We all have a vision of how a Scottish holiday should be, however trying to match that with reality is precarious and difficult and, despite glowing narrative, only when you arrive do you really know what you have booked and where you will be spending your precious holiday time. Strathlachan Lodge may have the answer.
In the heart of Argyll, one of the most picturesque parts of the West Highlands surrounded by mountains and forest, nestling on the side of Loch Fyne, Strathlachan is a tiny hamlet of five cottages reached by a single track road. If you are looking for a holiday location that has luxurious rustic accommodation, set amongst some of the best of spectacular Scottish scenery, in a completely tranquil and restful setting, a world away from stress and bustle but still close to amenities, Strathlachlan Lodge is the perfect comforting hideaway and one of the very few places that really will match your expectations of how a holiday in Scotland should really be.
With diverse scenery from mountains, glens and ancient woodlands to fresh water and sea lochs, there is a wide range of sporting and leisure past-times which can be enjoyed in the area. If a more relaxing pace is desired, just touring around enjoying the dramatic and unique scenery is a great way to experience Argyll which has a huge number of places to visit, from small villages to castles and a wide selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants where fresh local produce can be enjoyed. For day trips, within easy reach are Loch Lomond, Oban, Glen Coe and Fort William. Closer by are Inveraray and Tignabruich.
This part of the west coast has an abundance of lochs both sea and fresh water, for fishing, sailing and boating, rivers for canoeists and hills and mountains for walkers and climbers. Golfers are spoilt for choice with many courses within easy reach. If you prefer closer to home, there are mountain bikes at the Lodge and you could take an easy 10/15 minute cycle along to Inver Cottage restaurant for lunch or dinner, or cycle on round to Newton, an old and very pretty small fishing village where private boat hire can be arranged if you just have to get out on the water! There is also a great deal of wildlife to see around the Lodge from red deer, grouse, pheasant and different hawks including eagles. If all that sounds too active, just relax on the deck or in the large garden during the day and soak up the scenery and atmosphere. Relax by the log fire in the evening and enjoy the magic of a very special place that will rejuvenate and restore a sense of balance and perspective.
Since the owners bought Strathlachlan Lodge they have completely refurbished the property and have furnished it in a comfortable country style, perfect for family holidays.
- Sleeps - 6 + 2
- Bedrooms - 3 (1 double, 2 twin)
- Bathrooms - 2
- Flat screen TV/Sky, DVD player with selection of DVDs, stereo
- Selection of books and board games
- Log burning fire
- High Pressure heating/hot water system
- Terrace, patio with views down the valley
- Large garden with garden furniture
- BBQ and midge eater
- Private parking
- Selection of adults and children's mountain bikes
- Short breaks available
- Pets by arrangement
- Inveraray - 15 miles
- Glasgow Airport - 1 and a half hours drive
- Arrochar station - 25 miles
- Pubs/restaurants - Inver Cottage Restaurant 3 miles
- Variety of excellent pubs and restaurants
- Golf courses - many within easy reach
- Walking and hillwalking
- Sailing and boating
- Boat trips
- Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail
- Day trips - Loch Lomond, Oban, Glen Coe
Strathlachlan Lodge is a detached and spacious property which sits in its own mature grounds in the hamlet of Strathlachlan on the banks of Loch Fyne.
The property has an entrance lobby with hallway leading off to all accommodation and has wooden wall panelling throughout in a New England/boathouse style.
The Lodge has a large living room with log burning fire, sofas, dining table and chairs and patio doors leading out to the terrace with a lovely view down the valley. There is a large fully-equipped country style kitchen, a sitting-room with sofa bed, two bedrooms and two bathrooms all on the ground floor and generally all with views to the hills and forest.
Upstairs there is a third twin bedroom which is accessed from the sitting room and means that kids can enjoy their own private living space of den (sitting room) complete with TV/DVD and PS3 and bedroom all without disturbing the adults!
The Lodge is Visit Scotland 4 star graded and is furnished with comfortable rustic quality traditional (mainly oak) furniture together with artwork and many other nice touches that will enhance your stay.
Outside there is a log store with garden furniture including dining table and chairs on the terrace with various other seating in different areas of the garden. There is also a BBQ and a midge eater.
From Glasgow to Strathlachlan is about 65 miles normally 1 1/2 hours.
Take the A82 passing Loch Lomond then at Tarbet take the A83 to Inveraray, passing through Arrochar then going up and over the rest and be thankful pass. Just before Cairndow go left onto the A815 to Strachur. At Strachur turn right onto the A886 to Tighnabruaich follow this for about two miles then take the B8000 to Otter Ferry and follow this for three miles, when you pass a red phone box on your left Strathlachlan is the next group of cottages on your right. Strathlachlan Lodge is the second property.
Alternatively if you prefer a shorter drive you can take the ferry from Gourock to Dunnon and the drive to Strachur and onto Strathlachlan is about an hour.
The price includes all heating, electricity and logs.
Bed linen is provided.
Cost and availability:
Strathlachlan Lodge is let out throughout the year.
Short breaks are available.
To book this very comfortable, holiday hideaway by Loch Fyne, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.
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Strathlachlan Lodge, Loch Fyne, Nr Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland, UK