Bonawe House - Holly Cottage ref: UK13166

Taynuilt, near Oban, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

Overview

Map

Local area

Prices & availability

Book now

Check prices and book

Book your short break or week away with 0% credit card fees. *

Check Availability
Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
FLEX
Changeover day
  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point 

Description

Close to Loch Etive, in a quiet and secluded location, this spacious cottage makes the ideal holiday base for exploring Argyll. A spacious two-storey cottage, set in the grounds of the fabulous 18th-century Bonawe House, it is close to the small West Highland village of Taynuilt, just 12 miles from Oban.

Holly Cottage occupies the end of the courtyard building of Bonawe House, overlooking Loch Etive and surrounded by mature beech trees and gardens. The house and grounds are situated on the edge of the village of Taynuilt, which is within a 15-minute walk and offers several shops, a café and golf course.

Holly Cottage has been carefully renovated by the owners to offer modern comforts in a traditional cottage setting. A very quiet and private location overlooking the courtyard and the semi-formal gardens. The spacious open plan living space has a patio door from the kitchen area to the rear sitting-out area. The two bedrooms, lovingly furnished and decorated with your comfort in mind. The seating area outside has plenty of outdoor furniture, so you can enjoy dining al fresco or just sitting in the sunshine with a good book. The natural and wooded gardens are shared with the other holiday properties with seating areas in front of the property.

Taynuilt is a busy little village with great transport connections and has a popular village pub serving food, as well as small shops and attractions very nearby. It has a hotel with a bar and restaurant, a general store, post office, butchers, hairdressers, café and a railway station all within a 5-minute walk. The busy little town of Oban, 12 miles, has an array of shops, bars and restaurants. You can catch a short ferry trip to one of the Inner Hebrides, including Mull, Staffa and Iona. This interesting area has an abundance of wildlife with golden eagles, basking sharks, porpoises and otters often seen. Explore ruined castles, beautiful gardens, and sites of historical interest. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, Oban Distillery, all nearby. Outdoor activities in the area include walking, cycling, diving, sailing, kayaking, horse riding, golf, mountain biking and fishing. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessible and also offer mountain biking, climbing and skiing. Further afield, enjoy a day out visiting either Inveraray Jail or Auchindrain Museum. Beach ½ mile. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Read more about Bonawe House - Holly Cottage

Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With 32’’ Freesat TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and patio doors leading to sitting-out area.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Laundry service available on request (at cost).

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area. Grounds with woodland (shared with other properties on-site). Electric car charging point. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced loch in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Oban
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    12 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Taynuilt
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    1 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles (sea loch)

About the local area

As you travel through Argyll, highland Scotland merges with the Scottish lowlands. In the north of the region is the bustling fishing port of Oban. Surrounded by the sweeping mountains of Lorn this is the ideal base from which to tour the Highlands to the north.

The Isle of Mull is only a short ferry trip away. Mull's capital, Tobermory, is instantly recognised by its famous brightly painted buildings. The island has a fascinating history being once home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean and site of the clan's ancient Duart Castle which has spectacular views from its battlements.

South along the coast are the unspoilt glens and bays of Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the islands of Islay and Jura which are easily reached by ferry. Visit the whitwashed houses of Inveraray and the turreted Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll. Campbelltown in Kintyre was the scene of Viking repulsions at Saddell Abbey and has some lovely beaches nearby.

The captivating Isle of Bute lies at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, a place of tranquil relaxation with sheltered coves and sandy bays. Ideal for leisurely hiking and easy-going cycling on quiet back roads. Maybe take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle or Mount Stuart - the House and gardens of the Marquess of Bute.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.

Vikingar!

A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

Read more things to do nearby

Availability selector

In:
Nights:
Start Date
Duration
Price
cottage-detail-pet-price-free cottage-detail-pet-price-payable
There is currently no availability for the options selected. Please modify your selection or contact us on 01228 406731.

Availability calendar

Available start date Unavailable