Heronlea Cottage ref: UK5069

near Dunoon, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

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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Accommodation details

Ground floor

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).
Separate toilet.

First floor

Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 50" Freesat TV and CD player.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot.

Miscellaneous

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 town
    Dunoon
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Gourock
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (beach)

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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