Rhoda’s Cottage, Strachur House ref: CC523107

Strachur, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Rhoda’s Cottage is a charming semi detached property located in the small village of Strachur, which lies on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne - famous throughout the United Kingdom for the quality of its sea food. Attached to the west wing of the historic Strachur House, this attractive, tranquil cottage enjoys a private setting with its own front entrance. It occupies an idyllic location on the 2000 acre Strachur Estate. The antique yet practical household furniture ensures Rhoda’s Cottage retains its charming, old fashioned character and charm. The larger bedrooms overlook the spectacular formal gardens of the main house and beyond to the heather clad hills. The smaller bedroom has a view over the much loved loch. Strachur House itself, a fine Adams style mansion, was built by General John Campbell in the 1780s. From 1957 the house was home to the illustrious Scot, Sir John Fitzroy MacLean, the soldier, diplomat and adventurer, who was said to have been the model for Ian Fleming’s hero, James Bond. The Maclean family still live in the main house. The local village shop, cafe, Inn with bar and restaurant, petrol station, village hall and tennis courts are all within easy walking distance from the cottage.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is accessed via 8 steps to entrance has electric heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With Freesat TV and DVD
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine and radio/CD; dining table and chairs.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With single bed (for child); view over field to sea
Bedroom 2: With two single beds; view over garden
Bedroom 3: With double bed, view over garden
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Cot and high chair available on request. Wi-fi access connectivity in bedrooms.


Garden area with outdoor furniture and BBQ (coals not included). Visitors welcome to enjoy a gentle stroll through the gardens of Strachur House during their stay. Green houses and farm buildings are near to the cottage however, the farm is no longer a working concern. N.B. River is located 50 metres from the property - children take care! Off road parking for 2 cars.

Please note that this property is not suitable for 5 adults.

Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 Mile
  • Distance
    20 Miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    21.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Strachur is a great location to explore the surrounding area with iits sea lochs, rugged mountains aching to be climbed, abundance of wildlife and history to delve into. The Argyll Forest is on the doorstep. This forms part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, which has numerous woodland tracks, marked walks, cycle ways and wonderful waterfalls to explore. Given the Loch Fyne connection, the area is home to many good eateries all within easy driving distance. Ardkinglas Gardens at nearby Cairndow has the tallest tree in Scotland. There are four golf courses in the area and various activities such as sailing and quad biking. Along the coastal roads there are numerous locations affording good quality sea fishing or for launching a canoe or kayak. Slightly further afield lies Dunoon, which has a good centre for shopping, leisure facilities, cinema and the Benmore Botanic Gardens is a must to see with its avenue of Giant Redwoods and wonderful plants. The Isle of Bute is only a short drive and ferry crossing away. Day trippers should visit the fabulous Victorian Gothic Mount Stuart House. Inveraray is also a great day out with its castle, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll, or a visit to the 19th century Inveraray Jail; a fun day out for all the whole family. Rhoda’s Cottage is a sublime family holiday destination, the perfect location for fun, adventure and relaxation.

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.


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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