On Argyll’s ‘Secret Coast’ and just over 2 hours from Glasgow, this comfy dog friendly cottage sleeping four has been refurbished by the owners who also use it themselves as a holiday cottage.
Their flair for interior design, enthusiasm for the area shine through. The interiors are superb, with lots contemporary and quirky touches including original artwork, upcycled furniture, made-to-measure ironwork and even a ladder as stair rail!
Very traditional in layout, Millburn Cottage combines this with the contemporary to give a very modern take on a traditional croft. The house is very old; in fact, it was the original accommodation and mill in Melldalloch, outside the ancient village of Kilfinan and near the popular holiday village of Tighnabruaich.
It’s recorded in the parish records as far back as of 1642. The small burn which originally powered the mill has been redirected and is now a feature of the garden, providing a constant and soothing background burbling of running water.
There are three bedrooms (one of which has a superior sofa bed and can serve as an additional lounge) and all enjoy splendid views over Loch Fyne.
Cosy, wooden floors and woodburner
The main lounge is cosy with wooden floors and a woodburner, plus a discrete wall-mounted TV/DVD. There is a large dining/conservatory, a great place to take in the views or to enjoy the birds at the birdfeeders and other local wildlife (owls, weasels and red squirrels visit).
Well equipped Kitchen
The kitchen is pretty compact, but well equipped (no dishwasher) and there is a modern bathroom with walk-in shower. The tiny original staircase with vintage black and white photographs of the cottage is delightful – mind your head though! The downstairs master bedroom has a really comfy bed and an unusual decorative Celtic iron fireplace. There is free WIFI throughout.
A great escape
Millburn Cottage is a great escape and just the place to relax and unwind. There is a good-sized, fully enclosed and secluded garden with a huge variety of flowers, including amazing bogplants, shrubs and wildlife. It also has a firepit and BBQ, and the garden is a bit of suntrap – lots of seating allows you to follow the sun around the garden! It’s also a great spot for nightime stargazing, with very little light pollution.
Millburn Cottage is a dog friendly west coast holiday cottage, packed full of character and charm. It’s an ideal holiday base for enjoying this stunning part of Argyll’s Secret Coast.
Go for dog walk and them a seafood lunch at the pub on the beach, The Oyster Catcher at Otter Ferry (7 miles); the scallops, mussels and crab salad are great.
Explore at Kilbride Bay. It’s a lovely sandy beach with hardly anyone around, well worth the effort of the 20-minute walk to get there.
Ferry to Tarbert
Go as a passenger on the ferry over to Tarbert and enjoy an afternoon wandering around this delightful West coast harbour.
Explore the nearby village of Tighnabruaich. This was quite the place to be in days gone by, when up to 20 steamships a day would bring holidaymakers from Glasgow to enjoy the stunning scenery. Today, the Waverley paddle-steamer still comes in summer.
BBQ in the garden
Enjoy a BBQ in the garden or relax by the firepit with some marshmallows and a glass of something nice.
Take a drive around the local area; there is an interesting circuit that takes in Otter Ferry, the high and twisting (and sometime hairy) single-track road that joins the B8000 and the A886, the stunning viewpoint above Tighnabruaich with amazing views over the Kyles of Bute, and comes back round to the cottage.
Go for one of the many local coastal walks – don’t forget your binoculars.
Look at the owners’ suggestions on the list in the cottage. They are experts on what to do here!
- Three Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
- Credit Card Payment Welcome
- Minimum Price – £450.00
- Maximum Price – £550.00
- Pets Welcome
- Changeover Day – Saturday
- Short Breaks Welcome
- Owners’ Website