This detached former stalker’s cottage is situated within the owner’s expansive grounds with wildlife in abundance and walking direct from the door, and is ideal for couples or a small group. Close by is Dunoon, the main town on the Cowal Peninsula and the south western gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Local attractions include Castle House Museum and Gardens, Bishop’s Glen, Dunoon Ceramics and Morag’s Fairy Glen. There is a swimming pool and leisure centre at Dunoon, as well as a cinema and a range of pubs and restaurants, and an extensive scenic promenade. The cottage is located within a mile of the stadium where the Cowal Games are held (walking is advised as parking charges for the games are at a premium).
Cowal, the area between Loch Long and Loch Fyne, boasts excellent opportunities for walking and cycling. The Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich and the beautiful sandy beach at nearby Kilbride Bay make a fantastic day out. The Arrochar Alps in northern Cowal offer some of the finest hill walking in the southern Highlands, and the Cowal Way (Portavadie to Arrochar), Kilmun Arboretum and Loch Eckside are particularly recommended. The highly popular October walking festival, ’CowalFest’, is now firmly established as a highlight of the year in the Cowal calendar, with all walks graded and numbered. There are also cultural and social events to accompany this event, which usually lasts about 10 days around the middle of the month - a must for keen walking enthusiasts.
Excursions on the famous Waverley paddle steamer are available direct from Dunoon pier, up to five days each week during the season. The wonderful Benmore Botanic Gardens near Loch Eck provide an idyllic setting for a fascinating day out. Dunoon is also well known for the Cowal Highland Gathering, the biggest and most spectacular Highland games in the world, which is held in the last weekend in August, and Dunoon Golf Club is about 1½ miles away. Stalking is also available. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
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Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle (no toilet).
Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 50" Freesat TV and CD player.
Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot.
Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 40 acres of natural, unspoilt grounds with woodland and a small loch. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a loch in the grounds, 100 yards away.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
1 mile (beach)