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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Argyllshire Town/village Tighnabruiach

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Loch Fyne Holiday Home, near Tighnabruiach

Sitting on the deck by the bay, watching the tide roll away; lyrics re-imagined from the Otis Redding song The dock of the bay sums up this holiday house.

On an elevated position above a bay and the shoreline of Loch Fyne, stands this south facing purpose built holiday house which enjoys stunning views across to the Mull of Kintyre and Arran beyond. It is located a few miles along a private road in a secluded part of what is known as “Argyll’s secret coast”. Built in 1999, it is tastefully decorated throughout with practical touches, making this an ideal venue for smaller groups of family and friends to enjoy a coastal break. The south facing front of the house has been designed to make the most of the sunshine and light, with the large sitting room with French windows, opening out to an extensive decking area with summer furniture. The house flows well, with the dining room next door, which then leads into the fully equipped kitchen, allowing for ease of use. The indoor spa room with the walk-in hot tub also enjoys these amazing views and it is not difficult to see why this is so popular with all ages. There is one bedroom with en-suite bathroom at ground level, whilst the other three bedrooms, with their en-suite facilities are on the floor above. With ramp access to the front, a ground floor bedroom and all rooms easily accessible on the ground floor, this is perfect for a member of your group with limited mobility. Set in a beautiful location this is a an ideal spot to just watch the sunset from the decking, get children out with their bucket and spades on the beach or to have family and friends to get away for a week. Books Friday - Friday.

It is the magnificent view that is the focus in the sitting roomThe large sitting room that opens onto the extensive deck overlooking the LochThe dining room is located at the front of the house has views of the Loch and beyondThe kitchen opens off the dining room and is equipped with everything you might need to prepare meals with your groupThe indoor spa room with walk in hot tub also has fabulous viewsHoliday house on the shore of Loch Fyne, Scotland, sleeps 8 There is a motorboat available to guests with the appropriate certificates, ask for details

Living Space

Reception rooms

The large sitting room is located at the front of the house with French windows opening out to the extensive decking area beyond. The wood-burning stove would normally be the focus of the sitting room with the sofas surrounding it and the TV, but it seems the chairs get turned the other way to face the sea and to enjoy the views from the windows. Next door is the spa room with hot tub, which is kept at 36 degrees centigrade, which also opens out to the decking area. Here you will find the comfortable outside furniture, where you can dine al fresco in the summer months. Additionally, there is the boot room, which is perfect for storing all your outdoor footwear and where you can find life-jackets for trips out on the boat.

Kitchen / Dining

The dining room is a light airy room to the front of the house with amazing views, decorated in pastel blues with a nautical and seafood theme. The dining table and matching chairs are ideal for comfort and for creating a stylish environment. The kitchen opens out from the dining room, and here you will find a modern fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and plenty of work-top space. Cooking is all electric and the fitted tiles reflect the continued seafood theme. A utility room is next door with washing machine, tumble dryer and chest freezer. In the summer months, dining can take place on the front decking and a BBQ is also provided.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Freezer, chest
  • Fridge
  • Garden Furniture
  • Grill
  • High chair
  • Hot Tub
  • Ironing facilities
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Oven, electric
  • Private jetty for boat access
  • Telephone, Honesty System
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV, Sky
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wood burning Stove
  • Mobile reception
The master bedroom 'Love Birds' with an en-suite and a balconyThe views from 'Love Birds' are to die forEn-suite for the master bedroom 'Love Birds'Twin bedroom 'Jonathan' on the first floor with en-suite and good wardrobe spaceEn-suite for twin room 'Jonathan'There is a gently nautical theme running throughout the houseTwin room 'Rebecca' is located on the ground floor and has an en-suite bathroomEn-suite bathroom for 'Rebecca'Twin room 'Hughs' on the first floor has an en-suite shower roomEn-suite shower room for 'Hughs' on the first floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 8

Of the 4 bedrooms with en-suite facilities, there is 1 on the ground floor level with the other 3 bedrooms on the floor above. The ground floor room, Rebecca’s, is a twin-bedded room (zip-and-link bed that can be made into a double on request), with an en-suite bathroom with bath, w.c and wash hand basin. Upstairs, the master bedroom, Love Birds, has a double bed, with plenty of wardrobe space and an en-suite bathroom, with bath, w.c and wash hand basin. However it also has a balcony, with 2 chairs and a table and a view to die for. Jonathan’s, is another twin-bedded room, also with excellent wardrobe space, with an en-suite shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin. Finally, there is the nautically themed bedroom, Hughs, which is another twin-bedded room, with excellent wardrobe space, with an en-suite shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
 Self catering holiday home in Scotland nestled on the bank of Loch Fyne Holiday home on a private track on the edge of a Loch in Scotland overlooking the Mull of Kintyre Self catering holiday house in Scotland ideal for groups of up to 8While away many pleasant hours strolling on the shore of the loch or sitting and watching the weather.

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within private grounds, access is via a long single track drive which leads to this house (and two others beyond). It is positioned to the South of the Cowal peninsula between Kinfinan and Tighnabruaich, as part of “Argyll’s secret coast”. Surrounded by a rocky outcrop with mixed woodlands and heather, there is a sloped garden that leads down to a small bay, which consists of pebble and sand.

A motor boat is available to your group, with one tank of fuel included.  Guests who wish to use the boat during their stay are obliged to sign a Boat Request Form and be in receipt of a RYA Level Two Powerboat  (with Coastal endorsement) qualification. If you think this applies to you please let us know so the relevant legal documentation can be provided. All certificates need to be checked in advance and brought with you on holiday.

If you wish to arrive by boat or bring your own boat, that is possible, but please check in advance to confirm. This is an excellent location for day trips, with a ferry service to East Loch Tarbert available locally. Golf is available in Tighnabruaich.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity, heating and fuel for the open fires.

A motor boat is available to your group, with one tank of fuel provided, as part of the booking (subject to weather and time of year) – on provision of an RYA Level 2 Powerboat (with coastal endorsement) qualification or higher. Please let us know so the relevant additional legal documentation can be provided during the booking process. All certificates need to be checked in advance and brought on holiday. Use of the boat will not be permitted otherwise. 

Notes & Warnings

The owner of this property welcomes a sum total of 8 persons only, without exception.  This includes adults, children & babies up to a maximum of 8.

Please note that short breaks can only be booked within 4 weeks of the start date.

Guests who wish to use the boat are obliged to sign a Boat Request Form and be in receipt of a RYA Level Two Powerboat (with coastal endorsement) qualification or higher.  Please let us know so the relevant additional legal documentation can be provided during the booking process. All certificates need to be checked in advance and brought on holiday. Use of the boat will not be permitted otherwise. 

Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.



Tighnabruaich is a coastal village on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll, which is popular with the seafaring community for sailing and yachting. With a small vibrant community with a village store, it is a quiet place apart from in the summer months. This area is promoted as part of “Argyll’s Secret Coast” and it certainly boasts many fine scenic views over the Kyles of Bute and Loch Fyne, with Jeremy Clarkson, the former Top Gear presenter rating the route between Colintraive and Tighnabruaich as among his best driving experiences.  A 9-hole golf course is located by Kames, which is a great little course, by all standards. A ferry from Portavadie takes you across Loch Fyne to the Mull of Kintyre to East Loch Tarbert, allowing for great day trips on Kintyre. Access to the isles of Bute and Arran are also available by ferry.


Argyllshire is one of the larger of the Scottish counties. Located in the west, Argyll incorporates the coastline and isles between the Mull of Kintyre up to Ardnamurchan. The area’s biggest attraction is its immense range of landscapes; with miles of rugged cliffs and mountainous highland scenery to discover, as well as beautiful woodlands, the area is a dream destination for nature lovers. Why not visit the magnificent volcanic rock island of Staffa, where the puffins make their summer home? Or join the Beaver Trail to spot the elusive mammal recently reintroduced to the area. You could also take in the Gulf of Corryvreckan on the island at Jura, the third largest natural whirlpool in the world! Island hopping tours are a great way to discover the isles of Argyll, and for keen walkers, the mountainous landscapes of the likes of Ardgour, and the westerly range of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park are well worth a visit. Towns to take in include Oban, a resort town nestled on the Firth of Lorn; Dunoon, home to the famous Cowal Highland Gathering, an annual highland games; and Campbeltown, the county’s historic centre for whisky, fishing and ship-building.  

Highlands and Islands

This region takes in Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the islands include the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as Orkney and the Shetland islands. For spectacular scenery the Highlands of Scotland provides some of the best, with a huge expanse of area full of mountains, lochs and glens full of romance, wildlife and scenic beauty. The heritage of this area includes Culloden, taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye or just taking in one of the many castles like Eilean Donan. There is also an immense range of wildlife to be found. 


Area Argyllshire Type of location Coastal Nearest shop Tighnabruaich 8 miles Nearest supermarket Dunoon 32 miles Nearest pub Kilfinan 5 miles
Nearest Airport
Glasgow by ferry 58 miles
Glasgow by road 79 miles
Kilmorie Chapel ruinsOld Castle Lachlan


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