Set within the charming, private estate of Kirnan House, in an AONB, these properties (SEEJ, SEEK and SGGI) offer ideal, peaceful holiday retreats. Surrounded by 605 acres of unspoilt woodland and 25 acres of garden, they are sympathetically renovated to the highest standard. Steeped in history, the estate was originally owned by the Dukes of Argyll and the gardens are recognised as the second finest on the west coast of Scotland. This is a haven for wildlife lovers, with red, sika and roe deer roaming freely, as well as pine martens, red squirrels and woodcock. Scottish wildcats are frequently seen in the glen and there are mating pairs of osprey on the River Add, with eagles regularly sighted. The woods contain the remains of an historic settlement, Kirnan Beg. Kirnan is an environmentally-friendly estate which aims to become self supporting, and can offer guests fresh eggs, vegetables, pork and lamb. Where possible, everything used on the estate is recycled. The estate is an ideal base for fishing, walking, stalking, shooting, cycling, sightseeing and horse riding. The owner’s RIB boat is available by separate arrangement and sea and loch fishing can be provided, as well as scenic tours of the coastline. Local attractions include excellent restaurants (especially seafood), museums, castles and the famous Crinan Canal. Under an hour from Oban, with day trips to the beautiful west coast islands, and closer ferries to Gigha and Jura. This is an important area historically, with the highest concentration of Neolithic monuments in Great Britain. Close to the famous Kilmartin Museum. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles.
- Open fire - fuel inc
- Elec, bed linen and towels inc
- Garden furniture
- Shared use of 25-acre garden with furniture
- Use of 630-acre estate
- Two lochs
- 4 miles private salmon/trout fishing
- Stalking, catering and housekeeping by arr with owner
- Loch and sea fishing by arr with owner
- Ghillie avail
- Cycle hire avail
- Pets free of charge
- No smoking
- NB: Slopes, steps and unfenced pond in estate
Large panelled living room with open fire, double sofa bed, dining area and garden views. Snug, additional dining area. Well-equipped galley-style kitchen with original panelling. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and views of garden. Shower room. Separate toilet.
- ‘Econ 7’ NSH inc
- Use of laundry/drying room with w/machine and t/dryer
- Private parking
- Cycle store
Customer Reviews of Heron Cottage, Lochgilphead - Sleeps 2
1st comment: Secluded location which suited us very well. Very dog friendly property with dog bowl and doggy mats. Cottage had lots of character. Owners left wine, biscuits, tea, coffee, milk for us. Extras like an espresso machine and retro wide slot toaster were very good. Sept 2011.
2nd comment: Owner very accommodating yet unobtrusive. Fresh hen’s eggs as well as a welcome bottle of wine and chocolates were most appreciated. July 2011.
3rd comment: Lovely setting. Very peaceful. The hosts were very friendly and helfull. June 2011.
4th comment: Beautiful location, remote but a short drive from local pub and nearest town. Beautiful surroundings, great for walking. We arrived in the evening and the fire was lit, milk and supplies were in the fridge and a bottle of wine and chocolates were on the table - a 5 star welcome! Exceeded expectations. Nov 2010.
5th comment: The location of the property and the cottage itself was beautiful. The photos dont do the property justice. The layout of the property was great and the rooms more spacious that we expected. It had a lovely cosy feeling and our dogs loved it. The owners were great, really friendly and helpful. The dogs and cats were great. Aug 2010.
6th comment: Heron Cottage was set in beautiful grounds, plenty to explore. It was cosy and clean and exceeded our expectations. The owners were courteous, friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. The wildlife within the grounds was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this cottage to couples or a small group of friends. We crammed both fun and relaxation into this holiday. June 2010.
7th comment: Very welcoming hosts, nothing was too much trouble - cosy cottage with all we needed in a super location. April 2010.
8th comment: Very peaceful location, excellent for walking & dogs. March 2010.
9th comment: The real fire, definitely made the stay worth while when the weather was cold and wintery. Oct 2009.
10th comment: If it is a peaceful, relaxing break then this is the place to go. Oct 2009.