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Tayvallich, Lochgilphead, Argyll

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Kirkside is a substantial, contemporary cottage set in the heart of the pretty little fishing village of Tayvallich in Argyll, right on the shores of scenic Loch Sween in Argyll.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Green Credentials
  • WiFi

Inside the open plan layout is centred around an impressive double height sitting room with an entire wall of glass that showcases the amazing view of the loch. The modern kitchen is very spacious and light with plenty of space for cooking and a dining area alongside where you can gather together for evening meals.

Also on the ground floor is a handy utility room and a twin bedroom with an en suite shower room that can also be accessed from the dining area.

Upstairs the attractive master double bedroom has a stylish en suite bathroom with a bath and separate walk-in shower and there is another pleasant twin room that makes use of an additional separate shower room.

Outside is a charming deck and covered seating area that has a wonderful outlook of the loch and is the perfect spot for al fresco breakfasts or evening drinks. There is direct access to the shore and a stone jetty for launching small craft. For larger boats there are public pontoons and a slipway only a short walk away along with visitor moorings in the bay (care should be taken with children and pets due to deep water).

Map & Local

Tayvallich’s shop/café is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the cottage and it is a very picturesque stroll as it follows along the shoreline of Loch Sween.

Further round the loch but still in easy walking distance is an award-winning inn that specialises in delicious, fresh local seafood. It has an outdoor seating area so that you can admire the loch as you eat and watch the boats and yachts bobbing in the bay. You may also spot people kayaking and water skiing in the summer, when watersports become a popular pastime.

There are lots of lovely walks in the area and a particularly nice one leads to the sandy beach at Carsaig Bay (1.25 miles). It is a great spot to relax and take in the wonderful views out over the Sound of Jura and some dramatic sunsets in the evening.

In addition to the local shop, the nearest place to stock up on supermarket supplies is Lochgilphead (12 miles) where there are also a range of interesting little independent shops and eateries. The town also has a swimming pool and a golf course that welcomes visitors with day or week tickets available.

It is well worth taking a trip to picturesque Crinan (8 miles). This pretty coastal village is known for its famous canal, which can be explored on foot or by bike (bike hire available), or you may prefer picnic on the banks of the canal whilst watching the boats negotiating the series of locks. You can hire a boat at Crinan Harbour or book one of the boat trips that run out to the fascinating Corryvreckan whirlpool or the beautiful Isle of Jura.

Jura is famous for its whisky and tours of the distillery are available for you to sample a ‘wee dram’ for yourself. The island is also known as a wildlife mecca, with lots of dolphins, seals and otters, as well as many rare birds including sea eagles and golden eagles.

There are lots of other sandy beaches dotted along the shores of Loch Sween as you drive down it. History enthusiasts will particularly enjoy a stop at Castle Sween (16 miles), one of the earliest castles in Scotland that is thought to date as far back as the 12th century as well as the Kilmartin museum and prehistoric landscape at Dunadd Hill Fort.

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.




Kitchen/dining room with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, etc
Sitting room with wood effect gas stove, Smart TV, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and dry store
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin (can also be accessed from the kitchen/dining room).


Master double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £30 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by underfloor heating from an air source heat pump INCLUDED and wood effect gas stove. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (1 large, 1 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.



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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 2 Sleeps 6
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,345.00 £1,345.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,395.00 £1,395.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £995.00 £1,150.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £895.00 £995.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £995.00 £1,150.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £795.00 £895.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,395.00 £1,395.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,395.00 £1,395.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £895.00 £995.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £995.00 £1,095.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £1,095.00 £1,250.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £995.00 £1,095.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £1,095.00 £1,250.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £1,450.00 £1,450.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £1,095.00 £1,250.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £1,450.00 £1,450.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £1,495.00 £1,495.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £1,095.00 £1,250.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £995.00 £1,095.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £1,095.00 £1,250.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £895.00 £995.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £1,495.00 £1,495.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £1,495.00 £1,495.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA 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 now our fourth visit to Kirkside Cottage and remains one of our top favourite's, not just because of the view, e...

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Fantastic cottage with stunning loch views. Very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. This is our third st...

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We had a Wonderful stay in Kirkside.
Tayvallich is a beautiful place.


We had a wonderful family week at Kirkside, which has the most beautiful outlook directly over Loch a Bhealaich. It was ...

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We are glad to hear you had a grand holiday, and hope to welcome you back soon.

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well appointed, just as good if not better than the pictures. Would have no problem visiting here again

Our response:

It is great to hear that Kirkside met your expectations - don't forget to include the cottage for future holidays.


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