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Crinan Canal Cottage No8 Cairnbaan Cottages

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TV, fireplace, books
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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Crinan Canal Cottage No8 Cairnbaan Cottages

Entire homePrivate host

Crinan Canal Cottage No8 Cairnbaan Cottages

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Lochgilphead, SCT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDunadd8 min drive
  • Popular LocationArichonan Clearance Village9 min drive
  • Popular LocationMoine Mhor Nature Reserve11 min drive
  • AirportOban (OBN)52 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Crinan Canal Cottage No8 Cairnbaan Cottages

Waterfront Cottage with kitchen and fireplace
This terraced cottage at no8 is the sister of no4 (almost identical) sitting on the banks of the Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead close to Kilmartin in Argyll.

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 has been recently decorated to a high standard with double glazing and the bath room with a claw foot bath with a hand held shower, the cottage has two bedrooms, with the room to the front giving open views across the canal to the hills beyond, and the rear twin 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 and internet connection recently installed (Fibre-optic)

Outside table/chars are provided in summer months in the small alpine garden to the front to relax and watch the boats go by. There is a bike store at the rear of the property in the lane. Perfect for a relaxing holiday. Ideal for walking, cycling, hill climbing, bird watching, fishing, change over days are flexible depending on length of your visit and by prior arrangement.

The cottage is easily accessed from Glasgow via Loch Lomond and also from Oban to the north.

One well behaved dog is allowed in the cottage living areas but only under responsible supervision and by prior arrangement. Unlike other cottages there is no charge for your four legged friend as long as they bring their own bedding.

At this cottage you have your own dedicated car space.

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 (Fri-Mon) and midweek (Mon-Fri) out-with the peak periods. Please contact me for prices for shorter breaks. I do not take bookings that overlap the weekends i.e. Thursday to Monday.

Entry is usually available after 4pm and departure is by 10am - these times can be changed if required.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Pauline Houston
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Power boating nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Lochgilphead, this cottage is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Dunadd and Arichonan Clearance Village are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Loch Fyne and Moine Mhor Nature Reserve. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Dunadd - 8 min drive
  • Kilmartin Glen - 8 min drive
  • Carnasserie Castle - 9 min drive
  • Arichonan Clearance Village - 9 min drive
  • Moine Mhor Nature Reserve - 11 min drive


  • Riverside Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Argyll Cafe - 6 min drive
  • Cafe 35 - 6 min drive
  • Coriander - 6 min drive
  • The Square Peg - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 6 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Very cosy place to stay
We were so looking forward to coming to Cairnbaan and we were not disappointed with the property. It had everything for a nice comfortable stay. The log burner was a nice treat in the evening, which kept the cottage nice and warm. There's plenty to do and see in the area. The surrounding countryside is beautiful. Pauline, our host, was most welcoming and gave us plenty of ideas of what to do in the area I would highly recommend this cottage.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely cottage
Was a lovely cottage to stay at. Everything was clean would recommend this cottage for people that like quiet and walking.

5/5 Excellent

Great spot
Really lovely cottage in great location. Pauline (owner) very nice and helpful and local hotel does great food ( looks terrible from outside - 5 mins walk) People in local town (loughilphead) very lovely ( tried all the pubs with my dogs ) and the area is spectacular. Also stayed in Crinan Hotel- great food but tired, needs a refurb and a hospitality training package.

3/5 Okay

the weather could have been betterbut that didn't spoil the enjoyment

5/5 Excellent

cosy cottage in good location
Cosy cottage with a great wood burning stove. Cottage is next to the Crinan Canal cycle/walking towpath and in an area steeped in history.