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The Chapel - Kilfinan

Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful converted church with original period features
  • Set at a vantage point overlooking Loch Fyne
  • Ideal getaway for couples or small families
  • South facing Velux windows for sunny interiors
  • Explore Argyll with nearby swimming, sailing, and country walks
  • Uninterrupted views of the countryside and the Mull mountains
Property code: CA339

This carefully restored 19th-century ‘Wee Free'' church blends modern comfort with period charm, featuring tall windows through which to gaze over the Loch and the surrounding rustic beauty of Kilfinan, Argyll.

Make a romantic getaway for two, or a memorable country break for the family, in this characterful and versatile historical property with unbeatable views. Bright and spacious, this is a perfect base for active getaways and peaceful country retreats alike, with a wealth of bistros, sailing and horseriding opportunities all within 7 miles. The stunning views of Loch Fyne, the mountains of Mull and the rolling countryside are all on your doorstep for a taste of a real Scottish rural idyll.

Immerse yourself in the original features of the open-plan kitchen/diner/lounge area, with long windows on all sides offering different glorious elevated views. Plan the day's activities over coffee on the balcony overlooking the loch, or sip wine here on ample outdoor seating as the sun sets over unspoilt scenery reaching the mountains. Cook a slap-up meal in the fine slate-floored kitchen and dine overlooking the countryside. At the end of a long day, avail yourself of the well-stocked bookshelves and read on comfy sofas by the wood burner. Retire to one of two cosy upstairs rooms: a plush double bedroom or a family room with three beds - one with feature stone windows. Freshen up in one of two modern shower rooms each handily located on both floors.

Outside, enjoy a sunny private garden with a summer house, and soak up the mature garden spaces while boats float by on the waters. Or, you can simply enjoy a spot of al fresco dining on the decking.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double room with king-size bed, 1 family room with 3 single beds
  • 2 shower rooms – 1 WC, separate shower room, 1 shower room with WC
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Woodburner - starter pack of logs provided
  • Electric heating throughout – electricity included
  • Utility room – washing machine
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • TV, DVD, radio/CD player
  • Wi-Fi not included – telephone reception can vary
  • Regret no dogs
  • Private garden with summer house, decking with garden furniture
  • Telephone for emergency and incoming calls only
  • Post office, general store and hotel, 6 miles (Kames)
  • Hotel with pub/restaurant under 1 mile
  • Please note property is remote and accessed via steps
  • Due to the layout this property may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility

Being located on the west coast of Argyll and Bute provides some fantastic opportunities to explore this peninsula and its 23 surrounding inhabited islands. The remote and rugged coastline provides landscapes that are truly astounding and unique to this part of Scotland and its glorious isles.

If you are a keen walker, runner, mountain biker or simply a wildlife enthusiast, The Cowal Way will take your breath away. It is considered to be one of Scotland's most scenic walking trails and runs the whole of the Cowal peninsula. Known as ‘Scotland in 57 miles', this route offers spectacular scenery passing through forests, waterfalls, lochs, glens, moorland, mountains and much more.

Tarbert is just a short ferry ride away and is a pretty little village situated on the east coast of the Kintyre Peninsula. Still a very active fishing hub, this attractive harbour is vibrant and full of life, especially in July during the annual seafood festival. Tarbert is often referred to as the gateway to the Kintyre Peninsula which is rich in natural beauty and wildlife.

Whilst the mainland of Argyll provides mountainous and dramatic vistas, the islands offer tranquillity, unique island cultures, white sandy beaches and some of Scotland's most iconic wildlife such as golden eagles, puffins, seals, dolphins and much more. Take a day trip to the beautiful Isle of Bute, steeped in history with its varied landscapes and stunning coastline, to experience just a taster of life on these spectacular Isles.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Graham 18th July 2020

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Reviewed by Rachel 15th February 2020

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A beautiful family getaway, with lovely scenery in the comfort of a well equipped home in a peaceful setting.

Reviewed by Lisa 26th October 2019

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Our second stay in this beautifully renovated Chapel looking westward onto Loch Fyne. Great airy open plan living area on the ground floor with a fabulous library. Excellent bathrooms with a superb downstairs shower room, clean and modern. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Mrs Jarman August 2019

We loved the Chapel. The house was light, airy and very well stocked from kitchen ware to books and DVDs to children's toys. The view to the loch was amazing. You could walk to the loch in about 15 minutes, though a good hill coming back. We loved being down by the loch, visiting Otterferry and Tarbert on the ferry and Portavedie marina. We would dRead moreefinitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Bastin July 2019

The Chapel is an amazing house in a great location. We have stayed throughout the highlands but never thought of Cowal before. However we had a great time- a lot to do and some amazing scenery. The chapel has been beautifully converted and everything is basically brand new. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Mrs Hairs July 2019

This is a lovely place to stay. Totally peaceful, beautiful views and some very nice places to visit. In The Chapel is a folder with the story of its conversion from dilapidated and abandoned place of worship for local residents of "Argyll's Secret Coast" to the great holiday cottage it is today. The one thing it would benefit from is a WiFi connecRead moretion. We do realise that for some visitors the absence of such a connection is in itself a very welcome part of their holiday. We thought this would be the case for us, but have to say that in the event we did miss the ability to look up bits of local information. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Allan June 2019

Beautifully renovated chapel. Open plan design full of light made for a perfect relaxing week.. Spotlessly clean and maintained to a high standard. Superb showers - shame there are no photos of the bathrooms/ showers as these are of a extremely high standard. Loved sitting in the sun in the garden with nothing but bees and birds for company.. We waRead moretched stunning sunsets over loch Fyne from the west facing decking at the front of the chapel. Superb local fish from the weekly van. We look forward to returning to this isolated spot of tranquillity. We recommend taking the A83 to Tarbert and the ferry crossing to Portavadie rather than the B800! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Mcgee May 2019

Wonderful property well looked after. Spacious and well equipped. Stunning views and beautiful garden. Whole family had a great time, granted we had some lovely weather.

Reviewed by Mr Durham October 2018

Great cottage...looks small from the outside but has loades of space once inside..very light and airy feel to it...great woodburner...superb views...in spring/summer the veranda would be great to sit and watch the sun go down over the loch....will be rebooking at some point.

Reviewed by Mr Hook September 2018

Perfect. Good value. Comfortable, clean, warm. Great library. Good facilities at Portavadie - restaurant, pools etc. Best meal at Kames Hotel. Hotel Kilfinan disappointing.

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