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Hillview Cottage

30 reviews
Living room wood burning stove and leather sofa
Living room and dining table
Master bedroom
Bathroom view from Kitchen
Bridge over the Allt Dubh stream in front of cottage
Cottage in winter snow
Cottage from West side
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
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. Completely off grid, 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.

Situated 1.5 miles north of the villages of Tighnabruaich and the ad...
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Listing #HL240930
About the Owner
Peter R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We prefer a very hands-off approach to interaction in keeping with this quiet, serene experience. Keys will be left near to the cottage to be collected at any time, without notice, and returned similarly. We will provide a text message to check guests have arrived and all is well, receipt being subject to connectivity, Vodafone being the best service provider in the area. We are happy to answer any questions at any time via text, email or mobile phone, and local assistance is on hand if required.
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

A perfect place for a relaxing, peaceful getaway. Quiet, safe and everything you need in the cottage. Clean and very welcoming cottage. Wonderful walking and cycling trails in every direction. Many great places for exploring around the cottage for kids, and the young at heart....More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Loved Hillview Cottage, the best holiday we've had for years, a proper chance to switch off. Were extremely lucky with the weather, sunny during the days and clear nights giving great views of the night sky and the milky way. Our dogs enjoyed themselves too,...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The cottage and views are amazing. The cottage is dog friendly and there are plenty of walks in the surrounding area. We had our Chrismas break at the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the area. The cottage has everything you need...More

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  • Alarm Clock
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
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
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We ask guests to respect others and if you are a smoker, you must only smoke outside of the property. Thank you!
    1 Full bath
    1 Bunk
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 1 night
GBP 70
GBP 80
30 Jun 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
peak summer
7 nights -- --
GBP 455
29 Sep 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
autumn / winter
4 nights
GBP 85
GBP 95
GBP 455
22 Dec 2018 -
28 Dec 2018
5 nights
GBP 85
GBP 95
GBP 455
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Extra double bed - lower bunk: AU$17 / stay - Fee
  • Etra single bed - upper bunk: AU$9 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
During the summer season we will consider durations other than 1 week, depending upon timing and availability. Please contact us for further information.

Payment includes wood for the stove and fire, candles, linen, towels and tea towels. Please note the above tariffs relate to linen and towels for 1 double bed. For additional linen and towels, a further £10 is applicable for the second double bed and a further £5 for the single.
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About the neighbourhood
Tighnabruaich and it's adjoining neighbouring village of Kames are located on the Kyles of Bute at the southern tip of the Cowal peninsula, which lies between the Isle of Bute and the Kintyre / Campbeltown peninsula. The sheltered coastal waters and breathtaking scenery of the hidden peninsula combine to make the area an idyllic choice for people looking for tranquility and a peaceful getaway.

There is no real throughput of traffic, people visit specifically as their destination, and the laid-back community feel of the peninsula is much akin to that of an island.

The villages are approximately 2 hours from Glasgow, whether you chose the ferry route from Gourock over the Clyde estuary, and the drive past Loch Tarsan, Loch Striven and Loch Riddon, or the drive round past Loch Lomond...
Getting around
From the cottage there are tracks and pathways to the explore the vicinity and the Cowal Way path route is only 250 metres away. The peninsular is ideal for cycling to get around, especially for the more intrepid, to go further afield.

Ferry links from Portavadie to the Kintyre Peninsula and from Colintraive to the Isle of Bute provide excellent opportunities for exploring more of the region. Public buses provide access to the ferry terminals and beyond, but make sure of the timetables before venturing forth as times can be limited, especially at the weekend.

Check out lovely quiet tracks and roadways online and on ordinance survey to explore quiet and serene places, some of which are mentioned in the information pack supplied.
Car advised
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...
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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