Garden Cottage ref: UK5541

Strachur, near Dunoon, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
5
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Garden Cottage is a stone built, detached Victorian cottage in its own enclosed garden situated on Strachur Park. The cottage is approached by 250 yards of rough farm track that leads from the village of Strachur along an avenue of beeches to the old walled garden, which is no longer in use, and to the fields and woods beyond. The cottage is light and airy and all the rooms look out onto the peaceful parkland.
Strachur is just a short walk away, with a post office/shop, petrol station and two local pubs; Dunoon is a half hour drive and has all main amenities, and there are several good restaurants close by and in nearby Inveraray.
Dating from 1789, and still owned by the original family, Strachur Park comprises lush pasture with avenues and woodlands of mature trees - mostly limes, beeches and Scots firs. Take a stroll on one of the woodland walks with rhododendrons and rare shrubs, as well as nature trails offering an abundance of wild flowers and wildlife. There is also a small river running through the park and a secluded lochan, perfect for a picnic. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room 1: With open fire, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
Living room 2.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer.
Bedroom 1: With ¾ double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. 2,000-acre unspoilt natural grounds and woodland (shared with owner). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a small pond in the garden and there are slopes and a river in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Dunoon
  • Shops
    ¼ mile
  • Distance
    17 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Arrochar
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
    21.0 miles
  • Lake
    ¼ mile (loch)

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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