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White Cottage

Near Tarbert, Argyll

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White Cottage is a wee whitewashed, detached, stone crofter's cottage. Facing south west, it stands in its own enclosed grass garden in an open situation.

Quick Info

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

The cottage is part of the Carse Estate located in Knapdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty just above the Kintyre peninsula on the west coast, some 10 miles from Tarbert. Just a 20 minute walk across the fields is Loch Stornoway, a horseshoe-shaped sea loch with a beautiful, large sandy beach at its head. 

Inside its thick stone walls, the cottage’s accommodation is simple but attractive and kept cosy by double glazing and night storage heating. The warm and inviting sitting/dining room has an open fire with comfortable seating placed around it so everyone can toast their toes. It also has a handy dining area for convivial evening meals. The spacious kitchen is smart and modern, having been knocked through to provide a bit of extra space in what would probably once have been a larder or scullery.

All on one level, there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, that are both of a good size. A bathroom completes the indoor accommodation.

Outside there is parking near the door and the garden behind the cottage (with furniture) is a lovely private place to sit in the sun, with views across the fields to the bay. The garden is completely enclosed, so that pets can enjoy roaming freely.

Map & Local

The nearest shops are at Tarbert, where there are also some good restaurants and sailing facilities for yachstmen.

In the other direction the award-winning Kilberry Inn (open April to October) is just 10 minutes up the road. And what a road! Keep the camera handy, for there are magnificent views across to the Isles of Jura and Islay and you are likely to see seals basking on the rocks right beside the road. Sometimes they even raise a lazy flipper in salute as you go past!

Fishing is available locally and there is a golf course on the way into Tarbert. If you turn right when you reach the main road, you can head off down the Mull of Kintyre and take the boat from Kennacraig to Islay with its legendary distilleries, or from Tayinloan across to little Gigha where you can visit the Achamore Gardens. Further north you can visit Arduaine Gardens on the way to Oban.

Those with an interest in history or archaeology will enjoy Kilmartin Glen, with ancient cairns and circles dating from 3000 BC.

The Crinan Canal, linking Loch Fyne with the Atlantic is another place to spend an enjoyable day just watching the boats pass through or walking or cycling along the towpath.

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/dining room with open fire and TV/DVD
Kitchen with microwave, electric cooker, washing machine, fridge/freezer, etc
Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

What's included


Available Extras

Linen & Towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters 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 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £595.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £650.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £550.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £450.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £550.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £395.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £595.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £595.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £395.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £450.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £550.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
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30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
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20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required