Loch Fyne, Inveraray, ArgyllGuest Rating
Stronshira House is a traditional stonebuilt house occupying an absolutely idyllic position right on the edge of scenic Loch Fyne, just 3 miles from the pretty town of Inveraray in Argyll.
|Sleeps: 6/10||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 6|
Set down its own private drive, it is the perfect lochside retreat that makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful surrounding area.
The charming entrance hall and grand staircase provide a fitting welcome to this delightful house. The sitting room is warm and inviting with a lovely wood-burning stove to snuggle up in front of after a day spent out and about. There is also a separate TV room for the party to spread out into. The spacious kitchen is modern and very well-equipped with a large gas range, dishwasher and central island. The dining room is really rather grand and has an open fire, making it the perfect place to linger over evening meals whilst enjoying the loch views.
Also on this level is a boot room with practical storage and drying space. The utility room houses the laundry facilities and doubles as a wood store for the open fires and there is also a handy downstairs shower room.
Upstairs there are a total of five bedrooms. The large master double bedroom is bright and spacious with a king-size bed and en suite bathroom. There are four twin bedrooms that are all cosy and beautifully presented throughout. Three of them have en suite bathrooms, one with an unusual long corridor that leads through to its bathroom. The final twin room makes use of the family bathroom that is on a mezzanine level.
Outside, there is plenty of parking right by the door. The house sits in its own enclosed garden (with furniture) that leads right down to the loch with stunning views out across the water.
Inveraray (3 miles), known as the 'Gateway to Argyll', is a pretty lochside town that has plenty of shops, eateries, a PO, a small supermarket and a famous whiskey shop.
A visit to the iconic Inveraray Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, is a must and as such tickets will be provided for you free of charge. It is open to the public from April through to the end of October and features an extravagant state dining room, Parisian style tapestry drawing room and fascinating picture turret. It was even used as the set for one of Downton Abbey’s TV specials when the family travelled up to Scotland to visit family. There is also a gift shop and tea room, as well as 16 acres of wonderful grounds to walk around.
On route to the house you get to experience the section of road known as the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’, that was named as such originally because travellers would stop at the top to rest and be thankful that they had reached the highest point. There is now a viewpoint at the top from which there is a stunning view out over Glen Croe. You also pass the award winning Loch Fyne Restaurant and Oyster Bar at Cairndow (4 miles). This well known seafood restaurant draws visitors from all over the UK that are keen to sample the oysters that are grown in the loch itself.
From Oban (40 miles) you can take the ferry across to the Isle of Lismore (known for its whisky) or to the Isle of Mull. Mull has lots of superb sandy beaches and its capital Tobermory is a pretty seaside town that is known for its brightly painted houses that nestle into the hillside. The island is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts who can try to spot golden and white tailed eagles, seals, dolphins and even the occasional Minke whale.
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 wood-burning stove
Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, gas hob and oven, fridge freezer, etc
Dining room with open fire
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier and wood store
Bathroom with shower, WC and wash basin
TV room, TV/DVD, radio, games.
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bath, shower over, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite bath, shower over, WC and wash basin
Family bathroom room with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite (down 3 steps) bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite (down 3 steps) bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric and oil central heating (INCLUDED), wood-burning stove and open fire (1 bag of logs INCLUDED, additional bags available at £4.50 per bag). Wifi is INCLUDED (subject to provider and a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome downstairs only (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small ). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
Please note: For Stronshira House, the tariff for 6 persons is based on three bedrooms only being made available.
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).
From 08/03/2020 to 10/03/2020
From 15/03/2020 to 17/03/2020
From 22/03/2020 to 24/03/2020
From 01/03/2020 to 03/03/2020
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 10|
|09 Feb 2020 - 04 Apr 2020||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|05 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020||£1,095.00||£1,495.00|
|26 Apr 2020 - 09 May 2020||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|10 May 2020 - 23 May 2020||£1,095.00||£1,495.00|
|24 May 2020 - 30 May 2020||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|31 May 2020 - 27 Jun 2020||£1,095.00||£1,495.00|
|28 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|30 Aug 2020 - 19 Sep 2020||£1,095.00||£1,495.00|
|20 Sep 2020 - 10 Oct 2020||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|11 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020||£1,095.00||£1,495.00|
|01 Nov 2020 - 19 Dec 2020||£795.00||£995.00|
|20 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
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 Stronshira House, the tariff for 6 persons is based on three bedrooms only being made available.
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