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Cottage set in the midst of the spectacular Argyll countryside
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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
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Ben Cruachan
  • Visit the bustling harbour town of Oban
  • Walk along the tranquil shore of beautiful Loch Etive
  • Take a ferry trip to Mull, Tiree or Lismore
  • 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. Beyond the garden is shared access to further grounds including large open ponds. Next to the cottage is private parking for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 king-size bedroom and 1 sofa bed
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small, enclosed private garden with seating
  • Private parking for two cars
  • BBQ
  • Private water supply - starter pack of drinking water supplied
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Local shop and restaurant 2 miles
  • Access to extended garden including ponds – small children must be supervised

Despite the remote location of this property, the large village of Taynuilt is only 2 miles away and has a shop, tearoom, hotel and golf course.

A little further away is the seaside town of Oban (13 miles) which is considered to be the seafood capital of Scotland. Its stunning coastline contrasts beautifully with the surrounding countryside. From here, you can take day trips to the three nearby islands including Mull. The compact town centre boasts a wealth of museums, galleries, shops and eateries.

One trip from Oban allows you to explore Loch Etive which is just north of the property. If you’re lucky, you will not only be able to appreciate the stunning scenery, but you’ll also see seal colonies and sea eagles.

Guests at this property can enjoy free access to the beautiful 9-acre Angus’s Garden (part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme) which is less than a mile away. This magical and unspoilt garden is ideal for all the family with marked pathways leading around its glorious loch and surrounded by a collection of rhododendrons, trees and shrubs.

For history, combine a boat trip to Mull with a visit to Duart Castle (27 miles including boat ride) or in the opposite direction, head to Kilchurn Castle (13 miles).

There are plenty of walking paths/trails on your doorstep, but Munro-baggers will be pleased to know that the magnificent Ben Cruachan is only 14.5 miles away.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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.

Reviewed by Julia 1st February 2020

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We had a lovely time at Gorstain Bheag. We were glad to be in a Land Rover to negotiate the track!

Reviewed by Sandra 27th January 2020

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This cottage is pretty special - isolated with stunning views, spacious for two people, cosy during our stay in January (snow part of the time) with a lovely wood burner (plenty of logs supplied), well stocked with equipment in the kitchen and throughout. Large entrance hall and a spacious bathroom with homely touches throughout. Thoughtful and kinRead mored of the owners to leave us tea, coffee, bread, butter, chocolate cake, biscuits and other bits and pieces. A real gem of a property for a holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 21st December 2019

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Reviewed by Gareth 11th November 2019

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Newly renovated cottage with all new furniture and fixtures - very spacious rooms, cosy and warm even during November, with a log fire that creates a fantastic atmosphere! Extremely comfortable bed, huge bathroom and good size kitchen area, along with a living room with beautiful views. Lovely touches, such as the provision of a few fridge essentiaRead morels - bread, milk, butter, cakes and biscuits - on arrival, along with a big basket of logs to see us through the chilly evenings. We'd come back! Hide

Reviewed by Ben 26th October 2019

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We were both absolutely gob smacked how lovely and remote the property was and the pictures do not do it justice. Both with excellent views of the surrounding mountains and the really nice nearby pubs We were looked after very well and would love to go back sometime in the near future.

Reviewed by S 28th September 2019

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A truly wonderful, cosy and immaculate cottage in a stunning, peaceful location, around 1.3 miles along a farm track, with Taynuilt only a couple of miles away for all the essentials. Sean could not have been more helpful, providing excellent directions and was available to help with any questions. The logs for the stove and the cake in the welcomeRead more pack were much appreciated! It was a superb base to explore this area of incredible beauty and I hope to be back. Hide

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