Argyll holiday cottages


Situated on the West Coast of Scotland, Argyll boasts over 3000 miles of coastline to explore and 60 castles. And if sampling a local tipple is high on your list of Argyll holiday cottage experiences there are 14 world-class distilleries to discover. Fancy a dram or two? Enough of the stats, let’s explore…

Top of our list, a Hebridean island circuitous adventure in north west Argyll taking in Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree. Start your journey to Mull from Oban – a marvellously eccentric fishing village – and worth spending some time exploring if time allows. On our whistle-stop tour take time to enjoy pretty Tobermory on Mull (for those with under 5’s the similarity to Cbeebies Ballamory won’t be missed) and stop for tea at Duart Castle. Iona, Coll and Tiree are beautiful Islands, with Tiree taking top spot for one of the sunniest places in Britain. Just don’t forget your sun cream and obligatory sun hat. When you’ve finished enjoying the delights of Tiree, catch the ferry back to Oban to complete you Inner Hebridean island-hopping adventure.

For those looking to reconnect with nature, you’ve come to the right place. Argyll is teeming with barnacle geese, red squirrels, a wild beaver population not to mention the odd sea eagle. Consider donning a deerstalker a la Sherlock Holmes and setting out on your own ‘nature detective’ adventure. Nature’s not just for kids, ya’ know.

For the sportier types the surf is certainly up, and this region boasts some of the best surfing conditions in Scotland. Surfing too energetic, or just too plain exhausting? Then try a gentle round of golf on one of the three links golf courses in the area – we hear that the 18 hole Championship course at the Machrihanish Golf Club is not to be missed! Now where did we put our clubs…