Alder Cottage ref: CC523090

Blairmore, near Dunoon, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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5
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

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.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, oak floor and patio doors leading to decked area.
Dining 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.

First floor

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.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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.

Miscellaneous

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.
  • Nearest town
    Dunoon
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Gourock via ferry from Dunoon
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    13 miles
  • Lake
    600 yards (beach)

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About the local area

As you travel through Argyll, highland Scotland merges with the Scottish lowlands. In the north of the region is the bustling fishing port of Oban. Surrounded by the sweeping mountains of Lorn this is the ideal base from which to tour the Highlands to the north.

The Isle of Mull is only a short ferry trip away. Mull's capital, Tobermory, is instantly recognised by its famous brightly painted buildings. The island has a fascinating history being once home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean and site of the clan's ancient Duart Castle which has spectacular views from its battlements.

South along the coast are the unspoilt glens and bays of Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the islands of Islay and Jura which are easily reached by ferry. Visit the whitwashed houses of Inveraray and the turreted Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll. Campbelltown in Kintyre was the scene of Viking repulsions at Saddell Abbey and has some lovely beaches nearby.

The captivating Isle of Bute lies at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, a place of tranquil relaxation with sheltered coves and sandy bays. Ideal for leisurely hiking and easy-going cycling on quiet back roads. Maybe take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle or Mount Stuart - the House and gardens of the Marquess of Bute.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.

Vikingar!

A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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