Near Tarbert, Argyll
Islay Cottage is a striking and beautifully appointed detached holiday home standing in its own extensive gardens that is ideal for children and pets, only 20 minutes' walk from a lovely sandy beach.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It is part of the Carse Estate located in Knapdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty just above the Kintyre peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, some 10 miles from Tarbert.
Facing south west, it looks out across the lawns and fields to the sandy bay at the head of Loch Stornoway which is just a 15 minute walk away and beyond that to the Isles of Islay and Jura.
Inside, there is an unusually-shaped sitting room that has an open fire to keep it cosy. There is also a magnificent conservatory that has both dining and seating areas meaning that you can enjoy this pretty setting in all weathers and all seasons.
The kitchen is well-equipped with scenic views to admire if you choose to linger over the washing up and also on this level is a bright twin bedroom (with an additional camp-bed available on request) with a door out to the sunny conservatory.
Upstairs there is a light and airy double bedroom with slightly coombed ceilings (taller guests may have to watch their heads), a useful en suite WC and a dormer window with further views out. The house is double glazed and has electric central heating, as well as the open fire.
Outside there are extensive gardens that are mainly laid to lawn with some mature shrubs and daffodils aplenty in spring. It is a perfect place for adults to relax and for children and pets to play. Added security is afforded by the cattle grid at the beginning of the drive.
Head out for the day to the north or south to explore the wonderful countryside. Meander down the Mull of Kintryre to Kennacraig and catch the ferry (two hour crossing) to the islands of Islay and Jura, visit the many whisky distilleries or just enjoy the lovely beaches and beautiful scenery.
Head further down the Mull of Kintyre to Tayinloan and take the ferry across to Gigha and see the Achamore Gardens or visit Campbeltown and beyond.
Alternatively travel over to Claonaig and take the ferry across the Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran, where you can sample the delights of the Arran Distillery and view Brodick Castle and Gardens.
To the north, travel to Lochgilphead (with its leisure centre and facilities) and head on up Loch Awe towards Oban, or visit the prehistoric cairns and circles which date back from 3000 BC at Kilmartin Glen, with the museum and cafe.
This is good sailing country too - at Ardrishaig you are on the Crinan Canal, where along the interesting towpath walk (with good refreshment stops), you can watch the yachts passing through out on to the Atlantic.
Local Events and Attractions
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Sitting room with open fire, TV/V/DVD and hi-fi
Kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer, cooker, washing machine, etc
Twin bedroom plus camp bed or futon available on request for an additional child
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and basin.
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
- Travel Cot
Bed linen is INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating and open fire (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is regularly tested. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (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 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 4|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£475.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£575.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£475.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£575.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£675.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£575.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 23 Jul 2021||£675.00|
|24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£745.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£575.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£475.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£575.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£395.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£675.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£675.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£395.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£475.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£575.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£475.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||POA|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||POA|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||POA|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||POA|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||POA|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||POA|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||POA|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||POA|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||POA|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||POA|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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.