Bellanoch, near Lochgilphead, ArgyllGuest Rating
Have you ever looked at a house on a postcard and and thought 'I wish I could go there for a holiday'? Well, now you can!
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Smithy Cottage is idyllically situated by the water in the tiny Argyllshire village of Bellanoch, which is at the western end of the Crinan Canal and is a sailor's paradise. A whitewashed, traditional, stone-built cottage, it features prominently on postcards from the area.
Inside, it is no less of a delight. Its owner bought it as her dream home and in consequence has spared no effort in its refurbishment. Now lucky holiday makers also have the opportunity to enjoy the results. The cosy living room has comfortable seating around its wood-burning stove that is perfect for cuddling up in front of after a day out and about. There is also a charming little window seat and a spacious dining table at the back of the room with plenty of room for convivial evening meals.
The beautifully fitted kitchen is modern and well-equipped, with a lovely slate floor and an Aga-style cooker. It is supplemented by a utility room in an outbuilding that houses the laundry facilities and is very handy for storing wet clothes and muddy boots.
Upstairs there are two good bedrooms, a double and a twin. They are both pleasantly presented and continue the house’s nautical theme that is entirely appropriate with the house being so close to the water and the marina. The twin room even has amazing rustic driftwood headboards on the beds. A modern, tiled shower room completes the indoor accommodation.
Outside, to the rear, is a charming and enclosed garden that is surrounded by trees. To the front there is the little road (leading only to Crinan Harbour), a small expanse of grass and then the water! There is also a small burn in the garden and a boat launch just around the corner, if you wish to bring your own craft.
The forestry area behind the house offers great opportunities for walking, while the Crinan Hotel and coffee shop is barely half a mile away.
From there you can take the Sea Leopard out to see the spectacular whirlpool at Corryvreckan, off the northern tip of the Isle of Jura.
Tayvallich, which is on the way down to Ulva and is another famous sailing centre, has a PO, while Lochgilphead (3 miles) has shops, restaurants and a leisure centre. Excellent boat trips can also be had from Craobh Haven which you will reach from Lochgilphead by way of the historic Kilmartin Glen, with its 5,000 year old cairns, stone circles and carvings.
The area also is part of the Heritage Wetlands Trust and is a World Heritage Centre for wildlife, in particular wetland birds. Another date for your diary has to be the Wooden Boat Festival at Crinan in July.
Garden enthusiasts will find that the Arduaine Gardens are within a few miles, or, from further down the peninsula at Tayinloan you can take the boat over to visit the gardens on the Isle of Gigha. Further afield, you can explore the length of the Kintyre peninsula or head north to Oban.
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.
Sitting/dining room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with Aga style cooker, dishwasher, microwave etc
Outhouse with washing machine and tumble drier
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking. No infants. No children under 5.
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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 10% - Easter 2019 From 06/04/2019 to 12/04/2019
- Save 10% - Easter 2019 From 13/04/2019 to 19/04/2019
- Save 10% w/c 23 Feb 19 From 23/02/2019 to 01/03/2019
- Save 10% w/c 02 Mar 19 From 02/03/2019 to 08/03/2019
- Save 5% w/c 09 Mar 19 From 09/03/2019 to 15/03/2019
- Save 5% w/c 16 Mar 19 From 16/03/2019 to 22/03/2019
- May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||POA|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||POA|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||POA|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||POA|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||POA|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||POA|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||POA|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||POA|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||POA|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||POA|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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 is a lovely cottage which has been extensively refurbished. There are excellent views over the Crinan Canal. The ma...Read More
Completely unsatisfied with condition of cottage
Lovely location. Enjoyed the quirky decor. Kitchen really well equipped. Generally very comfortable.
Shame about th...
The property was very clean, great location and with a genuinely well equipped kitchen.
Felt the price a little ex...
A lovely cottage in a stunning location BUT maybe not so much in winter! We were cold. The wood burning stove is in desp...Read More
'Excellent base for walks and cycling without have to drive anywhere and the hide for watching birdlife is worth a visit.'
'Lovely cottage – very comfortable. We will definitely be back!'
'What an amazing place! Cottage very well kept and homey with so much wildlife. Would love to come again.'
'Have thoroughly enjoyed our week staying in this lovely warm comfortable cottage. Enjoyed many of the walks that the area has to offer.'
'Thanks for a lovely stay. We particularly liked Kilmony Beach and a boat trip with Duncan.'
'We have had a great break. Beautiful scenery, so peaceful and blessed with lovely weather.'