5 bedroom B&B in rural Glendaruel ● Dog Welcome
Welcome to the Water Mill B&B
"The Watermill, built in 1905 to service the grain on what was the Glendaruel Estate, has been tastefully converted over the years, but always with a view to retaining its character.
The public areas
They offer quality 4 stars graded B&B rooms in the turret, as well as The Saw Mill and The Joiner's Shop which can be booked on a B&B basis or Self Catering. Each room is different as you would expect in such an unusual building. The property sits within a beautiful secluded garden and woodland, complete with the original mill pond and streams that generated the power to service the mill.
The Water Mill is in the idyllic setting of Glendaruel in the heart of the Cowal Peninsula, Argyll. If you are walking the Cowal Way Path then you will be passing our door. We welcome many walkers throughout the year, but we also cater to guests looking for a truly relaxing place to base themselves while they explore our beautiful part of Argyll.
The Water Mill is an oasis on a quiet single-track road in West Glendaruel.
The bedroom rooms
- A spacious and comfortable lounge with a wood burning fire and TV
- Adjacent dining room for dinner in the evening
- Breakfast is served overlooking the garden where you can enjoy watching the red squirrels and bird life
- Guests are welcome to wander round the extensive grounds and enjoy the gardens
How to find us
- Janet Crawford - Upstairs in the turret. Double with en-suite shower. No TV
- Sarah Kirkpatrick Room - Upstairs in the turret. Double with a sofa bed. Bathroom with a free standing slipper bath and shower attachment, bidet and separate toilet. No TV
- The Joiners Ship - Ground floor. Twin beds with open door access to its own lounge with TV. Shower room.
- The Saw Mill - Own entrance and parking. Two twin bedrooms. Lounge with a pot bellied wood burning fire and TV. Shower room. Patio area with BBQ and garden views.
- Included with your confirmation is a map with easy to follow dircetions that will bring you right to our door
- Single travellers welcome
- Full Scottish breakfast overlooking the gardens
- Optional dinner £20. Great value, delicious home cooking
- For walkers and cyclists: Drying area for boots & clothes
- Pet welcome
- No smoking
- Because of the original thick walls and unusual layout of The Water Mill the complimentary Wi-Fi is only available in the lounge and dining area
The Cowal Way - Baggage Service
- 10% non-refundable card payment to confirm
- Remainder to be paid on departure – sorry, no cards accepted
- Arrive in the afternoon or evening
- Depart by 11am please
- Open all year
- A partial route baggage service for walkers staying at The Water Mill covering the Tighnabruaich and Strachur sections
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
Ferry and travel information
- 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
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.