Boasting superb sea views and a large balcony, this spacious, upper villa conversion is located in the village of Innellan, just 25 yards from the shore and within walking distance of two pubs serving excellent food and a local shop. There is also trekking, golf and tennis in the village. Innellan is an excellent base for walking and cycling along the shore and around the peninsula to Loch Striven and in the forest above, providing wonderful views of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae. Close by is Dunoon, the main town of the Cowal Peninsula and the south western gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Local attractions include Castle House Museum and Gardens, Bishop’s Glen, Dunoon Ceramics and Morag’s Fairy Glen. There is a swimming pool and leisure centre at Dunoon, as well as a cinema and a range of pubs and restaurants, and an extensive scenic promenade.
Cowal, the area between Loch Long and Loch Fyne, boasts excellent opportunities for walking, hill walking and cycling. The Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich and the beautiful sandy beach at nearby Kilbride Bay make a fantastic day out. The Arrochar Alps in northern Cowal offer some of the finest hill walking in the southern Highlands, and the Cowal Way (Portavadie-Arrochar), Kilmun Arboretum and Loch Eckside are particularly recommended. The highly popular October walking festival, CowalFest, is now firmly established as a highlight of the year in the Cowal calendar, with all walks graded and numbered. There are also cultural and social events to accompany this event, which usually lasts about 10 days around the middle of the month - a must for keen walking enthusiasts.
Excursions on the famous Waverley paddle steamer are available direct from Dunoon pier, up to five days each week during the season. The wonderful Benmore Botanic Gardens near Loch Eck provide an idyllic setting for a fascinating day out. The nearest train station is Gourock, just 6 miles away, which can be reached by taking the bus (short walk away) and a ferry ride. Dunoon is also well-known for the Cowal Highland Gathering, the biggest and most spectacular Highland games in the world, which is held the last weekend in August.
First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV with Netflix, Blu-ray player, iPod dock and sea views.
Dining room: With door to balcony.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility/cloakroom: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to twin beds - please advise when booking) and sea views.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower and WC.
All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Garden to rear. Balcony with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.