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Beachfront Cottage. Stunning Views and Peaceful Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage on the shore of Loch Fyne

French Farland is a situated on the shore of Loch Fyne, a few miles from Inverarary. Stunning views, a peaceful location and the beach at the bottom of the garden make it the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing break. Perfect for those who enjoy the great outdoors. With plenty of walking, cycling and running trails direct from the doorstep.

The cottage dates back to the 1700's. There are three bedrooms ( one twin, one small double and one single), one bathroom, a well equipped kitchen and cosy living room with open fire. The living room opens on to the conservatory where you can sit back , relax and enjoy the view of the Loch.

The cottage sleeps 5 people comfortably and comes well equipped. In the living room there is a TV and DVD player, DVD library and Stereo. There are also board games and a kite for guest to use. The kitchen has a hob and oven, fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine. There is a large garden with a patio area and BBQ . The garden leads down on to the beach.

If you want to stay in a traditional cottage with character and charm, in a peaceful location, surrounded by stunning scenery, you'll love French Farland. There's plenty to do on the doorstep; walking, biking, fishing and lots of wildlife to look out for from basking sharks, dolphins and seals to red squirrels, deer and wildcats. It's the perfect base to explore everything Argyll has to offer.

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Kate Bowie
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
2 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inveraray in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Small Double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • swimming


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Beachfront Cottage. Stunning Views and Peaceful Location
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews
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New Year beauty and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We had a very restful and comfortable stay at French Farland over New Year. The home is located in a stunning position, is well-equipped and has good access to charming Inveraray. It was well-heated and we enjoyed the kitchen, fireplace and the warm conservatory overlooking the loch. As mentioned by others, the track to the home is a tough ride, and the folding table feels a little make-shift, but neither detracted from our great enjoyment of our break. Thanks to Katie for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time of year to stay here

  • 5 of 5

We arrived over the Xmas holiday and enjoyed our stay at French Farland. The views of the hills covered in snow was beautiful and the loch ever changing due to tidal influences. The cottage was charming and was lovely and cosy when the log fire was started. Nearby Inveraray was lovely and the jail and castle worth a visit. The road leading to the cottage was a bit bumpy but a 4x4 vehicle would cope ok. We all agreed that we would love to come again, maybe summer time to see the area in a different view. But overall we loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view from the Windows

  • 4 of 5

We have enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was very peaceful and warm little house ! Very private and with a lot of comfort.

The negative was only missing a hair dryer and the mattress on the double room is very old and we kept rolling into the holes on the middle of the mattress not fun .

It appears that is a lot to offer and if was summer we probably wouldn’t even realise if the DVD player doesn’t work or the Play station was not working either!

We could probably leave with such distractions as the silence is beautiful and enjoyable but unfortunately we had a teenage boy with us .

Otherwise the overall of the cottage is perfect and exactly what we expected!

I would recommend and looking forward to come back one day !

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The mattress in the double room was purchased from John Lewis about 8 months ago. We changed all the mattresses in the cottage at that time. Not overly impressed with John Lewis if you found it that uncomfortable. Thanks again for your feedback and I'm glad you had a good holiday.
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Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husbands, thirteen-year old granddaughter, and I spent several days here in July and had a simply marvelous time. If you're looking for a fast paced vacation spot this isn't it, but if you are into quiet, beauty, and seclusion this is the place for you.

The road leading to the cottage was the only drawback as far as we were concerned, but coming from Vermont, we have seen much worse during mud season. The road forces you to slow down, relax, and take it easy. We didn't make unnecessary trips back and forth to town. We did things with intension. For us...that was a good thing.

We found that everything was very clean, well stocked, and well labeled. The beds were comfortable and the curtains kept the room dark and perfect for sleeping. We loved the solarium and enjoyed watching huge cruise ships glide silently past our little hideaway. We did have some trouble locating the WiFi password, but it was so nice to be without the outside world intruding on our vacation that when I finally found it, I waited another day to tell the others. Shhhh.

We took a day trip around the perimeter of the Kintyre peninsula. It was glorious! Highly recommend it.

We stayed in four different lodgings during our trip to Scotland and French Farland was the favorite of all of us. We hope our path brings us back here one day.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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French farland.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed beginning September for 1 week. Really comfortable spacious cottage . Everything you need for the stay is provided. Very clean. Great shower. Very comfortable living room. Conservatory draws the attention to the great views overlooking Loch Fyne and saw lots of herons and gannets over the loch.Also red squirrels populate the area. Got a good sighting of one in the lane.A beautiful garden surrounds the cottage with a little stream from the hills draining into the loch. We were very comfortable and happy staying there. The only word of caution is that the lane leading to the cottage from the main highway is just short of 1 mile in distance and is very bumpy and full of potholes so caution is required when driving on it. Just drive very slowly and it's ok. Beautiful location if you like peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days at French Farland. The cottage was very clean and the laundry smelt clean. It is a very comfortable little cottage. It's situation right on the Loch is amazing and you feel that you have the water just to yourself. We saw plenty of wildlife whilst staying there. My son was followed constantly in his kayak by a seal trying to nick the fist he was trying to fly catch (clever!). We also saw red squirrel up the lane further towards Furnace. The cottage itself seems a little tired and needs a bit of an update. The conservatory leaked when it rained but this did not cause too much of a problem as it was so warm in there that it soon dried up but I would imagine this could be more of a problem in the winter. I am sure that Kate will get this fixed. There is no dining table and chairs and this was somewhat uncomfortable as we like to sit down as a family at least for breakfast. I did mention this and was told that there is a foldaway table in one of the bedrooms, however, I am not sure the chairs would have bee the right height for a table. The lane leading up the cottage is a nightmare but to be fair if you want the sort of seclusion that this cottage offers then it is worth it. We have. a 4x4 and I think we would have struggled had we have not. There is also no refuse collection at the cottage which was not made clear in the details. I had to google to find out. I think Stephanie, the caretaker, does take rubbish when she comes to clean the cottage at the end of your stay from the bin outside but if you have a lot of rubbish this would be spilling over. There is a bin at the bottom of the lane just before the caravan site that you can put rubbish in. There is plenty of information in terms of maps and things to do in the cottage and lots of board games and dvd's/videos/books. It really is a home from home. The shower is amazing but has it is attached to a normal boiler (not a combi) you need to make sure you leave the water heater on long enough to get enough water if there are a family of you otherwise you end up with a real shock of a cold shower. Inveraray is lovely and I would recommend "The George". We never got round to trying Samphire. We tried the new Indian and the food there was good. Inverarary castle was good for a day when it was raining. Overall a fantastic place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

If for any reason you have to cancel your holiday we are happy to refund 70% of the total rental amount up to two months before you travel. 30% of payment is non refundable.

We ask that you look after our cottage and it's contents. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.