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25 / 25  Cottage set in the midst of the spectacular Argyll countryside

Gorstain Bheag

Balindore, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic and romantic hideaway in the Highlands
  • Walk along the tranquil shore of beautiful Loch Etive
  • Spot local wildlife including red deer and red squirrels
Property code: CA425

Gorgeous, traditional, stone-built cottage set in the midst of the spectacular Argyll countryside, perfect as a romantic retreat for two.

With miles of local paths straight from the door, this idyllic spot is the perfect place to enjoy the fresh Highland air and spot the local rich and varied wildlife. Enjoy spectacular walks along nearby Loch Etive or take the short drive to the delightful coastal town of Oban from where you can catch a ferry to Mull. Enjoy superb seafood, go seal-spotting or visit the excellent Oban distillery and sample the local fine malt. Visit Dunollie Museum Castle and explore the attractive grounds.

Enter this charming cottage through the front door and you’ll find yourself in the narrow hallway where there is space to store coats and muddy boots. From here, turn into the cosy little lounge/dining room, tastefully decorated in soft greys and purples that evoke the Scottish landscape. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of the glowing wood burner (starter pack of logs supplied) and enjoy a film and a glass of wine in the evening. Next door the smart galley kitchen is well-equipped for rustling up a romantic meal for two. At the end of the day, retire to the king-size bedroom with its luxuriously soft bedding and enjoy a blissful night’s sleep. In the morning, enjoy an invigorating shower in the adjacent bathroom.

Stroll outside into the small, private garden, where you can sit and enjoy the peace and quiet or perhaps share a meal together on warm days. Next to the cottage is private parking for two cars.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 additional sofa bed ( available upon request)
  • 1 shower room with hand basin and WC
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge with ice box, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Wood burner – starter pack of logs supplied - extra fuel available to purchase
  • Electric heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small, enclosed private garden with seating
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Private water supply - starter pack of drinking water supplied
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Local shop and restaurant 2 miles
  • Neighbouring property has pond in garden, children must be supervised
  • Please Note, there is a 1/4 mile, single farm track within the grounds leading to the cottage, please drive carefully
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 1st May 2022

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Reviewed by Robert Ian 23rd April 2022

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We stayed there last week in April. The cottage is clean and has excellent facilities. The welcome pack was very good. The track leading to the cottage is bumpy but not a problem at all. The garden was secure and ideal for our little dog Overall the cottage was lovely, the area was amazing and the people are friendly. We have no negative comments tRead moreo give at all and would highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Till 16th April 2022

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Very nice cottage for two - excellent remote location - very well equipped & comfortable - perfect for a short break and very quiet !

Reviewed by Julie 9th April 2022

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Perfect location for touring around the Oban area. The cottage was lovely and cosy, very clean and in a beautiful location. Would highly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by emma 12th March 2022

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Reviewed by Deborah 19th February 2022

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Comfortable adorable cottage.. everything you could wish for and more

Reviewed by Charles 15th January 2022

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Lovely little cottage, perfect for a cosy getaway away from the hustle of bustle of modern life. The surrounding scenery was beautiful with ample choice for walking and hiking. We were very sad to leave and cant wait to come back again.

Reviewed by Andrew 11th December 2021

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Reviewed by Ross 4th December 2021

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Superb cottage, well equipped with everything you would need. Comfortable and relaxing, set in perfect location to enjoy the peace and quiet

Reviewed by Melanie 13th November 2021

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Beautiful location and a lovely cottage. Very well equipped and the roaring log fire was lovely. Lovely welcome pack as well. Very comfy big bed. Lots to do in the area and just a stunning part of the world.

Reviewed by Carolanne 6th November 2021

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You really do need a good car for the single track road, but worth it when you get there as the cottage is very comfortable and when you work out how to use the heaters it is lovely and warm, garden totally enclosed but if you have a bigger dog the fence is only 3ft high with Barbed wire at the top, so you may feel like us being uncomfortable leaviRead moreng the the dog to toodle round the garden on her own Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 30th October 2021

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Absolutely loved our stay here, so relaxing and peaceful and just what we needed. We loved the fact that we were off the beaten track but still close enough if we wanted to explore. Perfect and cottage had everything you needed for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Herlinde 25th October 2021

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The cottage lived up to expectations, well presented and cosy, lovely peaceful location. The welcome pack was appreciated.

Reviewed by Joy 25th September 2021

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A few more home comforts in the property would have been nice ie cushions on sofa, local information and how to use appliances.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th September 2021

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Lovely, cosy cottage in a remote but beautiful location with sheep for your neighbours. Ideal for long walks. Perfect for a romantic getaway. The farm track is fine if you take it slowly. A few nice looking restaurants on the roads into and out of the village. Large Tesco in Oban or Morrison's in Fort William; thoroughly recommend visiting both towRead morens. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 11th September 2021

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A well presented single storey traditional Scottish Cottage . Set in great walking areas with lovely views. The steep drive to the cottage and its distance does not allow for access on foot to local amenities . The interior of the cottage has a lovely country feel especially when the excellent log burner is alight . Great contemporary artwork by a Read morelocal artist is throughout . Visit Port Appin , eat at The Pier house ,also Inveraray, Castle , town and Samphire Restaurant. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsay 17th July 2021

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Lovely stylish well equiped cottage. Down a very long uneven track need a good car to get down. Had some cows and sheep as neighbours who were prone to blocking the track. This added to charm. Quite a walk to local inn that did excellent food. The cottage had outside seating but as garden was a bit overgrown did not sit in it. The cottage itself waRead mores attached to another. The only negatives were the shower wasnt very powerful and only escape to outside was through front door. Hide

Reviewed by Phil 26th June 2021

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The welcome pack was very generous location and cottage was superb with great walks near by Very peaceful

Reviewed by Linda 19th June 2021

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Had a lovely peaceful holiday. Just what we wanted. Might not suit everyone. Hope to return next year.

Reviewed by Vivienne 12th June 2021

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A lovely well equipped cottage that was very clean and comfortable. Its location is remote which adds to the charm as the sheep wander freely outside the window. However, the track to the cottage is very rough and this may cause a problem if you are driving a small vehicle. That said , we had a lovely time and would recommend this property.

Reviewed by Stuart 29th May 2021

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Lovely little cottage for two people in a peaceful and tranquil area. Very clean and well equipped. Good log burning stove and well stocked log supply on hand. Great walks nearby to Anguss Garden, Bonawe and Inverawe estate. There is a sofa bed in the living room which I guess would be fine for smaller children but might a bit of squeeze for four aRead moredults, great wee place though for two. Easy train trip into Oban. Would thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 1st May 2021

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The cottage is situated among beautiful surroundings, its very isolated and gives wonderful privacy. Traffic is very rare and its lovely seeing the sheep and cattle wandering freely. The cottage is very clean, well equipped, everything we needed was there, plenty logs which made a lovely cosy evening. Sean was very helpful, and we found a welcomingRead more food package on arrival. We have already booked a return for next year. A magical place for a wonderful holiday. Stephen and Betty Hide

Reviewed by Donna 12th December 2020

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Fabulous location amongst outstanding natural beauty. A very cosy and well equipped cottage for a real chance to get away from it all.

Reviewed by Fiona 21st November 2020

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Lovely cosy cottage in excellent location

Reviewed by Maggie 7th November 2020

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Lovely stay!! Remote location but exactly what we wanted. Very well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Karen 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Till 24th October 2020

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Just perfect for two people in these COVID times ... very remote, nice local walks with autumn colours & (even with the bad weather) spectacular views - and Ben Cruachan & the other hills were easy to reach for the Munro enthusiast ! Although the weather was dismal a very relaxing stay in a beautiful surrounding. Everything in great condition - excRead moreellent bed ... who could ask for more ? One of the best cottages we rented for a while ! Hide

Reviewed by Anne 10th October 2020

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The cottage itself was perfect. Lovely log burner in the lounge. Good size bedroom. Large bathroom and well equipped kitchen. Loved the entrance where there was a large area for coats boots etc.

Reviewed by Graeme 3rd October 2020

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What a wonderful wee getaway. The 2 mile crawl down a track avoiding the cows and sheep added to it's charm. The interior was spotless with all the home comforts you can think of including a smart TV for Netflix. With Oban 20 minutes away and Fort William 40 it's highly recommended.

Reviewed by Barry 19th September 2020

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Lovely remote location and really comfortably furnished. Don't miss Angus's garden just a short walk away, or the view from the wind farm on a clear day.

Reviewed by susan 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Samantha 8th August 2020

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A really beautiful cottage in a stunning setting. As city dwellers it was a bit of a shock to the system having to wait for the cows and sheep to move of the track but we got used to it. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the hosts couldn't have done more for us. Not too far from Oban, Fort William or Loch Lomond either. I would definitely recRead moreommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 1st August 2020

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The communication was great and we had numbers for contact if we needed anything thank you. Lovely quiet location. Beautiful surroundings. Nice cosy cottage with a brilliant entrance area for boots etc. Facilities great, everything we needed for the week. Shops in Oban and a train stop in Taynuilt. Just be aware that the track is off road and take Read moreit steady!! Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Jane 25th July 2020

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Great location/ extremely comfortable/well equipped/ good quality fittings and furniture/ shower and bed excellent.

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Location

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Eastbourne is a bustling seaside resort on the south coast of England. It has been a popular British holiday destination since Victorian times. The town’s attractive pier and promenade is still a major draw for visitors in search of a traditional seaside experience – you can enjoy a long, level stroll along the sea front whilst enjoying an ice cream or some fish and chips. The pebble beach is a good place to park a deckchair and take in the sun, or paddle in the sea. Great for family breaks and as a romantic getaway, the town has much to offer all visitors. The South Downs Way starts in town and extends 100 miles eastwards to Winchester – one of the first stops on the National Trail are the imposing chalk cliffs of the iconic Beachy Head, a few miles to the east of town. Eastbourne is a big hit with train enthusiasts as it’s home to the Spa Valley Railway and the Miniature Steam Railway. Historians may like Redoubt Fort and The Observatory Science Museum (in nearby Herstmonceux). For all-weather attractions for children why not investigate Fort Fun or the indoor Motcombe Swimming Pool? Further afield, and within a one-hour drive to the west is Brighton, with its own pier, wonderful array of shops and eateries. To the west is Bexhill-on-Sea with its impressive art gallery, the De La Warr Pavillion, and long seafront. Just beyond is the old fishing town of Hastings with its new award-winning designer pier, ancient castle and fishing shanty town.

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