Near Tayvallich, ArgyllGuest Rating
Kate’s Cottage is a sweet little cottage set in a scattering of houses down a private drive on the Tayvallich Estate near Tayvallich (4 miles) in Argyll.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The cottage has been thoroughly refurbished and transformed into a contemporary getaway that is perfect just for two. Inside the main living area is open plan and cleverly laid out in an L-shape that gives definition to the stylish kitchen, dining and seating areas. A wood-burning stove keeps the whole place toasty and there is further seating at the breakfast bar.
The charming sunroom at the entrance of the cottage is the perfect place to sit and relax and admire the view out over Linne Mhuirich to Loch Sween beyond. It also provides handy space for storing coats and muddy boots, etc.
The spacious double bedroom is light and airy with an en suite bathroom with the choice of a relaxing bath or a shower over.
Outside there is parking for up to two cars and walking from the door straight off out into the surrounding countryside of the Estate.
Tayvallich (4 miles) is a pretty fishing village set in a very sheltered bay that is a haven for yachting enthusiasts. There is a well-stocked shop/café in the village and an inn that offers great food and wonderful views out over the harbour to enjoy as you eat.
Tayvallich is one of the pickup/dropoff points for boat trips run by Venture West that are good for wildlife spotting with sea and golden eagles, dolphins and even minke whales often being seen. Longer boat trips also venture out further afield to the islands of Colonsay, Jura, Iona and Staffa, where you can see the famous Fingal’s Cave.
Scotland may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of rain forests, but the oceanic environment and warming effects of the Gulf Stream have created just the right conditions for a temperate rain forest in the Taynish National Nature Reserve (5 miles). There is a network of walking trails to follow around this rich woodland where oak trees are said to have been grown for around 7,000 years!
There is also a lovely walk from the nature reserve out to Taynish Old Mill with views of Loch Taynish and beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to look out for along the way. The route is also suitable for bikes if you prefer exploring on two wheels.
The area is known for its wildlife and in particular for the beavers that were re-introduced to Scotland all the way from Norway back in 2009. At Knapdale Forest (9 miles) a ‘beaver detection trail’ leads around the woodland site where you are most likely to spot these fascinating creatures first thing in the morning or at early evening time. Even if you don’t manage to spot the animals themselves you will certainly see evidence of them due to the gnawed branches they leave behind them.
Lochgilphead (15.5 miles) has lots of interesting shops to wander around, as well as a supermarket and some cafés and restaurants to stop at. A couple of miles outside Lochgilphead there is fishing at Lochgilphead Lochs where there are eleven different lochs stocked with brown trout.
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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 sitting room/kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove and TV (Satellite), electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, microwave, etc
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil panel heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is 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 1 dog is welcome (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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).
From 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 09/09/2022 to 12/09/2022
From 02/09/2022 to 05/09/2022
From 12/08/2022 to 14/08/2022
From 19/08/2022 to 21/08/2022
From 26/08/2022 to 29/08/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£675.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£565.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£495.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£565.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£625.00|
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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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A good house on a good place.
The place has to be shared with another cottage.
A very clean, spacious, well-appointed cottage, in a quiet location. The area is well-placed for visiting local nature ...Read More
Nice enough but a bit basic. Better towels and maybe a new bed at the end of the season.
The surrounding area was...
We loved the location, Kate's Cottage was well-decorated and comfortable. We would have liked larger towels and an extra...Read More
Great for wildlife, very remote and great walks