Out and About

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Shopping is available in Lochgilphead 3 miles away where there are chemists, a butcher, fishmonger and grocer.

There are also several gift shops, a bookshop and an art gallery with art and craft supplies.

Petrol and cashpoints are available here as well as a supermarket and several takeaways.

Lochgilphead also has a hospital, dentist, opticians and a public libarary.



 Approximate driving times:


Tarbert 20  minutes: the pretty, brightly painted village has a harbour, fishing boats, marina and the ferry departs here for Portavadie on the Cowal Peninsula.

Inveraray 30 minutes: visit the castle, the award winning jail and on the way; Auchindrain Museum and Crarae Gardens.

Tayvallich 15 minutes: a lovely village on a sheltered bay on Loch Sween with an inn, a coffee shop and a passenger ferry to Jura during the summer.

Oban 1 hour: a large town where ferries depart for Mull,Iona,Tiree and the Hebrides, there is also a train station and wide variety of amenities.

Kennacraig 40 Minutes: ferries for Islay, Colonsay and Jura

Glasgow 2 hours: airport, train and bus stations

Argyll covers a large area and includes mountains, glens, long sandy beaches, sea lochs and fishing villages and a large number of islands. There is also a great variety of wildlife and birds as well as habitats. The Scottish Beaver Trial is situated close to the cottage, Moine Mhor and Taynish nature reserves are close by. Sea trips are available from Tayvallich, Ardfern, Croabh Haven, Easdale and Oban.


Explore on foot or by bicycle the Crinan Canal towpath and Knapdale woodland tracks.


Kilmartin Glen extends north with its wealth of archaeological sites and Kilmartin House Museum. There are cup and ring marked rocks in Cairnbaan and the Achnabreck markings are just 5 minutes drive away.