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Taolain Cottage

Loch Fyne, near Tighnabruaich

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Taolain Cottage is a delightful, detached house in the heart of the Otter Estate with a wonderful outlook towards stunning Loch Fyne, near Kilfinan on Argyll’s Cowal peninsula.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

This is a great, cosy retreat for a couple seeking some peace and quiet with its wood-burning stove in the sitting room to cuddle up in front of and a dining area that is perfect just for two. Window seats have also been placed around for admiring the beautiful view towards the loch.

The kitchen is nice and bright and airy with a door that leads out to the garden. In the double bedroom the décor has been kept soothing and neutral and a relaxing soak can be enjoyed in the bath that has a useful hand shower.

Pets will enjoy playing in the enclosed garden outside as it has been mostly laid to grass. A pretty outdoor dining area has been positioned looking out towards the water so boats can be watched bobbing along against the mountain backdrop. The cottage is set up 150 metres of rough track which should be driven with care.

As the Otter Estate extends to around 1,800 acres there is plenty to explore for walkers and hill climbers amongst the rolling, forested landscape, as well as lots of wildlife to try to spot along the way.

Map & Local

The cottage is well placed as it enjoys a peaceful, rural setting yet is only just over half a mile from the Kilfinan Hotel so a bar meal or drink or two can be enjoyed there with only a short stroll back afterwards.

There is a grocery shop in Kames (8 miles) and in the village of Tighnabruaich (9 miles) the palm trees that can be seen along the water’s edge are able to thrive due to the area’s mild microclimate. The old pier where boats used to come in can still be seen and the traditional game of shinty (similar to hockey) is played here.

At Kilbride Bay (9.5 miles), known locally as Ostel Bay, there is an amazing stretch of white sandy beach with an expansive view out towards the Isle of Arran. It is the ideal place to while away the day with some beachcombing or paddling whilst taking in the coastal scenery.

Heading north up the loch, the Oystercatcher restaurant in Otter Ferry (3.5 miles) serves excellent meals. The Loch Fyne Oyster Bar (35 miles) right at the top of the loch about an hour’s drive away is also well worth a visit for amazingly fresh seafood and, of course, oysters.

It is only around 2 hours’ drive into Glasgow for a day’s shopping or exploring the sights such as Glasgow Cathedral, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Science Centre and the beautiful Botanic Gardens.

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
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave, etc
Double bedroom (super king-size)
Bathroom with bath and hand shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED and additional logs available at a charge of £7 per bag). WiFi is INCLUDED. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. 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: Fri

Booked Available

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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 POA
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 POA
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 POA
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 POA
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 POA
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £495.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £595.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £650.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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Second stay at Taolain Cottage. Lovely welcoming cottage in a stunning area. Does not disappoint.




Perfect in every way nice peaceful break with delightful views and gorgeous weather ..


Average accommodation……..


The cottage was very clean and tidy. Bed comfortable. We felt it under equipped for a week long stay compared to similar...

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