Tuesday 10 January 2023

Duntrune Castle, Crinan, Kilmartin, Argyll, Bute & The Islands (Sleeps 1-5)

Duntrune Castle is in a beautiful part of Argyll, in the centre of a 5000-acre estate. This 12th-century castle and its estate are home to 5 beautiful holiday cottages. They offer the perfect place to stay for those who want a break away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day living. Whether you are seeking solitude and silence or a base for exploring a variety of activities, we are ideally located. Crinan & Kilmartin are within easy reach along with numerous attraction and places of interest.

About Duntrune Castle:
Situated at the narrows between deep water and a tidal loch, Duntrune was built to guard the glens of Kilmartin and Kilmichael from seafaring marauders. Always a stronghold in those days, it was never the scene of a major conflict, and is now accepted as the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. The vaulted rooms on the ground floor date from the 12th Century, and the remainder of the keep from the 16th.

The estate and gardens are inland and have been the subject of great media interest with coverage from The Guardian, Observer, BBC, among others.

Guests can choose from one of four cottages on the estate, all of which have been tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. The cottages comprise of:

The Bothy – Full of traditional characteristics, it is a sensitive conversion of the original castle office. Sleeping two, it is perfect for couples and has a pretty courtyard area with wonderful castle & loch views.

Stag Cottage – A firm favourite with guests, due to its quirky and quaint interior. It has an open plan living space with large stove fire and was originally use for parties and shoot lunches. The cottage has a lovely private garden with patio area. Sleeps up to five people.

Castle Cottage – This picturesque cottage is bright and airy, providing a comfortable base for those who want to rest, relax and recuperate. A wonderful holiday home for family breaks away, as it is in a great location for exploring both coast and country. Sleeps up to five people.

Mother Brown’s Cottage – Sleeps up to 4 people, it is a cosy and homely place to stay for couples, friends and families. The original castle lodge is a very pretty cottage set just half a mile from the castle itself. Perfect for those who want share this magical place but retain a little privacy. Its windows were originally placed to spot approaching carriages coming up the castle drive, but today they serve to view the sun and wildlife of Loch Crinan from dawn until dusk.

Visiting Crinan & Exploring Argyll:
Seated high upon the spectacular rugged coastline of Argyll and surrounded by the outstanding landscape of the ancient kingdom of Dalriada, Duntrune Castle & estate is a very special place.

There is so much to enjoy both on the estate and in the surrounding area; beautiful countryside and coastlines to wander, pre-historic sites to explore, beaches, swimming, fishing; deer stalking or simply tranquillity for those who want to relax & re-charge batteries.

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