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Poltalloch Garden House

Near Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, Argyll

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This attractive and substantial detached house has the most restful of situations near Kilmartin and Lochgilphead in the west of Scotland. Accessed by about a mile of private road, it conveys the sense of arriving at somewhere very special indeed.

Quick Info

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

In front of the house the large, tree-flanked grass garden creates a great sense of peace and privacy, while the interior too reflects the relaxed pace of living of a bygone age. The large, stone-flagged dining kitchen is a particular example of this, whilst also being equipped with all the 'mod cons'.

The wow factor is contributed by the superb, newly built dining conservatory. From there, as darkness falls, you can retreat through the French doors into the elegant sitting room, to toast your toes by the open fire. The master bedroom features a four-poster bed.

It is obvious from the beginning that this is a well-loved family home which will delight those who value traditional character and relaxed comfort above sleek, ultra-modern style statements.

Map & Local

The surrounding area is full of interest. Kilmartin Glen, with its 4,000 year old archaeological treasures, is just up the road, as is Dunadd, the ancient Iron Age hill fortress which became the seat of the Pictish kings of Dalriada.

To the south is the Crinan Canal - cycle from the cottage along the quiet, flat lanes and then along the towpath with hostelries at either end for suitable refreshment! Lochgilphead has all facilities, including a swimming pool and from there you may continue right down the Mull of Kintyre.

There are lovely sandy beaches close by at Crinan, or down the little single track road along Loch Sween, with a wealth of wildlife to spot on land, sea and air. Visit the NT Gardens at Crarae or, further afield, Loch Awe, Seil Island and Oban.

Another possibility would be to take the little ferry which in summer plies from Claonaig near Tarbert, across to the lovely island of Arran. You can drive right round the island, starting from Lochranza with its castle in the bay, visiting the ‘capital’ Brodick and relax on the beach at Blackwaterfoot. Closer to home, you can head down the west shore of Loch Sween to the picturesque yachting haven of Tayvallich and the beach at Carsaig Bay.

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 room with open fire and TV/DVD
Conservatory/Dining room
Dining kitchen with electric Rayburn, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, deep freeze etc.
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
Utility area with washing machine and tumble drier


Double bedroom with double four-poster bed
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath/shower and wash basin
WC with wash basin

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 3 medium or 3 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

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% w/c 10 Aug 19 From 10/08/2019 to 12/08/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 20 Jul 19 From 20/07/2019 to 22/07/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 27 Jul 19 From 27/07/2019 to 29/07/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 03 Aug 19 From 03/08/2019 to 05/08/2019
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 03/01/2020
  • October Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
  • October Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
  • October Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £850.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £695.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £595.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £695.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £495.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £850.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £850.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 POA
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 POA
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 POA
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 POA
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 POA
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 POA
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 POA
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 POA
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 POA
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 POA
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 POA
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 POA
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 POA
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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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Excellent! We have never stayed anywhere that was so unique. the location, the cottage, everything....!


Definitely a unique place to stay and i'd be interested in finding out some history about the estate now we are back hom...

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Lovely, large private garden and interesting historical location, interesting decor and great collection of books, obvio...

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3rd time we have stayed here.
Rather stingy with with toilet rolls and no soap in any of the bathrooms and no dish ...

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Character property in a relatively remote location - just what we were looking for.

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