Springburn Cottage

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At a Glance
Sleeps 5
Wood Burner
Washing Machine
Central Heating
Pets - Not Allowed
The Property
Springburn Cottage is full of character and history – George Bernard Shaw stayed here. Built in 1898 this adorable cottage is located in the Highland village of Strachur on the banks of Loch Fyne in Argyll, it’s been lovingly restored and is full of country charm.

The living room is warm and inviting with a fireplace and wooden floors. The country kitchen/dining is a lovely space area with a beamed ceiling and a quarry-tiled floor. The bathroom and utility room are also downstairs. There’s a steep staircase to first floor where there are two spacious double bedrooms, one with an ornamental fireplace and a sofa-bed (for +one).

Ground floor:
Living room with open fireplace
Beamed kitchen/dining area, ornamental fireplace, quarry-tiled floor
Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.
Utility room

First floor:
Two double bedrooms, Velux windows, one with ornamental fireplace, sofa-bed (for +1)

The cottage is in the grounds of the owners’ home, but has its own sitting-out area with with outdoor furniture. The gardens are well manicured and the views are simply marvellous.

The cottage is just 100 metres from Loch Fyne's beach. There’s plenty to do, from walking to boating to fishing. It's also well placed to explore the rest of this lovely part of the west coast of Scotland.  
In the peaceful village of Strachur you will find a local store, cafe, just one mile away.  The local pub and tennis courts are one and a half miles away. Within an easy driving distance visit historic Inveraray and discover the magnificent Inveraray Castle. 

An ideal location to experience what this wonderful region has to offer; loch views, local fresh produce, walking tracks, local attractions, fishing and so much more.  Visit Loch Fyne Oysters and Fyne Ales Brewery, both located at the head of Loch Fyne.
Located on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park the area is a haven for wildlife with red squirrels, deers, porpoise and seals. An ideal location for those with a love of sailing, fishing, or those who will simply enjoy the natural beauty in this magical place. 
Explore further afield to Argyll's Secret Coast or take the ferry to the Isle of Bute to visit Mount Stuart. It's also an easy day trip to Oban, one of the seafood capitals of Scotland or to Kilmartin Glen, another historic region full of Scottish history.
Car Parking: Car parking is available at the cottage.
Stair Access: Note the bedrooms are accessed by a staircase to the upper floor. 

Rules:  No smoking. Sorry no pets allowed.
Safety Features: Smoke alarm, Fire extinguisher, Fire blanket.

  • Open fire – initial logs included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric blankets
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV (extra portable TV on request)
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Garden with sitting-out area and furniture
  • Parking (3 cars)
  • Toys and board games
  • Outdoor table tennis table
  • No smoking
  • NB: Adjacent fenced stream
  • Sorry no pets
  • Housekeeping Security Deposit £100, pre-authorised by credit card prior to arrival.

Springburn Cottage
Strathlachlan, Strachur
PA27 8BZ

Directions and full address to be advised in Key & Arrival Instructions after final balance is paid.

Strachur, in a beautiful area of Argyll, is a small fishing village with a few local amenities and the world famous Creggans Hotel just down the road. The larger town of Dunoon is only 20 miles away for that bit of shopping. Alternatively if you are looking for a day out in Argyll, the Arrocher Alps and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are all within easy reach by car. With so many places of interest, luxury accommodation and stunning views over Loch Fyne, Springburn cottage really is the perfect getaway in Argyll.

Springburn Cottage, Strachur, is only 1 hour 20 minutes from the centre of Glasgow and 2 hours 20 minutes to Edinburgh.

The village of Strachur, in the Cowal Peninsula of Argyll, lies on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, in the Firth of Clyde. It is 20 miles north of Dunoon and 21 miles from Inveraray.

From Glasgow and Edinburgh take the M8 to the Erskine Bridge,the A82 via Loch Lomondside, continue through Tarbet (A83), turning southwards onto the A815 at the foot of the Rest and Be Thankful. Springburn cottage is 11 miles from this junction.

Or, by Gourock car ferry across the Clyde to Dunoon, following the A815 north to Strachur.

Western Ferries (McInroy's Point, Gourock to Hunter's Quay, Dunoon)

Lovely Area
4.5/5 Upfront Reviews - June 2024
Had a lovely stay at Springburn cottage.
Welcomed by Val who had kindly left wine, chocolate and flowers for us. Perfect place, lovely and quiet and cottage had everything we needed.
Great advice from the owner on local places of interest etc.
Fantastic area to visit. Please come and stay here, you will not be dissapointed!
Second Stay at a Beautiful Location
5/5 Star Upfront Reviews - September 2023
This is our second stay at the cottage but for a wee bit longer as we enjoyed it so much the first time. The setting is gorgeous with only a minutes walk to the lovely shore of Loch Fyne. There is so much to do in the area & the cottage provides a perfect location to explore at a very reasonable price. Comfortable, clean with suitable facilities with a country cottage feel. As always Val is on hand with advice if required & generous offers.
As always we are looking forward to making another return visit next year.

A lovely cottage in a beautiful location

5/5 Star Upfront Reviews - June 2023

We had a fabulous few days at Springburn Cottage, which has all the facilities anyone would need and is very quiet and peaceful. Mrs Neville is extremely welcoming and friendly. The location is stunning, on the banks of Loch Fyne. There is a general store at the Post Office, within a few minutes drive. Just beware of the midges and take plenty of insect repellent and bite cream!! Citronella candles are a must when sitting outside in the evenings!!


AirBnB Review - August 2022
We had a wonderful stay - the house is very nice and lovingly decorated, everything you need is available. The view through the kitchen window into the garden is more beautiful than some pictures. You can do a lot in the area, it is Argyll and Scotland as you love them. Thank you very much for the wonderful stay!

"Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Aufenthalt bei Val - das Haus ist sehr schön und liebevoll eingerichtet, alles, was man braucht, ist vorhanden. Der Blick durch das Küchenfenster in den Garten ist schöner als manches Bild. Man kann sehr viel in der Umgebung unternehmen, es ist Argyll und Schottland, wie man sie liebt. Vielen vielen Dank für den wunderbaren Aufenthalt!"


A second visit to Springburn Cottage

4.7/5 Upfront Reviews April 2022
This is a comfortable house with a log fire and all amenities. we were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed our stay as much as the first time.



Oct 2021
The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the area. It suited all our needs. The steep stairs may be a challenge for elderly people, but it is in an ideal location for relaxation. The host was very friendly and helpful with lots of useful local knowledge.

Gorgeous place

Sept 2021
Lovely little cottage. I marked it down on comfort simply cause my 6 foot + husband was to tall for the beds. Place would benefit from a welcome folder including things like local supermarkets and petrol stations (just a suggestion) but honestly, we couldn’t be made more welcome.


A perfect location for exploring the area

Sept 2021
We had a lovely stay in this peaceful, cosy cottage. Val the owner was very welcoming and helpful with local knowledge.



Fantastic location for discovering Argyll and Bute

Aug 2021
Cottage was situated just at the outskirts of Strachur which was perfect as Loch Fyne was just the place we wanted to visit. It was our second trip to the area and definitely the best. It is self catering option but there is plenty opportunities to dine outside so unless you are picky there is always somewhere to eat if local cuisine is your thing. Lots of hiking trails, even for families with kids, starting with Inveraray and ending with adventurous climb on top of the Creagan an Eich.
Hosts are very welcoming and helpful, gave us great overview of what is in the area, even places we would never thought visiting. Cottage is neat and tidy, hidden well from the road so you don't even notice anything at all. Stone throw away distance from the Loch is perfect opportunity to walk to the Inn along the shore - you never know what you can find.
I fully recommend this place.




August 2021
A lovely, pretty little cottage in a great location and only 100 metres or so from the loch, where we swam twice a day. Benefits from having the owner next door, who was helpful and friendly throughout. Smelt of damp a bit in the lounge and there is not a lot of amenities close by, with the best beaches and walks half an hour drive, though there is a great pub close. All in all, well worth the money and I would go back.



Great Cottage in a Fantastic Location

June 2021
We had a great week's stay at Springburn. Val was very welcoming when we arrived with suggestions of places to eat and visit. All of which we did and she was spot on with the recommendations. The cottage is really cosy, comfortable and very well equipped. The loch side is just over the road and it was nice to sit there in the evenings after dinner to watch the sun go down over the mountains. I would definitely recommend to anyone to stay here. Thanks Val for a great week and see you soon.


Pretty Cottage in lovely setting

4.5/5 Upfront Review Stayed Aug 2020
Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. The owner gave us lots of tips on places to go which was very useful.


Gorgeous property
5/5  VRBO Review Stayed Aug 2020
Charming, comfortably furnished & decorated country cottage was perfect for a week's get away. Val, the owner, couldn't have been more kind or helpful.

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