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Duneira

Rhu, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 1057469)

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Shanks

    “We made a very last minute booking but Hayley at Sykes Cottages made it happen.”

    She kept me up to date and was so lovely. We were able to go to the holiday cottage the same day it was booked. Duneira was amazing. We were met by Becci when we got there and she was on hand if we needed anything. We had a couple of issues but Becci and her husband Kenny attended to them immediately. Nothing was ever too much trouble. We were also given a welcome hamper which was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. There were essentials like milk, bread and butter but lots of goodies ...

    She kept me up to date and was so lovely. We were able to go to the holiday cottage the same day it was booked. Duneira was amazing. We were met by Becci when we got there and she was on hand if we needed anything. We had a couple of issues but Becci and her husband Kenny attended to them immediately. Nothing was ever too much trouble. We were also given a welcome hamper which was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. There were essentials like milk, bread and butter but lots of goodies too. They really had thought of everything. The house was huge and had lots of areas where everyone could have their own space if they wanted it. The views from the house over the water were amazing. The house is opposite a Marina where there is a lovely little cafe. We enjoyed walking along the beach with our 5 kids and 2 dogs collecting shells and watching boats sail by. The locals were so lovely too and always said hi. The house was also within walking distance of the main street where all the shops are. The hot tub, games room, pool/snooker table and wii kept us all entertained. Duneira is perfect for a relaxing break. We will definitely return.

    - Mrs Shanks, October 2020

The property

Sitting within the historic yachting village of Rhu, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, you will find this impressive holiday home, Duneira.

Offering accommodation for fourteen guests over three well-presented, traditionally-styled floors, this property makes a fantastic base for a celebration with family or friends.

Pull up on the private driveway, with enough space for twelve cars and marvel at the beautiful exterior of the property, surrounded by luscious lawns and plenty of space for your canine companions to play, you're sure to make everlasting memories at this spectacular abode.

Gather together in the sitting room, boasting hues of royal red bringing a classic and luxurious aura to the room, it makes a lovely spot to unwind and catch up with your favourite shows on the impressive television.

Take a book from the ample collection and make your way into the snug study, home to a colourful interior, it makes a charming spot to spend a moment to yourself.

For time altogether gather within the dining room where you can toast to a terrific holiday and tuck into a home-made meal, while the kitchen/diner is the perfect place for less formal occasions such as a hearty breakfast before a day of adventure.

The kitchen is home to all the essentials you could need, with ample space for the chef of the group to get to work and even room for little helpers to get involved at the breakfast bar too!

The children are sure to delight at the games room where they can while away an hour or two on a rainy day, while the gym is a perfect spot for the adults to unwind where you can find your very own hot tub, the perfect place to unwind after a day of rambling.

At the end of each day seek comfort in one of the seven bedrooms, combining a mix of double and twin rooms over the first floor; each room offers its own unique and luxurious interior, with some rooms even having their own en-suites too, while the rest of the rooms benefit from the attractive family bathroom.

The village of Rhu makes a delightful base for an idyllic holiday, with its rich history surrounding wealthy Glasgow shipowners and merchants being well-worth uncovering whilst watching the spectacular yachts moor nearby, it makes the perfect setting for a scenic lunch spot.

The village also hosts a wonderful local shop where you can pick up any essentials, as well as two inviting pubs where you can indulge in a rewarding wine following a day of adventure, while the nearby town of Helensburgh offers a wider selection of amenities as well as the leisure facilities of a swimming pool and golf course, not forgetting the National Trust spectacle of The Hill House where you can observe the wonderful work of the famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Glenarn Gardens, hosting a Himalyan theme and overlooking the beauty of the Gaerloch, there's no better spot for a family picnic, or join the John Muir Way for a more challenging walk, going all the way from Helensburgh to Dunbar it gives you the chance to explore the natural beauty of Scotland up close.

Be sure to venture to the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park if you're an avid ambler, home to a range of outdoor activities from hiking to angling, with the most stunning sights in Scotland being found here too.

Visit the port city of Glasgow for attractions such as the Glasgow Science Centre, Riverside Museum, Glasgow Police Museum and many ore museums appealing to a variety of tastes, with plenty of wonderful shops and a vibrant nightlife worth experiencing too.

In the perfect place for a scenic escape to Scotland, choose Duneira as your exceptional holiday base with your loved ones.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Study
  • Games room
  • Gym
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 12 cars
  • Private lawn and terrace with furniture and over-sized chess set and charcoal barbecue
  • Indoor hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Smoking is only permitted outside
  • Shop and pub within 0.4 miles
  • Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500

Amenities

  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 12 cars
  • Private lawn and terrace with furniture and over-sized chess set and charcoal barbecue
  • Indoor hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Smoking is only permitted outside
  • Shop and pub within 0.4 miles
  • Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

RHU

Helensburgh 1.9 miles; Dumbarton 10.1 miles; Glasgow 28.3 miles

Rhu is a welcoming village and historic parish resting on the east shore of the Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute in Scotland. The village became popular in the 19th century as a residence for wealthy Glasgow shipowners and merchants, with it now being a fantastic base for yachting, with a 235-berth marina and many yacht moorings on the sheltered loch, with the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club being here too. The village is home to a lovely local shop selling all the essentials as well as two charming pubs and a coffee shop, providing all you could need for a self-catered stay. Enjoy a scenic stroll in the Glenarn Gardens, a sheltered woodland garden overlooking the Gareloch, here you can expect to find an enticing Himalayan atmosphere, famed for its collection of rare and tender rhododendrons. Visit the neighbouring town of Helensburgh for a wider selection of amenities and waterside eateries as well as a swimming pool, fantastic golf course in an idyllic setting, the National Trust wonder of The Hill House; a unique building with remarkable interiors and a collection designed by the internationally known architects Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh in the ‘Glasgow style, the Scottish Submarine Centre and a train station offering you easy access to the surrounding towns and cities. Join the John Muir Way to make the most of your idyllic surroundings, a coast to coast walking and cycling route, spanning over 134 miles from Helensburgh to Dunbar, it offers the perfect way to explore the local area and beyond, or venture into the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park where you can enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, mountaineering, angling and more, with a trip on a loch cruise being a must. The port city of Glasgow is within driving distance, best known for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture here you can find wonderful shopping experiences and a range of family-friendly attractions, while the historic city of Stirling is just a scenic drive away too.

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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