Ardno Cottage – by Loch Fyne

3 bedrooms Sleep 6 Dog welcome

What a location! A three bedroom holiday cottage within the 7,000 acre Ardno Farm at the head of Loch Fyne.

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The location

As you arrive on the farm off the A815 between Cairdnow and St Catherines, you enter another world. The access road twists and turns down the long sweeping driveway dropping towards the main Ardno House and Ardno Cottage. The view is over the fields of the farm to Loch Fyne and across to Dunderave Castle. This picture postcard view can be enjoyed from your lounge or the picnic table area and garden to the front of the cottage.

The property

This is a private and relaxing place to enjoy a rural holiday, at the same time as having good road access for touring the scenic Cowal Peninsula or further afield to Inveraray, Oban and Glencoe.

Who will enjoy staying here? Bring your binoculars. The loch side is home to seals and many species of birds and is a pleasant five minute walk across a field from your front door. Nature lovers will appreciate the woodland gardens which are all around. Fishing can be arranged locally, and as guests staying on the Estate you have over 7,000 acres to explore. Bring your paint brushes. With views like this, and the ever changing light, it is a landscape artists dream.

Ardno Cottage is a detached bungalow sitting within its own enclosed garden. You enter via a porch leading into the open plan kitchen and dining area. Hallway to the lounge which has satellite TV, a wood burning stove and a large picture window.

Ardno is in a private location but there are permanent staff living in the area, including the housekeeper. If you have any questions, or need any help, then people are available to help.

Bedrooms & bathrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Double
  • Bedroom 2: Double
  • Bedroom 3: Twin
  • 1 bathroom with electric shower
  • 2 toilets


  • Wi-Fi – BT broadband
  • Linen & towels provided
  • Beds are made up for your arrival
  • Wood burning stove in the living room which heats the radiators
  • One large basket of logs provided. Extra logs can be purchased from the farm
  • Telephone is available by arrangement
  • Modern kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, fridge & freezer
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • TV / Video / DVD / Music Centre
  • Washing machine
  • Ironing and laundry facilities
  • Parking for two cars by the cottage
  • Outside space – There is a patio area with table and chairs within the enlclosed, mature and landscaped garden. The views are across one of the fields to the shores of the loch
  • No smoking
  • Mobile phone – You can connect to Vodafone at the cottage. You may have to search for the best signal, but it is there.

Pet – £30

One dog is welcome. Please be aware that your dog is not allowed on any of the furniture inside the cottage. The surrounding fields are used for grazing sheep. Dogs are to be on a lead if you are crossing fields with livestock.

Pet – Good housekeeping deposit – £100

The owners requests a pet deposit to be lodged in advance which is a card capture on your card. The capture is released with 5 days after your departure.
Winter at Ardno – our promise to you

Practical Info

  • Finding Ardno Cottage: We make it easy. A detailed map and directions will be emailed on receipt of the final payment
  • Entry: A key safe code is sent with the directions. You are not met my anyone – you let yourself in
  • Arrival & departure: From 4pm on arrival until 10am on departure
  • Shopping: Small grocery store in Strachur 7 miles or a Co-Op in Inveraray.
  • Find out more: Follow the links for Local Walks  Places to Eat  Activities  Note: links open on a new tab

A winter stay at Ardno

A winter break can be a magical time at Ardno, with the wood burning fire making this a cosy and comfortable cottage. The often asked question from winter guests is ‘What happens if it snows?’ In the unlikely event that it snows and it coincides with your arrival day, and you are not able to access the cottage, the owner agrees that a full refund will be given. In reality, the West of Scotland at loch level is seldom effected by snow for long. There is every chance there will be snow on the top of the hills. That only adds to the picture postcard views. Booking a winter break anywhere in Scotland always carries some risk with the weather but with this money-back guarantee you can be assured you will not loose financially.

14 reviews

  1. Fantastic location

    Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
    Comments about this property
    Fantastic location, lovely homely cosy cottage.
    Tips for other travellers
    Inveraray Castle and the walk up to the Folly at the top of the hill at Inveraray castle great.

  2. “Idyllic loch side cottage, cosy and peaceful with stunning views!”

    We spent the week with friends and family in this cottage. It sleeps 5 adults comfortably or 4 adults and some children. It is recently painted and updated so it’s very comfortable with all amenities. Lovely log fire and great walks around the cottage to make the most of the views. Loch side activities a plenty and local pubs and shops nearby.
    Looking at when we can book it again soon!

  3. “Wonderful & Restful”

    Ardno Cottage is a wonderful place for both couples and families to sneak away from the rat race. The cottage itself is located with beautiful views across Loch Fyne and only a short walk from the shore. There are a number of beautify walks that you can do from the cottage – both along the shoreline and surrounding the property. For the more adventurous there are also any number of places to go walking and exploring within a short drive.The cottage is comfortable and warm and is is well equipped with a wood burner, TV/DVD and good heating if the weather is bad. For those like us that love eating out and discovering good food there is the Loch Fyne Fish restaurant (the original one) just a 15 min drive away as well as the Loch Fyne brewery which is well worth a visit. Further down the loch there are some great pubs/restaurants and for the really adventurous head out past Lochgillpead to the Killberry Inn and discover something just a little bit special overlooking the Inner Hebrides.

  4. “Fantastic modernised cottage in beautiful surroundings.”

    Cottage had been modernised to a high standard, 3 well sized bedrooms and the advantage of an extra toilet in the utility room. All the amenities you could need, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils, including separate fridge and freezer. Cottage was very clean on arrival. Fantastic walks around the cottage, lakeside and Forrest area. You can buy everything you need from Inveraray which is 14 miles away. Could not fault the cottage, a very enjoyable week and would not hesitate to book again.

  5. “Great place to stay”

    It’s the type of place you don’t want anyone else to know about so you can keep it to yourself. Great little cottage and location. Stunning views at the cottage and surrounding areas. Peaceful place to stay. Only down side is not a great signal and no access for wifi which means it’s difficult to look up anything to help plan a day. But that’s a minor point and wouldn’t stop is staying again

    Great review – appreciated. Puzzled – BT Wi-Fi was put in Ardno Cottage this year and to our knowledge it has been working as expected. I wish you had let us know if you were having a problem. It will be checked. Regards: Leonard at Lochgoilhead Holidays

  6. Perfect, relaxing and so romantic

    Set in beautiful scenery we were lucky to spend a week here back in May with our dog. It’s just perfect and everything has been thought of! There are some lovely walks right on your door step and it’s perfect for just curling up in front of the fire. Only thing that would have been useful would be a welcome pack on arrival with milk, tea/coffee etc as the nearest shop is about 15 mins drive away and after a long drive up a cuppa on arrival would have been perfect. Nothing to fault the cottage though.. It’s just perfect! One of the nicest places we have ever stayed in Scotland. We enjoyed it so much that we will be coming back at the end of November!! See you again soon!!!

  7. really enjoyed our stay at Ardno Cottage

    Just wanted to email to say that we really enjoyed our stay at Ardno Cottage this past weekend we absolutely love it there. Everything was just how we remembered it and we can’t wait to go back.

  8. An awesome place!

    Left on Aug 3, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016
    The cottage was truly wonderful. It was cozy, clean and had everything that we needed. My husband, 9 year old daughter and I had a great time wandering about the property including the fields, forest and shoreline. The cottage and grounds were well looked after. We had privacy and quiet but at the same time we weren’t too far a drive from doing and seeing things. We loved it at Ardno!

  9. An awesome place!

    Reviewed by: 703kate from Huntsville, Canada
    Reviewed on: 08/03/2016 for their stay in 07/2016
    Ardno Cottage by Loch Fyne
    The cottage was truly wonderful. It was cozy, clean and had everything that we needed. My husband, 9 year old daughter and I had a great time wandering about the property including the fields, forest and shoreline. The cottage and grounds were well looked after. We had privacy and quiet but at the same time we weren’t too far a drive from doing and seeing things. We loved it at Ardno!

  10. Fantastic place to stay

    Left on May 22, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
    Loved the cottage and the views were amazing, so relaxing a perfect peaceful holiday. There are some lovely walks surrounding the cottage in the grounds, we will be booking again.

  11. Fantastic woodland walks

    Left on May 29, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
    Garden and woodlands a real treat. A very restful holiday location, peaceful with a great view. Easy cottage to stay in.

  12. Great views

    Reviewed by: A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer from
    Reviewed on: 06/09/2017 for their stay in 05/2017
    Living in London for the decade and going to ardno was complete transformation for us , Great property , Scenic walks quite peacefull..and above all we returned back to London all refreshed and charged up .. Thank u 🙂

  13. Ideal place for a short family get together.

    Left on Jun 13, 2017 for a stay in Jun 2017
    The location was ideal. Central for all the places we wanted to go to. Great family house with everything we could wish for. Home from home. Great that the dog was able to come along. Will definitely return. As usual weather was typical of Scotland and the midges had their boots on.

  14. Fantastic place to stay for exploring Argyll

    Left on Oct 15, 2017 for a stay in Sep 2017
    The cottage is large and modern with all the comforts of home. Useful boot room and log store. There is an easy walk along farm drive to the loch side and other walks have been cut to guide you around the estate. A very quiet and restful location.

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Join the long-distance cyclist adventurer Mark Beaumont on his trip around Cowal. Including Glen Mhor, the access road to Lochgoilhead, and a whirl down the Old Military Road at the Rest and be Thankful before finishing on top of The Cobbler. Best viewed in full screen

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