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Shore Cottage - Castleton,

Castleton, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming family cottage on the banks of Loch Fyne
  • Share an al fresco picnic on the shoreline
  • Light the wood burner and relax in its gentle warmth
  • An abundance of wildlife inhabits the area
  • Enjoy towpath walks along the tranquil Crinan Canal
  • Hike the ancient landscape at Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve
Property code: CA302

A pretty two-bedroom waterside cottage in a peaceful location, perfectly positioned to explore the rugged landscape and quaint villages of the Scottish Highlands.

With a nine-hole golf course and public swimming pool, the thriving town of Lochgilphead (3 miles) has friendly stores, restaurants serving freshly caught seafood and pubs offering a range of local whiskies and ales. Hop in the saddle for a scenic ride through Kilmichael Forest and Loch Glashen (9 miles) along forest trails for stunning views across the water. Ramble through Knapdale Forest (10 miles) following woodland trails in search of its resident colony of beavers, explore the atmospheric ruins of the abandoned village of Arichonan (11 miles) or hike the Dunardry Trail (7 miles) to the summit of An Croach Mor for panoramic views across the Argyll Coast.

This delightful white-washed holiday cottage enjoys a tranquil location on the banks of Loch Fyne, surrounded by open countryside and only steps from the shoreline. Follow the driveway through the trees and pull up your car in the parking spot by the clear blue waters. Step through the front door into your spacious open-plan living space where natural light bounces off the polished hardwood floors. Large  sofas are arranged around the wood burner inviting you to sink into them, put your feet up and relax after a long day in the outdoors. Share cosy suppers around the centrally-positioned dining table which comfortably seats up to six guests. Only a step from the dining area, your light and airy kitchen comes fully equipped with everything you need to prepare family meals, including an electric cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave. There's a dishwasher and washing machine provided for your convenience too. When it's time to turn in, head through to the restful double bedroom decorated in soothing tones with a feature wall. Your cosy bed is dressed with a warm duvet and plump pillows with a chaise longue at the end for curling up with your holiday read. A spacious shower room with WC is adjacent to the bedroom. Head up the wooden staircase to the first floor where you will find the family bedroom and a contemporary bathroom with separate shower and WC. The bright and airy family bedroom features three single beds with colourful duvets nestled into the eaves, perfect for younger guests.

Outside, take your breakfast alfresco on the picnic bench as you watch the countryside wake up around you before taking the few steps to the shoreline for a paddle in the clear waters. Seals and otters can be spotted frolicking in the water and roe deer and red squirrels frequent the garden and surrounding countryside. Spread out your picnic blanket for a spot of sunbathing and enjoy an al fresco drink late into the evening, watching the ever-changing colours of the landscape.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 triple
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electricity included
  • Wood burner - logs provided
  • TV/DVD
  • Shops and restaurants 3 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • The property sits on the edge of a loch - children to be supervised at all times

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 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karyn, 19th October 2019

Loved the cottage, ideal for four friends spending quality time together, a really cosy and comfortable place, well equipped for our stay, ideal location on the west coast to travel the islands, peaceful setting right on the banks of Loch Fyne, so lucky with the weather too for October, will definitely book again x

Reviewed by Elisabeth, 5th October 2019

Shore Cottage is a lovely cottage in a fabulous location. Its very peaceful and private. We were very comfortable and had a lovely week exploring the local area.

Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Dickinson, July 2019

We returned from a perfect break at Shore Cottage. Cosy and comfortableinside with fantastic scenery outside. Very peaceful for a break away from it all. Our dog loved the garden and paddling on the shore line and we spent many hours sat out side just watching the wildlife and relaxing. Excellent bathrooms and well equipped kitchen which are a mustRead more for us ! Very enjoyable break and we hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Duff, June 2019

Shore cottage is surrounded by well kept gardens. You can spend the whole day watching the wild life from outside Shore cottage. We took a walk over to the island at low tide, the water was clear and warm. We had our 2 dogs with us and they had a fantastic week playing in the water and walking around the Estate. The cottage has everything you wouldRead more expect. Previous to this we had stayed in Pier cottage that's on the same estate. Our happy place, a hidden gem. We will be back again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Roberts, May 2019

A beautiful Cottage in an outstandingly beautiful place. The abundance of wildlife right outside the front door; the changing scenes of the tides; the beautiful sounds of the birds..... absolute heaven . Plenty of lovely walks on the Estate, along the Coast and fabulous swims in the Loch too - the Seals come over to see what you are up to; we spottRead moreed an Otter this year too. The Cottage is clean, warm and comfortable and has everything you need. There is no WIFI, but who needs it when you are surrounded by such beauty and calm. Christine does a fab job and is always on hand to help with any queries or problems and leaves each new guest a little treat. There are plenty of places to visit and would highly recommend the drive along the coastline enroute to Campbeltown - lovely long walks along the sandy beach. Can also recommend a drive out to Skipness where there is a Castle and for four months of the year (usually Spring onwards) there is a Seafood Cafe as well as the Skipness Smokery. Close-by there is Crarae Gardens; Inveraray Castle and Jail; Crinan Canal (boat trips can be booked from the Crinan Hotel). Tarbert is a lovely Village with Castle and coastal walk. All in all a lovely place to escape to. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Hall, November 2018

Loved the cottage, the view, the wildlife, the surroundings and especially the lush bath! The only reason I've given this a 4* rating is because of the fire, as previously mentioned it smokes you out and it really does!! Getting home you realise how much all your clothes stink of smoke which is not normal (we have a open fire at home which doesn't Read moremake anything smell) If they sorted the fire out it would be a 5* perfect tranquil getaway! But it really is worth a visit if you don't light the fire, the view is breathtaking the cottage is well equipped, the town in Lochgilphead is lovely and the walks we took the dogs on were stunning! All in all we had a lovely week here And was just what we needed ! Hide

Reviewed by Miss Lamb, September 2018

Lovely cottage. Very well equipped and in a fantastic spot. It was a shame you couldn't look out of the windows to look at the view when sitting down. A few more ideas on walks etc would be good and a map. Otherwise we had everything we needed. Fire smoked rather a lot. A wood burner would be a good idea. Downstairs bed a bit uncomfortable but showRead moreer and bathroom fabulous as was kitchen. We enjoyed lots of lovely walks and cycle rides but if the weather had been better we would have been happy to stay. An idyllic location. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Irvine, July 2018

This was our 3rd visit to Shore cottage. We love it here, the scenery is stunning, you can't get better than sitting outside and watching seals in the water in front of you. The cottage has everything you could need and its only 3 miles from Lochgilphead so easy to get supplies from the Coop there. I honestly can't fault it!

Reviewed by Mrs Cliff, June 2018

A really lovely cottage in an idyllic location right bang on the water front and with great privacy. Smartly presented and well appointed with luxurious new bathrooms. The location was fantastic for exploring the local area and we did day trips to Gigha, Mull, Inveraray, Westport Beach and Crinan/Tayvallich. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Mrs Graham, June 2018

Following poor reviews regarding cleanliness etc., at the end of last year, any concerns we had had were quickly dispelled. The cottage was immaculate and well equipped and the milk and biscuits for a cup of tea on arrival was very welcome. We were fortunate to have unbelievable weather for the whole week as a result of which we hardly left the cotRead moretage spending each day in the sun listening to and watching the wildlife. Can recommend the Argyll Book Centre and the Taj Mahal in Lochgilphead for an amazing range of books and for one of the best curries we have had for a long time. We have already booked again for 2019! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Harvey, June 2018

Beautiful property, well presented. Superb setting. Ideal for those who want total peace and quiet. The kitchen was well equipped. The master bed was very comfortable. The caretaker had left it very clean. Highly recommend/ It would be helpful if the owners left a visitors handbook. We would have liked to have known what could be recycled because eRead morevery authority had different rules Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Periam, May 2018

Our 2nd visit to Loch Fyne the most beautiful place stayed 2 years ago at Pier Cottage. Shore cottage ideal for a family with children. We found the kitchen a bit on the small side for 4 adults (we always seem to collect in the kitchen). House very well looked after, although the oven could have done with a little bit of attention. The approach andRead more the grounds all beautiful, Already booked Pier cottage for 2019 !! Can't get enough of this peaceful place Hide

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