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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: 6 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 bedroom (with super king-size bed), a double bedroom and a twin 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
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, deep-freeze and microwave, etc
Double bedroom (super king-size)
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras

Travel Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED. 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

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: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 POA
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 POA
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 POA
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 POA
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 POA
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 POA
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 POA
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 POA
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 POA
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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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Cottage was excellent. Loved sitting in the garden, in the early evening sun, taking in the view. Only small negative ...

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E excellent property, well maintained and in glorious surroundings. Only one small would useful to have manual...

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Perfect accommodation and location


A remarkable cottage in such a fantastic location. I would thoroughly recommend it.


Fantastic location, brilliant amenities, very comfortable and magic weather!


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