Kilmartin near Lochgilphead, Argyll, Argyll & The Isles
Kilmartin 2 miles. A lovely cosy, semi-detached, character Kilmartin cottage, situated in Kilmartin Glen, just 5 minutes’ walk from the standing stones of Kilmartin. This charming single-storey Kilmartin cottage makes a warm, welcoming holiday home for all the family. Traditionally and tastefully furnished throughout, this Kilmartin cottage includes a traditional Scottish "box bed", a woodburner in the sitting room and patio doors out onto the garden, with wonderful views out towards the mountains beyond. This is a superb holiday area, with boating and fishing (permit required) on the lochs, and fantastic walks and cycle ways right on the doorstep. The village of Kilmartin, known for its history and archaeology, offers a shop, pub, hotel and museum, as well as a fascinating churchyard and castle. Easily reached from this Kilmartin cottage is Crinan, with a pretty harbour, canal and coast to explore. The towns of Lochgilphead and Oban are also an easy drive. A terrific Kilmartin cottage, a welcoming retreat at any time of year.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double "box bed", 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
LPG central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, books/ DVDs/games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large sunny lawned area, patio with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
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.