About the home
Detached Self Catering Holiday Home with 3 en-suite bedrooms on 2 floors. Centrally heated and with log burning stove, perfect for all seasons. TV installed. There is an additional sofa bed on the upstairs landing.
Glendaruel is a natural therapy, a feast for mind and body. You can find places which are completely silent, soaked in tranquillity and visually stunning. You can view nature up close and explore an unspoiled environment. For full details of the cottages and all local activities and facilities, see our website, www.tighnariddon.co.uk.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
Entrance Porch into the hallway with staircase to first floor, very spacious ’L’ Shaped sitting room to the right with log burner, and with double doors onto a beautiful deck area with wonderful views over the Loch. To the left of the hall is the well equipped spacious kitchen and dining area which leads to a utility room, shower room and another outside door, serviced by a ramp for wheel chairs. With 2 bedrooms downstairs, one twin and one double.
The first floor has a double room upstairs with adjoining bathroom- also a large landing with a sofa bed, with windows overlooking Loch Riddon.
Further details outdoors:
Set on the lochside! Outdoors is what Tighnariddon is all about and the garden is fenced and gated so creating a safe environment for children.
Well behaved dogs welcome.
For sporting opportunities, local amenities, restaurants etc, see www.tighnariddon.co.uk
The Central Scotland / Strathclyde / Argyll and Bute region
Argyll has to be one of the best outdoor activity areas in the UK. We are blessed with a beautiful salmon/ seatrout river, The Ruel, on which we can arrange fishing on a day or weekly permit basis, and we are situated overlooking a glorious sea loch, Loch Riddon, where excellent sea fishing can be arranged from a boat [or you can take a spinning rod to the nearby pier, and catch mackerel and other species from land]. The Loch Riddon Estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest [SSSI] with truly amazing flora and fauna within yards of the cottages. The area is also an ornithologist’s dream with numerous waders, wildfowl, eagles, harriers, buzzards and countless small birds all likely to be seen from the sitting room in the cottages. In 2012, a pair of Ospreys were regularly seen in front of the cottage and we hope that next summer they will be nesting in the immediate vicinity. Red squirrels abound in the area, and you may well see otters, seals and even perhaps a pine marten close by. There are several golf courses within easy distances (See Golf), and top quality stalking for red and roe deer according to season can be arranged locally with experienced stalkers.
The Cowal Peninsula area
Glendaruel is a natural therapy, a feast for mind and body. You can find places which are completely silent, soaked in tranquillity and visually stunning. You can view nature up close and explore an unspoiled environment. You can take any sort of outdoor activity you fancy and you can enjoy wonderful fresh locally caught and reared food, beautifully prepared. Be part of our community for a while, feel the warmth of new friendship and leave us renewed and refreshed. Here are some truly magical places which we are willing to share with you. Ostell Bay This stunning horseshoe bay of golden sands is a spectacular spot to visit. In the summer months the incoming tide warms as it travels across the sands making Ostell Bay a wonderful and safe shallow swimming bay for all the family. Ostell Bay is a fine, unspoilt and accessible example of machair grassland, an eco system that is normally only found in North West Scotland and Ireland and mainly in the outer Hebrides. The Ostell Bay dune system is extensive including marram grass which holds these mobile sands together and encourages soil growth further back in the machair. Plant rarities include fragrant purple orchids, spotted orchids, creeping thyme, red clover, and harebells, which are all good food plants for a wide range of butterflies such as speckled wood, orange tip, red admiral and marsh fritillary. Wildlife includes a nearby otter holt nearby and porpoises can be seen from the beach. Many species of birds thrive on the machair lands including twite, dunlin, redshank, skylark and ringed plover Glenan Bay Close to Portavadie where the ferry leaves to cross Loch Fyne is Glenan Bay. The coastal path leads you through fine examples of mid Atlantic oakwoods. The moss covered rocks and caves offer shelter for plants, people and wildlife. Bluebells carpet the ground in springtime, supporting lots of butterflies and there are red squirrels, nightjars and dragonflies in the woods. The path leads to a deserted village that was abandoned following the Highland Clearances. The village has a clear view over Loch Fyne and has a haunting atmosphere, perhaps reflecting that it was one of ‘the crying places’, An Crainalte in Gaelic, where people waved to their loved ones for the last time as they left the area to be transported abroad, never to see them again.
How to get there
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By ferry: There are two regular car ferry services across the Clyde from Gourock ( half an hour on the M8 from Glasgow) to Dunoon. The Calmac ferry links with trains from Glasgow, whilst for cars, Western Ferries is normally more convenient operating, at peak times, 4 times an hour. Glendaruel is approximately 18 miles from Dunoon, taking the B836 through Glen Lean and then the A8003 towards Tighnabruaich [we are one and a half miles from that turning].
By road: Cross the Clyde on the Erskine Bridge (3 miles from Glasgow Airport on the M8) and take the A82 alongside Loch Lomond to Tarbet, then over the ’Rest and Be Thankful’ (the A83) ) before turning left onto the A815, sign-posted Dunoon. At the village of Strachur turn right onto the A886 and after 15 miles, just after the Clachan of Glendaruel, turn right again onto the A8003 towards Tighnabruaich We are located one and a half miles from that junction.
Subject of course to traffic, we are about 90 minutes drive from the centre of Glasgow [80 minutes from the airport].
Activities near Cowal Peninsula
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
10 Jun 2012
The owners were very responsive from the very first contact and made booking a pleasure. The property itself was lovely and even nicer than the photographs. Different styles of furniture blended in together making a lovely, fresh comfortable home away from home. Everything you could hope for was provided throughout the home - especially in the kitchen - but do remember to take your hairdryer.
The views and walks locally are stunning and the area has a friendly taxi driver and lots of nice pubs and restaurants.
Favourite thing, a deck to sit out on, least favourite - no hanging space for clothes. Normally not a problem but we were going to a wedding and wanted to hang our outfits up, just had to give them a going over with the very good quality iron.
23 Apr 2012
Stayed in the larger of the cottages with friends, there were 7 of us in total for 4 of the days and the cottage didn't feel cramped at all (even with the 4 dogs).
Lovely loch right outside... more
05 Aug 2011
A cracking location to stay right on the shore of the beautiful Loch Riddon by the Kyles of Bute.
The brand new cottage was a sensation with excellent design allowing ensuite facilities for every room, comfy beds, excellent heating, great views from the kitchen and dining room as well as plenty of space to relax and enjoy ourselves...Brian the labrador also enjoyed it!
We love the West coast of Scotland and this place had everything we like to enjoy fishing (mackerel and even a Pollock), epic walks (360 degree view of whole area from Mull of Kintyre to Mull at very top behind cottage but it is a bit of a scramble), golf and access to quaint villages and the Western Isles.
The weather we prepared for was rain and we got sunshine whilst the owners made us very welcome although look out for a visit from their very friendly big black labrador, Tarmigan, at breakfast time
Well worth a visit
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|15 Apr 12||22 Apr 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Apr 12||1 Jul 12||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 12||1 Oct 12||£ 735||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 12||23 Dec 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 835||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||24 Mar 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Mar 13||30 Jun 13||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 13||29 Sep 13||£ 735||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Oct 13||22 Dec 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 835||-||-||1 Week|
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