Linnet Cottage is a two-bedroom, semi-detached cottage, on the banks of the Crinan Canal, "Britain's most scenic short-cut". Local shops and hotels are an easy stroll.
The location is ideal for island-hopping (ferries to Islay, Jura, Arran, Mull and the Hebrides within an hour's drive), exploring Kilmartin Glen with its dozens of prehistoric sites, cycling of all sorts and gentle walks along the canal or through the forests of mid-Argyle.
Great golf, food and whisky on your doorstep!
Linnet Cottage has been my holiday home for almost 20 years now. I bought it in 1999, and I never tire of the place. Ardrishaig is an old fishing village, but when the Silver Darlings left it re-invented itself as a haven for yachts, the entry to the Crinan Canal, and a gateway to the islands.
Zugang für Gäste
You'll have the use of the entire cottage, which has two bedrooms, a lounge and kitchen, a bathroom with bath and shower and the little conservatory that's tacked on to the front. There's space for one car at the front (my lovely next door neighbour has the use of the other space) and there's a garden to the back with a terrace for sitting in the sun (sun not guaranteed). I only use the side entrance - front doors here are mostly for weddings and funerals.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I'm spending a lot of my time on the East coast just now, but I'm always happy to hear from my guests, by mail or phone. In fact, I'd consider it a favour if you let me know what sort of things you'd like to do when you're here. I'm in love with the place, and very happy to share tips on cycling, golf, whisky, fine dining and unhealthy snacking, and walks in the hills and glens to get rid of the wine, whisky, and world-class seafood.
Weitere wichtige Infos
If you approach along Eastbank Road, you might find Lock 4 closed to allow boats through. You can either take the short detour to the basin, and come down along Westbank Road, or do as I do, get out of the car, stretch, and ask if the lock-keeper would like a hand. You won't be held up by more than 10 minutes or so.
- Most of the cottage is floored with lovely, light and SOFT timber board. In the unlikely event that you will be wearing heels, please take them off when you enter.