Near Strachur, Argyll
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 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
- 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).
- Save £150 w/c 11 Aug (AL9)* From 11/08/2018 to 17/08/2018
Changeover Day: Sat
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|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£1,095.00||£1,095.00||£1,095.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£695.00||£795.00||£895.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£595.00||£695.00||£795.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£695.00||£795.00||£895.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£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.
'Our seventh visit is testimony to our deep appreciation of this idyllic country cottage which remains the best we have visited. Perfect for a relaxing break in beautiful countryside.'
'What a treat to arrive at Fern Cottage after a long drive - a home from home! We've had great fun exploring the area, hiking, mountain biking, and touring interesting local spots.'
'Thank you so much for providing a comfortable, warm and well-equipped house for our stay. The Christmas tree, decorations and welcome basket made it extra special!'
'A perfect warm, well-equipped house to spend Christmas in. You even remembered crackers in the fantastic welcome hamper! The weather lifted and the true glory of the scenery was revealed.'
'Our first visit to this beautiful area but hopefuly not the last. The scenery is simply breathtaking! We've had a very memorable week and love cosy Fern Cottage.'
'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!'
'Lovely welcome to a beautiful home. Facilities are excellent. Magnificent views with much to see and do.'
'This cottage takes first prize! We are so tempted just to stay here and not venture out to visit this glorious area. It has everything we need and more - thank you for the warm welcome.'