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The Water Mill – Bed & Breakfast

Clachan of Glendaruel, Colintraive PA22 3AB, UK
B&B from£79/Per night


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  • How to book & cancellation policy for Bed & Breakfast
    An online payment link for the full accommodation cost will be sent to you 7 days before arrival after.
  • FREE cancellation up to 8 days before arrival. Once paid the amount is non-refundable.

A guest review

We stayed overnight here during a hike across Cowal. The hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly, and the house and garden are very well looked after. They cooked up a fantastic dinner, just what we needed after hiking all day!

About the property

On the route of the Cowal Way long distance path. Choose from B&B or stay on a self-cater basis.

The property

“The Water Mill, built in 1905 to service the grain on what was the Glendaruel Estate, has been tastefully converted over the years, but always with a view to retaining its character.

They offer quality 4 stars graded B&B rooms in the turret, as well as The Saw Mill For self catering. Each room is different as you would expect in such an unusual building. The property sits within a beautiful secluded garden and woodland, complete with the original mill pond and streams that generated the power to service the mill.

The Water Mill is in the idyllic setting of Glendaruel in the heart of the Cowal Peninsula, Argyll. If you are walking the Cowal Way Path then you will be passing our door. We welcome many walkers throughout the year, but we also cater to guests looking for a truly relaxing place to base themselves while they explore our beautiful part of Argyll.

The Water Mill is an oasis on a quiet single-track road in West Glendaruel.

The guest areas

A spacious and comfortable lounge with a wood burning fire and TV

Adjacent dining room for dinner in the evening

Breakfast is served overlooking the garden where you can enjoy watching the red squirrels and bird life

Guests are welcome to enjoy the extensive grounds and enjoy the gardens

Walking the Cowal Way?

We are on  the route of this popular long distance walk. You will find a warm welcome, complete with a wood burning fire in the lounge, and if you need it, drying facilities. The nearest restaurant is 20 minutes away by car. The optional £25 – 3 course dinner is recommended. Special diets catered for.

The bedrooms

Janet Crawford – Upstairs in the turret. Double with en-suite shower. No TV.

Sarah Kirkpatrick Room – Upstairs in the turret. Double with a sofa bed. Bathroom with a free standing slipper bath and shower attachment, bidet and separate toilet. No TV.

The Joiners Shop – Ground floor. Twin beds with open door access to its own lounge with TV. Sofa bed in lounge to sleep an extra person. Shower room.

The Saw Mill– You get a whole lot of accommodation included in your stay. Perfect for 3 or 4 guests to enjoy this private social space. Own entrance and parking. Two twin bedrooms. Lounge with a pot bellied wood burning fire and TV. Shower room. Patio area with BBQ and garden views. Pricing is Bed & Breakfast based on 3 or 4 people staying. 1 dog is welcome – advise when booking. Wi-fi available in the lounge of the adjoining Water Mill – not in the Saw Mill.


  • Full Scottish breakfast overlooking the gardens
  • Optional dinner £25. Great value, delicious home cooking. Please give 24 hours notice.
  • If you enjoy a glass of wine, or a drink, with your dinner – you are welcome to bring your own. The Water Mill is not licensed.
  • Packed lunches available on request – £5
  • For walkers and cyclists: Drying area for boots & clothes
  • Dog welcome – let us know at time of booking
  • No smoking


  • There is wi-fi in all the bedrooms
  • There is wi-fi in the Joiner’s Shop
  • There is NO Wi-Fi in the Saw Mill – you can use the wi-fi in the lounge of the Water Mill

Location and What is in the area

In the area – Restaurants, Activities & Shops

  • The Colintraive Inn – 10 miles
  • Ferry to Bute – 10 miles
  • Tighnabruaich – 11 miles
  • Portavadie Spa & Ferry – 15 miles
  • Dunoon – 19 miles

Explore further afield and Airports

  • Mount Stuart – Isle of Bute – 23 miles
  • Inveraray – 33 miles
  • Glasgow Airport – 67 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport – 114 miles

Additional Details

Finding the holiday home: The Water Mill is in remote West Glendaruel. We send you a map and directions.

Entry: Sandra will be there to welcome you.

Arrival & departure: From 4pm until 10am.

  • How to book & cancellation policy for Bed & Breakfast
    An online payment link for the full accommodation cost will be sent to you 7 days before arrival after.
  • FREE cancellation up to 8 days before arrival. Once paid the amount is non-refundable.

What the guests say

“Beautiful, peaceful location run by lovely people.” We stayed at the watermill while we were on a months trip ‘home’. We decided to stay last minute as my aunt has a caravan in the site near the B&B. When the hosts heard we were from Australia they put all the heating on in the room and made it really cozy for us. The room was gorgeous and spacious. The decor of the whole house is lovely.We had our 17 month old in a travel cot in the bay window recess, she slept a dream both nights as did we. The hosts made us a lovely pot of tea and sat and chatted with us in the beautiful lounge room with a big fire going. The house is lovely with lots of character and the breakfast/ sunroom is amazing. We took the baby for a walk through the garden and visited the chickens and cows, which she loved. Michael and Sandra’s breakfast was lovely, the eggs are so fresh, only laid the day before. They even catered to our babies needs spoiling her with her choice/ choices of porridge and scrambled eggs. The location seems out of the way but its only about 2 hours from Glasgow and while we were there we went across to Bute to Stuart House (well worth a visit) for a craft/ food fair which was great. Great place, so nice we had to stay a second night.
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Self-cater options

The Saw Mill and Joiner’s Shop are also available on a self-cater basis.