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Lilybank Cottage,

Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fully renovated 18th century whitewashed croft cottage
  • Tranquil and secluded location, surrounded by spectacular Argyll scenery
  • Sublime sea views, garden sunsets and river/hill vistas
  • This area is rich in wildlife, with seals, otters, deer and even golden eagles
  • Surrounded by a plethora of wonderful river, hill and coastal walks
  • 2.5 miles from the magnificent Kilfinan Hotel and 6 miles from Portavadie Marina
Property code: CA214

Charming country cottage sleeping six, hidden in the idyllic wilds of Argyll. Savour the exquisite flavours of Loch Fyne, revel in rare British wildlife and relax in this pure Scottish paradise.

The Cowal Peninsula is a treasure chest of unique splendour, and this delightful rural residence is one of its many bright gems. Set amidst splendid scenery at the end of a private track, as you approach you'll immediately feel the stresses of the everyday world melt away. Beach, hill, heather, river and sea, this gorgeous tine of Argyll has them all. With superb views across to Arran, Ostel Bay Beach (8.5 miles) is remote and ravishing; stop for a cream tea at Kilbride Farm Cafe. Portavadie (6 miles) is home to an impressive marina and marvellous shops, bars and eateries. Explore the sapphire waters with Fyne Sea Tours, based in Cairndow (5.5 miles); discover the multi-coloured charms of Tarbert, Arran's splendiferous delights, the seven castles of Loch Fyne, the breathtaking Burnt Isles and pretty Caladh Harbour.

Lots of love and care have been lavished on this heavenly cottage. You and your friends or family will love the traditional charm, from the old oak settles in the kitchen and hallway to the lounge's open fireplace and the south-facing, wood-lined conservatory with its semi-panoramic vistas. The double and twin downstairs bedrooms are fresh and bright; the twin has a shower room next to it. Unwind in a steaming bath before savouring delicious local seafood in the conservatory and spilling out into the garden for sunset drinks. Up a spiral staircase, the second twin bedroom offers a sweet secret den, with starlit views to lull excited minds to sleep.

Outside, find your own piece of Shangri La amidst mature trees and shrubs, woodland and river, upon wide lawns and the paved terrace or lounging on the decking as the sun sinks beyond Loch Fyne. It's a little piece of heaven.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 bathroom  with bath and WC,  1 shower room with shower and  WC
  • Double electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave/grill, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer
  • Open fire – logs included
  • Electricity included
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Telephone with an honesty box
  • Extensive private gardens and grounds, with small paved terrace, garden furniture, side wooden decking area and woodland leading down to a river
  • Unlimited driveway parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Complex of properties
  • Please note: The water supply at Lilybank is from a private supply. From time to time the water supply filters may clog and in turn affect the supply to the house. In the event of this happening drinking water and water for flushing toilets would be provided until the filters could be cleared. Also as a precaution, some bottled water will be provided for brushing teeth and drinking.
  • Restaurants, bars and shops within 6 miles

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Miss Gan Bouso, August 2019

The cottage was great it had everything we needed. The location is simply lovely.

Reviewed by Ms Macarthur, March 2019

We have stayed at Lilybank before and We enjoyed it as much as ever Long Walks,nights at the fireplace and incredibly peaceful HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Reviewed by Ms Doyle, February 2019

What a wonderful home from home. Totally isolated with a beautiful walk down to the beach. Peace and quiet galore. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable with plenty of space. Loved the conservatory - ideal for watching the wildlife! The log fire was great and plenty of logs but think the fire may need a wee overhaul (the front grate is Read morevery unstable). We had no issues with the water (or the bottled water). Plenty to do and see in the surrounding areas including the lovely marina at Portavade. We loved our stay at the cottage and are just working out when we can return - it was exactly what the doctor ordered! P and M. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Tate, November 2018

The location of the cottage was superb and the walk down to the private beach was stunning. We were left a lovely packet of biscuits as a welcome. There was a lovely range of equipment including a slow cooker and lots of nice glasses and crockery too which was fab. There wasn't a decent size chopping board which proved challenging. The cottage is lRead moreaid out beautifully with lots of quirky and interesting items to look at. The fire was a challenge to get going but once lit provided a lovley feature. The beds were really comfortable. The conservatory was beautiful and the views from the back of the cottage were stunning including the sunsets. If you can stay up late enough the stars and shooting stars are abundant. The Oystercatcher pub down the road at Otter Ferry is always amazing. My only issue with the cottage was that there were an Abundance of cobwebs in the conservatory and above / behind most of the doors. This did not spoil our holiday in any way. There was also a significant water leak from the kitchen ceiling when it rained which we mentioned to the property Manager. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Riley, October 2018

Lilybank is in a fabulously secluded location. Come here if you want peace, quiet and stunning views. It's a great size, far more spacious than it's cute appearance would suggest. It's secluded and so has no mains water, instead is supplied from its own reservoir up in a hill - whilst this sounds romantic, the water is brown and cannot be drunk or Read moreused in food preparation. It's also low pressure so the electric shower is almost useless and the second bathroom only has a bath with shower attachment - the water heater works great but you'll get one bath out of it - not ideal if there are a few of you and perhaps a few kids. The cottage is warm and cosy, I was dubious about electric storage heaters but they worked great, not so sure how they'll cope in the coldest of winter though. The open stove in the lounge looks wonderful but needs some work, was falling apart and the supplied fire guard was inadequate for this size and shape of stove. Sofa and chairs in the lounge are a bit tired so no getting too cosy and comfy on a dark evening. BT Internet is present but is all but useless as the connection drops every minute or two and when working is barely fast enough to load the most basic web pages - seclusion is great but with no phone signal to speak of it helps to able to search for places to go or google maps. Shame. All in all, I'd still recommend Lilybank - the outside space and view of Loch Fyne are beautiful! Hide

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