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Cool and shaded in summer, warm and cosy in winter!
Set amidst rolling green fields. Perfect solitude.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Rental Home
SHORT BREAKS AND LONGER ALL YEAR ROUND. Escape for a few nights to recharge your batteries. Only a 2.5hr scenic drive from Glasgow, once you have arrived you may never want to leave! Rental prices vary throughout the year. Quotes on TripAdvisor are 'from' prices and don't always reflect the true rental prices. Please make an enquiry to check the rental price for your selected dates. BUILT TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD, with a wood burning stove and solid oak shutters, this immaculate cottage is warm, cosy, comfortable and is perfect for short breaks or longer at any time of the year. SLEEPS 2... The perfect place for a proposal, a honeymoon, rekindling the fire or simply a weekend away without the children! DOWNSTAIRS is one open-plan oak-floored space: a snug sitting-area with a wood burne...SHORT BREAKS AND LONGER ALL YEAR ROUND. Escape for a few nights to recharge your batteries. Only a 2.5hr scenic drive from Glasgow, once you have arrived you may never want to leave! Rental prices vary throughout the year. Quotes on TripAdvisor are 'from' prices and don't always reflect the true rental prices. Please make an enquiry to check the rental price for your selected dates. BUILT TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD, with a wood burning stove and solid oak shutters, this immaculate cottage is warm, cosy, comfortable and is perfect for short breaks or longer at any time of the year. SLEEPS 2... The perfect place for a proposal, a honeymoon, rekindling the fire or simply a weekend away without the children! DOWNSTAIRS is one open-plan oak-floored space: a snug sitting-area with a wood burner, a dining area and a well equipped kitchen. Also a downstairs WC and a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and plenty of space for wellington boots and hanging coats. In the winter, the wood burner and underfloor heating keep the cottage lovely and warm; in the summer, French doors open out onto a sheltered sun-trap of a garden with a terraced patio, flower pots, BBQ area, garden furniture and that wonderful hard to beat vista across rolling green fields sloping down towards Loch Melfort and beyond. UPSTAIRS is small but very cosy. Large king size bed with beautiful bedding and a sumptuous mattress, hand crafted by Hypnos 'the most comfortable beds in the world'. A bookshelf full of holiday reads and inspiration for great days out and stunning views of the loch from the window...all you need is to persuade the other half to bring you breakfast in bed! Across the landing is the LUXURY BATHROOM with deep cast iron ROLL TOP BATH, walk in shower, underfloor heating, basin and loo with a view! Fluffy bath robes, towels and Scottish toiletries all provided. LOCATION: Whilst Crosple Cottage lies within easy reach of the village of Kilmelford (2 miles) the final 400m is via a farm track which passes through open countryside. There will be times when gates need to be opened and closed when there is farm stock in the area so please be aware that whilst not remote, the cottage is isolated and as such is perfect for those who wish solitude.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Rory G
Hosting since May 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 75%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe like to meet our guests once they have had a chance to settle in but from then onwards we will respect your privacy and will not disturb you unless you need us to. We are however on hand to help or answer any queries you may have and our contact numbers are listed in the house.
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Reviews (43)
davidlll
davidlll
East Calder, United Kingdom2 contributions
Just Perfect Peace and Quiet
Crosple Cottage is a delight, beautifully designed to be just right for 2 people. Every window has been positioned to frame a view. The furnishings and equipment are of excellent quality and I have never rented a house with such a wide selection of books. The wildlife was great – in the garden we saw buzzards, a red squirrel, dragonflies and bats at dusk. Nighttime, we enjoyed listening to the owls and seeing the stars in true darkness. The cottage is close enough to the loch for an early morning swim, brief but refreshing. There are many local walks and interesting projects to increase biodiversity. We explored the local area as far south as the Crinan Canal, out to the Slate Islands, and north to Kerrera. It was lovely to be greeted with garden flowers, cake and wine. The day we left was so glorious that we detoured to climb Ben Sgulaird. Fantastic views out to sea and over the surrounding hills.
Visited September 2022
Written September 15, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MrsDB
MrsDB
Market Harborough, United Kingdom12 contributions
Luxurious Crosple cottage
Idyllic location amidst misty mountains and sea loch views. Awaking to the sounds of oyster catchers and herons, night-time silence is only broken by forest owls and the wind in the trees - this is the place to unwind. This well appointed cottage has mountain and loch views. It has been built and decorated to very high standards, log burner and heating ensure that even in misty rainy days you are comforted and can enjoy a book curled up by the window. A car is essential to get to the towns, however there are plenty of walks, historic stone circles and ancient sites to explore within an half hour’s drive. We enjoyed the area around the Crinan Canal, and recommend that bookings be made of any plans to eat out as places get booked up well ahead. The owners are in the village on hand should anything be amiss, however the highest standards of cleanliness and organisation meant that our stay was perfect.
Visited July 2022
Written July 14, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cruiser40763874969
Cruiser40763874969
It was a pleasure having you to stay at Crosple Cottage and thank you so much for your kind words. We love hearing that our guests have enjoyed their time here and you are of course welcome back at any time! Thanks again to you both.
Written July 23, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Larry F
Larry F
Vaasa, Finland2 contributions
Perfect hygge
We first booked this lovely cottage for Spring 2020 and had to change the booking four times. Rory was happy to change the bookings every time. And once we get there it was worth the wait. We felt very welcomed. On our first drive up the hill we met the lambs which with we had many a nice encounter. The cottage looks very inviting and beautiful from every angle and the same feeling continues inside. Interior design is modern and cosy. Functioning mudroom, welcoming stairs up, good laundry room with easy to operate washing machine and dryer. Livingroom with enough space and different comfy sofas opens to the kitchen with everything you will need. And you can also barbecue outside. This is a place for hygge. In upstairs nice bedroom and bathroom with a view! Everything is in excellent condition. The cottages’ location is excellent for day trips to Arran and Mull, and of course excursions all around the mainland. Walking up the hill is highly recommended - the views are awesome. These six days we will remember the rest of our lives.
Visited May 2022
Written May 20, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cruiser40763874969
Cruiser40763874969
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. This is very much appreciated and your thoughtful comments will help others considering a stay at Crosple to decide whether its right for them. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back again sometime in the future.
Written June 18, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sjdavi77
Sjdavi77
3 contributions
The place that feels like home........
We were going to start this review by saying "Please don't book Crosple Cottage" as you will fall in love with the place and won't want anyone else to stay there, just in case you cannot get booked for your next visit! We have now stayed at the cottage on at least 8 occasions and feel "we are home" when at Crosple. The cottage is located close to Loch Melfort and offers 360-degree stunning panoramic views of the loch and the surrounding area. Nothing beats sitting out at the rear of the cottage, having your first coffee of the day, and gazing down the Loch, lost in your own wee world. It gets even better at sunset with the last of the day's rays hitting the hills opposite the Loch, just as you are having your evening meal, we sometimes argue over the "best seat"! The surrounding area has a lot to offer and Argyllshire is one of the most stunning parts of Scotland. Oban is just 17 miles away and is the gateway to Mull and various other islands. Some of the close-by islands can even be reached within minutes using the smaller ferries. Oban also offers good shopping, eating, and drinking, particularly if you like a wee malt or two - it even has its own distillery! Other areas to visit north of Melfort are the Slate islands which can be accessed via the Atlantic Bridge (yes a real bridge over the Atlantic) and small ferries. South of Loch Melfort you will find the mysterious Kilmartin Glen with its standing stones, forts, and cairns, well worth a visit. Crinan Canal is not too far from Kilmartin and local shops can be found in Lochgilphead (1/2 hour journey). As I said above we have stayed at Crosple 8 times now and find somewhere new to visit, or re-visit, every year. If you are into photography make sure you bring along spare memory cards and batteries! The cottage has everything you need for a short or longer break and it always looks "just like new" when you arrive. All amenities are modern and there is even a log burning fire for those chillier evenings. The cottage also has Wifi and a decent mobile connection to the outside world, for those of you who cannot totally escape, but it does let you upload your photographs of the stunning scenery so you can reminisce about your time at Crosple. Rory and Jenny are fantastic hosts and it is always a pleasure to catch up with them when you arrive or leave the cottage. In between they just let you get on with your break, but are easily contactable if you need to do so. PS you will also get to know the sheep pretty well and it's fantastic during lambing season when you can sit and watch the lambs playing! So, in summary, you will love your stay at Crosple Cottage and you may even fall in love with the place like we have. We will definitely be returning next year and looking forward to our next visit already. Steven and Tracy x
Visited March 2022
Written April 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cruiser40763874969
Cruiser40763874969
Thank you for your very comprehensive review! I am sure this will be a great help to those who are planning a trip to this outstanding part of Argyll. It is always a pleasure to welcome you both back to Cropsle Cottage and we so appreciate your support each year. You always leave the house so beautifully clean and tidy so we have much to thank you for. We look forward to seeing you next time. Very best wishes.
Written May 12, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard C
Richard C
1 contribution
Just perfect
A delightful cottage in a wonderfully secluded location. Spotlessly clean and thoughtfully furnished. I don’t understand why there are not lot’s more reviews… maybe to keep it a secret!! Thank you.
Visited February 2022
Written February 24, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cruiser40763874969
Cruiser40763874969
Thank you so much for your review. We have so many lovely comments in our visitors' book for which we are very grateful. I think however this is possibly the reason there are not more here!
Written May 12, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eric_the_Aardvark
Eric_the_Aardvark
Kissimmee, FL9 contributions
Room to breathe in the Western Highlands and Islands
We had the luxury of fine weather when we visited and the privilege of staying at Crosple Cottage. Jennie and Rory were perfect hosts and on hand for any questions about the house or surrounding areas. The app supplied by the owners prior to arrival contains loads of information about the accommodation and things to do in the area. We loved having as much space as we needed - genuinely room to breathe inside and out!
Visited July 2021
Written August 18, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laura I
Laura I
2 contributions
Beautiful
Crosple Cottage is beautifully decorated to a high standard and well equipped, with everything you need and more. The view is stunning no matter the time of day and weather. The location is secluded and the only noise to be heard were the birds and sheep, but a good location to explore the area. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, home baking and freshly cut flowers, a truly personal touch. We met Rory on our last day, who was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back to Crosple Cottage, we had a wonderfully relaxing stay.
Visited June 2021
Written June 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carol W
Carol W
2 contributions
Delightful Cottage
What a find..the cottage is in a beautiful secluded spot looking out across a field to Loch Melfort. The house is beautifully decorated with tasteful furniture and very cosy. Everything you need and more. The hosts are lovely and very helpful. Loved the welcome gift of wine and homemade biscuits. We will be back.
Visited June 2021
Written June 3, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mirko S
Mirko S
22 contributions
Perfektes Cottage ohne Einschränkungen
Wir haben es einfach geliebt! Die Lage, die Ausstattung, die liebenswerten Gastgeber. Leider hatten wir in der Zeit coronabedingt wenig Kontakt, aber wir würden immer wieder kommen. Tagsüber spektakuläre Wanderungen direkt vom Haus, abends mit Whiskey aus Oban vor dem Kamin, der beste Ort um zu entspannen. Wir mussten uns selbst verpflegen, da die Restaurants noch geschlossen hatten, haben aber eine perfekt ausgestattete Küche vorgefunden. Alle Daumen hoch! So sollte eine Ferienunterkunft sein.
Visited July 2020
Written March 20, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jex_12
Jex_12
Lincoln, United Kingdom77 contributions
Excellent Romantic Holiday Cottage
We’ve holidayed in lots of cottages and Crosple Cottage is the best we’ve ever stayed in. It’s location and situation is fantastic; approached via a gravel driveway, it is completely private in an elevated position over looking Loch Melfort yet close enough to amenities that you do not feel isolated. Sitting immediately beneath a beautiful hillside, Crosple has a lovely private, fenced garden with a patio overlooking the Loch and a built in BBQ. There is ample gravelled private, secure parking. The Cottage itself looks like a traditional Scottish cottage but is recently built and therefore feels modern and wonderfully warm inside whilst maintaining its charm. Ours was a Christmas stay and the modern air-sourced heating system was brilliant - always warm and cosy and easily controlled and plentiful hot water. This was topped off with a brilliant wood burning stove with plenty of dry logs. The open plan downstairs living area is lovely, with a large TV that has access to Netflix and Freeview Play and even larger view to the Loch! The kitchen is a great size, well laid out with modern oven, ceramic hobs, microwave, dishwasher and full size freezer and fridge. It is well equipped with good quality pots and pans. To help plan your visit, there was a single kitchen roll and 4 dishwasher tablets; there is no blender/mixer. Upstairs was a large bathroom with beautiful bath and brilliant, very powerful shower! The bedroom had a comfortable kingsize bed with lovely views to the Loch. We didn’t meet the owners, but the communication prior to arrival was top notch providing all the information we required. As Crosple is so well stocked we didn’t need their assistance during our stay but I have no doubt they would have been very helpful if required. This really is a wonderful place to stay, we will be back!
Visited December 2019
Written January 2, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
There is complementary trout fishing the estate loch and fishing on a further 12 lochs in the vicinity is available on purchase of a permit obtainable at the local Post Office.<The world renowned championship course at Machrihanish is about 1 ½ hrs spectacular drive south to the Mull of Kintyre and there are 2 courses closer to home: the challenging 18 hole course at Oban and the 9 hole course on Seil Island. Both are within ½ hours drive away.<Ponies:<Enjoy gentle treks through forest tracks and along scenic coastlines at Lunga Riding Stables.
Getting around
A car is essential to visit the many sights around Argyll. Castles, mountains, whisky distilleries, museums and historic sights are all within easy reach of Crosple Cottage. Timetables for ferries to the islands are available on the Calmac Ferry web sight. Information on all the smaller boat excursions are listed in the house. Whale and basking shark watching trips are popular as well as short 1 and 2 hour trips to view seals, whirlpools and wildlife.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
LOCATION: Whilst Crosple Cottage lies within easy reach of the village of Kilmelford (2 miles) the final 400m is via a farm track which passes through open countryside. It is situated 200m further up the hill from Fearnach Bay House, our other 5 star holiday letting house. There will be times when gates need to be opened and closed when there is farm stock in the area so please be aware that whilst not remote, the cottage is isolated and as such is perfect for those who wish solitude.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Crosple Cottage is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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