A large, detached property overlooking Loch Riddon on the Cowal Peninsula.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With open fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Sun room/dining room: With vaulted ceiling and beams.
Kitchen area: With electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, dressing area, Freeview TV and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 4: With bunk bed (for children).
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Underfloor air heat recovery system (radiators on the first floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Cot, highchair and stairgate.
Enclosed garden with decking, garden furniture and BBQ. Boat mooring available on request. Private parking for 3 cars, car port area for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The property is only suitable for a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children.
The Dutchmans is a stunning, detached property situated on the quiet coastal road overlooking Loch Riddon on the Cowal Peninsula. This spectacular self catering cottage has lovely views over the sea loch and surrounding hills from all main rooms. It has been finished to a very good standard with solid oak floors downstairs and oak finishes throughout. The cottage has a state of the art air heat recovery system supplying the underfloor heating and a heat recovery ventilation system. The main living space is open plan combining the living, dining and kitchen areas into a fantastic living space for all the family to gather. The living room has two large windows ensuring guests can enjoy a great view when relaxing and a wonderful open fire with oak mantle piece. The kitchen is fully fitted and includes a large, wooden family dining table. Downstairs has a spacious double bedroom with dressing area, TV, DVD player and an en-suite. Upstairs has three further bedrooms all with loch views. The shoreline is accessed via the other side of the quiet country lane and a canoe or kayak can be easily launched from here. A boat mooring is available on request to the owner and boats can be launched locally. Fishing is available from the rocky shoreline.
The wildlife here is fantastic; even from the comfort of the cottage one can see a variety of bird life, especially at low tide when a large sandbank is exposed. Otters have regularly been spotted in front of the house. Seals and gannets are also regular visitors. The Dutchmans is a great base from which to explore this stunningly beautiful area and to sample the wide range of activities on offer. The Argyll Forest, part of the simply gorgeous Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, is on the doorstep and has numerous forest tracks, marked walks, cycle ways and wonderful waterfalls to explore. Walkers should seek out the Cowal Way, a long distance walk running from Portavadie to Arrochar. A number of public gardens are located in the area such as Ardkinglas, Crarae and Benmore Botanic Gardens with its avenue of giant Redwood trees. There are 3 golf courses available locally and many opportunities for a spot of fishing. At Colintraive there is a short ferry crossing over to the picturesque Isle of Bute and a visit to the fabulous Victorian Gothic Mount Stuart House is a must. Tighnabruaich has a sailing school and a selection of small shops. Dunoon has a good centre for shopping, leisure facilities and a small cinema. Inveraray is also a great day out with the Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll and the 19th century Inveraray Jail both well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
The Dutchmans can be booked together with Inveruel (UK5067) to accommodate up to 18 guests.