The SpaceCurl up with The Simple Things, a cosy retreat next to the great outdoors, yet only a short train and boat ride from Glasgow.
Do not expect a traditional B & B, Too Wayout View is a magical place, where you can discover the warmth and quiet of seclusion with modern facilities.
The house, the memorabilia from distant lands, the collections of books and films with hundreds of titles both audio and video, the garden, the surrounding nature, the silence. Too Wayout View in every aspect contributes in making your stay unique, enjoyable and relaxing. But more importantly its your opportunity to make it your home from home.
Walking distance to pubs serving real ale, restaurants and convenience store with off licence.
The Osborne Restaurant
Address: 44 Shore Rd, Innellan PA23 7TJ
Lunch served daily from 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Dunner served daily from 6pm – 8.30pm
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The Villagers Royal Pub & Restaurant
4 Pier Road, Innellan
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A atmospheric traditional Scottish pub. The bar area caters for the rustic locals oozing character alongside diners who are out for dinner in unpretentious yet attractive and comfortable surroundings with a real log fire.
Booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment for both of these establishments, (EMAIL HIDDEN)e & stay in our cosy home.
Perfect for a single or a couple, or two couples as we have another bedroom with sea views .
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Linen & fresh towels included, lashings of hot water plus free off road parking. Don’t have a car. Don’t worry; we will pick you up from the passenger ferry terminal.
Our home is bright and modern with unbelievable views of the Firth of Clyde.
A newly built house with all modern facilities, high-tech kitchen, three bathrooms, balcony with seating and a garden with fire pit.
The blue seaview bedroom has a comfortable superking size bed with memory foam mattress, en suite bathroom with power shower, the living/kitchen/dining room is exceedingly spacious and is really comfortable and cosy with magnificent views.
What makes it so different, It could be the crouching hare sculpture sitting on the window ledge next to the bright coloured South American tin ghekos, or the fantastic original monochrome art that festoons the walls and mixes timelessly with the retro furniture. It's those little touches that turns a sterile room ito a loved and cherished escape.
The balcony has a small table and chairs for relaxing in the sun, or devouring your breakfast whilst watching the world go by.
A light breakfast is included, comprising of fruit juice, choice of home mixed muesli or porridge, home made bread toasted served with honey from our beehives in France, preserves and marmalade and possibly fresh lemon curd if we have been able to procure some free range eggs from out neighbours. Ground coffee or a choice of teas and infusions. If you have dietary requirements, please let us know - it helps if we are aware before you arrive.
Fully equipped with gas central heating, WiFi internet , large fridge/freezer, washing machine/drying rack/iron/ironing board, hair dryer.
We are both avid walkers, so we know how necessary it is to have somewhere to dry your boots and wet weather gear.
Oh and I have a printer, you can print your boarding passes ;) Guest AccessBedroom, en suite bathroom, lounge dinning room, balcony and outdoor space. HD TV, DVD, large selection of DVDs, books, magazines Interaction with GuestsWE LIKE TO GREET OUR GUESTS with coffee or tea and a few of our home made biscuits. This gives us an opportunity to explain how everything works and also what there is to see and do in the area.
Check-in and check-out times are flexible unless I have other guests staying immediately prior to your arrival and/or after you. If this is the case, the check-in time is 3pm onwards and check-out by 10.00am. After check out, I am happy for you to leave your luggage for collection later in the day if that helps. The NeighborhoodThe raw beauty of the surrounding area. The location is amazing.
Experience wildlife first hand, we often have deer in our garden and red squirrels and families of pheasants and partridge share the offerings put out for the varied bird life.
Fabulous walking, fishing, mountain biking, sea kayaking and golf nearby – or you can just relax and watch the ever-changing panoramic sea views.
From our home you can walk or cycle miles through the Scottish highlands being on the fringes of the Loch Lomond National Park. It is a great base for exploring Glasgow and the Western Isles of Scotland.
Glasgow city centre is only a short picturesque journey by ferry and train. Dunoon - Gourock – Glasgow.
Argyll is a fantastic area for the outdoor enthusiast. Hill-walkers can enjoy the beauty and freedom of the hills, without the crowds, while mountain-bikers and horse-riders have endless forest tracks and paths to explore. For something a bit different, Quadmania offers quad-bike tours, kayaking, rock-climbing and more.
Just behind Dunoon itself is the Bishops Glen, a favoured beauty spot with many delightful walks. A walk to the Bishops seat (1655ft) is a must!
The Cowal Way is a long-distance walk of 47 miles from Portavadie by Loch Fyne in the west to Ardgarten by Loch Long in the east.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and Argyll Forest Park are both nearby, and the many lochs and rivers, not to mention the Firth of Clyde, provide great opportunities for sailing, diving and fishing. The area is also host to a huge selection of wildlife, such as red squirrels, red and roe deer, buzzards, eagles, otters, seals and dolphins.
Winston Churchill Venison at Sandbank, by Dunoon offers a range of activities such as wildlife and bird watching safaris as well as simulated deer stalking!
Innellan itself also offers a host of activities, such as:
Pony-trekking at the Velvet Path: (phone number hidden)
Golf at Innellan Golf Club
Off road cycling
Tennis & bowling - Innellan Tennis/Bowling club: (phone number hidden)
Things to do
Other attractions in and around Dunoon include:
Waverley paddle steamer - the last remaining, fully functional paddle steamer in the world, regularly departs from Dunoon during the summer months Waverley paddle steamer
Benmore Botanic Gardens - over 100 acres of beautiful gardens surrounded by dramatic scenery
Kilmun Arboretum - established in the 1930s, a series of wooded paths through a variety of exotic tree species
Castle House Museum - one of Dunoon’s most historic buildings
Swimming pools - at the Dolphin Leisure Centre and Riverside Leisure Centre
Rustys Indoor Play at Hunters Quay
Diving - The Professional Diving Academy runs a range of courses, particularly aimed at those looking to enter a new career in commercial diving
Some of the main events in Argyll & The Isles include:
Best of The West Festival - two days of music, food, whisky and kids' activities in the grounds of Inveraray Castle.
CowalFest - a walking, outdoors and arts festival held in early October in Cowal.
Walk Islay - a walking event taking place across Islay, Jura and Colonsay.
Colonsay Book Festival - a cracking little book festival on the tiny island of Colonsay.
Isle of Bute Jazz Festival - a weekend of jazz in the town of Rothesay on the island of Bute.
Islay Festival of Music & Malt - a week-long celebration of the island's unique culture, music and world-renowned single malt whiskies.
FyneFest - a festival at the head of Loch Fyne that celebrates all things good about beer, music and food.
Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival and Loch Fyne Viking Festival - traditional boats, music and Viking raids on Loch Fyne.
Tiree Music Festival - a musical adventure on a stunning island.
Mull of Kintyre Music Festival - a mix of traditional and contemporary music in various venues in Campbeltown.
Cowal Highland Gathering - one of the biggest, most spectacular Highland games in the world.
Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival - this event brings over 20,000 people to the area to enjoy great food, drink and entertainment.
Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival - high-quality jazz in venues throughout Islay - from bird sanctuaries to distilleries.
Cowal Open Studios - an open studio art trail through the Cowal Peninsula.
Tarbert Seafood Festival - a weekend of seafood, parades, music and fun situated around Tarbert's stunning natural harbour.
Scottish Series - a weekend of yacht racing in Tarbert, Loch Fyne rganised by the Clyde Cruising Club,
Jura Music FestivalJura Music Festival - a weekend of traditional Scottish music in a beautiful, remote island setting.
Argyllshire Gathering - a combination of music and Highland games in Oban.
World Stone Skimming Championships - held every year on the beautiful island of Easedale near Oban.
Tunnocks Mull Rally - when rally drivers from all over Britain flock to Mull.
Helensburgh & Lomond Real Ale Festival - one of Scotland's premier real ale festivals. Large selection of the finest Scottish real ales accompanied by local music. Getting AroundTHERE ARE EXCELLENT TRANSPORT LINKS with bus stops 5/10 minutes walk away into Dunoon.
Dunoon has two ferry links that connect to the mainland. either Western Ferries from McInroy’s Point (Gourock) to Hunter’s Quay (Dunoon), or a passenger-only service now operated by Caledonian MacBrayne between Gourock and Dunoon which connects to the train service at Gourack.
A bus also runs from Dunoon to Glasgow via Western Ferries at Hunters Key.
Getting too Dunoon
From Glasgow (34 miles – including ferry crossing)
Your car journey from Glasgow to Dunoon should take around 1 hour 10 minutes in normal traffic conditions, plus time allowed for the ferry crossing to Dunoon.
Follow the M8 westbound past Glasgow Airport, and follow it past Junction 29, when the M8 becomes the A8. Follow signs for A8 Greenock, and then take the turnoff for the A770 signposted for Gourock. You then have two ferry crossing options – either Western Ferries from McInroy’s Point (Gourock) to Hunter’s Quay (Dunoon), or a passenger-only service now operated by Caledonian MacBrayne between Gourock and Dunoon.
Probably the most convenient train station to use for Dunoon is the train service from Glasgow Central to Gourock, and then to take the ferry from Gourock across the Dunoon. Trains are operated by Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT)
Glasgow Airport is 27 miles from Dunoon, including a ferry crossing. The airport has connections through the UK, Europe and has some flights to Asia and the United States.
Prestwick Airport (also known as Glasgow Prestwick Airport, though it is not really in Glasgow) is 45 miles from Dunoon, including a ferry crossing, with mostly low cost flights operating from UK and European destinations.
Edinburgh Airport is 73 miles from Dunoon, including a ferry crossing. Flights operate primarily to UK and European destinations, with limited flights to the United States. Other Things to Noteperfect base for exploring the beautiful West Highlands of Scotland and there is plenty to do with walking and running trails, climbing, stunning day tours by car, boat trips, fishing, and visits to castles, museums and distilleries all nearby. Alternatively if you’re looking for a less adventurous break, you can cosy up and look out over the firth of Clyde with a good book, glass of wine.