Cedar Cottage

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At a Glance
Sleeps 5
Dog Friendly
Log Cabin/Lodge
Washing Machine
The Property
Cedar Cottage is a charming Scottish self-catering holiday cottage set in a stunning location nearby Benmore Botanic Gardens, gateway to the Argyll Forest Park.

Nestled in a quiet and peaceful location this three bedroom retreat is perfect for families or couples wanting to enjoy a relaxed, treasured getaway.

This newly refurbished cottage is bright and spacious with a touch of Scottish charm. Filled with comfortable and contemporary furnishings the open plan living area features a Smart TV and large windows overlooking your private garden.The dining room leads to an inviting conservatory, a quiet sunny area to relax with views over the enclosed garden.

The kitchen is modern and well equipped, complete with a breakfast area, an electric double oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. From the kitchen there is a porch area at the entrance and an extra toilet.

The master bedroom is both spacious and bright with fabulous views over Benmore mountains. The twin bedroom has views over the garden, and the single bedroom is suitable for an adult or child. The family bathroom features a bath, shower, basin and WC.
Bed linen included. Towels not supplied.

The outside is a haven to explore, with a large rear garden. The nearby mountain views are stunning, with outdoor furniture you can enjoy this wonderful area on lazy, sunny afternoons.
Dunoon is located only 11kms away with local shops, pubs and cafes. Convenience shop 0.5km from the cottage for everyday provisions.

Cedar Cottage is an ideal base to explore the Cowal Peninsula for walks, fishing and visiting the many surrounding attractions. Or you may simply take time out to enjoy the location with Benmore Botanic Gardens and Cafe, historic Kilmun and magical Pucks Glen nearby.  The area is one big outdoor playground, take your pick from walking, cycling, sailing, fishing, golfing, windsurfing and more.
Explore further afield to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Argyll's Secret Coast, take the ferry to the Isle of Bute to visit Mount Stuart, or visit historic Inveraray. It's also an easy day trip to Oban, one of the seafood capitals of Scotland.
Glasgow is just over an hour away via the Western Ferries or two hours by road via Loch Lomond.

Dogs Welcome: One small to medium well behaved dog is very welcome, fees apply £4.00 per night. Must be pre-booked and advised.
Car Parking: There is a free private car parking space for two cars in front of the cottage. 
Note: Towels are not supplied.
Rules: No smoking. No hen, stag or similar parties.
Safety Features: Smoke alarm, fire extingisher, fire banket.



  • Scenic quiet location
  • Local wildlife close to botanical gardens
  • Outdoor enclosed garden and furniture
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the cottage.
  • Smart TV suitable for watching Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.
  • Gas central heating
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Electric cooker with double oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Washing machine
  • Linen supplied
  • Towels not included.
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Games & books
  • 3rd bedroom has a single bed
  • Private parking area for three cars.
  • Small to medium dog welcome. £4 per night max 1 dog
  • Convenience shop 0.5km from the cottage
  • No hen or stag parties, over 21's only.
  • Good Housekeeping Deposit £150 (PRE AUTHORISED ONLY)
Cedar Cottage
PA23 8QT
Directions and full address to be advised in Key & Arrival Instructions after final balance is paid.
Rashfield is a picturesque hamlet on the Cowal Peninsula, situated between Loch Eck and the head of Holy Loch, in Argyll and Bute, West of Scotland. The gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Approximately 5 miles to Dunoon town centre.
After crossing on the ferry turn right from the ferry terminal and follow the road until you come to a T junction at Sandbank.

Turn right and continue on this road (A815 signposted for Glasgow).
After passing the Cot House Service Station look out for houses on left hand side of the road after sweeping bend. Turn left at first junction and the cottage is first on left. Cedar Lodge sign on the gate. Drive into garden and private parking for 3 cars.

Driving from Strachur please pass Puck's glen car park on the left hand side. keep eye open for houses on right hand side. Turn right at 1st junction and Cedar Cottage is first on left. Cedar Lodge sign on the gate. Drive into garden and private parking for 3 cars.

Superb Stay
5/5 Star Upfront Reviews - October 2023
My brothers and I had a fantastic time at Cedar Cottage, the host Lill was delightful and nothing too much trouble.
The location is perfect for everything Loch Lomond National Park has to offer.
The rooms were all spotless and the conservatory was a real sun trap even in late September.
Lovely holiday
4.8/5 Star Upfront Reviews - June 2023
We had a very pleasant stay at Cedar Lodge. It was very clean and comfortable and a great base to explore the Cowal Peninsula. Our dog really enjoyed the spacious and secure back garden as well.
A peaceful haven
5/5 Star Upfront Reviews - June 2023
Cedar Cottage is situated in an idyllic setting. The cottage is very comfortable with excellent decor and well equipped. There were welcoming gifts on arrival which went down very well with the family. I would certainly recommend this cottage as holiday accommodation.

Christmas at Cedar

5/5 Upfront Reviews - December 2022

We stayed at Cedar Cottage over Christmas 2022. The weather was typically Scottish but the cottage was warm and cosy. It had everything we needed for a quiet, peaceful break.
The cottage is deceptively spacious and is located in a stunning part of the country. It has easy access to many country walks yet is only 10 mins from nearby Dunoon.
We have stayed in many cabins/lodges over the last few years and this is one of the best.
A special mention about the owner, Lil.
She left us a pesonalised Christmas card, wine, cheese, milk, chutney and oatcakes for our arrival and made us feel very welcome.
We look forward to a return visit.


Favourite Place
5/5 Upfront Reviews - July 2022

Location is perfect and property is ideal for a family.

Great communication.

This is our third stay and will be back again.


5 Night break

5/5 Upfront Reviews - June 2022
Cottage was beautiful, very clean with every mod con and more. It is very spacious and the garden is very enclosed and safe. Lil who owns the cottage is lovely and there if needed (lives next door)for anything at all.
I would recommend this cottage to all- couples and families.
We would definitely return.


Great accommodation
4.8/5 Upfront Reviews - June 2022

Had a recent short stay in Argyll and the accommodation at Cedar Cottage was lovely. Light, airey and spacious, with a great garden. Just needed a coat and shoe rack area really. The kitchen is well stocked. Lillian, the owner, was very friendly. You do need a car here - it is a distance to get to shops/food eateries. Perfect for those who like peace and quiet.


Dog friendly break

Sept 2021
Beautiful spacious property with all the facilities guests need. Ample parking and lovely garden
Plenty of forest walks nearby but unfortunately need a car to reach them as main road too busy to walk along


Fantastic Cottage, home from home.

August 2021

What a fantastic place, Cedar Cottage is. I can absolutely recommend it. The place is kept meticulously clean, with all furnishings in excellent order. This has to be one, if not the best holiday accommodation we as a family we have stayed in, of which there has been many. Lil the owner who lives next door (separate detached house) was a very hospitable owner, excellent communication via email before our stay, introduced herself the second day and was available by phone had we needed her, we didn’t. But she didn’t intrude we still felt we had our privacy. She very generously left us gifts for our kids plus snacks, milk, butter and wine! Really above and beyond. Lil with prior agreement came in and changed the bedding after our first week, which I was very impressed by, as this is not the normal in Scotland!
The garden was a lovely peaceful, private space, I particularly liked the very comfortable sun lounger chairs as we had some gorgeous weather so it was lovely to sit out and enjoy it. The only thing I would change is the shower over the bath, my 6ft 4” son really struggled to fit under the shower, as it was fixed one, also those with mobility issues may struggle to step up into the bath. But these are just minor personal preferences. I found the decor nice and neutral and the furniture comfortable.
The area that Cedar Cottage is in is truly beautiful. We loved Puck’s Glen, Benmore Gardens and Inveraray. We particularly enjoyed having Sheila’s Diner just down the road, which was great for breakfasts. Next to it the garage that sold most items we needed. All in all we had a fantastic holiday.
Thank you Lil, we will definitely return.
The Macdonalds


A great stay

Aug 2021
Thank you Lil for a lovely time -Cottage was super clean and comfortable as always..................


We had a lovely stay in Argyll.

May/June 2021

We really enjoyed the house. It was very clean and plenty big enough for the five of us. The garden was lovely to. We were very lucky with the weather too. A lovely area. We enjoyed quad biking, treezone, beaches, lovely local walks and climbing a Munroe. Would definitely recommend
Date of arrival - 29 May 2021 


5 star upfront review April 2021

Family break
We were looking for a cosy cottage with a good garden for the kids and dog and great local walks. With Cedar cottage that’s exactly what we got! The garden is amazing the kids played for hours. The cottage was lovely and comfortable. Lovely touches like wine and biscuits left by hosts. If staying here Pucks Glen is a must, lovely very scenic walk up a gorge with the most beautiful waterfalls. Local service stations is amazing, very well stocked with everything you could need, even a good selection of kids toys and activities. Botanic gardens are gorgeous and within walking distance too. We were sad to leave. Lovely family break thanks Lil


Excellent stay

Oct 2020
Last minute getaway and had lovely stay here after original accommodation cancelled - which turned out to be a bonus - close to the botanic gardens and 5 minutes from Dunoon.
Very comfortable and spacious - bigger than the photos show.
Excellent customer service. - especially when we got a puncture- very helpful in organising help


5 Star Upfront Review Sept 2020 
Cedar Cottage is located around 5 miles north of Dunoon. The cottage provides excellent accommodation in a great setting. It is a very quiet and peaceful location with lovely gardens and ample parking and is ideally located for various ventures whether it be walking, fishing, driving or just relaxing. The Owner, Lil, makes every effort to ensure your stay is great and of course safe, in the current climate. I have nothing but praise for the entire set up. Well organised and managed. Highly recommended!


Cedar cottage August 2020
This lovely cottage met all our needs, perfect, can’t wait to return for another visit. Owners live right next door so no problem getting in touch for help, lovely hosts.


10th of Sept 2019

Thank you for providing a beautiful,comfortable,safe and relaxing place to experience the Southern Highlands and country side.
The hiking was amazing, the people, Inverarary Castle SO COOL!! We will be back to stay and explore.
Beth Healy, Naples, Florida USA.

Cedar Cottage at Rashfield

5 STAR review May 2019

What a fantastic experience this was, from start to finish. The owners, Lil and Jack are lovely people, and they bent every which way to make our stay a delight. The Lodge is much larger than expected, beautifully equipped and spotlessly maintained. It's set in its own grounds, which featured spectacular rhododendron blossoms when we arrived in late May. This is definitely a must for a return visit!


Get Away

4.7/5 star upfront review April 2019

Great opportunity for a family holiday in a semi-rural environment. Easy access to Dunoon, Pucks Glen and Benmore. If we come back to Dunoon, this is definitely a place we will be considering again!


Cedar Cottage is a beautiful cottage set in a stunning location that is ideal for getting around.

5 star Upfront review March 2019

We stayed there for 3 nights in March and Cedar Cottage was absolutely perfect .Lil and Jack were so welcoming , friendly and helpful , you could not ask for better hosts . The cottage was spotless and so cosy and warm. It is very spacious with everything you could ever need . There was absolutely nothing that was not provided . The bed was so comfortable with excellent quality linen. It was so peaceful and private . The garden was excellent for our little dog and is enclosed. We walked to Pucks Glen in a few minutes , so it is in an ideal location. We had a great time there and would definitely go back again. Lil and Jack had left us a beautiful , handmade welcome gift which has pride of place in our home.

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