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.
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.
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! 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
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 much loved family holiday home in a superb hillside position with fantastic sea views over Crinan Harbour and beyond to the sound of Jura, The Gulf of Corryvreckan and Scarba. A comfortable seaside retreat and great base for exploring Argyll.
You don't have to choose between the mountains and the sea when you stay at Polanach. The Highland cottage is less than 150 metres from the shore of Loch Linnhe and sleeps four guests in two bedrooms. It is around half an hour from both Fort William, where there are mountain sports galore and good access to Ben Nevis, and Oban, where there is fresh seafood, excellent amenities and regular ferry services to surrounding islands for day trips. The small friendly village of Appin is just two miles from the cottage. There is a very good village store selling fresh and local produce, and lots of opportunities for fishing, cycling, sailing and bird spotting. With great views, an excellent location and comfortable accommodation, Polanach is everything you could ask for from your Highland getaway.
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
A comfortable holiday lodge located on the Western edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park within the Argyll Forest Park. An ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday and for exploring the Cowal Peninsula, the delights of West Argyll or further afield. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
A comfortable self catering holiday cottage in the picturesque Scottish village of Strone on the shore of Holy Loch within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Enjoy a tranquil waterside setting with captivating views from the garden and inside of the cottage. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
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.
A delightful holiday cottage on the Isle of Colonsay with stunning sea views. With beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, wonderful wildlife and plenty of outdoor activities, this is a perfect retreat for relaxing.
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.