Crinan House

Crinan Ferry, near Lochgilphead, Argyll


Crinan House is a quite remarkable property in an idyllic situation on the shores of Loch Crinan about 7 miles from Lochgilphead on Scotland's beautiful west coast.

Right at the end of the road, with no passing traffic, it is a place where you can relax and recharge your batteries in the most heavenly surroundings. It would also make a quite idyllic honeymoon retreat.

The 250 year old detached, historically listed, stone cottage once belonged to the tackman, who in bygone days would have collected the rents on the Estate. It stands in its own charming, enclosed gardens (with furniture and parking) with a little gate which leads right on to the sandy beach, where guests can walk for hours, with fantastic westerly views and breathtaking sunsets.

If you think the exterior is picturesque, just wait until you get inside! It has been most carefully and superbly refurbished to combine all its original character (exposed stone walls, beams and rustic fireplace), with all modern comforts in a way which cannot fail to delight the most fastidious of guests.

Downstairs are a twin bedroom, a room with full size bunk beds, a bathroom and a utility room, while upstairs are a magnificent living and dining area with open fire, which is beautifully furnished with many antique pieces. The cosy kitchen has a lovely electric Aga, as well as a two ring induction hob as a handy alternative. There is a double bedroom and a shower room on this level as well.

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'Fantastic views and a very relaxing week in a comfortable cottage. Beach is fantastic and we had a magical day paddling and collecting shells in the beautiful Scottish sunshine.'

Smith party

'This house is a real dream - in an absolutely peaceful location right beside the sea. We can highly recommend this holiday cottage!'

Hermann party

'Thank you for a fantastic week in a beautiful setting. The house has been very homely and lovely to return back to each day.'

Irwin party

'We've thoroughly enjoyed this cosy cottage with its lovely furniture, roaring fire and its fantastic beach location. We have also eaten mussels collected from the rocks.'

Morley party

'An incredible house with spectacular view, a garden with direct access to the beach and of course the Aga!'

Cruzado party

'What a lovely cottage, a real home for the week. Just sitting on the beach in the evening by the cottage was awe inspiring.'

Magain-Rensen party

Here, you are on a sandy peninsula between Loch Crinan and the estuary of the River Add. The nearby Crinan Canal, where yachts sail out into the Atlantic from the inner waters of Loch Fyne, is sometimes called the 'most beautiful short-cut in Britain'.

There is far more to do in the area than can possibly be accomplished in just a week. For walkers, there are the hills of Argyll and Knapdale to explore. The comparatively flat countryside in the immediate area and the quiet country roads are ideal for cycling (two mountain bikes are available for hire). This is also one of the most popular sailing areas in the country and fishing can also be organised locally. Lochgilphead (with all facilities) has a swimming pool and golf course and there is trail riding at nearby Ardrishaig.

For exploring, you can visit the amazing prehistoric remains in Kilmartin Glen, just up the road, or continue on up to Oban (37 miles) where you can take a trip to the Isles of Mull and Iona or several other islands of the Inner Hebrides.

Ferries are very much a part of life in these parts. Travelling south down the Kintyre peninsula you will find ferries to the Kyles of Bute from Tarbert, to Arran from Claonaig (in summer), to Jura from Tayvallich (in summer), to Islay from Kennacraig and to Gigha from Tayinloan.

Continuing south down the peninsula (the little road on the east side affords glorious views across the Kibrannan Sound to Arran and also the pretty village of Carradale) you will come to Campbeltown and Machrihanish, where there is a magnificent beach much beloved of kayakers and surfers and an excellent golf course. Garden enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the NT Crarae Gardens about 20 miles away near Minard on Loch Fyne.

The unspoilt marshland of Moine Mhor is home to a large variety of birds, while canoeing, kayaking and dinghy sailing can also be enjoyed nearby (there is a slipway at the end of Crinan Ferry). Guests can also enjoy a good variety of pubs and eating places in the towns and villages round about.

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.



Twin Bedroom
Room with full-size bunk beds
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
Utility room/secure storage area with washing machine, tumble drier and deep freeze


Open plan sitting room/dining area with open fire, TV/V/DVD, iPod docking station and CD player.
Kitchen with electric Aga, dishwasher and microwave etc.
Double bedroom
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Stair Gate
Towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters (first £20 INCLUDED - £40 between November and February - with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay) and open fire (1 basket of logs and 2 buckets of coal INCLUDED).  Satellite broadband up to 1.5GB INCLUDED, subject to provider (not suitable for large downloads or video/TV streaming i.e. YouTube, Netflix). 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.


The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right 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 10% - October 2015! From 01/10/2015 to 31/10/2015

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
19 Sep 2015 - 16 Oct 2015 £545.00 £595.00
17 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015 £695.00 £750.00
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015 £445.00 £495.00
19 Dec 2015 - 27 Dec 2015 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2015 - 05 Jan 2016 £995.00 £995.00
06 Jan 2016 - 04 Mar 2016 £445.00 £495.00
05 Mar 2016 - 25 Mar 2016 £545.00 £595.00
26 Mar 2016 - 08 Apr 2016 £695.00 £750.00
09 Apr 2016 - 06 May 2016 £545.00 £595.00
07 May 2016 - 27 May 2016 £695.00 £750.00
28 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016 £945.00 £995.00
04 Jun 2016 - 01 Jul 2016 £695.00 £750.00
02 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016 £945.00 £995.00
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Sep 2016 £695.00 £750.00
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £545.00 £595.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £695.00 £750.00
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016 £445.00 £495.00
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £995.00 £995.00
06 Jan 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA 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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