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Pier Cottage On Holy Loch Shore, Sea And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 667 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Kilmun, Nr. Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland - Peaceful Village Location, Direct Beach Access, 15 Mins Drive From Dunoon

Post Office House is an unusual 'B' listed building, offering comfortable accommodation with a 'wow' factor on the western boundary of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Well positioned for enjoying the Park (walking, biking, forests,mountains, lochs), exploring Argyll (castles, beaches, islands, history) and days out to Glasgow (culture, shops, museums, food. Or perhaps just putting your feet up, with a good book, and relaxing in front of the wood burning stove.

Mike McDonald
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Mike McDonald

Mike and Dinah McDonald arrived in Cowal 40 years ago and decided it was heaven.

Mike was an Outdoor Education teacher, so if you want great suggestions for local walks, climbing, canoeing, biking, just ask.

Dinah managed accommodation in Glasgow, from city centre hotels to social housing. She now owns Bookpoint, Dunoon's bookshop, where you can browse amongst 11,000 books, enjoy coffee and home baking, and choose from a wide selection of Scottish gifts.

Mike McDonald purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Mike McDonald chose Kilmun

We just love the variety and contrasts; only an hour away to the cosmopolitan european city of Glasgow, fine dining, art galleries, stunning museums, yet step off the ferry in Dunoon and you enter such a different world, a National Park of forests, mountains, coast, rivers, lochs, deer in the garden and eagles overhead.

We had always been attracted by Post Office House when it was the village store and Post Office, a curious historic building in a fantastic location, so we didn't hesitate when it was for sale, derelict,12 years ago.

Since then we have learnt new skills: scottish slating, stonemasonry, lime mortar, woodworking with oak, and stained glass to name just a few.

Its finally finished (2013) and well worth the wait, and we love the end result.

What makes this cottage unique

Despite the apparently small exterior, the open plan layout makes it surprisingly spacious for 2-3 visitors. Its been rebuilt to a very high standard, with period furniture,

quirky woodwork, ever-changing views, original artwork, and a cosy stove.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage is lovely, as is the location, in fact it's just like home from home. We couldn't wait to return in the evening to chill out and relax. EW, 14/9/13

Thank you for letting me stay in your lovely cottage, it is all I thought it would be. I will recommend it to my friends who I know will love it. MH 21/9/13

Great job of the cottage! Really homely with all you need for a restful break. The perfect place for seeing this beautiful part of Scotland. PR 10/8/13

Love the cottage and location. Came for a weekend of relaxation, and got it. Well done to the owners on the standard of the cottage, would recommend it to everyone. BG 25/6/13
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kilmun in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 667 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets are welcome, free, as long as you leave no evidence that a pet was visiting.
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with wc, sink, electric shower, heated towel rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) One bedroom has a double bed. The lounge has a double sofabed, but we suggest that 3 adults is a comfortable maximum for the cottage. Open-plan with just a curtain to provide privacy between the bedroom and lounge, please bear this in mind!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing


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Pier Cottage On Holy Loch Shore, Sea And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.757576 based on 34 reviews

nice and clean not ideal for my dog but would recommend it to any one

  • 4 of 5

Lived up to the advert

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at Post Office House, Well appointed cottage in a lovely location. Made to feel very welcome by Micheal.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to give a review, I'm glad you enjoyed both the cottage and the area, hope to see you again. Mike
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Beautiful place and accommodation was excellent

  • 4 of 5

A car is definitely required for next trip but the cottage and surrounds are great.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage full of character right on the banks of the Holy Loch!

  • 5 of 5

A stay at Pier Cottage comes highly recommended! From the minute we booked online, the owner was in touch with details for our stay....and what a wonderful place this was, perfect for a short break away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are plenty of walks nearby. You won't need a car to get around and the cottage itself has been tastefully restored with beautiful views from either side across the Holy Loch. This accommodation was great value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melanie, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay, and I'm glad it was so enjoyable. Congratulations too for showing that it was quite easy by public transport! Hope to see you back sometime, Mike
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So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, owners have thought of everything. Very warm and homely will definately go back. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review, looking forward to seeing you again.
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Little gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay!! 2 nights just was near enough time.

We will be back!!

Kelly, Jonathan, Matthew and also George and Lola our dogs xx

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Post Office House could not be any closer to the sea, at high water the tide sometimes laps against the stone of the building.

There is a shingle beach adjacent to the building, and a selection of other Clyde beaches are within easy reach


Glasgow Airport 1 hour plus ferry.

Prestwick Airport 1 hour plus ferry.

We are reached either by a scenic ferry journey across the Clyde, or an equally scenic drive round by Loch Lomond.

There is a regular bus from Dunoon, but a car would help you to explore further afield.


Dunoon 5 miles, 15 mins drive.

Glasgow 40 miles, 1hr plus ferry.

Inveraray 40 miles, 1hr.

Oban 75 miles, 1hr45min.

Further Details:

Dunoon has a vibrant high street, Morrisons and Coop supermarkets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and a cinema.

Cothouse services are just a mile away and as well as fuel, has a very well stocked food store, cash machine, newspapers, wood for the stove etc

Behind Cothouse Services is Cothouse Hotel, great for a meal out, as is Whistlefield Hotel on Loch Eck.

Portavadie Marina restaurant is ultramodern, but equally good.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.