Alder Cottage is a lovely detached property which sits on the hillside beside three other holiday cottages and the owner’s home overlooking Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde, near Dunoon and is situated within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Sited close to the Argyll Forest which offers numerous forest tracks, marked walks and cycleways, all easily accessible and right on your doorstep. On the ground floor there is an open plan living area with a wood burner, with feature glass hearth. There is also a shower room and separate toilet and a double bedroom downstairs. Large patio doors leading out onto a deck with magnificent views over the sea and hills beyond and complete with garden furniture. There is access to a barbecue area in the shared garden surrounding the cottage.
Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit while the town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a Steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula.
Known as Argyll’s secret coast the Cowal Peninsula is tucked away in a small corner of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Bordered by Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute, it’s an area of stunning natural beauty, with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests.
Argyll’s secret coast is packed with places to visit and things to do, and sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its natural beauty. Explore the forests and coastline by foot, bike, kayak or boat. Abundant with wildlife with deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and even, if you’re very lucky, basking sharks while you are out and about. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. A short drive takes you to Portavadie with its new Marina and the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula with ferries to the Islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. Beach 600 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Alder Cottage can be booked together with Larch Cottage (UK5117), Rowan Cottage (CC523089) and Birch Cottage (CC523105) to accommodate up to 24 guests.Alder, Rowan, Birch and Larch Cottages are a lovely selection of refurbished detached properties which sit on the hillside overlooking Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde, near Dunoon. Set on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the cottages are situated within a small holiday development with ample outdoor activities available. The Cowal Peninsula is a delightful part of Scotland, bordered on three sides by stunning sea lochs and to the north by the majestic Arrochar Alps. It has its own unique history and unspoiled natural environment. Cowal is peppered with many delightful small communities, all offering something unique while in total contrast, the only town, Dunoon which is a lively gathering place for the whole community and is only a 20 minute drive away. Outdoor activities are in abundance; from sailing and kayaking on the sheltered waters to cycling and walking in the woods – the Argyll Forest can be accessed directly behind the property. Golf, horse riding and fishing are all available. Cowal is also the place for adventure sports including gorge walking, mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling as well as quad biking and archery. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 24 people.
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Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, oak floor and patio doors leading to decked area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and freezer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), single day bed and en suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Cot and highchair available on request. Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Decked area with garden furniture. 3000 acres of shared grounds with BBQ. Shared use of on-site facilities including Wi-Fi, pool table and VisitScotland 5* outdoor activities which include quad biking, clay shooting and archery (15% reduced rates). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 1 car, additional on road parking available. No smoking. Please note: There are streams and sloping banks in the grounds.