View from the front doorLooking from the hallway to the front door
Argyll SouthFacing Loch-Side B&B

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Edwardian seaside house with loch views. A triple bedroom with comfortable 4 poster double bed and a single brass bed. tea & coffee making facility in your room and 24 hour access.
Bed linen, towels and cleaning fee are included.


Extra people: $48 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 7%
Weekend Price: $63 / night


The space

Tranquil, south facing, loch side, ground floor apartment. Regular hourly bus service to local small town. This bus service also goes to Benmore Gardens.

NB due to my work schedule the apartment is available for Self catering only August, September & October Please go to

Set in a quiet waterside location within Argyll Forest park on the little known, but very lovely, Cowal Peninsular
1 hour from Glasgow (2 hours from Edinburgh)

The flat is a 15 minute drive from the town of Dunoon.
Easy for fly drive holiday via Glasgow International. Glasgow Preswick or Edinburgh airports

South facing bedrooms look out onto The Holy Loch.
Large deck and secure private garden to front, shared green to rear. There is one comfortable room which can be a single or a double room, or can be made available for triple occupancy, please ask. The price given is for single occupancy, thereafter there is a charge of £30 per additional person.

Guests, please note there is a friendly dog on the premises.

Simple comfortable but funky accommodation.
Internet access.
Roadside and private parking.
Bathroom with bath and separate shower.
NO TV - just scenery, wildlife and access to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park/ Argyll Forest Park.
Regular hourly bus service.
Regular ferry/train connection from Glasgow.
By Car, 1 hour from Glasgow, 2 hours from Edinburgh

Great neighborhood restaurant The Pier just 4 doors away (closed Sunday evening and all day Monday) and long list of great local eateries serving seasonal Scottish produce in the surrounding area. Inver Restaurant on east loch Fyne shore , Loch Fyne Oysters are all within easy reach.

Places to visit include Ardkinglas House, Benmore Botanical Gardens, Caol Rhu Sculpture Park, Inverary Castle, Inverary Jail, Isle of Bute, Mount Stuart & Rothesay Castle. Ardlamont, Tighnabruaich, the Mull of Kintyre all within easy reach.

Fishing, pony trekking, quad biking, walking and kayaking all available locally. Local festivals of walking, whiskey, food and music as well as film, the arts and highland games to be accessed throughout the year. I am happy to pass on information on any of these and of other local services/classes/complimentary therapists etc.
Please let me know how I can help you.

I am a traveling chef with background in Scottish, wild game and wholefood cookery, with an emphasis on vegetarian and special diets.

If you want to see the view from the apartment check instagram and the tag #kilmunpier #kilmunluxurykitchen

Wifi & wilderness

You are left in peace to enjoy the apartment

Access to fantastic walks. lovely views no matter what the weather. Quiet village close to small town for shopping. Beautiful surrounding countryside with good access to local produce in excellent small local eateries.

Hourly bus service from 7 am until 11pm

Cleaning fee, Washing machine, dryer, phone, toiletries, towels and sheets are all included.

The apartment is listed as b&b (one room for 2 people - double and 1 single bed)

OR as self catering holiday let (entire apartment for 4 people - two bedrooms). (website hidden).

Guest access

Wifi & wilderness

I will send you the house manual once your booking is confirmed. This lists information on travel, local eating out and shopping facilities as well as everything you need to know about the apartment. I will also give you key access information specific to your stay.

Interaction with guests

You are left in peace to enjoy the apartment

The neighborhood

Access to fantastic walks. lovely views no matter what the weather. Quiet village close to small town for shopping. Beautiful surrounding countryside with good access to local produce in excellent small local eateries. Local car hire at Stewart's Garage in Dunoon and bike hire from Hunters Quay holiday park.

Getting around

Hourly bus service from 7 am until 11pm

Other things to note

Washing machine, dryer, phone, toiletries, towels and sheets are all included.

The apartment is listed as b&b (one room for 2 people - double and 1 single bed)

OR as self catering holiday let (entire apartment for 4 people - two bedrooms).

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 6PM
Check out by 11AM

No Smoking in the house please, but OK on the deck. Smokers, please clean up after yourselves. Thank you. Please be considerate of the neighbours in this quiet shore village. Other than that please enjoy the area,

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Elaine User Profile
April 2017
Alison's home is full of character and warmth. It feels like a retreat space. The attention to detail is really inspiring and I came away eager to live more consciously and joyfully in my own home. The bed is supremely luxurious and the views from the bed over holy loch are incredible - so relaxing. Alison has a relaxed approach to hosting and I felt like a visiting friend (free to potter around in her Kitchen). She's open and warm and fun to be around. The library is inspiring. The views from the bay window in the cosy lounge are breathtaking.... I could go on and on. Definitely a great experience. Thanks Alison.

Catarina User Profile
April 2017
Alison's place was great, easy to find, comfortable, had an amazing fireplace and bathtub and an exceptional view. Alison gave us lots of suggestions of places to visit and eat, including the restaurant we went for my boyfriend's birthday and it was an amazing surprise (great food in the middle of nowhere)!

John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
November 2016
Alison is a friendly, interesting host who made me feel very welcome. She has created a lovely space for guests. My only regret was that I could only stay one night!

Dannielle User Profile
October 2016
As a woman travelling alone, Alison's couldn't have been better - I was so well looked after. I booked last minute (about 2 hours before I arrived!) and she was very quick to respond as well as accommodating of the late notice! It was a very easy and beautiful drive from Loch Lomond, so don't be put off by where it looks on a map! Alison's home is located RIGHT on the water with breathtaking views out across the pier. The whole flat is flooded with natural light and Alison's style and eye for detail make her place feel just like home to the travel weary, it's the perfect spot to recoup and recover for just a night, but I could have easily spent an entire week here. This place is straight out of a magazine. The living room is so inviting, with an open fire and incredible views, the kitchen is brilliantly equipped and really enjoyable to cook in! I'd be caught in a typical downfall during the day, so the deep bath, flexibility to cook hot food and enjoy an open fire were all welcome sights! The bed is so very comfy, you can really tell Alison has put a lot of effort into making guests feel at ease. Basil, the rescue dog, potters about and says hello every now but keeps himself to himself (not one of the jumpy up/ hectic dogs, if anyone is wondering!). Alison is a fantastic host, very welcoming and great local knowledge - the sort of woman you can shoot the breeze with! The next morning I visited the local butcher to collect what turned out to be some of the best lamb chops of my life (!) and visited Alison's recommendation of the Benmore Botanical Gardens less than 10 minutes away. Nothing short of stunning. I wouldn't hesitate to re-visit and highly recommend Alison's b&b, and given the location and high comfort of the flat it would also make the perfect nest for self catering. If you want to feel welcome, at ease and enjoy the beauty of Scotland, both the scenic and the hospitality, book in a trip to Alison's.
Alison User Profile
Response from Alison:
Thank you Dannielle, it was lovely to meet you. I look forward to seeing you next time you are traveling in `argyll. very best regards Alison
October 2016

Prasanth User Profile
September 2016
Alison's Woodbine villa is loaded with character and rustic charm. She provided very clear information and although she was away during our stay Alison kept us informed about the eat outs around that helped a lot. The place is beautiful and location is perfect for day journeys to near by towns and lakes. Highly recommend the place!

Patty Ann User Profile
August 2016
My stay with Alison was a truly wonderful experience, I felt at home and at peace while staying. The room is large, bright with a beautiful view of the loch and Alison was the most warm and gracious host, Even though it rained while staying, I will always look back at it as one of my most favorite places in Scotland. I hope when I return, that I will have the pleasure of spending some time there visiting with Alison again.

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2016
I didn't get to meet Alison as she was away working but she'd given me brilliant instructions on where her house was, how to get in and where everything was. Lovely and relaxing with a wonderful view with a shop just up the road and restaurants not too far away.

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Alison User Profile

The apartment is restive, calm and relaxed. views over the water are always beautiful, no matter how the weather may change. If you are tired of looking at the water, the house has many books to read, there are lots of good places to eat, and lovely places to be experienced.

I am a traveling chef, this is my home base. I focus on local, fresh ingredients and am very interested in healthy, seasonal and wild foods. I specialise in cooking for vegetarian and restricted diets. When I am home the place is available for B&B, otherwise the apartment is offered on a self catering basis. If I am working away from home, my brother Dougal will host and help you with local information. There is always someone nearby if you need assistance. I will respond to your phone or email enquiry as quickly as I can.

Please note: The apartment is listed as both b&b OR self catering holiday let.

B&B- double/triple room

Self catering - entire apartment for 4 people - two bedrooms.

Please make sure you check the correct listing and please do contact me if you have any questions or specific requests. I am happy to help with information about the Cowal peninsular, travelling, eating and enjoying in the area. I look forward to helping you with your holiday plans.
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