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Croot's Hoose

Dunoon, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 22
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms 11
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 5
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Overlooking Cowal golf-course with scenic walks from the doorstep
  • Stroll along Marine Parade to the popular town of Dunoon
  • Enjoy sailing and kayaking on the Cowal peninsula
Property code: CA288

For get-togethers and special occasions, this wonderful property, sleeping 24 guests, boasts spacious accommodation close to the rugged coast and scenic countryside.


Situated on a quiet street within walking distance of Kirn village, this large three-storey Victorian property is perfect for groups of guests who love the great outdoors, with the spectacular Cowal peninsula and the Argyll countryside in reach. Sleeping up to 24 guests very comfortably across ten bedrooms, it’s a wonderful place to mark a special occasion or simply to gather and enjoy all that this bonnie region has to offer.

Step inside this traditional country-style home, which is set back from the road. You’ll love the house features, from the high ceilings and dark wood panelling to parquet floors. There’s a choice of three spacious sitting rooms so everyone can find their favourite neuk, whether that’s with a favourite book or caught up in fun banter with your group. Culinary guests will appreciate the kitchen which offers a Range cooker and a separate, well-equipped pantry - fantastic for catering needs. There’s also an impressive dining room overlooking the pretty garden which can be set up for everyone to come together and enjoy memorable family meals.

Step inside where a warm welcome awaits guests for the most relaxing of holiday breaks. Unwind in the drawing room by the gas coal fire and Smart TV with Freesat. Enjoy a favourite book in the snug which has a warming multi fuel fire and TV. There’s also a more spacious area for you all to gather in the family living room where there’s a further gas fire and TV.

Prepare delicious feasts in the well-equipped kitchen, source ingredients from the convenient pantry, and serve dinner in the spacious dining room. There’s also a bathroom and a laundry room on the ground floor.

Unwind in the living room and enjoy TV time, where there’s a gas fire, or catch up on a favourite book away from the crowd in the separate TV snug where there’s a multi fuel fire to stay toasty.

After long days out, the bedrooms are a real treat; nine of the ten rooms are en-suite and made for cosy slumbers. On the first floor there’s a twin en-suite, a single bedroom, a family bedroom en-suite, a double bedroom en-suite, and a family bathroom.

The second floor has a family bedroom en-suite, two double bedrooms with en-suites, and a stylish suite with its own sitting room, sofa bed and en-suite.

The third floor has two twin bedrooms, each with an en-suite.

Step outside from the dining room to the private walled garden where you can relax and enjoy a BBQ under the stars. You can also see golfers on the neighbouring 18-hole Cowal golf course from the comfort of garden chairs.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 22+2
  • 10 bedrooms – 3 twins, 3 doubles, 1 double suite with sitting area (sofa bed can be made up to sleep 2 guests), 1 single, 1 family bedroom with a double and single bed, 1 family bedroom with double and twin beds.
  • 2 bathrooms with WCs, 9 en-suite shower rooms with WCs
  • Gas Range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, two freezers, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Gas central heating and electric included
  • 2 gas fires
  • 1 multi-fuel stove with fuel provided
  • TV/DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Gas BBQ
  • Private off road parking
  • Walking distance to the general store, 1.5 miles to shops, pubs and restaurants
  • 5 dogs welcome

Enjoy a scenic walk from your doorstep in Kirn village as you stroll along Marine Parade towards the welcoming seaside town of Dunoon (1.5 miles). There you can enjoy shops, eateries, leisure facilities, a cinema and simply absorb the magnificent views of the Clyde Estuary and beyond. Kirn village and the surrounding area of Argyll is renowned for its spectacular rugged coastline, tremendous hills, mountains and loch scenery plus historic sites, friendly locals and exciting outdoor adventures. You can head to the ferry terminal here (0.5 miles) where you can cross over (in about 30 minutes) to McInroy's Point. From here, you're in easy reach of Clyde Muirsheil Regional Park, a wonderful landscape of dog and family-friendly board walks and rugged terrain in the Renfrewshire hills. Enjoy the finest Scottish heather-clad terrain, sightings of rare birds of prey, and moorland scenes; there's also a picnic area for BBQs. More locally, go golfing at Cowal Golf Club next door, or try fishing, horse riding or quad biking. Discover the sandy beaches and rugged shores nearby and across the water. Visit the Castle House Museum (2 miles), Queens Hall which hosts events (2 miles), or Benmore Botanic Garden (7 miles), known for its collections of rhododendrons and conifers, plant collections from far-flung destinations in the Orient, the Himalayas, and Americas. Red squirrels and sparrow hawks also frequent this area and you could even charter a private yacht (4 miles) and set sail on these sparkling shores.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Keith 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Hamish 7th August 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at Rosscairn. The house is equipped with everything you could ever wish for. We made good use of all the cooking facilities, massive dining area, and board games. The roofed BBQ area is amazing, the seated area is sheltered so you can enjoy fresh air and outdoor dining whatever the Scottish weather does! The owners we welcomRead moreing and helpful. If you are looking for an interesting property with lots of space for socialising then youll have a lovely time at Rosscairn. Hide

Reviewed by Mr 31st July 2021

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We had a lovely stay at the cottage. Susie is a fantastic host and went the extra mile in making us feel welcome with good communication and preparing the cottage for almost every eventuality. The cottage is huge, with plenty of space both indoors and the garden. We particularly enjoyed making the most the garden, the kids were out all day. It's anRead more old cottage with plenty of character. We would definitely recommend the cottage, there's lots to do and see if you are prepared to drive Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by I C 22nd August 2020

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The accommodation was spacious, well equipped and located in a beautiful part of the country.

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