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We are "close, but far away" (Father Ted, if you did not get it...) in the heart of Argyll's beautiful Cowal peninsula and beside the magnificent shimmering Loch Fyne.
We are located in the hamlet of Kilfinan, the historic burial place of the chiefs of Clan Lamont, on the Cowal peninsula, 8 miles from Tighnabruaich. Although we might feel remote (and unfortunately have to pay extra delivery fees as a Highlands postcode area) we are only 2 hours by car and 90 miles as the crow flies from Glasgow.
The Hotel is a short walk from the beautiful and sandy Kilfinan Bay, which is amazing for wild swimming in the Loch and we are surrounded by a lush and wild landscape of fields, forests, burns and moorland, including the Kilfinan Community Forest, which is sustained by the warm currents of the Gulf Stream. Our environment teems with wildlife, including red squirrels, pine marten, owls and eagles. We often see more deer than people at times.
For those wishing to explore the area on foot, we would strongly advise a decent pair of wellies or waterproof boots. Even in the summer, conditions underfoot can be wet. There are a number of walks in and around the Hotel, and we can provide further information and guidance for those wishing to explore more. Additionally, the Loch Lomond & Cowal Way passes close to Kilfinan. The local roads and tracks are also great for cycling, particularly if you have an electric bike! The Cowal Loop route is 108 km and the Hotel is only a short detour from this. Furthermore, the eastern shores of Loch Fyne are great for canoeing and paddle boarding, with stunning isolated bays and coves to discover.
On a clear night, Kilfinan also becomes the perfect place for some stargazing, with the planets and constellations vibrant in the sky above.
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