View of the property
View over the loch from the front garden
Dining area
Double bedroom with magnificant views across the loch
Twin bedroom
Lovely village setting
Local scenery is breathtaking
Breathtaking scenery and castles
Beautiful Bellanoch Marina
Crinan a short drive away
Stunning scenery whatever the weather
Coastal walks are breathtaking throughout the year
Local residents
Amazing scenery within a few miles from the house
Friendly local
View towards Tayvillich village
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2 / 20  View over the loch from the front garden
3 / 20  Lounge
4 / 20  Lounge
5 / 20  Dining area
6 / 20  Kitchen
7 / 20  Double bedroom with magnificant views across the loch
8 / 20  Twin bedroom
9 / 20  Bathroom
10 / 20  Lovely village setting
11 / 20  Local scenery is breathtaking
12 / 20  Breathtaking scenery and castles
13 / 20  Beautiful Bellanoch Marina
14 / 20  Crinan a short drive away
15 / 20  Stunning scenery whatever the weather
16 / 20  Coastal walks are breathtaking throughout the year
17 / 20  Local residents
18 / 20  Amazing scenery within a few miles from the house
19 / 20  Friendly local
20 / 20  View towards Tayvillich village

Anchorage View

Lochgilphead (11mls W), Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning views across Loch Sween
  • Perfect location for the lovers of the great outdoors 
  • Great walking and cycle tracks on your doorstep
  • Enclosed garden with patio area to sit and relax
  • Lovely sandy beach
  • Seafood restaurant, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Taynish Nature reserve a short drive away
  • Knapdale Forest and the Beaver trials is just 5 miles away and a great day out


Property code: AG692

Detached bungalow situated in a spectacular location at the top of Loch Sween offering 2 bedrooms, open fire and patio overlooking the Loch. The boats and yachts moored in the bay nearby make a picturesque sight.

This detached bungalow is in a spectacular location at the top of Loch Sween in the village of Tayvallich which is a popular yacht haven and the boats moored in the bay make a very picturesque sight. There is a general store, seafood restaurant/pub and a lovely coffee shop a short walk from the house.  The beautiful area around Loch Sween is crossed by forest tracks, ideal for walking, cycling and providing many opportunities to spot the local wildlife including deer, seals, otters and many different bird species.  Taynish Nature Reserve is 13 miles away and Knapdale Forest with the Scottish Beaver trials is just 5 miles away.  Boat trips and canoeing are also popular in these sheltered waters.  There is a lovely sandy beach and lots of lovely walks which are accessible from your doorstep.  Whatever the time of year, this area is breath-taking and the scenery is outstanding!

Entering the house you will find the large lounge the elevated position offers terrific views over Loch Sween.  The lounge has an electric wood burner or open fire, TV/DVD and CD.  There is a dining room next to the lounge which goes through to the kitchen which has an electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.  As you enter the hallway you will find two bedrooms, a double with loch views and comfortable twin. The bathroom is opposite with a shower over the bath.

There is an enclosed garden with patio area to sit and relax in this idyllic location and enjoy the views and sunsets.  There is private off-road parking and space for a small boat and trailer. There is steep ramp access to the patio and 3 small steps into the house. 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and a twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Open fire, TV and DVD in lounge
  • Electric and oil fired central heating included
  • 1 small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Telephone for incoming calls
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Arrival: 4pm
  • Private parking
  • There are a number of steps to access the house and there is an incline from the parking area

The pretty village of Tayvallich is a popular yacht haven, with the boats moored in the bay making a picturesque sight. The village also has a general store, coffee shop, pub/restaurant and is renowned for its seafood. Loch Sween is surrounded by spectacular countryside with a network of forest tracks for you to follow either on foot or bike. You may be able to spot a range of wildlife including deer, seals, otters and an abundance of birds. Nature lovers can also visit Taynish National Nature Reserve (1.5 miles), Knapdale Forest (5 miles) and Moine Mhor (9 miles). There are also opportunities for boat trips and a range of water sports including kayaking and canoeing. You can also lie back on sandy beaches or visit the thriving village of Kilmartin (11.5 miles) which is steeped in history, with nearby landmarks and sites including Temple Wood Stone Rings (10.5 miles) and the Neither Largie Cairns (all within 11 miles). The popular Argyll Beaver and Wildlife Visitor Centre is in Barrandaimh (5.5 miles) or you can explore the 200-year old Crinan Canal by foot, bike or boat (8.5 miles). Heading down the Knapdale peninsula you will reach the medieval Keills Chapel (5.5 miles) or you can travel round the loch to the 12th century Castle Sween (15.5 miles).

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lionel 14th March 2020

The location was great for walking and observing wildlife. Lovely views from the window over the loch. Local people were very friendly and there is a small but useful shop in the village . The shop also has a cafe .

Reviewed by Jeffrey 19th October 2019

Stunning location, dated property however comfortable and cosy once inside.

Reviewed by Amanda 21st September 2019

Anchorage View cottage is the ideal base for those who look for a peaceful retreat amongst nature, friendly people and fantastic food at the local Inn. It is a 20-30 minute drive to the nearest village but the small local store stocks the basics and is attached to it's caf that sells the most amazing food. The cottage had everything we needed, had Read morean amazing view & was comfortable, especially the open fire in the evenings. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsay 17th August 2019

This very comfortable cottage has stunning views over the Loch and is in a great location for exploring the area. We enjoyed numerous, very varied walks, a couple of delicious meals at the Tayvallich Inn just down the road and a wonderful boat trip from Crinan. A great week!

Reviewed by Sue 27th July 2019

Perfect location if you love the walking and watersports. The village has great amenities for somewhere so small and everyone was really friendly. The bay is protected from the worst of the weather and seemed to create it's own microclimate. Carsaig, on the other side of the peninsula, had a beach at low time and felt a bit wilder and more remote. Read moreWould love to go back. Hide

Reviewed by David 20th July 2019

The cottage was easy to find and access with wonderful views over the loch harbour and distant hills. Having a sloping car park and a steep ramped access up to a raised terrace and a step up into the bungalow might make it difficult for some people to access, but the panorama is well worth it for those who can manage the slope.

Reviewed by Catherine 6th July 2019

An amazing cottage in a quiet relaxing location with amazing views. Well equipped and comfortable. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes a quiet life and likes walks, watching boats coming and going and some wildlife. There is a range of activities within reach, for more active people.

Reviewed by Lorna 29th June 2019

wonderful view there is plenty of outside seating to watch all the activity in the bay. The cottage has a quirky layout it is cosy and homely and is very close to the Tayvallich Inn and the cafe/shop.

Reviewed by Lesley 22nd June 2019

Very comfortable, homely wonderful view, great food at the Inn and Cafe 4th visit will go again

Reviewed by Lorraine 15th June 2019

Lovely place I miss it. The view is just amazing, the area is lovely, friendly people, good pub with restaurant a short walk. Foot ferry to Jura (departs 100yds away) was tempting & the journey would be highly scenic but difficult with the dog if it rains so we went over to Arran from Claonaig which was fun. Everything is easy to operate, it is a cRead moreomfortable property to feel at home in, wi-fi wasn't bad.Kintyre has very varied and lovely scenery and much wildlife. Hide

Reviewed by John 8th April 2019

Comfortable, clean, warm, well equipped accommodation in a fantastic location for scenery and historic sites.

Reviewed by Iain 16th March 2019

Ideal location, lovely house with great views access to driveway restrictive. Relaxing and friendly environment.

Reviewed by Martin 1st October 2018

The bungalow is quaint but warm and the views are spectacular

Reviewed by Charles 22nd September 2018

The cottage had excellent views, rather isolated, but there was a very good village shop and excellent food served at the local inn. Plenty of walks and things to do nearby.

Reviewed by David 11th August 2018

It was a little old fashioned but overall well appointed with a lively comfortable bed & good Wi-Fi which was good as the weather was poor

Reviewed by Kate 14th July 2018

We enjoyed a lovely week in knap cottage, gorgeous views and scenery, lovely walks nearby, we would definitely recommend this as place to stay and explore surrounding area

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View of the property
View over the loch from the front garden
Dining area
Double bedroom with magnificant views across the loch
Twin bedroom
Lovely village setting
Local scenery is breathtaking
Show 8 moreBreathtaking scenery and castles


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