North Lodge is a delightful Victorian luxury self-catering cottage on the edge of the Ormidale estate in Glendaruel. It sits in its own garden just off the road from Strachur to Tighnabruaich and right on the famous Cowal Way.

The cottage was completely refurbished in late 2016, and comprises a luxurious sitting room with dining area, fully fitted kitchen, and two bedrooms (one King, one Twin) plus bathroom with shower. The cottage sleeps four and there is a travel cot for one infant. There is also central heating and a wood burning stove, together with BT Broadband (mobile phone reception is poor!) and all other mod cons.

Outside there is a garden with outdoor furniture and a trout stream flowing along the boundary, in addition to parking for up to three cars directly opposite the front door.

The cottage provides the perfect base for a walking, cycling or horse-riding exploration of the Cowal Way, or simply as somewhere to relax and unwind after a busy day discovering the other delights of Argyll and Bute.

WARNING: The garden and stream are not fenced, and so children (and/or dogs) must be supervised. 

Fishing is available nearby North Lodge on the River Ruel. Permits can be obtained for The Kandahar Fishings which is arguably the finest beat on the River Ruel, offering over a mile of double bank fishing for the purist fly-only angler. Permits can be obtained from -

For a modest additional charge, there is also a mooring available on Loch Riddon about a mile from the cottage. Please contact us directly for further details.

Towels and bed linen for four are provided.  Guests are required to bring their own cot bedding if using the travel cot for an infant. Guests should also bring their own beach towels.

In addition to all of the usual items you would expect to find in a self-catering cottage, we have also provided:

Dishwasher; washing machine; iron & ironing board; travel cot; high chair; plastic crockery and cutlery for children; umbrella; 3 x hot water bottles; wi-fi; TV (with FreeSat) and DVD player; telephone (with Honesty Box); some basic provisions and cleaning products; books and DVDs; garden furniture (summer months only). We provide one basket of logs for the wood burning stove (during winter months), with details of where you can purchase more locally.

Regrettably, North Lodge is not suitable for wheelchair users. Being an old cottage, doorways are too narrow and both entrances have small steps.

You are welcome to bring one well behaved dog to North Lodge - by prior arrangement only and for an additional £20 cleaning fee.