Para Handy Cottage
Inveraray, ArgyllGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 3||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
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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.
Sitting/dining room/kitchen with electric fire, TV/DVD, electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine etc.
Wet room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
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 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 3|
|24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£635.00|
|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||£375.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£575.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£575.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£375.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£425.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£495.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£425.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£495.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£575.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£495.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£575.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£635.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£495.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£425.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£495.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£375.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£575.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£575.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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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Cottage provides everything required for a short stay. Was spotless on arrival.
Stunning location on the edge of Loch Fyne. All amenities near icentral location. Compact but well equipped cottage.
Great location, very clean and comfy!
Great cottage in an excellent location.
Well equipped and beautifully clean
Fabulous location, well equipped and immaculately clean.