The Shieling

By Strachur, Loch Fyne, Argyll

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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

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 smart wood-burning stove 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 dining. All on one level, there is a master double bedroom (with super king-size bed), a twin bedroom and a single room that are 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.

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.



Single Storey

Sitting room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, CD player and iPod dock
Kitchen/dining room 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)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



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.



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

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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% on Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
  • Save 15% on New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 5
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00 £425.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £650.00 £675.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £650.00 £675.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 £395.00 £425.00
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 £450.00 £475.00
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 £395.00 £425.00
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £450.00 £475.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £550.00 £575.00
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £450.00 £475.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £550.00 £575.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £650.00 £675.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £550.00 £575.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £650.00 £675.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £550.00 £575.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £450.00 £475.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £550.00 £575.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £395.00 £425.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £650.00 £675.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £650.00 £675.00
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 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.


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Rear of house quite dark and damp brilliant location lochside kitchen tired

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Thank you for your comments. The owner let us know that he is going to cut back some trees and refresh the kitchen over ...

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The cottage was well equipped, towels and linen supplied along with fire wood for the wood burning stove if required.

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Alles super gewesen! Danke!


Beautiful cottage, stunning scenery. The highlight was watching the seals and dolphins in Loch Fyne of a morning - what...

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This relaxing cottage was as good as the description and photographs promised. Warm, clean, comfortable and well equipp...

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Refundable House Holder's deposit required