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The Water Mill – Bed & Breakfast

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


Check Availability, Prices & Booking Policy

  • 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 Watermill, 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 and The Joiner’s Shop which can be booked on a B&B basis or 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. Book this room

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. Book this room

The Joiners Ship – Ground floor. Twin beds with open door access to its own lounge with TV. Shower room. Book this room

The Saw Mill – Minimum of a 2 night stay – 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 based on 3 or 4 people staying Book this room


  • 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
  • Pet welcome
  • 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

Hidden Gem… Super little retreat. We had 3 nights here recently, super base for touring around, the hosts are wonderful and make you feel very ‘at home’ and ‘spoilt’ at the same time. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast whilst watching the red squirrels play in the immaculate back gardens. They have a self-catering cottage available as well if you don’t want to go b&b. We also had dinner one evening as we didn’t want to go back out which was super (2 x courses for £15 each).
Online guest review

Self-cater options

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