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Cove is a beautiful village on the Rosneath peninsula, Argyll and Bute, boasting some magnificent architec-ture, and panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde. Cove, and neighbouring village Kilcreggan, has traditionally been home for wealthy Glaswegians looking for holiday homes. The Firth Of Clyde drew Glaswegians in their droves, as a sun-hungry city took to the paddle steamers for a trip ‘doon the water’, stopping for ice cream and praying the rain will stay away. John McElroy was a wealthy Glaswegian developer who funded a great deal of the development that helped transform Cove. The Craig Alley Villa, designed by architects, John Baird and Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, was built for McElroy, and is one of over a dozen residences designed by Thomson. Though some of these larger houses have since been demolished, some of Thomson’s building’s still stand – including the aforementioned Craig Alley Villa, and the Knockderry Hotel. The Rosneath Peninsula is a fine place for Glasgow holidaymakers seeking some time by the seaside; Rosneath itself, around the other side of the peninsula from Cove and Kilcreggan, is home to the Rosneath Castle Caravan Park, with has fantastic views over the Gareloch and offers watersports and woodland walks. Cove makes an excellent base to discover the Clyde’s sea lochs from, with a trail that takes in the Gareloch, Loch Long, and Loch Fyne. And though the sea fishing has been in decline since the relatively halcyon days of the 1970s, there is still an abundance of mackerel in summer month’s. And the humble mackerel, as any sea-food lover will tell you, is the staple of the best barbecues.

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Saltire House (1.71 miles)

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Rosslea Hall Country House Hotel (2.93 miles)

Rosslea Hall Country House Hotel

Built in 1849 by merchant businessman Daniel Walkinshaw, Rosslea Hall retains much of its traditional charm whilst also offering the modern day facilities that you would naturally expect to find.
The much loved garden offers a ... More | visit website

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Hafton Castle (2.98 miles)

Hafton Castle

Hafton Castle is a magnificent building located in Hunter’s Quay, just outside Dunoon with sea views. The Castle is set in its own delightful gardens and has a large heated indoor swimming pool. ... More | visit website

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Enmore Hotel (3.40 miles)

Enmore Hotel

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The Enmore Hotel is a small intimate quality establishment handled by a dedicated and qualified management team.
The hotel's ambience is very special with open fires, candlelight and flowers in the ... More

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Ardencaple Hotel (3.50 miles)

Ardencaple Hotel

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Located in the picturesque setting of Rhu near Helensburgh, and overlooking the east side of Gareloch, this hotel assures a traditional warm and friendly Scottish welcome. Rooms are fully en suite and ... More

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Dhailling Lodge (4.13 miles)

Dhailling Lodge
An oasis of comfort, hospitality, good food and fine wine. Dhailling Lodge offer the perfect location for those seeking a few days solace from the hurly burly of city life, or a base from ... More | visit website
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Lyall Cliff (4.13 miles)

Lyall Cliff
Lyall Cliff self-catering offers two quality self-catering units in a beautiful location directly on the Dunoon Promenade, within 10 minutes' easy walk of the town centre. The units consist of one spacious semi-detached house (Firthview ... More | visit website
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Argyll Hotel (4.53 miles)

Argyll Hotel

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The Argyll Hotel is Dunoon's most popular hotel. Situated in the heart of town offering a choice of different restaurants under one roof, along with the Clyde Suite Bar. Have ... More

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Cedar Lodge (4.63 miles)

Cedar Lodge
Bed and Breakfast with a difference. No Fuss .... No pressure....Just time to relax, revitalise, explore and enjoy.
Breakfast in bed - what you want, when you want it or if you prefer you can have ... More | visit website
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Tontine Hotel (4.74 miles)

Tontine Hotel

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The Tontine Hotel, Greenock's Premier Hotel, is a place to stay for a holiday or as a venue for a Wedding/Conference. There is no doubt this is a fabulous hotel,with ... More

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