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Darach Cottage

Appin, Argyll

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Sitting down its own private drive on the shore of one of the secluded bays of Loch Creran is Darach Cottage, a charming, detached house in a large, enclosed garden near Port Appin (3 miles) in Argyll.

Quick Info

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

Once inside, a warm and inviting entrance hall leads through to the sitting room where the wood-burning stove begs you to curl up in front of it and the charming window seat is a good place to spot wildlife from.

The kitchen has a lovely homely feeling with an Aga at its heart, a dishwasher that makes short work of the washing up and a dining area that has been set up by the window in order to make the most of the view out towards the loch.

Laundry facilities are housed in the utility room that has plenty of storage space for shoes and boots and handy drying racks for coats, etc.

The bedrooms are all laid out upstairs where there are two double rooms (one en suite), a twin room and a bathroom with a bath and shower over.

Outside the grassed garden is ideal for children and pets to run around in and there is plenty of parking right by the house. With fields to the side and gentle, wooded hills behind the cottage’s setting is quite idyllic with excellent unimpeded views across the bay to the sparkling waters of the loch.

Map & Local

Port Appin (3 miles) has a community store and a couple of hotel restaurants to try with menus that feature lots of fresh, local seafood. It is also one of the crossing points for passenger ferry trips over to the Isle of Lismore, a relatively unspoilt and incredibly fertile island with some absolutely gorgeous views.

Ferries cross regularly to Lismore throughout the day and bicycles can be taken across for free. The bike hire company in Appin offers bikes and even electric bikes that are great for sightseeing on two wheels.

A visit to see the iconic Castle Stalker (5 miles) is sure to be one of the first things on the agenda. Boat trips run out to the castle from Port Appin for those wanting a closer look from the perspective of the water and seals, otters and majestic sea eagles can often be spotted along the way. With some sea eagles having wing spans of up to 2.5 metres it is hard to miss them!

Walkers will find plenty of quiet routes to keep them occupied and munro baggers can tackle Beinn Sgulaird that towers over Loch Creran. Loch Creran itself has been designated as a Marine Special Area of Conservation in order to protect its precious bedrock and living reefs where an abundance of sealife thrive.

If you want to explore further afield, bustling Oban (18 miles) is a well known hub for boat day trips over to the isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa. Anyone looking for more of an adrenalin rush can try out a coasteering adventure with Vertical Descents that involves wild swimming, cliff jumps and cave exploration.

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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.




Sitting room (3 steps down) with wood-burning stove and TV
Kitchen/dining room with aga, electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer


Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and hand shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (log starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of two dogs is welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 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 6
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 £895.00
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 £1,150.00
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 £895.00
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £1,150.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £1,250.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £895.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £795.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £895.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £695.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £1,150.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £1,150.00
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.


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We stayed at Darach Cottage for the week 23rd to 30th April 2022
The house is so homely and the garden so spacious ...

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Nice cottage well appointed.


Wonderful location. Secluded stay. Helpful when contact with owner required.


Fantastic location, lots of wildlife.


Excellent with super welcome pack


Refundable House Holder's deposit required