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Pier Cottage, Castleton

Loch Fyne near Lochgilphead, Argyll

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Nestled right on the picturesque shore of Loch Fyne within the Castleton Estate, Pier Cottage offers guests the opportunity to fully unwind against the stunning backdrop of some amazing surroundings. After all, what could be more idyllic than waking up to the sight of the gorgeous loch right outside the bedroom window?

Quick Info

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

With the charming town of Lochgilphead easily accessible only a 5 minute drive away and the loch literally a stone’s throw away at the end of the garden, this charming cottage, which has been recently refurbished throughout, really has it all. The sitting room’s wood-burning stove makes relaxation easy on arrival and comfortable seating opposite the French doors allows the view to be fully appreciated. As the sitting/dining room/kitchen is open plan, everyone can either gather together or separate off and have their own space.

The handy en suite downstairs double bedroom is great for anyone in the party who may struggle with stairs and the other double bedroom upstairs has a lovely, super king-size, wooden sleigh bed to spread out on. There is also a bright twin room on this level with a bathroom in between with a bath for a soak or a shower over. Any furry friends are well catered for at Pier Cottage with a comfy dog bed, dog bowls and towels provided for drying them off after walkies.

Guests can take advantage of the thoughtfully placed beachside gazebo which creates a wonderful sanctuary from which to savour a morning coffee or enjoy meals whilst also soaking up those wonderful views. The water is just beyond the garden wall (with direct access to the shore) and watching the tide coming in and going out again is very soothing.

It is great fun to wildlife-spot from the smart terrace as seals can often be seen sunning themselves out in the loch. A selection of nature books are provided in the cottage which can help identify different species, and binoculars allow for a close-up look.

Pier’s sister property, Shore Cottage, is just 100/150 metres away so it is ideal for larger parties who want to holiday together.

Map & Local

Wildlife is in abundance here with the chance to see cheeky wee red squirrels, otters, deer and pine martens as well as an amazing array of birdlife including herons, buzzards, curlews, oyster catchers and even sea eagles.

The nearest town is Lochgilphead (3 miles) where shops, pubs and eateries can all be found, although grocery deliveries to the house can be arranged. There is also an 18 hole golf course for a few rounds and a community swimming pool.

Ardrishaig (5 miles) sits at the starting point of the wonderful Crinan canal, known as Britain’s ‘most beautiful short cut’ that crosses the Kintyre peninsula. The flat towpath makes it ideal for an enjoyable bike ride along the banks or a picnic whilst taking in the boats and yachts navigating the locks.

At Knapdale Forest (9.5 miles) the Scottish Beaver Trial is situated - these fascinating mammals were reintroduced to Scotland back in 2009 having been brought over from Norway to repopulate the area. They are usually most active at dusk but even if the beavers aren’t spotted there is evidence of them all around with dams they have built and tree bark that they’ve had a good gnaw on.

Oban (40 miles) is a hub for various ferry services those that want to explore some of the islands such as Mull or Lismore for interesting day trips.

Local Events and Attractions

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Open plan living sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD, electric oven and ceramic hob, small dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, etc
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
WC and wash basin.

Upstairs

Double bedroom (super-king)
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Pet
£25.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £45 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Superfast WiFi is INCLUDED (speed approximately 150MB download, 15-20MB upload) Heating is by electric panel heaters, ground source heating, underfloor heating and wood-burning stove. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Please Note: For Pier Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.

Availability

Availability

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
2024
Price

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
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £1,395.00 £1,395.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £995.00 £1,095.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,395.00 £1,395.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,495.00 £1,495.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £995.00 £1,095.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £795.00 £895.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £995.00 £1,095.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £695.00 £795.00
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 £695.00 £795.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £795.00 £895.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £995.00 £1,095.00
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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.

For Pier Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.

Reviews

Reviews
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20-May-2024

Comfortable, very well appointed and a first class location for tranquillity and relaxation.

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28-Apr-2024

Luxurious accommodation superbly equipped. Beautiful loch side setting right next to shore. Good location for local pl...

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05-Apr-2024

Stunning location and beautiful cottage. Very well equipped.

Our response:

Many thanks for your review - we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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05-Mar-2024

We had a superb two week stay at Pier Cottage, a really cosy ‘home from home’ located in a fabulous, tranquil loch side ...

Our response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your kind words are much appreciated and the owner looks forward to welcoming ...

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08-Mar-2024

Wonderful peaceful location, everything is there for you in the cottage all you really need to bring is food and maybe a...

Our response:

A wee dram overlooking the Loch sounds stunning. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope you choose to return.

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