About Joy Forsyth
We live in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow and have spend many years holidaying in the West coast of Scotland with our two children, dogs and extended family. Our aim in life was to have a place of our own there and in 2014 it came to pass when we viewed Cuil Cottage and it was love at first sight! When we bought the cottage, it needed a lot of care and attention and since then we have spent a wonderful couple of years giving it some TLC whilst aiming to retain its country cottage character and charm. Our children are older now, and we can't get there quite as much as we would like, so it makes sense to let you enjoy it too.
Joy Forsyth purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Joy Forsyth chose Taynuilt
We may be biased, but we think Cuil cottage is unique! It is one of the oldest cottages in Kilchrenan and we believe it dates back to the 16th century. The village has seen a great deal of history in its time, andt is said that Rob Roy MacGregor attended a wedding in Kilchrenan, where he got involved in a fight and had to flee through the village and across the water to Portsonachen. This crossing of the water was used for over 1000 years as the main route across Loch Awe and a way to bring the Scottish Kings and Queens for burial on Iona.
What makes this Cottage unique
It combines cosy cottage charm, history and hopefully everything you will need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. Whilst being relatively remote, there are 2 top hotels and a gastropub within easy access and there is much to do in the area.
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Beautiful Cosy Cottage in a peaceful location
This is a charming old cottage with well thought out accommodation (including annexe). It is very comfortable for 6 people and would be lovely for children as well. Everything was very clean and the owners had provided lots of extra thoughtful touches. It is down a peaceful country lane - although it is a distance from the main road to Oban.
The garden is nice for fine weather (we had a mixed climate!) and it is by the Loch. We had trouble getting to the Lochside which is a pity but overall had a wonderful holiday. We recommend the superb Kilchrenan Inn for food just along the road.Thank you Joy for letting us stay in this beautiful place. The Nicholas Family and Grandad
Cuil cottage May 2019
Owners friendly and made cottage very welcoming. Perfect for two golden retrievers (Loch Awe ideal swimming place just two minutes walk away).Will come again
We loved the cottage! It was a beautiful surrounding and relaxing holiday
The kids loved to playing in the garden!
The cottage had a nice kitchen well equipped and we slept very good in the beds!
Nice bath for the kids and we used the shower in the other room!
Lots to do in the surrounding area!
Lovely walks to!
After a nice day out, it was nice to sit down and have a cup of tea in the garden!
Thank you very much for a great holiday
In you beautiful cottage!
Kind regards Vincent,Annemijn and kids!
Thank you very much- we are so happy you enjoyed staying in Cuil Cottage- come back soon!
A perfect holiday escape.
The whole family absolutely loved this holiday and Cuil cottage is a perfect retreat. The children loved the garden and spent a long time with their nets at the Loch side. Oh and they loved the fairy door!
We all enjoyed the many birds coming into the garden and the daily woodpecker visits.
The house itself was full of character and very very well equipped for all our needs, with the facilities being super clean and welcoming.
Well all agreed we would definately like to come back here, it was the perfect base for exploring the area.
Joy was so very helpful, she even posted a toy back to us my daughter had left behind. I can not reccommend this holiday highly enough, it was just lovely.
Thank you so much for your lovely review Elllyn. We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage as much as we do!
How lovely too that you saw the woodpecker - he is a regular visitor but only at certain times of year.
We would love to have you back sometime!
Great cottage for a family holiday in Argyll
The cottage is beautiful. Spotlessly clean and all the facilities excellent. Beds were comfortable, shower in the Annex was good, and the wifi excellent (although no mobile signal anywhere in the village). The Rayburn (like an Aga) made the kitchen really cosy, and all the cooking facilities were excellent. The wood burning stove in the living room was great, and there was a huge selection of DVDs and CDs if you didn't find anything to watch on the TV in the evenings. The setting is stunning - looking onto Loch Awe, and there are plenty of nice walks with the dog. There is plenty to do by way of visits by car - the Inverawe Smoke House was interesting with a brilliant riverside walk, and the Cruchean Power Station was fascinating (if you like amazing engineering feats). Oban is close and a nice town - and the Oban Fish Bar does the best fish and chips (and monkfish scampi) ever - Rick Stein was right!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cuil Cottage and its surrounding area.
Come back soon!
Wonderful time at this lovely cottage
The cottage was exactly as described. Incredibly cosy. We could easily have been 8 people. The living room and kitchen are charming and very comfortable; the beds were excellent; everything is well equipped - no need for towels, linen...all brand new. Beautiful bird sighting at the various feeders (woodpeckers...). Plenty of local guides for hiking. You can easily stay around and do beautiful hikes around the lake (Loch Awe) or visit Oban, Glencoe and other beautiful areas. My favorite was hiking on the island of Kerrera just off Oban or sea-kayaking in Oban.
Joy was very responsive and made sure our stay was pleasant. I highly recommend.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and especially glad you saw the Woodpecker! Thank you for recommending Kerrera and sea- kayaking too - two of the best things to do from Oban.
Come back soon!