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Achaglachgach Cottage

(Ref. 1110750)

Tarbert, Argyll & The Isles Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location overlooking the Sea Loch with access to the beach."

    The cottage is very comfy and is so relaxing. There are lots of historical places to visit in the area like Dunadd Fort and Glenmartin. Crinnan is very interesting to visit being the start of The Crinnan Canal.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage was comfortable & clean, the owners were so friendly, & the homemade scones were delicious."

    Views over the Loch & the wildlife were amazing! A relaxing & tranquil place to stay, with many walks from the cottage into woodland, down to the beach & grounds of the estate. It was heavily, we would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Toni A5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable, well equipped, everything we needed for our stay."

    We really enjoyed the peace and quiet, beautiful views and great walks from the door. A really interesting area would definitely return. Thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful peaceful cottage and Jo and Paul could not have been more helpful."

    Would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location."

    Facilities very good and nothing is any trouble to Jo and Paul to ensure your stay is comfortable. A very dedicated and pleasant couple. Tarbert is close by if you require food and a trip to both Oban and Campbeltown is a must. Skipness is a lovely place with a small castle and the views are stunning all around this area of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    Everything you need for a truly comfortable stay is provided whilst being in the most beautiful surroundings with a breathtaking view. Jo & Paul are so very friendly and welcoming, freshly baked scones for our arrival, thankyou Jo. Stunning forest walks around the estate, stroll along the Loch shores so relaxing. Visited Tarbert, Campbelltown, Lochgilphead and the Beaver trail. Had great weather for October. Would definitely recommend for a complete relaxing quiet break. Nothing to complain about. Jo & Paul the best hosts, not forgetting the gorgeous Brutus who is adorable. Our pooch Absolutely loved it. 10/10

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage."

    Could not find fault with anything. Would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2023

  • "Simply beautiful location and accommodation."

    Such peace and tranquility and for the me the plus of being able to leave the cottage and swim in minutes! The stile could probaby do with securing a little as very wobbly! Just simply beautiful in every way.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2023

  • "The only thing that could be improved for us was the outside furniture,a better ..."

    The only thing that could be improved for us was the outside furniture,a better table and chairs for when the sun shines

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2023

  • "A well maintained cottage, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you need."

    The welcome homemade scones when we arrived was a nice added touch. Our furry friends weren't forgotten about either with additional towels provided if they took a swim in the Loch. Surrounding area was great to explore from the walled gardens, shoreline to the woods. Tarbert itself is great with magnificent views from Tarbert Castle and the Isle of Gigha is well worth a visit or a gentle stroll along the Crinan Canel. 'The Gather' is also a lovely place to eat out for lunch or even breakfast. Will most certainly be rebooking

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything was fine with the property and we had a lovely stay."

    There was an issue with the WiFi not working on any of our devices. The property manager did all he could to address the issue and swapped routers, which did help, but the signal was still intermittent and only worked on a laptop. I understand it is a satellite WiFi connection that doesn't always work on smart phone devices. Perhaps this should be mentioned in the property description because we didn't receive a 4G signal on our phones either?

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2023

  • "Achaglachgach, however difficult to pronounce, is a lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a very peaceful location."

    The generous electric heating kept the cottage warm on some still cool, Spring evenings, without needing to resort to the wood-burning stove. There are lovely walks along forest and farm tracks straight out the door. We quickly got used to the five mile drive on the single track road to the cottage from Tarbert. Beyond, there are so many lovely places to visit we could easily have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is fabulous and impeccably clean."

    Scones on arrival were very welcome. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent comfortable stay with lots of places to visit not too far away"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a beautiful place!"

    Just what the doctor ordered. Comfy beds, home from home. A warm welcome with fresh bread, jam and scones, delicious. Jo and Paul are perfect hosts. Recommend a visit to Kames and try their steak pie and a pint at the hotel restaurant.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well-equipped cottage with superb view."

    Paul and Jo very helpful in sorting problems. Can recommend Seafood Cabin at Skipness, The Gather in Tarbert, Knapdale Forest and West Port Beach, excellent for surfers and dogs to visit. Arduaine Gardens were excellent. The colours of the azaleas and rhododendrons were magnificent.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Delightful stay in the beautiful cottage and surrounding area."

    We had a great week fishing out in our new paddleboard opposite the cottage and down at Stornoway Bay. Fantastic fish and chips and squid tempura at the Seafood Nook on Gigha next to Ardminish Stores. We will be back, I’m sure.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Lovely welcome of home baking to set off what has been a wonderful week in a warm and comfortable cottage, in every way."

    We would recommend the passenger ferry to Gigha and the interesting Achamore Gardens. We also took the car over to Arran and visited many beaches and villages on the circuit road. Lochranza is interesting as is the distillery and brewery. More locally there is a walk around Ardpatrick, just a few kilometres up the road, which was a 6 km walk. Beaches and woodland, really peaceful. On our last day we found two short walks in Tarbert and enjoyed fish and chips by the harbour for lunch in-between. Thankyou Paul and Jo for maintaining such a lovely cottage.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Great cottage!"

    It had everything…when we found the knife and fork drawer! Lovely trip to Arran and we have been to Campbeltown. Had some good meals out too in the local café in Tarbert. We have seen some stunning views along the way and have really enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "What a truly wonderful week we have had at this cottage."

    The weather could not have been better. Jo and Paul were fantastic at ironing out any minor issues quickly and cheerily. The scones on entry were just perfect after a long car journey. Would highly recommend the Starfish Restaurant, Tarbert, though you need to book. The beach at Loch Stornoway is stunning, great for paddleboarding. Café Codora is also great. The walk up to Tarbert castle gives you great views. The Cottage is so comfortable and warm, with great views. All superb!

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "We have had a really lovely week at The Cottage."

    The area is beautiful and we have really enjoyed exploring. We found The Cottage well equipped and extremely comfortable. We have had two great meals at The Anchorage Bistro and Pizza Takeaway from Café Codora. We have enjoyed the Walled Garden. Local walks. The peace has been great. Hope to return, thanks so much.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely cosy cottage, peaceful and well equipped."

    We toured everywhere. Recommend Kilberry Inn (must book)

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Couldn’t ask for better weather."

    Day trip to Arran as foot passengers. Trip to Gigha and an amazing lunch at The Boathouse (although you need to book well in advance) Ate so well this week. Skipness Seafood and The Starfish Restaurant in Tarbert, lovely time at Kilmartin Glen. Great distillery tour at Beinn An Turic. Wonderful beaches at Kilberry. Thank you.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Great cottage with everything you need."

    Best activity highlights were – Torinturk circular walk, lovely path through the forest. Isle of Gigha, drove to the very far north of the island. Great views and a white sandy beach. Skipness and the Seafood Cabin on a nice stretch of the Kintyre Way. White shore at Tarbert, deserted beach on the opposite side of the bay to the castle. Crinan Canal and Kilmartin Burial Cairns plus swim in Loch Choille’Bhar on the way home. Ormsary Beach and Stonefield castle Hotel worth a stroll, lovely grounds.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "A lovely location and a super stay."

    Beautiful walks from the house and further afield. Lots of sea swims. Crinan canal, Gigha, Kilmory Beach and Ormsary, all highlights along with the wonderful food at Skipness Seafood Cabin.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Perfect cottage!"

    We had a lovely holiday helped by the perfect weather. Highlights were – Drives around the Kintyre Peninsular with long walks along West Port Beach n.b. Dotty’s Café at Carradale is a good stopping point. Ferry to Gigha and the garden. Crinan Canal for a walk and excellent seafood at the hotel. Walk at Loch Choillie’Bar on the road to Tayvallich. Lots of nice local walks including a walk to Ardpatrick Point. Great food at Skipness Castle and the Starfish in Tarbert.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Awesome return to the Cottage."

    Lots of wildlife to see, deer, seals, cormorants, butterflies and the obligatory wasp or midgie! The best weather we could have hoped for and beautifully still water for our adventures in paddle boarding and sea kayaking. Great views from Tarbert Castle and lovely meeting it’s very friendly sheep. Day trips to Springbank Distillery and excellent food from Kilberry Inn, Starfish and the Anchorage, Tarbert.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "A great week exploring Argyll from our lovely cosy cottage."

    Enjoyed Arran, Stonefield Castle, Skipness, Tarbert, Lochgilphead and the fantastic Machniharish Golf Links and its wonderfully situated new club house near Campbeltown. Paul and Jo were a pleasure to meet and talk to. Thanks for everything; another successful LHH Holiday.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "We first visited this cottage 25 years ago, it’s changed a bit since then, for the better!"

    The area is still stunning and lots of off the beaten track places to explore. All the usual highlights visited and the dogs loved the secluded beaches. Mull of Kintyre beach well worth a visit especially for ‘GRIP’ if you are an Anthony Gormley fan.

    Visitor BookOct 2021

  • "Lovely, well laid out little cottage and a great base to explore from on foot, by water, or by road."

    I’m already missing the view of the loch from both bedrooms and the living space.

    Michelle SimmonsAug 2020

  • "We've just returned reluctantly from Achaglachgach Cottage until our next LHH fix!"

    This snug little cottage sits pride of place in front of West Loch Tarbet, where some mornings we had prolonged views of otter feeding amidst the seaweed. It's a nature lovers paradise with barn and tawny owls spotted nearby and red, roe and sika deer all on the road to Kilberry. Waking up to the sound of the sea is always a joy and our children spent hours sorting through shells on the beach and bringing them home to identify. Birds buoyed in the sea; lots of divers, Red and black throated, and ducks and seals were watching us back. There are lots of scenic walks right from the door but further afield there is a wealth of places to explore. We enjoyed looking for beavers at Knapdale, seeing the standing stones and the museum of ancient culture at Kilmartin. We rode a rib (a bit of a drive away) at Seil Island, and spotted peregrine and golden eagles alongside wild goats and deer. The weather was changeable but we're waterproof and even in the rain the loch was alive and beautiful to look out on to. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and made a great practical base for our family and dog. We were greeted with homemade treats from the housekeeper who had left an inviting, clean and cared for cottage for us to enjoy. The cottage is located down a peaceful single track road which within fifteen minutes takes you to the bustling little fishing village of Tarbet, complete with a well stocked supermarket, butchers, galleries, gift shops, pubs and cafes. The larger Stable House next door and Gate House are close by and can also be booked through LHH. We've stayed in the larger house before with friends and it was also beautiful, but despite their close proximity, we didn't feel overlooked or interrupted. They could all be booked together for larger family groups. If the site of the sea and a cosy cottage and coal fire float your boat, then we'd highly recommend Achaglachgach Cottage. We loved it.

    JFMAug 2019

  • "We've just returned reluctantly from Achaglachgach Cottage until our next LHH fix!"

    This snug little cottage sits pride of place in front of West Loch Tarbet, where some mornings we had prolonged views of otter feeding amidst the seaweed. It's a nature lovers paradise with barn and tawny owls spotted nearby and red, roe and sika deer all on the road to Kilberry. Waking up to the sound of the sea is always a joy and our children spent hours sorting through shells on the beach and bringing them home to identify. Birds buoyed in the sea; lots of divers; Red and black throated and ducks and seals were watching us back. There are lots of scenic walks right from the door but further afield there is a wealth of places to explore. We enjoyed looking for beavers at Knapdale, seeing the standing stones and the museum of ancient culture at Kilmartin. We rode a rib (a bit of a drive away) at Seil Island, and spotted peregrine and golden eagles alongside wild goats and deer. The weather was changeable but we're waterproof and even in the rain the loch was alive and beautiful to look out on to. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and made a great practical base for our family and dog. We were greeted with homemade treats from the housekeeper who had left an inviting, clean and cared for cottage for us to enjoy. The cottage is located down a peaceful single track road which within fifteen minutes takes you to the bustling little fishing village of Tarbet, complete with a well stocked supermarket, butchers, galleries, gift shops, pubs and cafes. The larger Stable House next door and Gate House are close by and can also be booked through LHH. We've stayed in the larger house before with friends and it was also beautiful, but despite their close proximity, we didn't feel overlooked or interrupted. They could all be booked together for larger family groups. If the sight of the sea and a cosy cottage and coal fire float your boat, then we'd highly recommend Achaglachgach Cottage. We loved it.

    JFMNov 2018

  • "Would just like to say, how lovely the cottage was."

    It was so clean and comfortable. The housekeeper had been in prior to our arrival and the heating was already on so the welcome was really homely. The view was beautiful and we really enjoyed walking through the grounds. We would recommend the cottage to anyone and found it a real home from home. We would also like to commend your company. This is the second time we have booked through yourselves and both times the cottages have been perfect. You obviously take great care in selecting who you represent. We made the mistake of booking through another Scottish cottage company last year and it was a disaster. We will certainly be coming back to you again next time.

    Visitor CommentNov 2018

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, double walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Open-plan living room with dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Widescreen TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Small gardens to the front, side and rear with lawns, a bench and a seating area
  • Pet-friendly, but a maximum of two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.4 miles, pub 6.4 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, charging for electric cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Tarbert 6.4 miles.

Nestling on the shores of West Loch Tarbert in Argyll and Bute, Achaglachgach Cottage enjoys superb views over the sea loch and even has access to its own private beach making it the perfect destination for small families or couples on holiday together.

Having been renovated to a high standard, the cottage offers visitors a warm welcome with an inviting open-plan living and dining room which boasts impressive views over the sea loch.

Here, there is plenty of relaxing seating, perfect for gathering around the feature woodburning stove.

Guests can warm themselves in front of the fire while watching TV, chatting about their day and generally enjoying spending quality time together.

There is also a delightful space for dining with a good-sized dining table and chairs, making it the ideal spot for sitting down and eating and drinking together.

The kitchen has everything needed to create delicious meals for the whole family so why not stock up on some of the fantastic local produce and rustle up a tasty treat for everyone to enjoy?

The bedrooms offer a relaxing sanctuary after a hard day’s holidaying and both have captivating views over the loch and beyond.

An attractive family bathroom completes the accommodation with a feature freestanding bath, a double step-in shower and underfloor heating.

Outside there are quaint gardens to the front, side and rear, all designed to maximise the views over the loch and the surrounding area.

There is an ideally positioned seating area perfect for enjoying a summer evening drink or meal alfresco and the views really do have to be seen to be believed.

There is so much to see and do in the area there won’t be much time for sitting around!

The cottage has access to a private pebble beach (with a sandy beach a short drive away) and the grounds and gardens of Achaglachgach Estate are close by for walks.

The loch is perfect for kayaking and there is also a popular cycle route along the Crinan Canal nearby.

The adjoining woodlands are rich with wild and bird life and are popular with animal enthusiasts who can walk for miles taking in the region’s flora and fauna.

Tarbert village is a short drive and a little further afield, visitors are able to sail to islands such as Ghigha and Jura.

Achaglachgach Cottage offers its guests a relaxing stay with a wealth of attractions and activities right on the doorstep.

EPC Rating: Band G.

Property may be booked with 1110732 together sleeping 14.

EPC Rating: Band G

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

TARBERT

Lochgilphead 14 miles.

Built around an inlet on Loch Fyne, Tarbert has long been both a harbour and a key strategic point in the history of Scotland's rugged West Coast. Tarbert once required three castles to protect it, and the ruins of one of these can still be visited today. Built around the natural harbour, fishing and sailing continue to play an important part in the life of the village. There are many annual events to interest all tastes including the sailing regatta on Loch Fyne, seafood and music festivals. The 87 mile Kintyre Way stretches from Tarbert to the south of the Kintyre Peninsula, and offers walking for all levels and with ferry connections to Islay and Arran, there is simply no better location to relax and explore this rugged and picturesque part of Scotland.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, charging for electric cars is not included in the rental.
Note: Maximum of two well-behaved dogs allowed.