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Coachmaker's Cottage

Loch Awe, Portsonachan, Argyll

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Coachmaker’s Cottage occupies an enchanting lochside position surrounded by trees, on the shore of Loch Awe near Portsonachan in Argyll. Set behind a gated entrance and down an elegant, sweeping driveway its grounds extend to around 2 acres with a wonderful private stretch of loch frontage.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

A delightful turret houses an impressive spiral staircase and the house’s origins are reflected in the lovely decorative touches that are dotted around. The double-sided wood-burning stove at the centre of the open plan living area has been beautifully positioned so that it can be enjoyed equally from the comfy seating or the dining table on the other side. There is also a modern utility room and a handy WC on this level, as well as a porch with a seating area.

The spiral staircase with its impressive chandelier leads up to the three bedrooms, all of which have their own smart and slick en suite shower rooms. Two of the rooms are doubles (one of which has a king-size bed) and there is also a pretty twin room.

The striking house is surrounded by an attractive garden with picnic style seating for eating outdoors. Charming traditional style lampposts line the drive and lead to a huge gravelled parking area with space for up to 4 cars. A path from the bottom of the garden provides access to the private stretch of loch frontage for fishing or launching canoes or kayaks.

With its sister property Church Cottage only a short walk away both cottages can be booked by larger parties looking to enjoy a holiday together but still have some of their own privacy and space, etc.

Map & Local

For a meal or drink out Ardbrecknish House is only half a mile away so it is an easy stroll back afterwards or there is the option of the Portsonachan Hotel (1 mile) that has a bar and restaurant offering an a la carte menu.

The ruins of the 15th century Kilchurn Castle (8 miles) sit on a peninsula at the head of Loch Awe, with a jetty jutting out into the water that provides a great vantage point to truly appreciate its beauty from.

Munro baggers will of course want to head to the other side of the loch to tackle Ben Cruachan (14 miles) which takes around 7 to 9 hours to climb. Stunning views can be experienced from the summit so it is certainly worth the effort! Deep beneath the mountain lies the Ben Cruachan Power Station that runs guided tours of the enormous cavern that houses the fascinating station and visitor centre.

Heading to the east, the popular town of Inveraray on the shore of Loch Fyne draws in visitors from all over. At its heart lies impressive Inveraray Castle that is home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and recently gained a claim to fame as the setting of an episode of the Downton Abbey TV programme. Tours of the castle are available and its 16 acres of stunning gardens are certainly worth exploring followed by a stop off at the tea room.

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.




Open plan living area with wood-burning stove, TV (with Netflix), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave etc
Utility room with washer/dryer


Double bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by underfloor heating and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. Dogs are not allowed upstairs or on beds or furniture unless the provided throws are used. 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

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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024 £1,395.00
03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024 £1,595.00
24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024 £1,895.00
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £1,595.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £1,895.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £1,995.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £1,595.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £1,395.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £1,595.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £1,295.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,895.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,995.00
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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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