Stay in the private wing of a historic country house on a 2000 acre Scottish Estate on Loch Fyne - sleeps 4-5 guests

On the eastern shore of Loch Fyne is the village of Strachur - famous for amazing seafood restaurants. Rhoda's self-catering cottage offers free trout fishing and is the perfect base for visiting many castles and gardens close by and there is a wide choice of outdoor activities close by.

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Rhoda's Cottage, Strachur, Loch Fyne
Argyll, Scotland

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.

West coast view
  • Sleeps - 4/5
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 twin, 1 small double and 1 single)
  • Bathrooms - 1 with shower
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • TV/DVD
  • Free WiFi
  • Central heating
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Gorgeous views
  • private wing of country house
  • Pets welcome
  • Short breaks
map to locate property
  • 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
  • Climbing
  • Free trout fishing on private lochan
    and small spate river
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Sea fishing
  • Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail
  • Argyll gardens
Highland games country house sitting room


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.

What's included:

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

bluebell wood outside county house
Highland games View towards Loch Fyne
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Historic Argyll holiday home

This is a delightful property set in a beautiful Argyll estate which has been carefully decorated with antique furniture giving it a very special feel. You can walk for miles on the estate without seeing a soul or explore the many tourist attractions near the self-catering cottage. There is also free trout fishing available and dogs are welcome too.