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Para Handy Cottage

Inveraray, Argyll

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The small town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne, just over an hour's drive north west of Glasgow via lovely Loch Lomond, is well known for its picturesque black and white houses, which over the years have graced many a scenic calendar.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

On the ground floor of one such traditional building, with the added advantage of being right on the loch front, is Para Handy Cottage, a snug and charming holiday home, which has been cunningly renovated to create a delightful sense of space.

Furnished to a high standard, with solid wood floors, an electric stove in the living room and a spacious wetroom shower, it offers comfortable and well-appointed accommodation for a couple or a small family.

Named after the wily skipper of the Clyde 'puffer' in Neil Munro's humorous tales, the cottage has expansive and uninterrupted views across the loch which can be enjoyed from the window seats or the bench on the foreshore outside.

Map & Local

It is just a couple of minutes' walk through the little lanes to the main street with its shops and hostelries, not to mention the town's historic jail, a great destination for a rainy day, where, among other things, visitors can try out an original treadmill!

There is a swimming pool, spa, steam room, sauna and outdoor tub of offer at the Loch Fyne Hotel Spa. The hotel is only a 10 minute walk or quick drive along the main road towards Lochgilphead edge of town, just beyond the Barn Brae turning (past Semple’s garage).

Just outside the town and also within walking distance, is Inveraray Castle and also a golf course. The cottage is also very handily placed for exploring further afield either northwest, via Loch Awe, to Oban and the west coast, or south to the Mull of Kintyre, with its fine beaches and the possibility of ferries to Arran and Gigha.

The NT gardens at Crarae, the Benmore Botanic Gardens near Dunoon (while there, explore atmospheric Puck's Glen on the other side of the road) and the woodland gardens at Ardkinglas are all within an easy drive. There is good walking in the surrounding hills and horse riding, fishing and sailing are all available locally.

Loch Fyne is, of course, world-renowned for its sea food - the famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar is just up the road at the head of the loch, and, understandably, most of the hotels and restaurants in the area feature these delicacies.

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/dining room/kitchen with electric fire, TV/DVD, electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine etc.
Double bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Wet room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

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


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters and electric fire. Electricity INCLUDED. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, no smoking or pets.



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).

  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
  • February Half Term From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 3
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £465.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £345.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £525.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £525.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 £345.00
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 £395.00
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 £465.00
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 £395.00
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 £465.00
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 £525.00
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 £465.00
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 £525.00
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £465.00
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 £395.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £465.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £345.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £525.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £525.00
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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Good value for money parking good


well placed cottage ideal views of the loch


Really enjoyed staying at the Para Handy cottage. It is cosy and above all very warm, which is an absolute must for a st...

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It is very comfortable and lovely view


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