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Drover's Way

Kilmartin, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 2758)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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75 Customer Reviews

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

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

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2021

  • "The cottage was better than expected."

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

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage as described."

    Welcoming host. Easy arrival and key collection.

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2021

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

    Reviewed by TimothyAug 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by SamuelJul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by HazelJul 2021

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

    Lovely owners also, very happy

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by EwaMay 2021

  • "On arrival Elspeth was very welcoming."

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

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, and faultless."

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

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "Spectacular scenery Amazing wild life ."

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

    Reviewed by RonaldSep 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by F VincentJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with views of the Loch."

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

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Wonderful location close to a beautiful Loch."

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

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by WietzeMay 2019

  • "Great little cottage in a beautiful location."

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

    Reviewed by AlasdairOct 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by DeberahSep 2018

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

    Owners really nice and recommended some good places to visit .

    Reviewed by AllisonAug 2018

  • "A quiet beautiful place to stay."

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

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2018

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

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2018

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

    Perfect for kids too. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by JakeMay 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2017

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

    Reviewed by GailSep 2017

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

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

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2017

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Peace and tranquility.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2016

  • "It was well equipped and off the beaten track so it was quiet."

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2016

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and the area was beautiful and interesting."

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2015

  • "The property is in a beautiful location, very quiet and tranquil."

    It was a great place to get away from it all and explore the local area!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2015

  • "The cottage was excellent and the welcome and hospitality provided by the hosts was superb."

    The peace and tranquillity made this a restful and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2015

  • "A beautiful, peaceful, private location with wonderful views along & across Loch Awe."

    There were many varied and interesting opportunities to explore from this location by foot, bicycle, car & boat. The cottage was very comfortable, superbly equipped and beautifully decorated. The friendly and welcoming owners of the property lived nearby and were very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife.

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2015

  • "Beautiful countryside with lots to do and see."

    Cosy, well equipped and comfortable cottage with stunning views over Loch Awe, including lovely sunsets - so peaceful!

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2014

  • "A real home away from home, the cottage was perfectly furnished with everything we could wish for and more."

    Books, DVD's and games for all ages. Very comfortable, great bedding, very clean and welcoming. The owners are very friendly and ready to give advice if needed, although very discreet.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2014

  • "The house was well equipped, and the scenery was fantastic."

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2013

  • "Lovely, well kept cottage in a beautiful area."

    Friendly, helpful but non-intrusive owner. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2013

  • "The views from the property are superb."

    It was a very relaxing place to stay.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2013

  • "The history of the surrounding area was very interesting."

    The scenery around the lochs were spectacular and the views from the cottage were fantastic. The peace and quiet at the cottage was unrivalled, just the sound of the nearby waterfall.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2013

  • "The location is very special."

    It is a quiet place in very beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by JoseJun 2013

  • "A warm, comfortable cottage and welcoming owners."

    Very peaceful, off the beaten track which suited us very well. Many places of interest within a reasonable distance.

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2013

  • "The cottage was the perfect place to return to after a day of walking or sightseeing."

    Clean, comfortable and with the log burner - extremely cosy! Beautiful views of the Loch and the chickens in the garden made our stay even better!

    Reviewed by StellaFeb 2012

  • "The cottage became home fairly soon,and the views are just stunning every corner you take it takes your breath away."

    Definitely a beautiful part of Scotland, worth to go back to see more.

    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2011

  • "A lovely peaceful location and the surrounding area is absolutely stunning."

    Reviewed by JSep 2011

  • "The cottage was a real home from home."

    There were flowers in a vase, biscuits and fresh eggs waiting for us when we arrived. The information pack was very helpful, as were the various leaflets of local attractions. We felt that it was good value for money. The whole process of choosing the right cottage and booking was uncomplicated.

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2011

  • "Cottage was beautiful and extremely child friendly, the views were amazing and was lovely to have an enclosed/safe outdoor space for the little one to run around."

    Not forgetting our new found friends - the 4 chickens.

    Reviewed by StacyAug 2011

  • "The scenery, solitude and walking."

    Our accommodation was wonderful, a real home from home. The holiday was perfect.

    Reviewed by PascalApr 2011

  • "We wanted seclusion and we most definitely got it ~ a fabulous break for us ~ our own personal paradise!"

    Reviewed by SallyJan 2011

  • "A wonderful holiday!"

    The cottage was very clean and nicely furnished. Very kind and helpful owners. Beautiful area with views from the windows. Perfect for those who like peace and calmness. We hope to go back later this spring!

    Reviewed by BeataDec 2010

  • "Quiet location - a get away from it all holiday!"

    Accommodation superb with lots of little surprise gifts given by the owners - free range eggs, basket of biscuits, bottled water, bed to die for - the best we have slept in. A 'home from home'.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2010

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    The location was superb, very quiet and peaceful. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. This is the nicest cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2010

  • "We love the area and this cottage is perfect to either stay in and enjoy the lovely views or come back to after a day spent exploring."

    The cottage is just what we were looking for and we have stayed twice this year. Perfect.

    Reviewed by NoreenSep 2010

  • "The cottage was outstanding, better than we hoped."

    The owners were helpful but left us to our own devices. All in all a great holiday in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by SamAug 2010

  • "Loved the location of the cottage, right in the middle of everything we wanted to see in Scotland."

    Set on a beautiful loch, the cottage itself just perfect, very beautiful and up to high standards. Lovely and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by PatrycjaJul 2010

  • "We loved it!"

    Mt boys would like to go back to Drover's Way and to Loch Awe - rowing and fishing!

    Reviewed by KristinaJul 2010

  • "The cottage was really lovely, a proper home and had everything we needed."

    It was better than the pictures! The location was remote but we got used to it and enjoyed the peacefulness. We loved the area and all the activities we did.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2010

  • "Peaceful with beautiful views."

    Being lucky with having weather helped a lot!

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2010

  • "The cottage was tastefully furnished, very clean and well-equipped."

    We loved the wood burning stove. The location was tranquil and the scenery beautiful, just a few minutes walk from Loch Awe. There were a lot of activities and sights to see in the local area. We particularly enjoyed the horse riding lesson.

    Mrs McEwenMar 2010

  • "The property is done to an excellent standard with everything you could ever want or need."

    Reviewed by NFeb 2010

  • "A very comfortable cottage with lovely owners."

    We had an excellent time and will definitely be returning there in the near future.

    Reviewed by KirstyDec 2009

  • "Cottage and location were excellent."

    Very quiet retreat. No good if you want to socialise as its 8 miles to nearest pub! Perfect holiday for us though, great for walking, resting, peace and quiet!

    Reviewed by JackyNov 2009

  • "Warm, cosy, elevated quaint cottage with loch views, ideal location to explore Argyll & Bute - 10/10 - I would highly recommend this cottage time and time again."

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2009

  • "There is nothing about the place that we could fault."

    The view is excellent. There is a lot of walks that can be done in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2009

  • "The cottage had everything required to make our holiday perfect."

    It had been renovated to a very high standard while skill keeping it's original character. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The views from the cottage were stunning especially in the evening when the sun was setting over the Loch. We would definitely stay at this lovely location again.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2009

  • "Everything was brilliant."

    We enjoyed our holiday so much.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2009

  • "Peaceful surroundings, owners were discreet but available & very friendly."

    Very warm welcome on arrival. An excellent base for exploring mid-Argyll with many places of interest within easy reach. The views from the decking were superb!!

    Reviewed by James & JulieAug 2009

  • "I would highly recommend this lovely cottage to friends and family."

    It had everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. The rooms were bright and fresh and it was extremely well equipped. The views were beautiful. We enjoyed this area very much and hope to visit again soon. Thank you.

    Mrs WestJul 2009

  • "Everything was beautiful, we felt like we were at home, the hosts were very friendly!"

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2009

  • "Owners extremely friendly."

    Decoration of property excellent throughout. Property warm and comfortable. Extremely pleased with accommodation. Property isolated but this was the beauty of it and the surrounding scenery was superb. Blissful peace!! Will definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2009

  • "Scenic location, lovely cottage, wildlife, fishing, pony trekking, local walks."

    Reviewed by EileenMay 2009

  • "If you want a get away from it all holiday this is the cottage for you."

    All the fixtures and fittings, also furnishings, are of the highest standard and we had no negatives with the cottage, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2009

  • "Gorgeous, immaculate cottage, just newly refurbished throughout - we were only the second guests - what a treat."

    Lovely lovely views too which were also a nice surprise! The hosts were lovely.

    Reviewed by CatrionaApr 2009

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The property

Kilmartin 11 miles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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