Fyne View Cottage
Near Strachur, Loch FyneGuest Rating
Fyne View 'does exactly what it says on the tin', with its spectacular situation in a little cluster of houses right on the shore of Loch Fyne.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
About four miles south of Strachur and within an hour's drive of Glasgow, there are wonderful views across the loch to the hills of Knapdale, south of Inveraray on the other side.
This semi-detached cottage, once a near derelict shell belonging to the present owner's grandfather, has been spectacularly renovated to provide a light, bright and modern holiday home.
Quite apart from space, comfort and lots of glass through which to appreciate the loch views, the cottage also has many interesting, original and also extremely practical features. The sitting room, with its raised wood-burning stove, is cosiness itself. There are some really attractive little corners, the raised shelving along the wall in the sitting room forms a handy repository for books, magazines and other assorted items.
The dining kitchen is state-of-the-art with all the appliances and equipment you could need and the spacious open plan dining area has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the loch. There is also a handy utility room.
Upstairs, there are two most attractive bedrooms, a double and a twin, both with coombed ceilings. The flue for the wood-burning stove goes up through the double bedroom, keeping it toasty and warm. A modern shower room completes the accommodation.
Outside, the grass garden goes right on to the shore and there is furniture for lazy days and evenings relaxing and looking out across the water. The single track access road to 'the hidden village' finishes at the pontoon just beyond the cottage so there is very little in the way of passing traffic. The pontoon has recently been upgraded and can be accessed from the shore - it is ideal to fish from and is used for securing small dinghies and fishing boats.
The nearest town for major supermarket shopping is at Dunoon (22 miles), but for immediate needs Strachur (4 miles) has an excellent general store with an equally excellent café attached.
The famous Creggans Inn is just half a mile or so further up the road from there, or heading south to Dunoon the Coylet Inn on Loch Eck is also well known. Obviously, while you are in the area you will want to sample the produce of the world famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar at Cairndow (14 miles) at the head of the loch. Inver Cottage Restaurant (2 miles) is also nearby for lunch or dinner. While there why not enjoy a pleasant walk along the constructed path to the ruins of Castle Lachlan and soak up the view of the Island of Arran?
You could walk off lunch at the Ardkinglas Gardens near Cairndow and garden enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice here. Towards Dunoon, there are the Benmore Botanic Gardens, while on the other side of the loch, beyond Inveraray, you will find the famous Crarae Gardens that are owned by the National Trust. For something more rustic, right opposite Benmore, take a stroll up the evocatively named Puck's Glen. The shady path follows a tumbling stream and you really can believe that at any moment you might catch a glimpse of the mischievous sprite.
For a rainy day, Inveraray (24 miles), with its castle and jail, is always a good bet. Or you could drive up to Loch Awe and visit the Cruachan Power Station (40 miles) built right inside the mountain Ben Cruachan. Then on, perhaps, to Oban and the seaside - it is all perfectly feasible for a day trip.
For something more energetic, there is excellent hill walking nearby, while those who enjoy sailing and riding will also find their needs well catered for in the area.
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, TV/DVD (satellite), micro hi-fi system with CD/Bluetooth/NFC
Kitchen/dining room with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, etc.
Utility room with washing-machine, WC and basin.
Double bed room with king sized bed.
Room with shower, WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric underfloor heating downstairs, electric panel heaters upstairs and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Unlimited WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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).
From 31/01/2020 to 02/02/2020
From 07/02/2020 to 09/02/2020
From 24/01/2020 to 26/01/2020
From 21/02/2020 to 23/02/2020
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2020 - 06 Feb 2020||£395.00|
|07 Feb 2020 - 02 Apr 2020||£480.00|
|03 Apr 2020 - 23 Apr 2020||£580.00|
|24 Apr 2020 - 07 May 2020||£480.00|
|08 May 2020 - 21 May 2020||£580.00|
|22 May 2020 - 28 May 2020||£670.00|
|29 May 2020 - 25 Jun 2020||£580.00|
|26 Jun 2020 - 27 Aug 2020||£670.00|
|28 Aug 2020 - 17 Sep 2020||£580.00|
|18 Sep 2020 - 08 Oct 2020||£480.00|
|09 Oct 2020 - 29 Oct 2020||£580.00|
|30 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020||£395.00|
|18 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£670.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£670.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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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Would definitely return - exceeded my expectations
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Well equipped clean cottage in beautiful location right on loch
Wonderful holiday in a beautiful part of our country
Lovely cottage, great location. Fantastic holiday.
'The cottage is so comfortable and well thought out - the views from the windows are stunning. This is a place to be recommended to friends and family.'
'Another splendid two weeks! Will miss the fabulous views and relaxing atmosphere of the cottage - we’ll be back!'
'We were delighted to find the cottage every bit as lovely as the website indicated - spotlessly clean and well-equipped.'
'Another good holiday in this wonderful place - every year gets better. Lots to do and see.'
'Our dog enjoyed the freedom to run into the water and have a swim.'
'Great holiday cottage - fantastic views and so very peaceful and quiet. Lots of places to visit and good eating places in easy reach.'