Islay & Mid Argyll Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 double bedrooms, sleeps 6
Seal cCottage stands on beautifully kept gardens with plenty of open space for children to play or for relaxing and dining outdoors. There is a private path at the bottom of the garden leading down to the shore. There are panoramic loch views from all public rooms and the 3 double bedrooms to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and the loch wildlife. Accommodation includes:Living room with traditional open fire, TV and DVD.Dining room which comfortably seats 6 with CD player, radio and iPod dock. Kitchen and utility area with electric cooker, large fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, microwave, washing machine, iron and ironing board. Other essentials such as crockery, glasses, cutlery, pots and pans and utensils are provided. 3 attractive double bedrooms with bed linen provided. Downstairs toilet. Newly renovated upstairs bathroom with double shower unit and a full size bath. BBQ and garden furniture provided. Driveway with ample parking for 4 cars.
Nearby restaurants and shops: The village of Strachur only 2 miles away has a village shop/post office, tea room, garage, village pub (The Clachan), tennis courts and the Creggans Inn which serves excellent cuisine in the restaurant and bar. There is also the world famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Shop only 7 miles away which serves high quality local seafood and produce and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They hold an annual Seafood Festival in May.
Walking, cycling, climbing and fishing: It is an excellent area for walking , climbing and cycling. Forest walks are plentiful in the nearby Argyll Forest and the area is surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains ideal for the hill walker. The highest local mountains are Bein Ime (3318 feet), The Fiddler (2260 feet) and behind the cottage Cruach nan Capull (1854 feet). For something flatter there is the Old Shore Road (now just a track road) in front of the cottage which winds along the banks of the loch.The highly popular October walking festival known as the Cowalfest is a must for walkers with the walks graded and numbered. You can also chose to sample part of the Cowal Way which is a long distance footpath split into 6 sections, running the length of the Cowal peninsula. It starts at Portavadie and finishes at Ardgarten (47 miles in total).
Golf , horse riding, sailing, and diving are all available nearby.
Fishing and sea angling is available in Loch Fyne for mackerel, ling, cod, turbot , conger and pollack.
Gardens: Benmore Botanical Gardens situated on a magnificent moutain side in the Argyll Forest (on the A815 approx 8 miles away) is a specialist woodland garden of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh. In excess of 120 acres it boasts over 250 species of rhodedendron and has an impressive display of Giant Redwood trees. The Botanic Coffee Shop sells great home cooked food as well as a selection of gifts and plants.
Pucks Glen (opposite Benmore Gardens) is a magical place filled with gushing waterfalls and enchanting waterfalls. There are three woodland walks all pet friendly.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible