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Erra Loch

Bonawe near Benderloch, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 25878)

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, very peaceful surroundings but not too remote."

    Lovely comfy beds and airy light rooms. Well equipped cottage with everything you need. Dishwasher door has issue and shuts like arkwright's till in open all hour's, constant source of amusement when shutting it! Back garden overlooks the Loch where we saw eagles, seals, otters, and lots of birds, boats going by etc. Extremely beautiful setting with dark skies at night, so be prepared to go out and look at them, really amazing. House nice and warm with extra heating if need be. Really solid rustic dinning table to enjoy meals whilst over looking the Loch. Good fridge freezer. Deep bath, shower not a power shower but adequate, as water comes straight of the mountain. Comfortable settees and dads and games. Plenty of lighting too. DELIGHTFUL holiday, and Oban a few miles up the road. The loch it tidal and opens out into the sea at the Connell bridge. Plenty to see and do roundabout. We can really recommend this lovely place and will no doubt be rebooking. Downside only that we asked for two doubles but did not get them, and got twin and a double instead despite contacting owner before. Internet OK. Tv needs connecting to WiFi and Dyson cleaner did not work at all.also curtains in twin room are not attached to wall properly so they need fixing as they come off when you try to draw them. These are minor things the owner should address urgently.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "We had a great time wildlife was amazing so a couple of stags seals otters."

    Great for walking. Views amazing. The cottage was nice and clean and comfortable. Amazing views too from the garden.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2020

  • "A very well appointed home in a very scenic spot."

    The home was very clean and cosy.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean with everything provided."

    The views over the loch are wonderful & we loved watching all the boats! We felt however that the cottage needed a bit of love. There was no information about the area provided which can make a huge difference. Also the bedrooms are advertised as kink size & superking but in fact it is a king & a twin, the owner has noted that if you want a superking to phone her 24 before arrival but you don’t see this till you arrive??? We were very disappointed as the twin room was brighter & airier! So overall we were a bit underwhelmed.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "A great location for a relaxing week away."

    This was our first venture into the world since lockdown and we didn’t plan on going many places so it was the perfect location. If I was going again I’d take a supply of DVDs and books as TV reception was poor and WiFi was intermittent. Fantastic view though and we had ‘seal watch’ every day.

    Reviewed by SheonaJul 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay despite weather being mixed would recommend it to others."

    Reviewed by HowardJul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in great location."

    Peaceful location with stunning views over Loch Etive. Lots of wildlife. Was able to watch seals playing every day from our window. Cottage very clean and very well equipped. There was nothing we needed that was not there . Plenty of DVD's and games to keep kids amused .A few repairs needing done but nothing major that affected our holiday . We were sorry to leave and would definitely recommend this cottage and indeed we will be rebooking at some point in the future .

    Reviewed by RosemaryMar 2020

  • "It was our third time at Erra loch and each time we visit we love it but noticed ..."

    It was our third time at Erra loch and each time we visit we love it but noticed this time it needed a little TLC although very remote it is set on a little housing estate but is very quiet and the neighbours are very friendly saw otters in the loch below and seals everything you need for a quiet Scottish holiday it is quite a long drive back to the main road but a beautiful drive about 20mins that is to any restaurants etc if you want nightlife not the one for you

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2019

  • "Reluctantly heading back home after a wonderful stay in a delightful cottage overlooking the loch."

    A lovely welcome pack making all the difference after a long drive. Stunning scenery and very fortunate to be visited by a family of otters, a golden eagle and fly past of a sea eagle! This cottage is in easy distance of Ben Nevis of which we were fortunate to summit due fo mild temperatures. Really couldn't fault our stay and would highly recommend to those looking for a truly relaxing break. Don't forget to pack your binoculars!

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, with everything we needed."

    We all loved having the loch at the end if the garden and saw lots of wildlife and the scenery was stunning.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "Bonawe and Erra Loch was exactly what i was looking for as a keen shore and boat fisherman, Bonawe a quite and peaceful little place with fishing just a walk to the bottem of the garden and down a few steps Erra Loch is a lovely cottage with everything you need, it was clean and tidey all the way through plus one of the biggest dvd libraries i have seen."

    As for the boat fishing Doug at TFC Boats at Tynuilt sorted us out was perfect £100 for selfdrive boat 8am to 5pm fuel included. Now as for Sykes cottages well done they found me the best holiday i couldn't have asked for any better THANKS SYKES. From Mr Roy Kerrigan.

    Reviewed by RoyJun 2018

  • "Beautiful spot , very peaceful."

    Lovely garden for the dog .

    Reviewed by JacquiJun 2018

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Erra Loch, the weather was superb, and in general the accommodation was very good, the only things I would point out was the lawn was not mowed which was disappointing , there was no excuse for not cutting as the weather was so good, and on the Wednesday the television remote stopped working so we couldn't watch television, we left a note for the owner."

    That said it is a beautiful place to stay.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2018

  • "The cottage is in a brillant location garden over looks the loch and the drive ..."

    The cottage is in a brillant location garden over looks the loch and the drive in and out around the loch is a brill drive, and the cottage was clean and got all the bits you need for a comable stay nabouirs was very friendly is a brill place for a holiday

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2018

  • "Great cottage."

    Well equipped. Stunning views.

    Reviewed by JacquelineApr 2018

  • "A small but perfectly situated cottage which is modern, clean and well equipped."

    The views were stunning with snow capped hills and seals in the water at the end of the garden. The surrounding neighbours were helpful and friendly. The one criticism I would mention is the lack of control over the heating system, although there are alternative sources of heat. It would have been nice to have had the radiators on when we wanted to.

    Reviewed by KatrinaFeb 2018

  • "Lovely property, well maintained."

    Ideal location for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. House has everything you could need and the beds are really comfy. Definitely be back!

    Reviewed by JillianJan 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable peaceful cottage - everything you need is there from tin opener, all cooking utensils etc - great scenery around & would use again !"

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2017

  • "Fantastic week totally chilled with days out here and there."

    View were spectacular from the cottage. Only downside was the 10 miles of single track road to and from the cottage but you do get used to it and it wouldn,t put me off booking it again.

    Reviewed by DouglasSep 2017

  • "It was the loveliest self catering cottage we have stayed in the area although ..."

    It was the loveliest self catering cottage we have stayed in the area although remote all the cottage facilities beautifully presented with all the homely touches could not fault it do have booked for next year

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2017

  • "A wood burning stove would complete the cottage"

    Reviewed by AlistairMar 2017

  • "The cottage was perfectly located for a get away in the highlands."

    It was a bit of a drive to get to it, but well worth the journey. The beauty of the whole place was breathtaking with the mountains at the front and the Loch to the rear. There was lots of opportunities for walking in the area and a shortish drive to Oban to restock on food etc. The Cottage was immaculate and it had all the facilities necessary for a break away. Lots of DVDs for the quiet night in and a nice selection of games in the upstairs bedroom.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2017

  • "Thought we should have known there were other cottages in the Culde sac, the photo only showed the two together, so that was a bit deceiving."

    The cottage was basic, but very clean and comfortable. There were not any cleaning products for cleaning the bathroom or kitchen, something that might be worth thinking about.

    Reviewed by MoragSep 2016

  • "The cottape was a real home away from home."

    It was deceptively spacious and the view from the windows and garden was spectacular. We were lucky enough to watch otters playing at night outside the window and the opportunity to take our Kayaks and paddled on the Loch was fantastic. We loved the location, the locals and the view. For relaxation or sport this coinage is perfect.

    Reviewed by GailAug 2016

  • "There were beautiful views from the living room and kitchen windows."

    It is a comfortable house with all the amenities that we required and very comfortable beds, couch and chairs.

    Reviewed by FrancesJul 2016

  • "Fantastic Cottage and an excellent host."

    Reviewed by EdwardMar 2016

  • "The house was lovely and in the most perfect setting, with views looking out to mountains in front and overlooking the Loch at the back."

    The winding road leading to the house ran alongside the Loch which meant we had to keep stopping to admire the views of water surrounded by snow capped mountains. The house itself was excellent, very warm, clean and well furnished. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and hope to go back soon.

    Reviewed by GMar 2016

  • "The cottage felt like a home away from home."

    The owners had thought of every little thing you could possibly need. The views were amazing and I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to my friends and family.

    Reviewed by BeatrixAug 2015

  • "The cottage was perfect and the owner went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by JazmineMay 2015

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The property

Benderloch 8 miles.

A semi-detached cottage located in the hamlet of Bonawe, on the north shore of Loch Etive in Argyllshire.

An ideal base for couples, families or friends looking for a quiet retreat in the middle of truly spectacular scenery.

A lovely cottage providing modern accommodation with two comfortable bedrooms upstairs, one of which is a super king-size double that can be set up as a twin if desired, the other a king-size double.

Downstairs is a bathroom, a sitting room with a dining area, which has a fantastic view over the loch, and a kitchen with a door to the rear garden.

Relax in the garden with a refreshing drink and enjoy dining alfresco using the BBQ, whilst enjoying amazing south-facing views across Loch Etive, or enjoy fishing from your very own back garden.

The local area is ideal for walking, cycling or fishing, and if you are feeling more adventurous then try swimming or kayaking on Loch Etive.

The village of Benderloch is eight miles away and has a grocer and a cafe, with several hotels and restaurants within a short drive.

There are many attractions in the surrounding areas with the bustling town of Oban only 14 miles away offering an interesting and busy day out, as well as ferry crossings to the Inner Hebrides visiting Iona, Mull, Jura, Coll and Tiree.

A fabulous cottage to be enjoyed at any time of the year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating with storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 miles
  • Note: This cottage has a private water supply
  • Note: There is direct access to the loch, which is fenced and gated.

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About the location


Oban 7 miles.

The village of Benderloch lies on the north side of Loch Etive in the West Highlands of Scotland, and forms part of the Lynn of Lorn National Scenic Area. Next to the coast and surrounded by spectacular scenery and views, Benderloch is served by a general store and two restaurants, a tea room and also boasts a Nature Reserve and forest walks. A short drive north is Castle Stalker, dramatically rising out of the water and well worth a visit, while Ardchattan Priory Garden, dating back to the 13th century, has neutral soil and a temperate climate, which allow many fascinating species to grow. With the busy town of Oban only 7 miles to the south and the Inner Hebrides only a ferry ride away, there is much to see and do in this beautiful part of Scotland.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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