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Ardfern near Lochgilphead, Argyll & The Isles Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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94 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and setting."

    Everything you need and ideal for a quiet holiday setting. Views are amazing and ideal for exploring the west coast of Scotland. Would return and recommend if looking for a tranquil holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Debby5.0May 2024

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week at Darach."

    Amenities top notch. Location ideal for outdoor activities. Outstanding cleanliness. Highly Recommended. Keep attacking John and good luck t' misis. Sue and Ralph.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2024

  • "John was a fantastic host."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful location, friendly owners, and the cottage has everything you need."

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Mar 2024

  • "If you are looking for peace and tranquility, this is the place to go, where total relaxation is available surrounded by stunning scenery."

    John is a busy man, but always on hand with advice and the loan of walk books. If the cottage wasn't already booked by other visitors I would still be there. Can't wait to go back. Thank you John and Sue

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2024

  • "We found the property and location extremely pleasing, the owner was very helpful."

    The grounds and surrounding areas were well kept and clean. We were able to park right outside the cottage which was ideal. We would recommend the cottage to anyone wanting a quiet peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Mar 2024

  • "Ideal cottage friendly owner alway willing to assist if needed."

    The paddock area is ideal for dogs to run wild as it’s totally secure and away from the free range chickens. Cottage spotless and with everything you need. Will return.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Feb 2024

  • "Well this was our second visit, And another wonderful relaxing stay."

    Definitely be back sometime. Andy,Anne & Bracken

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2024

  • "We enjoyed a really comfy and relaxing winter break, exploring archaeology and history of Argyll."

    John had great walk recommendations too, which we greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Dec 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, we had a great week exploring local countryside."

    Owner friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Dec 2023

  • "A wee haven in the Highlands, a home away from home."

    John made me feel welcome and was so kind! Thanks for those delicious eggs to John and his wife, I've never had the likes before and I thoroughly enjoyed them! Very clean property, spotless, and so homely and lovely kept. Me and the dog had well needed rest, bracing walks with spectacular views from the very large paddock where my dog could run free and play, and just a general good time really. The bath full of piping hot water every night was amazing. I would definitely hire this property again I was made to feel at home. I would also recommend it to others. Lovely stay, thanks.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent stay,wonderful cottage with every thing we needed,very quite and peaceful,fantastic views, John was very helpful he lent us maps of the area if we wanted to go walking,wonderful large paddock for our dog to run about in."

    All in all a very relaxing Holiday two weeks wasn't long enough, Definitely going to go back again. Andy,Anne & Bracken

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very friendly, quite and secluded, has everything that is needed for a stay"

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2023

  • "Darach was a lovely cottage, set in glorious surroundings."

    The cottage was lovey and comfortable and had the weather been better it would have been gorgeous sitting out the front on an evening.

    Reviewed by Jos5.0Jul 2023

  • "What an amazing and special place!"

    The most beautiful and peaceful location, incredible views and the cosiest cottage to relax in! The views of the garden were incredible and the sunsets and stars were perfect. The cottage was perfect for us, fully stocked with everything you could need, very clean and comfortable! John & Sue are the most lovely couple and we can’t wait to be back again! A gem of a place, missed it the moment we left.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a great time, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great location for exploring the west coast of Scotland."

    The accommodation was clean and well fitted. I wasn’t expecting luxury accommodation but it certainly was very comfortable and just what I wanted. John, the owner, made me feel very welcome and was very knowledgable about the area. The marina is a 10 min walk away and has a great pub and village store. Booked a fantastic boat trip from the marina to the surrounding islands.

    Reviewed by Iain4.4Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect get away from start to finish."

    John and Sue are lovely owners advising us on nice places to go. The cottage was really clean and cosy with views to die for. We loved watching the chickens wandering around and can highly recommend their eggs for breakfast. Couldn't fault anything, it was the quiet break we needed. Day trips we would recommend are Kilmory Beach and Dunardry Forrest. There's lots to do and see and the dogs loved it. We hope to be back one day :-) thank you

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jun 2023

  • "My Husband and I stayed for a week in the cottage."

    We both enjoyed our stay, John the owner was really nice,and friendly. We would definitely stay at this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Darach is a lovely holiday cottage in a beautiful location with fabulous coastal views."

    It is spotlessly clean, well equipped and perfect for a short or long holiday. The owner John is friendly and has a fabulous Derbyshire sense of humour. I enjoyed many conversations with him and his model planes are wonderful. Even if his flying skills need a bit of work! I had a fabulous 2 weeks and cannot recommend Darach enough .

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "What can we say about John ."

    Perfect host . Unfortunately we didn’t get to see sue( wife) due to her mobility difficulties. These cottages were well maintained and were very clean. Everything you would need to cook or clean was there in the cottage . Wasn’t five star but then we didn’t pay for 5 star accommodation. It certainly fulfilled our needs. Perfect place for us and carol and bill in other cottage . Would I go back -of course I would. The road to cottage was a typical farm track but once you’ve done it you’re okay.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "We received a very friendly welcome, with everything explained succinctly."

    The house was warm ,comfortable and everything we needed was to hand including WiFi. It really is a beautiful part of Scotland. We found its location excellent for exploring that part of Argyll with Oban ,Lochgilphead in easy reach and a well stocked local shop at Ardfern.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    A beautiful peaceful location. The cottage had a lovely homely feel about it. Signposted off the main road up a rough track, not too daunting. Only takes 2 or 3 minutes to reach the cottage. John the owner lives next door and is always available should you need anything. He is very knowledgeable about the area. He is quite a character(he won't mind me saying that I'm sure). There are so many lovely places to see close by we were sorry to have to leave.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a fantastic stay and location!"

    Absolutely superb! If you love peace, quiet and walking, this is the holiday for you!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent stay, clean and comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second stay in this lovely, comfortable cottage, a real home from home with everything you need."

    A beautiful, quiet location and great base from which to explore the west coast. Owners John and Sue are great hosts and on hand for any advice you might want. Thank you- we hope to visit again before too long

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent stay at Darach cottage."

    Everything we would need, John super. Cottage was comfortable, nice and warm with a great field for the dog.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Dec 2022

  • "Second time we have stopped at Ardfern Nice and quiet,cosy and clean."

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    Had everything we needed for our stay. Owners are very friendly and helpful and great to talk to.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    Everything we needed, very well equipped. The location and this area of Scotland is outstanding. We would definitely go back. John was friendly and very helpful letting us know the best places to visit.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an absolutely brilliant stay at Darach."

    John, the owner, was really helpful, accommodating and full of local knowledge that he is more than eager to share. The accommodation is as listed and exactly how the photographs look. The furniture, bed and sofa, is a little dated but comfortable enough. The driveway is not nearly as bad as listed, it is steep, is hard tracked with some bumps but easy to navigate. Internet worked well. All in all a very good stay, with the accommodation exactly as listed.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean and we received a warm welcome from the owner."

    Cottage is very remote so very peaceful with glorious views.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Darach, which is a great place to explore Argyll."

    We were greeted by John who provided useful insights on the local area throughout the week. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Lovely quiet location with nice views over Craobh Haven and the surrounding hills.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy, well equipped and very comfortable."

    John was very friendly and told us of local places to eat which were excellent. It is only 13 miles from Lochgilphead and 20 miles from Oban ideally placed for exploring the Argyll coast. The only downside is the track leading to the cottage is in need of some repair.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was bright, spacious, dog friendly and ideally located for exploring mid Argyll with lots to do nigh on the doorstep."

    There is also excellent walking from the property itself. The views from the hill behind the house were breath taking as were the regular sightings of Eagles from the front door! The property owner was very helpful and we shared some good laughs together. A superb week for us at a perfect spot.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a glorious week at Darach we’ve had fabulous cottage great host John was always on hand if needed."

    Weather was glorious for us and the Area stunning.Also at Darach a wonderful time for our 2dogs who had a large safe field to free run .We’ll be back next year if not this autumn IF WE CAN.Margo and Martin Whittle

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful location."

    Cosy and well equipped cottage. Very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2022

  • "A bench and table in the back garden to sit in the sun and enjoy a coffee would of been great."

    Other than that I could not fault it,BRILL.

    Who knew that the weather at the beginning of March would be so beautiful? Sorry that the garden furniture was not available. It is now fully refurbed and in position! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2022

  • "This a beautiful place to visit and explore."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable. The paddock was perfect for exercising the dogs , but would equally be great for has a breath taking view. There are beautiful walks straight from the cottage, and it’s easy access to the main road makes it a perfect place to explore the area. John and Sue are fabulous hosts...with extensive local knowledge. John even came to the rescue when our van broke down, and gave my partner a lift in his Porsche to sort it out! We will be back !

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2022

  • "Hi the property was tucked away from the roads & backed onto Hills, On arrival John was ready to greet us & showed us around the cottage & showed us all we needed to know."

    We had arrived about 7.15pm in the rain so we where unable to see the scenery at that time, The next morning was wonderful, the views where breathtaking, I climbed the hills behind the cottage with my dogs & took some stunning photo's. I would like to thank John & Sue for letting us stay with them for a fabulous week's holiday. I Highly Recommend this Holiday Cottage & would definitely consider going back again, Many Thanks Val & Mark.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was in a lovely quiet location, clean and very cosy."

    The owner was welcoming and very helpful. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our week at Darach , great place to explore the area ."

    Lovely equipped little cottage. Many thanks to John for all his help.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Darach."

    The owner John was really welcoming and helpful in letting us know the best places to visit. The cottage itself was clean and cosy, equipped with everything we needed. We will certainly be booking to stay here again soon!!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at our holiday cottage, Darach."

    John the host was extremely helpful and told us where the good places were to visit. The cottage was very well equipped with everything that you could possibly need. Our two dogs were made very welcome, and there was plenty of field space for a good run! The surrounding area is so beautiful with spectacular sunsets, we certainly will be back for another visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2021

  • "We stayed in Darach for two weeks and the weather could not have been better."

    The cottage was spot on very clean and spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed, great shower over the bath and good sized bedroom. The owner was very helpful and friendly we spent lots of time talking to him and finding out about the local area. The runner beans from his garden were great too. Our two Labradors loved the garden and the paddock area to explore safely. The view from the paddock into the bay is gorgeous and the sunsets are spectacular. We loved our two weeks at Darach and wouldn’t hesitate to book it again.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Aug 2021

  • "John and Sue went above and beyond expectations to make our holiday memorable and very enjoyable."

    we could not of asked for better hosts with the amenities excellent and extremely clean on our arrival. John was very knowledgeable and always on hand if anything was needed and an excellent host and gave us plenty of reccomnedations of where to visit If the cottage was closer or if we ever visit that part of the country again we would not hesitate in booking this again and fully reccomned

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our second visit to Darach was a thoroughly enjoyable experience."

    We hope to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent host we're very good accommodateing Very friendly realy good ..."

    Excellent host we're very good accommodateing Very friendly realy good facilities area was beautiful shame restaurant was closed would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2021

  • "Great location and a beautiful cottage , the 0wners were very helpful , if you want ideas of where to go or things to do just speak to them ."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything you wanted and the views we just amazing , had a great week and will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, the scenery stunning."

    The owner, John, is a fabulous host. We had car problems after we arrived, and he could not have been more concerned and helpful, connecting us with a mechanic who fixed the car and taking us for a ride in his car one day to see some local places of interest while our car was in the shop. We now consider him a friend and can't wait to return! Also our two dogs loved the location, especially the paddock and the lambs in the adjacent field. The area is truly stunning. Most highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2021

  • "In the listing there was no photograph of the bathroom - we didn’t expect it to be so good, a bath and excellent shower."

    The cottage is comfortable, well equipped, and the owner helpful. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Nov 2020

  • "Great cottage for a cosy autumn break."

    Very clean and extremely well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0Oct 2020

  • "A lovely week spent here with lots of useful tips of places to go from the owners - didn't quite manage all of them!"

    Fabulous garden and paddock for the dog to run in which was really useful. Grea views of a sunset Everything very comfortable, warm and cozy for autumn evenings.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Oct 2020

  • "We loved the area of the cottage was in easy reach to some very beautiful places."

    The cottage was spotless clean comfy bed we were very cosy there and had everything we needed. Sue and John were very helpful and friendly and on hand if we needed anything. The garden was huge and had great views we saw deer in the field across from the garden :)

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Sep 2020

  • "This is a great property to stay in, particularly with dogs, as there is a fabulous field for exercise with stunning views towards Craobh Haven and we enjoyed just sitting looking at the sun going down."

    The access road is interesting! The hosts were very welcoming, available if needed and gave tips on interesting places to visit. The property itself was clean and airy with good basic equipment and a great shower. Lovely to have a heated towel rail too! The bed was a bit firm for my liking but perfect for my daughter, and I imagine nice and cosy on cooler nights with the heated blanket. We didn't use the TV, WiFi could be a bit patchy but my phone signal was adequate if WiFi dropped, this wasn't an issue for us at all. All in all, it is the perfect base for exploring the area, a bit of RnR, and perfect for dog lovers like ourselves. Very much recommended.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazing place and location."

    Set way back from the road up the farm track so you feel like you've really got away from it all with breathtaking views of glens, hills and the sea, and the cottage itself is surrounded by gardens and paddock, vyou could just spend a week there without going out! Having said that, it is well located to get out into Kilmartin and surrounding areas. John and Sue were perfect hosts, John tipped me off about some of the great spots I might have missed. I should say I was up and down the farm track all the time, turned up in pouring rain (the only day) and came up it in the night, and my beaten up 15 year old Mondeo had no trouble. It takes you straight up and that's the pleasure of it, it gets you away from everything. I'll definite go back. Didn't want to leave. You'd be hard put to find such a spot like this. Cottage had everything you'd need to, and there are local shops.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have just returned from a two week holiday and it was so lovely."

    The cottage was very well equipped, clean and cozy and warm with an amazing shower and very comfortable bed, we loved coming back here after a busy day exploring. The garden was very big with the best views ever and on the front another very large grassy area for the dog to run with views over the loch. The owners Sue and John were very friendly and always there to chat and help us find different places to visit. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Daran5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic time at this cottage."

    It may partly have been due to lockdown cabin fever. It was just so great to have a change of scene. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly wish for. The hosts are very friendly and helpful but at the same time discrete. The cottage is next door to their home but we didn’t find this a problem at all. They have a beautiful garden in the front of the cottage. They would rather dogs were kept on the lead in this area as they have chickens. However there is a fantastic paddock 20 seconds from the cottage which is completely enclosed and safe which has wonderful views of Craobh Haven and the islands beyond. We did great walks in the area and all in all had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by C5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely clean & very well stocked."

    The bed is very comfortable. Storage heaters which keep the cottage lovely & warm. Ample hot water which heats up overnight. Extremely peaceful. Owners live next door but don’t bother you once they have checked you in. Chickens live at the bottom of the garden & are well fenced in so dogs can’t get to them. Massive garden for dogs to roam freely with a massive grassy area behind the cottage for dogs to run & play, fenced in with spectacular views. The drive up is on a hilled farm track, stay in low gear & take your time & it’s easily passable. There is a gate at the top which the satnav wants to take you through, but turn sharp left & carry on up the hill to the cottage. The nearest shop is in Ardfern a 5 minute drive away (a small convenience store). The nearest supermarket is Tesco in Oban, half an hours drive away, so take your groceries with you. Storm Dennis accompanied us on our weekend break but we managed to do some site seeing.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2020

  • "This was a great base and absolutely perfect for our dogs who could run free."

    We had everything we needed and the cottage was spotless. The road to the cottage is a bit steep but not an issue. Fresh flowers in the kitchen were just lovely.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    John and Sue were great with information and their cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped, with everything you needed on hand. Loads of room for the dog to run around and views that are beyond compare. We recommend that you go on the boat trip to see the wildlife, and there’s more history than you can see in a week, so we will have to return!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2019

  • "Drive very rough and steep so need to takecare!"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage and very helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2019

  • "The track up to the property is very steep and rough with 2 hairpin bends Low vehicles beware ."

    Once at the cottage its fantastic .

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage comfortable and spotless"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2019

  • "This cottage is perfect for exploring the west coast of Scotland."

    It is exceptionally clean and has everything one would ever need for a perfect holiday, including glorious views. The owners are the most welcoming people and added to the perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Feb 2019

  • "Sue and John are a lovely couple and nothing was a bother to them you can even ..."

    Sue and John are a lovely couple and nothing was a bother to them you can even get fresh eggs from them the cottage it'self was well equipped there was everything you needed right down to bin liners

    Reviewed by A5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very quiet and peaceful holiday, rained everyday, but that did not put us off , wonderful scenery and the views were amazing."

    our hosts John & Sue were lovely people always ready to chat and give local information, plenty of walking and fishing although fish were a bit scarce, i got the wrong tides ,but still a good holiday

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great Cottage to make as base for exploring local areas, John and Sue could not be more friendly and helpful."

    Very relaxing , would defiantly book again when we ate next in that part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent value for money in beautiful location."

    Our hosts John and Sue were welcoming and friendly. The surrounding area is breathtaking with a visit to the Crinan canal and Oban a must.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Aug 2018

  • "Darach is an excellent cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable with all the utensils you need. Mr & Mrs Holmes are very friendly and want you to have a good time. Great for a peaceful getaway. So quiet. Well behaved dogs are welcome and there’s a field for toilet and exercise. Lovely garden for guests. Came home relaxed and rejuvenated.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a wonderful compact and useful cottage."

    And in a great location. Calm, plenty of walks around.

    Reviewed by Pieter Jan5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is a dog friendly, small cottage in a tranquil rural setting."

    The owners live on site. They are friendly and helpful but non-intrusive. Most importantly the cottage is spotlessly clean and everything, without exception, works perfectly. Large numbers of garden birds come to the feeders in full view of the cottage window. Some four or more ravens soar effortlessly in the thermals above the five acre site and interact with each other while on the wing. Less sociable interactions between the ravens and a family of buzzards add interest from time to time. There are two National Trust Gardens nearby; one only five minutes away the other some 20 minutes. The whole area is historically important. Christianity was introduced to Scotland in this region. Prior to the Christian era the west of Scotland Kings were 'installed' here. Once the church was established and the Kings converted, pre-existing pictish stones were modified, to carry Christian symbols on the reverse, and the burials of the deceased royalty was better organised by the Church. There are two thriving marinas within five minutes of the cottage, both offering day trips to inner Hebridean islands or to view the famous whirlpool off Jura or to fish. There is an important marine canal at Crinan and separately, on the road north towards Oban, there is a canal-like stretch of Atlantic Ocean, between the mainland and Seil Island, crossed by a large old stone bridge. Logically this is the 'Bridge over the Atlantic' and quite an adventure for the (grand)children. A number of woodland walks exist, graded and signposted by the Forestry Commission. The most accessible of these are by the Crinan Canal.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jul 2018

  • "A great welcome at this personally run pair of cottages; lovely setting, well equipped and comfortable cottage, and excellent area around the cottage if you have a dog; the access road is not as intimidating as it looks once you get used to it, and the cottage is an excellent base for this lovely part of Argyll."

    We certainly hope to go back in the not too distant future. David and Sheila Jackson

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "We liked our hosts, they lived next door but did not intrude and were always interesting,helpful and wanted us to enjoy their cottage."

    The accommodation was of a very high standard,well equipped and scrupulously clean. The property had a nice garden with lovely views and the Argyll & Bute countryside is beautiful with plenty to do and interest.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2018

  • "Excellent place to chill out and use as a base for exploring the fantastic scenery."

    Well thought out cottage with all the basic needs catered for. One bedroom with separate bathroom and a large open plan lounge/kitchen/eating area.The cottage was prepared to a very high standard and was spotless.The cottage is in effect totally isolated from the other rented cottage by John's workshop ( Man cave with RC planes and other big boys toys ) and the owners own property which is adjacent to the cottage. Total silence each night apart from the local sheep and the geese which fly in to an adjoining field each night for an hour or so. Each cottage gets it's own large piece of grass garden so there is a feeling of having total privacy. The owners (John and Sue ) are very friendly and helpful. They have been renting for some 20 years and seem to have everything covered. Would we go back? OH YES !!!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2018

  • "Nice and friendly host, nice environment, missing on 1rst day of arrival: tea, coffee, sugar etc."

    Reviewed by Joop4.1May 2018

  • "I loved the cottage and the hosts were very welcoming."

    It was ideal for our purposes. However I absolutely hated the volume of emails from Sykes and look forward to unsubscribing to everything. I would never use you again because of this or recommend you.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2018

  • "Such a scenic peaceful location and even though the owners are on site if needed we were simply left to enjoy our stay."

    Super walks nearby for dog owners.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Mar 2018

  • "It was a perfect relaxing holiday, just what we needed away from all the hustle and bustle of home, no traffic jams and so little traffic, beautiful scenery plenty of things to see and loads of walks."

    Reviewed by Mark4.8Nov 2017

  • "Too close to owner felt like we were being watched all the time and not happy the cottage was enter while we were out"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2017

  • "We arrived using the sat nav and wow wow wow the place is beautiful the views."

    We then met John soon followed by Sue. The cottage was perfect there was even a vase of my favorite flowers on the table. We had the perfect week we needed away from everyone. The cottage had everything we needed and the bed was really comfy. I always worry about the bed because i have back problems. Were looking forward to a return visit. We even found a hedgehog one night hoping to find tidbits the birds had dropped off the table.

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Nov 2017

  • "Fabulous wee cottage, very clean, well equipt and cosy."

    Owners very helpful and welcoming. Fantastic surrounding area, full of beauty and historical sites.

    Reviewed by Christine4.8Oct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very secluded but with the owners on hand. John and Sue very friendly and had very useful advice about the area and various routes to walk.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2017

  • "Fabulous location very peaceful scenic and relaxing."

    Great for dogs need a car to get about but lovely walks- beaches and historic Kilmartin not far away. Owners very friendly and on site if any issues questions. Lots of homely touches.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2017

  • "John and sue were wonderfull great hosts The views were outstanding would recommend to any one."


    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2017

  • "Lovely hosts, extremely helpful."

    Fantastic cottage with glorious view. By eck, what a flippin great week. Could not recommend highly enough. Julie. West yorkshire

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2017

  • "Great hosts great location very clean and warm accommodation"

    Reviewed by G5.0Dec 2016

  • "Brilliant would recommend to any one marvellous area steeped in history would certainly go again."

    The scenery is stunning so many beautiful walks and dog friendly . Would like to say thank you for your recommendation

    5.0Sep 2016

  • "We had a lovely week at this cottage."

    Ideal location and our lab bruach loved his walks. The owners were very helpful in planning our day's activities. We will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.6Sep 2016

  • "Great place to stay."

    Every comfort.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in rural setting."

    Friendly hosts who made us vey welcome and provided local information on suitable off road walking with our dog. Lovely weather and beautiful scenery. A very restful enjoyable week

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2016

  • "Sue and John, the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was better than expected, we only wouldn't re-book as we go to a new location for every holiday rather than return to a place but I will recommend the cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2016

  • "Fabulous cottage, clean cosy and very friendly owners"

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden to front with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Note: This property has a private treated water supply
  • Note: The approach road to this property should be accessed with care.

The property

This welcoming single-storey, semi-detached Ardfern cottage has one double bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan living area comprising a fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

With tranquil views over the spacious garden to the hills beyond, this Argyll cottage is ideal for a couple seeking a relaxing break.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 16246, to accommodate six people.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AR-00790-F

Lergychoniemhor Cottages

Ardfern 4 miles. Situated up a farm track just off the coast road between Ardfern and the harbour at Craobh Haven, these two cottages are located next to the owners’ house, on a non-working farm, amidst tranquil surroundings. Set within spectacular countryside, these charming Ardfern cottages, lovingly developed from old farm buildings have open outlooks, one over the large garden to the hills behind the property and the other over the front garden to the hills above Ardfern and Craobh Haven. These Argyll cottages have outdoor seating and lawned areas, which are ideal for enjoying alfresco dining after a busy day exploring the area. The nearby village of Ardfern provides a shop, pub, craft centre and tea room as well as a yacht centre, and is located on one of Scotland’s most sheltered sea lochs. Boat trips are available to the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool and within driving distance are the towns of Lochgilphead and Oban, plus there are wonderful walking and fishing in the area. These two delightful Argyll cottages are ideal for a romantic break or family holiday.

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About the location


Lochgilphead 16 miles; Oban 21 miles.

The picturesque coastal village of Ardfern sits on the Craignish Peninsula in Scotland’s beautiful and dramatic Argyll region. An ancient settlement, there is evidence of population at Ardfern dating from 600 AD when contemporaries of St Columba were here, plus there is a ruined church on the Peninsula dating from 12th century. The village today contains a pub, shop, craft centre, tea room and a large marina, ideally placed for sailing off the west coast. A second marina is nearby at Craobh Haven and the towns of Lochgilphead and Oban are well worth a visit offering many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The surrounding scenery is what makes the area, with the hills, lochs and mountains offering spectacular walking, plus there is fresh water and sea fishing nearby to delight the angler. Ardfern is a lovely base for exploring the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas