Shepherd’s Cottage ref: UK5458

near Tarbert, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

This traditional stone built, semi detached cottage is in an ideal location for exploring the west coast of Argyll. Next to Stonefield Castle and only 2 miles away from the small, bustling harbour town of Tarbert, Shepherd’s Cottage makes a great base for those wishing to visit the islands of Islay, Gigha and Arran. For the keen walkers and nature lovers the Kintyre Peninsula with its stunning scenery and rugged coastline is only a short drive away. There is a choice of forest trails offering excellent mountain biking and cycling nearby, or enjoy a leisurely walk along the banks of the Crinan Canal. The area is surrounded by history, with Kilmartin Glen and Dunadd Fort being just a couple places where you can visit Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments, ancient castles, burial chambers, standing stones, rock carvings and ruined forts. The wonderful village of Tarbert is close by and is renowned for its seafood, and hosts a seafood festival every year. The small town of Lochgilphead is around 11 miles north, and Oban, known as the seafood capital of the UK, is around 48 miles north. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
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Open plan living space.
Living area: With open fire, 28" Freesat TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity (Initial £25), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included.

Miscellaneous

Cobbled courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture (private). Large lawned garden (shared with other cottages). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Tarbert
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    400 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Largs Railway Station
  • Pub
    400 yards
  • Railway station distance
    49.5 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.

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.

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