The Kilfinan Hotel
Cal. MacBrayne ferry from Portavadie to Tarbert
Kyles of Bute Golf course
The Kilfinan Hotel, booking essential
This charming well equipped cottage sits off the road in a quiet setting of its own, overlooking the Eastern shores of Loch Fyne to the Kintyre peninsula and over to the fishing village of Tarbert. It is the perfect setting for a comfortable and relaxing holiday in this beautiful unspoilt corner of Argyll. Unwind and relax in its peaceful surroundings while taking in the panoramic views or fill the days exploring and enjoying what this area has to offer. It's an ideal haven for photographers, walkers, artists and bird watchers.
Only a short drive away you can leave the car at the ferry at Portavadie and travel as a passenger over to the small fishing village of Tarbert, or visit Portavadie Marina for a bite to eat, morning coffee while watching the yachts sail in and out the marina then catch the later ferry!. There are a variety of shops and restaurants or visit the ruined castle that sits overlooking the loch. The Island of Bute is another short ferry crossing which makes an enjoyable day trip and back in time to watch the glorious sunsets.
Close by are the coastal villages of Kames and Tighnabruaich. There is a 9 hole golf course which stunning views of the Kyles of Bute, a sailing school, miles of beautiful coastline and safe cycle routes for all ages, fishing and boat trips. Board the famous paddle steamer The Waverley from the pier in the village of Tighnabruaich for an afternoon sail up Loch Fyne.
There are many great places to eat and drink in this area. Follow the coast road to Inver Cottage restaurant for delicious local produce including freshly caught seafood or walk round the bay to the ancient ruin of Old Castle Lachlan, further up the loch is the Loch Fyne Ales Brewery and shop along the road from the famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar. This area is steeped in history and there are many castles in this part of Argyll including Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess or Argyll. A guided tour of the castle is available as well as Inveraray Jail, the maritime museum and the bell tower. Great fun for all the family!