The Cowal Peninsula is a delightful part of Scotland, bordered on three sides by stunning sea lochs and to the north by the majestic Arrochar Alps. It has its own unique history and unspoiled natural environment. There is an abundance of wildlife, from red squirrels and red deer in the woods to occasional porpoises, dolphins and basking sharks in the sea lochs. There is a plentiful and varied bird population due to the diverse habitats within this area. For outdoor enthusiast there are many activities including golf, horse riding, and fishing, sailing and kayaking. For the more adventurous you can find sports including gorge walking, mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling as well as quad biking, archery, clay shooting. There is also the wonderful Botanic Gardens which are set in 120 acres with an amazing collection of plants and trees. It has over 300 species of rhododendron and a majestic avenue of Giant Redwoods. Cowal is peppered with many small communities, all offering something unique and different. The only town is Dunoon, which provides a good shopping centre, leisure facilities and a cinema. There are some wonderful days out and great roads to drive. A short drive and ferry crossing will take you to the Isle of Bute where you can enjoy the fabulous Victorian Gothic Mount Stewart House. Drive the stunning road to Tighnabruaich overlooking Loch Riddon. Or head north to Loch Fyne and sample fresh seafood. A stay in Sanna provides great access to the sea, with the additional benefit of many activities to choose from to make a perfect holiday for all ages and interest.