About the home
Detached Self Catering Holiday Cottage with 2 en-suite bedrooms on ground floor. Centrally heated and with log burning stove, perfect for all seasons. TV installed.
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.
Excellent river, loch and sea fishing available; wonderful birdwatching; great local golf courses, and for full details of these and other local amenities, restaurants etc see www.tighnariddon.co.uk
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 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:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Entrance Porch. To the left is the well equipped kitchen and dining area which leads to a utility room and another outside door, serviced by a ramp for wheel chairs. To the right is the sitting room with a log burner and wonderful views across the loch.
At the back of the house are two bedrooms, one twin and one double, each with bathroom/ shower en suite.
Further details outdoors:
Outside the garden is fenced and gated so creating a safe environment for children.
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. 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.
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
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
20 Jan 2013
We stayed in Teal Cottage for New Year 2012-13. We were also lucky enough to be able to have a look around Shelduck Cottage, which belongs to the same delightful owners and is located next door.
Both properties are newly built to high specification. They are ideally located peacefully next to a loch. The cottages are attractively laid out with interiors which are tasteful in colour, design and dotted throughout with luxurious touches such as crisp cotton sheets and thick towels. We loved it.
We spent our days walking alongside the loch, cooking, sightseeing, reading, playing games.....
We were thrilled to find Teal Cottage. It was a wonderful place to see New Year in. We would love to return.
12 Jan 2013
Great Little cottage. The views were ever changing.watched the Deers in the back Garden whilst the Red squirrels ran up and down the trees..beautiful wildlife all around the area. We recommend a... more
22 Sep 2012
Teal cottage is a beautiful little bungalow in a most beautiful setting. The welcome we recieved was warm and friendly and the cottage was so cosy but with all the mod cons. It is ideally situated to explore for miles around but not too isolated that we weren't near enough to some great eating places. An absolutely enjoyable week with spectacular scenery all around. We would highly recommend you to stay.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|6 Jan 12||8 Apr 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Apr 12||1 Jul 12||£ 485||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 12||1 Oct 12||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 485||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 12||23 Dec 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 635||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jan 13||24 Mar 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Mar 13||30 Jun 13||£ 485||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 13||29 Sep 13||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 485||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Oct 13||22 Dec 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 635||-||-||1 Week|
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