Tigh-na-Creige ref: SHHY

Colintraive, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Tucked away in a small corner of Argyll’s Secret Coast, one of the most enchanting parts of the west of Scotland, is Tigh-na-Creige - the ‘house on the crag.’ This is many peoples’ dream of a secret cottage by the sea!

This warm, welcoming and contemporary cottage commands breathtaking views of the sea just north of the celebrated Kyles of Bute. Overlooking the mountains of the Cowal Peninsula and situated in five acres of grounds, this is a captivating waterfront location on Loch Riddon with its own secret, sheltered stony beach with a private grass slipway.

Built on one level, the owner has remodelled the space to allow the kitchen to flow seamlessly into the dining area, creating a wonderfully hospitable place for families and friends. It offers spacious open-plan living with comfortable sofas, perfect for enjoying a good book or a favourite film in front of the cosy log-burning fire. Tigh-na-Creige’s kitchen is fully equipped with a range cooker, a halogen hob, a combination microwave oven, two fridges, superb kitchenware and an inspirational chef’s library. It will delight the most enthusiastic of cooks, who will also be impressed by the very high quality of the local produce which includes meat from the Isle of Bute and real ale as well as seafood from Loch Fyne. The oak laminate floor, oak doors and pale walls create a relaxing contemporary feel, blended with the warmth of a traditional cosiness. There is atmospheric lighting, while numerous pieces from the owner’s private art collection add colour, individuality and quirkiness.

Guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea, the spectacular scenery of the cottage’s gardens and woodland, and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. Loch Riddon is a designated Scottish National Scenic Area, with a famous viewing platform facing the cottage on the opposite shore. This area has featured in many Visit Scotland TV commercials because of its beauty. The outside works as an extension of the interior space, so guests feel part of the spectacular seaside environment. Just beside the kitchen there is a small sun trap area providing a secluded spot for dining al fresco, with a log-burning chiminea for the cooler evenings.

The front of the house has its own balcony providing the ideal spot to watch the sun go down whilst enjoying a glass of whisky and to marvel at the ever-changing views of the sea loch and inland glen. You may also see some of the wildlife that Scotland is famous for, including nesting ospreys, red kites, golden eagles, sea eagles, red deer and red squirrels. The seas are home to otters, seals, sea lions, porpoises, dolphins, sharks and even whales, and binoculars are thoughtfully provided to watch the boats and the wildlife.

Being set on the shoreline, this cottage has access to a mooring (by arrangement), and is perfect for joggers, walkers and cyclists wanting to take in the views. The sea welcomes kayakers, sailors and fishermen, and stalking and coarse angling are available locally.

The west coast of Scotland boasts isolated beaches, pretty villages, delightful fishing ports and some great local dining pubs. Popular tourist attractions include Mount Stuart, Inverary Castle, the towering trees of Ardkinglass, Benmore Botanical Gardens and seasonal visits to Rothesay and Tighnabruaich from the world’s only ocean-going paddle steamer, ‘The Waverley’. The Isles of Bute, Arran, Jura and Islay are all easily reached by ferry.

Guests here will find tranquillity, wildlife, stunning scenery and a home from home in a gem of a secret cottage. Shop, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Entrance porch with five steps to the garden (with six steps from the drive to the house). Oak laminate flooring throughout. Large living room with open fire. Large open-plan living/dining area, leading to well-equipped kitchen with a range cooker, door and three steps to the patio area. Master bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobe. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and fitted wardrobe. Fully tiled bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet, heated towel rail and airing cupboard. Double bedroom with fitted wardrobe. Adjacent fully tiled shower room with double power shower and toilet.

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Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating and electricity included (Winter £25 per week, £15 per short break). Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with garden furniture. Patio with garden furniture, BBQ and chiminea. Firepit (beside the sea). Sea fishing. Bike store. Ample parking. Grass slipway to stony beach and 2 moorings, 220 yards. Midge eater. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps from the kitchen to the patio and 5 steps from the porch to the garden with 2 small unfenced streams. This property has a security deposit of £100.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Dunoon + ferry crossing
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    19.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

As you travel through Argyll, highland Scotland merges with the Scottish lowlands. In the north of the region is the bustling fishing port of Oban. Surrounded by the sweeping mountains of Lorn this is the ideal base from which to tour the Highlands to the north.

The Isle of Mull is only a short ferry trip away. Mull's capital, Tobermory, is instantly recognised by its famous brightly painted buildings. The island has a fascinating history being once home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean and site of the clan's ancient Duart Castle which has spectacular views from its battlements.

South along the coast are the unspoilt glens and bays of Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the islands of Islay and Jura which are easily reached by ferry. Visit the whitwashed houses of Inveraray and the turreted Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll. Campbelltown in Kintyre was the scene of Viking repulsions at Saddell Abbey and has some lovely beaches nearby.

The captivating Isle of Bute lies at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, a place of tranquil relaxation with sheltered coves and sandy bays. Ideal for leisurely hiking and easy-going cycling on quiet back roads. Maybe take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle or Mount Stuart - the House and gardens of the Marquess of Bute.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.

Vikingar!

A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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