The Saw Mill

Self Catering

Glendaruel, Argyll, PA22 3AB

    2 bedroom ● Sleep 4 ● Dog Welcome ● Short breaks all year ● Any day arrival ● Tasteful conversion in deepest Glendaruel ● Garden location - peaceful and relaxing location


    2 bedroom ● Sleep 4 ● Dog Welcome ● Short breaks all year ● Tasteful conversion in deepest Glendaruel ● Garden location - peaceful and relaxing location

    The property

    The Water Mill, built in 1905 to service the grain on what was the Glendaruel Estate, and subsequently used as a Saw Mill, has been tastefully converted over the years while still retaining its character. Now used as a quality B&B and two self catering options: The Saw Mill and The Joiner's Shop.

    The property sits within a beautiful secluded garden, complete with the original Mill Pond and streams that generated the power to service the mill. The Water Mill offers a truly chill-out and deeply peaceful break. When you are ready to venture out to do things you will find its location on the Cowal Way long distance path, complete with a collection service at the end of your days walking, is just one of the things to do in the area. 

    You enter the Saw Mill into the large and roomy lounge, with beamed ceiling, and an open plan kitchen and dining area. With a pot bellied wood burning stove it is a wonderful space to return to after your walking or touring to in the evening. There is a BBQ and sitting area on the patio which has views over the garden.

    Bedrooms and bathroom

    Bedrooms - two twins
    All beds have electric blankets

    Shower room


    • Property all on one level
    • Private entrance to the rear
    • Suitable for assisted wheelchair user
    • Kitchen includes: dishwasher, freezer, fridge, 4 ring hob, oven and bread-maker
    • Dining area seats 6
    • Towels provided - changed midweek for weekly stay
    • TV with SKY full package
    • Central heating • Energy included
    • Wood burning stove
    • Private parking
    • BBQ
    • No smoking please 


    One pet welcome - £15 up to 4 days / £30 week


    Available iin the lounge of the adjacent Water Mill but not in the Saw Mill.  

    • FAQ's

      Pubs & Restaurants 

      • 10 miles (20 minutes) to The Colintraive Hotel which is a pub and restaurant - dogs welcome. Overlooking the Kyles of Bute
      • 10 miles (35 minutes) over the hill to The Osyter Catcher Restaurant at Otter Ferry on the shores of Loch Fyne
      • 14 miles (30 minutes) to The Creggans Inn in Strachur. Choice of dining rooms. Views over Loch Fyne
      • 15 miles (45 minutes) to Portavadie Marina. Choice of restaurants in a contemoprary building by Loch Fyne
      • There are a number of coffee & tea shops around Cowal


      • 10 miles (20 minutes) to a newsagent and grocery shop in Colintraive - only open until 1pm
      • 11 miles (30 minutes) to a Spar in the coastal town of Tighnabruaich - open 7 days
      • 14 miles (30 minutes) to the post office and mini market in Strachur
      • 20 miles (45 minites) to Morrisons or a Co-Op supermarket in Dunoon
      • Petrol - there is no garage in the village. Nearest petrol stations are: Strachur and Tighnabruaich

      General Info

      • Mobile phone reception - no signal available at the Water Mill. Vodafone have a signal 50m away
      • The ferry to the Isle of Bute 10 miles - 20 min
      • Glasgow Airport 45 miles - 1 hr 45 min via the Gourock to Hunters Quay Ferry
      • Glasgow Airport 70 miles - 1 hr 50 min via Loch Lomond and Strachur - No ferry
      • Inveraray 33 miles - 1 hr
      • Tarbet, Loch Lomond 35 miles - 1 hr 


    In the centre of the Cowal Peninsula, Glendaruel makes for a good base from which to explore this scenic area in all directions. Easy to reach by ferry or road.  Glendaruel is a rural retreat and well suited for cycling on quiet roads and close to the Cowal Way Long Distance Path.

    Ferry and travel information

    An easy and fun way to arrive is via the frequent 20 minute Western Ferries trip from Gourock to Hunters Quay. Just turn up, no need to book. You can buy your ticket on board, but there is a real saving to be made if you stop before getting to the ferry at a newsagents on Shore Street called Pauls Food and Wine. From Hunters Quay it is a 40 minute scenic drive (16 miles) to Glendaruel. Alternatively it is a scenic drive following the shores of Loch Lomond and over the Rest-and-be-Thankful viewpoint to arrive via the north of Cowal.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    The Saw Mill
    £80.00 per unit per night

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available


    • Mountains area
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location


    • Private Parking


    • Evening Meal Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • Satellite / Cable TV

    Payment Methods

    • Internet Banking Transfer

    Road Directions

    Finding The Water Mill:

    Coming from Strachur, take the A886 to Colintraive Bute for approx 10 miles and watch out for the Glendaruel Caravan Park Sign. Approx 2 miles further on, turn right at the Brown Kilmodan Stones Sign and at the bottom of the hill, take the first Right, over the bridge approx 1½ miles along a single track road - the Watermill will be on your left.

    If you have sat-nav, it will take you Right at the sign for Home Farm Cottages, this is a single track road which you will drive for approx 4 miles (part of the Cowal Way Walk) – the Watermill will be on your right.

    Coming from Bute carry on the A886 till you come to the Clachan of Glendaruel, also Historic Scotland Sign & Kilmodan Stones, turn left here onto single track road where in 200 metres you will pass the old Glendaruel Hotel on your left, take the second left, over the bridge and drive for 1½ miles along this single track road (part of the Cowal Way Walk) – you will come to the Watermill on your left.

    Public Transport Directions

    You can walk in and out if you are doing the Cowal Way long distance path, otherwise, a car is essential to make the most out of your stay.

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