Craigard ref: UK5239

Ardfern, near Lochgilphead, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Ardfern sits on the shores of Loch Craignish, capturing all that is beautiful about Mid Argyll and the wonderful west coast of Scotland. Craigard, on the edge of the village (where bikes may be hired), gives you the opportunity to stay in this stunning location and enjoy the local amenities. Nestled up a single track, this single-storey detached bungalow sleeps up to eight people, with an additional travel cot for a baby or toddler. It has a large decked area which makes the best of the views down the loch.
There is a wonderful hotel close by, which serves superb, local produce. There is also a yacht marina, where you can take boat trips to see the wildlife, including whales, and sail through the Corryvrekan whirlpool. Pony-trekking is also available on the Lunga Estate. There is a well-stocked local shop that doubles as a post office.
Nearby Kilmartin Glen is home to over 800 internationally significant prehistoric and early historic sites, with monuments dating back over 5000 years, making it mainland Scotland’s most important archaeological landscape. The Museum of Ancient Culture can also be found here.
Take the scenic route from Ardfern to Tayvallich via Carsaig, Ardnoe Point, Crinan, Bellanoch and Carnassarie Castle, where you can enjoy the stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings. Take the forest track as it opens out at Ardnoe Point to reveal stunning views across Loch Crinan. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room:
With 42" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Dining room: With open fire and door leading to garden.
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tiled floor.
Separate toilet.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
2 steps to...
Bedroom 4: With double bed, door leading to decked area and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for fire included.


Large enclosed lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 13 steps and sloping banks in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    14 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    24.0 miles
  • Lake
    ½ mile

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.


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.

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