October 2016 - beautiful sunshine.  Both dog and guest enjoy the day on the south/west garden front of the cottageLooking west across the roof tops of Kilail Farm to Loch Fyne, over the Otter Ferry Spit at low tide .
Cottage in farmhouse courtyard, Loch Fyne Scotland
Cottage in farmhouse courtyard, Loch Fyne Scotland

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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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 space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £20 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 20%


The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighbourhood

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.

Getting around

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).

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Iain User Profile
March 2017
Fantastic stay! The photos really don't do justice of just how nice this house is! The host Nicola gave us a warm greeting on our arrival and then gave us our space to settle in and enjoy the house on our own. Perfect, as in previous places we have stayed this hasn't always been the case. Otter ferry truly is the perfect remote scenic get away, even though it is just 2 hours from Glasgow. We will defiantly be back!

Katie User Profile
February 2017
We had a really lovely stay at Nicola's place. The fire was burning when we arrived and the cottage was beautiful and very clean. We felt very at home and comfortable here. The location is great, looking out on to the water. There are lots of beautiful places to walk near the cottage and in the surrounding areas. There is also a cosy country pub at the end of the road. We hope to return in the summer.

Alexandra User Profile
February 2017
Absolute heaven! We had the most relaxing and wonderful time staying here - it was a shame to come home. The cottage is extremely well appointed and has everything you could possibly need. If you want to get away from it all then this is the place to do it. We loved that Nicola had lit the log burner ready for our arrival and the table was set up lovely for our first dinner.

Ed User Profile
February 2017
Really lovely place. We were only able to stay two nights, and would have loved to stay longer. The photos don't quite do the place justice, as it's hard to get a feel of the place in its entirety from pictures alone. It is a fantastic place. The pub is a 5 minute walk away and serves great food and drink. We travelled further south of otter ferry ferry and found some amazing beaches to walk along. Nicola was a great host and made us feel very welcome, with the fire lit for our arrival. Hopefully we can come back soon.

Sam User Profile
January 2017
We both had a lovely time at Nicola's cottage at Otter Ferry - she was a great host in the run-up and during our stay. The cottage is snug and perfect for a quiet retreat, loved building up the fire and curling up with each other, books and wine. The surroundings are blissful, and can recommend the Oystercatcher pub nearby for a pint and some food.

Tara User Profile
December 2016
Nicola's immaculate country cottage-feel house is a little thing of beauty, cozy, luxurious and with some lovely touches for her guests. That she is an interior designer is plain to see, and her artwork is great and it's very nice to see it adorn the walls. This is a place to go if you want to get away from the world completely - I wasn't able to get on to wifi in the house but I know if I had asked Nicola she would have helped and to be honest I did not try more than a couple of times because its absence made our little break so much nicer. The view out of the bedroom window is idyllic and it's so peaceful to watch the flames of the woodburner in the evening with a nice choice of books to peruse. We had 2 very good meals in the area and the pub is just a skip away. The only thing we both wished is that we had had longer in this quiet little enclave of unspoilt beautiful Scotland. Nicola is a very friendly, helpful and lovely host.
Nicola User ProfileNicola is a superhost.
Response from Nicola:
You are very kind Tara. It is so nice that everything is appreciated. Best wishes for Christmas and New Year.
December 2016

Bernadette User Profile
November 2016
Lovely stylish cottage, so peaceful, a real romantic escape. Nicola had thought of all the details to make the cottage feel so cosy, yet modern.

London, United Kingdom · Joined in February 2016
Nicola User ProfileNicola is a superhost.

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.

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