Gariob Beag

Near Lochgilphead, Argyll

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Gariob Beag is an old stone threshing-barn which has been excellently converted and comfortably furnished to make a truly delightful holiday cottage, which you will hate to leave at the end of your stay.

Quick Info

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

About 7 miles west of Lochgilphead in Argyll, it stands detached on a hillock, in its own spacious garden (which features the now grassy mound of the old horse-gang where horses circled continuously to grind corn in the olden days). It graces an area already known for its outstanding natural beauty and is not far from Crinan (4 miles) and Tayvallich (6 miles), with views of the outstandingly lovely West Coast countryside which borders Loch Sween.

When they converted the building to a holiday cottage, the owners made the decision to keep it just for two people, with the result that it has become a beautifully spacious property. As soon as you walk in, you find yourself in a broad tiled hallway, with a feature sewing machine and loads of room for coats and boots, etc.

The sense of light and space continues in the open plan living area that is quite lovely, bright and sunny with patio doors to the front taking up most of one wall and a French door out to the side garden. With inviting sofas, an open fire with feature brick chimney piece and a neat dining area it is a most welcoming and comfortable room. Through an arch, the kitchen is beautifully fitted and equipped and also has lots of room.

All on one level, the bedroom is another well-proportioned room that is charmingly furnished with a wonderfully inviting Victorian bed. A bathroom with bath and shower over completes the accommodation.

Outside is a gravelled parking area and a pretty grassed garden area (with furniture and BBQ).

Map & Local

Visitors to the cottage comment on the peace and quiet and it is a paradise for nature-lovers who can walk, bike or drive the many small roads and paths that wind through the sometimes forested, sometimes rocky hills towering above the stunning coastline.

Historic Scotland cares for all the ruined castles, chapels, ancient crosses and standing-stones dating from pre-historic times, which are a fascination for historians of all ages.

Birdwatchers will spot ospreys and even golden eagles, patrolling the skies and enjoy the cheeky bullfinches and many other small birds who swoop on the fruit trees in the owners' nearby garden. There is horse-riding, golf, several good restaurants and superb white sands within a fifteen mile radius.

Lochgilphead is the nearest town with all facilities, swimming pool and golf course and to the south there is all the lovely Mull of Kintyre to explore.

On the way to Lochgilphead you will drive for a distance along the Crinan Canal that has been described as Scotland’s most beautiful short cut. It is well worth taking an afternoon to walk or cycle along the side of the canal watching the boats pass through the locks on their way to the Atlantic. The fact that there are hostelries for refreshment at Cairnbaan and Crinan is no bad thing either!

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.



Single Storey

Entrance hall.
Sitting/Dining room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, Payphone - a light and airy very attractive room with French doors opening onto a patio and pretty garden (furniture/barbecue).
Kitchen with fridge/freezer, washer/drier, microwave etc.
Double-bed room (wonderfully inviting Victorian double-bed!).
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking. No children.



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).

  • Save 15% - w/c 12 Aug 17 From 12/08/2017 to 18/08/2017
  • Save 15% - w/c 19 Aug 17 From 19/08/2017 to 25/08/2017
  • Save 15% - w/c 26 Aug 17 From 26/08/2017 to 01/09/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £495.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £435.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £375.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £435.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £295.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £495.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £495.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 POA
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 POA
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 POA
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 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 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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Perfect home from home. Has everything you need.


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