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Church Cottage

Loch Awe, Portsonachan, Argyll

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Church Cottage is a delightful, detached house set in pretty gardens that lead right down to the shore of beautiful Loch Awe, on the edge of Portsonachan near Dalmally (9.5 miles) in Argyll.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Inside, seating has been set up around the wood-burning stove in the inviting sitting room that also has a neat dining area set up perfectly for four people to enjoy meals together. The kitchen is very light and bright with a door out to the garden that is a stable door so the top can be opened up in nice weather to let the sun stream in.

All on the one level are an airy double bedroom and a neat twin bedroom that share a thoroughly modern shower room with a lovely waterfall shower head.

Around 2 acres of lush wild cottage garden grounds surround the cottage with lots of mature plants and trees that give a nice private, secluded feeling. A variety of birds and wildlife visit the garden and a path leads down to your own section of loch frontage from which you can fish or launch a canoe or kayak. There is also a mooring available by arrangement.

Just a couple of minutes’ walk away is Loch Awe Boats that hire out kayaks, row boats or motor boats for fishing trips or simply exploring the loch whilst keeping an eye out for ospreys, eagles and otters along the way.

Map & Local

There is a choice of 2 different eateries in easy walking distance of the cottage. Ardbrecknish House is less than half a mile away where they serve bar meals (March to October) and in the other direction the Portsonachan Hotel (1 mile) has an excellent a la carte dining menu.

Dalmally (9.5 miles) has a village shop for supplies, a beautiful parkland 9 hole golf course and a train station from which you can hop on the train and be over in Oban in under an hour.

Just outside Dalmally it is worth stopping off to visit Kilchurn Castle. It is about a 10 minute marshy walk from the car park over to the island that the castle sits on with great elevated views of the loch to be admired from its tower. It is great fun to explore the ruin whilst imagining what it would have been like back in its heyday when it was an important local stronghold.

A bit further on from Dalmally and hidden deep within the towering Ben Cruachan mountain is the Cruachan Power Station (13 miles). What may seem like rather an unlikely visitor attraction is actually quite fascinating with exhibitions that explain its history and guided tours that take you right into the heart of the hollow mountain. From the visitor centre a walk leads up to the Cruachan Dam where there are stunning views - you can even walk right over the dam itself.

Oban is a hub for ferry journeys so day trips over to visit some of the Inner Hebridean islands such as Mull, Iona, Coll or Tiree are perfectly possible.

Head south down to Inveraray (11.5 miles) on Loch Fyne that is a very pretty town with lots of interesting shops to wander around. It is also a particularly good place to pick up some whisky at Loch Fyne Whiskies where there is a huge selection to choose from. Argyll Adventure (13.5 miles) offers a range of outdoor activities including horse riding, paintball and crossbow shooting.

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 wood-burning stove and satellite Smart TV (with Netflix)/DVD
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, etc
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

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


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (logs provided, a contribution via honesty box is appriciated). WiFi is INCLUDED. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested. 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: Fri

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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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £795.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £895.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £995.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £795.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £695.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £795.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £695.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £895.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £895.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £695.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £695.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £795.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 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.


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This was a lovely cottage, comfortable, cozy, beautiful location and, on the practical side, it had everything we needed...

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Gorgeous cottage set in a stunning location, right on the banks of Loch Awe. The cottage was immaculately clean with all...

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Alas sightings of the wild haggis are few and far between! Church Cottage is the perfect place to track them down.

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Not up to Unique’s usual good standard. The cottage is in a lovely area with access to the loch and was clean and warm a...

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We were pleased to hear that overall you found the cottage clean and warm and enjoyed the lovely area. We have passed on...

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Fantastic cottage in a great position. Loved the quiet loch side location. Very comfortable stay. Would love to return.

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Don't wait - we can get you booked in for your next holiday.


Beautiful cottage and setting
We had an issue with keys not fitting at times and never being able to open the stabl...

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We were very pleased to hear that you found the cottage cosy and very well furnished and enjoyed the lovely location. We...

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