Loch Awe, Portsonachan, ArgyllGuest Rating
Church Cottage is a delightful, detached house set in wonderful garden grounds that lead right down to the shore of beautiful Loch Awe, on the edge of Portsonachan near Dalmally (9.5 miles) in Argyll.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Inside, seating has been set up around the wood-burning stove in the inviting sitting room that also has a neat dining area set up perfectly for four people to enjoy meals together. The kitchen is very light and bright with a door out to the garden that is a stable door so the top can be opened up in nice weather to let the sun stream in.
All on the one level are an airy double bedroom and a pretty twin bedroom that share a thoroughly modern shower room with a lovely waterfall shower head.
Around 4 acres of lush grounds surround the cottage with lots of mature plants and trees that give a nice private, secluded feeling. A variety of birds and wildlife visit the garden and a little path leads down to your own section of loch frontage from which you can fish. There is also a mooring available by arrangement.
Just a couple of minutes’ walk away is Loch Awe Boats that hire out kayaks, row boats or motor boats for fishing trips or simply exploring the loch whilst keeping an eye out for ospreys, eagles and otters along the way.
There is a choice of 2 different eateries in easy walking distance of the cottage. Ardbrecknish House is less than half a mile away where they serve bar meals (March to October) and in the other direction the Portsonachan Hotel (1 mile) has an excellent a la carte dining menu.
Dalmally (9.5 miles) has a village shop for supplies, a beautiful parkland 9 hole golf course and a train station from which you can hop on the train and be over in Oban in under an hour.
Just outside Dalmally it is worth stopping off to visit Kilchurn Castle. It is about a 10 minute marshy walk from the car park over to the island that the castle sits on with great elevated views of the loch to be admired from its tower. It is great fun to explore the ruin whilst imagining what it would have been like back in its heyday when it was an important local stronghold.
A bit further on from Dalmally and hidden deep within the towering Ben Cruachan mountain is the Cruachan Power Station (13 miles). What may seem like rather an unlikely visitor attraction is actually quite fascinating with exhibitions that explain its history and guided tours that take you right into the heart of the hollow mountain. From the visitor centre a walk leads up to the Cruachan Dam where there are stunning views - you can even walk right over the dam itself.
Oban is a hub for ferry journeys so day trips over to visit some of the Inner Hebridean islands such as Mull, Iona, Coll or Tiree are perfectly possible.
Head south down to Inveraray (11.5 miles) on Loch Fyne that is a very picturesque town with lots of interesting shops to wander around. It is also a particularly good place to pick up some whisky at Loch Fyne Whiskies where there is a huge selection to choose from. Argyll Adventure (13.5 miles) offers a range of outdoor activities including horse riding, paintball and crossbow shooting.
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/dining room with wood-burning stove and satellite Smart TV (with Netflix)/DVD
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, washing machine, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (log starter pack at £5 per bag). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£495.00||£550.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£550.00||£595.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£650.00||£695.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£550.00||£595.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£650.00||£695.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£825.00||£825.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£650.00||£695.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£825.00||£825.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£650.00||£695.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£550.00||£595.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£650.00||£695.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£495.00||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£825.00||£825.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£825.00||£825.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||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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Overall the cottage was great. Our only issue was that the water was not safe for drinking so we had to use bottled wate...Read More
Church cottage is a wonderful property to get away from everyday life and well furnished
Fantastic location. Excellent standards throughout. Thoughtful Welcome Pack.
The cottage was excellent, decorated to a high standard and the kitchen was well equipped. Gardens and location superb. ...
Thanks for your lovely comments on the cottage. The water in the area can discolour, particularly after heavy rainfall, ...Read More
Superb base for good fishing and walking. Accommodation equally superb, very welcoming and very well equipped