Argyll & Bute
+44 (0)1866 822110

High in Argyll on Scotland's west coast, a modern eco-friendly cottage up a track, surrounded by trees, wildlife and views


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

A great setting for this timber cottage designed by Leonie. Sithean is gaelic for a fairy knoll: the sun rises over Ben Cruachan, sets over the Morven Hills, glints off Loch Etive.  On this sprawling hill farm you may be visited by deer, red squirrels, hen harriers, Leonie’s horse… but few humans, although the village is only two miles.

You enter the cottage on the upper level, one bedroom up here, the others downstairs, all with underfloor heating. Green credentials are impeccable (solar panels, earth bricks, hemp insulation) and the house blends quietly into this fabulous landscape of heather hills, soaring mountains and – ten miles away – Oban, gateway to the Hebrides.

Cycle the winding ten-mile route to Oban, visit Castle and distillery, or set sail to find basking sharks; return for seafood on the waterfront. Back here you have the best views ever from a barbecue and a tiny sauna with a sheltered wooden deck.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so close to so much wildlife
  • Being so close to so much wildlife
  • Walking all day then having a sauna with views
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You should know

  • You're on a working farm
  • The track up is bumpy and narrow
  • Sithean is remote – not for nightlife lovers


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Short breaks November to March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £500
1 House for 8
From £1253 bedrooms


An ideal place to unwind either watching the wildlife at your leisure or walking in the nearby hills, returning to a house that is totally secluded, eco friendly and welcoming.

Anne, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're nowhere near anything here other than gorgeous countryside, glens and lochs. If you need to find a butcher, village shop, local bar and train station, Taynuilt is a ten-minute drive or 40-minute walk. Fearnoch Forest lies half a mile away for leafy walks, or Angus Woodland Garden has dedicated walking and cycling tracks.


Martin & Leonie Charlton

Martin and Leonie designed the cottage and live in the farmhouse tucked around the corner. Their cows and sheep roam the fields and they're on hand if you need them.