Tour Scotland Sgurr Mor Loch Broom Ullapool Holiday Cottage. Boasting breathtaking, panoramic views across Loch Broom towards the mountains, Sgurr Mor is a well presented, single-storey detached holiday home, with a south-facing, enclosed garden. Wonderful, yet challenging, walking and climbing to be enjoyed in the area. A lochside retreat, 12 miles from Ullapool, ferry point to the Outer Hebrides, there is a 9-hole golf course, swimming pool and museum. With boat trips to see the birds and wildlife around Handa and the Summer Isles (fishing trips can be arranged), you can explore land and sea from here. Shops and pubs 12 miles.
Monday, August 31, 2009
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Tour Scotland Otter Cottage Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Breathtaking location overlooking Lochcarron. This traditional detached stone cottage enjoys a truly spectacular setting, perched right on the edge of the rocks with the waves of Lochcarron lapping beneath. Otters and seals can be seen regularly from the large picture windows. Uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains and over the sea to Skye, serve as a stunning backdrop. This exceptional property is set in its own pretty garden, leading straight down to the rocks and shingle beach. The area is renowned for its wildlife, superb scenery and unspoilt coastline. Take a trip across Britains highest road pass (2053 ft) to visit the beautiful village of Applecross, Sheildaig and the spectacular Torridon Mountains.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tour Scotland Tigh An Roinn Plockton Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. From its lochside setting in the pretty National Trust village of Plockton, this charming and comfortable listed cottage (left of gable facing in photograph) enjoys views of Plockton harbour and Duncraig Castle from the bedrooms. Positioned on Plockton’s old pier at the edge of Loch Carron and attached to the owner’s home, it is convenient for the village’s shops, inns and seafood restaurants. Loch Ness, Inverness, Gairloch and Ullapool, all within touring distance. Skye Bridge 6 miles. Fishing locally.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tour Scotland Loch Duich Kyle of Lochalsh Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Set on the shores of Loch Duich with outstanding panoramic views of the magnificent Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range. One of a pair Swiss-style forestry cottage, the property has been tastefully renovated and stylishly furnished. A haven for walkers, climbers, bird watchers and fishers, the perfect location for touring this beautiful part of the Western Highlands. Pony trekking 3-minute walk, local fish specialty restaurant 325 yards. Close to an ancient Broch site, a well-kept secret. Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle a short drive, and the lovely village of Glenelg 13 miles. The abundance of wildlife includes porpoises, seals, deer and a huge variety of bird life.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tour Scotland Tir nan Og Ullapool and Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Set in an elevated position, Tir nan Og enjoys spectacular views over the picturesque fishing village of Ullapool and the waters of Loch Broom. Detached, and nestling in a tranquil setting, the house makes the perfect base for touring the beautiful north and west Highlands. A boat trip can be taken to the Summer Isles, or further afield to the Outer Hebrides. There is an abundance of wildlife, including seabirds, dolphins, porpoises and otters, as well as many activities available for all ages - such as fishing, walking, climbing and mountain biking, to name but a few. Alternatively, visitors can just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of Wester Ross.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tour Scotland Greenpark Cottage Campbeltown Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. This traditional stone built detached cottage is situated in the quiet village of Glenbarr, on the west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, and offers stunning scenery, sandy beaches, magnificent sunsets and an abundance of interesting wildlife. Local activities include climbing, walking, fishing, golf, horse riding and surfing. Easy access to the islands of Islay, Arran, Gigha and Mull. Campbeltown 10 miles. Shops 50 yards, pub 3 miles.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tour Scotland Feaugh Lochgoilhead Argyll Holiday Cottage. This detached holiday bungalow is set in its own grounds with views over Lochgoil in the Argyll Forest Park. This area of mountains, woodlands and streams, has lochside and forest walks from the door. Sea angling in the loch and river fishing by permit. Indoor leisure facilities and 9 hole golf course at Drimsynie, 1 mile. Pony trekking 1/2 mile. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.
Tour Scotland Cala Fionn Carradale Holiday Cottage. Lying peacefully on the banks of the River Carra, Argyll, is this detached holiday property with sea views from some rooms. The fishing village of Carradale offers a 9-hole golf course, shops, hotel and restaurants. The village also offers a harbour with a small fishing fleet, a wildlife reserve. The ferry for the Isles of Arran is just a half hour drive. Shops 1½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tour Scotland Poltalloch Kilmartin Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Set in the secluded and romantic landscape of the Poltalloch Estate, this former head gardener’s house makes a spacious and comfortable retreat. Standing detached, the property has been refurbished to a high standard and benefits from a large and mature garden. The house provides an ideal base for family holidays being situated amid the abundant archeological heritage of Kilmartin glen. Historic Crinan canal, with its 9-mile long walk, offers visitors a gentle ramble without being too exerting, and Crinan beach lies just a 10-minute drive away. The bustling town of Oban is easily accessible, from where visitors can take a boat trip to the Isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa – all of which make for interesting days out. Oban also offers a Sea Life Centre, an excellent distillery and plenty of pubs and restaurants, while for those seeking more energetic pursuits, there is excellent walking and water sports to be found. Head further south to explore the Mull of Kintyre or spend the day on the beach with no-one else for company except the seagulls. Closer to home, Lochgilphead offers a variety of shops and an indoor swimming-pool, whilst for the more energetic, there is plenty of hill-walking, riding and fishing available locally. With many historic castles and ruins to be found in the surrounding area, there is plenty to keep the whole family busy and entertained. Pub 2 miles.
Tour Scotland Portavadie Tighnabruaich Holiday Cottage. This detached holiday cottage is 80 yards from the foreshore of Loch Fyne where otters and seabirds can be seen, and views of Kintyre. Portavadie Marina is a 5-minute walk away (access and moorings can be arranged). Sailing, sea fishing and walking all close by. A ferry from Portavadie provides access to Tarbert. Walking in the area include the Portavadie circular walk. Inveraray, Oban, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Colintraive and Rothesay (Isle of Bute), all easily accessible. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.
Tour Scotland Harbourside Inverkip Oban and Argyll Holiday Apartment. This superb ground floor holiday apartment is set within Kip village and marina, situated at the mouth of the River Kip, and surrounded by beautiful countryside and mountains and is the gateway to explore this area by land or sea. Many water sports are available locally along with fishing, golf, riding, climbing and walking. The village has its own restaurant, pub and a children’s play area. Only 30 minutes away is the vibrant city of Glasgow, by train or car, with excellent shopping, restaurants, theatres and museums. Explore the coastal towns with many sandy beaches and boat trips to the islands. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Tour Scotland Kilninver Oban Holiday Cottage. Close to Loch Seil, enjoy boating and fishing from these beautiful cottages in Oban. These two stone holiday cottages are set in a courtyard in the owners’ grounds, close to the beautiful Loch Seil. You can fish on the loch using the small boat that has been provided (available free of charge), or simply enjoy the lovely scenery and good local walking. Fishing enthusiasts can also try their luck catching some salmon, or enjoy sea fishing, both of which can also be arranged. Half a mile away is a small private beach, whilst the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ to Seil Island is just a mile away. Easdale is 7 miles. To the north is Oban, 10 miles, a busy fishing port, with an 18-hole golf course, many shops, a cinema, indoor pool, tennis and squash courts, and a good choice of restaurants. Visitors to Oban, which is overlooked by the Greek/Roman-style MacCaig’s Folly, also benefit from opportunities to catch a ferry to any of the several islands off shore. A grocery order may be placed with the owner in advance (pay on arrival) and a small boat is available free of charge. Shops 4½ miles, pub 1 mile.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tour Scotland Cnoc Nan Craobh Torinturk Oban and Argyll Holiday Lodge. Surrounded by beautiful scenery in a quiet and peaceful location, this detached timber cottage makes an ideal base for touring the whole of Argyll, with visits to the islands of Islay, Arran and Gigha with its famous Achamore gardens, being possible day trips. It is some 5 miles from Tarbert with its 9 hole golf course, pony trekking, shops, pubs and restaurants, and where the ferries depart for Islay. The property also offers lovely endless walks from the doorstep and is within 200 yards of the shoreline to the west. Shop and pub 5 miles.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tour Scotland Gartnagrenach Lodge Tarbert Argyll Holiday Cottage. Located 6 miles south of Tarbert, this tastefully renovated, single-storey, detached holiday lodge is situated on a private estate comprising 2500 acres of natural unspoilt moorland offering many walks (with trout fishing also available) and enjoys stunning, elevated views across West Loch Tarbert and out towards the isles of Jura and Islay from the rear garden. Day trips to explore the Kintyre Peninsula are possible - including local landmarks of Skipness Castle, the village of Carradale and the Mull of Kintyre. Tranquil Gigha offers white sandy beaches and the renowned Achamore Gardens. Within a short distance are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore around Argyll, and easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura. Pub 3 miles.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tour Scotland Bay View Strachur Argyll Holiday Cottage. Situated on an elevated position in the quiet location of Strachur Bay, this traditional style, single-storey, detached holiday cottage has wonderful views over Loch Fyne. Furnished to a high standard it provides an ideal base for exploring this diverse area of southern Argyll. The deep glens and narrow sea lochs are typical of the west coast and a huge selection of Scottish wildlife can be found. Standing stones, burial cairns and rock carvings abound. Sailing, sea fishing, windsurfing, golf and horse riding locally. Loch Lomond National Park (15 miles) for walkers and cyclists.
Tour Scotland Kandahar Tighnabruaich Argyll and Oban Holiday Cottage. Situated in an area of Argyll renowned for its outstanding scenery, wildlife and rich history this delightful detached holiday cottage, in its own large garden, and log wood burner, enjoys a most peaceful setting in the Glen. The house is fully modernised providing home from home comforts and is equipped accordingly. It is an ideal spot for touring both the Cowal and Kintyre Peninsulas and the Isle of Bute. Enjoy hill walking, cycling, sailing, birdwatching and with its abundance of loch rivers and sea lochs, fishing is particularly popular. The owners can organise fishing for two in season (July, August and September) at an additional cost, on their one mile of river which runs past the property. Shop 7 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 6 miles.
Tour Scotland Dunbheag Strone Dunoon Argyll Holiday Cottage. Enjoying wonderful views over the Holy Loch, this detached, single-storey property with its own garden stands in the village of Strone within the Argyll Forest Park, which is part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Set within its own grounds, it is beautifully furnished and makes a lovely relaxing holiday base. There is a 9-hole golf course in the village and fishing on the loch nearby. Dunoon (10 miles) is a popular holiday resort with many amenities, good sea fishing and ferries to Greenock, from where it is just a short drive to Glasgow. The area boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery, with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest-covered slopes. Sandy beach 5 miles. Pub 10 minutes’ walk.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Tour Scotland Jura Kilmelford Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottages. Close to the head of Kimelford Loch, on a quiet single-track road, this comfortable renovated ground floor apartment is situated in a farm steading which dates back to the 19th century and boasts its own garden. Adjoining the owner’s home, Jura is well placed for exploring Argyll and its Isles; there are numerous pursuits available locally, including riding, boating, water sports and loch fishing. Kimelford has a good hotel and a marina. The vibrant town of Oban (15 miles) is the centre for ferries to the Western Isles; day trips to Mull or longer trips to Islay can be enjoyed. Sandy beaches and many coastal villages and peninsulas can be explored along the Argyll coastline.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Tour Scotland Milton Cottage Isle of Bute Holiday Cottage. Situated amongst the rolling countryside of the ever popular Isle of Bute, these two renovated cottages (Milton Cottage is detached, Milton Byre adjoins another property) offer an ideal holiday location from which to explore the dramatic coastline and stunning scenery of the island. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking, cycling, golf, fishing, sailing and watersports are in abundance. The wildlife is outstanding with deer, pheasant, otter and eagle readily seen. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Many events throughout the year, including the now famous annual Jazz Festival and the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals. Pub 2 miles.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Tour Scotland The Lodge Dunoon Argyll Holiday Cottage. Sitting just across the road from Loch Eck, near to similar lodges in a small private lodge park surrounded by high forest hills, offering simple, comfortable holiday accommodation. Well placed for exploring this scenic area. Dunoon, 12 miles, a traditional seaside resort, with shops and restaurants. Visit Carrick Castle or Inverary Castle (approx 25 miles), where the Campbell chiefs ruled in the 15th century; it has fine tapestries, paintings and swords on display. Explore the shores of one of the many lochs, or visit gardens and castles within the area. Water sports and golf can also be enjoyed. Shop 3 miles, pub 500 yards.
Tour Scotland Ceol Na Mara Oban Holiday Cottage. Spectacular views over the Firth of Lorne towards the islands of Lismore and Mull can be enjoyed whilst relaxing in this spacious detached house, and exploring the extensive landscaped garden. It lies just 2 miles from the busy harbour town of Oban - where ferries offer popular day trips to Mull and Iona, Islay, Colonsay, Tiree, Coll and Lismore. In town, time can be spent admiring the interesting boats and watching inquisitive seals in the bay. A pleasant evening walk can be made from Ganavan to the town centre past the rocky ruins of Dunollie Castle and along the Corran Esplanade. A 5-minute stroll leads to the sandy beach of Ganavan where spectacular sunsets can be seen. A further cliff-top walk to Dunstaffnage Castle, ancient seat of the Clan Campbell is a must. For children, Oban’s Sea Life Centre offers a chance to see life under the seas including seals and otters. There are plenty of attractions in Oban, known as the Gateway to the Isles, including a good selection of shops and restaurants, as well as the Oban Whisky Distillery and McCaig’s Tower, a replica of the Coliseum of Rome that overlooks the bay. Oban’s Atlantis Leisure Centre is a great facility for the active. The Oban area hosts many events during the season with Highland Games, festivals and West Highland Yachting Week. The Isles of Lismore and Kerrera are not to be missed for walking and cycling enthusiasts. On Lismore, an abundance of wild flowers and birds can be seen, and visits can be made to the cathedral of St Moluag, Tirefour Broch, Castle Coeffin and Sailean - with its diused limekilns and cottages, the ruins of Castle Achadun and Barr Mor, the island’s highest point.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tour Scotland Serendipity Kirn Dunnon Argyll Holiday Cottage. Situated in Kirn, a quiet residential area in Dunoon, is this comfortable holiday apartment. A stones throw away from the Cowal Golf Course and bowling green, midway between the Caledonian MacBrayne and Western Ferries Terminal. Dunoon with its Victorian pier and promenade, is on the edge of the Argyll Forest Park, a hill walkers paradise. Visit Benmore Botanic Gardens, the lochs and majestic mountains. A 30 minute drive away at Colintraive take the short ferry crossing to the Isle of Bute, only an hour away from the city of Glasgow with its shopping, theatres, restaurants and museums. Dunoon is also home to the Cowal Highland Gathering and the Cowal walking festival. Shop and pub 600 yards.
Tour Scotland Rowan Ardentinny Dunoon Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Beautifully perched overlooking panoramic views of Loch Long and magnificent mountains within Scotlands first National Park. This is an ideal holiday base for touring Argyll or to chill out and enjoy privacy and tranquillity. Wildlife is there to watch in abundance or you can indulge yourselves in a fantastic range of outdoor leisure activities including; sailing, fishing, windsurfing, fast speed RIB boat tours, quad bikes, clay shooting and much more. A nine mile loch side drive takes you to Dunoon which has a good selection of shops, restaurants, a cinema and swimming pools. Within 2 miles are local villages, with shops, hotel, pub and restaurant. A pool table is available for guests on site. Direct access is available for walking and cycling into the forest and hills.
Tour Scotland Bridge House Cairnbaan Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Set on the edge of the beautiful Crinan Canal, Argyll, this modernised cottage with beams, wooden floors and French doors to canal stands alone in its fenced canalside garden. Gated steps lead down to the canal, and the cottage and garden enjoy splendid views. Enjoy walking or cycling along the 9 mile towpath. In Lochgilphead (3 miles), visitors will find a good variety of shops, restaurants and amenities. There are forest and coastal walks nearby, together with fishing and sailing. The Cairnbaan Hotel is across the canal bridge and provides good food.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tour Scotland Kevington Coach House Dunoon Argyll Holiday Cottage. This lovely holiday cottage sits close to the banks of the Firth of Clyde at Hunters Quay 2 miles north of Dunoon in a quiet residential location. Set on the edge of Lomond and Trossachs National Park amid stunning mountain scenery. The large conservatory overlooks the ever changing aspects of yacht, ship and ferry movements on the Clyde. The surrounding area is one of great natural beauty. There are many forest walks and mountain bike trails to explore, or you can visit the stunning Benmore Botanical Gardens which is always a mass of colour and beauty in the spring and autumn. Shop/PO and pub within 500 yards.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tour Scotland Fearnoch Colintraive Argyll Holiday Cottage. In an elevated position with stunning views over Loch Riddon and the Kyles of Bute this detached, renovated barn is a mere 5-minute stroll from the sheltered Fearnoch Bay. Surrounded by spectacular scenery the area is renowned for an abundance of wildlife, with walking and cycling available direct from the door. The ideal holiday base for the outdoor enthusiast; activities in the area include horse riding, sailing, fishing, climbing, quad biking and golf. Pub 2 miles.
Tour Scotland Clyde Cottage Dunoon Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Situated on the sea front, with wonderful views of the Firth of Clyde, this 19th-century, listed, detached holiday cottage is tastefully furnished and equipped to a very good standard. Convenient for the town’s amenities, with a good selection of shops and restaurants nearby, ideal for Steamer cruising and exploring the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. There are water sports, fishing and golf with the town’s swimming pool 250 yards away. Dunoon town centre with shops, pubs, restaurant, cinema and ferry within 5 minutes walk.
Tour Scotland St Catherines Strachur Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Situated on the banks of Loch Fyne with access to the shore and views to Inveraray Castle and the mountains beyond, this semi detached holiday cottage offers a peaceful retreat. Located in the quiet village of St Catherines, this property offers easy access to the beauty of the Cowal Peninsula, Inveraray, Oban and the Western Isles. Only 20 minutes from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the area is popular with walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Shop and pub 3.5 miles.
Tour Scotland Little Scottland Dalmally Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Superb loch views. Set amidst a small development on the shores of Loch Awe, Argyll, this single storey, detached cedar chalet offers excellent holiday accommodation with superb uninterrupted views over the loch and hills. Private fishing, cycling, walking and golfing can all be enjoyed in this area, or simply relax on the veranda taking in the breathtaking scenery and wonderful wildlife. Glencoe offers winter skiing and mountain climbing, whilst trips to Inveraray, Oban and Fort William are also highly recommended. Something for everyone. Shop 10 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Tour Scotland Glenbarr Campbeltown Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. This traditional stone built detached cottage is situated in the quiet village of Glenbarr, on the west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, and offers stunning scenery, sandy beaches, magnificent sunsets and an abundance of interesting wildlife. Local activities include climbing, walking, fishing, golf, horse riding and surfing. Easy access to the islands of Islay, Arran, Gigha and Mull. Campbeltown 10 miles. Shops 50 yards, pub 3 miles.
Tour Scotland Ardrishaig Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. This charming single storey holiday cottage, the middle one of three, is situated amid the superb scenery of Scotland’s west coast with their own private beach and hot tub (shared with other guests on a rota basis). There are many sites of historical interest around Argyll within easy traveling distance. Further activities include sea angling, fly fishing and water skiing (subject to availability). Wildlife enthusiasts will find much of interest. Bird watchers can expect to see the smallest of British birds, the Gold Crest, while our largest bird, the Golden Eagle, can also be found. Can be booked with W41781 for larger parties. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tour Scotland Laurel Tree Taynuilt Argyll Holiday Lodge. These truly excellent Scandinavian style lodges, 30 metres above the River Awe and just half a mile from the Bridge of Awe have unspoilt views of the river and surrounding mountain scenery. Graded as 5 star holiday accommodation by STB, they are only 14 miles from the bustling harbour town of Oban, the Gateway to the Isles, and just 2 miles from the thriving small village of Taynuilt, Argyll. They are surrounded by wildlife, golden eagles and buzzards which are often seen, or more adventurous visitors can spend a day on the seas dolphin spotting. Catch a ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull, one of the Inner Hebrides, where visits to Torosay Castle or the colourful town of Tobermory are possible. Inveraray, Glencoe and Fort William, the ‘Outdoor capital of the UK’, are all within easy reach and promise a memorable day out. Close by there is plenty to see and do for all ages from exploring the historic Bonawe Ironworks, venturing inside the hollow mountain at Cruachan, watching the seals at the Sea Life Centre, playing a round of golf, visiting one of the many beautiful gardens, fishing or canoeing, cycling some of the many forest tracks, hill walking, birdwatching or lazing on the beach. This is truly a place where guests will be spoiled for choice.
Tour Scotland Cara Carrick Castle Argyll Holiday Cottage. Superb views of loch and mountains of this area of Argyll. This charming and well appointed detached holiday bungalow offers modern conveniences with stunning views over Loch Goil and the surrounding mountains. A cosy retreat after a long day exploring the beautiful west coast countryside. There is also sailing, swimming, golf and pony-riding in the area and an abundance of wildlife. Dramatic mountain peaks tower over moors dotted with tumbledown crofts and castles. Icy streams ripple through wooded glens and into lochs teeming with salmon and trout, and nature lovers will enjoy spotting golden eagles and red deer that roam the moors. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.
Tour Scotland Rothesay Isle of Bute Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Situated amongst the rolling countryside of the ever popular Isle of Bute, these two renovated cottages (Milton Cottage is detached, Milton Byre adjoins another property) offer an ideal holiday location from which to explore the dramatic coastline and stunning scenery of the island. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking, cycling, golf, fishing, sailing and watersports are in abundance. The wildlife is outstanding with deer, pheasant, otter and eagle readily seen. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Many events throughout the year, including the now famous annual Jazz Festival and the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals. Pub 2 miles.
Tour Scotland Balvicar Isle of Seil Oban Holiday Cottage. Cross the charming Atlantic Bridge to the friendly Isle of Seil, Oban. This delightful holiday property is in the wing of an old stone farm house, adjoining the owners holiday home. Shops 50 yards, pub 2 miles.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Tour Scotland Craig Kilmelford Oban Holiday Apartment. This first floor holiday apartment in a renovated 19th century farm steading, is situated on a quiet, single track road close to the head of Kilmelford Loch, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Ideal for walking, sailing, fishing and watersports. The busy harbour town of Oban is only 15 miles, and is the gateway to the isles. Enjoy a day trip to Mull, Iona or Kerrera. Explore the varied Argyll coast with sandy beaches, interesting coastal villages, and wonderful sea and wildlife to watch. Shop and pub 200 yards.
Tour Scotland Glenforsa Isle of Mull Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Offering panoramic views of the Sound of Mull and Ardnamurchan peninsula, this modern, architect-designed detached house is situated in large woodland gardens. Faoileann Ghlas, in a perfect location by the shore, provides stylish facilities and commitment to the highest standards which combine to create an exceptional holiday experience. With stunning sea and mountain views, Faoileann Ghlas offers an idyllic holiday retreat. The property is furnished to reflect the higher expectations of today’s discerning traveller, providing every contemporary comfort with soft, neutral colour schemes, quality bed linen and towels, natural colour carpets and solid oak flooring. The jewel in the crown is the unusual ‘glass-walled’ living room affording uninterrupted views of the Sound of Mull and beyond. Mull is a vast, immensely varied place, with 1000 ft sea cliffs, powder white sand beaches and a huge mountain range with the highest mountain, Ben More, rising 3000 feet from a very blue and crystal clear sea. Spectacular oceanic views confront the visitor at every turn in the road and beaches can be found that have seen no other people for days – or even weeks. Golden eagles and the very rare white tailed sea eagle have their stronghold here, as does the elusive otter. Dolphins, whales and basking sharks are seen regularly around Mull and the 200 smaller islands and rocky outcrops that surround it. Mull is indeed a wild and stunningly beautiful place but it also has attractive village settlements scattered amid its glens and along its hugely indented coastline. Tobermory is reckoned to be the prettiest village in all the Hebrides. The islands of Ulva, Iona and Staffa are other must see destinations. Forest walks can be enjoyed, and bicycles can be hired to ride along Mull’s hundreds of tracks and trails.
Tour Scotland Coelard Farmhouse Appin Argyll Holiday Cottage. Attractively situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with wonderful views of Loch Creran and forest, this traditional farmhouse (adjoining the owner’s garage) is located in North Shian, near Port Appin, Argyll. An ideal base for touring and visiting Glencoe, Ben Nevis and the Isles, it enjoys its own large garden and stands in 5½ acres of the owner’s grounds, which run down to the loch side. An abundance of wildlife, excellent hill walking, sailing, golf, mountain biking and riding can all be enjoyed in the area and two well-known restaurants can be found within a short drive.
Tour Scotland Glencruitten Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Situated in the grounds of the Glencruitten Estate on the site of the former wood shed and squash court, these modern detached villas (SFFH & SFFM) offer spacious accommodation throughout. Ideally suited for families and friends alike, they are tastefully furnished to a high standard. The Old Wood Shed and The Old Squash Court are located just 2 miles from the busy harbour town of Oban, where ferries offer popular day trips to Mull, Iona, Islay, Colonsay, Tiree and Lismore. Day cruises round the Treshnish Isles also leave from the pier, and boats can be hired. For families, there is a Sea Life Centre to visit, and the World in Miniature (a collection of ‘dolls’ house’ rooms). An interesting landmark in the town is McCaig’s Folly, which can be reached on foot - it was originally planned to be a museum, art gallery and chapel, based on the design of Rome’s Colosseum, but was never finished and now resembles a walled garden, affording fine panoramic sea views. For outdoor enthusiasts, this area offers wonderful walking and climbing for all levels of ability. Watersports are all available locally, with lake, river and sea fishing all close by. Horse riding, pony trekking and cycling are also popular activities, with a golf course within easy reach of the property. During the winter season, skiing is available at Fort William and Glencoe.
Places of historical interest to visit include the castles of Dunolie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage - the last mentioned occupying an elevated position at the mouth of Loch Etive. A little further along, the magnificent cantilever Connel Bridge can be admired.
Friday, August 07, 2009
Tour Scotland Bullock Shed Kilmartin Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Kilmartin Valley is a truly unique place situated 8 miles north of Lochgilphead and 30 miles south of Oban, steeped in history and beautiful scenery. Rich in archaeological and historical remains of Neolithic and early Bronze Age. This detached holiday cottage offers comfortable attractive accommodation, convenient for touring this part of the coastline, cruising, fishing, riding and a horticulturists paradise with 7 gardens within a 45 minute drive (adjacent to property 12437). Shop and pub 1 mile.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Tour Scotland Glendaruel Tighnabruaich Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. In a peaceful setting. Situated in an area of Argyll renowned for its outstanding scenery, wildlife and rich history this delightful detached holiday cottage, in its own large garden, and log wood burner, enjoys a most peaceful setting in the Glen. The house is fully modernised providing home from home comforts and is equipped accordingly. It is an ideal spot for touring both the Cowal and Kintyre Peninsulas and the Isle of Bute. Enjoy hill walking, cycling, sailing, birdwatching and with its abundance of loch rivers and sea lochs, fishing is particularly popular. The owners can organise fishing for two in season (July, August and September) at an additional cost, on their one mile of river which runs past the property. Shop 7 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 6 miles.
Tour Scotland Kirn Dunoon Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Situated in Kirn, a quiet residential area in Dunoon, is this comfortable holiday apartment. A stones throw away from the Cowal Golf Course and bowling green, midway between the Caledonian MacBrayne and Western Ferries Terminal. Dunoon with its Victorian pier and promenade, is on the edge of the Argyll Forest Park, a hill walkers paradise. Visit Benmore Botanic Gardens, the lochs and majestic mountains. A 30 minute drive away at Colintraive take the short ferry crossing to the Isle of Bute, only an hour away from the city of Glasgow with its shopping, theatres, restaurants and museums. Dunoon is also home to the Cowal Highland Gathering and the Cowal walking festival. Shop and pub 600 yards.
Tour Scotland Thistle 'do Inveraray Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Situated in the village of Minard on the shores of Loch Fyne, this semi-detached holiday cottage enjoys picturesque views across the loch. Lovingly refurbished, it makes the ideal location to explore the mountains and lochs of Argyll and Bute. Oban (40 miles) is the gateway to the Isles of Mull, Iona, Tiree, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay. The Glen of Kilmartin beyond Lochgilphead (12 miles) offers an insight in to the ancient history of Scotland, whilst the Knapdale Forest offers walking. Shop 500 yards, pubs 4 miles.
Tour Scotland Mid Cottage Toward Dunoon Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Built in 1934, this rather unusual lighthouse keeper’s cottage sits peacefully near the water’s edge, with views extending across the Clyde to the west coast, the Isle of Bute and beyond. Accessed along an unmade track, it offers newly refurbished, detached accommodation, just 100 yards from the sea. The southern Argyll peninsula remains unspoilt, with excellent walking and cycling terrain, and sheltered beaches, remote villages and islands brimming with wildlife, all to explore close by. For an insight into the rich heritage of this region there are plenty of historic houses, gardens and castles to admire, while Dunoon (8 miles) offers a traditional day out at the seaside.
Tour Scotland Muasdale Tarbert Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Located on the beach on Tarbert, Argyll. This detached, single storey holiday lodge situated along Kintyre’s stunning west coast boasts unrivalled views across to Gigha, the Paps of Jura in the distance and magnificent sunsets, and is a tranquil retreat from which to explore the surrounding area. Surrounded by an abundance of natural wildlife, the clean environment and clear waters are home to all sorts of interesting wildlife. Walkers will not be disappointed at the amount of walks available in Carradale, Tarbert, Skipness and the Mull of Kintyre. There is also plenty of coastline and walks to explore within minutes of the property including a superb section of soft sandy beach accessed directly from the lodge. Shop 1.5 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Tour Scotland Angus Kintyre Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Located in the lea of Kilchrist Castle, on the Kintyre Peninsula, Scotland’s ’mainland island’, surrounded by rolling countryside and only 3 miles from the Scottish coast. This holiday cottage, one of five has stunning views, only 3 miles from Campbeltown, situated around the famous Campbeltown Loch. Davaar Island with its cave paintings is worth a visit, as is the small village of Southend with its sandy beaches. The world famous Machrihanish 18 hole golf course is close by. Ideally located to explore the islands of Arran, Gigha or Islay and Jura. Walking, cycling, fishing, pony trekking are all available nearby. Shop and pub 3 miles.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Tour Scotland Roag Dunvegan Isle Of Skye Holiday Cottage. Beautiful views over the Isle of Skye. Nestling at the base of a small hillock, this pretty holiday cottage enjoys a tranquil setting, with panoramic views of the Cuillins, Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides. Finished to a good standard, Blossom Cottage is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. The warm and cosy accommodation surrounded by stunning scenery, miles of rugged coastline and sandy beaches is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. A visit to Dunvegan Castle and Talisker Distillery are recommended along with a trip to Portree, the bustling main town. Three Chimney’s restaurant is just 3 miles. Shops and pubs 2 miles, restaurant 0.5 miles.
Tour Scotland Kilmuir Uig Isle of Skye Holiday Cottage. Wonderful open views. This romantic, detached, thatched hideaway situated on the northern coast of the Isle of Skye, is a modernised "Old Black House". Fitted and furnished to a good standard it is ideal accommodation for a "get away from it all holiday". The scenery and sea views to the Outer Hebrides up here are lovely. Climbing, walking, cycling and archery courses can be arranged at the nearby activity centre. Uig, the ferry terminal for the Hebrides is within a short drive. Flora MacDonald’s grave, Dunvegan Castle and the Museum of Island Life are all worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Tour Scotland Brogaig Staffin Isle of Skye Holiday Cottage. Lovely views. This cosy, detached holiday cottage nestles against the base of the spectacular Quiraing road and enjoys lovely open views across the countryside towards clear waters of Staffin Bay. Just a few minutes walk from the beach where you can often see seals and otters playing. Wonderful location for water sports with Skye’s only outdoor centre just a few miles up the coast. Walking, climbing, mountain biking and fishing are just some of the many activities available, or for the less energetic just sit by the side of the stove and relax. The Jurassic landscape of the Trotternish Peninsula is rich in interest for geologists - Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr and The Needle are worth a visit. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Tour Scotland Westray Orkney Isles Holiday Cottage. These lovely cottages, renovated to a very good standard, enjoy unrivalled views over the sea. Westray, the Queen of the Isles, is the ultimate get away from it all destination. This beautiful island, just north of mainland Orkney, has a unique atmosphere with many attractions of historic and cultural interest. Each season on Westray enjoys its own flavour with the endless summer days, and in winter you may be lucky to witness the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) – a stunning sight never to be forgotten. There is a large variety of birdlife and a visit to the Castle O’Burrian to see the magnificent puffin colony should not be missed. Walk along the rocky shorelines to see the seals and watch the sea birds diving. Visit the ‘hands on’ Westray Heritage Centre, the historic Notland Castle or one of the archaeological sites. The Westray Craft Trail where you can watch local people making their wares gives an insight into island life. Guided tours and cycle hire are available and the golf course is nearby. Enjoy a holiday relaxing in the peace and solitude of this magical island. Shops and pubs 2 miles.