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Cairnbaan Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 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. There are two adult mountain bikes available for use - additional bikes can easily be hired from Lochgilphead. 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
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Morag & Iain M
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
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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. Itโ€™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. Itโ€™s a pretty special location - the boats, canal,walks,cycling & scenery. We would love to see you again ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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.๐Ÿ˜Š

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
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Navigator507924, VR Owner at Cairnbaan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Thanks for this great review - itโ€™s really appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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 - itโ€™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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
VCR
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Fireplace
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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.
How to get there
Cairnbaan is about 3 miles north of Lochgilphead, Argyll on the A816 Lochgilphead to Oban road. Turn off the A816 onto the B841 (signposted Crinan), continue past the Cairnbaan Hotel and instead of crossing the canal road bridge, turn right (straight on) onto a single track road which follows along the side of the Crinan Canal. Continue on this road for about half a mile and after Lock No. 8, take the track to the right and about 50m along, you will see the cottage, first on your left. The gates at the side of the house lead into the parking area and garden.
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