Post Office House is an unusual 'B' listed building, offering comfortable accommodation with a 'wow' factor on the western boundary of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Well positioned for enjoying the Park (walking, biking, forests,mountains, lochs), exploring Argyll (castles, beaches, islands, history) and days out to Glasgow (culture, shops, museums, food. Or perhaps just putting your feet up, with a good book, and relaxing in front of the wood burning stove.
Cottage in Kilmun, Nr. Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland - Peaceful Village Location, Direct Beach Access, 15 Mins Drive From Dunoon
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 17, 2018
About Mike McDonald
Mike and Dinah McDonald arrived in Cowal 40 years ago and decided it was heaven. Mike was an Outdoor Education teacher, so if you want great suggestions for local walks, climbing, canoeing, biking, just ask. Dinah managed accommodation in Glasgow, from city centre hotels to social housing. She now owns Bookpoint, Dunoon's bookshop, where you can browse amongst 11,000 books, enjoy coffee and home baking, and choose from a wide selection of Scottish gifts.
Mike McDonald purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Mike McDonald chose Kilmun
We just love the variety and contrasts; only an hour away to the cosmopolitan european city of Glasgow, fine dining, art galleries, stunning museums, yet step off the ferry in Dunoon and you enter such a different world, a National Park of forests, mountains, coast, rivers, lochs, deer in the garden and eagles overhead. We had always been attracted by Post Office House when it was the village store and Post Office, a curious historic building in a fantastic location, so we didn't hesitate when it was for sale, derelict,12 years ago. Since then we have learnt new skills: scottish slating, stonemasonry, lime mortar, woodworking with oak, and stained glass to name just a few. Its finally finished (2013) and well worth the wait, and we love the end result.
What makes this Cottage unique
Despite the apparently small exterior, the open plan layout makes it surprisingly spacious for 2-3 visitors. Its been rebuilt to a very high standard, with period furniture, quirky woodwork, ever-changing views, original artwork, and a cosy stove.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great accommodation in beautiful surroundings
We had a lovey couple of days in this well looked after cottage.
Lovely part of the country
We may not have had the best weather but the scenery is wonderful in any conditions. On the occasions when the sun did shine we visited nearby Benmore Gardens, Kilmun Arboretum and especially enjoyed Pucks Glen which is a deep gorge which twists and turns with water cascading down dramatically beside you. Absolutely breathtaking. The property was well restored with some quirky and interesting features and beautifully warm. Set in a prime position right on the edge of the loch we woke to an occasional glittering sunrise. Well worth a visit any time of the year.
You obviously had a great trip, despite some mixed weather. You came with right attitude for a scottish holiday - enjoy it whatever the weather throws at you! We've chosen to live here most of our lives on this basis.
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Warm and cosy.
Lovely cottage. well furnished with a good and efficient heating system.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and I hope you enjoyed the Mod too, the town had a great buzz that week.
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Fantastic wee place to stay for a few day's or even longer!
Thank you for saving this property and allowing me to stay there for a few days.
The property was nice and clean throughout, and everything inside was up to a high standard. The log fire was a bonus.
This is an ideal location for touring, but you don't really have to go far, as there is so many things in the local area to see and enjoy. Too many to mention here. If you like history and the countryside, this is the place to stay.
I relived my childhood for a few days. I used to spend my summers in Kilmun when I was a youngster in the 1960's. The post office was still opened then, as was the pier, for passenger ferries, and it was always busy. Happy day's!
USS Canopus was still there then, with it's submarines, blocking the view from the pier. The view across the water is so much better now that it is away.
As it was, it was a lovely relaxing few days, and I look forward to staying again in the summer, when the days are longer
This a lovely place to stay and a small piece of heaven to enjoy, away from the mad, fast world!
Jeff, the dog, had a ball, going out the door in the morning, and going for a dip in the loch!
What a great time you and Jeff the dog had! You really made the most of your stay, I'm looking forward to your return visit.
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Characterful and boasting a wonderful view
We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of July and loved it. The house is the perfect size for two and has a lovely, cosy feel as well as wonderful views across the loch. Also, there is plenty to do around the property. We particularly recommend Pucks Glen and Benmore Botanic Gardens, both were excellent.
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Post Office House could not be any closer to the sea, at high water the tide sometimes laps against the stone of the building.
There is a shingle beach adjacent to the building, and a selection of other Clyde beaches are within easy reach
Glasgow Airport 1 hour plus ferry.
Prestwick Airport 1 hour plus ferry.
We are reached either by a scenic ferry journey across the Clyde, or an equally scenic drive round by Loch Lomond.
There is a regular bus from Dunoon, but a car would help you to explore further afield.
Dunoon 5 miles, 15 mins drive.
Glasgow 40 miles, 1hr plus ferry.
Inveraray 40 miles, 1hr.
Oban 75 miles, 1hr45min.
Dunoon has a vibrant high street, Morrisons and Coop supermarkets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and a cinema.
Cothouse services are just a mile away and as well as fuel, has a very well stocked food store, cash machine, newspapers, wood for the stove etc
Behind Cothouse Services is Cothouse Hotel, great for a meal out, as is Whistlefield Hotel on Loch Eck.
Portavadie Marina restaurant is ultramodern, but equally good.