Situated in the beautiful grounds of Strachur Park, Rhoda's Cottage is a private wing of Strachur House, set in a 2000 acre estate. A fine Adam-style mansion, Strachur House was built by General John Campbell in the 1780s. From 1957 the house was home to the illustrious Scot, Sir Fitzroy Maclean, the soldier, diplomat and adventurer, who was said to have been the model for Ian Fleming's hero, James Bond. His family continue to live there.
There is much to explore, from the glen of Rob Roy's cave to the Mull of Kintyre; the area is rich in history, and it is accessible yet unspoilt. The shores of Loch Fyne have castles, gardens and quiet places to picnic. Rhoda's Cottage is situated on the Cowal Peninsula where there is a wide choice of activities, sights and attractions. There are many walks from a gentle woodland walk on the doorstep to more strenuous hill walks. A short drive and you will reach the historic town of Inveraray with its famous castle and award-winning visitor attraction, Inveraray Jail. There are other castles and gardens well worth a visit, including Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute, Old Castle Lachlan, Benmore Gardens and Crarae Gardens. Further afield, but within striking distance, are Oban (the gateway to the Hebrides), the Trossachs, Stirling, Perth, Glencoe and Fort William.
The area is well served with restaurants renowned for fresh local produce. Inver Cottage Restaurant is situated 6 miles away on the shore of east Loch Fyne and a perfect place for coffee and cakes or a leisurely dinner. Creggans Inn is just a short walk from Rhoda's Cottage and Loch Fyne Oyster Bar is 10 miles away. The Cowal Gathering, in Dunoon, is held in August and is the world's largest Highland Games and well worth a visit if you are staying at that time.
- Dunoon - 18 miles
- Glasgow Airport - 54 miles
- Creggans Inn 1/2 mile,
Inver Cottage Restaurant 7 miles
- Loch Fyne Oyster Bar - 10 miles
- Several delightful golf courses
within 30 mins drive
- Hill walking
- Free trout fishing on private lochan
and small spate river
- Sea fishing
- Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail
- Argyll gardens
Rhoda's Cottage is entirely private with its own front entrance and has been lovingly decorated with antique furniture and pictures.
On the ground floor is the entrance porch leading to a narrow hallway, the comfortable sitting room and large modern kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dining table.
Upstairs are three bedrooms: one double bedded room, one twin bedded room and one single bedded room. There is also a bathroom with shower. The larger bedrooms overlook the spectacular formal gardens of Strachur House and the single bedroom has a view of Loch Fyne.
From Glasgow take the A82 toward Crianlarich. Continue onto A83 at Tarbet. Turn left onto A815 continue for 10 miles toward Dunoon. You will see the Creggans Inn on the left as you drive into Strachur. The keys can be collected here and they will give directions to the cottage.
The price includes all electric heating. Duvets, duvet covers, bed linen and tea towels are provided. Pets welcome.
Cost and availability:
Rhoda's Cottage is rented out throughout the year.
Change over day is Saturday. Arrival time from 3pm, departure time 10am.
Short breaks available.
To book this delightful self-catering cottage overlooking Loch Fyne, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.
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Rhoda's Cottage, Strachur House, Strachur, Argyll PA27 8BX Scotland