House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Spacious Victorian (1830) two storey villa, right on the beach, facing West to the superb sunsets and fifty miles of Loch Fyne. Sleeps nine in two kings, two twins, and a single room, up stairs. There is a double sofa bed in the Snug downstairs, and two double inflatable mattresses for larger groups.
Three living areas; Lounge, Den and Snug (with stove), Dining Room with table for 10 and Kitchen with table for 10, suits multiple families, groups of friends for special occasions and business brainstorming. The Lounge and Den have large loch facing windows and log fires. We have stone steps to the beach and our own jetty. The house has underfloor heating via a heat pump, with the loch as it's heat source, and pv cells on the roof which export surplus electricity to the grid.
Next door but one to the house is the local post office, with a well stocked shop, and tearoom with home cooking. Two pubs are within a stroll. The Clachan is a lively village local. The Creggans Inn has great pub food and fine dining restaurant, as well as rooms. The brilliant Invercottage Restaurant is among a few good restaurants within a short drive on quiet roads through lovely countryside.
The Cowal peninsula holds lots of interest. History, art, wildlife, environment. From giant redwoods to water slides, walking theatre to quad bike adventures. Across the loch you head north west to Inverary and beyond Mull of Kintyre, north further still Oban. The first settled area of Scotland is still to be seen at Dunadd 60 km away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Strachur 100 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 61 km, Nearest railway: Arrochar 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
No TV by choice. Plenty views, walks, books and board games; impossipuzzle anyone? Good high speed wifi.
No landline, though mobile reception. 10 kg washer and dryer for large holiday loads. Drying/Laundry room with extra toilet.
|Further details outdoors|
We've a small hedged lawn to the South of the house, and a gravel terrace to the West with garden furniture for beach side relaxing. Walk onto the beach down stone steps from the gravel terrace. Car parking for 5 cars, more at a push.
We'll make sure you know your way around the house with our welcome pack on arrival.
Breakages deposit of £400 released as house is inspected on departure.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
This region of Scotland is renowned for its wild mountains and lochs and beautiful scenery. The main towns are easily reached on good roads and Dunoon, Lochgilphead, Tarbert and Inverary are all different and interesting.
Small villages abound and hundreds of years of Clan history and conflict are written on the landscape from standing stonesand crannogs to Hill Forts and wonderful country houses built with the wealth of the industrial revolution.
The local area has wonderful walks and attractions such as Benmore Botanical Gardens. The Campbell seat at Inverary Castle modelled on French Château of the Loire and numerous activities such as river and loch fishing, mountain biking, horse riding or golfing.