Sitting peacefully in woodland above the Crinan Canal, Dunamuck Cottage has a magical secluded position in one of Scotland’s most historical landscapes. Surrounded by glorious scenery at the end of a private track, this charming stone-built holiday cottage offers the chance to enjoy Argyll at its most tranquil and beautiful.
Inside the spacious, double height open plan living room is bright and airy with a cosy wood burning stove and French doors to a decked balcony overlooking a small loch with views across to the village of Cairnbaan. This makes a lovely setting for evening drinks or alfresco dining after a busy day exploring this wonderful part of Scotland. The two comfortable twin bedrooms make this an excellent self-catering house for all ages.
A steep path leads from the cottage down to the loch which was once the site of a 19th century slate quarry – slates still remain amongst the grass. The impressive view from the heather clad hill opposite follows the canal towards the sea and the stone ruins from the worker’s crofts can still be discovered. Wildlife abounds in this hidden natural landscape with every chance of spotting roe deer, red squirrels, pine marten and many varieties of birds.
Famous for its stunning scenery and dramatic history this area of Argyll offers visitors a great variety of activities and days out. The surrounding area has numerous hill and forest walks, mountain biking, wildlife and fishing as well as loch cruises, wonderful gardens and ruined castles. The Crinan Canal has been described as Britain’s most beautiful shortcut and its towpath is perfect for walks and cycling and happy days can be spent on the nearby sandy beach. Explore the natural beauty of the area with its many birds and local wildlife such as otters, seals, owls, beavers and small red deer.
Visit the amazing prehistoric remains in Kilmartin Glen or the harbour town of Oban where you can catch a ferry to Mull, Iona and the Inner Hebrides. Travel south to the Mull of Kintyre and enjoy the many deserted sandy beaches or visit the island of Islay, Jura or Gigha.
Charter a boat from Crinan Harbour and set off for a day’s fishing, wildlife watching, island hopping or experience the famous Gulf of Corrievreckan with its whirlpools and standing waves. You have every chance of spotting eagles, dolphins or whales.