Experience a true scottish highland holiday in our off-grid holiday cottage

Our self catering holiday cottage, Craig,  offers comfortable accommodation in a remote setting. Whether you are looking for an adventure to remember or an excuse to spend time together with family and friends, they have much to offer. Accessible by forest track or sea, it is the perfect base for a family holiday with a difference. Craig offers a peaceful break while being only a two hour drive from the Central Belt.

Craig Cottage

This is a gem of a cottage that guests keep coming back to year after year.  With no mains electricity, it is a unique experience that lets you relax and enjoy the surroundings around you.  The kitchen is well equipped, and there are many books, puzzles, games and craft activities for your use.

Loch Etive

Renowned for its beauty and tranquillity Loch Etive is the perfect base for your next holiday.  Reaching from the iconic falls at Connel all the way up to the mountains of Glen Etive, the loch has a remoteness that belies the fact that it is easily accessible.

 

Local Wildlife

The large garden at Craig has been kept quite wild, and is regularly visited by pine martens, and a host of wild birds. The surrounding native woodland is home to red deer, badgers and golden eagles. We frequently see otters on the loch just in front of the cottage and they breed nearby.

Surrounding Area

The West Coast of Scotland is quite rightly known for its beauty, but there are also plenty of activities, attractions and sites of interest for you to explore during your stay. A day trip to one of the nearby islands, castles or museums will provide something for all the family.

Latest news

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Just in time for the hot weather ….

The old open fire with back boiler has served Craig well for many years, but the time has come for an upgrade. We now have a new multi-fuel stove with boiler to keep the cottage warm, and the bath water ...
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timelapse videos from summit of Beinn Mheadhonach

I recently walked to the summit of Beinn Mheadhonach, a Graham that is behind Craig Cottage. Although it was a rather wet day, the views were stunning. These timelapses were looking north up Loch Etive. https://youtu.be/rM0qudtHaPU https://youtu.be/m8hglr7T0Fk ...
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wildlife camera

I've been having fun with a new wildlife camera. It can take videos and stills, day or night, and if the cottage is empty I have been putting it in the garden to see what goes on when there is ...
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Winter on Loch Etive

It's been a stunning day here today, and I made the most of it by getting out with the camera. It's at times like these that I become aware of how remote the cottages are. They really are an amazing ...
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View to the head of the loch

Today I took a couple of hours out, and went for a walk up to Barrs and beyond (further up the loch than Dail). The view up here are beautiful, and as the loch narrows the mountains  seem to close ...
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Pine martens at Craig

I am delighted to have received this lovely review by email, plus some amazing photos of the pine martens at Craig. Thank you so much Cath and Will! "At the beginning of August we spent a glorious, perfectly peaceful week at ...
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sunset along Loch Etive

The views along the loch this evening were beautiful  as I was driving back from Craig.   ...
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strimming, hare bells and meet the neighbours

It's been a cloudy but warm day, and a good opportunity for me to strim the path down to Dail. Ably assisted by Isla, of course! Our lunchtime wander took us down to the beach (as it so often does!)  and ...
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Panorama: from Dail looking East

Above is an overview of the image, and below a scrollable version of it (using mouse or finger!) And below an annotated version of the peaks visible: ...
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Off the beaten track

One of the great things about the land surrounding Dail and Craig is that you can explore in almost any direction and not have to stick to a path. Okay, it might be rough going at times, but the views ...
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Wild day

It's been a fairly wild day up the loch today, wet, windy and very invigorating!   ...
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Kayaking on Loch Etive

It feels as if we are spoilt for choice with so many fantastic sea kayaking locations on the West Coast of Scotland, and I expect many people don't venture into Loch Etive - partly due to the Falls of Lora ...
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