A lovely cosy cottage in a great location. The wood-burning stove is especially good. The shower over the bath is a bit tricky but the owner is aware of and sorting out the problem. Fabulous place, highly recommended.
This is our second visit at Crinan and we absolutely love it. The cottage is simply perfect: ideal location to go and visit islands (Mull, Iona, Jura, Isla etc) and to go for nice walks along the canal or in the nearby forests. The cottage has everything you need plus a beautiful garden. Indeed, if you don't feel like going for an excursion, you'd love spending the day in the cottage, cooking and sunbathing in the meadow.
Fantastic restaurants nearby, especially the Crinan Seafood bar (ask for Pedro). You can also have dinner in and go shopping Coop in Lochgilphead (5 minutes drive away)
Lovely landlady who welcomed us for the second time as we were old friends.
I could not recommend this place more. You must visit it and stay at Cottage no 8!
The cottage has everything you'd need and is right on the canal path, perfect for strolls in either direction, or just sitting and watching the yachts negotiate the locks. Great walks in all 4 directions directly from the cottage, plus we got an amazing sighting of the beavers in the nearby loch! We'd also recommend Tayvellich cafe and the Kilmartin Museum cafe, both as starting/ending points for great walks. The dog (and us) were exhausted each night, and the lovely bath with the skylight overhead was the perfect ending - for us, not the dog! We'll be back there again!
My wife and I are cyclists birdwatchers and walkers. This location allows you to start any activity straight from the door. No need to negotiate a busy main road. Beautiful scenery every way you look. The cottage was comfortable and had all we needed. The wood burning stove was wonderful on a cold evening. Accommodation was fine for three of us. Beds comfortable and bathroom and kitchen were good. The only criticism was the bath / shower arrangement. The bath was excellent but didn’t lend itself to showering very easily. That was our only reservation. Nevertheless it will not stop us from returning!
Almost exactly halfway along the Crinan Cannal this cosy, yet with everything you could wish for, terraced cottage is ideal for a couple to explore beautiful Mid Argyll, with a trip to Tayvallich highly recommended.