View towards lodge
Lounge with direct access to the shores
Lounge opens onto kitchen/diner
Double bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Views from the property
Beautiful Loch Fyne
Fascinating Temple Wood Stone Circle
Dunadd Fort steeped in history
1 / 9  View towards lodge
2 / 9  Lounge with direct access to the shores
3 / 9  Lounge opens onto kitchen/diner
4 / 9  Double bedroom
5 / 9  Twin Bedroom
6 / 9  Views from the property
7 / 9  Beautiful Loch Fyne
8 / 9  Fascinating Temple Wood Stone Circle
9 / 9  Dunadd Fort steeped in history

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Lochgilphead (2.5mls N), Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Cot available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy magnificent views across Loch Fyne
  • Beautiful views across the shores of the Loch
  • Ideal location to explore Argyll and the Islands
  • Surrounded by Scottish history, visit Dunadd Fort where Scottish Kings were once crowned
  • Visit the fascinating Temple Wood Stone Circle in Kilmartin
  • Walk or cycle the Crinan canal
Property code: A466D

Prime location on the shores of Loch Fyne. One of two traditional holiday lodges which lies 2 miles south of Ardrishaig and its sister town Lochgilphead in the Heart of Argyll with stunning views.

Steeped in fascinating Scottish history, this unique wooden holiday lodge makes a perfect base for exploring Argyll and the Islands. Here you will wake up to incredible views across the beautiful Loch Fyne, with the lounge area opening directly onto the shore. Sleeping four, there’s even room for up to two furry friends, who are sure to love getting sandy paws as they have a ball by the water’s edge.

The quaint lodge is dotted with cosy country details throughout to help make the whole family feel at home. The dogs will love curling up beside the patio doors and watching the wildlife on the shore, while you relax beside them on the comfortable sofas, buttery popcorn in-hand, watching your favourite family film. On warmer evenings, or perhaps before the day’s activities have begun, venture out onto the decking area and drink in the incredible, far-reaching loch views, which are simply stunning whatever the weather.

Follow the Crinan Canal on foot or by bike, journeying through idyllic Scottish countryside from Ardrishaig to Crinan - a route known as Scotland’s most beautiful shortcut. It’s a great spot for fishing, paddling and boating too, so there’s really something for everyone. Spend your days exploring castles, ruins and clan seats in the area, including Castle Sween (18.5 miles) - thought to be the oldest castle on the Scottish mainland - and Kilmartin Glen’s famous stone circles (14 miles). Energetic families (with their equally energetic canine companions) will also love Dunadd Fort (8 miles), where the ancient kings of Scotland were crowned and extraordinary carvings can be found.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Towels available to hire
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Shops and restaurant 2 miles away

This is a wonderful area for taking part in numerous activities including mountain biking, walking, canoeing and fishing. You can take boat trips out to discover some of the nearby islands and lochs. Ardrishaig (1.5 miles) is a charming village with a number of great places to eat and drink, or you can visit Lochgilphead (4 miles) which offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a swimming pool and bike hire facilities. From nearby Tarbert (10 miles) you can catch a ferry across Loch Fyne to visit the lovely Portavadie (15 miles). The pretty village of Kilmartin (11.5 miles) is steeped in history, and the surrounding province of Lorne is known for its immense concentration of ancient monuments, standing stones and burial cairns. Among the many nearby landmarks and sites are Dunadd Fort (8 miles) – where you can declare yourself king or queen for the day, Temple Wood Stone Rings, the Neither Largie Cairns, the Nether Largie Standing Stones (all within 11 miles) and the remains of Carnasserie Castle (12.5 miles). Nature lovers can visit the national nature reserves at Moine Mhor (10 miles) and Taynish (16 miles), the Argyll Beaver and Wildlife Visitor Centre in Barrandaimh (9 miles) or the spectacular Knapdale Forest (9.5 miles). You can also explore the 200-year old Crinan Canal by foot, bike or boat (6 miles) or visit the beautiful National Trust property of Arduaine Garden set on the Sound of Jura (22 miles).

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Val 14th September 2019

The lodge is very small ( on site of caravan) and within a few metres of the busiest trunk road sandwiched between the road and the loch. Noise is almost continuous both day and night as heavy goods vehicles and logging lorries use the road. This ruined our holiday as good views of the loch cannot compensate for the traffic disturbance. The interioRead morer is in poor condition and needs renovating. Hide

Reviewed by Geraldine 7th September 2019

holiday home was perfect for taking dogs on holiday the owners were dog lovers so tht made you feel very relaxed my only downside to property was the main road right behind cottage which was very busy so for all the views were amazing and the dogs were safe as garden was enclosed the road was noisy all the time so it kind of spoiled the peace and qRead moreuite I was looking for if you can get over tht noise it is a perfect place for people with dogs Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 31st August 2019

Lodge was immaculate, well equipped with a totally stunning location and sublime views across the water. Enclosed veranda was perfect for our dog as he could spend all day outside if desired. Owners extremely helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Marina 6th July 2019

Our chalet by the shores of Loch Fyne was exactly as it was pictured. We had a slight problem with the fridge breaking down; the owners were extremely helpful. First of all they gave us an ice box within 10 minutes of me phoning and by the time we returned, having gone out for the day, there was a new fridge in place. The setting was absolutely beaRead moreutiful and we had a great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 11th May 2019

Excellent location on the shore of Loch Fyne. Pine cabin is well equipped and all you need to enjoy your holiday.

Reviewed by Peter 16th February 2019

Fantastic location brilliant for the children and secure for the dogs.

Reviewed by Jodie 8th February 2019

Me and my partner stayed here for two days and brought our two dogs with us, such a lovely place and great facilities! Amazing view and able to let the dogs just run about the outside area such friendly and welcoming owners making sure we enjoyed our stay would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Helena 21st November 2018

Brilliant location and relaxing time away.

Reviewed by Margaret 13th October 2018

In a beautiful setting, close to amenities. If you want a peaceful break, and can blank out the noise of some nearby traffic, then this is the place to be.

Reviewed by David 25th August 2018

All in all, a pleasant property in a superb lochside setting with magnificent views. We found the accommodation reasonably comfortable and well equipped (with reservations about the narrowness of the beds in the twin bedded room). Light sleepers and dog owners should be aware, that the property is very close to a busy main road.

Reviewed by Poul 28th July 2018

Probely one of the bedst view in that area.

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