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Crinan House

Crinan Ferry, near Lochgilphead, Argyll

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Crinan House is a quite remarkable property in an idyllic situation on the shores of Loch Crinan about 7 miles from Lochgilphead on Scotland's beautiful west coast.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: AR00377F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Right at the end of the road, with no passing traffic, it is a place where you can relax and recharge your batteries in the most heavenly surroundings. It would also make a quite idyllic honeymoon retreat.

The 250 year old detached, historically listed, stone cottage once belonged to the tackman, who in bygone days would have collected the rents on the Estate. It stands in its own charming, enclosed gardens (with furniture and parking) with a little gate which leads right on to the sandy beach, where guests can walk for hours, with fantastic westerly views and breathtaking sunsets.

If you think the exterior is picturesque, just wait until you get inside! It has been most carefully and superbly refurbished to combine all its original character (exposed stone walls, beams and rustic fireplace), with all modern comforts in a way which cannot fail to delight the most fastidious of guests.

Downstairs are a double bedroom with king-size bed, a twin bedroom, a bathroom and a utility room, while upstairs are a magnificent living and dining area with open fire, which is beautifully furnished with many antique pieces. The cosy kitchen has a lovely electric range with induction hob. There is a double bedroom and a shower room on this level as well.

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Map & Local

Here, you are on a sandy peninsula between Loch Crinan and the estuary of the River Add. The nearby Crinan Canal, where yachts sail out into the Atlantic from the inner waters of Loch Fyne, is sometimes called the 'most beautiful short-cut in Britain'.

There is far more to do in the area than can possibly be accomplished in just a week. For walkers, there are the hills of Argyll and Knapdale to explore. The comparatively flat countryside in the immediate area and the quiet country roads are ideal for cycling. This is also one of the most popular sailing areas in the country and fishing can also be organised locally. Lochgilphead (with all facilities) has a swimming pool and golf course and there is trail riding at nearby Ardrishaig.

For exploring, you can visit the amazing prehistoric remains in Kilmartin Glen, just up the road, or continue on up to Oban (37 miles) where you can take a trip to the Isles of Mull and Iona or several other islands of the Inner Hebrides.

Ferries are very much a part of life in these parts. Travelling south down the Kintyre peninsula you will find ferries to the Kyles of Bute from Tarbert, to Arran from Claonaig (in summer), to Jura from Tayvallich (in summer), to Islay from Kennacraig and to Gigha from Tayinloan.

Continuing south down the peninsula (the little road on the east side affords glorious views across the Kibrannan Sound to Arran and also the pretty village of Carradale) you will come to Campbeltown and Machrihanish, where there is a magnificent beach much beloved of kayakers and surfers and an excellent golf course. Garden enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the NT Crarae Gardens about 20 miles away near Minard on Loch Fyne.

The unspoilt marshland of Moine Mhor is home to a large variety of birds, while canoeing, kayaking and dinghy sailing can also be enjoyed nearby (there is a slipway at the end of Crinan Ferry). Guests can also enjoy a good variety of pubs and eating places in the towns and villages round about.

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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.




Master double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
Utility room/secure storage area with washing machine, tumble dryer and large fridge/freezer.


Open plan sitting room/dining area with open fire, TV/Blu-Ray
Kitchen with electric range cooker (Rangemaster) with induction hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave, etc
Double bedroom
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is with modern space heating panels INCLUDED and open fire (2 basket of logs are INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (2.5-3 MBS). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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

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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: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £1,095.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,295.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,395.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £1,095.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £995.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £1,095.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £895.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,395.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,395.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £895.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £995.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £1,095.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £995.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £1,095.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £1,295.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £1,095.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £1,295.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £1,395.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £1,095.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £995.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £1,095.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £895.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £1,395.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £1,395.00
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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We wanted to return to Crinan House the year after our first visit but it was already booked so we've had to wait two ye...

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It was absolutely lovely in an amazing position right on water’s edge and very comfortable. V well equipped kitchen. & ...

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Brilliant Cottage - We had a great winter retreat with the family in Crinan House. Location is super, and House was well...

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your winter stay at Crinan House.

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Fourth visit, which says it all. Cosy, charming cottage in the most stunning location.

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So pleased that you keep choosing Crinan House as your preferred holiday cottage. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay...

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