Near Strachur, ArgyllGuest Rating
When it comes to creating the ideal holiday cottage, few can have got it more 'right' than the owner of Fern Cottage, just outside the village of Strachur near Loch Fyne in Argyll.
|Sleeps: 6/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
This substantial, modern, but traditional-looking house is accessed by a quiet lane and stands in its own large grass garden on the hillside, with fine views across and down the wooded valley.
If the situation is a fine one, the interior is a real revelation and has surely been a labour of love for the owner. Every detail is in place, even down to bedside drinking glasses which co-ordinate with the decor! The light and bright entrance hall leads to a spacious sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
The kitchen-diner/family room extends right along the back of the house with ample comfortable seating and TV/DVD so that the head chef need not feel isolated while she/he works their magic on the Aga range cooker, perhaps fortified by a raid on the dedicated drinks fridge. Also on this level are a twin bedroom, a shower room and a utility room with laundry facilities.
Upstairs, there are three double bedrooms, two of which have king-size beds and their own en suite facilities. The Fern theme runs through the house and it can be fun trying to spot the motif in the various rooms.
Outside there is ample parking right at the door and the large garden has been laid to grass with a lovely deck that wraps around the cottage (with furniture). There is plenty of room to run and play and there is even a sweet little summerhouse and a children’s play area with swings and a slide.
Strachur, on the shores of Loch Fyne, is a popular holiday village, with an excellent village store/cafe and, of course the famous Creggans Inn.
It is easily reached, too, either by driving along Loch Lomond and over the pass of Rest and be Thankful, or by taking the 20 minute ferry ride from Gourock to Dunoon and then driving along Loch Eck.
The surrounding area offers great walking, biking and fishing. Dunoon and Inveraray on the other side of the Loch, have all facilities and golf courses and Inveraray Castle and the Town Jail are also well worth a visit. At the head of the Loch you will pass the Loch Fyne Smokery, a good opportunity to stock up on fishy and other goodies.
Those interested in gardens will find they are within easy distance both of the NT gardens at Crarae, Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens at the head of the loch and the Benmore Botanical Gardens on the way to Dunoon. A stroll up romantic Puck's Glen is also highly recommended while you are there.
Further afield, you can head from Loch Awe and the west coast at Oban, the Crinan Canal, or even the Mull of Kintyre.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with multi fuel stove, TV/DVD, CD player
Dining-kitchen/family room with gas Aga range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and TV/DVD etc.
Utility room with washing machine
Twin bedroom with TV/DVD.
Shower room with WC
Double bedroom (king-size) with TV/DVD, ensuite shower room with WC and wash hand basin and walk-in wardrobe
Double bedroom (king-size) with TV/DVD, ensuite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash hand basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 8|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£1,095.00||£1,095.00||£1,095.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£695.00||£795.00||£895.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£595.00||£695.00||£795.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£695.00||£795.00||£895.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£595.00||£650.00||£695.00|
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
For Fern Cottage, the tariff for 2 people is based on 1 bedroom only being made available. Likewise the tariff for 6 people is based on 3 bedrooms being made available and the tariff for 8 people is based on all 4 bedrooms being made available.
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Lovely cottage, neighbours closer than we thought. Thought it was strange that the owners felt it necessary to lock the ...Read More
Beautiful house. Spotlessly clean, Well equipped and generous welcome pack.
Fantastic cottage well above our expectations. There was loads to do. And was well situated to get out and about from sh...Read More
Beautiful cottage, excellent standard, and the owner had thought of everything. Lots of extra touches which made it home...Read More
Place was very nice
'A lovely week at Fern Cottage - a real home from home! Beautiful scenery and peaceful location.'
'A lovely house, so well equipped and spotlessly clean - well worthy of its 5 star rating. The welcome pack was the most generous we have ever had in a self-catering property.'
'We had a great week at Fern Cottage - thank you for the very helpful hamper. The beds are so comfy - we can't wait to come again!'
Scott and Wilson party
'Lovely welcome to a beautiful home. Facilities are excellent. Magnificent views with much to see and do.'
'The house is a perfect place to relax and explore the area. Nice to stay somewhere so set up for children, lots of little touches that really made our stay. A house we'll come back to.'
'Our 5th visit - as usual a magnificent hamper set the tone for a wonderful holiday! The hospitality of the owners is the best we have encountered in self-catering accommodation.'
'What can I say about this stunning little cottage. We absolutely fell in love with it and really don't want to leave!'