Local Information

We have grouped up lots of local information along with our personal views and guest feedback which we hope you will find useful when planning your stay.



General Activities PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Other Activities

There are so many activities you can do we can't put them all in here.  This link details what Argyll has to offer.

Lunga Riding Stables at Craobh Haven, Appaloosa horses, 01852 500632

Argyll Adventure near Inveraray has horse & pony riding, bungee trampolines, laser clay pidgeon shooting, laser storm, paintballing, climbing wall and a cafe. 01499 302611

Clay Pigeon Shooting - Brenfield Estate near Lochgilphead 01546 603274

Puffin Dive Centre Oban.  Provides a wide variety of diving activities including half day trips and courses 0800 428181

Loch Fyne Dive Charters 0781 2572681  Scuba diving and fishing charters based in Tarbert, Loch Fyne, Argyll.

Tralee Rally Karting near Oban open weekends & school holidays 01631 720297

Cinema - the Screen Machine visits Lochgilphead so if your visit coincides with theirs it is a good experience.

Ski in the winter months at Aonach Mhor (Fort William) which can be driven to in around an hour.  In summer take the gondola and enjoy the magnificent views.  There is a restaurant at the top serving home cooking and fresh baking.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:56
 
Ardfern PDF Print E-mail
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5 miles to the south on Loch Craignish the village of Ardfern boasts the popular pub 'The Galley of Lorne' and 'The Crafty Kitchen' café. Sailing enthusiasts use Ardfern Yacht Centre as a sheltered base for exploring the west coast, and a short drive down to Craignish Point provides fine views of the Sound of Jura and the Gulf of Corryvreckan. Ardfern is also the starting point for walks to Craignish point and cycle hire is available from the village.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:13
 
Other Shops PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Shops

 

The Flower Shop 25 Lochnell Street, Lochgilphead, PA31 8JL 01546 602056

Mark Weldon Hairdressing Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead, PA31 8TA 01546 606262

A full listing of Lochgilphead shops is available at this link.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:57
 
Gardens & Walks PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Places of Interest

There are many beautiful gardens within Argyll with the closest being Arduaine Gardens beside Loch Melfort.

There are also many recognised walks that the Forestry Commission have listed.

Within reach for a day trip are Glencoe, Rannoch Moor, Fort William, Ben Nevis and Loch Lomond

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:18
 
Kilmartin Glen PDF Print E-mail
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Around the village of Kilmartin there are many attractions to visit including the Kilmartin museum/Historical centre. There are prehistoric monuments dating from 5,000 years ago including stone-circles, carvings. The ancient kings of Scotland were crowned at Dunadd which was part of The Kingdom of Dalriada, birthplace of 'The Scots'. There is also a local shop and hotel which serves meals.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:14
 
Crinan Canal PDF Print E-mail
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You can stroll along the canal from Cairnbaan and watch boats manouvere the numerous locks and finally pass out from the Firth of Clyde to the Atlantic when you reach Crinan. Boat trips to the Corryvreckan whirlpool are hired here. It is a popular venue for cycling along the canal (pubs along the way). More information on the Crinan Canal can be found at www.scottishcanals.co.uk.

National Nature Reserve of Moine Mhor (wealth of birdlife, rare plants, dragon- and butterflies, etc.)

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:14
 
Crinan PDF Print E-mail
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The hotel at western end of The Crinan Canal known for its seafood, sunsets. This small village is 17 miles away and its annual seafood festival is reknowned.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:14
 
Tayvallich PDF Print E-mail
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A small picturesque village 22 miles away via single track roads. A further 8 miles south by single-track road takes you to the ruined Chapel of Keills and Danna Island. Also close to the village is the Hamlet of Carsaig with views across to The Paps of Jura.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:14
 
Lochgilphead PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - General Local Information

Lochgilphead is situated 19 miles to the south of the cottagel.

The local area provides an abundance of outdoor and sporting activities including hill walking and mountain biking. There are also some well-stocked hill lochs for trout fishing and some spate streams for salmon and sea-trout. Lochgilphead and Crinan both provide opportunities for sea-fishing and sailing. Crinan also offers a stunning beach where the Atlantic waters can be slightly warmer.

Lochgilphead also has a petrol stations, tesco metro, co-op, banks, pubs, restaurants and a swimming pool

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:15
 
Oban PDF Print E-mail
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Oban is situated 18 miles to the north of the cottage and has many shops, restuarants and activities.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:15
 
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