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7 Nights See prices

  • £440
    All year

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Short Breaks From

  • £70 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £70 p/night
    Peak season
    (4 night min)

Next OfferMore offers

£390 Sun, 7 Jul 2024
6 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    4 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Waterside Location

About Old Dairy Cottage

Old Dairy Cottage is in a stunning location overlooking Loch Melfort. You'll want to rise early to see as much incredible scenery as possible. It's a quiet self-catering holiday cottage where couples or individuals can escape from reality, even if only for a few days. Guests enjoy the quiet position just a short distance from the shoreline, yet within easy reach of a restaurant, local shops and other amenties. Oban is just 15 miles away.

A holiday on the West Coast of Scotland should be on everyone's bucket list. It's one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the world. That's not fluff or exaggeration - towns and villages around Loch Melfort regularly make it into the top 5 lists of places to visit and live in Scotland. Staying at Old Dairy Cottage, you're likely to see seals, otters and porpoises thriving in the clean loch water, while the views from the peak of Melfort Hills reach out over the Sounds of Jura, Firth and Lorn. Anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature will have their heart singing from the moment they open the curtains until the minute they close their eyes to the spectacularly bright starry night sky. The wealth of species of birds, flora and fauna need to be seen to be believed. It's a nature photographer's dream location and popular with walkers and mountain bikers.

Unlike some West Highland villages, Melfort is quiet but far from isolated. Excellent road links make it easy to explore via car, motorbike, and even bicycles (bike hire available). Getting to Oban is easy. From there, you can take a ferry to Mull, Iona, Islay, Lismore, Staffa, or one of the other picturesque islands off the coast. Anglers can obtain a fly-fishing permit from the post office in Kilmelford and the house also has a rod on the nearby freshwater loch. There are local stables where you can arrange horseriding and guided treks. Book a seat on a wildlife safari and let an experienced driver take you to hidden corners only known by locals, or visit National Trust gardens at Crarae and Arduaine. Oban, Balvicar and Lochgilphead have excellent golf courses, and there are historic castles and sites like Kilmartin Glen.

Old Dairy Cottage is perfect for a Highland escape at any time. The owners welcome bookings in all seasons, including short breaks where possible.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Diane Scaife joined Independent Cottages in May 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Argyll and Bute)

Accommodation Comprises:

Old Dairy Cottage is a pretty stone cottage with an upside-down layout and self-catering accommodation over two levels. It is at the end of a quiet country track, next to the owner's house.

Ground Floor:

  • Comfortable double bedroom with proper storage. The ensuite has an electric shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin. It's quiet and cosy, encouraging you to sleep soundly and awake refreshed. The bed will be made up for your arrival and bath towels are provided.


  • An external staircase leads to the balcony and front door. Before you go in, stop to admire the views of the loch and surrounding hills.
  • Glass French doors open into a welcoming living/dining area and kitchen. The cottage is warmly heated with electric radiators and coal-effect stove.
  • All of the appliances and equipment for your self-catering stay are in the fitted kitchen, including an electric oven and stove, microwave, an under-counter fridge with a freezer box and a washing machine.

Outside: There is parking immediately outside the cottage.

Additional Information: Utilities, electricity, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. A well-behaved pet is welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted.

Old Dairy Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Tue, 30th Apr 2024 - Tue, 31st Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £210 - £440 | 4 nights: £270 | 5 nights: £330 | 6 nights: £390
Additional Notes: One dog is welcome at no extra charge. No additional charge for electricity or heating.

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (Double)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1852 200208 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Diane Scaife
Member Since May 2022

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Last Minute Offers

Sun, 7 Jul 2024 for 6 nights, £390
Sat, 13 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £440
Sat, 27 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £440
Sat, 17 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £440
Tue, 27 Aug 2024 for 4 nights, £280
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Old Dairy Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th June 2024
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