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Drover's Way

(Ref. 2758)

Kilmartin, Argyll & The Isles Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Een fijne plek om te verblijven."

    Een aardig welkom met een bloemetje. Hsrtelijke eigenaren. Heerlijk huisje met vrouw uitzicht en veel stilte. Enkele wandelingen mogelijk in de directe omgeving verder is er ie5s verder weg erg veel te zien en te beleven: Kilmartin Museum (echt een aanrader als je van archeologie houdt), Beaver Trail, Crinan (leuk om zeesluizen in het kleein te zien), Ardwood. Kortom goede plek om te zijn.

    Reviewed by Lex4.7Jun 2024

  • "Drover's Way is a very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a very beautiful area."

    A great place to watch wildlife (red squirrels, a pine marten, woodpeckers, siskin) and enjoy peace and tranquility. The views from the cottage of Loch Awe are inspiring,and ever changing with the light and the weather. The decking at the back is a real sun trap. We had an amazing week, walking and cycling. The owners are friendly, and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage with everything you need for a quiet holiday amidst beautiful scenery."

    Beds were comfortable, kitchen was well equipped and the bonus was the woodburner with free wood.

    Reviewed by Brendan3.8May 2024

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous few days ,enjoying the wildlife and taking in the amazing scenery."

    We have already booked a further visit ,but this time for a little longer !

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "A comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage in a beautiful, peaceful and remote location."

    Good communication from the owner regarding issues with the roads after heavy rain caused flooding and landslips made it difficult to get there!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great weather Aug/Sept and plenty of wildlife sightings - Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, Buzzards, Sparrow Hawk, Bird feeder very good all at the cottage."

    On and near the Loch, Dipper, Herons, Cormorants, Ducks, a late Osprey. Visits to Crinan, Ardfern, Arduaine Garden and Seil all very worthwhile with excellent Tea Rooms. The view of Ben Cruachan from the Loch (Awe) is great in clear conditions and with mist early am. Cottage is in a clear area of the forest also with great views.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful, isolated location."

    The cottage was really clean and well equipped, although the lack of wardrobes was a problem and the lack of any sort of grab handle in the bathroom to climb out of the shower was quite dangerous, especially as there is no non-slip mat in the bath. A pint of milk would also be great upon arrival as it is such a long way to Lochgilphead.

    Thank you for your comment. The bath is an anti slip bath, there is a textured section that covers more than 1/2 of the base of the bath. The bath also has 2 handles on each side. We have provided milk in the past but as most people arrive supplied, it was being left in the fridge unused and then thrown out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.1Jul 2023

  • "What an amazing view from the terrace and the bedroom!"

    The wildlife was a pure delight. Very comfy cottage with all you need , i so would encourage people to come and enjoy the silence , the view , the place and the wonderful nature .

    Reviewed by Emmanuelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow in a great setting."

    It had everything we needed for the week and the owners were welcoming and helpful. As it is some distance to the nearest shops it’s advisable to stock up with groceries.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "A thoroughly good time spent in the cottage."

    All as described with all creature comforts. Very clean and tidy. Perhaps an additional set of towels would be a help as weather dependant to dry the one set , or a note to suggest only one set supplied prior to arrival. Very grateful that owners were at the end of a text for advice and tick removal ! Everything you need for a great holiday. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really very comfortable cottage, great views and very friendly and helpful owners"

    Reviewed by Roger J D5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfy."

    The views was great and the walking was excellent if you like walking. I would have liked too spent longer at the cottage so I would go again.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely location and cottage - we shall return, definitely!"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2022

  • "Just what we wanted!"

    Everything we needed was in the house, the bedrooms were comfy and cosy, the kitchen was very well equipped and the location is perfect for walks and exploring. The perfect pre-Christmas get away! The children loved the snow and seeing the deer and my husband loved a dip in the loch at sun rise. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage is very beautiful But we had to cut the holiday short due to unforseen circumstances back at home"

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely, chilled out week at Drover’s Way - it’s a great spot to just relax and get away from it all."

    We loved the fact that we could watch the wildlife visiting the decking outside from the comfort of the sofa, and the little pine-marten on the last night was the icing on the cake! Thank you for a really relaxing stay!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay."

    Elspeth was very welcoming and I thought the treats were a lovely touch. Bed was really comfy! Would definitely return if we wanted another holiday in area.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was clean, modern, comfortable, well appointed and tasteful."

    The situation on Loch Awe was great, with stunning views, and reasonably easy access to both Oban and Lochgilphead. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, peace and quiet in a remote area with limited mobile phone coverage."

    This would be a good holiday for a younger couple with a love of nature. The owner couldn't be more helpful, and a credit to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Angus4.7May 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage, very comfortable and well equipped, a new ceramic hob and dishwasher as an example."

    Because of it’s slightly elevated location you have a great view over the countryside and a teasing view of Loch Awe which can be seen from the decked area and master bedroom to watch the sunrise and sunset with your favourite drink ( depending on what you think is suitable for the time of day

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2022

  • "I really enjoyed my stay here, it was super clean and the area was very peaceful and quiet with brilliant views of loch awe."

    There are lots of birds and wildlife and plenty of waterfalls to look at. There are some great woodland walks and would recommend taking a bike to cycle around the area.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was better than expected."

    The views of the Loch from the lounge and bedroom were fantastic. Because of the location the dark skies are remarkable. The welcome treats were very much appreciated. Very friendly owners made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage as described."

    Welcoming host. Easy arrival and key collection.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2021

  • "The scenery was spectacular, the cottage very comfortable and completely private."

    It was isolated but the peace and quiet was all that we wanted.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2021

  • "The premises were spotless,furnished to a very high standard,location stunning and the owners were there to help with anything."

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2021

  • "If you want to get away from it all, this cosy cottage with views of Loch Awe is perfect."

    A dream destination for anyone who loves wildlife, stargazing and cycling on empty roads. Standing stones and burial mounds of Kilmartin are about 10 miles away, with picturesque Crinan a few miles further on. Bear in mind that the nearest shops are about a 40-mile round trip away, so stock up on your way in. Owners are lovely and can't do enough to help.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful place."

    Only a 2 minute walk to the loch - perfect! The owners are lovely and very helpful too, highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Samuel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Only problem was the 30 min drive from main road to cottage which could be a bit ..."

    Only problem was the 30 min drive from main road to cottage which could be a bit nerve racking but once cottage reached it was totally amazing

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Jul 2021

  • "Would definitely recommend this cottage, the description & pictures were accurate and true!"

    Lovely owners also, very happy

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Drover’s Way is very nice in a lovely quiet location."

    The views were magnificent even when the weather wasn’t. The owners were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area and for coming with ideas on what to do. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great cottage to rent very comfortable hosts are close by if you need anything, ..."

    Great cottage to rent very comfortable hosts are close by if you need anything, has everything you need and stunning views and if you get good weather it definitely beats going abroad

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely& beautiful, the pictures doesn't make the justice for this fabouluse comfortable cottage!"

    The view is absolutely stunning. Lots of wildlife in the garden.

    Reviewed by Ewa5.0May 2021

  • "On arrival Elspeth was very welcoming."

    The property was a lovely, clean and comfortable little cottage. We had 3 regular red squirrels visit us on a daily basis, we also saw a family of red deer, a hind and 2 youngsters, a fabulous site. The views from the property are beautiful even when you lie in bed it’s just fab. The drive to the property down the single track road did take about 35 minutes but that’s all part of having a nice secluded property. We would love to return in the future and would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, and faultless."

    We just hadn't realised how far we would have to go to get anywhere else!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Should have mentioned lack of proper WiFi signal."

    Reviewed by Caroline3.4Aug 2020

  • "It's a beautiful place nice and peaceful with loads of wildlife very pleased to see some pine martens"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "Spectacular scenery Amazing wild life ."

    .pine Martin's Red Deer Red Squirrels and the fantastic Golden Eagles. 100% recommended...

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7Sep 2019

  • "It is a long jouney to shops so people should always have at least 3 days worth of food."

    Great feeding squirrels, pine martin and birds from patio so have pently of nuts!

    Reviewed by F Vincent5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with views of the Loch."

    The cottage has everything you need and is clean and tidy. The red squirrel in the back garden is a joy to watch.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "Wonderful location close to a beautiful Loch."

    We love wildlife and had Red Squirrel and Pine Martin visiting the garden. This is a wonderfully quiet and remote location.

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2019

  • "It was a very cosy home with a superb view."

    We sat a lot on the patio to watch the birds. The owners are very kind. We lovend the silance

    Reviewed by Wietze5.0May 2019

  • "Great little cottage in a beautiful location."

    Surrounding historic site is a must see, also saw abundant wild life from the elusive red squirrel to deer and even a weasel. Great place if you want peace, quiet and tranquillity. Beautiful drives around Argyll, very scenic. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely holiday home, very comfortable with everything you could wish for."

    The single track lane leading to the property was 'interesting' to drive; but is due to be resurfaced shortly which will help. We would certainly return!!!

    Reviewed by Deberah5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely views from cottage with the colours changing every day ."

    Owners really nice and recommended some good places to visit .

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Aug 2018

  • "A quiet beautiful place to stay."

    We had a lovely time. The hosts were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, all mod cons, beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2018

  • "Description was accurate lovely cottage nice and clean and in a very quiet and remote area."

    Perfect for kids too. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jake5.0May 2018

  • "Very good cottage with everything that was needed including a bike shed."

    Location is off a single track road so to get anywhere you must be prepared to drive a minimum of 20 minutes to get onto a main road car essential.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.6Oct 2017

  • "It is a little bit out of the way on a narrow country lane with passing places but if you don't mind that it's all good."

    Reviewed by Gail4.8Sep 2017

  • "Nothing at all wrong with the cottage it was marvellous and in a lovely setting."

    .. So comfy and peaceful Just a tadge too far away for us from a small village and restaurant/pub to eat out in the evening

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.6Jun 2017

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Peace and tranquility.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric hob/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Large sunny lawned area to front and back with decked area with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking (this includes E-cigarettes)
  • Shop and pub 11 miles
  • Note: This property has a private water supply
  • Note: Sorry, this property does not accept infants
  • Please note: the property is in a rural location
  • Note: Although this property does show beds for 4 people, the maximum occupancy is 3
  • Note : This property only accepts bookings for a minimum of 3 nights

The property

Kilmartin 11 miles.

A lovingly renovated semi-detached character cottage, in the small hamlet of Durran, just 5 minutes' walk from the shores of Loch Awe.

This charming single-storey cottage offers a warm and welcoming holiday home for all the family.

The property has been tastefully furnished throughout including a woodburning stove in the sitting room and patio doors out onto decking with wonderful views out towards the loch.

The property also boasts a large sunny garden to the front and rear, perfect for alfresco dining!

This is a superb holiday area, with boating and fishing (permit required) on the loch, and fantastic walks and cycle ways right on the doorstep.

The village of Kilmartin, known for its history and archaeology, offers a pub, hotel and museum, as well as a fascinating churchyard and two castles.

The towns of Lochgilphead and Oban are also within easy reach.

Note: This property is near ref 15716 and together they accommodate 6 people.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AR-00874-F

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About the location

KILMARTIN

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, pub, a castle and the Kilmartin House Museum with visitor centre next door, housing a café. 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.

Note: Sorry, this property does not accept infants.
Note: Although this property does show beds for 4 people, the maximum occupancy is 3.

This property only accepts bookings for a minimum of 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas