Forester's Cottage

Kilmartin near Lochgilphead, Scotland (Ref. 15716)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

Kilmartin 11 miles. A charming fully refurbished semi-detached cottage in the hamlet of Durran overlooking Loch Awe in the heart of beautiful Argyll.

With spectacular loch and hill views, this Loch Awe cottage is ideal for a family or a couple seeking a relaxing break amidst wonderful scenery.

All ground floor and refurbished throughout to a high standard, this Loch Awe cottage features two bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin.

There is also a well-equipped fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a woodburning stove and French doors opening onto a sunny decked area with seating and garden.

Loch Awe and the surrounding area offer superb walking, boating and fishing (permit required) as well as cycling direct from your door.

The ruined Kilchurn Castle guards the north end of Loch Awe and the impressive Cruachan hydroelectric power station affords a trip inside a mountain.

A wonderful Loch Awe cottage offering a relaxing and inspiring break.

Note: This property is near Ref, 2758, and together they sleep 8.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area, woodburning stove and French doors to decked area.


  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned rear garden
  • Lawned front garden with decked area, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 11 miles
  • Note: This property has a private water supply.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Home from Home”
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    • “Having just spent two weeks in this lovely cottage we have to say we were very sad to leave. It was clean, beautifully decorated and well equipped. The views from all the windows were lovely and the only sound we heard were the birds and the nearby waterfall. On a clear night, because there is no light pollution, the stars were amazing!! and on a rainy evening there was nothing more cozy than sitting by a log fire with a glass of whisky!! If there had to be a downside it was perhaps the location as the road leading to the property is a single track which is very potholed in parts and the nearest large shop was a Co-op at Lochgilphead about 11 miles away but it was open until 11.00 pm every night. but this was a small price to pay for the views and quiet. The hotel at Kilmartin approximately 8 miles a way had a nice bar and restaurant I'm sure that if you needed anything in an emergency the owners Mr & Mrs Glendinning would help, they were lovely couple and their 'welcome treats' were a nice touch. As the property has it's own water supply it meant that at times it could be slightly discoloured so we stocked up with bottled water to drink, cook and clean our teeth in but this is stated on the website so we were prepared. All in all we had a wonderful time and would deffinately stay here again.”

    Oakwoodgals, Derby, October 2012

    • “Lovely, quiet, cosy cottage”
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    • “Very nice, friendly owners. Very quiet location with nice views down the valley to the loch. Quite a drive to shops, so make sure you have all you need when returning to the cottage. Great scenery & visitor attractions. Easy local walking & cycling! Really enjoyed our stay.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Doncaster, January 2014

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    • “A lovely place to get away from it all. Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings.”

    Mrs Butler, Glasgow, April 2015

    • “The quality of the cottage and the location were both very good, we enjoyed the quiet and the walking.”

    Mr Aitken, Broxburn, March 2015

    • “Lovely cottage, very well equipped and maintained in a scenic location.We had a great time there and would go back.”

    Dr Bylesjo, Glasgow, November 2014

    • “The best cottage we've been to so far. It was cosy and clean, perfect for a family of four. In an excellent location with great views and was very quiet with lots to see around the area. Will return.”

    Mr Carr, Carnoustie, October 2014

    • “One of the best cottages we have stayed in. We were made most welcome by the owners. The Cottage is located in a stunning setting with wonderful views and was so peaceful. The Cottage is very comfortable, well furnished and maintained to a very high standard. We particularly enjoyed being able to eat our meals on the veranda. We had a fantastic week staying in an excellent cottage owned and cared for by a warm, friendly family who obviously take great pride in their holiday cottage(s).”

    Dr Quilter, Nottingham, September 2014

    • “Liked the peace and quiet of the area around the cottage, the welcome starter pack in the cottage along with the friendly welcome from the owner when I arrived. It was lovely to know that if there was any problems or I had any questions where I could contact her. The area around the cottage had lots to do and also the information folder and basket of leaflets in the cottage is a great idea for people visiting the area and not sure of what to go and visit. The guest book for people to enter how they felt about the cottage and also giving other guests ideas of what to do while in the area.”

    Miss Martin, Edinburgh, July 2014

    • “The welcome was perfection and the cottage well equipped. The site was beautiful, quiet and the view was marvellous.”

    Mr Beuf, Paris, June 2014

    • “Fabulous isolated location with great access to the Loch and lovely surrounding areas. Very cosy, excellently equipped cottage with lovely wood burner and great views.”

    Mr Farrell, Glasgow, February 2014

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About the location


Crinan 7 miles; Lochgilphead 8 miles; Tarbert 21 miles; Oban 30 miles.

The village of Kilmartin sits at the heart of Kilmartin Glen, one of the most important prehistoric sites on the Scottish mainland. In the area there are rock carvings, standing stones, burial cairns and the remains of the Iron-Age fort at Dunadd, the home of the first kings of Scotland. Kilmartin is home to a church, Post Office, shop, pub, a castle and the Kilmartin House Museum with visitor centre next door, housing a café and a shop selling local crafts. The town of Lochgilphead is eight miles away, offering a good selection of cafes and small shops selling a range of goods, foods and crafts, while the village of Inveraray, home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, is within driving distance. Close by is Crinan Canal, which is surrounded by the stunning scenery of Argyll and Bute. From end to end the canal is nine miles long, and its sheltered waters make it an ideal place for beginners and the more experienced paddlers to explore. There are beautiful walks to be enjoyed throughout the area from Kilmichael Forest, to those at Port Ann and Dunardry and up over the hill from the stoney beach at Crinan Ferry, from where you can look out over Jura and north towards Mull. A trip to the Scottish Beaver Trail in Knapdale Forest also provides a fun family day out, plus the fishing village of Tarbert gives you superb access to all the ferry points across Kintyre that travel to Gigha, Arran, Islay and Portavadie.