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Fern Cottage

Near Strachur, Argyll

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
Licence No: AR00339F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

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.

Map & Local

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 and wash basin.


Double bedroom (king-size) with TV/DVD, ensuite shower room with WC and wash basin and walk-in wardrobe
Double bedroom (king-size) with TV/DVD, ensuite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels
Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



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. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (1 large, 1 medium or 2 small). No smoking.

Please note: For Fern Cottage, the tariff for 4 people is based 2 bedrooms only, being made available.



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: Fri

Booked Available

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).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 8
27 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 £895.00
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 £1,450.00
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 £1,450.00
06 Jan 2024 - 01 Feb 2024 £895.00
02 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024 £995.00
29 Mar 2024 - 18 Apr 2024 £1,195.00
19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024 £995.00
03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024 £1,195.00
24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024 £1,395.00
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £1,195.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £1,395.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £1,450.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £1,195.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £995.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £1,195.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £895.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,450.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,450.00
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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.

Please note: For Fern Cottage, the tariff for 4 people is based 2 bedrooms only, being made available.


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