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Ardno Cottage by Loch Fyne - Cottage in wonderful rural location overlooking Loc

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
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What a location! A three bedroom holiday cottage within the 7,000 acre Ardno Farm at the head of Loch Fyne. The location As you arrive on the farm off the A815 between Cairdnow and St Catherines, you enter another world. The access road twists and turns down the long sweeping driveway dropping towards the main Ardno House and Ardno Cottage. The view is over the fields of the farm to Loch Fyne and across to Dunderave Castle. This picture postcard view can be enjoyed from your lounge or the picnic table area and garden to the front of the cottage. The property This is a private and relaxing place to enjoy a rural holiday, at the same time as having good road access for touring the scenic Cowal Peninsula or further afield to Inveraray, Oban and Glencoe. Who will enjoy staying here? Bring your...What a location! A three bedroom holiday cottage within the 7,000 acre Ardno Farm at the head of Loch Fyne. The location As you arrive on the farm off the A815 between Cairdnow and St Catherines, you enter another world. The access road twists and turns down the long sweeping driveway dropping towards the main Ardno House and Ardno Cottage. The view is over the fields of the farm to Loch Fyne and across to Dunderave Castle. This picture postcard view can be enjoyed from your lounge or the picnic table area and garden to the front of the cottage. The property This is a private and relaxing place to enjoy a rural holiday, at the same time as having good road access for touring the scenic Cowal Peninsula or further afield to Inveraray, Oban and Glencoe. Who will enjoy staying here? Bring your binoculars. The loch side is home to seals and many species of birds and is a pleasant five minute walk across a field from your front door. Nature lovers will appreciate the woodland gardens which are all around. Fishing can be arranged locally, and as guests staying on the Estate you have over 7,000 acres to explore. Bring your paint brushes. With views like this, and the ever changing light, it is a landscape artists dream. Ardno Cottage is a detached bungalow sitting within its own enclosed garden. You enter via a porch leading into the open plan kitchen and dining area. Hallway to the lounge which has satellite TV, a wood burning stove and a large picture window. Ardno is in a private location but there are permanent staff living in the area, including the housekeeper. If you have any questions, or need any help, then people are available to help. Bedrooms & bathrooms Bedroom 1: Double Bedroom 2: Double Bedroom 3: Twin 1 bathroom with electric shower 2 toilets Facilities Wi-Fi – BT broadband Linen & towels provided Beds are made up for your arrival Wood burning stove in the living room which heats the radiators One large basket of logs provided. Extra logs can be purchased from the farm Telephone is available by arrangement Modern kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, fridge & freezer Travel cot and high chair available on request TV / Video / DVD / Music Centre Washing machine Ironing and laundry facilities Parking for two cars by the cottage Outside space – There is a patio area with table and chairs within the enclosed, mature and landscaped garden. The views are across one of the fields to the shores of the loch No smoking Mobile phone – You can connect to Vodafone at the cottage. You may have to search for the best signal, but it is there. Starter pack: 2 toilet rolls, dishwasher tabs, kitchen sponge and cloth, 1 black refuge bag . Pet – £30 – One dog is welcome. Please be aware that your dog is not allowed on any of the furniture inside the cottage. The surrounding fields are used for grazing sheep. Dogs are to be on a lead if you are crossing fields with livestock. Pet – Good housekeeping deposit – £100 The owners requests a pet deposit to be lodged in advance which is a card capture on your card. The capture is released with 5 days after your departure.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
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Meet the host
Leonard Gow (Property Manager Lochoilhead Holidays)
Hosting since August 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (17)
703kate
703kate
Huntsville, Canada2 contributions
The cottage was truly wonderful. It was cozy, clean and had everything that we needed. My husband, 9 year old daughter and I had a great time wandering about the property including the fields, forest and shoreline. The cottage and grounds were well looked after. We had privacy and quiet but at the same time we weren't too far a drive from doing and seeing things. We loved it at Ardno!
Visited July 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written August 3, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SJohnson9279
SJohnson9279
County Durham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Set in beautiful scenery we were lucky to spend a week here back in May with our dog. It's just perfect and everything has been thought of! There are some lovely walks right on your door step and it's perfect for just curling up in front of the fire. Only thing that would have been useful would be a welcome pack on arrival with milk, tea/coffee etc as the nearest shop is about 15 mins drive away and after a long drive up a cuppa on arrival would have been perfect. Nothing to fault the cottage though.. It's just perfect! One of the nicest places we have ever stayed in Scotland. We enjoyed it so much that we will be coming back at the end of November!! See you again soon!!!
Visited May 2015
Written November 10, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Steven54321
Steven54321
1 contribution
It's the type of place you don't want anyone else to know about so you can keep it to yourself. Great little cottage and location. Stunning views at the cottage and surrounding areas. Peaceful place to stay. Only down side is not a great signal and no access for wifi which means it's difficult to look up anything to help plan a day. But that's a minor point and wouldn't stop is staying again
Visited June 2015
Written June 27, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
mcg0ily
mcg0ily
Great review - appreciated. Puzzled - BT Wi-Fi was put in Ardno Cottage this year and to our knowledge it has been working as expected. I wish you had let us know if you were having a problem. It will be checked. Regards: Leonard at Lochgoilhead Holidays
Written June 28, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

teitei13
teitei13
Clifton, United Kingdom52 contributions
The view from the bungalow, situated in the most magical of estates, is picture perfect. Ardno Estate is managed beautifully and in a most natural way. The bungalow was spotless. It is a long, long way to anywhere so if site-seeing be prepared for long drives. Want a newspaper or milk then it's a 14 mile round trip. I had two reservations - firstly there was not a book in the place. I've stayed in many, many rentals in beautiful locations and they all came with maps, guide books, and books on the local flora and fauna, not here. And secondly, even though we had paid top whack for the place the owner charged us £10 after when we informed them of a breakage. Never in my experience have I been charged or heard of others being charged for a breakage. I'd be very concerned about upsetting a glass of red wine on the carpet, I'm sure the owner would charge for a carpet clean. I felt it penny pinching and bad form. However Leonard, the Manager of the property, was quick to respond to emails and was very helpful.
Visited June 2015 Travelled with family
Written June 22, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
mcg0ily
mcg0ily
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We have emailed each other since. There is a lot that is good about your review but of course being charged £10 for a breakage, which you kindly reported on departure, has soured your view. You were a great family to deal with and I would hope to see you back in this beautiful part of Scotland again. Leonard at Lochgoilhead Holidays.
Written June 22, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AJD27
AJD27
1 contribution
Cottage had been modernised to a high standard, 3 well sized bedrooms and the advantage of an extra toilet in the utility room. All the amenities you could need, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils, including separate fridge and freezer. Cottage was very clean on arrival. Fantastic walks around the cottage, lakeside and Forrest area. You can buy everything you need from Inveraray which is 14 miles away. Could not fault the cottage, a very enjoyable week and would not hesitate to book again.
Visited August 2014
Written September 1, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Philip M
Philip M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom1 contribution
Ardno Cottage is a wonderful place for both couples and families to sneak away from the rat race. The cottage itself is located with beautiful views across Loch Fyne and only a short walk from the shore. There are a number of beautify walks that you can do from the cottage - both along the shoreline and surrounding the property. For the more adventurous there are also any number of places to go walking and exploring within a short drive. The cottage is comfortable and warm and is is well equipped with a wood burner, TV/DVD and good heating if the weather is bad. For those like us that love eating out and discovering good food there is the Loch Fyne Fish restaurant (the original one) just a 15 min drive away as well as the Loch Fyne brewery which is well worth a visit. Further down the loch there are some great pubs/restaurants and for the really adventurous head out past Lochgillpead to the Killberry Inn (http://www.kilberryinn.com) and discover something just a little bit special overlooking the Inner Hebrides.
Visited August 2012 Travelled as a couple
Written May 31, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

976George
976George
Lewes, United Kingdom
We spent the week with friends and family in this cottage. It sleeps 5 adults comfortably or 4 adults and some children. It is recently painted and updated so it's very comfortable with all amenities. Lovely log fire and great walks around the cottage to make the most of the views. Loch side activities a plenty and local pubs and shops nearby. Looking at when we can book it again soon!
Visited October 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written April 30, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Cooker
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
  • Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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