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Dunfuinary Cottage

Loch Etive, By Connel, Argyll

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The usual reaction on entering Dunfuinary Cottage must surely be - wow! You would have to be very jaded indeed not to be quite stunned by its amazing outlook across the waters of Loch Etive.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: AR00322F
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
  • Electric vehicle charging point

There are decking platforms on three sides of the cottage too, so you can follow the sun round as you quite possibly take root in front of this wonderful panorama and don't want to move for the duration of your holiday.

Just 5 miles from Oban and a mile from the pretty village of Connel (with restaurants, hotels and shop/PO), the cottage stands on its own and is accessed by steps from the road. While the A85 runs past and above the cottage at the rear, the house is double glazed and the acoustics seems to take any traffic noise over your head.

The cottage has been beautifully designed on two levels (with three internal stairs) to take advantage of the rake of the hill, with stylish wooden flooring throughout. The open-plan sunken sitting room has a variety of seating to suit every mood so you can curl up in the corner or lie on the chaise by the window to admire the view. There is also a stylish wood-burning stove with feature flue that keeps the whole place cosy and with the French doors out to the decking area open, you can feel like you are really ‘bringing the outdoors in’.

The spacious kitchen/dining area is neat and well-equipped and again has French doors out to that wonderful decking area. There is also a cosy double bedroom and a bathroom with bath and shower. Dunfuinary provides incredibly generous, modern accommodation for two in an absolutely stunning setting.

Outside, besides the decking, a charming grotto garden lies to the side of the cottage with furniture on a small terrace and a path that leads down to your own private 'beach'.

Map & Local

Having found such a heavenly spot, it may indeed be hard to tear yourself away, but it would be a shame to come to such a beautiful part of Scotland's west coast and not do some exploring.

From Oban, you can take day trips to Mull, Iona and several of the smaller islands. There is a lovely safe sandy beach just 3 miles away at Tralee Bay by Benderloch, where there is also karting.

Just 8 miles up the road is the Sea Life Centre at Barcaldine, which operates a seal rescue project and where you can see (and sometimes touch) the amazing range of sea creatures which inhabit the surrounding waters.

Beyond Appin and still within easy reach of the cottage, is Ballachulish (with a hotel, shop and golf course) and the entrance to atmospheric and majestic Glencoe. At The National Trust centre there you can learn all about the local flora and fauna and also the glen’s tragic history. Now, of course, it is a mecca for climbers and, in winter, for skiers as well. For a real challenge, at Kinlochleven near Ballachulish is the Ice Factor, the national ice climbing centre which caters for all levels of ability.

A week in this enchanting cottage will most certainly not be enough.

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

Open plan Kitchen/dining room with electric oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge (with small ice box) microwave, etc.
Washing machine in cupboard.
Double bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.
Sitting room (3 steps down) with wood-burning stove and Smart TV and Netflix.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED with any additional electric car charging usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (initial supply of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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 2
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,095.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,095.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £1,095.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £1,095.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £875.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £675.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,150.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,150.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £675.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £875.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £1,095.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £875.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £1,095.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £1,095.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £1,095.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £1,095.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £1,095.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £1,095.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £1,095.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £875.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £675.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £1,150.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £1,150.00
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.


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Very comfortable, well-equipped, spotlessly clean cottage in a stunning setting. Fantastic decking to enjoy loch, nature...

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the property was clean and well provided . the manager was both friendly and professional explaining all the services in...

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Excellent customer service, we keep going back.


Gorgeous, well equipped cottage. Beautiful view of loch.

Our response:

Many thanks for your review - we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Dunfuinary Cottage.


Outstanding views. Very comfortable. Lovely and warm.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review - so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.


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