and sample some of Scotland’s finest malts.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 additional sofa bed ( available upon request)
  • 1 shower room with hand basin and WC
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge with ice box, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Wood burner – starter pack of logs supplied - extra fuel available to purchase
  • Electric heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small, enclosed private garden with seating
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Private water supply - starter pack of drinking water supplied
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Local shop and restaurant 2 miles
  • Neighbouring property has pond in garden, children must be supervised
  • Please Note, there is a 1/4 mile, single farm track within the grounds leading to the cottage, please drive carefully
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 30th July 2022

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Perfect holiday cottage, decorated so nicely, location was great not too far from amenities and places to visit ( love poppies garden centre, cakes to die for ) . Welcome pack was really good, everything in it usable and tasty . Such a gorgeous place to relax, loved it will be back x

Reviewed by Laura 18th June 2022

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What a fabulous location ! Quite remote and so stunning . Brilliant for walkers. Lots and lots of sheep and cattle so bear this in mind if you have a dog that doesn't like them. There is a small garden which is very pretty but mostly "natural" so not very usable . I think the boundaries are dog proof but as we couldn't properly see them we decided Read morebetter not to trust them. Jack Russell's and lambs are not a good match! The cottage is comfortable and well appointed but bring your own hairdryer.!SELECTED! !ENDOFSELECTED! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by HL 28th May 2022

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The cottage is lovely. Clean, well equipped and a generous welcome hamper to greet us. So peaceful and quiet, just birdsong and the occasional baa from a passing sheep! The track up to the cottage from the main road wasnt as bad as we anticipated after reading reviews before we left. However, we didnt feel the garden was suitable for a dog as it waRead mores quite overgrown. We would recommend to friends and family but perhaps not with their four legged friends. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 1st May 2022

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Reviewed by Robert Ian 23rd April 2022

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We stayed there last week in April. The cottage is clean and has excellent facilities. The welcome pack was very good. The track leading to the cottage is bumpy but not a problem at all. The garden was secure and ideal for our little dog Overall the cottage was lovely, the area was amazing and the people are friendly. We have no negative comments tRead moreo give at all and would highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Till 16th April 2022

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Very nice cottage for two - excellent remote location - very well equipped & comfortable - perfect for a short break and very quiet !

Reviewed by Julie 9th April 2022

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Perfect location for touring around the Oban area. The cottage was lovely and cosy, very clean and in a beautiful location. Would highly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by emma 12th March 2022

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Reviewed by Deborah 19th February 2022

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Comfortable adorable cottage.. everything you could wish for and more

Reviewed by Charles 15th January 2022

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Lovely little cottage, perfect for a cosy getaway away from the hustle of bustle of modern life. The surrounding scenery was beautiful with ample choice for walking and hiking. We were very sad to leave and cant wait to come back again.

Reviewed by Andrew 11th December 2021

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Reviewed by Ross 4th December 2021

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Superb cottage, well equipped with everything you would need. Comfortable and relaxing, set in perfect location to enjoy the peace and quiet

Reviewed by Melanie 13th November 2021

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Beautiful location and a lovely cottage. Very well equipped and the roaring log fire was lovely. Lovely welcome pack as well. Very comfy big bed. Lots to do in the area and just a stunning part of the world.

Reviewed by Carolanne 6th November 2021

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You really do need a good car for the single track road, but worth it when you get there as the cottage is very comfortable and when you work out how to use the heaters it is lovely and warm, garden totally enclosed but if you have a bigger dog the fence is only 3ft high with Barbed wire at the top, so you may feel like us being uncomfortable leaviRead moreng the the dog to toodle round the garden on her own Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 30th October 2021

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Absolutely loved our stay here, so relaxing and peaceful and just what we needed. We loved the fact that we were off the beaten track but still close enough if we wanted to explore. Perfect and cottage had everything you needed for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Herlinde 25th October 2021

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The cottage lived up to expectations, well presented and cosy, lovely peaceful location. The welcome pack was appreciated.

Reviewed by Joy 25th September 2021

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A few more home comforts in the property would have been nice ie cushions on sofa, local information and how to use appliances.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th September 2021

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Lovely, cosy cottage in a remote but beautiful location with sheep for your neighbours. Ideal for long walks. Perfect for a romantic getaway. The farm track is fine if you take it slowly. A few nice looking restaurants on the roads into and out of the village. Large Tesco in Oban or Morrison's in Fort William; thoroughly recommend visiting both towRead morens. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 11th September 2021

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A well presented single storey traditional Scottish Cottage . Set in great walking areas with lovely views. The steep drive to the cottage and its distance does not allow for access on foot to local amenities . The interior of the cottage has a lovely country feel especially when the excellent log burner is alight . Great contemporary artwork by a Read morelocal artist is throughout . Visit Port Appin , eat at The Pier house ,also Inveraray, Castle , town and Samphire Restaurant. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsay 17th July 2021

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Lovely stylish well equiped cottage. Down a very long uneven track need a good car to get down. Had some cows and sheep as neighbours who were prone to blocking the track. This added to charm. Quite a walk to local inn that did excellent food. The cottage had outside seating but as garden was a bit overgrown did not sit in it. The cottage itself waRead mores attached to another. The only negatives were the shower wasnt very powerful and only escape to outside was through front door. Hide

Reviewed by Phil 26th June 2021

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The welcome pack was very generous location and cottage was superb with great walks near by Very peaceful

Reviewed by Linda 19th June 2021

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Had a lovely peaceful holiday. Just what we wanted. Might not suit everyone. Hope to return next year.

Reviewed by Vivienne 12th June 2021

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A lovely well equipped cottage that was very clean and comfortable. Its location is remote which adds to the charm as the sheep wander freely outside the window. However, the track to the cottage is very rough and this may cause a problem if you are driving a small vehicle. That said , we had a lovely time and would recommend this property.

Reviewed by Stuart 29th May 2021

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Lovely little cottage for two people in a peaceful and tranquil area. Very clean and well equipped. Good log burning stove and well stocked log supply on hand. Great walks nearby to Anguss Garden, Bonawe and Inverawe estate. There is a sofa bed in the living room which I guess would be fine for smaller children but might a bit of squeeze for four aRead moredults, great wee place though for two. Easy train trip into Oban. Would thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 1st May 2021

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The cottage is situated among beautiful surroundings, its very isolated and gives wonderful privacy. Traffic is very rare and its lovely seeing the sheep and cattle wandering freely. The cottage is very clean, well equipped, everything we needed was there, plenty logs which made a lovely cosy evening. Sean was very helpful, and we found a welcomingRead more food package on arrival. We have already booked a return for next year. A magical place for a wonderful holiday. Stephen and Betty Hide

Reviewed by Donna 12th December 2020

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Fabulous location amongst outstanding natural beauty. A very cosy and well equipped cottage for a real chance to get away from it all.

Reviewed by Fiona 21st November 2020

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Lovely cosy cottage in excellent location

Reviewed by Maggie 7th November 2020

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Lovely stay!! Remote location but exactly what we wanted. Very well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Karen 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Till 24th October 2020

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Just perfect for two people in these COVID times ... very remote, nice local walks with autumn colours & (even with the bad weather) spectacular views - and Ben Cruachan & the other hills were easy to reach for the Munro enthusiast ! Although the weather was dismal a very relaxing stay in a beautiful surrounding. Everything in great condition - excRead moreellent bed ... who could ask for more ? One of the best cottages we rented for a while ! Hide

Reviewed by Anne 10th October 2020

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The cottage itself was perfect. Lovely log burner in the lounge. Good size bedroom. Large bathroom and well equipped kitchen. Loved the entrance where there was a large area for coats boots etc.

Reviewed by Graeme 3rd October 2020

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What a wonderful wee getaway. The 2 mile crawl down a track avoiding the cows and sheep added to it's charm. The interior was spotless with all the home comforts you can think of including a smart TV for Netflix. With Oban 20 minutes away and Fort William 40 it's highly recommended.

Reviewed by Barry 19th September 2020

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Lovely remote location and really comfortably furnished. Don't miss Angus's garden just a short walk away, or the view from the wind farm on a clear day.

Reviewed by susan 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Samantha 8th August 2020

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A really beautiful cottage in a stunning setting. As city dwellers it was a bit of a shock to the system having to wait for the cows and sheep to move of the track but we got used to it. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the hosts couldn't have done more for us. Not too far from Oban, Fort William or Loch Lomond either. I would definitely recRead moreommend this cottage. Hide

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