Springburn Cottage

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At a Glance
Sleeps 5
Open Fire/Burner
Washing Machine
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. The local shop is one mile down the road and a pub and tennis courts are one and a half miles away.
  • 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

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)

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.


Welcome and relaxing holiday
4.3/5 Upfront Review Stayed Jul 2019
What a lovely cottage! Val gave us a warm welcome, and showed us around Springburn Cottage, including the children's playroom. This is a very pretty location in Argyll with local facilities to suit everyday needs - and the quiet to enjoy it. The kitchen is well suited to self-catering, although there are plenty of local eating spots. The large bedrooms allowed a good night's sleep on comfy beds. We didn't need to use the washing machine and tumble drier, but for a longer stay (or for walkers in poor weather) this would be a boon. This was our second holiday in Strachur, and I am sure we will be back at Springburn Cottage soon.

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