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Crinan Canal Cottage

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Crinan Canal Cottage on the banks of the canal
The Cottage on the Green at front
Kilmartin Carvings
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
This terraced cottage sits on the banks of the Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead close to Kilmartin in Argyll and is the sister of Crinan Canal Cottage No8 (almost identical and practically next door). Great for extended families. The Crinan Canal offers the ideal environment to enjoy the wonderful scenery, fishing, canoeing, sailing, horse riding, walking and cycling with many cycle tracks signposted throughout the Glen and plenty of forests and hills nearby should you wish something more energetic. Wildlife includes many woodland birds and birds of prey, beavers in the reserve at Knapdale, red squirrels, red and roe deer, seals, otters and occasionally pine martins. Kilmartin is home to the spectacular ruin of Carnasserie Castle, Nether Largie standing stones, Temple Wood...This terraced cottage sits on the banks of the Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead close to Kilmartin in Argyll and is the sister of Crinan Canal Cottage No8 (almost identical and practically next door). Great for extended families. The Crinan Canal offers the ideal environment to enjoy the wonderful scenery, fishing, canoeing, sailing, horse riding, walking and cycling with many cycle tracks signposted throughout the Glen and plenty of forests and hills nearby should you wish something more energetic. Wildlife includes many woodland birds and birds of prey, beavers in the reserve at Knapdale, red squirrels, red and roe deer, seals, otters and occasionally pine martins. Kilmartin is home to the spectacular ruin of Carnasserie Castle, Nether Largie standing stones, Temple Wood Stone Circle and numerous ancient burial mounds. The medieval hill-fort of Dunadd was considered to be the capital of the ancient Gaelic Kingdom of Dalriada and has ancient stone carvings and the stone footprint believed to be part of a mediaeval coronation ritual. Kilmartin Museum is well worth a visit to discover the rich history of this ancient land. The nearby town of Lochgilphead has a variety shops, cafes restaurants, hospital/doctors surgery, a swimming pool, golf course and sports center. There is also a shop where bicycles can be hired. Boats can be chartered from Crinan harbour and there are wildlife safari trips around the islands where it is possible to see whales, porpoise, seals, many sea birds including golden and white-tailed eagles, and the spectacular Corryvreckan Whirlpools. A walk, cycle or drive from Crinan to Ardrishaig is 9 miles and provides you with the perfect opportunity to take in the stunning views of Mid Argyll and watch the boats sailing by. The cottage as been recently decorated to a high standard double glazing and shower room. The cottage has two bedrooms, with the room to the front giving open views across the canal to the hills beyond, and the rear bedroom having views out to the woodland to the back of the cottage.. The ground floor comprises a newly fitted kitchen with a dining area and a cosy sitting room with an enclosed wood-burning fire. Starter pack of logs etc provided. Free Wi-Fi (Fibre Optic) and internet connection recently installed, complete with BTSports.The front garden has a terrace/patio next to the lawn-which is in fact AstroTurf, and has two golf holes - putter and practice soft golf balls provided. Outside table/bench is provided in summer months on the patio to relax and watch the boats go by. There is a bike store at the rear of the property.Perfect for a relaxing holiday. Ideal for walking, cycling, hill climbing, bird watching, fishing. The cottage is easily accessed from Glasgow via Loch Lomond and also from Oban to the north. There is no charge for dogs at this property. Prices are based on the start date of your holiday and are for one week (Saturday to Saturday). The cottage is also available to rent for weekends (Sat-Mon) and midweek (Mon-Fri) out-with the peak periods. Please note that I do not take bookings that extend into the following week i.e from a Thursday/Friday to a Monday/Tuesday Change over days are flexible depending on length of your visit. Please contact me for prices. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
I accept one dog with prior notice free of charge I do not accept bookings that extend into the following week i.e. from a Thursday or Friday to a Monday or Tuesday without prior notice
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Pauline H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
Interaction with guests
There is a key box entry system which allows the guests to arrive when they want after 16:00 - should earlier entry be required - this may be arranged depending on when the previous guest depart. Guests can contact me by mobile, text or email during their visit should they require. One well behaved dog is allowed at no charge in the cottage living areas but only under responsible supervision and by prior arrangement.
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Reviewed 1 February 2021

Pauline is a great host, she provides all essential information that you require for your stay and goes out of her way to assist in any way she can. Our guys required to stay here to carry out essential work near by, we will not...More

Date of stay: January 2021
2  Thank claireclint24
crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback which is really appreciated in these strange times. I am pleased that I could assist your boys with accommodation to enable them to carry out the essential work required.

Reviewed 17 October 2020

The cottage is positioned just off the canal, with a nice view from the front windows of the canal and the hills opposite. The cottage although small had everything you need (bring your own potato masher, the one in the cottage was rarther bendy!!), the...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Gordon M
crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2020

Many thanks Gordon for your review - which is much appreciated - really pleased that your holiday finally went ahead after all the rescheduling. Hope to see you again

Reviewed 12 September 2020

Lovely cottage. Quite location. Great base to see the surrounding areas. Also great for walking the canal. Placed halfway between Crinan and Ardrishaig allowed us to walk into crinan and back one day and Ardrishaig and back another. By the time we got to crinan...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Thank you so much for your great review in these uncertain times - it is really appreciated and great to meet up with you - at a safe distance - I hope to see you both again at some point

Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

My wife and I have just spent a wonderful week in this charming cottage overlooking the Crinan canal. The cottage was comfortable and well-appointed with a pleasant garden where we could watch the boats making their way along the canal. The location was perfect for...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank bob s
crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2020

Many thanks for the lovely review and I am pleased that you both enjoyed your stay at the cottage and all the seafood that the West of Scotland has to offer. I hope to see you both again if you are visiting the area again

Reviewed 16 July 2020

Characterful house, clean and reasonably well appointed. Excellent location for exploring the local area. Particularly enjoyed a day trip to Kilmartin and a cycle along the canal to Crinan. Our occupation was just before the lock-down so a lot of the coffee shops and eating...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank David M
crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2020

Many thanks for your lovely review and hope to see you back now that all the places are opening up again

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Reviewed 19 November 2019 via mobile

4 cairnbann cottage was a lovely cottage clean and tidy and in a super position on the edge of the canal with walks right from the door and close to all the amenities you require be it pub food in the crinan hotel or the...More

Date of stay: November 2019
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crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely response and I am really pleased that you had a good time and hopefully you will return again Pauline

Reviewed 8 November 2019

Spent a lovely 5 nights at this lovely cosy cottage. Weather was great considering the time of year. Had lovely walks with the dog seen some stunning parts of the country. Pauline was lovely supplying lots of information for things to do and emailing places...More

Date of stay: November 2019
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crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2019

Many thanks Elaine for your lovely review which is really appreciated. Dogs and their owners really love coming up here with the wide open spaces and at this time of year they can go scrabbling in the leaves. Once again many thanks and I look...More

Reviewed 9 October 2019

Great aacommodation and a warm welcome from Pauline nice comfortable cottage and a great base for local outdoor activities in our case diving.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank denzilla56
crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2019

Thank you so much Dennis for leaving this review - which is greatly appreciated. I am pleased that you and your two friends enjoyed your diving and I look forward to welcoming you all back again to either cottage. Thank you again

Reviewed 6 October 2019

Lovely, peaceful spot with easy access to loads of interesting sites. Cottage was comfortable and had everything needed. Shops within 2 miles for supplies.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Christine M
crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2019

Many thanks for your recent review Christine - I really appreciate you taking the time to leave this. I look forward to welcoming you back to either cottage at some point in the future. Thanks again

Reviewed 1 October 2019

This cottage is in very peaceful setting. Great location for exploring the delightful scenery and historical sites of Argyll. The owner, Pauline was extremely helpful giving us ideas and information about places to visit during our stay. The local hotel does great food and we...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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crinan3, VR Owner at Crinan Canal Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2019

Many thanks for such a positive review for the cottage, I appreciate you taking the time. I am pleased that you enjoyed the cottage. I am sorry about the lack of mobile service here in Argyll, both cottages have BT Fibre Optic installed so there...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Tennis Court
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Crinan Canal Cottage is situated in the much sought-after hamlet of Cairnbaan, a charming area of unspoilt natural beauty approximately halfway along the Crinan Canal. The canal itself is picturesque and beautifully landscaped, and provides plenty of interest with the daytime passage of boats to and fro. Cairnbaan is very conveniently located within 3 miles of the shopping and leisure facilities of the small town of Lochgilphead, and within 2 hours drive of Glasgow. Lochgilphead is the main centre for mid-Argyll and its amenities include shops, schools, businesses, sports facilities, a swimming pool, a hospital and council offices. Cairnbaan is also situated approximately 30 miles south of Oban know as The Gateway to the Isles. In addition to offering a full range of amenities and travel...
Getting around
Situated next to the historic Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan. The most convenient way to see the sights is by cycle or car. There is a local bus that runs along the canal to Crinan Harbour. Bike hire is available in Lochgilphead and with easy scenic rides or more challenging single-track, the area offers a wide choice of activities - or just chill out with a good book in front of the wood burning stove, or laze in the garden watching the yachts pass by.
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Crinan Canal Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Crinan Canal Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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