February Half-Term Stays in Argyll & the Isles

The half-term break is fast approaching, meaning that the schools will be out and everyone needs a break from work again! Why not escape to some of our destinations in Argyll & the Isles this February. We have picked a selection of accommodation providers, that are family-friendly and dog-friendly to help you plan your stay in Argyll & the Isles. Each is close to local activities, wonderful walks and amazing scenery for everyone in the family to enjoy.


Kintaline House

Kintaline is a small 24 Acre eco-farm in the north of Argyll, near Oban, on the west coast of Scotland. Kintaline House is a private self-catering home in Benderloch, which is close to beaches, mountains, fabulous woodlands, lochs and many other brilliant locations which can be visited a short distance from the accommodation! Making it the perfect place for a half-term stay. The house is well equipped and as the owner is a local producer, guests are provided with a welcome pack that includes some free-range eggs, scrumptious local foods, an Oban Times newspaper and a Barcaldine botanicals soap.

Kintaline House Self-Catering, Credit: Kintaline House


The Stable Studio, Argyll

The Stable Studio, Argyll is a fabulous dog-friendly holiday cottage located on the west coast of Scotland, next to Dunoon. The cottage sleeps two adults comfortably, and is dog-friendly so be sure to take your best friend along with you! The cottage is located in one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring parts of Argyll, surrounded by amazing scenery and a variety of wildlife. There is a range of activities, which are perfect for all to enjoy, there are wonderful walks, cycling options, a range of watersports activities nearby and delicious food and drink places to catch along the way. Be sure to check out our Taste of Place Trails, for some inspiration. As this Stay is Dog-friendly be sure to take your best friend along with you!

The Stable Studio Self-Catering, Credit: The Stable Studio


Portsonachan Wilderness Hotel and Self-Catering Lodges are a fantastic get-a-way break for those looking to experience beautiful night skies and winter wonderland experiences. The hotel and self-catering lodges are on the banks of Loch Awe, perfect for wild swimming, hill trekking, and magical walks. Portsonachan Hotel has a large selection of rooms to suit all budgets, from standard double and twin rooms to premium loch view rooms. All bedrooms are en-suite, but they also offer the coach house building, which is pet friendly with over 100 acres of Scottish countryside to explore, as well as lodges to suit all budgets.

Bird's eye view of Portsonachan Hotel on Loch Awe, Credit: Portsonachan Hotel

Eco Nature Holidays

Eco Nature Holidays offers self-catering accommodation in Glendaruel located in Argyll's Secret Coast. Base yourself from these self-catering cottages for one of the best spots to find and photograph local wildlife, such as red squirrels, pine marten and owls. If you are lucky, with a clear sky you might be able to capture a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis! Eco Nature holidays have the option of an accommodation property that accommodates 4 or 6, these properties are also dog-friendly and provide enough room for 2 dogs. There is Wi-Fi available across both cottages and the cottages both come with garden games and essential amenities. 

Eco Nature Holiday Cottages, Credit: Eco Nature Holidays

Lochee House

Lochee House sits in the quiet, picturesque village of Tighnabruaich, on Argyll's Secret Coast. Lochee House is a spacious, detached holiday home, ideal for sociable family holidays and for those looking to explore Argyll & the Isles. The house, recently renovated has beautiful countryside and sea views looking over the Kyles of Bute. The accommodation is family-friendly, providing stairgates for younger children and high-chairs and travel cots for infants. The house comes with a large garden with garden furniture and a BBQ to enjoy during the evenings. Tighnabruiach, the small coastal village, has several restaurants, pubs and shops to enjoy and only a short distance away you will find white beaches, clear waters, ancient forests and walks suitable for all ages and abilities. Award-winning travel writer Robin McKelvie talks about what makes Cowal so special in his latest blog. 

View of Kyles of Bute From Lochee House, Credit: Lochee House


Be sure to check out our Stay & Accommodation page here!