About this listing
Extremely comfortable & peaceful cottage (self catering). Sitting room - wood burner & double bed & dining area. Double bedroom (as super-king bed or 2 singles). Luxury bathroom - roll top shower-bath. Kitchenette. [Minutes walk to The Oystercatcher Pub for superb food]. South facing garden & views over Loch Fyne and Otter Ferry bay. Wi Fi available, (but weak)
Further accommodation in the main farmhouse may be available.
The cottage is self contained, between the farmhouse courtyard and the garden. It is furnished for my family and friends so I've taken care to make it comfortable and warm.
You have private use of the cottage. Use of the garden is only shared if I am at home.
Interaction with guests
If I am at home in the main farm house I can offer further support to your stay, such as access to the washing machine in my laundry, or even a lift to local restaurants if you plan some fine dining beyond the wonderful Oystercatcher - for example Inver restaurant at Strathlachlan, or the Creggans at Strachur.
Otter Ferry is on the east shore of Loch Fyne where it turns south. There used to be a ferry boat across the loch making use of the sheltered waters of the sand spit at low tide. A walk out on the spit at low tide takes you to the middle of the loch and spectacular views.
The pub is the hub ! The Oystercatcher offers great food and friendly hospitality.
Inver Restaurant is about 20 minutes drive north
The Creggans Inn is 30 minutes drive north at Strachur
The linked villages of Tighnabruaich & Kames are half a hours drive away offer small shops, tea room, gallery, pub.... Forestry tracks in the area provide extensive safe walking and off-road bicycling.
From Portavadie a small ferry crossed Loch Fyne to Tarbert and I recommend buying incredibly fresh seafood at Prentice Seafood by the ferry dock and investigating the gallery shops by the fishing quay.
Benmore Botanic gardens are world renowned and 45 minutes drive away.
The Island of Bute is accessible via a ferry (probably one of the shortest ferry trips in the world) - some fabulous sandy beaches and the Victorian town of Rothesay, and further ferry across the Clyde Estuary to Greenock and train to Glasgow.
Dunoon (1 hour drive) has supermarkets, and Glasgow day trip possibility via ferry and train.
There a many forestry trails that provide easy safe places to walk.
You can park at the farm, and there is garage storage for bikes.
Public transport is extremely limited to one bus to and from Tighnabruaich early morning and end of day and only during school term times.
Walking, bicycling or driving are the flexible options.
Other things to note
Provisions: There is a farm produce hut at the next farm on the coast road for eggs and seasonal vegetables & their rare cheese. There are good village stores half an hour away in each direction - Kames and Strachur. Every Wednesday a van-shop comes by with fresh fish, fruit and veg.
The single track roads to Otter Ferry are a popular feature of the journey to and from this special location. (Use the passing places - don't pull off on to green patches which may be very soft).
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
My regular work is Interior Design and has been since the age of 18. I also paint when I have a stretch to concentrate properly. I have 2 spaniels who are great at sharing my busy life - they love to get home and a swim in Loch Fyne. I enjoy cooking - it's another creative thing to do at the end of the day or at weekends. I used to sail a lot but less so now. I look forward to to welcoming travellers to my cottage - you can be as quiet and independent as you like. I may or may not be around in the main house during your stay - if I am not there I have great neighbours and friends close by and of course the wonderful team at The Oystercatcher just a few minutes walk away.