Holiday House Details
North Lodge, Glendaruel
(4 reviews)
From £510 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£680£205
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£650£195
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£650£195
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£550£165
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£510£155
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£700£210
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£700£210
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£510£155
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£550£165
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£650£195
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£650£195
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£680£205
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£680£205
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£700£210
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£680£205
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£650£195
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£650£195
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£550£165
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£510£155
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£700£210
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£700£210
Mon 04 Jan 2021Fri 05 Feb 2021£510£155
Sat 06 Feb 2021Fri 19 Mar 2021£550£165
Sat 20 Mar 2021Fri 16 Apr 2021£650£195
Sat 17 Apr 2021Fri 28 May 2021£650£195
Sat 29 May 2021Fri 04 Jun 2021£680£205
Sat 05 Jun 2021Fri 18 Jun 2021£680£205
Sat 19 Jun 2021Fri 10 Sep 2021£700£210
Sat 11 Sep 2021Fri 24 Sep 2021£680£205
Sat 25 Sep 2021Fri 01 Oct 2021£650£195
Sat 02 Oct 2021Fri 22 Oct 2021£650£195
Sat 23 Oct 2021Fri 05 Nov 2021£550£165
Sat 06 Nov 2021Mon 20 Dec 2021£510£155
Tue 21 Dec 2021Mon 27 Dec 2021£700£210
Tue 28 Dec 2021Mon 03 Jan 2022£700£210


Peacefully set in the heart of Argyll’s “Secret Coast” on the famous Cowal Way, North Lodge is a delightful Victorian stone cottage surrounded by stunning countryside views.

Sitting in its own little garden, just off one of Argyll’s most beautiful roads, that boasts fabulous views over the romantic Kyles of Bute, this charming two-bedroom riverside cottage has been lovingly restored to create a comfortable and cosy holiday home for family and friends or a perfect retreat for couples wanting to enjoy the glorious surroundings of this lovely peninsula.

Inside, the character of this traditional cottage has been cleverly maintained whilst many modern and luxurious touches have been added.   The stylishly furnished open plan living room with its large sofa, tweed curtains and cushions and wood burning stove creates the perfect spot to relax and unwind.  The dining area leads to a well-equipped, modern galley kitchen with a door to the garden and river which flows through a picturesque arched stone bridge.  The bright and spacious double bedroom enjoys windows on both sides giving lovely views to the hills and over the garden.  The second bedroom has two full size single beds making it ideal for children or adults.

North Lodge is perfectly placed for numerous exciting day trips and an ideal location for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, with endless beautiful woodland and riverside walks and cycle trails right from the door and several Munros to conquer within easy distance.  The local Kilmodan Church has an interesting collection of West Highland carved stones.  Permits for salmon & sea trout fishing on the River Ruel can be purchased and the nearby coastal village of Tighnabruaich offers superb boat trips & water sports.

The nearby Kilbride Bay with its long sandy beach and stunning views across to the mountains of Arran is a popular summertime destination.   There are over 20 glorious gardens in Argyll to discover including the famous Benmore Botanic Garden. The historic town of Inveraray is within easy reach with its fairytale castle, home to the Duke of Argyll.

A ferry from Portavadie will take you to the picturesque fishing village of Tarbert on the Kintyre Peninsula which offers wonderful seafood and stunning coast line and the ferry at Colintraive takes cars to the magical Isle of Bute which has many places of interest including Rothesay with its ruined castle and the wondrous gothic structure of Mount Stuart House.

The nearby Portavadie Marina has state of the art facilities available to the public, including Swimming pool, luxury spa and health & beauty suite.



All on one level:

Double wooden storm doors leading to small entrance hall with coat hanging, open plan sitting room with wood burning stove, dining area and fully fitted kitchen, king-size bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom with bath, over bath shower, wc & whb

Small surrounding garden with hedged lawn area and river, garden furniture (during summer months only)

Parking for up to three cars directly opposite the front door

Please note unfenced garden with fast-flowing trout river running directly behind cottage, young children must be supervised at all times

EPC Rating - G


  • Tighnabruaich (6 miles) various shops including Spar, Petrol, Bank, Cafes & hotels
  • Colintraive (6 miles) village shop & post office, hotel & café.
  • Car ferry to Isle of Bute
  • Dunoon (19 miles) offers a full range of shops, leisure centre, cinema, hotels & restaurants
  • Many good local bar & restaurants including Inver Cottage (9 miles) and Portavadie Marina both with stunning views across Loch Fyne
  • BT Broadband/Wifi
  • Central heating and all energy included
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Electric cooker with halogen hob, oven and grill
  • Flatscreen TV with Freesat
  • Garden furniture
  • High Chair
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Private garden
  • Under counter fridge with ice box
  • Washing machine
  • Woodburning stove - starter basket of fuel provided
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (4 reviews)
    North Lodge, Glendaruel reviews
    Comfortable furnishings and appliances, every detail was considered! Highly recommended!
    Owners Response: "Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay."
    Mrs Mcnabb - July 2019
    We enjoyed our stay in North Lodge. The accommodation was substantial, a comfortable mix of traditional and modern. The only gripe was the water pressure which was very low, we think due to water being supplied locally. Showers were out of the question and baths took an age. Still, we managed and there was plenty hot water available and heating, when required. The location is quite remote. You need to drive at least 20 minutes to get anywhere, further for petrol or a decent supermarket, so plan ahead and fill up frequently. We explored the whole area, including traveling by short ferry trips to Bute and Tarbert. The east coast of the Cowal peninsula is more touristy, being in easier reach of Glasgow & Loch Lomond. North Lodge is closer to the other side, marketed as the ‘Secret coast’. It is easy to see this area has been slower to develop tourist attractions being very heavily forested, geared mainly for fishing, sailing and outdoor activities. We mainly wanted places to walk and natural beauty spots. These are available but take some finding. Would recommend a trip to Castle Lachlan and Otter Ferry. Also, finding the Gruffalo at a delightful community woodland near St Catherine’s was a delightful surprise despite very inclement weather. Loch Eck is also a pleasant location for a picnic and boating in better weather. Hotels and pubs are reasonably pleantiful and fairly consistent in terms of offering a traditional menu and local produce. Prices do vary and are often at the high end but this has to be expected in such a remote location. Overall, would recommend North Lodge but perhaps more for those knowing what to expect or are happy with a remote location.
    Owners Response: "It’s always useful to get constructive feedback and additional insight for other guests coming to stay. With regard to the water pressure, it’s worth future guests noting that this was a very isolated occurrence caused by the exceptionally low rainfall in summer 2018 and associated low water levels and pressure. The same problem hasn’t been suffered before or since thankfully."
    Mr Waldie - July 2018
    We have just spent two weeks in this lovely little cottage set in an idyllic part of Scotland and have had a fantastic time. The cottage is really well equipped with everything you could want and more. Really cosy,heat when needed at night,a log burner too and plenty of hot water made you feel you were in a home as opposed to a holiday let. The cottage being in a rural location means you have quite a drive to get supplies but we got organised pretty quick and that was not a problem. In fact that is what made it more special. Tourism hasn’t hit this area like other parts of the country which made it ideal for a relaxing time. Yet we found lots to do and lovely places to visit. Old Lachlan castle,Inverary Jail and of course Bute to name but a few. The cottage had loads of tourist information available for us which really was appreciated. There were also phone numbers of excellent places to eat which we visited with our standard poodle Nora. This whole area is so dog friendly we found it incredible. In fact we fully intend to return next year to the area and more especially the cottage!
    Owners Response: "Thank you so much for your kind words. As owners, we often holiday in the cottage ourselves so make a point of ensuring that it’s well equipped and comfortable - like a home away from home. And we absolutely love the area too of course! So glad you had a great holiday."
    Mrs Hunter - June 2018
    Stayed at North Lodge over the new year, what a lovely place. Everything we needed, warm and cosy good quality bedding comfy beds even hot water bottles, we would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again.
    Mrs Hayter - December 2017