Kilmodan Cottage

Glendaruel, near Colintraive, Argyll

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We defy anyone not to be delighted by Kilmodan Cottage! Once the schoolhouse for the scattered little community of Glendaruel between Strachur (shop, cafe and hotel) and Colintraive in Argyll, this light and spacious cottage has been the subject of a breathtaking architectural makeover to create a most unique and sublimely comfortable holiday home.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6/8 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Reached via a short drive past its only and unobtrusive neighbour, it faces south and has glorious views up and down the valley and to the hills at the side. To the front and side there is a large grass garden (furniture, BBQ and parking for several cars at the side and in front). At the the end of the garden, the building which was once the children's toilets has been converted into a small summer house/games room which also provides secure storage for bikes, etc.

If the surroundings are delightful, it is inside that the wow factor really kicks in. The enormous living area is open plan and the sitting room end has one wall completely of glass with doors opening to the garden. Behind it are the dining area and a superb kitchen. Doors lead off to a utility area, shower room and two bright and sunny, beautifully furnished double bedrooms, one with en suite WC.

Above this space is the gallery, one end of which looks down on to the kitchen, the other end of which forms a further seating area with TV and sofa bed, where once again you can benefit from that glass wall to enjoy the views from a higher vantage point. Off the gallery is a twin bedroom and a most elegant bathroom, with bath and separate shower. Heating is by electricity, underfloor downstairs and by radiators upstairs.

Map & Local

This is a most peaceful area, on a road which leads only down to Colintraive and the little ferry to the Isle of Bute, which is a very pleasant destination for a day's outing.

From just up the road you can head across the hill to Otter Ferry on Loch Fyne or to Tighnabruaich, which is a famous sailing venue where there is also a golf course.

A couple of miles further on, the Portavadie ferry will take you across to Tarbert, famous for its seafood, at the head of the Kintyre peninsula. From there or nearby Claonaig (depending on the season) you can take a ferry to Arran. This is certainly a 'well ferried' part of the world!

The hills and woods around the cottage offer good walking (the Cowal Way passes close by) and cycling, while for supermarket shopping, leisure centres and so on, Dunoon is the place to head for (the drive round the head of Loch Striven is scenically very rewarding too).

If you turn left on the A815 instead of right to Dunoon, you will come to the Benmore Botanic Gardens on one side of the road and Puck's Glen on the other, both of which are well worth a visit.

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.




Open plan living area with multi fuel stove, iPod dock/CD player, electric range cooker (induction hob), fridge, dishwasher and microwave, etc.
Utility room with washer-drier and fridge-freezer.
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom with multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD, en suite WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom.


Galleried seating area with TV/DVD and double sofa bed.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by wet electric underfloor heating (downstairs), radiators (upstairs) and two multi-fuel stoves (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



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 (£25)
  • Save 15% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
  • Save 15% - May 2017 From 06/05/2017 to 26/05/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 8
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £545.00 £595.00 £645.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £675.00 £725.00 £775.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £825.00 £875.00 £925.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £675.00 £725.00 £775.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £825.00 £875.00 £925.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £675.00 £725.00 £775.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £545.00 £595.00 £645.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £675.00 £725.00 £775.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £465.00 £515.00 £565.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £825.00 £875.00 £925.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £825.00 £875.00 £925.00
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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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We can't rate the cottage any higher because the experience we had with damp and the lack of help we had from the owner....

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Thank you for your comments. Although the cottage is over 150 years old it does have a damp proof membrane on the walls ...

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We stayed at Kilmodan cottage for a family weekend break with our sons and their wives and girlfriends. The cottage was ...

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Fantastic amenities and wonderful setting. Good base for touring.



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