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Gariob Beag

Near Lochgilphead, Argyll

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Gariob Beag is an old stone threshing-barn which has been excellently converted and comfortably furnished to make a truly delightful holiday cottage, which you will hate to leave at the end of your stay.

Quick Info

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

About 7 miles west of Lochgilphead in Argyll, it stands detached on a hillock, in its own spacious garden (which features the now grassy mound of the old horse-gang where horses circled continuously to grind corn in the olden days). It graces an area already known for its outstanding natural beauty and is not far from Crinan (4 miles) and Tayvallich (6 miles), with views of the outstandingly lovely West Coast countryside which borders Loch Sween.

When they converted the building to a holiday cottage, the owners made the decision to keep it just for two people, with the result that it has become a beautifully spacious property. As soon as you walk in, you find yourself in a broad tiled hallway, with a feature sewing machine and loads of room for coats and boots, etc.

The sense of light and space continues in the open plan living area that is quite lovely, bright and sunny with patio doors to the front taking up most of one wall and a French door out to the side garden. With inviting sofas, an open fire with feature brick chimney piece and a neat dining area it is a most welcoming and comfortable room. Through an arch, the kitchen is beautifully fitted and equipped and also has lots of room.

All on one level, the bedroom is another well-proportioned room that is charmingly furnished with a wonderfully inviting Victorian bed. A bathroom with bath and shower over completes the accommodation.

Outside is a gravelled parking area and a pretty grassed garden area (with furniture and BBQ).

Map & Local

Visitors to the cottage comment on the peace and quiet and it is a paradise for nature-lovers who can walk, bike or drive the many small roads and paths that wind through the sometimes forested, sometimes rocky hills towering above the stunning coastline.

Historic Scotland cares for all the ruined castles, chapels, ancient crosses and standing-stones dating from pre-historic times, which are a fascination for historians of all ages.

Birdwatchers will spot ospreys and even golden eagles, patrolling the skies and enjoy the cheeky bullfinches and many other small birds who swoop on the fruit trees in the owners' nearby garden. There is horse-riding, golf, several good restaurants and superb white sands within a fifteen mile radius.

Lochgilphead is the nearest town with all facilities, swimming pool and golf course and to the south there is all the lovely Mull of Kintyre to explore.

On the way to Lochgilphead you will drive for a distance along the Crinan Canal that has been described as Scotland’s most beautiful short cut. It is well worth taking an afternoon to walk or cycle along the side of the canal watching the boats pass through the locks on their way to the Atlantic. The fact that there are hostelries for refreshment at Cairnbaan and Crinan is no bad thing either!

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

Entrance hall
Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD and payphone
Kitchen with induction hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, etc
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). Water is from a private source with is UV filtered and regularly tested. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 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. No children.



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
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £625.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £675.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £550.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £495.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £550.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £425.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £625.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £625.00
06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023 POA
04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 POA
01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 POA
22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023 POA
06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 POA
27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023 POA
03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 POA
24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 POA
22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 POA
26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 POA
16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023 POA
07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 POA
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 POA
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 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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A very relaxing experience


Excellent little cottage, perfect for two people and one dog. Clean, cosy and very relaxing. We always enjoy our stay a...

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Loved the cottage and will defo go back.


This was our 3rd time at Gariob Beag. It is like a second home to us now and next year we have booked for 3 weeks. The...

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A hidden gem. Well equipped cottage and handy for visiting the area.


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