Near Oban, Argyll

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Two miles north of the popular west coast resort of Oban and on the little road which ends at the spectacular Ganavan Sands, is Kinvara.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

This architecturally designed house is set on a hill in mature sloping gardens with a terrace (with furniture) and wonderful views west to the islands of Lismore and Mull.

Inside, the living area is very stylish (sharp-eyed guests may notice a nod or two to Rennie Mackintosh) and made light and bright by the fact that the west facing wall is almost entirely of glass.

Open plan and with polished wood floors, other major features are the central fireplace column and the open tread stairs leading to two upstairs bedrooms, a very elegant bathroom with separate shower and a second sitting/TV room.

Downstairs are two double bedrooms and a further bathroom. In addition to its superb situation, Kinvara really is a most comfortable and well-equipped house which cannot fail to please.

The main views are to the front but there is no lack of interest at the back of the house. The dining area faces this way, which makes it particularly attractive not only for the morning sun, but also for viewing the many birds which visit the sheltered rear garden. Having windows to every side not only makes the house very bright, but also means that it’s easy to keep an eye on younger children enjoying the freedom of the large garden.

Map & Local

Oban offers all facilities, some good restaurants (particularly seafood), a railway terminal and is the starting point for ferries to many of the western islands (day excursions to Mull and Iona are very popular).

It is also the place from which to take boat trips to see the local wildlife, such as basking seals and seabird colonies.

To the south is the only 'Bridge over the Atlantic' at Clachan and attractive Seil Island. You can continue down to Kilmartin Glen, with its prehistoric cairns and stone circles and Lochgilphead, by which time you are well on your way to the Mull of Kintyre.

To the north, across Connel Bridge, there is another lovely beach just north of Benderloch, a Sealife Centre at Barcaldine and riding at Lettershuna near Appin, where you can canter across the sand beside iconic Castle Stalker.

Glencoe can be reached in less than an hour and will be favoured by keen walkers, climbers and, in winter, skiers. Another 12 miles will bring you to Fort William in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, with more opportunities for climbing, mountain biking and skiing.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting/dining room with open-fire, piano, TV/DVD (Blu-ray) and CD/Radio.
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, etc.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.
WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom.
Double bedroom.


Twin bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, WC and wash basin.
Second Sitting/Playroom with seaviews, TV/DVD and mini Hi-fi.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (supply of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. Smoking is not permitted in the cottage. Please note there is a small unfenced stream in the hillside garden.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£50)
  • Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 31/03/2018 to 06/04/2018
  • Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 07/04/2018 to 13/04/2018
  • Whit Week 2018 From 26/05/2018 to 01/06/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 7
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 POA
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 POA
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 POA
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 POA
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 POA
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 POA
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 POA
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 POA
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 POA
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 POA
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 POA
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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