Shore Cottage

Strachur, Argyll & Bute
Self-catering


7-night stays only at this cosy house by the waters of Loch Fyne, a village tea room and shop on the doorstep...

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Location, location – it’s fabulous, on Loch Fyne’s lapping shore, reached by a scenic drive past Loch Lomond, up, up through rugged, dramatic mountains and over the aptly-named Rest and Be Thankful pass. The little white stone house – third and last past the village tea rooms, post office, shop (housed in one building) – has direct access to the loch from its little garden: imagine the stone-skimming and shell-collecting possibilities! Not to mention the birds, seals and porpoises that frolic in and above the loch waters. Inside, rug-topped wooden floors keep the feel cosy. There’s an open fireplace in the sitting room, an Aga in the farmhouse-style kitchen, and a round dining table overlooking the loch. Olive-green carpeted bedrooms, up steep twisting stairs, have dormer windows to the water; the double replete with vintage Laura Ashley wallpaper in red strawberry patterns, the twin streaked in subtle greens. Out and about there’s much to do: Argyll Forest Park for hill walking, cycling and wildlife; Inveraray Castle; a ferry to the Western Isles or Bute; seafood and steaks at the original Loch Fyne restaurant. An hour from Glasgow, wrapped in water-side tranquillity.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: 5% per week reduction for the following weeks in June; 2 - 9, 16 - 23, 23 - 30.

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Sorry, no pets allowed.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £620
Surcharges
Weekly rate includes central heating, hot water, all linen, towels, electricity and gas. High chair and travel cot available.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1103 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

We have visited Shore Cottage on a number of occasions and have never failed to be impressed. We love the tranquillity. The porch should have a listing of its own, we have spent many hours just watching the loch from here. We've seen many sea birds, otters and seals here. Herons and Oystercatchers all contribute to the wildlife. Maureen and Peter look after this property and keep it impeccable, never had any issues and never want to leave. A wonderful property ideal for a couple or a small family. It's not large but it is a real home from home.

Rowena, Beaconsfield

Back for the third time. This is a well-equipped and comfortable cottage in a perfect location. Hard to leave the views of Loch, light and mountains from the garden but it's also well located for exploring Argyll's secret coast in Cowal and further north to Oban and the Isles. Some excellent foodie locations abound close by that optimise wonderful local produce.

Frances

Our second stay in 2014 and not our last. The setting is simply stunning - right on the shores of Loch Fyne. The changing light on the loch and the mountains of Kintyre are a constant delight. Excellent bird-watching from the cottage windows and the shore, and rich wildlife and wonderful walks on the door step.. This lovely cottage is furnished simply and tastefully. It's warm, cosy and very well equipped. An oasis of beauty and tranquillity.

Frances

We had a great stay at the cottage, it was ideal and of course we were immediately captivated by the water and the changing views roundabout. This was the first time we have explored this area, its uniquely mossy and forested and rugged ! We had a good hogmanay at the pub !!!!! Very friendly, a sing along (which I liked in particular) then some rock & roll, then young (age 12) Jimmie Campbell - stole the show playing solo traditional tunes on the big pipes, amazing.

Marc

From the moment we arrived we loved this cosy cottage. Fantastic views, Loch Fyne directly (and I mean directly) at your doorstep. For once this is a cottage with a fully equipped kitchen where nothing is missing, it was absolutely clean and very tastefully decorated - we felt immediately at home and enjoyed a blissful week soaking up the sun on the terrace. And even with all the calm and privacy, shop and tearoom are just a short stroll away and it's only a few minutes' walk to the pub - what more can one want? Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you again, Mona & Florian

Mona

So often a holiday rental leaves something to be desired - not Shore Cottage. Owners easy and pleasant to deal with over booking and queries. Not only is the cottage in a blissful location but it is beautifully presented and tastefully decorated and furnished, fully functioning, not peppered with lists of 'do's & dont's, and very clean and well presented. Not oversold. Ideal location for quiet holiday. Nothing beats the view of the loch from bed in the morning!


Arrived to find a gem of a find with a view to die for, immaculetly clean and everything you could need & we will be back as our daugher keeps going on about collecting mussels on the loch shore line, Thanks Maureen, Lesley, Darren & Olivia.

Darren

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Maureen Thuring

  • Here you will find all that Scotland has to offer right on your doorstep; wonderful scenery, wildlife, privacy, seclusion yet close to all amenities.
  • All photographs are taken from the house and its gardens. What you see is what you actually get.
  • Original Loch Fyne Oyster Bar only 15min. away to either eat in or buy excellent local produce. Also 15min. drive is Inver Cottage restaurant which has been highly acclaimed by Conde Nast Traveller magazine and other press. Creggans Inn is a 10min. walk.
  • Benmore Botanic Gardens 20 mins. drive.Strachur Estate grounds and garden on the doorstep and other interesting gardens to visit nearby.
  • Set in Argyll Forest Park and bordering Loch Lomond National Park, there are many tracks and paths to wander offering stimulating or relaxing walks amidst spectacular scenery. Check out Glenbranter with its waterfalls and magical atmosphere & Cycle paths.
  • Find Scottish history at Inverary Castle where the Duke of Argyll lives. Mount Stuart Castle, a Gothic wonder on the Isle of Bute, is a short boat ride away. The largest Highland Gathering ( Games ) in the world at Dunoon. The old jail at Inverary