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  • Hillview Cottage
    Hillview Cottage
    Hillview Cottage
    View from front garden over the Kyles to the Isle of Bute with Isle of Arran in far distance
    Hillview cottage
    Cottage view from East side
    Conservatory
    Property description
    Tighnabruaich
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    Holiday Rental House – 
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
    Available to let all year round, Hillview Cottage is a traditional 2 bedroom property situated in a beautiful sheltered scenic setting in an elevated position over looking the sparse western shores of the Isle of Bute with the mountains of the island of Arran in the distance. Heating and hot water are provided by a wood burning stove and lighting by enclosed candle lanterns. There is no electricity or landline, and you won't miss them! The cottage is a wonderful place to stay for rest, relaxation and recreation.

    Built in 1896 as a game keepers cottage for the former Caladh House estate, the property's rustic and antiquated nature have been retained to provide an opportunity to escape from all mod cons and the demands from everyday living. Set in 3 acres of land.

    Situated 1.5 mil...
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  • Amenities & details
    • Alarm Clock
    • Cooker
    • Dining Seats (5)
    • Double Beds:(2)
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (4)
    • Mountain Views
    • Ocean Views
    • Playground
    • Private Garden
    • Secure Parking
    • Single Beds:(1)
    • Stereo System
    • Swingset
    • Towels Provided
    • Water Views
    Suitability
    • Wheelchair Access:
      No
    • Elder Access:
      No
    • Pets Allowed:
      Yes
    • Smoking Allowed:
      No
    • Suitable for Children:
      Yes
    Additional amenities & feature info
    Comfortably rustic, the cottage, which sleeps 5, was constructed of stone and slate in 1896 for use as a gamekeepers abode for the Caladh Estate. The interior has stone walls and pine clad ceilings throughout, with exposed beams and wooden painted floor boards in the main two rooms and painted stone floors to the rear rooms. Heating is by virtue of a recently installed (late 2011) wood-burning stove and log fire. The wood stove has a back boiler, which produces piping hot fresh water from a wholesome mountain stream source so you can bathe in the wonderful long and deep Victorian cast iron bath. Light the candles and take some wine and music and a good friend and keep topping up the hot! Lighting is by virtue of enclosed candle lanterns, and there are torches for when after the lights are... more
    Listing #HL240930 by: Holiday Lettings
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  • Property location
    Access
    Car not needed
    How to get there
    Airport: Glasgow Airport: 137.0 km
    Railway: Greenock: 48.0 km
    Ferry: Gourock: 37.0 km
    An information pack will provide details of how to travel to the Hillview Cottage. The Cottage can be accessed by car, public transport or cycle. The journey by car takes around 2 hours from Glasgow, whether you take the ferry route or you drive all the way. The ferry over the Clyde estuary and subsequent drive is stunning, as is the drive around, past Loch Lomond, Arrochar and the top of Loch Long, along Loch Fyne then through Glen Daruel and along Loch Ridden. There are various cafes along the routes to stop for refreshments; at Gourock and Dunoon if you take the ferry route, and at Dumbarton, Tarbet, Arrochar and Strachur, if you drive round.

    By public transport you take a train from Glasgow Central train station to Greenock, ferry to Dunoon, then bus, all of which interconnect, and yo...
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    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.7 km.
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Anon O
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 February 2015 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I was temper to title this as "Do NOT stay here - Leave bookings open for my return" lol ... I loved it so much. Now, four months later, as we are booking another trip we are very tempted to return here. I like to explore, and finding the source of the water was a joy, stumbling over the stone... more

79MICH210...
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in September 2014

Its set back from the main roads and feels like a standalone wilderness despite being only a few minutes away from civilisation. Its back to basics no electricity, only logs and gas but like us we're sure you won't want to leave either with its own little steam and idilic setting i'd def stay again :) more

AngMcD
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Hillview cottage is accessed by a challenging track but its definately worth it when you reach the cottage. The view is stunning and the cottage is lovely, it has all the facilities necessary for a relaxing break. We didn't miss electricity at all, it's charming with the woodburner burning and the candles lit. The dogs were in heaven with all... more

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