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Rose Cottage

Strachur near Dunoon, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 24071)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area."

    Well looked after and very clean. Nice garden and very close to loch. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GraemeJul 2022

  • "Lovely property with amenities close by and a beautiful view of the Loch."

    Weather was fantastic all week which made the scenery all the more stunning. Close enough for day trip's and far enough away for plenty of peace and tranquillity, highly recommended and would love to return in the near future. Nick/Lynn.

    Reviewed by NicholasMay 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely (and quirky) cottage, located right on the Loch (Fyne)."

    Comfy beds and warm throughout, our family absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by Matthew EdwardApr 2022

  • "Lovely place and superb value!"

    It took a few days to get to grips with the temperature. It was easy to overheat the bedrooms while the public rooms were cold. The wood burning stove threw out tons of heat. After a few days, like Goldilocks, we had the temperature just right. With two public rooms there is an enormous amount of space and the opportunity for privacy if you need time apart from others in your party! I have been on several holidays when this would have been ideal!

    Reviewed by RossMar 2022

  • "Huge gorgeous and comfortable house - pictures do not do this place justice."

    Great communication with host. Everything needed for a perfect self catering accommodation. Great base for exploring this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2021

  • "The cottage is nicely situated with a stunning view onto the loch on the other side of the road."

    Greeted with a welcome pack of Tunnock's teacakes, caramel wafers and a bottle of wine and fresh flowers were a lovely touch. At the top of the steep steps the garden is surprisingly large with BBQ and garden furniture provided. The log burning fire provide a cosy feeling at the end of a visiting day. It is one to keep in mind for future visit. :)

    Reviewed by AlastairAug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage ."

    Very well maintained Beautiful area and landscape to explore .. Kids loved the beach and collecting shells . Would recommended

    Reviewed by DebraJul 2021

  • "Such a beautiful part of Scotland and Rose cottage is Perfectly based to explore."

    Fantastic cottage and would definitely recommend staying. Couldn’t ask for more.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Plenty of big pans in good condition in the kitchen. Couldn't fault it. Loved the welcome pack of Tunnock's teacakes and caramel wafers and a bottle of wine. The fresh flowers were a lovely touch. Beautiful view over the loch.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage when we arrived was warm,welcoming and spotlessly clean. We loved it here and if we ever return to this area would definitely book this cottage again.Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in Rose Cottage."

    The pictures of the cottage need to be updated as the cottage has been repainted on the outside and the double bedroom in the older part of the cottage has been carpeted which was lovely. Post office/little shop was lovely and they do takeaway food on a Friday night which was very good. We took a day trip to Isle of Bute we caught the ferry from Colintraive about 30 min drive from Rose Cottage. We hired a boat from Loch Goil Cruises £75 for three hour cruise weather was beautiful and you can take your own picnic on board along with your fishing rod. Scenery was beautiful. Benmore botanic gardens were ok we did see red squirrel. Inveraray is a lovely place to visit with its lovely castle. Only thing I would say it would be good if the cottage had stair gates for younger children but apart from that our stay was excellent.

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    Lots of space for our family of 4 (2 adults, children 6&9). Loads of room to spread out. Two TV's, DVD players etc etc. Even had a keyboard which our daughter could practice on. The setting is lovely overlooking loch Fyne, great sun sets. Lots of places to explore. Trips to Gigha and Bute were highlights. The George hotel in Invararie was great. Highly recommend for food and or a drink with cosy and friendly atmosphere.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "Warm welcome by Avril with good explanation about facilities and local amenities."

    Very spacious, comfortable and convenient. Great location for sightseeing. Highly recommended. ( Ignore satnav directing over Greenock ferry when coming from south, go over Erskine Bridge and A82)

    Reviewed by RobinSep 2019

  • "Rose Cottage is very clean and comfortable with really versatile indoor space and a lovely garden (I'm surprised that there is no photo of the garden on the website)."

    Just over the road you can get down onto the shore of the loch which is great for beach combing and a walk at low tide.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2019

  • "Rose Cottage is lovely with a very nice view on Loch Fyne."

    It is very spacious with two bathrooms, two sitting rooms and three bedrooms. It provides in everything you need. The owners are very kind and could give us a lot of useful information about the area. We would love to come back!

    Reviewed by ElwynAug 2019

  • "Immaculately clean cottage with plenty of space for adults and teenagers to relax separately when they needed to."

    Beautiful views out over the Loch and central location for exploring the area. We enjoyed a great barbecue in lovely back garden - though access to it, while fine for us, would not suit very elderly folk or young children.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "Excellent base & restful to spend time when you’re elderly!"

    Could have done with a downstairs loo no other criticisms at all!

    Reviewed by MoiraJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and stunning location."

    Great pub just over 10 minutes walk with lovely food from soups and sandwiches to a 3 course meal at Creggans Inn. Also a convenient shop/PO/cafe 5 mins away, the full scottish breakfast is supberb. Owner very welcoming, flowers, scottish shortbread and bottlle of Prosecco as welcome gifts, most appreciated

    Reviewed by BenMay 2019

  • "Rose Cottage is an amazing place to stay."

    We found if very clean and very close to the Lochs. We throughly enjoyed every part of Scotland we visited many parts of the area

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2019

  • "Our first foray into rental holidays has given us a taste for more."

    Thank you Sykes and Rose Cottage!

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2019

  • "The cottage was comfortable and well-equipped."

    We were made to feel most welcome. We will return.

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2019

  • "Nice comfortable cottage clean and with a good welcome from the owner who gives good advice on the area and things/places to go to."

    The cottage also has good views of the loch which is just across the road. We used both the local pubs the Creggans for eating the food was very good the other one in the village the Clachan is a small but very friendly bar.

    Reviewed by DesmondSep 2018

  • "The cottage was really comfortable and cosy and the area was beautiful."

    We would definitely recommend to others. Thanks.

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2018

  • "Rose Cottage is beautiful."

    It was very roomy for us (4 adults, 1 ten year old and 1 two year old). It was perfect for exploring the area and we were just across from the Loch. The owner made us feel very welcome and helped me with ideas of places to visit and places to eat. We will be coming back next year for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

  • "We really loved this great cottage."

    Location was perfect, quiet, beach and Loch just across the street, awesome view on the Loch and mountains. It was very spacy (and we were 2 adults and 3 teenage kids!), 2 sitting rooms, one with wood fire, great facilities, garden with BBQ,... Good spot to start expeditions to the nearby region. Absolutely great value !

    Reviewed by GerardJun 2018

  • "Cottage on very busy road hot water pressure v low meet the owners very nice couple"

    Reviewed by SMay 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Rose Cottage - it was a beautiful location and the cottage was warm and comfortable."

    It was great having two living spaces as we were a family group of mixed ages so it allowed the kids to have their own TV room! We would highly recommend this holiday cottage is you are looking for a peaceful getaway. The only thing we'd like to highlight is that we felt some of the kitchen equipment was lacking - in particular there was no cheese grater. Otherwise, all positive.

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2018

  • "Fantastic location, lovely owner who checked in with us that everything was going ok."

    Lovely views and convenience of a great pub/restaurant 10 mins walk away as well as the local shop/PO/cafe. All in all a great relaxing break

    Reviewed by BenSep 2017

  • "Very nice cottage."

    We went as a family and had a couple of friends staying with us. So, it was really nice to have two bathrooms. The owners were very nice. We had a lovely weeke there.

    Reviewed by CyrilleJul 2017

  • "The local pub is excellent"

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2017

  • "We have had a fantastic week in Rose Cottage, it's very central to all the main places we wanted to visit."

    Reviewed by GarethFeb 2017

  • "Very helpful people waited for us to arrive despite us being delayed and not arriving until after 11pm"

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2016

  • "We were delighted with Rose cottage and the owner could not have been more welcoming and helpful, she went out of her way to meet us at the house to make sure we could work the heating, the oven etc."

    My only comment would be that the saucepans and frying pans were quite old and we would have liked china mugs for tea, but that's a very minor grumble which didn't spoil our holiday at all.

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room (seats 4) with open fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire and stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with summerhouse, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Bedrooms have sloping ceilings
  • Note: There is an open burn (stream) running past the garden, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is a short drop between the foot of the lawn and the path along the back of the row of cottages, care should be taken at all times and children supervised
  • Note: The garden is accessed from the front of the property, via a right of way to the side of the cottages.

The property

This charming mid-terrace cottage is situated in a delightful rural location in the village of Strachur, in the wonderful Argyll region of Scotland.

Set in some of the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer, this Argyll cottage boasts flexible and stylish accommodation, making it an ideal base for families and friends.

With lovely views across Loch Fyne, this Strachur cottage offers two sitting rooms, which are situated either side of a central kitchen and each wing has stairs leading up to the bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.

One of the sitting rooms has a dining area and cosy woodburning stove, whilst the smaller sitting room has a warming open fire, plus there is also access to a sloping garden at the rear of this Strachur cottage, with a lawned area, a summerhouse and a BBQ.

The small village of Strachur sits alongside Loch Fyne and has a shop/tea room/Post Office and a petrol station, as well as the famous Creggans Inn.

With Dunoon and Inverary within easy reach and walking, cycling and fishing all around, this Strachur cottage is the perfect base for a country break.

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About the location

STRACHUR

Dunoon 18 miles; Inverary 21 miles.

The small village of Strachur sits on the east shore of Loch Fyne on the west side of the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll. From the Gaelic meaning Glen of the Heron, Strachur is just over 60 miles from Glasgow. The original village centre is located about half a mile inland from the loch shore and today it offers the Smiddy Museum and Clachan Inn. On the shore of the loch is a shop, Post Office and tea room and just north is the famous Creggans Inn, previously owned by the renowned adventurer Sir Fitzroy MacLean. The charming town of Inverary is on the opposite sides of the loch and is reached by a pleasant and picturesque drive, passing by the well-known Loch Fyne Oyster Bar. The Town Jail is worth a visit, as is the striking castle which you pass on entering the town. Surrounded by magnificent lochs, forests and mountains, Strachur is located in one of the most spectacular parts of Scotland.