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Lochgilphead - Argyll and Bute

Bannatyne Cottage

Lochgilphead - Argyll and Bute

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"Escape to Bannatyne Cottage, a former lock-keeper's dwelling on Scotland's Crinan Canal."

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1


  • Former 19th Century lock-keeper's cottage renovated for 21st Century living.
  • Located on Scotland's Crinan Canal near the historic village of Cairnbaan.
  • Wood burning stove in the cosy living room.
  • Close to the beautiful Inner Hebrides and Western Isles.
  • Spot eagles overhead or dolphins, seals, and even basking sharks by boat.

  You should know...

  • Dogs are allowed but for an additional charge.
  • Car recommended due to the remote location.

The Details...

Escape to some of the most incredible scenery in Great Britain at Bannatyne Cottage, a former lock-keeper's dwelling on Scotland's Crinan Canal. Nestled on the banks of the spectacular 9-mile waterway through the Kintyre Peninsula, this 19th Century cottage has been renovated to become a beautiful 21st Century getaway.

Bannatyne accommodates up to 4 guests. The living and dining area has a comfy sofa, TV, DVD, and CD player, as well as a wood burning stove for those cosy nights in. There is also a dining table and chairs for 4 people. The well equipped kitchen is modern and stylish, acting as a nice contrast to the rustic charm of this historical building. It is complete with an oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, and washer/dryer.

Elsewhere in the cottage are the 2 bedrooms - one of which has a king size bed and the other is a twin. Both of these have been designed to seamlessly blend traditional touches with splashes of colour and modern luxury; as well as offering superb views across the canal and beyond into the Scottish countryside. The family bathroom has a bath, shower, basin, and toilet. Outside there is a private garden which is perfect for whiling away an afternoon in and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings.

The property itself is found on Lock 11 of the canal, which stretches all the way to the white sands and amazing coastline of the Inner Hebrides and Western Isles. From the doorstep there is so much to explore and discover. Whether wanting to go walking, cycling, fishing, or taking a boat trip out to the islands, there is plenty on offer. Wildlife is teaming in the region, with eagles hunting overhead, while dolphins, seals, and even basking sharks can be seen by boat. The Scottish Beaver Trail at Knapdale is also worth visiting.

The nearest village is Cairnbaan, a fascinating place with a history that stretches back more than 5,000 years with intriguing prehistoric ring and cup markings on the rocks of Kilmartin Glen. Nearby is also the Iron Age Dunadd Fort, which was used by ancient Scottish Royals when they surveyed their kingdom.


Essential Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Rural Location
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Historical sites
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wildlife

Bannatyne Cottage

  Nearest Airport

Glasgow Airport, 81.9 miles



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