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Stylish interior with plenty of space for three
Relax by the wood burner
Open plan living space with wood burner creating a stunning focal point
Set amongst stunning Scottish landscape
Modern well-equipped kitchen
A few steps lead up to the kitchen area
Kitchen area
Dining area
Living/dining area
Modern walk in shower
Shower room
Twin bedroom with pull out trundle bed for third guest
Twin bedroom
One of two properties in this secluded location
Glorious surrounding countryside
Take a picnic to nearby Crinan Canal
Waterside walks
Beautiful Scottish landscape
Nearby views
Nearby views
View towards the property
Surrounding landscapes
Crinan Canal
1 / 23  Stylish interior with plenty of space for three
2 / 23  Relax by the wood burner
3 / 23  Open plan living space with wood burner creating a stunning focal point
4 / 23  Set amongst stunning Scottish landscape
5 / 23  Modern well-equipped kitchen
6 / 23  A few steps lead up to the kitchen area
7 / 23  Kitchen area
8 / 23  Dining area
9 / 23  Living/dining area
10 / 23  Modern walk in shower
11 / 23  Shower room
12 / 23  Twin bedroom with pull out trundle bed for third guest
13 / 23  Twin bedroom
14 / 23  One of two properties in this secluded location
15 / 23  Glorious surrounding countryside
16 / 23  Take a picnic to nearby Crinan Canal
17 / 23  Waterside walks
18 / 23  Beautiful Scottish landscape
19 / 23  Nearby views
20 / 23  Nearby views
21 / 23  View towards the property
22 / 23  Surrounding landscapes
23 / 23  Crinan Canal

Slate Cottage

Cairnbaan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Secluded single-storey cottage located  in one of Scotland's most historical landscapes, surrounded by woodland
  • Modern woodburner in the lounge which is sure to keep you cosy through the colder months
  • Larger adjacent cottage, ideal for holidaying with friends
Property code: CA304

Modern cottage located in rural Argyll, perfectly situated for an evening's relaxation for your small group of two or three after a day of forest walks, fishing or mountain biking.

This enchanting stone cottage enjoys a secluded position in one of Scotland's most historic landscapes. Sleeping two guests – plus a third on a trundle bed and two canine companions – this property is ideally located if you and your pack want to explore the rugged glens, remote beaches, dramatic scenery and magical islands of this wonderful part of Argyll and simply get lost in the magic of the Scottish scenery.

 

The newly built, single-storey cottage is found 0.5 miles down a private track, adjacent to the owner's holiday cottage. It benefits from its own patio with furniture, which is a glorious spot to sit out and soak up the beautiful unspoilt surroundings, with roe deer, red squirrels, pine marten and many varieties of birds among the local wildlife whilst your pups sniff out doggy treasures. Inside, the property is comfortably furnished, with a wood burner in the spacious open-plan living area creating a cosy atmosphere for relaxing after an exhilarating day out (note that three steps lead from the living space to the kitchen).

 

Outside, a 500m walk down a steep path will take you to a small loch that was once the site of a 19th-century slate quarry, as well as the Cairnbaan Hotel, which offers bar meals, fine dining and it's dog friendly. The local area also provides plenty of hill and forest walks, mountain biking and fishing, which is sure to keep tails wagging, while urban hounds are just 3 miles from Lochgilphead, where you will find a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a grooming parlour for mucky pups. Alternatively, 5.5 miles north-west is the harbour village of Crinan, where you can watch the boats come and go while you enjoy locally caught seafood at a hotel or cafe. Further afield, Oban – 35 miles north – offers attractions for all ages, with ferry services to Mull and the Outer Hebridean islands for more distant adventures.

  • Sleep 2+1
  • 1 bedroom: twin bedroom with optional fold out bed
  • 1 bathroom: shower and WC
  • Fridge/freezer, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV
  • Wood burner- no logs provided
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Private off road parking for 1 car
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Woodland path close by leads to local hotel serving bar meals and fine dining
  • Shop and pub, 3 miles
  • Please note a steep hill near the cottage leads down to the loch - children must be supervised at all times
  • Please note that the private track leading to the property is an unmade road and may not be suitable for low slung cars
  • This property is adjacent to property CA113 which sleeps up to 4 guests
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Patricia 23rd July 2022

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Bloody marvellous if you have dogs they will love it as much as you. Will be booking for next year.

Reviewed by Heather 9th July 2022

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Fantastic cottage, if you want away from it all, but easy to get about. Fabulous views, very clean and comfy bed. Dog friendly which is a must for us. Lovely touch, cake and fresh eggs for us, dog biscuit and dog towel left for our dog. Definitely one of the nicest cottages we have visited in this area. Highly recommend. No good if you have a very Read morelow sports car. It was fine for our VW Passat estate though, which is pretty low. Highly recommend. Will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Dianne 11th June 2022

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Very clean spacious cottage with lots to do within easy reach, wish we had went to ghia as only takes 20 mins with lots of crossings. No WiFi is abit of a draw back but everything else was great.

Reviewed by Peter 14th May 2022

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Very clean and comfortable with all mod cons. Approx. half a mile from the nearest road so no traffic noise for a nice change. Numerous Cuckoo's around which was nice to hear,

Reviewed by Sue 7th May 2022

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Reviewed by David 23rd April 2022

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We've a lot of experience with holiday cottages and would rate Slate Cottage highly in terms of location, comfort, quality of decor and furnishings, and equipment - to the extent that it's underpriced. Well thought out and easy to clean on departure. We liked that apart from the "welcome" gift there was no "intrusive" contact from the owner, but whRead moreen we did have occasion to make contact they went out of their way to help. We'd highly recommend Slate Cottage and would happily stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 16th April 2022

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We loved it, someone has put a great deal of thought into this cottage, the furniture was comfortable, two sofas and covers were brilliant.. kitchen had everything you could possibly need. This cottage is quiet and peaceful with the most beautiful views, my favourite time of day was my morning cup of tea sat on the patio in the sunshine and it was Read moresunny all week. Owner left us some free range eggs, blue, yummy. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 26th March 2022

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Fantastic location if you like off the beaten path. Cottage was comfortable, cozy and spacious. Lovely views and great dog walks from the cottage. Handy having the pub and Crinan towpath within walking distance of the cottage. Amazing eggs left when we arrived and available to buy during our stay. Communication with William was superb. Thank you!

Reviewed by Fiona 14th March 2022

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Excellent well presented cottage. Very comfortable and cosy. We hope to be back one day. We went with our dog and felt very relaxed about her being there as covers were supplied to protect couches and porch was very useful for drying her off before going into the house. Lovely spot.

Reviewed by Gareth 5th March 2022

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Stunning cottage and very well equipped. The forest walls and local restaurants are a real positive. The couple looking after the cottage are excellent and even left us some fresh eggs.

Reviewed by Jay 12th February 2022

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Absolutely stunning cottage in a secluded location. Well away from other people. It was the perfect break my family needed. :)

Reviewed by John 5th February 2022

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The cottage was excellent and the location stunning, the weather atrocious we lost all power for about 9hrs. Due we believe to gale force winds, we were worried that it could happen again as there was no let up in the force of the gale therefore we abandon our holiday and scuttled back home. Unfortunately in our hurry to leave we mistakenly left wiRead moreth one of the hand towels, will gladly return if you could send me youre address. Hide

Reviewed by Gareth 22nd January 2022

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Stunning cottage in super surroundings. Warm, comfortable and a pleasure to stay in.

Reviewed by Lauren 30th December 2021

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The cottage is located at the top of a track (quite deep tracks in some places) which gives you a gorgeous view from the cottage. The cottage was very spacious with a fabulous, fully equip kitchen with everything that we needed. We had some very cosy evenings with the log burner on (& electric heaters if you need). Very private and peaceful area. WRead moree visited the Crinian Canal and did several lovely walks. There are some lovely shops and cafes in Lochgilphead also. We enjoyed our stay very much! Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 19th November 2021

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No large glasses - think this has been raised before. 1 lamp in the lounge so either very difficult to see or big bright lights on.. 3 dinner plates.... 2 matches to light the fire all seems a bit basic and lacking attention to detail which is a shame as a nice cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Ken 14th November 2021

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Excellent stay, we loved the location and easy access to the canal and surrounding forest walks. Lots of walks right on the doorstep and a very short car trip to some stunning historical sights, Danaad and carnasserie castle.

Reviewed by Jim 30th October 2021

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A cosy, comfy cottage, well off the beaten track, surrounded by forestry, and very quite and peaceful. A great area to explore with plenty of single track roads to navigate. Locals are very friendly. A good Cop store in nearby Lochgilphead.

Reviewed by Jackie 23rd October 2021

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Lovely cottage very comfortable and cosy and in a good location. We will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Gary 9th October 2021

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The property itself is excellent and we really like the location. Unfortunately the necessary conveniences provided were minimalistic, for example - four knives, four forks, four dinner plates, no large glasses, hand wash empty, two toilet rolls, two towels and one hand towel (for a week)- that is skimping not welcoming. Also in this day and age itRead more is disappointing not to have WiFi, that itself would I am afraid prevent the possibility of a return visit even though we absolutely loved the area. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 25th September 2021

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We loved this cottage which was over half a mile from the main road. It was modern warm and cosy and had most of the things you needed for an enjoyable holiday. it rained a lot while we were there so it was important that we had a good base to return to. Would definitely book it again

Reviewed by Joanne 7th August 2021

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Slate Cottage Cairnbaan, is amazing, so peaceful and quiet with lots of forest walks on the doorstep, Ideal if you have dogs. The beds were so comfy, I had the best sleep Id had in ages. If you want a relaxing holiday we highly recommend Slate Cottage.

Reviewed by Louise 24th July 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is practical, comfortable and in a great location. We would stay here again.

Reviewed by Kevin 17th July 2021

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Absolutely stunning location so peaceful. Cottage is so roomy and spacious. I would recommend this cottage to anyone

Reviewed by Simona 3rd July 2021

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We had the perfect holiday! The cottage is spacious, homely and very clean. Perfect position to visit Argyll and the Kintyre area! Peaceful place for a relaxing holiday! Can't wait to be back!

Reviewed by Glenys 12th June 2021

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Comfortable clean cottage, quiet location but within easy reach of local amenities, short walk through woods to Crinan Canal.

Reviewed by Lorna 5th June 2021

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Lovely clean cottage nice views very peaceful.

Reviewed by Eva 29th May 2021

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Very clean lovely location would come again we had everything we needed comfortable beds electrical equipment needed was available we enjoyed our stay very much we will definitely recommend this cottage to my friends just great

Reviewed by Alan 1st May 2021

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The cottage was nice and cosy with the electric radiators as the weather was still quite cold for the time of year. The wood burning fire in the living room was a welcome bonus in the evening. The dishwasher was very handy and saved a lot of time. The cottage was in an ideal location for the archaeology in the area, about a 15-minute drive. For groRead moreceries, a 5-minute drive to the local Co-op Food supermarket. Hide

Reviewed by Jon 31st October 2020

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Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Gary 17th October 2020

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A very nice well appointed cottage well finished and in a nice location. Warm comfortable and quiet. Its great if you have dogs as there is a very large porch area where you can clean and dry them off. Woodland tracks offer early morning and easy last walks ! The cottage is located up a short rough track with some potholes but manageable.

Reviewed by C 3rd October 2020

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lovely cottage in a great location , ideal if you have dogs has the forest is on your doorstep

Reviewed by Cara 28th September 2020

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A charming little cottage in a perfect location that really gives you a feeling of getting away from it all. The cottage is cosy and well equipped, surround by beautiful forest ideal for exploring. Its location offers a wealth of choice for activities. We very much enjoyed our break here, along with our two dogs.

Reviewed by Margaret 19th September 2020

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We had an enjoyable stay at the cottage. Remote but not too far from the village. Beautiful countryside and good for exploring the area. In the description speaks of a path of half a mile to Cairnbaan we could not find it.

Reviewed by Sheila 12th September 2020

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The cottage has everything you could have asked for, great location, ultra modern, really lovely cottage spacious, light, look forward to returning next year

Reviewed by Louise 5th September 2020

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Great location with plenty to do and experience from the door without using the car! The local scenery and woods surrounding the cottage are sensational and worth expolring. The cottage would have been perfect appart from as previously mentioned the mattresses are replaced as they are in a sorry state and gave us a few sleepless nights and bad backRead mores. A minor gripe, we weren't even left one bin bag at the cottage which I find hard to belive nowadays. Recycling instructions would help. Hide

Reviewed by Ben 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Alexander 8th August 2020

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Stylish interior with plenty of space for three
Relax by the wood burner
Open plan living space with wood burner creating a stunning focal point
Set amongst stunning Scottish landscape
Modern well-equipped kitchen
A few steps lead up to the kitchen area
Kitchen area
Dining area
Living/dining area
Modern walk in shower
Shower room
Show 11 moreTwin bedroom with pull out trundle bed for third guest

Location

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