Strontoiller cottage sits at the head of the beautiful and mythical Glen Lonan, close to the harbour town of Oban.
Adjacent to the farmhouse, with its own entrance and private terrace garden, this charming renovated cottage is an idyllic retreat for couples wanting to relax in beautiful, unspoilt Highland surroundings.
The welcoming interior is bright and airy whilst also feeling cosy and homely. The open plan living room with its tall picture windows, heated stone floor and inviting wood stove is perfect for quiet evenings or a romantic meal for two. The bright and stylish king size bedroom has a sense of space and calm created by the high vaulted ceiling and skylights, as well as a glazed door which opens onto the terrace - perfect for enjoying morning coffee. The double sofa-bed will, by request, accommodate two further guests.
Known as the ‘Valley of the Kings’, Glen Lonan is a jewel in the Crown of Argyll. Littered with Neolithic and Bronze Age heritage, including Lorn’s only stone circle at Strontoiller and the 13ft Clach N Carraig standing stone which marks the grave of the enigmatic, warrior-hero Diarmid, Glen Lonan was also the route through which the funeral processions of Scotland’s medieval monarchs passed on their final journey from Scone to burial on the island of Iona. A lingering sense of timelessness and history remains. The quiet, single-track Glen road, which is part of the National Cycle route 78 Caledonia Way, follows the river through a peaceful, mountain landscape where iconic Highland Cattle gently plod next to soaring eagles, hen harriers, merlins and plentiful deer. It is a place of outstanding scenic beauty and mystical charm.
There are endless walks to be discovered right from the doorstop and many wonderful panoramic views across the glen to Mull in the West and the mighty peaks of Ben Cruachan in the East. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day on the shoreline of beautiful Loch Nell just a short walk from the cottage or climb the hills of Glen Lonan. This magical area is home to amazing wildlife including red squirrels, otters and pine marten and is a haven for the enthusiastic birdwatcher with a huge variety of species including many birds of prey (in particular golden and white-tailed sea eagles) and the beautiful black grouse.
Private fishing available on request - 2 lochs with brown trout.
Oban, not only known as the “Gateway to the Isles”, with ferries to Mull, Iona and the Inner Hebrides, but also the “Seafood Capital of Scotland” is just 10 minutes drive away. There are many excellent day trips to enjoy including the isle of Kerrera, Taynuilt’s Bonawe Iron Furnace, the most complete charcoal fuelled ironworks in Britain, Inverawe Smokehouse & Country Park, Oban Distillery, the historic Kilmartin Glen & Museum, plus various beautiful gardens, several golf courses, glorious beaches and historic castles. Ben Cruachan (3695ft), the local Munro, attracts the keen climber or you can even venture inside and witness the astounding engineering work that created a hydro power station in the Hollow Mountain!
|Strontoiller Cottage||£400 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.