Claddie is a unique isolated holiday cottage situated in its own bay on the east shore of Loch Fyne in Argyll, Scotland, on the Cowal Peninsula, just over a couple of hours west of Glasgow.
With 44 acres of untouched wilderness, surrounded by miles of sparsely populated countryside, you really can escape from it all.
The traditional stone cottage is around 200 years old. It was modernised in the mid 1980s and now has a shiny new extension completed in 2014.
You’ll find a cosy sitting room with wood stove and a bright and airy sunroom, where you can put up the table-tennis table or relax on the loungers and admire the magnificent views.
Upstairs there’s a snug little gallery where you can laze on giant bean bags and gaze out of the huge windows to the bay. In addition you will find 3 bedrooms (sleeping 6), 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. There’s a TV (Freeview) as well as books, DVDs and various games.
Within the cottage enclosure you will find a large patio facing the sea, a bbq and fire pit, a small shed, a wood store and a picnic table with a commanding view of the bay.
There is a river adjacent to the cottage and it is just a short stroll to the beach.
As a guest at Claddie you have the exclusive right to fish on the river in season.
Guests visiting between the beginning of April and the end of October also have exclusive use of our rowing boat.
You can rent Claddie by the week all year round (4WD vehicle recommended in winter), with the normal changeover day being Friday. There are discounts for longer stays and short breaks are occasionally available.
Well-behaved dogs are very welcome.
If you can tear yourself away from the bay… nearby attractions include Portavadie Marina which has a world class Leisure Centre with a heated outdoor infinity pool and hot tubs.
At the delightful village of Tighnabruaich, just 8 miles away, you will find small shops, pubs, a golf course, sailing school, tennis court and such like.
There are some really nice restaurants on the peninsula and more in Tarbert, which is a short ferry crossing from Portavadie. The Tarbert ferry also links you to Knapdale and Kintyre – also beautiful and unspoilt areas for watching wildlife, plus ferry links to the islands beyond.