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Seaview-Barsloisnach Cottage

(Ref. 984141)

Kilmartin, Argyll & The Isles Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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75 Customer Reviews

  • "The owner was great really friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Three friends traveling together, enjoyed the comfort of the cottage immensely."

    Jacinta gave us great tips for things to do and see in the local area plus made us feel very welcome!

    Reviewed by Deresa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Good location, wonderful scenery, the cottage was well equipped and cosy, good walks down to the beach."

    The wildlife was excellent with birds of prey, hares, and deer in the fields.

    Reviewed by Angela3.4Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Sea View cottage; we were greeted with a warm welcome and Jocinta's local knowledge helped us to get the most out of our week."

    The cottage had everything we needed along with lots of outdoor space which was great for our teenage boys. The location is stunning and a great base for days out. We only wish we had longer to explore more of it.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, quiet, peaceful just how we like it to be."

    The owner, Jacinta is a lovely lady, kind, thoughtful, helpful and a wonderful sense of humour. Nothing too much trouble and full of ideas of places to visit while staying at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Well appointed. We wanted a quiet break and that was what we got. We are considering a return

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage is amazing- feels like home and even has speedy wi fi."

    Jacinta is an amazing host!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "We found the property clean and tidy, it was well equipped and everything ..."

    We found the property clean and tidy, it was well equipped and everything worked, nice outside space where we enjoyed a drink every evening, a town was close by with a well stocked supermarket lots of good walks near by we had an excellent week, we found the owner very friendly and helpful if anything had been wrong or didn't work I believe she would have put her self out to fix the problem asap, if we visit this part of Scotland again I would book this cottage again

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything about Seaview was perfect for my stay, the kitchen was well equipped, the lounge was comfortable and the bed was amazing."

    This is a lovely area and there were a wealth of information leaflets in the cottage. It was so peaceful and it was lovely to see the local wildlife. I would definitely return to Seaview for another week away from it all.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "This is a very well-managed property."

    There are some lovely personal touches. The owners who live in the area are very hospitable, and knowedgable about the farm and estate.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a really lovely week at Seaview-Barsloisnach cottage."

    The cottage is comfortable, homely and clean, with lots of local information provided. We loved exploring the area, there is loads to see and do locally. There's loads of beautiful walks, castles standing stones and gardens in easy reach. We were really lucky with wildlife spotting, and over the week saw sea eagles, an otter and, very excitingly, the beavers at Knapdale. A great stay.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well-appointed cottage with glorious views."

    Warm welcome from Iain and Jacinta. Woodburning stove made for cosy evenings.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, the cottage was clean and comfortable and very well equipped."

    It’s in the middle of the Moine Mhor Nature Reserve with plenty of walks and stunning scenery. It was just what we needed to relax and enjoy the tranquility of such a beautiful place. Our host Jacinta, was very knowledgeable of the surrounding area and made our stay very enjoyable, the table was even set for dinner when we arrived!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Enjoy our stay at the seaview cottage."

    . very central for all surrounding area’s.. close enough for island hoping and exploring the historic places.. very beautiful around cottage and provided with all you need in comfort and a home for a week or two.. we have stayed in cottage before and never disappointed.. The hosts are very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2022

  • "Jacinta was a mine of information and we send thanks for the anniversary bottle of wine."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the area is lovely with lots to do for small children and the house was a great base to see the area."

    Iain and Jess were really hospitable and friendly hosts and greatly contributed to a really enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Seaview, everything was perfect."

    The host Jacinta was fantastic, literally welcomed us with open arms giving us freedom to roam around the estate, and a wealth of local knowledge. The wildlife was awesome. A home from home comfortably place in which we spent many happy times . I’m not sure we rested much as there was so much to see and do right on our doorstep . Thankyou for a get away from it all bolthole in paradise.Julie

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with an amazing attention to detail, superb level of cleanliness and wonderful owners who made sure our holiday was just perfect."

    The surrounding area is just stunning and it was truly hard to leave. The beds were super comfortable and the standard of facilities and decoration was exceptional. Lovely little welcome touches left for us including vases of hedgerow flowers that were just gorgeous. Would love to visit again and would highly recommend Seaview as a perfect place to stay to explore this beautiful part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Confortable house in a beautiful and peaceful location, there was plenty to do without having to go far."

    Jacinta was very helpful and friendly. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.4Jun 2022

  • "A well-equipped cottage, very private."

    An excellent owner, Jacinta, who was most helpful on our arrival and was a mine of information and local knowledge.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "We were very happy with the accommodation."

    It was very clean, comfortable and spacious, it had everything we needed and the location is beautiful. The owner was very friendly and helpful, and provided us with lots of information about the area.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, as was the owner who was very friendly and helpful."

    Would suggest including guidance on the heating system - ie can be switched off when not needed (gentle hint to profligate renters!) The cottage was very cosy and comfortable even in the dreadful weather we experienced while there. A shame as it’s such a beautiful area. However, we can recommend Inveraray Jail as a place of retreat and if the rain stops, Crinan is a lovely spot.

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Apr 2022

  • "Seaview was exactly as advertised, clean, cosy and comfortable."

    It is very private with lovely views, in a very scenic and historical area. We enjoyed the walks around the farm and further afield. Jacinda was a great, friendly host giving us helpful information to make the most of our holiday. We found Seaview's rural situation particularly good for us at the moment because of Covid. It is also handy for visiting the historical sites locally and touring further afield.

    Reviewed by Helen Esther5.0Mar 2022

  • "A cosy cottage, we loved the little extra touches and Jacinta is a great hostess!"

    Barsloisnach is a good base for walks all around the area, and there are some nice restaurants and cafés nearby as well. We would have no hesitation to rebook.

    Reviewed by Rebekka5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage which has everything you need for an enjoyable stay."

    Bring your own logs for the log burner and even in winter you can be nice and cosy. I suggested to the owner that draught excluders on the outside doors would benefit the cosiness. The chairs and the bed are comfortable, and the kitchen is well stocked with crockery and cooking utensils. The cottage is on a farm and therefore quite remote. This provides a great setting with lovely paths and (single track) roads to walk along to admire the scenery. Even from the cottage windows there are open views across the countryside to distant hills and the sea. The beautiful Crinan Canal is only a few miles away and by driving a few more miles you can tour through the most beautiful countryside. There are hundreds (literally) of historic sites within a few miles - standing stones and cairns/barrow mounds in abundance. While were there, there was an electricity outage and Jacinta came round with a battery lantern and a bag of logs for the fire. Jacinta was also full of good ideas of places to go and interesting things to see. The only disappointing feature of our stay was a lack of instructions for things like the cooker, the heaters, the log burner, how to process the rubbish etc. Otherwise, it was all good and we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Douglas4.7Feb 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Seaview."

    The cottage felt very welcoming on arrival, and the communication with owners was good, attentive but not intrusive. The cottage feels remote and isolated but is only a 10 minute drive from Lochgilphead. Cottage was warm and cosy despite wind and rain of first day of stay. There's a wood burner but I didn't need to light it. Great location for wildlife watching; walking; cycling; history and archaeology; from the doorstep, or a short drive away. I felt safe and comfortable travelling alone. Cottage would also be great for a couple, or up to 4 people.

    Reviewed by Ellie4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a great time at seaview - lovely cottage, great location, and very friendly and helpful owner."

    Loads to do and see and do in the local area. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely accomodation in a lovely area, with lots of things we were keen to see and do."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful. cottage with all amenities located in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings!"

    Lots of information about local attractions, walks etc is available in the cottage and Jacinta has decorated it with a lot of loving detail! We had a lovely stay and can only recommend! We will be back! The only constructive feedback I can offer is to potentially reconsider the check out time. 09.00 a.m. is very early :)

    Reviewed by Sonja5.0Nov 2021

  • "Just spent a really peaceful and enjoyable October week at Sea View cottage in Kilmartin."

    Whilst the weather was typically autumnal we still had easy access to Oban, Lochgilphead and Tarbert for days out and nice lunches. On the days we stayed on the farm we visited the beach, standing stones and the ruin of Poltalloch House; so loads to keep us busy and occupied. Jacinta is a warm and welcoming host who has provided a lovely, homely environment with everything needed for our stay, and loads of information about the local area and things to do. She was also on hand for an enjoyable chat. We would definitely recommend Sea View!

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Oct 2021

  • "A stunning view from every window of this cosy, well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Oct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage and a lovely place."

    We enjoyed cycling, walking around the cottage and exploring the ancient stones and burial places at Kilmartin. We mooched around the bay and Crinan jetty and swam in turquoise sea from the islands reached from the 'secret beach'. We kayaked in the Crinan bay and from Tayvallich nearby. We caught a sight of the beavers at Loch Coille-Bharr and gazed at the stars in the dark skies, and enjoyed just sitting outside the cottage and watching the sparrows on the birdfeeder and the mist slowly rising at sunset. Our hosts were extremely helpful with advice tailored just for us. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Crawford5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely owners nothing a problem"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2021

  • "Seaview is an extremely clean ,comfortable and spacious cottage in a lovely and underused area of Scotland."

    Jacinta is an attentive but not intrusive host. She has provided a lot of books and leaflets of things to do in the area and they helped us plan our week.The Crinan canal path is on your doorstep and is a must do walk.Can't praise it enough as a holiday cottage and one of the best we have been to .

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Jun 2021

  • "The holiday was originally booked for May, but cancelled due to Coronavirus lockdown."

    Re-booking for October was very easy, although this was later in the year than I would normally choose for a holiday in West Scotland.

    Reviewed by Bryan4.7Oct 2020

  • "A perfect cottage for our family of 3 in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Dietmar4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in wonderful location, comfortable and nice decor, with tremendous views and walks from the front door."

    Surrounding area full of history. Only slight minus point was typical Scottish mixed bag of weather! Still as they say, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change”! Would (and will) recommend both cottage and location. Saw the owner twice and she was very friendly and welcoming and extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, very well appointed, and although off the beaten track, the directions for finding it were spot on."

    We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area and didn't have to travel too far to find places of interest. The cottage was a cosy, inviting place to come back to after a day's outing and especially when it turned wet which it frequently does in that part of the world!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Seaview is a beautiful holiday cottage set in breathtaking countryside."

    The cottage itself was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Jacinta also adds special little touches and gave us so much useful information about the area. The beaver walk at Knapdale is a must as is visiting the nearby beach. There are plenty of things to do and so much to see, in fact we wished we had booked another week as there was so much we didnt have time to explore. Overall a lovely cottage in a beautiful location, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely two weeks holiday at Seaview Cottage."

    Jacinta made us feel very welcome and the cottage was extremely comfortable. We didn't get down to the beach across the fields in the end but it was very easy to drive to Crinan Ferry and drop our canoe in from there.Our two kids aged 10 & 7 said it was "The best holiday ever!" The area is wonderful for wildlife, walks, excellent for wild swimming and of course there is all the ancient history to explore too. We very much hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Aug 2020

  • "The location was wonderful with great views; plenty of walks from the property."

    Lots to see within a short drive

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped, well decorated and modern cottage located on a working farm."

    Peaceful location with fantastic views and lots of lovely walks nearby, including to a number of historic sites. Cottage was spotlessly clean and owner had provided hand sanitizer/masks and put in place steps for social distancing contact. All in all a fantastic 2 weeks.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2020

  • ""Had a lovely stay at Seaview Cottage."

    If you are looking for a secluded location, look no further. The cottage is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and wildlife everywhere you look. Jacinta, the host, has gone to great lengths to ensure her guests are well informed with things to do and see, from the property description on this website to the selection of books and handwritten index cards found in the property on arrival. Having come from the hustle and bustle of Nottingham (relatively!) it was really quite bizarre the first time we stepped out of the car and heard pure silence. That in itself was an experience I won't forget. There are loads of nice, short walks right on the cottage's doorstep, and a whole country full of them if you are prepared to travel a little further afield. There is a very picturesque bay a short walk from the property, and when the tide is out you can walk across to an island. Sturdy walking boots would be essential! The cottage itself is really lovely, well furnished and very well equipped. I particularly enjoyed the log burner and appreciated that there was enough wood for one night when we arrived. More could be purchased from nearby Lochgilphead (10 min) or Oban (50 min). The cottage was kept cozy with electric central heating and there was always plenty of hot water available for washing ourselves or dishes. It was our first trip to Scotland and my wife and I are already itching to return, and we would stay here again without a moments hesitation. I just have one piece of feedback to the owner (or any other owners of remote properties), which is that finding the property on a map before we came was a real challenge and providing the "What 3 Words" address along with the postal address would have been a big help and avoided any doubt that after a long journey I'd arrive at a remote location and find it was the wrong house!"

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    Lovely owner Jacinta made us feel at home, she took a real interest in us all. Gave us lots of ideas and place to see and visit. We brought some of our family this time. They stayed in a cottage near by, so it made it extra special. We show them some places we had visited last time we stayed in this gorgeous area. Food and service at Kilmartin Hotel was lovely.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely spotless and had everything we needed for a very comfortable week."

    The kitchen was well equipped and we ate in several times. The location is extremely quiet and peaceful, with great views from the windows and some lovely walks from the doorstep. It was nice to see the cows and calves doing their thing in the fields next door, quite a bit of birdlife, deer a frequent sight from the cottage also. Only a short drive away are numerous excellent walking and wildlife opportunities - with the beaver project and Taynish nature reserve among our favourites. For lunches - the café at Tayvallich came top of our list, with Kilmartin museum café not far behind, and the Smiddy Bistro in Lochgilphead a close 3rd. For dining out in the evening we would recommend the Seafood Bar at Crinan (excellent food and less formal than the Westward restaurant), and also the Inn at Tayvallich. Finally a thank you to our host, Jacinta, who was easily contactable if we needed anything, and left us in peace otherwise. We would happily return here for another week.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2019

  • "We've just got home after a really lovely week at Sea View cottage."

    The location is perfect for a relaxing getaway and really gave us the opportunity to unwind. The facilities in the cottage were great, with some lovely touches like a couple of chocolate biscuits to have with our arrival coffees. We found this was really thoughtful. The cottage was very warm and comfortable and the Wi-Fi was a bonus when booking trips etc. If you are interested in wildlife this is the place to come. We saw deer grazing a few days and there were bats feeding at dusk. The farm dog was also very friendly! There are plenty of walks around the area and places to visit. We visited Crinan and did a fabulous woodland walk to a hilltop fort. Well worth the climb! The burial cairns and stone circles in Kilmartin were worth a visit too and walkable from the cottage. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely location even managed to see stag come down in fields opposite property."

    Great walks from the door and lovely local cafes at Kilmartin crinan and ardrishaig. Boat trip from crinan worth a go . Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Geraldine3.8Sep 2019

  • "Had a great week at Seaview, the cottage was lovely and clean, a perfect base to explore the area."

    Really appreciated the complimentary prosecco and whisky and the owner was very friendly and welcoming. We found the books and leaflets about the area very useful and there are numerous walks straight from the cottage. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Amazingly quiet and scenic location."

    Beautiful cottage with great views and great facilities. The log burner is great for a cooler evening. Easy access to Crinan and some great walks. Jacinta is the perfect host. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sea View."

    The accommodation was well thought out and maintained to a very high standard. Hosting was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The location was just where we wanted it, too, as we knew the area well and wanted to be in the centre of things.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2019

  • "Jacinta made us feel so welcome and really went the extra mile to make our stay all the more special."

    We’d definitely come back here.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was fabulous."

    Stunning views of the sea and countryside from the windows and inside very spacious with everything one could need including binoculars. The owners Jacinta and Iain have restored the farm cottage beautifully to make it feel homely and luxurious. Treats were provided including a large pot of herbs at the door. The cottage is close to Crinan and Tayvallich both gorgeous places to visit with Oban approximately 50 minutes north. Plenty to do in the area if you love walking, wildlife and water sports. Obviously, island hopping is a must. The cottage has a secret beach where you can sit in silence to admire the view and watch the sheep - bliss! What stood out was the contact with the owners, over the years, in other cottages, we've normally been left to it but this time Jacinta checked in to make sure all was perfect and to pass on her knowledge of the local area. She made sure we had everything we needed. If you wish to visit Argyll then this is certainly the place to stay? We hope one day to return.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at sea view- the cottage was immaculate and extremely comfortable and quiet."

    A perfect place to relax. Fantastic views across to Crinan. We received the warmest welcome from the owner who was extremely helpful in suggesting things to do in the local area. She also contacted us in the week having researched an activity on our behalf and my daughter got the chance to look around the farm with her. All in all we had the loveliest of stays at the cottage and really appreciated the warm welcome. We would definitely recommend it and would love to return as regulars!!

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is beautifully located with plenty of opportunities for walks nearby."

    Crinan Canal and the nearby beach is a particularly pleasant walk. The Cottage owner was very helpful to our needs, if required, although everything we could wish for was provided. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. I would have no hesitation is staying there again or recommending the cottage to anyone looking for a holiday away from it all.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2019

  • "Our hosts made every effort to ensure we had a great holiday."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    Reviewed by Josh5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything was fine and as advertised."

    The owner was lovely too which made for a great week's stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing, such friendly people beautiful cottage ."

    just perfect x

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2019

  • "The setting was very special with several walks available straight from the cottage."

    The internal decor was very well thought out, clean and comfortable. The owner, Jacinta, provided a wealth of local knowledge and suggestions of how to spend our time in the area.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    Great if you like walking or wanting to take a break in the wilderness. Hosts were fab, and we had a great time. It is a little far out, but that's what we wanted. There's a decent sized co-op in the nearby town (20min round trip) and is open a good amount of hours too along with a Tesco express and garage. Although we had a bit of a wash out with the weather was great to get away. Would recommend a visit up to Oban, Fort William and Inverary Castle. Lots of helpful hints, tips and advice in the visitor books inside the cottage. Pretty sure we'll be back soon, thanks again!

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely location with view over to the sea-loch by Crinan and a short walk down to Crinan Ferry."

    We saw roe deer, red squirrel, peregrine falcon, buzzards. Kilmartin archeological sites and museum are fantastic. Make sure to get an OS map and follow the single track roads down past places like Tayvalloch and Ardfern to find magic hideaways like Kiel’s and Aird. Spend the day on the ferry over to Islay. Lochgilphead is handy for shopping. Good cafes too numerous to mention. Oh and the cottage is comfortable and well looked after.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in stunning peaceful location."

    Jacinta & Iain the owners are lovely. Perfect location for walking right from the doorstep & also for using the car further afield. DO NOT miss the wild beavers at Barnuasglan Loch, go to the forestry car park not the wildlife centre and it’s 5 mins walk to the hide. Recommend arriving about an hour before dark. Be patient it’s worth it. Jacinta has quite a few walks noted down in the cottage all were lovely. The one into Kilmartin village especially nice. Seen lots of red deer quite close by. Red squirrels red kites the list goes on. Really recommend this cottage & the surrounding area if you want a really comfy clean cottage with lots to do near & further afield. We stayed for 2 weeks & found lots to do. Enjoy.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic location, lovely cottage and a very warm welcome and great local advice from the owner Jacinta."

    There are plenty of activities here to keep a family with teens happy, walking, cycling, exploring and good pub food in cycle distance. I would really recommend the boat trip out to Jura and through the Corryvreckan with Venture West. Skipper Sandy is full of local knowledge and made experience through the whirlpools something special. A tour of the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown is also a good option for a rainy day.

    Reviewed by Gema4.7Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage location and the cottage itself was lovely."

    A real home from home. The area is stunning. Totally relaxing break. Our host, Jacinta, was very welcoming Would go back

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2019

  • "Remote location but everything in the cottage to make for a wonderful break away."

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Mar 2019

  • "Lovely quiet location."

    Great walks from the house. Red squirrel came to nuts and could watch from the kitchen window. Hen harriers over the marshes and barn owl when we were there in March.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a such a lovely week staying at Seaview."

    The location is very remote, right by the sea and was the perfect place for us to get away from the busyness of life and enjoy some chill time. My husband and I stayed with our 1 year old and son and Jacinta was very accommodating of our little one; providing a highchair, cot, stairgate and baby cutlery/crockery. The house is beautifully decorated and very clean - the log burner was a very welcome treat after some chilly walks! Jacinta was really helpful in suggesting good walks and things to see in the area and the house is well stocked with lots of good books on local walks and historic sites. And also the odd book about cows! Staying on the farm was so nice for our little boy, being able to see cows from his window every morning! One day Iain and Jacinta were kind enough to give us a tour of the farm. We were able to see the sheep being fed, a new calf who had been born just the night before and Jacinta showed us some of the standing stones and other historic sites that are around the farm land. This was the perfect balance of spending time outdoors in the beautiful area and having some well deserved rest in a very comfortable and beautiful cottage. We would definitely go again!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Feb 2019

  • "Firstly it was so easy to use the booking system and communication was excellent from the time of booking till the end of the holiday."

    The house itself was just as stated in the description. It was really clean and comfortable and the owner Jacinta was very warm and welcoming. The house was in a perfect position for us. As keen walkers we were able to choose from a variety of walks straight from the door. We only used the car twice during our stay. It was also perfect for star gazing and visiting the wealth of ancient and historical sites. We wIll certainly recommend both the holiday cottage and Sykes to our friends and family?

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jan 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday."

    . more than expected.. warm welcome and advice from owner.. left lots of info on area and things to do.. couldn’t of asked for more. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2018

  • "This holiday was for a very much needed rest, Jacinta and Sea-view were the perfect anecdote."

    Jacinta is the best hostess, there is nothing to much trouble, to ensure your holiday is as you want it. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you would possibly need, if need be, Jacinta has the answer/knowledge to provide it. Yes had a brilliant time. Maggs & Paul

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2018

  • "A lovely cottage."

    So peaceful. Only the birdsong to break the silence. Fairly remote.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.4Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful setting with views of the bay."

    Not only is it a great place to relax, it’s also very close to historical sites, wonderful wildlife, great restaurants and pubs. If you are looking for a quiet break to recharge the batteries and enjoy nature then this is the place to come. Breathtaking scenery.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2018

  • "Lovely Holiday cottage and we were made to feel really welcome."

    Great base for exploring a really interesting area. Would definitely recommend especially if you like nature

    Reviewed by Tristan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Jacinta and Iain have created a true little treasure with their Seaview Cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    . or, rather, somewhere, because there is so much do discover in the peaceful surroundings - be it ancient stone circles inbetween mystic forests and hills (or the conserved footprint of young kings of forgotten times!) or multiple paths and trails close by. Within all this the cottage offers a cosy refugium after your outdoor days. The kitchen is excellently equipped and bunches of fresh herbs in front of the house complete the picture (and taste). Jacinta is always present and ready to help, so you will not miss a thing during your stay.

    Reviewed by Sebastian5.0Jul 2018

  • "Cottage in an ideal location to access historical sites in the Kilmartin valley ."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair & stairgate available on request
  • Off road parking for at least 2 vehicles
  • Patio area with table and chairs available
  • Storage for bicycle storage and water sporting facilitates
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Beach 15 mins walk, pub 2 miles
  • Please Note: Firewood can be purchased from the local supermarket
  • Note: between April 1st and October 31st, this property does not accept breaks under 7 nights in length.

The property

This is a unique, picturesque, semi-detached cottage with prominent indigo doors, resting on a working farm with wonderful sea views in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

A luxurious home, it comprises of two delightful spacious bedrooms sleeping up to four people, each window framing a stunning views from rural countryside on one side to the sea on the other.

The large sitting room is perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring; rest and unwind with luxury, comfy seating and listen to the crackling sound of the woodburning stove, taking in the natural encircling tranquillity.

The kitchen is fully-equipped with fine, modernised appliances and modern-day living space.

A complimentary luxury essentials and a wee bottle of Scots whisky will be waiting to welcome you to Sea View.

The cottage is situated on a working family farm, which includes sheep and cattle enjoying the large stretches of grassland, and the reed filled fields leading down to the shore, the farming calendar is always changing so no two days are the same.

There is also a secret beach that can only be reached via the farm, giving you privacy and peace to be at one with nature.

A wee guided walk around the farm if desired will introduce you to scenic viewpoints, old village ruins, birth place of the West highland terrier, and a bit more of the fascinating history and treasures of this area, this can be arranged at a suitable time during your stay if interested.

This stunning location is ideal for walkers, cyclists, golfers, kayakers, wild swimming, photographers, keen anglers, wild flower and wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers with lots of seasonal migratory land and sea birds.

Take a trip to Bellanoch Bridge at the end of the farm, sit in the bird hide or on the picnic benches and watch out for the osprey heading back to Ford after fishing on the River Add with its catch firmly gripped with its talons.

Ducks, geese, swans, herons sand martins and the playful resident family of otters unaware that they are being watched are all found here.

The long meandering River Add, which runs through the farm leads to the historic site of Dunadd where the Ancient Kings of Scotland were once crowned is a lovely peaceful walkfrom the cottage.

The Crinan Canal can be accessed from Bellanoch Bridge where you can enjoy a walk, cycle or take a drive to Crinan basin for coffee.

Visit the award winning restaurant , take in all types of seafaring vessels or go towards Lochgilphead with opportunities for refreshments at Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead and Ardishaig.

The farm is always trying to improve its green credentials and has a number of green conservation programmes in place, working with Heritage Scotland to increase the numbers of endangered butterflies such as the Marsh Fritillary by changing some farming methods.

An extensive part of the farm has just recently been planted with native woodland trees such as birch to ensure our native trees continue to be plentiful.

Some roofs on the farm are covered with solar panels to help generate environmentally friendly electric.

Crinan Ferry beach is also a designated area of special scientific interest as this area best represents the areas natural heritage in terms of plants, animals and geomorphology.

From Crinan harbour a boat trip can be organised with Venture West to the Gulf of Corryvrechan where you will be amazed by the tidal whirlpools through the passage between Isle of Jura and Scarba.

The trip usually offers great wildlife, seals, porpoise, golden eagles, minkle whales and dolphins.

Sandy will also provide information on all the small islands such as Eilean Mor, Corr Eilean, Eilean Gamhna and a wee glimpse at the hold of George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and 1984.

Moine Mhor, the gaelic name for the “Big Moss”, a national nature reserve is also nearby with its natural flora and fauna, be dazzled by the dragonflies and butterflies a plenty on this easy circular walk.

Kilmartin stands in an attractive glen, which is famous for a number of impressive historic sites, the rich legacy of our ancestors.

A climb to the top floor of Carnassarie Castle is rewarded with a magnificent view of the Glen, boasting over 350 ancient monuments available to explore, including rock carvings, standing stones and ancient burial cairns in Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscape.

A 5000 year old stone sequence is a real point of interest which can be reached without ever leaving the farm.

Follow the whisky trail, where you can take your pick with distilleries in Oban, Campbeltown, Jura and Islay all offering tours.

There is also a Gin Trail with famous gins being produced in Kintyre, Islay and Colonsoy.

Seaview-Barsloisnach is in a fascinating location with copious amounts of surrounding art and culture, a superb cottage for holidaying with family and friends.

Sea View Cottage is perfect for a bucket and spade holiday, relaxing with your favourite media gadget or a great book.

A massage from the local practitioner can be arranged to ease any aches after a hectic day exploring, before you head off to enjoy fine food in the local restaurants, hotels and inns.

So many nearby, sometimes with music by local musicians in Loch Melford, Lord of the Isles Hotel and a Scottish ceilidh can be the perfect end to an evening.

Just as enjoyable is a quiet night in at your cosy cottage, looking out at the farm animals, wildlife, shimmering sea and breath taking sunsets.

The is a secret beach that can only be reached via rough track on the farm requiring sturdy boots.

Giving you privacy and peace and at one with nature.

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About the location


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: between April 1st and October 31st, this property does not accept breaks under 7 nights in length

Please note the charging of electric vehicles are not permitted at this property