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Cairnbaan Cottage

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Cairnbaan Cottage
Cairnbaan Cottage
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
5 nights minimum
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This lovely, traditional, end-terraced cottage is set in an idyllic location on the banks of the Crinan Canal in Cairnbaan in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Cairnbaan is situated about half way along the Crinan Canal which leads from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne to Crinan on the Atlantic coast. This is an excellent location for walking and cycling, particularly along the Crinan Canal tow path but also along the many nearby woodland tracks. The Cairnbaan Hotel is only 10 minutes walk from the cottage and serves high quality locally sourced food in the bar and restaurant. There are lots of attractions and activities to see and do in the local area, including walking, cycling (including mountain bike trails), ancient Standing Stones and Cairns at Kilmartin Glen and Museum, boat trips to t...This lovely, traditional, end-terraced cottage is set in an idyllic location on the banks of the Crinan Canal in Cairnbaan in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Cairnbaan is situated about half way along the Crinan Canal which leads from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne to Crinan on the Atlantic coast. This is an excellent location for walking and cycling, particularly along the Crinan Canal tow path but also along the many nearby woodland tracks. The Cairnbaan Hotel is only 10 minutes walk from the cottage and serves high quality locally sourced food in the bar and restaurant. There are lots of attractions and activities to see and do in the local area, including walking, cycling (including mountain bike trails), ancient Standing Stones and Cairns at Kilmartin Glen and Museum, boat trips to the world famous Corryvreckan whirlpool and also wildlife and whale watching trips, enjoying the spectacular scenery, visiting castles (Inveraray and Dunstaffnage) and spectacular gardens (Crarae and Arduaine). If you like going to the beach, you can cycle or drive to Crinan Ferry (about 4 miles) where you will find a lovely sandy beach and great views. The Mull of Kintyre is a lovely area to explore and has some fantastic sandy beaches suitable for picnics, body boarding and the world-famous Machrihanish Golf Course (Great Scottish links collection). You can also catch ferries for day trips to the islands of Islay and Jura (famous for their whisky distilleries), Gigha and Arran. A good route is to cycle or walk along the Crinan Canal tow path from Cairnbaan to Crinan (about 4.5 miles), here you will see the yachts entering and leaving the canal. At Crinan, there is a coffee shop serving lovely home baking and light refreshments and the award-winning Crinan Hotel - renowned for its excellent seafood restaurant. There are many other cycling/walking routes detailed in the cottage guest information. Inside the cottage there is a kitchen/diner and a lounge downstairs. The kitchen has been newly fitted and includes an electric oven with ceramic hob, fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine. Off the kitchen is the dining area, with a table and four chairs. The cosy living room has an open log fire, a 2 seater sofa, 2 chairs and a window with views over the canal and surrounding countryside. There is a TV/DVD, WiFi, stereo, video and Play Station 2 with a small library of DVDs, videos and PS2 games. There is also an under-stair storage cupboard. Upstairs is a bathroom with over bath shower and two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and great views over the canal and surrounding countryside. The second bedroom has twin beds, a chest of drawers and views out to the woodland to the rear of the cottage.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are allowed by arrangement but Pets are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Morag & Iain M
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviewed August 14, 2020

Location, location, location!!! Our second visit to this amazing cottage. Immaculately presented and wonderfully clean, it felt 100% safe as soon as we arrived (given the conditions we unfortunately face in 2020), a real credit to the owners. The location is superb overlooking the historic...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank pgasbridge
Navigator507924, VR Owner at Cairnbaan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this great review - we do really appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed November 12, 2019

Lovely little cottage with sunny garden overlooking the Crinan Canal. Well-equipped with plenty of heating, including open fire. Great walks in the area direct from the door, either along the canal or up through native woodlands to viewpoints or ancient carved stones. Friendly and welcoming...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

We stayed a fortnight here, and couldn't have been happier. The cottage is in a lovely position for watching pleasure craft on the Crinan Canal. The pub, with good food, is just minutes walk away. There are walks of all types and degrees of difficulty...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Jim H
Navigator507924, VR Owner at Cairnbaan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review - we really appreciate it. It’s a lovely location and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed June 18, 2019

Beautiful cottage on the canal. Beautiful walks watching the boats go by. Would love to return one day. Loved it

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Geraldine M
Navigator507924, VR Owner at Cairnbaan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Thanks very much - so glad you enjoyed your stay. It’s a pretty special location - the boats, canal,walks,cycling & scenery. We would love to see you again 😊

Reviewed February 26, 2019

Sited on the canal path in a quiet location. Walks from the doorstep and lots of interesting walks just a short drive away. The cottage had all the facilitys we needed to spend our time there. Lovely open fire all ready set for us so...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank anne b
Navigator507924, VR Owner at Cairnbaan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay.😊

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Reviewed February 6, 2019

A Very nice cottage in a great location, near enough to local services and shops but away from the hustle and bustle. Nearby hotel served great food and provided excellent service. The owners had supplied plenty of information on what is on offer around the...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Inspire21504460966
Navigator507924, VR Owner at Cairnbaan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Thanks for this great review - it’s really appreciated. 😊

Reviewed January 29, 2019

This cottage was just what the doctor ordered for my wife and I after a rather difficult Christmas and New Year due to family illness. It was wife's birthday on the Saturday of our three-day visit and the break proved to be just what we...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Phil T
Navigator507924, VR Owner at Cairnbaan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Thank you so much for this super review - it’s very much appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed your stay,the cottage and the many great walks on the door step. Hope to see you back again (repeat customers get 10% discount on full week bookings - just...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

When have just spent the week at Cairnbaan cottage. It was so cosy and well equipped I didn’t want to leave. Found the view over the canal fascinating watching the boats go by. Great for my dog lovely enclosed garden and just step outside for...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank wendysherwood
Navigator507924, VR Owner at Cairnbaan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely review - it’s very much appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again (repeat customers get 10% discount on full week bookings - just mention when you stayed before)😊

Reviewed June 8, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and in Argyll in general, plenty to do and weather was exceptional.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank ffyfe
Management response:Responded June 12, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Cairnbaan Cottage and thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It was good to meet you and we hope to see you again sometime. Regards, Morag & Iain

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

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Date of stay: April 2018
Management response:Responded May 3, 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Yard
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Cairnbaan Cottage is located in the Conservation area of Cairnbaan and on the banks of the Crinan Canal 'Britain's most beautiful shortcut'. The local area is called Dalriada, an ancient costal kingdom in the Heart of Argyll. Cairnbaan is only 3 miles from the town of Lochgilphead which has a supermarket, petrol stations, banks, shops, pubs, Indian and Chinese restaurants, a chip shop, a swimming pool, sports centre and a 9 hole golf course open to visitors. If you wish to explore further afield, Oban (34 miles) is known as the 'Gateway to the Isles' and here you can catch ferries to several Inner Hebridean islands including Mull, Iona, Tiree and Colonsay.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairnbaan Cottage

  • Cairnbaan Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

  • Cairnbaan Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • Cairnbaan Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Cairnbaan Cottage must last at least 5 nights. See all property details.