The Shieling

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This charming detached cottage has an idyllic situation right on the shores of Loch Fyne, a little over an hour's drive of Glasgow, yet amid some of Scotland's loveliest scenery.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

It stands in its own neat garden (with furniture and BBQ) with breathtaking views over the loch in all its moods and the nearby village of Strachur (3 miles) has a shop, cafe and the famous Creggans Inn.

The furnishings are of high quality throughout. The traditional fireplace in the sitting room is a particularly attractive feature and this elegant room will make a warm and welcoming retreat when darkness falls. During the day, however, it is perhaps the sun room with its stunning loch views which will draw guests. The owners have thoughtfully provided a digiscope so that no visitor to the bird table or seal swimming past in the loch need be missed.

There is also a well-equipped dining kitchen, with plenty of room for six people. All on one level, there are two double bedrooms (one with super king-size bed) and a twin bedroom, all furnished with great taste and style.

Map & Local

There is certainly no lack of things to do and places to see here. Inveraray (15 miles) boasts its Castle and Jail, with the NT Gardens at Crarae just a few miles further away.

In the other direction is Dunoon (21 miles) with the Benmore Botanic Gardens and romantic Puck's Glen on the way. Oban, the hopping off point for many islands, is just 55 miles away.

Closer to the cottage, you can climb The Cobbler, admire the 'Arrochar Alps' or visit the world famous Oyster Bar at the head of the loch. In such a beautiful spot, however, you may be loathe to leave the comfort and lovely location of the Shieling itself.

If you do fancy some outdoor pursuits, in addition to hill and forest walks, there are golf courses at Inveraray and Dunoon, and riding near Lochgilphead. Going south on the A885 via Glendaruel will bring you to Colintraive and the short ferry crossing to the Isle of Bute, where you can visit the popular resort of Rothesay and the imposing gothic masterpiece that is Mount Stuart. Branching off at Glendaruel, you come to the Portavadie Ferry across Loch Fyne, by which you can return via Tarbert, perhaps stopping there for more delicious Loch Fyne seafood.

To the north, it is only half an hour's drive back to the famous Loch Lomond, where you can take boat trips, visit the picturesque village of Luss or even drive round to the east shore and climb Ben Lomond itself. At Helensburgh Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House is a further attraction.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD, CD player and iPod dock.
Dining-Kitchen with electric cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, deep-freeze and microwave etc.
Double bedroom (super king-size).
Twin bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Cot
£10.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
  • Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 5
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 POA £395.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 POA £650.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 POA £650.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £395.00 £425.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £450.00 £475.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £395.00 £425.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £450.00 £475.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £550.00 £575.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £450.00 £475.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £550.00 £575.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £650.00 £675.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £550.00 £575.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £650.00 £675.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £550.00 £575.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £450.00 £475.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £550.00 £575.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00 £425.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £650.00 £675.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £650.00 £675.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
29-Sep-2016

A nice property in a beautiful setting. Cleaning staff were excellent,after I left a charging cable, when we left, they ...

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Excellent
15-Sep-2016

A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. The ladies who looked after the cottage were very helpful and quick to respond ...

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Good
27-Aug-2016

Nice, clean cottage with wonderful view over Loch Fyne and the nice garden.

Excellent
15-Jul-2016

The Sheiling was a very comfortable cottage with everything you would need in a beautiful setting.

Excellent
01-Jul-2016

Lovely cottage with great views across Loch Fyne. Very well equipped and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

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