Cowal Peninsula, Scotland (UK)


Discover the highlights of the Cowal Peninsula - from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs to Argyll 's Secret Coast

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Single Parent Holiday in Scotland 

Discover the Scottish Highlands on a single parent group holiday based in the picturesque village of Kirn on the Cowal peninsula.  There is much to do here in August, from exploring the charming coastal town of Dunoon, to going on family walks in the magical Argyll Forest and enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands and Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.


We have reserved a Victorian villa, a short walk from the beach in the Scottish village of Kirn on the Cowal Peninsula in the West of Scotland. Our beautiful period property, surrounded by countryside, is full of traditional warmth and charm retaining many of the original features. The property offers 10 well-appointed bedrooms, and all of our guests will have their own ensuite bathroom. There is also a large kitchen, spacious dining room with beautiful views of the golf course and countryside, and three lounges, each with a TV and either DVD player or WiFi/Netflix. Wii console, children’s toys, books and DVDs are also available. There is also a roofed terrace where our parents can enjoy an evening drink whilst the kids play in the garden and try spotting the local wildlife. Situated in a quiet residential street, just a short walk from the waterfront and shops, our villa is an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of this part of Scotland, and the wide child friendly promenade is perfect for a stroll to the neighbouring harbour town of Dunoon.

Our Programme:

Your Single Parents on Holiday host will help you make the most of your single parent holiday in Scotland by organising visits of local attractions and days out at the national park, with its mysterious lochs, rushing waterfalls, lush woodland, cragged peaks and hidden glens. For more information go to Our Programme.

Our Prices:

Prices include accommodation in a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, breakfast essentials, and services of our host. For more details, please click on Prices & Dates.

For more information on this single parent holiday in Scotland, please click on the drop down menu/tabs, fill in our contact form, email us or simply call us on 0333 370 3701.

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Our Programme:

Your SPoH host will offer lots of excursions for our single parent families. Naturally, these are purely optional, and from experience not everyone in the group joins every trip. So, you can be as active or as chilled as you wish. After all, this is your holiday! Below is a list of excursions that your host will be happy to organise for anyone wishing to join – subject to weather and possible local restrictions:

  • Puck Glen’s walk, magical trail winding up a dramatic gorge passing pools and waterfalls
  • Ardentinny – easy woodland walk and picnic on Cowal’s longest sandy beach on Loch Long
  • a cruise on the Waverley paddle steamer to Loch Long and Loch Goil viewing Carrick Castle
  • a visit of Benmore Botanic Garden in Argyll Forest Park
  • Inveraray Castle with its beautifully maintained garden, lovely walks, and stunning Highland views
  • Argyll’s Secret Coast with its rugged coastline, sparkling sea lochs, ancient forests, fabulous sea food, and stunning white beaches
  • BBQ evening

You could also go mackerel fishing near our accommodation at high tide, stroll along the promenade to Dunoon to see the castle ruins, Castle House Museum, and pier or go sea kayaking along the coastline, walk a few miles of the Loch Lomond & Cowal Way, or play a round of golf. Please refer to Prices & Dates to see what is included in your holiday price.

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Kirn and Dunoon

We will stay at the peaceful little village of Kirn, only a short walk from the waterfront and 1.5 miles from the coastal town of Dunoon with its Victorian Pier, Dunoon castle, wide promenade, and restaurants and pubs serving local produce. Dunoon is located on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula offering great natural diversity, with towering Munros to the north and mellow scenery and sea lochs to the south. Dunoon is Cowal’s major town and home to the stunning Benmore Botanic Garden. The region offers endless opportunities for outdoor lovers, including scenic hikes, kayaking, fishing, and sailing.

The Cowal Peninsula, Argyll Forest and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs

The Cowal Peninsula is in Argyll and Bute in the west of Scotland and at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. The north of the peninsula is covered by the Argyll Forest Park, much of which is part of the beautiful Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park. Here you will find stunning scenery with spectacular waterfalls, enchanted forests, craggy peaks, and peaceful lochs. The forest also provides endless opportunities for outdoor and nature lovers, from hiking to watersports and mountain biking.

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Most of our single parent families will arrive by car from other part of the UK. Should you wish to fly or come by train and need help with booking a transfer from Glasgow airport or a nearby train station, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist!


Our Financial Protection Insurance

Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with the “The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation invoice. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents On Holiday Ltd. please follow the steps set out on our insurance page.

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