Teal Cottage

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At a Glance
Sleeps 4
Wood Burner
Sea/Loch View
Dog Friendly
EV Charging
The Property
Teal Cottage is a country style self catering holiday cottage set in picturesque Glendarual on Argyll's Secret Coast. The cottage nestles on the shore of Loch Riddon, a spectacular sea loch. The property is in one of the most the scenic locations in Cowal Pennsula, with picture postcard views.
Centrally heated and with log burning stove, perfect for all seasons.

Spacious and light Teal Cottage has been warmly decorated to create a comfortable living space. Featuring an open living room with a cosy log burner and wonderful views across the loch. At the rear of the house there are two bedrooms, one twin and one double, each with bathroom/ shower en suite.
There’s a well-equipped kitchen with a country flair to cook up delicious meals to serve up over the lovely large dining table.  

For your convenience there is a utility room, walk in shower room and another outside door, serviced by a ramp for wheelchairs
To the right is the sitting room with a log burner and wonderful views across the loch. At the back of the house are two bedrooms, one twin and one double, each with bathroom/ shower en suite.

The garden is filled with roses and flowers in the Spring and Summer, is fenced and gated creating a safe environment for children. The views from the gardens are simply stunning.

Teal Cottage is a welcoming holiday cottage that sits right on the shore of Loch Riddon, a spectacular sea loch, nearby Tighnabruaich and Glendarual, Argyll. The property makes the most of its scenic location. This is an area of stunning natural beauty, with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. Only six miles away discover the coastal village of Tighnabruaich where you will find local arts and crafts, cafes and welcoming pubs. 
There are short ferry trips nearby to the fishing village of Tarbert or take a ferry to the Isle of Bute with its historic and grandeaur gothic house Mount Stuart, both great day trips out.

Dog Policy: You well behaved dog is welcome, maximum two only, free of charge. 
Car Parking:  Private carparking is available for two cars. For electric cars the nearest public charging point to us is in Tighnabruaich, 7 miles away.
Extra Notes:  Fishing is available on the owners private stretch of river. Rods are available if required. The owners are happy to assist and advise on the many outdoor activities surrounding this spectacular region.
One of two stunning Self Catering Properties - located on the shore of Loch Riddon, a scenic sea loch on the Cowal Peninsula of Argyll. Adjacent to Shelduck Cottage, note both cottages can be taken together to offer accommodation for up to 10.
  • Shore front location
  • Porch over looking loch
  • 2 Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Log Burning Stove
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room
  • Cooking by electricity, oil-fired central heating plus stove.
  • Wheelchair access
  • Central Heating throughout
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Towels and bed linen provided.
  • Pets welcome included in price.
  • Car parking.
  • For electric cars the nearest public charging point to us is in Tighnabruaich, 7 miles away.
  • Enclosed garden ideal for children.
  • Fishing on owners private stretch of river.
  • Rods available.
Teal Cottage
Glendaruel, Colintraive
Argyll PA22 3AF
Directions and full address to be advised in Key & Arrival Instructions after final balance is paid.
Glendaruel is a picturesque glen in the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll to the north of Loch Riddon. The valley’s main settlement is Clachan of Glendaruel and it is occupied by the River Ruel.
For anyone with an interest in local history, pay a visit to Kilmodan Church - you may notice that it has three separate entrances, each leading to its own gallery. As local legend goes, this was designed so that the three local rivalling Campbell families from Glendaruel, Ormidale and Colintraive could all visit the kirk without having to speak to each other! You can also see ancient carved stones, thought to date from the 14th and 15th century.
Subject to traffic, the cottage is about 90 minutes drive from the centre of Glasgow, 80 minutes from Glasgow Airport.
By ferry: There are two regular car ferry services across the Clyde from Gourock ( half an hour on the M8 from Glasgow) to Dunoon. The Calmac ferry links with trains from Glasgow, but if you are coming by car, Western Ferries is probably the better option with, at peak times, 4 ferries running per hour. We are approximately 17 miles from Dunoon, taking the B836 through Glen Lean and then the A8003 towards Tighnabruaich- the cottages are one and a half miles from that turning.

By road: Cross the Clyde on the Erskine Bridge (3 miles from Glasgow Airport on the M8) and take the A82 alongside Loch Lomond to Tarbet then over the ’Rest and Be Thankful’ (the A83) ) before turning left onto the A815, sign-posted Dunoon. At the village of Strachur turn right onto the A886 and after 15 miles, just after the Clachan of Glendaruel, turn right again onto the A8003. We are located one and a half miles from that junction.

Long weekend
5/5 Stars Upfront Reviews - June 2024
Andrew and Shiela were lovely hosts who made us feel very welcome indeed and went out of their way to make our stay memorable.. We had a lovely long weekend in Teal cottage; a perfect mix of very comfortable, spacious and very well appointed accommodation with everything we would need, and more. The view and the location of Teal cottage is so serene and beautiful and it is fascinating to see the sea loch quietly ebb and flow. Our chocolate lab was in heaven, with the lovely enclosed garden. The cottage itself is also perfectly situated for exploring the Cowell peninsula - our first visit here ( a gorgeous , unspoilt and tranquil part of the world). We can’t wait to come back to both the cottage and the region for a longer stay in the near future.
Perfect cottage in wonderful location
5/5 Stars Upfront Reviews - July 2023
Andrew and Sheila could not have done more to ensure that our stay was perfect. Perfect cottage for 4 and plenty of space for our two dogs who were made to feel very welcome. Felt totally at home. Splendid views across the loch and so much wildlife and birds to observe including white tailed eagles. We will definitely be back.

Sublime location, exuding peace.

5/5 Upfront Reviews June 2023

A very well-equipped, comfortable house, spacious and easy to feel at home. We especially enjoyed the good quality cotton sheets, and the 3 bathrooms! The view is spectacular.


Stunning Scottish Retreat

4.5 Upfront Reviews August 2022

Teal Cottage was just lovely. The setting was second to none. A truly beautiful location and perfect for a holiday to restore your equilibrium. The cottage had everything that you would need on holiday and our hosts were very generous, providing us with freshly caught Mackerel on our first day. We would definitely visit again.


The location is out of this world with so many wonderful views and beautiful places to visit.
5 star review Vrbo March 2022

This is a very well stocked property with everything you could need. It is a little 'tired' in that it does need some redecoration. it is spacious yet compact. The location is out of this world with so many wonderful views and beautiful places to visit. I loved the ferry connections with other parts of Argyll and the islands.


Fantastic functional and stylish.
5 star review Vrbo Feb 2022

Lovely lochside location. You can spend hours just looking out of the window. Very cosy and warm. Owners were very friendly and helpful and we look forward to coming back with friends in the future.


Teal is the real deal
Dec 2021
This was our first visit to Argyll and Bute, it will not be our last. The cottage was perfectly situated for exploring the Secret Argyll Coast close to the ferries to Bute and Kintyre and situated on Loch Riddon on the Kyles of Bute. Stunning scenery. The cottage has two bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and an excellent kitchen. The cosy log burner and central heating make the cottage comfortable even in Winter. Andrew the owner was the perfect host and extremely welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend.


Comfy Cottage
Oct 2021
We enjoyed our stay at Teal Cottage, the hosts were welcoming and the location great.
We slept well.


Comfy cottage
July 2021
Cottage very comfortable and gardens lovely with great views. Hosts considerate and helpful. Wildlife on your doorstep and lots to explore.


Relaxing late summer stay
Sept 2020
Teal Cottage is a pretty, very comfortable cottage with beautiful views of the loch and hills right from the lounge and kitchen windows. A great base for exploring Cowal, Kintyre and the surrounding areas with a whole variety of walks including coastal, mountains and glens. We had a wonderful stay here and received a warm and friendly welcome from our hosts. Highly recommended.

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