Cottage on the shore of Loch Fyne
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New Year beauty and tranquility
We had a very restful and comfortable stay at French Farland over New Year. The home is located in a stunning position, is well-equipped and has good access to charming Inveraray. It was well-heated and we enjoyed the kitchen, fireplace and the warm conservatory overlooking the loch. As mentioned by others, the track to the home is a tough ride, and the folding table feels a little make-shift, but neither detracted from our great enjoyment of our break. Thanks to Katie for a great stay.
Great time of year to stay here
We arrived over the Xmas holiday and enjoyed our stay at French Farland. The views of the hills covered in snow was beautiful and the loch ever changing due to tidal influences. The cottage was charming and was lovely and cosy when the log fire was started. Nearby Inveraray was lovely and the jail and castle worth a visit. The road leading to the cottage was a bit bumpy but a 4x4 vehicle would cope ok. We all agreed that we would love to come again, maybe summer time to see the area in a different view. But overall we loved our stay.
Beautiful view from the Windows
We have enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was very peaceful and warm little house ! Very private and with a lot of comfort.
The negative was only missing a hair dryer and the mattress on the double room is very old and we kept rolling into the holes on the middle of the mattress not fun .
It appears that is a lot to offer and if was summer we probably wouldn’t even realise if the DVD player doesn’t work or the Play station was not working either!
We could probably leave with such distractions as the silence is beautiful and enjoyable but unfortunately we had a teenage boy with us .
Otherwise the overall of the cottage is perfect and exactly what we expected!
I would recommend and looking forward to come back one day !
Thank you for your review. The mattress in the double room was purchased from John Lewis about 8 months ago. We changed all the mattresses in the cottage at that time. Not overly impressed with John Lewis if you found it that uncomfortable. Thanks again for your feedback and I'm glad you had a good holiday.
Stayed beginning September for 1 week. Really comfortable spacious cottage . Everything you need for the stay is provided. Very clean. Great shower. Very comfortable living room. Conservatory draws the attention to the great views overlooking Loch Fyne and saw lots of herons and gannets over the loch.Also red squirrels populate the area. Got a good sighting of one in the lane.A beautiful garden surrounds the cottage with a little stream from the hills draining into the loch. We were very comfortable and happy staying there. The only word of caution is that the lane leading to the cottage from the main highway is just short of 1 mile in distance and is very bumpy and full of potholes so caution is required when driving on it. Just drive very slowly and it's ok. Beautiful location if you like peace and quiet.
We had a lovely few days at French Farland. The cottage was very clean and the laundry smelt clean. It is a very comfortable little cottage. It's situation right on the Loch is amazing and you feel that you have the water just to yourself. We saw plenty of wildlife whilst staying there. My son was followed constantly in his kayak by a seal trying to nick the fist he was trying to fly catch (clever!). We also saw red squirrel up the lane further towards Furnace. The cottage itself seems a little tired and needs a bit of an update. The conservatory leaked when it rained but this did not cause too much of a problem as it was so warm in there that it soon dried up but I would imagine this could be more of a problem in the winter. I am sure that Kate will get this fixed. There is no dining table and chairs and this was somewhat uncomfortable as we like to sit down as a family at least for breakfast. I did mention this and was told that there is a foldaway table in one of the bedrooms, however, I am not sure the chairs would have bee the right height for a table. The lane leading up the cottage is a nightmare but to be fair if you want the sort of seclusion that this cottage offers then it is worth it. We have. a 4x4 and I think we would have struggled had we have not. There is also no refuse collection at the cottage which was not made clear in the details. I had to google to find out. I think Stephanie, the caretaker, does take rubbish when she comes to clean the cottage at the end of your stay from the bin outside but if you have a lot of rubbish this would be spilling over. There is a bin at the bottom of the lane just before the caravan site that you can put rubbish in. There is plenty of information in terms of maps and things to do in the cottage and lots of board games and dvd's/videos/books. It really is a home from home. The shower is amazing but has it is attached to a normal boiler (not a combi) you need to make sure you leave the water heater on long enough to get enough water if there are a family of you otherwise you end up with a real shock of a cold shower. Inveraray is lovely and I would recommend "The George". We never got round to trying Samphire. We tried the new Indian and the food there was good. Inverarary castle was good for a day when it was raining. Overall a fantastic place to stay!
Adorable cottage directly on Lake Fyne
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in French Farland. There were plenty of things for us to do, even with a toddler, and sitting in the solarium, even when the weather was not optimal, was really pleasant. It was so peaceful to watch the changes on the loch with the changing weather patterns. We would recommend some updates to the kitchen/dining situation but it was still a great place and we highly recommend it!