Loch Stornoway, Near Tarbert, Argyll
This delightful detached cottage is located approximately three miles from the village of Kilberry (with an inn), on the west coast of Scotland, which overlooks the enchanting waters of the Sound of Jura.
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Just a 20 minute drive east is the fishing village of Tarbert (with all facilities) with the remains of its 13th century castle still looking out across the vast expanse of Loch Fyne. Corrarie Cottage offers well designed, welcoming and very comfortable accommodation in a profoundly evocative area of outstanding natural beauty where a delightful sandy beach is in easy walking distance.
Corrarie Cottage is an attractive modern property, built in traditional style, standing in its own half acre of safely fenced garden (with furniture). You can look out on to the stunning landscape surrounding the property and forget the worries of everyday life in these calm and tranquil surroundings!
The cottage's charming, picturesque exterior is mirrored by its eminently aesthetically pleasing interior and the large windows give a feeling of space and light throughout. Decorated in an elegant fashion, it is perfect for a civilised getaway with all the comforts of home, but the added advantages of an idyllic holiday location.
Knapdale is designated as a National Scenic Area, celebrated as one of Scotland's finest landscapes and there is so much beautiful countryside to discover right on the door step of Corrarie Cottage and also a beautiful beach not 15 minutes walk away.
Visitors can follow the tumbling river, which runs past the cottage, downstream across three fields, passing ancient standing stones, to the sandy shore of Loch Stornoway. Here, at the water's edge, where otters and seals can frequently be seen, guests can admire the glorious panoramic views across the sea to the Isle of Islay. The more intrepid can venture upstream from the cottage, to the ruined township of Baillidh or the fresh water lochs nestled in the hills beyond (fishing permits are available).
If you venture a little further from the cottage you can experience the fine food served at the Kilberry Inn (open April to October), which featured in the Hairy Bikers BBC series 'Food Tour of Great Britain' where they were beaten in a cook-off by its resident chef and owner! You can also view the late medieval Kilberry sculptured stones which are on display at the site of St Barr's Chapel near Kilberry castle just outside the village.
Tarbert, with its welcoming natural harbour, provides ferry links to Portvadie on the Cowal peninsula as well as from nearby Kennacraig to the isles of Islay and Jura - both islands are a must for whisky lovers!
Drive 15 minutes more to the south and you can take a ferry from Claonaig to the Isle of Arran, where, among other things, you can appreciate the impressive castle ruins of Lochranza and sample the local tipple at the Isle of Arran Distillery. If a wee taster is not quite enough, it's not far to take a bottle back to the cottage and enjoy it beside the wood-burning stove.
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/dining room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, etc
Twin bedroom with wash basin
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are available to hire. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric convector heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack 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. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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 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 2||Sleeps 5|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£375.00||£425.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£625.00||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£625.00||£625.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£375.00||£425.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£425.00||£475.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£575.00||£575.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£425.00||£475.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£575.00||£575.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£625.00||£625.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£575.00||£575.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£625.00||£625.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£575.00||£575.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£425.00||£475.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£575.00||£575.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£375.00||£425.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£625.00||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£625.00||£625.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||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.
'Lovely cottage. Very lucky with the weather. Lovely scenery. Overall a great time - thank you!'
'Glorious week here – beach to ourselves. Heaven for the children and dogs. Cottage had everything we needed with very comfy beds. Saw lots of wildlife including a healthy population of rabbits.'
'Long days spent at the beach and days away visiting islands. Fantastic comfy cottage and great garden.'
'Lovely cottage with glorious views. Fantastic weather all week. Loved watching the birds on the table.'
'Perfect setting. The shore is close and is heavenly. Would definitely return to this nice cottage.'
'Lovely cottage and breathtaking scenery. Lovely towns. Thanks for a relaxing and lazy holiday!'
'Have had a very relaxing week here. Have been entertained by the birds in the garden. Visited Skipness, Crinan, Gigha and Kilmartin.'