Holy Loch Manor

Sleeps: 15 - 17 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved

Overview

Up to 15% Off!
Exclusive Recommended Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Beach Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

Early Bird Offer!

Book by the 31st of January and receive:
  •  Airport lounge passes
  •  Champagne reception on arrival
  •  Welcome hamper full of local delicacies
T & Cs apply

Special offer

Up to 15% Off!

15% off stays of 7-nights or more between the 21st of December 2018 and the 4th of January 2019.

10% off stays of 3-nights or more between the 19th of November 2018 and the 31st of March 2019.

Discount will be applied at time of booking. Offers valid from the 19th of November 2018.

NEW & EXCLUSIVE TO OLIVER’S TRAVELS – 2018

The stunning Holy Loch Manor can be found within the scenic village of Strone on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute and the Scottish Highlands. This fabulous property is the perfect retreat for the whole family, featuring 3 acres of beautiful surroundings, breath-taking views across Holy Loch and all the facilities for an unforgettable stay in this unique part of the world!

The property offers ample space for the whole group to socialise together, as well as finding moments of peace and quiet to yourself. Boasting room for 13 guests in the main house, an annex suited to 4 guests and a further Gatehouse cottage where 2 guests can find their own private retreat. This waterside property is the best place to reflect on the important things, spending quality time with friends and family.

The main house offers sociable living spaces, with a warm atmosphere like a home away from home! On the ground floor you will find a cosy family room with a wood-burning stove. There is also a study, drawing room, dining room with space for 16-guests to dine together, a family kitchen and a cloakroom. The first floor boasts 3 luxurious double bedrooms, with two offering en-suite bathrooms. There are a further 2 rooms ideal for children with 3 bunk beds and a single bed. Also on this floor are two bathrooms. The adjacent annex is equally as charming, with its own private entrance it is completely self-contained, the ideal breakaway for older children or grandparents! On the ground floor you will find an open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, with a shower room. The two double bedrooms can be found on the first floor.

The Gatehouse sits on the water’s edge, with undisturbed views up the Holy Loch and a private waterside terrace. This stylish and cosy cottage, is the perfect retreat for two, sitting separately from the main house. The Gatehouse consists of a beautifully handcrafted garden room, lounge with wood burner, kitchen and a double bedroom with shower room.

The spectacular grounds spread themselves along the loch-side, with a river, waterfall and folly, there is so much to explore! The property boasts private access to a beach, swings, a trampoline, barbecues and garden games for the whole group.

* Please note the gatehouse is only included for booking of 16+ guests.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The easiest way to access the property is by taking a ferry to Dunoon, so check ferry times. But you might be lucky and see some seals that come say hello to you. So get out of your car and enjoy the view!
  • We would recommend a car when staying at this property, both the main house and the Gatehouse offer parking.

Property Features

Internet BBQ Satellite TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

Main house
Ground Floor
- Family room with TV, sofas and a wood burning stove
- Study with laptop friendly workspace
- Drawing/Dining room with wood burning stove
- Dining room with table for 16-guests and a free-standing piano
- Kitchen with Aga
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with double bed, stunning views over the Loch and an en suite bathroom.
- Bedroom 2 - 4 poster double bed
- Bedroom 3 - Double bed with en suite shower room. The room shares the ensuite shower room with bedroom 4.
- Bedroom 4 - Children's room with bunk bed and 1 single. The room is filled with kids’ books and toys.
- Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk beds
- Family bathroom 1 - bathtub with overhead shower and washbasin
- Bathroom 2 - Bathtub with handheld shower, washbasin and WC
- Cloakroom with WC and washbasin

Annex
A delightful breakaway space for older children or grandparents. This self contained annex has its own front door, a lounge/diner and breakfast kitchen with a fridge, toaster, kettle and microwave.
- Shower room
- Two double bedrooms are located on the top floor

Gate House
- Living room and kitchen
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Garden room with views of the loch
- Deck with garden furniture and a barbecue

Outside Grounds
- 3 acres of glorious loch-side lawns
- River, waterfall and folly
- Private access to beach
- Swings and trampoline
- Barbecues
- Garden games are kept in the boot room, including croquet, cricket and football goals

Location

About the surrounding area of Holy Loch Manor
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Set in 3-acres of land, the property benefits from beautiful scenery and breath-taking views across the Holy Loch. The property is located within the scenic village of Strone on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute and the Scottish Highlands. Strone is a short seven-mile drive from the nearby town of Dunoon where the frequent ferries arrive (every 20-30 minutes; no booking required) from Gourock on the mainland. Glasgow is 34 miles away, however for those travelling by car, time needs to be left for the ferry journey across the water!

This location is best suited to outdoor lovers, with ample walks and excursions available nearby, you can spend all your holiday exploring the unique nature of this area and the Loch. Holy Loch itself is a sea loch, popular amongst boaters, there are abundant facilities for yachts and boats. 

Holy Loch Manor is the perfect retreat for families and couples, offering a break away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. For those looking to relax and spend some time in nature, Stone is the ideal backdrop, with something for everyone, whether you want to lounge around, play some golf, hike or get yourself out on a boat, you will not miss out!

Local Amenties
- 5 km from Dunoon, nearest supermarket/bank/etc. 
- 90 mins from Glasgow, Village of Strone offers local shop and pub (with food)
- Beautiful spa with outdoor heated pools and hot tubs at Portavadie Marina (35 mins)
- Golf - well maintained 9 hole golf course at Strone on hill behind house (honesty box - no club house). Troon, Loch Lomond and Macrahanish (all championship courses) accessible from house.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Glasgow Airport

(30.3miles)

Nearest Ferry port Dunoon Ferry Terminal

(7.3miles)

Nearest Village Strone

((The house is located in the village))

Nearest Town/City Dunoon

(7miles)

Nearest Golf Blairmore Golf Club

(1mile)

Nearest Restaurant Strone Inn

(700 m)

Nearest Train Station Gourock Train Station

(11.4miles)

Nearest Supermarket Morrisons

(7.2miles)

Region

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This charming home is a fabulous setting to enjoy a special occasion or get-together with the whole family. The welcoming design is especially suitable for families traveling with children.There are 2 kids room with friendly interiors, bunk beds and a selection of kids’ book available. Outside there is plenty of space to play hide and seek, bounce on the trampoline, and have fun of the tree swing.

If you do decided to venture out children can try quad biking, shooting, archery or kayaking. The renowned Dunoon Mountain biking resorts on the Scottish Ultra trail with extensive woodland tracks for biking are a must! Dunoon also boasts a swimming pool and cinema, perfect for visiting on rainy days.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Swings
  • Trampoline
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Meal delivery service

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
- A Catering company can provide beautiful home cooked food using local ingredients. Which can be cooked in house or delivered. Cost on request
- Midweek cleans/linen change available on request

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000. Credit card authorisation required, it will be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure.
Arrival time After 4.00 pm
Departure time Before 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? One dog allowed at an additional charge of £50.00 per stay. Please confirmed prior to booking.
Changeover day Friday
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Sorry the owner do not accept weddings at the house

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Christmas & New Year - - £3,213.00 £4,017.00
January 4th 2019 - April 5th 2019 £1,575.00 £1,995.00 £2,415.00 £3,093.00
UK: Easter - - - £4,017.00
April 26th 2019 - May 10th 2019 £1,575.00 £1,995.00 £2,415.00 £3,093.00
May 10th 2019 - May 31st 2019 £1,785.00 £2,205.00 £2,625.00 £3,282.00
May 31st 2019 - June 14th 2019 £2,100.00 £2,520.00 £2,940.00 £3,639.00
June 14th 2019 - August 30th 2019 - - - £4,095.00
August 30th 2019 - September 27th 2019 £2,100.00 £2,442.00 £2,783.00 £3,639.00
September 27th 2019 - October 18th 2019 £1,785.00 £2,205.00 £2,625.00 £3,282.00
Autumn Half Term Holiday £2,100.00 £2,520.00 £2,940.00 £3,639.00
October 21st 2019 - December 16th 2019 £1,785.00 £2,205.00 £2,625.00 £3,282.00
UK: Christmas & New Year - - - £4,017.00
January 4th 2020 - June 17th 2020 £1,785.00 £2,205.00 £2,625.00 £3,282.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Christmas & New Year - - £3,885.00 £4,857.00
January 4th 2019 - April 5th 2019 £2,100.00 £2,520.00 £2,940.00 £3,933.00
UK: Easter - - - £4,857.00
April 26th 2019 - May 10th 2019 £2,100.00 £2,520.00 £2,940.00 £3,933.00
May 10th 2019 - May 31st 2019 £2,310.00 £2,730.00 £3,150.00 £4,122.00
May 31st 2019 - June 14th 2019 £2,625.00 £3,045.00 £3,465.00 £4,479.00
June 14th 2019 - August 30th 2019 - - - £4,935.00
August 30th 2019 - September 27th 2019 £2,625.00 £3,045.00 £3,465.00 £4,479.00
September 27th 2019 - October 18th 2019 £2,310.00 £2,730.00 £3,150.00 £4,122.00
Autumn Half Term Holiday £2,625.00 £3,045.00 £3,465.00 £4,479.00
October 21st 2019 - December 16th 2019 £2,310.00 £2,730.00 £3,150.00 £4,122.00
UK: Christmas & New Year - - - £4,017.00
January 4th 2020 - June 17th 2020 £2,310.00 £2,730.00 £3,150.00 £4,122.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Christmas & New Year - - €3,423.00 €4,279.00
January 4th 2019 - April 5th 2019 €1,678.00 €2,098.00 €2,518.00 €3,295.00
UK: Easter - - - €4,279.00
April 26th 2019 - May 10th 2019 €1,678.00 €2,098.00 €2,518.00 €3,295.00
May 10th 2019 - May 31st 2019 €1,902.00 €2,322.00 €2,742.00 €3,496.00
May 31st 2019 - June 14th 2019 €2,238.00 €2,658.00 €3,078.00 €3,876.00
June 14th 2019 - August 30th 2019 - - - €4,363.00
August 30th 2019 - September 27th 2019 €2,238.00 €2,579.00 €2,920.00 €3,876.00
September 27th 2019 - October 18th 2019 €1,902.00 €2,322.00 €2,742.00 €3,496.00
Autumn Half Term Holiday €2,238.00 €2,658.00 €3,078.00 €3,876.00
October 21st 2019 - December 16th 2019 €1,902.00 €2,322.00 €2,742.00 €3,496.00
UK: Christmas & New Year - - - €4,279.00
January 4th 2020 - June 17th 2020 €1,902.00 €2,322.00 €2,742.00 €3,496.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Christmas & New Year - - €4,139.00 €5,174.00
January 4th 2019 - April 5th 2019 €2,238.00 €2,658.00 €3,078.00 €4,189.00
UK: Easter - - - €5,174.00
April 26th 2019 - May 10th 2019 €2,238.00 €2,658.00 €3,078.00 €4,189.00
May 10th 2019 - May 31st 2019 €2,461.00 €2,881.00 €3,301.00 €4,391.00
May 31st 2019 - June 14th 2019 €2,797.00 €3,217.00 €3,637.00 €4,771.00
June 14th 2019 - August 30th 2019 - - - €5,258.00
August 30th 2019 - September 27th 2019 €2,797.00 €3,217.00 €3,637.00 €4,771.00
September 27th 2019 - October 18th 2019 €2,461.00 €2,881.00 €3,301.00 €4,391.00
Autumn Half Term Holiday €2,797.00 €3,217.00 €3,637.00 €4,771.00
October 21st 2019 - December 16th 2019 €2,461.00 €2,881.00 €3,301.00 €4,391.00
UK: Christmas & New Year - - - €4,279.00
January 4th 2020 - June 17th 2020 €2,461.00 €2,881.00 €3,301.00 €4,391.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Christmas & New Year - - $3,871.00 $4,839.00
January 4th 2019 - April 5th 2019 $1,898.00 $2,318.00 $2,738.00 $3,726.00
UK: Easter - - - $4,839.00
April 26th 2019 - May 10th 2019 $1,898.00 $2,318.00 $2,738.00 $3,726.00
May 10th 2019 - May 31st 2019 $2,151.00 $2,571.00 $2,991.00 $3,953.00
May 31st 2019 - June 14th 2019 $2,530.00 $2,950.00 $3,370.00 $4,383.00
June 14th 2019 - August 30th 2019 - - - $4,934.00
August 30th 2019 - September 27th 2019 $2,530.00 $2,872.00 $3,213.00 $4,383.00
September 27th 2019 - October 18th 2019 $2,151.00 $2,571.00 $2,991.00 $3,953.00
Autumn Half Term Holiday $2,530.00 $2,950.00 $3,370.00 $4,383.00
October 21st 2019 - December 16th 2019 $2,151.00 $2,571.00 $2,991.00 $3,953.00
UK: Christmas & New Year - - - $4,839.00
January 4th 2020 - June 17th 2020 $2,151.00 $2,571.00 $2,991.00 $3,953.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Christmas & New Year - - $4,681.00 $5,851.00
January 4th 2019 - April 5th 2019 $2,530.00 $2,950.00 $3,370.00 $4,738.00
UK: Easter - - - $5,851.00
April 26th 2019 - May 10th 2019 $2,530.00 $2,950.00 $3,370.00 $4,738.00
May 10th 2019 - May 31st 2019 $2,783.00 $3,203.00 $3,623.00 $4,965.00
May 31st 2019 - June 14th 2019 $3,163.00 $3,583.00 $4,003.00 $5,395.00
June 14th 2019 - August 30th 2019 - - - $5,946.00
August 30th 2019 - September 27th 2019 $3,163.00 $3,583.00 $4,003.00 $5,395.00
September 27th 2019 - October 18th 2019 $2,783.00 $3,203.00 $3,623.00 $4,965.00
Autumn Half Term Holiday $3,163.00 $3,583.00 $4,003.00 $5,395.00
October 21st 2019 - December 16th 2019 $2,783.00 $3,203.00 $3,623.00 $4,965.00
UK: Christmas & New Year - - - $4,839.00
January 4th 2020 - June 17th 2020 $2,783.00 $3,203.00 $3,623.00 $4,965.00

Owner Profile

Property Owners
Suzi and Fiona

How long have you owned the property?
Owned property for 10 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Fell in love with the view

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
During the second world war the US naval base was located in the Holy Loch and the house was used as the residence of the Commanding Naval Officer.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
Suzi - the kitchen, warm by the aga, always buzzing, beautiful views up the loch from the window).
Fe - dining room - enormous table to seat entire family for big meals, games, singalong on piano, spectacular views

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? Amazing trails everywhere
Really eat? Inver restaurant (one of Giles Coren's top 100 in UK) or Loch Fyne Oyster bar (the original and the best!)
Really see? Pucks Glen - utterly magical series of waterfalls (2km from house)

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
- Fishing is abundant in summer months - impossible not to catch mackerel
- Kilmun arboretum - amazing woodland trails with trees from all over the world
- Wildlife - red squirrels, deer, porpoises, dolphins, seals - regularly seen
- Local venison from Winston Churchill (2km from house)
- Award winning Argyll Smokery - amazing smoked seafood

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Reviews

  • An outstanding stay

    Posted by Eleanor Morgan on 21/09/2018

    We’ve stayed at the house a couple of times now and it is wonderful. The house is beautiful, with outstanding views across the lawns sweeping down to the private waterfront and across the bay. There is lots to do in this lovely area. For me, the highlight was the setting is absolutely stunning

  • A brilliant place to stay and explore Scotland at its finest

    Posted by Emma Evans on 07/09/2018

    We have been lucky enough to stay at this fantastic location a number of times and would heartily recommend it to other families or groups of friends.
    From the moment you step on the ferry to Dunoon, you can feel the relaxation beginning. And arriving at the stunning ‘big White House’ with its own private beach, the holiday feeling continues. The house has beautiful gardens which we have enjoyed everything from an Easter egg hunt in with our kids, to long family lunches.
    Inside the house there is a strong family feeling which, vast as it is, feels very homely. There’s plenty of space for everyone to enjoy and the views of the Holy loch you wake up to each morning are something else.
    When we’ve managed to drag ourselves away from tea and cooked breakfasts by the Aga, we have had a brilliant time exploring Strone and the surrounding area. Plenty of things to keep the kids entertained including woodland walks and toasting marshmallows on the beach, plus, if you don’t feel like cooking, there are many family friendly pubs nearby for lunches or early teas.

  • What a wonderful place

    Posted by Patricia den Dikken on 17/08/2018

    ery picturesque, peaceful and tranquil The house is warm and cosy with lots of space to relax in. Views are amazing, had many lovely breaks there. A place to go back to again and again.

  • AMAZING!

    Posted by Bess, Age 10 on 17/08/2018

    I love visiting Holy Loch Manor because it is a place where I can go with my friends and family and have a great time. It is the best place for kids because there is tonnes of space for big games like capture the flag, football, rugby and cops and robbers and many more!!! Additionally in the garden there are great trees to climb and cool stone houses and bushes to hide in so you never get board! In the house there are lots of rooms to do shows, play games and have BRILLIANT pillow fights!!!!!!
    OUTSIDE: In the mornings we enjoy going outside to the beach and collecting shells and playing in the water. In the summer we sometimes go swimming. One of the best things is that in the evenings you can get wrapped up in hats and scarfs and go down to the beach to have a brilliant bonfire and toast lots of yummy marshmallows!!!!
    ROUND ABOUT: We have a great neighbourhood, everyone is lovely and is always up for a chat. Near us there is a great pier to catch fish for dinner, sometimes you even see seals!! Round about the house are lots of mountains and rural areas to go walking and exploring like Pucks Glen, Benmore Gardens and the Kilmun Arboretum. If there is ever a rainy day there are also indoor places nearby that do soft play, laser matrix and indoor climbing and the local swimming pool is cool and has a flume.
    Finally I think the Manor is a fantastic place to go with you and your family to have adventures and quality family time together!!

  • Couldn’t recommend it enough!

    Posted by Hana and Jim Jacobs on 22/06/2018

    What a fantastic and memorable family holiday! Enough room and comfort for several families with loads of great things to do within easy reach. The view of the loch from every window is sublime and the beach is perfect at any time of year. Amazing for kids. Driftwood fires and square sausage breakfasts are a favourite and walks up Pucks Glen with its waterfalls and forests. There’s quad biking and archery nearby too. Or you can just sit on the enormous lawn and look at the mountains.
    Oh and the beds are the most comfortable in the whole wide world.

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