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Creagen Cottage

Crinan Canal, near Lochgilphead, Argyll

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3 miles north west of Lochgilphead (shops, hotels, swimming-pool and golf course) is Creagen Cottage that stands detached, on a farm, in its own sizeable grass garden.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/5 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

The cottage sits at the side of the towpath which runs alongside the Crinan Canal from Cairnbaan (1 mile) to the well-known West Coast yacht-haven and beauty-spot of Crinan Harbour (4 miles). It is easily reached, being just a few yards before Lock 11 on the far side of the canal from the B841.

Tenants have a great view of the fishing boats and seagoing yachts as they pass through in the daytime from Loch Fyne, or moor overnight before exiting into the Atlantic the following day. The 200 year old Canal is often referred to as the 'most beautiful short-cut in Britain' and the immediate scenery is indeed spectacular.

Always a most comfortable house, Creagen now has a superb extension comprising a split-level dining room/additional sitting room. There are French doors to the garden and plentiful windows that make the most of the views, whatever the weather. When darkness falls, you can always retreat to the original cosy sitting room with its open fire. The former dining room now makes an excellent play room.

Map & Local

The National Nature Reserve of Moine Mhor with its wealth of birdlife, rare plants, dragonflies and butterflies is immediately west of the cottage.

In fact, sharp-eyed visitors have noted that ospreys are nesting each year in the woods beside the cottage.

To the south is all of the lovely Mull of Kintyre and the possibility of boat-trips to the islands of Gigha, Jura and Islay from West Loch Tarbert. From Crinan itself you can arrange for a boat to take you skate fishing, or for offshore sailing trips.

Northwards, there are fine views of the Western Isles as you drive to Oban (about 30 miles) where there are scores of boat trips (Mull, Iona, Staffa, etc) and land excursions to be enjoyed.

En route, Kilmartin Glen with its prehistoric stone-circles, ring-marked rocks, carvings and remnants of The Kingdom of Dalriada, birthplace of the 'Scots', should also certainly be visited. Both Cairnbaan and Crinan have excellent hotel restaurants.

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

Sitting room with open fire/electric fire and TV/DVD
Split-level sunroom/dining room (lower part three steps down from sitting room and dining area) with electric fire, TV and piano
Kitchen with microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, etc
Double bedroom with TV
Twin bedroom with TV
Wetroom style shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable by coin meter (£1 coins) during your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (supply of fuel INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 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 Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024 £595.00
30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024 £695.00
20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024 £595.00
04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024 £695.00
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £795.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £695.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £795.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £850.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £595.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £550.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £795.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £795.00
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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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Fantastic property and location. Highly recommend to anyone. Cottage very clean and comfortable. Owners very friendly.

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Lovely cottage in a peaceful and scenic area with plenty of walks in the area the owner was very friendly hope to stay a...

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Really friendly owner and the cottage was great. The sun room at the back overlooks the canal and is a bright space with...

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Lovely location, friendly and helpful owners, well equipped cottage.


Fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting.
Lovely dog walks.
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