Guest Comments copied from our visitor book in the cottage:-
Completely loved it here. The cottage was very homely and a great position. Went to Taynish reserve and did some great walks. Scenery beautiful. The drive out to Keill is also a must - so serene. This area is a photographers paradise - so much of interest! The 'historicals' were great too. Fascinating history. People have been very friendly too. Local real ales also superb and also boat trip.
Mr & Mrs Thrussell - Newcastle
Lovely break in superb cottage.
Lesley & Pat Stenhouse - Laughbourgh
Weather brilliant and lots to do locally.
Wood Family - Glasgow
Cottage is cosy and well equipped and ideally situated for exploring - there is so much to see and don in the area. Pauine, you are so helpful and informative- thanks so much for everything - we will be back :-)
Lockhart family - Skye
Wonderful week. Cottage was just right for us. Great forest walks, gardens, castles and antiquities all within easy reach. Local shops and eating places also good. Most of all I've enjoyed photographing the magnificent ancient woodlands . Burning wood on the fire has been fun too!
John and Eileen Sumpler - Dunfermline
Lovely week, started with rain and ended with sun! Lots of great walks, poor Alfie is exhausted. Saw a deer along the canal. Had fabulous meal at the Loch Fyne Restaurant, much recommended.
Lyne, John and Alfie the Cav (dog)
A quaint well equipped cottage in a lovely location. Ideal for exploring surrounding areas. I lot of very pleasant walks and beautiful Scottish scenery. Not quite achieved the 'Woodstone Diploma' Kilmartin and Oban both very interesting . Stunning scenery. Nice meals at Cairnbaan Hotel. The George Hotel in Inveraray well worth a visit. Thank you for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
Martin and Ann Brian Stoke-on-Trent
Visited various areas of the Highlands in recent times -but this cottage by far the most comfortable. It is well equipped-apart from a pizza cutter. It was a cold week, the cottage was cosy and when we mastered the stove it was even toastier. Such a lovely area and we aim to return at a more clement time of year. We did local walks along the well signposted trails. We will be back
Sarah, Simon and Monty the dog - West Midlands
Great week in cosy cottage. Great walks from the door and Dunardry and fabulous views on the Castle Dounie Trail. Perfect for pooches and kids. We also loved seeing traces of the beavers in Knapdale and wondering about Dunadd Fort. So much to do!
Amy.Kirk. Remy & Zanz I - Edinburgh
Jan - Feb 2017
Lovely Cottage. perfect location, Attentive Hostess. Will be Back!
Andy Logie - Granton on Spey
December 2016 - January 2017
Woke up on first day of 2017 and the ground was silver with frost - not a sound- Magical! Thanks, everything we needed to relax
Kathy and John Edinburgh
Spent Christmas at the cottage, went walking along the canal, Kilmartin Beaver Trail and on to Faery Isle. Drove to Tarbert - lovely day. Walked to Castle and had coffee, drove towards Machrihanish and stopped at Westpoint Bay. Fantastic beach with giant waves. Walked to Ardcastle Point. Fantastic views. Walked through Taynish Nature reserve.
Jean & George Barnes (2nd visit)
Perfect We had a great holiday with lovely weather. Thanks Pauline for a lovely cottage.
Mary, Jim and Jet - Oxfordshire
Second visit this year and equally enjoyable. Peaceful and relaxing with plenty to visit and enjoy. Tayvallich is beautiful with hidden gen of Cake-a-way honesty box. Cottage more than meets our needs. Pauline is an attentive host with lots of information.
Kenny, Suzy 7 Riley (Border Terrier) - Fortrose - Black Isle
Had some really beautiful autumnal weather, bike rides along canal, climb to Dunadd, Visit to Kilmartin Museum, Crinan and Oban. Had a great comfortable stay in a great location with lots of helpful info from Pauline
Watson Family (2adults + 7yrs + 10yrs) Reading Berkshire
A very clean and cosy cottage - a great base to explore from. We looked at most things from Oban to Campbeltown. The weather was almost perfect. Still/warm/sunny. Thanks for your help Pauline.
Elaine & Philip - Lancashire
Wonderful week. Weather great. Cottage excellent. Thank you Pauline for looking after us with information and such a well kept cottage
Pat & Bruce - Stonehaven
Lovely Week, although weather mixed. When the sun shines its stunning. Saw otters along the canal from the bird hide. Lovely walks to Crinan.
Bob and Lynda - South Gloucestershire
Lovely cosy cottage, everything you need and more. Many thanks Pauline for all the useful information of the area. Hope to return one day.
Margaret & Steve & Jessie(Scottish Terrier) - Newcastle upon Tyne
Weather ranged from excellent to awful, but we fund that awful weather brought out the wild life, otters, deer, birds and possibly a pine martin and fleeting glimpses of red squirrels. Locals friendly. Restaurants & cafes very accommodating of my special dietary requirements.
Margaret & Mark Grimsey - Lancs
Lovely holiday. Cottage comfortable. Weather was fairly good - going home relaxed
Nick & Dian Proctor - Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Very well equipped, comfortable cottage in a lovely area. Lots of beautiful walks. Had a great week. Thanks Jane & Martin Vaughan & Betty the dog May 2015
Lovely cottage, very comfortable. Enjoyed our stay, weather not great but made the best of it. Thank you Pauline for a very relaxing time. Hope to be back Agnes, Alan & Jonathan Bogle May 2015
Cosy. comfortable stay in lovely area. Weather wasn't too good to us but being hardy Scots we are used to that and coped fine. We will be back, if and when summer comes :-) Susy & Thomas Finkle & Mouse (mini Dachaund) -June 2015
Horrendous Saturday journey up in torrential rain and gale force winds. Then lovely sunshine rain free 6 days spent along the canal and surrounding arrears. Comfortable cottage. Neighbours very helpful Jeanette Wilson and Malcolm Finlayson - Falkirk - June 2015
Well equipped cottage in lovely area. Great walks. Hope to return. Neil & Susan Fleming and Murdo the dog - Scottish Borders
Lovely well equipped cottage in a lovely area. Weather wasn't good to us but we still enjoyed our stay. Stove was lovely and cosy! Hope to be back sometime. Thank you Pauline Gilliam & George - West Berwick July 2015
We had some mixed Scottish weather, but at least some sunshine - lovely cottage with friendly neighbours. We had a relaxing and enjoyable break. Steve. Fiona & David County Durham July 2015
A return visit. Another comfortable stay with mixed Scottish summer weather. Cottage as ever was clean, cosy and well equipped. Pauline really helpful - we'll be back :-) Susy and Tommy Finkle & Mouse - the dog - Scottish Borders July 2015
Lovely week in cosy cottage in perfect location. Too much to see and don in a week - we will be back! Thank you. Lorna, David, Nicola, Hayley Lowden (and Jasper the dog) Kilmarnock July 2015
Mixed weather as per this summer but that didn't stop us enjoying the area and the v.well equipped cottage. Love the canal. We will be back! Thank you. Andrew & Catriona Sealy and Charlie the puppy - August 2015
What a lovely area! Really enjoyed our stay and weather not too bad! Tom & Edna - Liverpool August 2015
Great cottage in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Cycling and jogging every day - a trip to Gigha is a must, as is Fyne Ales Brewery - north of Inveraray. William, Susan, Ellie and Amy Venters - Edinburgh- August 2015
Cottage great in a really lovely area. Loved being on the canal, great walks all around. Visited Gigha, Campbeltown and Mull of Kintyre, views amazing, lots of seals, (although climb from lighthouse a bit steep! Would love to come back. Thanks for all the helpful information you sent us before we came. Sue, Andy, Abi & Alex - Stockport - August 2015
We had a great stay. house was fantastic. Weather great and a lovely area. Michael and Martina Watson - Germany Sept 2015
Hired bikes and cycled to Kilmartin, Crinan & Ardrishaig. Next day cycled to Crinan Ferry beach, saw a red squirrel in garden of cottage. Took a trip around the islands & Corryvrechan whirlpool - fantastic trip. Did the Tiree experience with CalMac from Oban. Jean & George Barnes - Kilmarnock September 2015
We had a great holiday, blessed with super weather. The cottage is very comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. We had some interesting local excursions, walking the tow oath to Crinan, driving to Kilmory chapel and beach (enjoyed by Ruby the flat coated retriever). Drove around Kintyre , came back the scenic route via Carradale. Enjoyed an interesting morning in Inveraray. We must come back soon!!! Peter and Enid Smitherman - Leicestershire September 2015
A delightfully warm and comfortable stay in an area of great beauty and unrivalled prehistorically an historical significance and interest. Fiona John and Hattie - the dog - Kendal September 2015
We had a great break (too short) in your very comfortable. well equipped house. The log burner - a beacon for that burst of warmth when sun went down. Quiet, enduring environment surrounded by so many different places of interest within easy reach - magical place. Anne & Sandy Thomson (Glasgow) September 2015
A relaxing week in your lovely cottage - many thanks. The weather was kind, the scenery beautiful! Lots to see and do. Great food at the Crinan Hotel, Tayvallich Inn, Cairnbaan Hotel and Starfish at Tarbert. Not forgetting the shellfish we bought from Prentice at Tarbert - by the ferry. We hope to be back! Sue & Graham Smith and Poppy - the dog - North Yorkshire October 2015
We had a great week staying in your lovely wee cottage. Everything you could ever need provided Brill!!! Weather mixed but that hasn't held us back. Scenery spectacular. We hope to be back!! Yolande Bruce and William Jeffrey - Dumfriesshire - October 2015
A comfortable and well equipped home from home. A wonderful base for our return to the village where we were married from. Enjoyed revisiting the many historic sites and beautiful scenery. Elspeth, Ray, Ewan, Hector Burnie and Brodie - the dog)- Auchterarder, Perthshire - December 2015.
Cosy, comfortable cottage. Good meals and pints at the pub. Lived here 35 years ago and came back to see some old friends in Tayvallich and found quite a few pints. Pauline goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable. John Suzette & Kay Ballina, New South Wales - - February 2016
3rd consecutive visit. Perfect weather allowing us to see the area at its best. Wonderful time. Fanshaw and Dean March 2016
Very comfy in the cottage. Many thanks Pauline for being a first class host! Lots of good outings. Good food and friendly staff in the Crinan Hotel, the Crinan Coffee Shop and the Café Bluebell in Campbeltown. Weather didn't stop us from having a really enjoyable time here. Alison and Mark King - Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire - April 2016
Fab week. Cottage really comfy. Thanks Pauline Ali, Gillian, Sam, Elsa and Andy - the dog) - April 2016 - Glasgow
Our first but not our last visit, lovely week, walking, weather, perfect cottage and cosy too! Have to return. Sue, Jonathan and Mattie (dog) - Newcastle - April 2016
Many thanks f! or allowing us to bring our dog at short notice! Been to the area before and loved it.Bessie at no1 very helpful. Loved the cottage. Loved the cottage, comfy sofa and lovely and warm - sorry about the dog hair. David, Ann and Maddie - the dog - Stafford - April 2016
Another great week despite mixed weather. Always new places to explore, lovely seafood to eat. Hope to be back again - Sue, Graham and Poppy - the dog - North Yorkshire - May 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely clean cottage, the weather was brilliant. - Graham & Annie - Moffat - May 2016
A wonderful week and glorious weather. Saw a beaver at Loch Bvis, perfect beach at Tayvallich - all perfect - except the midges - Bev and Marion - Newcastle June 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed and loved the Crinan environment also sunny Gigha. Fiona & Richard Walton & Laddie the dog - Yorkshire - June 2016
Cosy and comfy cottage with good facilities. We went on lots of long forested walks. Everything was very dog friendly. The Isle of Gigha particular beautiful as well. Highland Games were good. Overall it was a great holiday and we will be back - Trina, Mike, Scarlet , Issy and Martha - the dog. Leicestershire June 2016
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The whole area is breathtaking. Cottage in a perfect spot. Joe & Janet Howden - Queensland, Australia - July 2016
Very comfy cottage - thank you. Recommend walking to Dunadd -. Stunning - and getting up early to see the mist over Loch Crinan - Amazing - Sue Shields and family - Peterborough - Aug 2016
Small but nice cottage, well equipped. Kilmartin Glen amazing - we could have done more but weather was not good to us - best fish & chip - Crinan Seafood - Schlender- Berlin - August 2016
Small and comfortable cottage with easy access to many other exciting places. Peaceful and quiet, a real treat for the sole. Well equipped. Loved it!-Skipton-Yorkshire-August 2016
Thank you Pauline for a lovely holiday. We have had a very relaxing time and seen some wonderful places and wildlife - going home relaxed. The Greenhoughs-The Lakes-August 2016