Pier Cottage, Castleton
Loch Fyne near Lochgilphead, Argyll
With picturesque Loch Fyne right at the end of the garden, Pier Cottage on the Castleton Estate occupies a wonderful setting with unrivalled views and direct access to the rocky shoreline, just 3 miles from Lochgilphead in Argyll.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Inside the wood-burning stove makes sitting and relaxing tempting right from arrival and colourful, L-shaped 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 large dining table has room for all to eat at or there is informal breakfast bar seating.
There is a choice of double bedrooms with one, which is en suite, downstairs and a second upstairs with a huge, super king-size sleigh bed that is a snuggly haven. 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.
To the front of the cottage is a private grassed garden with seating placed in key spots for taking in the wonderful views whilst enjoying a morning cuppa or alfresco meal. The water is just beyond the garden wall and watching the tide coming in and going out again is rather soothing.
Children and adults alike will love keeping an eye out for the seals that can often be spotted out in the water and a walkway and steps lead up to a raised deck area with further seating. Pier’s sister property, Shore Cottage, is just 100/150 metres away so it is ideal for larger parties who want to holiday together.
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
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 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
Double bedroom (super-king)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. 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.
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).
From 28/05/2022 to 30/05/2022
From 04/06/2022 to 06/06/2022
From 20/05/2022 to 23/05/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£895.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£1,095.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£1,095.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£1,095.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£1,250.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£995.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£795.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£995.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£695.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£1,250.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£1,250.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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.