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Crinan Canal Cottage

Cairnbaan near Lochgilphead and Kilmartin, Argyll & The Isles

  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage
  • Crinan Canal Cottage

The Property

Kilmartin 5 miles. This charming, traditional terraced cottage sits in a pretty position beside the Crinan Canal, in the hamlet of Cairnbaan, close to Kilmartin in beautiful Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland. Well-appointed throughout to provide comfortable and welcoming accommodation, this Crinan Canal cottage is ideally located for families and friends seeking a retreat amidst stunning scenery. Decorated to a high standard, this canal side cottage has two bedrooms, with the room to the front boasting open views across the canal to the hills beyond. The ground floor of this Crinan Canal self-catering holiday home comprises a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a cosy sitting room with a wonderful woodburner. The front garden is unique, with a patio where you can relax and enjoy the open space of the tranquil surroundings, plus the lawn is in fact AstroTurf, with a couple of golf holes so you can practice your putting - a putter and practice golf balls are provided. Just outside the garden is a large playing field providing plenty of space for the children and dog to stretch their legs. The Crinan Canal offers wonderful scenery for walking and cycling and there are plenty of forests and hills nearby should you wish for something more energetic. Kilmartin is home to the spectacular ruin of Carnasserie Castle and the Nether Largie standing stones, plus with the medieval hillfort of Dunadd, guests are sure to discover a fascinating history in this wonderful area. Considered the capital of the ancient Gaelic Kingdom of Dalriada, Dunadd is home to ancient stone carvings, including the stone footprint believed to be part of the coronation ritual. A charming Crinan Canal cottage, sure to delight throughout the year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.


Electric panel heaters with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and BT Sports, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Bike storage. Patio garden with furniture and AstroTurf putting green. Putter and golf balls provided. Fishing available on Crinan Canal (no permit required). One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: Canal situated 50 yards away, children to be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season
  • Last Minute
  • Christmas

At a glance


Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

About the location


Lochgilphead 2 miles; Crinan 4 miles; Tarbert 15 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 two 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 and is a wonderful waterway to explore by kayak and canoe. 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 stony 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.

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Sat 26 Apr — Sat 03 May (7 nights)
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All prices above are inclusive of the booking fee.

Very comfortable cottage in a perfect location for our needs. The owner was excellent at communicating with us and was friendly and welcoming. We would stay again.

Mrs Carmichael, Royston, March 2014

The area was lovely, right on canal.

Mr Nicol, Deeside, February 2014

We really enjoyed this cottage, lovely condition and lovely area. Will recommend to friends and family. Great for cycling!

Mr McCallum, Glasgow, November 2013

Scottish scenery is changeable from region to region. This part tends to be more green and lush. Different types of walks which suits the less adventurous walker and of course the area is steeped in history and archaeology. Cottage owner was informative and helpful and as she lived locally could be contacted easily if required.

Mrs Wallace, Inverness, September 2013