The Coach House

Self Catering

Otterburn Villa, Shore Road, Blairmore, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8TJ

    2 bedrooms ● Sleep 4 ● Wi-Fi with SMART TV ● Loch View ● Optional Hot Tub ● Pet free ● Short breaks welcome ● Ideal for romantic breaks & special occasions


    2 bedrooms ● Sleep 4 ● Wi-Fi • SMART TV ● Loch View ● Modern & Contemporary ● Pet free ● Hot Tub - Optional ● Ideal for romantic breaks & special occasion

    The property

    The Coach House at Otterburn, Blairmore is truly something special. It's the definition of contemporary. The interiors are of a modern design with smooth, polished surfaces, clean lines and an uncluttered look. The overall feeling is of space and comfort with the focus on colour, texture, furniture and lighting.

    Access to the Coach House is via the shared driveway of Otterburn Villa, both of which are listed buildings. Upon entering Coach House you are immeduately in the state-of-the-art kitchen area which also has a dining table for 4. The Pro Norm kitchen is from a leading German designer, individually made for The Coach House and is equipped with Bosch appliances. The kitchen opens up to a lower level lounge where there is seating for 6, SMART TV and views to the loch via the folding glass doors which can be fully opened.  FREE WiFi is available shared from Otterburn House. A great deal of thought has gone into the fixtures and fittings throughout the house with lighting from Tom Dixon and Flos and with furniture that matches the rest of the asthetic. The house is always warm and cosy due to the underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and radiators on the upper level. There are loch views from the lounge and the upstairs twin bedroom. Outside there is patio furniture for your own use and shared access to the large grass lawn adjacent to the holiday home. It even has it's own waterfall.

    Interior light was an integral element in the design philosophy. This is apparent when you look up through the glass landing, which is also the glass floor for the upper level and which links upstairs bedrooms and bathroom. Large Velux windows in both bedrooms, in the bathroom and above the stair, flood the property with light. The second floor is accessed via a bespoke, hand made oak staircase. There you will find a double bedroom to the rear with views over the garden and a twin bedroom to the front with loch views. The bathroom has a deep bath perfect for relaxing in as well as a large rainwater shower head with separate body spray.

    The village of Blairmore is located on the Cowal Peninsula on the western shore of Loch Long. It is between the villages of Strone to the south and Ardnetinny to the north. Built largely during the Victorian era there are a number of impressive villas all placed to make the most of the delightful views of the First of Clyde down to Cloch Point. There is a pier which welcomes the MV Waverely, the worlds last fully working paddle steamer, when it calls in regularly during its Clyde excursions in the summer. The esplanade along the loch side is perfect for strolling and enjoying the scenery, the ever changing light, birdlife and watching whats happening on the loch. Bring your bikes for easy cycling on quiet roads. There is a gallery and cafe nearby in the village as well as a choice of places to eat and dine in the area.

    The Cowal Peninsula is an unspoilt area offering touring on quiet roads. Head north to Ardkinglas House, Loch Fyne and Inveraray, West to the Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich and Portavadie for a day trip by ferry to Tarbert on the Mull of Kintyre, South to Dunoon and then over the scenic hill road by Loch Striven to the ferry to the Isle of Bute. There are many marked walking trails in the area and the Ardentinny to Carrick Castle path has wonderful view looking north up Loch Goil from the highest part. Right on our doorstep in Blairmore is Quadmania which offers quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and archery all year round.

    The Coach House offers you as relaxing a break as you wish, or you can head out and explore knowing that you have a truly special place to return to later in the day.

    Arrive any day. Stay a week or come for a short break. Minimum stay is 3 nights.

    Bedrooms and bathroom

    Bedroom 1: Upstairs - Double
    Bedroom 2: Upstairs - Twin with loch view
    Bathroom with shower over bath / WC


    • Wi-Fi 
    • Hot Tub - Optional - see below
    • Towels included
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Smart TV & DVD player
    • Sonos - a HiFi wireless speaker controlled by an app on your smart phone that allows you to stream your digital music collection, or digital radio straight, to the speaker
    • Parking for 1 car by the cottage
    • No smoking
    • Sorry - no pets allowed


    Hot Tub - Optional

    Adjacent to The Coach House is a 6 seater hot tub which comes with mood lighting. After your day spent walking or touring, this is the place to come back to and relax. The tub is indoors and is private. You have exclusive use of this facility during your hire period. The hot tub can be pre-booked as an optional extra: £100 up to 4 days or £150 for 5+ days


    Pubs & Restaurants

    • 1 mile to Strone Inn, Pub and check with them re evening food
    • 3 miles to the Pier Bistro. Dining room overlooking the Holy Loch
    • 8 miles to the Whistlefield Inn via Glen Finnart - scenic drive to reach an old coaching inn


    • 5 minutes to Quadmania which offers: Quad Biking over 2000 acres, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Archery. Phone: 01369 810289
    • Golf - Blairmore, Cowal and Innellan courses are all in the area
    • Kayaking - Beginners welcome. Based in Toward. Sea Kayak Argyll

    Shopping & Petrol

    • Mini-market - Cot House services - 4 miles
    • Supermarkets in Dunoon: Morrisons and the Co-Op
    • Nearest petrol station is Cot House Services - 4 miles

    General Info

    • Hunters Quay for Western Ferries - 14 miles - 18 min
    • Glasgow Airport 37 miles - 1 hr 25 min - via the ferry
    • Glasgow Airport 72 miles - 2 hr 5 min - via Loch Lomond by road

    Ferry & travel information

    An easy and fun way to arrive is via the frequent 20 minute Western Ferries trip from Gourock to Hunters Quay. Just turn up, no need to book. You can buy your ticket on board, but there is a real saving to be made if you stop before getting to the ferry at a newsagents on Shore Street called Pauls Food and Wine. Alternatively it is a scenic drive via the shores of Loch Lomond and over the Rest-and-be-Thankful viewpoint to arrive via the north of Cowal. 

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    The Coach House
    £100.00 per unit per night

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Private Bathroom
    • Towels Provided


    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Internet Access
    • Smoking Restricted

    Road Directions

    From Glasgow, follow the M8 for Greenock, then the A8 for Gourock. Take the A770 for Western Ferries, 2 miles beyond Gourock. 20 minute ferry trip. Take ferry, turn right onto the A815. Turn right at a T-junction for the A815; after 3 miles turn right for the A880 taking you to Kilmun, Strone and Blairmore (5 miles). 300 yards past the jetty in Blairmore village. Entrance sign for Otterburn.


    Alternative directions. From Glasgow, follow the M8 for Greenock. Take junction 30 for the Erskine Bridge and then the M898. Take the A82 for Crianlarich. At Tarbet, follow the A83, signposted for Campbeltown and turn left for the A815 for Dunoon. Turn left for A880 Ardentinny at Whistlefield and enjoy the wonderful glen road down to the shores of Loch Long. Follow the road down to Blairmore.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Dunoon Tourist Office take a taxi for Blairmore, Ardentinny, or 20 minute car ride.

    Getting there by railway:- From Glasgow Central take train for Gourock. Off train onto Caledonian Macbrayan ferry for Dunoon. Bus stand for Ardentinny. Get off at Blairmore.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Airport follow signs for M8 Greenock. Carry on for A8 Gourock. Through Gourock turn onto Western Ferrys at MacInroys Point ferry to Hunters Quay. Off ferry turn right for Sandbank. Turn right at T junction A815. Carry on for sign post Kilmun. A880 travel about 5 miles through Kilmun, Strone to Blairmore.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Dunoon stand at bus stand for Ardentinny. Get off at Blairmore.

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