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Cottage, Quiet Rural Location near Loch Fyne

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  1. 2 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Secluded & private detached cottage/garden/art shed surrounded by countryside situated on walking route The Loch Lomond & Cowal Way. It is a mile from Loch Fyne & seconds from the walkers entrance to Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park/Argyll Forest & on the edge of "Argyll's Secret Coast" & the Kyles of Bute National Scenic Area. It is an ideal/simple space for walkers, nature/outdoor lovers, cyclists, writers/painters or a retreat. It has a wood burner, solar panels & 100% renewable power.

The space
The cottage has a porch opening into a hall which leads to a living space, large bathroom (bath with shower over) and a bedroom with 5ft bed. Upstairs there is a 5ft bed /loft room (it is height restricted). We have reclaimed pine floor in the hall, living and bedroom with rugs. From the living space there is a separate fitted kitchen. Unusually there are higher ceilings (at 2.4 metre) in the downstairs area than you would expect in an old cottage which gives a sense of spaciousness. There are country views from the living room and bedroom into the private garden & countryside beyond.

There is a separate garden shed with light, electricity and a table with art material and an easel.

Please note that there are potential hot surfaces (wood burner). Regrettably we do not allow dogs/pets.

Hallway
The front door opens into a small porch where there is hanging space for coats & a space for outdoor shoes. There is a small clothes rack for drying and pegs.
Electric (100% renewable electricity) heating is provided throughout and is an addition to the wood burning stove which has a back boiler and can heat the cottage. There is underfloor heating available in the kitchen. We would appreciate you switching off the electric when you leave and when you do not need it.

Living Rooms
The living area has a two person Danish leather settee and an easy chair, wood burning stove, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speaker. There is no TV or radio in the cottage. There is an old pine table and school chairs. There is a wood fire stove and a generous initial supply of logs and kindling will be provided on arrival. For longer stays please bring wood with you or we can arrange additional supplies for a surcharge.
The kitchen has a ceramic hob, single oven, integrated fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. The kitchen cupboards are stocked with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and tea towels. Cleaning products are provided.

Bedrooms
Bedroom 1 (downstairs) has a king size bed and built-in wardrobe/storage space with coat hangers . A hairdryer is stored in the wardrobe.

Upstairs in the height restricted loft area you have a loft/sitting room . It is a pleasant hang out space for reading, working or relaxing.

Bathroom
The bathroom is simple and of a good size, white with a steel bath and a shower above. There is a heated towel rail and a separate electric fan heater. Towels are provided along with basic toiletries.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Bathtub
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Long term stays allowed

Where you’ll be

Strachur, Scotland, United Kingdom

The area is off the beaten track but not too far to travel to local sights. We have a red squirrel population and the area is a wildlife haven. The cottage is on the walking trail The Loch Lomond & Cowal Way and next to the far Westerly entrance to the Loch Lomond National Park. The village has two small shops open (normally) 7 days a week, a fuel station, hotel, cafe, pub and an occasional bus service to Oban, Inveraray and Dunoon. The cottage is c 18 miles from Dunoon the nearest town where there are two supermarkets. Benmore Botanical gardens (part of Edinburgh Botanical Gardens) is about 6 miles cottage side of Dunoon. There is (usually) an annual film festival (November) and jazz festival in Dunoon. There is a cinema in Dunoon and a village hall cinema/screening in the next village of Colintraive. There is an active visual art scene around the peninsula with an annual Open Studio Event. There are excellent award winning restaurants within a short (for Scotland) drive. For the outdoor lover there is serious walking, kayaking, sailing, golf, boat trips sometimes sheepdog trials and a modern Spa (at resort Portavadie) all in and around a Scottish National Scenic Area, viewed as the "Jewel in the Crown" in Scotland.

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 116 reviews

Hosted by Fiona

Joined in May 2014
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I work with my partner in an arts & design partnership with the emphasis on sustainable practice. I'm the founding director of a local social enterprise. In my previous life I developed an environmental and social sustainability project in mainland Europe & lived in mainland Europe, travelled and worked widely. I love authentic design, music (all genres), I play classical violin, love swimming (including wild swimming & I'm a qualified swimming teacher) and reading and life. Living & working here on the West Coast is never boring. I'm looking forward to welcoming you to the cottage .
I work with my partner in an arts & design partnership with the emphasis on sustainable practice. I'm the founding director of a local social enterprise. In my previous life I…

During your stay

I live in the next village to the cottage. In the event that I can't be there when you arrive the cottage can be accessed using the key kept in the key safe. Telephone numbers will be provided so that I can be contacted at other times.
An information pack about the area will be provided.
I live in the next village to the cottage. In the event that I can't be there when you arrive the cottage can be accessed using the key kept in the key safe. Telephone numbers wil…

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