West Coast Scotland
A delightful holiday cottage on Sir Charles Maclean's Highland estate at Strachur, Loch Fyne, Argyll.
Strachur is a sleepy, charmingly traditional village on the north east shore of Loch Fyne - the longest sea loch in Scotland, famous the world over for its seafood and its outstanding natural beauty.
Rhoda's Cottage is a perfect place for relaxation and the leisurely exploration of West Scotland and the Inner Hebrides.
Full of character, decorated with a tasteful mixture of antique and modern furniture, it is personally run by my family. Staying here you have the freedom of our 2,000 acre estate, a haven of peace and timeless beauty in today's hectic world, where we invite you to feel at home.
It's the reason why our guests keep returning. Come and see for yourself. There's no place quite like Strachur.
- Sir Charles Maclean of Dunconnel.
Rhoda's Cottage is attached to a wing of Strachur House, on the left in the photograph (right).
A fine Adams-style mansion, Strachur House was built by General John Campbell in the 1780s. It was visited by the composer Fredrick Chopin in 1848. From 1957 the house was home to the illustrious Scot, Sir Fitzroy Maclean, the soldier, diplomat and adventurer, who was said to have been the model for Ian Fleming's hero, James Bond. His family continues to live there.
The cottage is entirely private with its own front entrance.
Lovingly decorated with antique yet practical furniture and pictures, Rhoda's Cottage has retained its charming, old-fashioned character.
The larger bedrooms overlook the spectacular formal gardens of Strachur House and out to the hills beyond.
The smaller bedroom has a view of Loch Fyne.
Accommodation (Sleeps 4):
Porch, narrow hallway, comfortable sitting room and large modern kitchen.
The sitting room.
The kitchen is fully equipped with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dining table.
One double-bedded room, one twin or double-bedded room and one single-bedded room. All with combed ceilings. Bathroom with shower.
Rhoda's Cottage, Sleeping 4
Electric convector heaters (electricity included in rental). Central heating in the winter months also included.
Duvets, duvet covers, bed linen, towels and teatowels provided.
A week at Rhoda's Cottage ranges from £350 during winter months to £600 for peak weeks (July - August and Christmas and New Year).
Short breaks (3 night minimum) start at £250 with all inclusions as for full weeks.
View of the gardens from a bedroom window.
To enquire or to book:
By telephone between the hours of
10am and 6pm (GMT, UK time) seven days a week.
Tel: 01369 860 337
(or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1369 860 337
The approach to Strachur House and Rhoda's Cottage
Top photograph courtesy of Christopher Simon Sykes.
House photograph by Elliot Simson © under Creative Commons Licence.
Other photographs by Charlie Maclean.