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Pier Cottage On Holy Loch Shore, Sea And Mountain Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Cottage in Kilmun, Nr. Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland - Peaceful Village Location, Direct Beach Access, 15 Mins Drive From Dunoon

Post Office House is an unusual 'B' listed building, offering comfortable accommodation with a 'wow' factor on the western boundary of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Well positioned for enjoying the Park (walking, biking, forests,mountains, lochs), exploring Argyll (castles, beaches, islands, history) and days out to Glasgow (culture, shops, museums, food. Or perhaps just putting your feet up, with a good book, and relaxing in front of the wood burning stove.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mike and Dinah McDonald arrived in Cowal 40 years ago and decided it was heaven.

Mike was an Outdoor Education teacher, so if you want great suggestions for local walks, climbing, canoeing, biking, just ask.

Dinah managed accommodation in Glasgow, from city centre hotels to social housing. She now owns Bookpoint, Dunoon's bookshop, where you can browse amongst 10,000 books, enjoy coffee and home baking, and choose from a wide selection of Scottish gifts.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage is lovely, as is the location, in fact it's just like home from home. We couldn't wait to return in the evening to chill out and relax. EW, 14/9/13



Thank you for letting me stay in your lovely cottage, it is all I thought it would be. I will recommend it to my friends who I know will love it. MH 21/9/13



Great job of the cottage! Really homely with all you need for a restful break. The perfect place for seeing this beautiful part of Scotland. PR 10/8/13



Love the cottage and location. Came for a weekend of relaxation, and got it. Well done to the owners on the standard of the cottage, would recommend it to everyone. BG 25/6/13
Jan 2013
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13 Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect! Even better than described

  • 5 of 5

Amazing wee spot on the pier, gorgeous views from all of the many windows inside. Very bright and spacious with a warm fire and wood provided! Would recommend the walk up strone hill. Mike was a great host especially as we don't have a car - he popped round with oil when we didn't have any! Clean, beautifully decorated all round winner would definitely stay again! Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this, and I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit, congratulations on proving that its possible to have a great trip using public transport.
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post office stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate,the attention to detail and quality of the refurbishment is amazing. The owner Mike was very considerate and totally flexible in respect of our stay and was available if needed. The area is so scenic and relaxing that it takes your breath away. I would definitely recommend this property for a couple looking for a tranquil break. We took our dog and she absolutely loved it, with access to the beach and beautiful walks locally ,such as Pucks Glen . We also took our kayaks and found numerous free launch points on the local Lochs, most with allocated parking close to small beaches.Perfect!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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post office cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cottage,lovely views of Holy Loch from cottage windows.Very well equipped throughout, all the kitchen items you would need.Only problem shower stall very small and cramped.Nice quiet area plenty of good forest and loch walks close by

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A real treat.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place . The interior is really nicely done , loved the woodwork , very quiet and peaceful area ,would not hesitate to stay here again.

Plenty to see and do , loved every minute. Thankyou.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A beautiful cottage on the shore of Holly Loch.

  • 4 of 5

What an amazing cottage, everything needed to make my stay comfortable was catered for, and the views outside were awesome. Having posted some photos of the cottage on my Facebook a number of my friends have declared an interest in booking the property. If I had to make a criticism it would not be of the property, but the fact that the nearest pub was a half hour walk and was closed Monday and Tuesday, but that is a minor detail. The weather unfortunately was rather dull but I still managed to get out and about and the scenery around the area is stunning. I am sure if any of my friends do book this cottage they will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little cottage with great character

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location! Stunning views overlooking the loch and nearby mountains. Plenty of places to go fishing or for walks. Lovely little cottage, feeling very homely and cosy, especially when you get the log fire burning. Owners are very helpful and accommodating. If you've forgotten something they're willing to get it for you or point you in the right direction. No access to bottom of kilmun pier as used for western ferries, but plenty nearby to access. Great hints and tips in guest book on good places worth visiting.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We just love the variety and contrasts; only an hour away to the cosmopolitan european city of Glasgow, fine dining, art galleries, stunning museums, yet step off the ferry in Dunoon and you enter such a different world, a National Park of forests, mountains, coast, rivers, lochs, deer in the garden and eagles overhead. We had always been attracted by Post Office House when it was the village store and Post Office, a curious historic building in a fantastic location, so we didn't hesitate when it was for sale, derelict,12 years ago. Since then we have learnt new skills: scottish slating, stonemasonry, lime mortar, woodworking with oak, and stained glass to name just a few. Its finally finished (2013) and well worth the wait, and we love the end result.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Post Office House could not be any closer to the sea, at high water the tide sometimes laps against the stone of the building.

There is a shingle beach adjacent to the building, and a selection of other Clyde beaches are within easy reach

Travel:

Glasgow Airport 1 hour plus ferry.

Prestwick Airport 1 hour plus ferry.

We are reached either by a scenic ferry journey across the Clyde, or an equally scenic drive round by Loch Lomond.

There is a regular bus from Dunoon, but a car would help you to explore further afield.

If you come by public transport, we can loan you 2 adult bikes for getting around locally.

Distances:

Dunoon 5 miles, 15 mins drive.

Glasgow 40 miles, 1hr plus ferry.

Inveraray 40 miles, 1hr.

Oban 75 miles, 1hr45min.

Further Details:

Dunoon has a vibrant high street, Morrisons and Coop supermarkets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and a cinema.

Cothouse services are just a mile away and as well as fuel, has a very well stocked food store, cash machine, newspapers, wood for the stove etc

We can recommend some great places to eat out: most convenient being The Pier bistro, immediately across the road.

The Coylet is an historic coaching inn on the shore of Loch Eck.

Whistlefield Hotel is a popular restaurant, also on Loch Eck

Portavadie Marina restaurant is ultramodern, but equally good.

Availability

Rental rates

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rate 14
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
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£60
£295
 
 
rate 15
18 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
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£80
£350
 
 
rate 1
5 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
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£60
£295
 
 
rate 2
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£340
 
 
rate 3
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
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£70
£390
 
 
rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
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£70
£410
 
 
rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£70
£340
 
 
Rate 6
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
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£70
£320
 
 
Rate 7
28 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
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£60
£295
 
 
Rate 8
19 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
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£80
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact us with your required dates, and we will confirm availability and price. We ask for a deposit of £100 (for 7 day bookings) or £50 (2-4 days) to secure the booking, this can be paid ideally by bank transfer or cheque, or Paypal.
The balance is due 2 weeks before your visit.
For bookings at short notice, payment is due immediately.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday, especially at peak periods, but we may be able to be flexible - just ask!
Outside peak periods we can be very flexible.
Arrival is usually after 1600, and departure 1000.

Notes on prices:
July and August are priced for 7 day lets - but we will consider shorter lets, just ask us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Despite the apparently small exterior, the open plan layout makes it surprisingly spacious for 2-3 visitors. Its been rebuilt to a very high standard, with period furniture, quirky woodwork, ever-changing views, original artwork, and a cosy stove.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with wc, sink, electric shower, heated towel rail

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) One bedroom has a double bed. The lounge has a double sofabed, but we suggest that 3 adults is a comfortable maximum for the cottage. Open-plan with just a curtain to provide privacy between the bedroom and lounge, please bear this in mind!

Outside

  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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