A luxurious holiday retreat for two in a tranquil position with lovely loch views in Melfort, Argyll within driving distance of Oban. Peaceful setting, log burner, wonderful walks, spectacular scenery and a superb restaurant nearby - what more could you ask for from a romantic break or self-catering base for exploring Scotland (and the Isles!). Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Sitting in a stunning lochside position in Melfort, Nr Oban in Argyll, this luxurious holiday home offers a wonderfully peaceful retreat where you can enjoy spectacular views, fishing, superb walking, breathtaking scenery and an exceptionally good restaurant within walking distance - the perfect Scottish retreat for a discerning traveller! Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Sitting in a simply stunning position with breathtaking views over the Isles of Jura, Mull and Scarba, this 5 Star holiday cottage provides the perfect retreat to escape away from it all. An exceptional position sitting close to the Scottish village of Ardfern in picturesque Argyll. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
A waterside cottage sitting in a fabulous position amongst some of Scotland's finest scenery on the Craignish Peninsula with views over the Isle of Jura. Located in Argyll, close to the little Scottish village of Ardfern and under thirty miles from Oban guests can enjoy incredible scenery, wildlife, plenty of attractions and the tranquility of being by the water. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A traditional Scottish cottage for two nestling at the mouth of the Lochead Burn, a pretty tranquil haven for wildlife where you can escape away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquility that this beautiful part of Argyll and Bute has to offer. Magnificent local views over Islay and Jura.
Overlooking the beautiful mouth of the Lochead Burn in a picturesque wildlife haven, Ellary Holiday Cottages offers a selection of self catering cottages, chalets and caravans. Get away from it all and relax in one of Scotland's prettiest glens within Argyll and Bute.
Baliemore Cottage is on a private estate on the west coast of Scotland. It's the perfect place to escape as it has no near neighbours and no passing traffic. Yet it is close to the shores of Loch Caolisport with fantastic opportunities for walking, mountain biking, fishing, sailing and canoeing. The two-bedroom holiday cottage sleeps two couples and is well-equipped for a relaxing self-catering holiday in any season. There is a restaurant and shop three miles away, with Lochgilphead having more amenities. Day trips include sightseeing in Oban or taking the ferry across the water to Jura.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Kintyre in this lovely Carradale holiday cottage which sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms, with a sofa bed suitable for a child. The waterfront property has fantastic east-facing views over the water towards the Isle of Arran and is within walking distance of two pubs, a village shop and a golf course. Fishing, walking, cycling and golfing are all popular pastimes with day trips including sightseeing in Oban and Campbeltown, and ferry hopping around the Isles of Islay.
Your West Highland holiday starts at The Old Dairy. This peaceful holiday cottage is in a beautiful location overlooking Loch Melfort and within easy reach of Oban and the ferry to Mull. It's perfect for couples or individuals, including those with a dog, sleeping two people in one bedroom with views of Loch Melfort and the surrounding hills from the balcony. The location is ideal for walking, mountain biking, horseriding, fly fishing, golf, and sightseeing, with gardens, historic castles and plenty to appeal in all seasons. You'll want to spend as much time in this tranquil setting as possible, but short breaks are available if you can only escape for a few days.
A comfortable holiday lodge located on the Western edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park within the Argyll Forest Park. Feòrag Lodge is an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday and for exploring the Cowal Peninsula, the delights of West Argyll or further afield. An under occupancy discount is available for up to two people outside of peak weeks (the owners advert tariffs reflect the discounts and when they are available). Tourist board rating: 3 Star
This spacious Victorian home is beside Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, close to the Lochgoilhead village shop and pub. Greenbank easily sleeps up to ten people in six bedrooms, each of which has lovely views of the loch or mountains, with lots of outdoor space and parking. Greenbank is only just over an hour's drive from Glasgow yet feels a world away. The area is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts with activities on the water and the hills. The holiday house and area are perfect for families and friends who want to enjoy the best sights and attractions of Argyll and the Arrochar Alps.
The Isle of Colonsay is located off the West Coast of Scotland in the Hebrides and has stunning beaches, spectacular views, great walks, bike rides and an abundance of wildlife. Overlooking the sea and within walking distance of the islands hotel which serves very good food, this holiday cottage is a perfect Scottish holiday retreat.
Scotland is renowned for its whiskies. Argyll and Bute is home to many of Scotland's best distilleries and a visit to them is both educational and entertaining. Skills that have been passed down through generations, as well as the untouched environment and pure waters throughout the region, all contribute to the area's amazing whiskies. The isle of Islay is home to nine of these distilleries, including Bowmore, which is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. They all welcome visitors, offering guided tours and a dram (a small drink) of local whisky. Many of the places in Argyll and Bute have their own distillery, including the minute Isle of Jura, explaining its notoriety as the Whisky Coast.
With so many islands and coastal landscape around Argyll and Bute, it would be hard not to get involved in some outdoor activities whilst there. Typical pursuits such as walking, cycling, horse riding and golf are all great ways to experience the beautiful natural landscape. However, the coast begs for water lovers. With an abundance of sea lochs and reefs to explore, water activities are a fantastic option. Try sea diving in the clearest waters of Scotland and visit the wreck of The Hispania, off the coast of Mull, which is surrounded by sealife. Sailing and kayaking are both great ways to discover untouched beaches and secret islands around the coast. The isle of Tiree also holds the Tiree Wave Classic, a fabulous windsurfing event. For those seeking something extra-special, there are guided boat tours that allow you to swim with the basking sharks deep in the sea.
Scottish history is seen all over the region. There are too many castles, historic sites and ruins in Argyll and Bute to mention, making it a great place for lovers of culture and history. The home of Clan MacDougall, Dunollie Castle, is a great monument looking over Oban Bay. Kilmartin Glen is home to more than 800 ancient ruins, from the Bronze and Neolithic Ages; a great place for those interested in archaeology. For architecture that is more recent, Bute is home to many Victorian houses with stretching gardens, such as Mount Stuart.
Visiting the mysterious inlands of Argyll and Bute, with monuments and ruins that have survived thousands of years, or exploring the distilleries seeped in Scottish heritage are great ways to spend a day. A plethora of adventures await nature lovers and thrill-seekers. With too many activities to mention in Argyll and Bute, a visit there is guaranteed to never be boring.