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Kilmartin View

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely bungalow, clean and comfortable in such a tranquil setting."

    Walks right on the doorstep and lots to see and do just a short car drive away. Our family had a lovely time exploring the area and ventured on ferry to isle Gigha for picnic and day out. We had our dog with us which made for a lovely family spring break week. Thanks to Jess & Ian for being friendly and accommodating hosts.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2024

  • "Just had a fabulous week's holiday at Kilmartin View with a couple of friends."

    Table beautifully set on our arrival along with a welcome bottle of wine and miniature whisky. Jacinta lives nearby and is a friendly helpful owner answering any texted enquiries promptly.The porch was great for our dirty boots and the 2nd fridge with small freezer came in useful. The cottage is perfectly placed for visiting the sites in Kilmartin Glen and beyond. Whilst we had our own maps and guides with us Jacinta has also provided a range of resources for the local area which was great when when we cycled and our friends took the car. There are a pair of binoculars to borrow too for the abundent wildlife. We chose to cycle for the majority of our exploring, the roads are quiet and we found that traffic gave us plenty of space. It was great to have the shed for our cycles. Historic sites in the area are well signed.The scenery in the area is wonderful and uncrowded. Comfy beds, cozy cottage, pub nearby serving tasty meals, what's not to like? Would love to come back

    Reviewed by Val5.0Oct 2023

  • "Kilmartin View was a lovely place to stay in a beautiful area and Jacinta was really helpful in recommending some great places to visit."

    Look forward to staying there again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a fantastic week's stay at Kilmartin View."

    Situated in stunning scenery, the property is like a Tardis inside ! Everything you need, laid out to make the most of the space. The rooms are immaculate. And Jacinta is a gem - so warm and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble. We have holidayed in this area for nearly 15 years. This was our first time at Kilmartin View, but we will be back

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2023

  • "We would thoroughly recommend Kilmartin View."

    It is a very comfortable property maintained to a high specification. The owner is extremely welcoming and helpful. The property is excellently situated for exploring Kilmartin Glen and the surrounding area

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Second time at Kilmartin View and was just as amazing as last year."

    There was still so much more to do in the local area, as well as enjoy the beautiful view of Kilmartin Glen itself again, this time with added lambs and calves. Would recommend this to anyone!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were delighted with our accommodation at Kilmartin View."

    We had been mulling over a few other alternatives before we booked this holiday home and were so glad we chose this one. The location is perfect with superb views from the windows and it is ideally placed for exploring. There are maps and leaflets provided to help decide on the many options available for trips, and Jacinta (owner) was very friendly and helpful with tips on where to go. A lot of thought has been invested in the interior decor and it was a really lovely place to return to after a day out. Its low key exterior belies what is within! We would definitely book again if we return to the area and would recommend to anyone. We had such a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely lodge surrounded by stunning country side and ancient historical sites."

    Great walks direct from the property or just a few miles drive away. The property is comfortable and quirky with lovely retro chique touches.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2023

  • "Superb location, beautifully finished and comfortable lodge, very helpful and friendly hosts, could not have had a better trip."

    So many places to visit within an hour of the property, not to mention being in the heart of historic Kilmartin. Just book you wont be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, brilliant location and very helpful and attentive owner."

    No superlative is too much for this place. I have already booked my next visit!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2023

  • "From the minute we stepped into Kilmartin View we fell in love with it."

    The decor is immaculate, cleanliness and comfort first rate. Kilmartin View had everything we needed and more. It's in an ideal spot for touring Argyll and Bute which is stunning. We met our hostess who was very warm and welcoming. A extremely lovely lady. She was very knowledgeable about the area and advised on places to go. I cannot praise this place enough and would highly recommend Kilmartin View to anyone. We were sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by Gladys5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything about Kilmartin View was spot on and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    It is based in such a great location to explore Argyll. We have been visiting family in Kilmartin/Slockavullin for years and never tire of the amazing scenery and the beauty of Scotland. This is our first stay at Kilmartin View, but most certainly won't be our last :)

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay , the chalet is beautifully furnished and very comfortable ."

    The perfect choice to explore this lovely part of Scotland. Thank you Jess.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Kilmartin View and would definitely love to return some time as there is plenty more to do in the area (maybe when the Museum reopens)."

    The cabin is beautifully presented and has everything you would need; the owners are friendly and full of local knowledge and suggestions; the Glen is both scenic and fascinating, with so much to see from walking out the door, but also conveniently located to go a bit further afield by car; and, it's a lovely short walk past the cairns to the welcoming Kilmartin Hotel for a pint or a meal out.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved this house."

    It was so welcoming when we arrived, Jacinta had left such wonderful little touches that made it so special. The house itself is in its own large garden with grass, great for the dog, and a seating area out front. From the garden you can see some of the burial cairns the glen is so known for, amazing. The open plan living, dining, kitchen is great, comfortable and well equipped. The Wi-Fi is really good. The bathroom is large with a great shower stall. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated, the mattress wasn’t the comfiest for us, but that’s personal choice. Jacinta was so helpful and friendly throughout the visit. There are so many walks from the door, very accessible, and lots more within a few minutes drive. We hope to come back! Lochgilphead has a great butcher, fishmonger, supermarkets and lovely little gift shops.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Aug 2022

  • "A fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    The owners have thought of everything. The most well equipped holiday home I’ve ever stayed in. Didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Jenefer5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a find, lovely cabin in a quiet and relaxing location."

    Perfect base for exploring Argyll. The hosts are very welcoming and have given much attention to detail in the cabin, resulting in a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. Our staffy also enjoyed his stay here, and local walks. Thank you, and we look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2022

  • "Kilmartin View sits at the top of Kilmartin Glen in among the Cairns where Scotland was born over five thousand years ago."

    Who wouldn’t want to stay in this atmospheric place in a cute little cottage with easy access to it all?

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "Book this !"

    ! It is an amazing place to stay in a wonderful location. Very well designed and everything you need. Beautiful views to wake up to each morning and gorgeous furnishings. A nice walk to the local pub that has fantastic food too. Great historical sites nearby and good for countryside and very close to coast too. Brilliant host with great recommendations and tons of tourist info too. Amazing stay!!! Thank you Jacinta. The lodge is outstanding overall

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Kilmartin View is an absolute treasure, I have stayed in many cottages and they don't usually meet my cleanliness standard this one did."

    The house is beautifully furnished and the hosts are very welcoming. Lots of information is provided about local places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and cannot recommend it highly enough. Its location is amazing.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a fabulous place - surrounded by exquisite countryside, nature and history (ancient monuments)."

    Jacinta and Iain were wonderful hosts with lots of help and information, a chat and a cheery wave. The property was secluded, quiet, homely, well furnished and warm. The beds were the comfiest we've ever encountered on holiday and an abundance of hot water and heating. Cannot fault this holiday location, owners or property IN ANY WAY and would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a central location to the abundant historical sites and stunning locations in the Heart of Argyll. We could have done with another month to start even scratching the surface of the places of interest and would have enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2021

  • "A good location for travelling the west coast, plenty of local walks, great views, very peaceful."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is located within a breathtaking glen."

    A truly stunning environment to get away from it all. Jacinda has taken every effort to ensure that the cottage is stocked with all necessary items....and it's so much more spacious inside than it looks on the outside due to very clever layout. She was extremely friendly and welcoming and very knowledgable about the local area. I really hope we get to return to kilmartin again one day. Thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2021

  • "We would highly recommend Kilmartin View as a base for exploring this historic region."

    There are so many ancient monuments within walking distance of the cottage. It’s also a great base for the many beaches & castles that can be explored in Kintyre and in north west Argyll, along with the many wonderful islands off the west coast. Crinan canal also provides an excellent point for many easy walks, this property is ideal for dog owners. The property owner, Jacinta & Iain, have thought of everything to make a week away at Kilmartin View as comfortable and as helpful as possible. The local tips for places to visit and for cafes, good value restaurants and water sports activities were all very welcome and spot on, just a shame we never had time to try them all! All in all this is a very good place for a weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had an excellent holiday at Kilmartin View."

    The hosts are super helpful and the cabin is very comfortable. It is positioned well - with all the bronze age monuments around and about with plenty to do elsewhere - you can have a mixture of country and sea side here (although beaches are a car ride away). We had something to do every day. It is set in a beautiful Glen. The only recommendations for change would be to provide a BBQ and if there was a gate on the entrance as it is not currently secure for a dog with the entrance being open. We parked the car across the entrance which worked for us but if you have a dog who actively escapes you might have a job on your hands. However, small points on a very fun holiday

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was really lovely and comfortable and Jacinta couldn't have been more helpful."

    We had a fantastic week in our home from home.

    Reviewed by Crispin5.0Jun 2021

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  • All-single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, wine cooler, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Front patio with seating and lawned area
  • Bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 1 miles

The property

Kilmartin View is a beautifully reimagined lodge located just outside the village of Kilmartin, perfect for families, couples and individual's who want to delve deeper into Argyll and Bute and all it has to offer and of course the hidden gems.

The lodge is located on a working farm sheep and beef cattle, with ample parking and a wee shed.

The large patio with table and chairs is a perfect spot to enjoy your favourite refreshment in this mystical atmospheric glen with far reaching views of the countryside.

There is a warm welcoming space just inside the front door for coats, hats and footwear, which leads into the vestibule where you will find plenty of information on the area, a wine fridge and a space for extra shopping or space for a dog bed.

Through the door is a large open plan living are, featuring an-ample equipped kitchen, a sociable dining table for group meals, and an inviting lounge, which sits a large corner sofa, TV and reading chair, all thoughtfully decorated in a bright space.

Take your pick between the gorgeous three bedrooms, with plenty of storage, comprising a double, twin and a single, each window framing magical views of the countryside.

Serving the bedrooms is a fabulous shower room which houses sleek furnishings and a spacious walk in shower, ideal for a refreshing morning rinse.

This idyllic countryside is perfect for walkers, cyclists, golfers, kayakers, wild swimming, paddle boarding photographers, keen anglers, wildflower and wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers offering lots of seasonal and migratory land and sea birds.

Kilmartin View stands in a most attractive glen, which is famous for a number of impressive historical sites, the rich legacy from our ancestors.The many layers of history that this glen has to offer can be found on your doorstep, make your way to Netherlargie burial cairn.

Gaze at the Nether Largie, the huge five standing stones, there are many theories behind their existence, its most possible that they formed a lunar observatory which marks where the moon will rise and set in its cycle.

Further along, a 5000 year old stone sequence called Temple Wood is a real point of interest.

The Rock art in this glen is fascinating its like an open air theatre with the cup and ring markings and the recently significant discovery of Deer Antlers carved into the rock approx between 3,000 to 5,000 years old, also the first animal rock art to be found in Scotland.

Make your way to Kilmartin Village and view Medieval Stones housed in the graveyard and evidence of the knights of the templar being active in this area.Further along is the more recent 16th century Carnassarie Castle, climb to the top and take in views of the whole of the Glen from its imposing position.

The meandering River ADD runs through the farm and its possible to walk or drive to the historic site of Dunadd, there is an impressive footprint carved into rock at the top where the kings were once crowned.

Take a trip to the bird hide at Bellanoch bridge and watch out for the Osprey heading back to its nest with its catch after fishing on the River Add, Ducks, Geese, Swans, herons, whimbrels, sand martins, Oyster Catchers and the playful family of Otters can be found here.

From Bellanoch Bridge, you can access the Crinan Canal, Britain's most Beautiful shortcut”where you can walk, or cycle to Crinan canal basin for coffee.

An award winning restaurant is nearby, with further opportunities for refreshments and food at Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead, and Ardrishaig.

Visit the beavers at Knapdale forest, book an evening walk to see these creatures that come out at dusk constructing their lodges from trees, creating damns and shaping the environment around them.

Our farm is always trying to improve its green credentials, at present we are working with Heritage Scotland to increase the number of endangered butterflies such as the Marsh Fritillary by changing some farming methods, also a large woodland project planting more native trees which are less harmful to the Environment.

Within easy reach is the soft sands at Crinan Ferry beach, enjoy a day out here, this is a designated area of special scientific interest as it best represents the areas natural heritage in terms of plants, animals and geomorphology.

Enjoy a coastal trip from Crinan harbour 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, you may also see seals, porpoise, golden eagles, minke whales and dolphins, Sandy as your skipper is very knowledgeable and will point out the small islands and their history on your adventure, you will also get a glimpse of the house of George Orwell famous author of the books Animal farm and 1984.

Visit our National Nature reserves such as Taynish a remarkable northern rainforest, or nearer to your cottage is Mhoine Mhor the Gaelic name for Big Moss, with its natural flora and fauna, be dazzled by the dragonflies, there is plenty of suitable trials for all the family and picnic benches in these Nature Reserves.

Visit the many Glorious gardens in this area, the colours are a feast for the eyes and the aroma in the Gardens is just magnificent and always changing.

Take the new route 66 to Campbelltown,via the quaint fishing village of Tarbert, visit Gin distilleries and Whisky distilleries on your journey as well as the famous Westport surfing beach.

Another worth while visit is exploring Loch Awe.where you will finally end up at Dalmally, Visit Cruachan Power station, a marvel of modern engineering in a breath taking location on the slopes of Ben Cruachan.

St Conans Church nearby has been voted by Architects in Scotland as one of the top ten buildings in Scotland over 100 years old.Kilchurn castle is also in this area and is one of thee most photographed castles in Scotland.

If you fancy hill climbing and more scenic areas visit Glencoe.

There are a lot of activities at Glencoe such as mountain biking, and Munro bagging.

Take a chair lift to the top at Glencoe resort and enjoy the stunning views, of course during the winter months enjoy a day skiing on the mountains.

Don't miss Ben Nevis further along, Ben Nevis the highest mountain in Great Britain follow the road back to Kilmartin view via Oban.

There is great opportunity at Kilmartin View to book a trip to our Local Islands, Jura, Islay, Luing, Kerrera Easdale, Gigha, Arran Mull and Iona are all possible for a fantastic day trip.

The area is no strangers to film crews, with two James Bond Movies film in the area, Downtown Abbey and East Enders episodes filmed in the area to name a few.

Finally whilst on Vacation you may prefer to make Reservations for meals instead of cooking, Oban is the seafood capital of Scotland.There are many excellent restaurants, coffee shops and a farm shop near the cottage.

Kilmartin hotel is just one mile away.

Enjoy all this unique area has to offer from the peaceful location of Kilmartin View where the fabulous sun rises, sun sets, bird chorus and Scottish hospitality will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Kilmartin Glen 5 miles; Crinan 7 miles; Kilmartin 8.5 miles; Inveraray 24 miles; Oban 37 miles

Located at the top end of Loch Gilp, which opens from the much larger Loch Fyne, the town of Lochgilphead was originally designed as a planned town. Founded towards the end of the 18th century and following on from the opening of the road from Inverary to Campbeltown, Lochgilphead grew and developed after the nearby Crinan Canal was opened, thus improving connectivity across the peninsula. Today Lochgilphead is a popular tourist spot with a variety of shops, cafes and bars. The surrounding scenery on all sides is beautiful and there are many scenic drives to be had to Inverary with its jail and castle and Crinan with the famous canal. Kilmartin Glen is one of Scotland’s richest landscapes with over 800 historic monuments, cairns, standing stones and circles, and rock art dating back over 5000 years! Visit the Kilmartin museum, an internationally acclaimed archaeology museum and uncover the area's mesmerising history. Lochgilphead and the surrounding area also play host to many festivals throughout the year and whether your preference is for music, food or Highland games, there will be something for everyone here.

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