Views towards the property
Lounge with log burner
Relax in the lounge and read a good book
Dining area
Double Bedroom
Twin Room
Utility/Shower Room
Enjoy a coffee in the garden
Plenty room to run around
Large garden area
Boat Trips
Countryside views
Beach getaway
Unspoilt beaches
Beautiful countryside
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3 / 16  Relax in the lounge and read a good book
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5 / 16  Double Bedroom
6 / 16  Twin Room
7 / 16  Bathroom
8 / 16  Utility/Shower Room
9 / 16  Enjoy a coffee in the garden
10 / 16  Plenty room to run around
11 / 16  Large garden area
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13 / 16  Countryside views
14 / 16  Beach getaway
15 / 16  Unspoilt beaches
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Gingerbread House

Lochgilphead (7mls S), Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Exquisite Victorian stone property, likened to a fairy tale ‘Gingerbread House’
  • Situated to nearby Lochgilphead which has a range of amenities including shops, bike hire and a swimming pool
  • Fantastic landscape views from the property, making this a wonderful countryside retreat
  • A great location for keen ramblers with Knapdale Forest just 6 miles away
  • Equipped with wonderful wood burners, perfect for those winter getaways
  • Large south-facing garden with furniture, BBQ and children’s swings, perfect for families
Property code: AG577

Built in 1855, this Victorian property has all the charm and qualities of a fairy tale ‘Gingerbread House’ and is set within a peaceful woodland which creates an idyllic holiday home.

A remarkable Victorian stone holiday home, with its pointed roof profile and overhanging eaves is likened to a fairy tale ‘Gingerbread House’, is ideally situated close by to the town of Lochgilphead. Explore the nearby Crinan Canal, the 200 year old waterway where you can either sail or walk and cycle alongside. After working up an appetite, you can taste the local seafood at one of the restaurants nearby. For the more adventurous, Knapdale Forest is just six miles away and is known for its panoramic views and wildlife as well plenty of trails to explore. There is plenty of history in this area and you can visit Kilmartin House Museum or search for scenery covered relics of prehistoric Scotland, such as stone circles, chambered cairns and sculptured stones. After enjoying all of the area’s offerings you can make your way back to the property and enjoy the views over the open countryside and Kilmartin Glen.

After entering the property, you will be welcomed into the beautifully presented lounge with its large bay window and cosy wood burner. There is also a small Freeview TV, DVD and Hi-Fi which makes this a great room to unwind in after exploring the local area. The kitchen comes equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen also houses a woodburner and the dining table making it the hub of the house. The utility area is on the ground floor and benefits from a double-sized shower enclosure, washbasin and WC. Once the night has drawn in, the stairs lead you to the bedrooms. The first a splendid double bedroom with a four poster bed and the second is a spacious twin bedroom. The main bathroom is also located on the first floor and is equipped with a bath with shower attachment, WC and two handbasins.

Heading outside, there is a large, south facing and private garden which is well-maintained and has the welcome addition of garden furniture and BBQ, making alfresco dining a must! The garden also has a double swing which children will be delighted with and will keep them entertained.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double four poster and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 bathroom with bath and shower attachment and a shower room on the ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and dishwasher
  • Wood burner in the lounge (a starter supply of solid fuel included, further fuel can be purchased locally)
  • Wood burner in the kitchen
  • Electric heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and restaurant in the village of Kilmartin 1 mile, shops 7 miles away but free delivery is available from the local supermarket
  • TV, DVD and Hi-Fi
  • BBQ available

This is a great area for taking part in a range of activities including mountain biking, walking, canoeing and fishing, and there are opportunities for boat trips to explore some of the nearby islands. The picturesque village of Kilmartin (2 miles) is steeped in history, and the surrounding Lorne District is renowned for its ancient monuments, standing stones and burial cairns. Nearby landmarks and sites include Temple Wood Stone Rings (0.5 miles), the Neither Largie Cairns (all within 1.5 miles), the Nether Largie Standing Stones (1 mile) and the remains of Carnasserie Castle (3 miles). Nature lovers can head to the national nature reserves at Moine Mhor (2 miles) and Taynish (12.5 miles), visit the Argyll Beaver and Wildlife Visitor Centre in Barrandaimh (6 miles) or explore the spectacular Knapdale Forest (7 miles). You can also explore the 200 year old Crinan Canal by foot, bike or boat (6 miles) or visit the beautiful National Trust property of Arduaine Garden set on the Sound of Jura (12 miles). Standing on the banks of Loch Gilp, the thriving town of Lochgilphead (8 miles) offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a swimming pool and bike hire facilities.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Maureen 18th May 2019

The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. I was slightly surprised there was no "welcome pack" which we have had in other properties but this is a small point. The location was excellent for visiting other places in the area.

Reviewed by Tracy 11th May 2019

A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. We found the cottage welcoming and comfortable. Perfect for wildlife encounters. We loved watching the bats outside the cottage each evening and had a beautiful hare visiting a couple of times during our stay. We are planning to return to this cottage again next year.

Reviewed by Mark 4th May 2019

I would not recommend this cottage. The seating in the lounge was shabby and not very comfortable. Overall, we were disappointed with the property which is situated in a good location.

Reviewed by Algina 11th August 2018

Very nice location,peaceful,beautiful and tidy lodge,will definitely recommend to visit.

Reviewed by Timothy 4th August 2018

The house is charming and the location great for historical sightseeing and hiking. We did very much enjoy our stay!

Reviewed by Joseph 14th July 2018

Beautiful place in an amazing location. Everything you could need for a real home from home experience

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Views towards the property
Lounge with log burner
Relax in the lounge and read a good book
Dining area
Double Bedroom
Twin Room
Utility/Shower Room
Enjoy a coffee in the garden
Plenty room to run around
Large garden area
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