Lochside Cottage, Furnace, Inveraray, Argyll
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Argyll, in the West Highlands, is one of the most spectacular parts of Scotland with beautiful scenery, mountains, lochs and wildlife. It is an area steeped in history and offers a variety of activities. Argyll is a wonderful location for hill walking, bird watching, fishing and touring.
Lochside Cottage is perfect as a base for visiting Oban, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, the nearby islands and the Mull of Kintyre. It is an ideal place to explore the varied Argyll coast with sandy beaches, interesting coastal villages and wonderful sealife and wildlife. Oban, the "Gateway to the Isles", is less than an hour's drive away and has sailings to the islands of Mull, Iona, Colonsay, Kerrera and other Hebridean islands. It is a busy fishing port with an 18 hole golf course, a cinema, an indoor pool, tennis and squash courts, a good choice of shops and restaurants and a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan Bay. Travel north to Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, and visit the magnificent mountains of Glencoe, renowned as a climbing and winter sports centre. Or journey south and visit Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National park. The city of Glasgow can be reached in an hour and a half and offers a wide variety of attractions and amenities including excellent shopping, theatres and museums.
Lochfyneside, with its views to the hills and forests of the Cowal Peninsula, is in a stunning part of Argyll. Bird-watching, walking, diving, riding, golf and fishing are available locally. Red squirrel, pine martin, common seals, gannets, buzzard and golden eagle may all be seen nearby. For lovers of Scottish culture there are events held locally throughout the year. The area has many excellent hotels and restaurants, many serving local seafood and other local produce. Treat yourself to a meal at the famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Smokery.
Lochside Cottage (left) and Lochview Cottage (right) are adjoining cottages both for rent alone or together (accommodating up to 12 people in total) - to view Lochview
- Sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms - 3 (1 king sized double, 2 twins - 1 with en-suite shower room)
- Bathrooms - 2 (1 family bathroom, 1 shower-room)
- Shower room fully adapted for disabled guests
- Dishwasher and microwave
- Washing machine/dryer
- Open fire
- Electric central heating
- Sky TV/DVD
- CD/radio cassette player
- Travel cot and high chair on request
- No pets except guide/assistance dogs
- Suitable for disabled guests
- No smoking in any part of the house
- Inveraray - 9 miles
- Glasgow airport - 65 miles
- Dalmally station - 20 miles
- Furnace Inn - 1 mile
- Inveraray restaurants - 9 miles
- Cafe - 1 mile
- Golf - 9 miles
- Horse riding - 6 miles
- Fishing, watersports nearby
- Walking/cycling from the cottage
- Swimming/Leisure centre - Lochgilphead 15 miles
- Patio with table, 6 chairs and barbeque
- Loch Fyne 50 metres from the cottage
- Free WiFi
Lochside Cottage, which is on the outskirts of Furnace village, has great views over Loch Fyne and is ideally situated for trips to Inveraray (9 miles), with its famous castle, bell tower, historic jail, maritime museum, shops and restaurants. Furnace village has a pub and a local store and post office (1 mile). Nearby are Crarae Glen Gardens (1 mile) and Auchindrain open air Highland village museum and archaeological site (4 miles). Lochgilphead (15 miles) has local shops, bars and restaurants as well as sports facilities and a swimming pool.
Travel south to the harbour town of Tarbert, famous for its sailing festivals. Head to the Kintyre peninsula and take a ferry to explore the islands of Gigha, Arran and Islay or continue on until you reach Campbelltown. Visit the Crinan Canal with its stepped locks. You can walk or drive a delightful route along its 9 mile length. Historic Kilmartin Glen, with its museum, Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments, standing stones and burial cairns, should not be missed.
Lochside is a 3 bedroomed semi-detached cottage, on the outskirts of the village of Furnace, Argyll and is 9 miles south of Inveraray. The property enjoys stunning views over Loch Fyne, has an enclosed garden to the front, a patio area to the side and woodland to the back. The concrete drive provides vehicle access to the entrance ramp and provides off-road parking for several cars.
On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom with a large en-suite shower room. Upstairs there is a double bedroom (king size bed) and a twin bedroom. Bed linen (duvets) and towels are included. A travel cot is available on request. The comfortable sitting/dining room has an open fire, leather sofas, dining table, laminate flooring, Sky TV, a DVD player and a CD radio cassette player. The fully fitted and well equipped galley kitchen contains all that you need for a self catering holiday. There is also a family bathroom with an electric shower over the bath.
The ground floor twin bedroom is suitable for assisted wheelchair users with raised electric sockets, patio doors and a ramp leading to the outdoor area. The large en-suite shower room is fully adapted for the disabled with a wheel-in wet floor shower, handrails, safety non-slip flooring, mobile shower chair, WC with support rails and a hand basin with a duo lever tap.
The patio area at the side of the cottage is equipped with a table and 6 chairs and a barbeque. There is also a wooden garden bench at the front of the cottage. A rotary clothes drier is provided on the grassy area behind the house. To assist those with mobility problems there is a ramp and handrail to the entrance door and patio doors.
Travelling by car from Glasgow, take the M8 westbound to junction 30. Cross over the Erskine Bridge and take the A82 along the side of Loch Lomond until Tarbet. Continue straight ahead on the A83 to Inveraray. At Inveraray, stay on the A83 through the town centre, following signs for Lochgilphead. Furnace is 9 miles from Inveraray on the A83. (Glasgow to Furnace takes about an hour and a half by car).
If using public transport, the Glasgow to Campbelltown Citylink bus stops approximately 100 metres from the cottage.
This lochside holiday cottage is rented out all year round. Except for short breaks, all bookings run weekly from Saturday to Saturday. (Arrival from 3pm and departure by 10am). Short breaks (minimum stay 2 nights) are available during the low season. In peak season, short breaks can usually only be booked within 14 days of arrival.
Heating: The property has electric night storage heaters and convection heaters. All electricity is included in the rental cost. For those who wish to light the open fire, the first setting of coal is provided. Further supplies can be purchased locally. All bed linen and towels are provided. There is a welcome pack on your arrival and a selection of books, CDs and DVDs are provided for your enjoyment.
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Lochside Cottage, Furnace, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XY Scotland