In a secluded and tranquil location, with stunning views of Loch Riddon in the Kyles of Bute, this spacious, modernised holiday cottage stands in mature, landscaped gardens with its own private beach, two moorings, a reinforced grass slipway and several acres of woodland just north of the village of Colintraive - which faces Bute, the most accessible of the Western Isles. The nearest pub/restaurant is 2½ miles away.
Just 40 miles from Glasgow airport, Tigh-na-Creige is the perfect place to fall off the world. The deep glens and narrow sea lochs are typical of the west coast and there is a huge selection of Scottish wildlife to be found - including deer, seals and birds of prey. The nearby villages of Colintraive and Tighnabruaich lie in the heart of west coast sailing country. The Cowal Gathering, the world’s biggest Highland Games, is held in nearby Dunoon – which also has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. And the beautiful isles of Bute and Arran are easily accessed by ferry or visitors’ own boats. Rothesay on Bute is only 12 miles away and offers alternative shops, restaurants and bars as well as numerous visitor attractions, including the renowned Mount Stuart; while Loch Lomond National park is just 15 miles away - adding to the cottage’s appeal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities - and boasting much breathtaking scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious forests.
However, easy loch-side walks start right outside the front door. The nearby scenic viewing platform overlooking the Kyles is renowned as one of the most picturesque in Scotland - and many of the local beaches match this description. The immediate area is packed with more challenging leisure activities - with horse riding, a sailing school, climbing, quad biking, high-speed RIB boat tours, golf and outdoor education centres all available locally.
Nearby, the magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens (Mar-Oct) is well worth a visit. Tigh-na-Creige has been fully refurbished to an exacting four-star standard. Most rooms have sea views. Shop 2½ miles.
Accommodation on one level. 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.
- Open fire - initial fuel inc, thereafter logs avail locally
- Elec and full oil CH inc (Winter £25pw, £15 per short break)
- Bed linen and towels inc
- TV/video/DVD (small library)
- Radio/cassette/CD (library)
- Bose iPod docking station
- Elec range inc
- Additional fridge
- Wine cooler fridge
- Large enclosed garden with sheltered patio and furniture
- Ample parking
- Large secure cycle store
- Midge eater
- 220 yds private stony beach with reinforced grass slipway and two moorings
- Sea fishing foc
- No smoking
- NB: 2 small unfenced streams in garden
Customer Reviews of Tigh-na-Creige,Colintraive, sleeps 8
1st comment: The house worked really well for an extended family group of eight. We enjoyed the characterful dining area at the centre of the house with its view over the loch. Sept 2010.
2nd comment: Really really lovely, we all had super time, excellent. Sept 2010.
3rd comment: The photographs in the brochure were fantastic but we felt they didnt do the property justice - the property was more than we could have wanted with everything we needed. May 2010.
4th comment: Excellent property, all mod cons, beautiful views, peaceful. Had a lovely family Christmas holiday here. Dec 2009.
5th comment: The view from the cottage was wonderful - so peaceful and relaxing. Oct 2009.
6th comment: The situation of the property offers supurb views of the idyllic location. Oct 2009.
7th comment: It was very well equipped - presumably because the owners used it themselves ie it was not just a basic rent for income property. June 2009.
8th comment: Very modern and clean. July 2009.
9th comment: We loved the smell of the garden roses in front of the house. The rear outside table and chairs were sited in a real sun trap. June 2009.
10th comment: Accommodation over and above what we expected; every detail catered for; all home comforts thought of. May 2009.
11th Comment The property was beautifully presented with a very high standard throughout. The area was beautiful, safe, peaceful and ideal for the holiday we were looking for. We even managed the 5 mile round walk to Colintraive just to get chocolate from the local shop!! March 2009.
12th Comment Excellent accommodation, wonderful aspect and surroundings. Beautifully maintained. A joy to spend time in. Feb 2009.
13th Comment The cottage, weather etc were better than we could have imagined. We will go again. Nov 2008.