Eilean Mor Cottage
Ardrishaig, Loch FyneGuest Rating
This is a gem of a house, set high on a hillside on the edge of the village of Ardrishaig, with wonderful views across the sparkling waters of Loch Fyne to the hills of the Cowal Peninsula beyond.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It stands in extensive, beautifully kept sloping gardens, with pond (care required with young children), a lovely wee burn which flows down the hillside and a private path down to the road and shore below. If you are lucky, you may see a shy deer passing through it in the evening or early morning. Red squirrels and a host of various birds are also frequent visitors.
The house is semi-detached from the owners', but is entirely self-contained, while the gardens at the side are very much those of the cottage and there is no sense of being overlooked.
Inside, the owners have thought of everything necessary (and quite a bit more besides) for a comfortable holiday. The compact and well-equipped galley kitchen is open plan to the dining and sitting areas and light and bright with lovely big windows to make the most of the view. Alongside the sitting room and if anything even more charming, is a delightful sun room, with patio doors opening to a decking area (with furniture) where you really can feel that you are 'monarch of all you survey'.
There is a downstairs double king size bedroom, with bathroom alongside and up some (narrowish) stairs is a spacious twin bedroom, with huge Velux windows to make the most of the light and that view again, which has its own little cloakroom alongside.
Ardrishaig has shops, pubs and hotels and has the added advantage of being an easy and scenic drive to get to, by way of Loch Lomond and the Rest and Be Thankful, from Glasgow and the south.
The cottage stands just a few hundred yards from the end of the Crinan Canal, much beloved of yachstmen who use it to gain swift access to the Atlantic. There is a picturesque walk along the towpath, with lots of places to partake in liquid refreshment as you go along. Further excellent walks are to be had straight from the cottage on the hills behind.
There are 9 hole golf courses at Lochgilphead (2m) and Tarbert (12m)..
If you are interested in archaeology, a must see is Kilmartin Glen, just 6 miles from the house, where there are burial mounds and standing stones dating back some 3,000 years. More recent history may be sampled 27 miles away at Inveraray (with castle and jail) and from there you can drive on up to Loch Awe, Oban (beaches) and as far up or down the west coast as you care to go. On a rare wet day the Hydro-Electric power station at Cruachan, built right inside the heart of the mountain, is well worth a visit.
If island hopping is your thing, there are sailings from Kennacraig, just south of Tarbert, to Islay, from Tayinloan to Gigha or from Claonaig over to Arran. Or why not just continue south to Campbeltown, 'the furthest town from anywhere' and on to Machrihanish or Southend or the very tip of the Mull, where you may spot a golden eagle or two. Machrihanish has a wonderful beach and the size of the seas along this stretch of coast make it popular with surfers.
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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.
Open plan Sitting/dining/kitchen with TV/DVD, dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, fridge freezer etc.
Sun room with patio doors to decking area
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Utility cupboard with washing machine and tumble drier
Twin bedroom with adjacent 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 a Bio-mass central heating boiler (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, no pets. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£365.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£425.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£495.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£425.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£495.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£585.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£495.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£585.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£495.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£425.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£495.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£365.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£585.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£585.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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The cottage was lovely, if a little dated. The location was perfect for the Crinan Canal which is very under promoted.
Good clean compact appartment. Beautiful garden. Lovely view over loch.
Very enjoyable, the cottage we rented was ideal and the lovely view of the Loch added to the pleasure'
Lots to do in the area if you enjoy walking, cycling and exploring ancient monuments and NT gardens.
Ideal location and the property was great, just what we required. Guests well catered for in terms of cleaning products ...Read More