Traditional Springburn cottage, Loch Fyne 50m, sleeps 5
Mr Iain Fleming
Welcome and relaxing holiday
What a lovely cottage! Val gave us a warm welcome, and showed us around Springburn Cottage, including the children's playroom. This is a very pretty location in Argyll with local facilities to suit everyday needs - and the quiet to enjoy it. The kitchen is well suited to self-catering, although there are plenty of local eating spots. The large bedrooms allowed a good night's sleep on comfy beds. We didn't need to use the washing machine and tumble drier, but for a longer stay (or for walkers in poor weather) this would be a boon. This was our second holiday in Strachur, and I am sure we will be back at Springburn Cottage soon.
A restful stay in a tranquil location
We enjoyed the quiet loch-side location of this cottage and ease of access to walks, gardens and wonderful scenery. The owner was a kind and gentle soul and a conscientious host, supplying us with welcome gifts of flowers, fruit, chocolate and wine, and being keen to chat and to offer local knowledge to enhance our holiday experience. The cottage was cosy, warm, comfortable and well-equipped, with lots of personal touches. Its position in well-established gardens to the rear of the owner's home ensured privacy and opportunity to contact the owner if the need had arisen.
Strachur, in a beautiful area of Argyll, is a small fishing village with a few local amenities and the world famous Creggans Hotel just down the road. The larger town of Dunoon is only 20 miles away for that bit of shopping. Alternatively if you are looking for a day out in Argyll, the Arrocher Alps and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are all within easy reach by car. With so many places of interest, luxury accommodation and stunning views over Loch Fyne, Springburn cottage really is the perfect getaway in Argyll.
Springburn Cottage, Strachur, is only 1 hour 20 minutes from the centre of Glasgow and 2 hours 20 minutes to Edinburgh.
The village of Strachur, in the Cowal Peninsula of Argyll, lies on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, in the Firth of Clyde. It is 20 miles north of Dunoon and 21 miles from Inveraray.
From Glasgow and Edinburgh take the M8 to the Erskine Bridge,the A82 via Loch Lomondside, continue through Tarbet (A83), turning southwards onto the A815 at the foot of the Rest and Be Thankful. Springburn cottage is 11 miles from this junction.
Or, by Gourock car ferry across the Clyde to Dunoon, following the A815 north to Strachur.
Western Ferries (McInroy's Point, Gourock to Hunter's Quay, Dunoon)