The Blue Cottage

Argyll, Argyll & Bute


  • Suitible for: 4 Humans icon 4 Humans
  • Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
  • Suitible for: undefined Children welcome icon Children welcome
  • Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

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    Why we love it

    Treats for everyone! Goodies and biscuits for the dog and an amazing hamper of local food and ale for you. You might be too full to make it to the stunning loch scenery


    What you'll love

    Dogs will love

    • Special big blankets that mean they can join you on the sofa
    • Welcoming treats to be sniffed out in the pantry
    • The giant Orla Kiely cushion for them to lounge on

    Humans will love

    • Their own hamper of great local produce, the Tunnock’s Eat Me jar and the “help yourself” bar!
    • Taking the wee boat from Oban to Kerrera and walking to the island café
    • Raiding the Fun Shed for bikes and the canoe

    The place

    There’s almost too much to love at Blue Cottage, and you’ll ache from smiling as you discover one thoughtful touch after another. There’s the hamper full of everything from bread and orange juice to Fyne Ales and wine, the Tunnock’s Eat Me jar and the “help yourself” bar stocked with whisky, Isle of Mull gin and port. Dogs are not forgotten, with some goodies to discover in the pantry. Then there’s the beautiful space itself, the curated bookshelves and the Fun Shed with bikes and even a canoe if your dog has good sea legs. This is all before you’ve even got your bearings and discovered the lochside walks in woodland bursting with wildlife, the dog-friendly warmth of the Ardbrecknish House Hotel and boat trips out to tiny island cafes that you never would have found on your own. It’s all part of Jenny and Ewan’s heartfelt drive to exceed expectations and, even when you know all of the above, they still will.

    Sleeping

    • 1 x King room
    • 1 x Twin room

    Washing

    • En suite shower room to master bedroom
    • Bathroom with roll top copper bath and shower over
    • Handmade goats soap from the local farm
    • Outside tap for washing muddy paws
    • Washer dryer in the kitchen

    Living and relaxing

    • Cosy velvet sofa and snuggler chairs, with throws for the dogs to join you
    • French style canvas chair by the bookshelves for reading
    • Woodburner with a large basket of firewood provided
    • Two deck chairs kept in the outside shed
    • Wifi
    • Smart TV with Sky
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Bookcase laden with books, DVDs jigsaws, games, craft making sets and OS maps and books of the area
    • Top shelf of the bookcase dedicated to of Scotland's finest whisky, gin and rum
    • 'Fun Shed' which has four bikes (adult and junior) with helmets, golf clubs, fishing rods plus an inflatable kayak with four life jackets
    • Kids' dressing gowns ranging from teeny to little, with some treats in the pantry cupboard too

    Cooking and dining

    • Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, handheld electric whisk and baking trays, pots and pans, Bosch toaster and kettle, Nespresso machine and a variety of coffee pots and teapots
    • Cooking basics supplied - fruit bowl, teas and ground coffee and pods for the Nespresso machine and French Press
    • Outdoor bistro table and chairs
    • Huge number of amazing cookbooks
    • First morning breakfast items supplied include sourdough bread, milk, OJ, eggs, bacon, tattie scones, butter (with Vegan or Vegetarian Options)
    • The ‘Ready Steady Cook’ pantry cupboard is stocked with every condiment and staple (such as rice and pasta) that you might need to rustle up a basic meal
    • 'Eat me' jar filled with Tunnocks Teacakes
    • Luxury goodie hamper that includes local treats, wine and Loch Fyne Ales
    • High chair for babies or toddlers
    • Seating for four around the kitchen island, or at the fold out table

    For the dog

    • Dog food pouches in the cupboard
    • Two dog bowls for food and water
    • A treat jar for the dogs
    • Throws for the furniture
    • Orla Kiely cushion for dogs to lounge on
    • Poo bags
    • Tick remover (sadly a must for those adventures in the woods)

    Booking information

    • Check in 1600
    • Check out 1000
    • Three night minimum stay

    Optional extras

    • Travel cot for babies and toddlers available on request, with mattress and bedding included
    • Additional firewood available in the log store - with an honesty payment system
    • A ‘shop’ for guests, mainly from local suppliers and Loch Fyne Oyster Bar Deli. Guests can an indication of their budget and what they prefer and items will be bought and delivered
    • Early check in or late check out may be possible by arrangement

    You should know

    • The Blue Cottage isn’t fenced in and a quiet B road runs down the lochside behind the cottage, so take care when out and about
    • Please use the blankets provided (not the cashmere ones!) if your dog wants to join you on the sofa or bed
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    In the neighbourhood

    • From Oban you can jump onto a boat to Mull for the day - but even better is the wee boat that takes you over to the island of Kerrera, which has a lovely 2-mile walk to a café.
    • For a lovely walk head over to Dalavich Woods and Angel Falls on the other side the loch
    • The Ardbrecknish House Hotel is only a minute’s walk down the road. It serves great pub classics (takeaway at the moment), has a lovely wee bar open until around half nine and is very dog friendly
    • For more fancy dining, Samphire, the seafood restaurant in Inverary is worth a look and the George Hotel is an institution for its great food and beer garden. There’s also the award-winning Inver, about an hour’s drive north in Strachur
    • A great day trip is to head for Oban (about 45 minutes away), stopping at the seafront oyster huts there for a snack, then push on to Glen Coe for a walk. Bring carrots to feed the friendly deer (and a lead if you’ve got a chaser) and be ready to recognise the spot from, among others, The Holy Grail, The 39 Steps, Harry Potter and Skyfall
    • There’s a lovely drive down the lochside to Ford and then onto Kilmartin Glen, which is fascinating if you’re into archaeology. Informative and scenic guided walks are available
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