Shore Cottage

Argyll & Bute

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


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Sorry, no pets allowed.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurant 15-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £700
Weekly rate includes central heating, hot water, all linen, towels, electricity and gas. High chair and travel cot available.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms


We had a stunning visit to this bucolic Cottage in the shores of Loch Fyne. The kids loved spending hours on the shore and the nearby pontoon and we loved the cosy fire at night. It is very well equipped with breathtaking views. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen as well as delicious suppers at the nearby Creggans Inn. Don’t miss a trip to the Isle of Bute and visit to Scalpsie Bay!

Deborah, Cambridge

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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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.
  • Highly acclaimed, Inver Restaurant is a 15 min. drive as is Original Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Loch Fyne Ales. Excellent local produce is available. Creggans Inn is a 10min. walk as is Clachan Bar.
  • Benmore Botanic Gardens 20 mins. drive. Strachur Estate grounds and garden on the doorstep and other interesting gardens such as Crarae to visit nearby.
  • Set in Argyll Forest Park and bordering Loch Lomond National Park, there are many stimulating or relaxing walks amidst spectacular scenery. Glenbranter and Puck's have waterfalls and a magical atmosphere.
  • Find Scottish history at Inverary Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll and the town's old jail. Mount Stuart Castle, a Gothic wonder on the Isle of Bute, is a short boat ride away and the largest Highland Gathering in the world at Dunoon Cowal Games.