Views towards the property
Lounge with log burner
Dining area
Double Bedroom
Twin Room
Bathroom
Utility/Shower Room
Enjoy a coffee in the garden
Plenty room to run around
Large garden area
Boat Trips
Countryside views
Beach getaway
Unspoilt beaches
Beautiful countryside
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Gingerbread House

Lochgilphead (7mls S), Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Exquisite Victorian stone property, likened to a fairy tale ‘Gingerbread House’
  • Situated to nearby Lochgilphead which has a range of amenities including shops, bike hire and a swimming pool
  • Fantastic landscape views from the property, making this a wonderful countryside retreat
Property code: AG577

A remarkable Victorian stone holiday home, with its pointed roof profile and overhanging eaves is likened to a fairy tale ‘Gingerbread House’, is ideally situated close by to the town of Lochgilphead. Explore the nearby Crinan Canal, the 200 year old waterway where you can either sail or walk and cycle alongside. After working up an appetite, you can taste the local seafood at one of the restaurants nearby. For the more adventurous, Knapdale Forest is just six miles away and is known for its panoramic views and wildlife as well plenty of trails to explore. There is plenty of history in this area and you can visit Kilmartin House Museum or search for scenery covered relics of prehistoric Scotland, such as stone circles, chambered cairns and sculptured stones. After enjoying all of the area’s offerings you can make your way back to the property and enjoy the views over the open countryside and Kilmartin Glen.

After entering the property, you will be welcomed into the beautifully presented lounge with its large bay window and cosy wood burner. There is also a small Freeview TV, DVD and Hi-Fi which makes this a great room to unwind in after exploring the local area. The kitchen comes equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen also houses a woodburner and the dining table making it the hub of the house. The utility area is on the ground floor and benefits from a double-sized shower enclosure, washbasin and WC. Once the night has drawn in, the stairs lead you to the bedrooms. The first a splendid double bedroom with a four poster bed and the second is a spacious twin bedroom. The main bathroom is also located on the first floor and is equipped with a bath with shower attachment, WC and two handbasins.

Heading outside, there is a large, south facing and private garden which is well-maintained and has the welcome addition of garden furniture and BBQ, making alfresco dining a must!

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double four poster and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 bathroom with bath and shower attachment and a shower room on the ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and dishwasher
  • Wood burner in the lounge (a starter supply of solid fuel included, further fuel can be purchased locally)
  • Wood burner in the kitchen
  • Electric heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Pub and restaurant in the village of Kilmartin 1 mile, shops 7 miles away but free delivery is available from the local supermarket
  • Small TV, DVD and Hi-Fi
  • BBQ available
  • Please note that due to the age and character of the property there may be some spiders, cobwebs and bats. However, rest assured the property will be cleaned for each and every changeover.
  • Please note that the Kilmartin museum will reopen at the end of spring 2023
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

April McKillop

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Miriam, 14th October 2023

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Lovely place to stay in a beautiful setting. Lots of space, great fires, well equipped and could have spent another week at least there!!

Reviewed by Lisa, 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Martin, 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Neil, 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Holger, 22nd July 2023

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Reviewed by Stuart, 17th June 2023

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Overall we had a great time. Beautiful scenery enhanced by beautiful weather.

Reviewed by Angie, 3rd June 2023

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Gingerbread House is a lovely cottage in a fantastic location

Reviewed by Andy, 6th May 2023

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Nice location for exploring a really interesting part of Scotland. Standing stones and a chambered cairn just a few hundred yards up the road. Ancient cup and ring markings on rocks a short drive away. Stunning scenery, lots of wildlife, castles. Plenty to do!

Reviewed by Christine, 15th October 2022

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Very comfortable and pleasant property for a holiday. The cottage is roomy but cosy. A lovely spot to stay and ideal for those interested in history and archaeology. Plenty of lovely places to walk and learn about the environment.

Reviewed by Jonathan, 6th August 2022

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A lovely cottage in a fantastic location: lots of interesting things to see and places to walk nearby. We had a very comfortable week, with lots of space within the house and its garden. The only negative is that the kitchen is not a "cook's kitchen", although very well equipped there is not much storage for groceries or in the fridge and the hob iRead mores slow to warm up. Hide

Reviewed by Andreas, 18th June 2022

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We absolutely fell in love with the Cottage. The Cottage is very old but gave us a feeling of being home. The views surrounding the Cottage are beautiful and the peace and quietness of the Cottage are priceless.

Reviewed by Jonathan, 11th June 2022

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Views towards the property
Lounge with log burner
Dining area
Double Bedroom
Twin Room
Bathroom
Utility/Shower Room
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Location

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1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.