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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay, the views are amazing."

    Thank you for your feedback - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Mar 2024

  • "This Property is even better in person, compared to the photos."

    The view is just stunning..... No matter if it's sitting in the living room area, or sitting at the breakfast bar, the ever changing colours of Bute is mesmerising. Even in the rain and snow! Basic shop within 1 minute walk, but a great village store 1.1 mile away in the next village of Kames, which means the next time we visit we won't need to bring even essentials. The flat was clean and well equipped (all information on the web page is correct regarding the info) The beds and couches are a comfy. The draw for me to come back was the view and the area, some brilliant places to visit nearby. The pub was very reasonable for drinks, the food was OK too. The information you recieve before your stay is very detailed relating to the flat, heating, the Internet etc. Contact the owner was quick, which is great. I cannot recommend a stay here enough. We will be back....

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that my flat and nearby facilities more than met your expectations. I hope that you are able to come back again another time. Best wishes, Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Feb 2024

  • "You could not beat the location of this apartment, with easy access to tea rooms and general store, or walks along the shore front."

    The view was amazing! The apartment itself is perfect, with everything needed to make your stay comfortable and was just as described in the details. Our only wish - that we could have stayed longer! The property owner is so very helpful and friendly, a pleasure to contact. We’d love to return.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I am delighted that everything was just right for you, and you are welcome back any time Best wishes Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful flat, unreal view even on a wet day."

    Ideal location for sunny walks and perfect flat for wet days inside

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was just right for you. Best wishes Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was wonderful, well equipped and everything we needed to have a wonderful stay."

    The views from the flat breathtaking, something to see all the time, we were fortunate enough to see otters. A fantastic place to explore a very unique and beautiful part of Scotland.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am delighted that everything was to your liking, and to see otters too, such a bonus for you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Aug 2023

  • "Top Flat Tighnabruaich."

    The view is absolutely amazing, looking across the loch to the Isle of Bute, is breath taking every morning. We had a wonderful stay at the flat. The flat contained everything you would require. End of the holiday season so it looked tired and used in a few places, but this was a minor issue compared to the stunning location. The bedding was fresh and smelt so clean and lovely, the beds were comfy and we all loved staying here. The kitchen was well equipped. We used this as a base to visit the local surrounding area around. Catching the ferry's across to Isle of Bute , Tarbert, Isle of Gigha, Isle of Arron. Getting around was easy, just turn up to a ferry terminal and pay as you get on. Buses are available and regular around each island. We explored the Kintyre peninsular, Dunoon and had a day trip on the Waverley which left from Tighnabruaich to Ardrishaig. Lots of wildlife to see. Birds, Seals, red squirrels (near Carry's farm area 10 min drive away from the flat) dolphins and deer. This coast line has some amazing beaches golden sand as far as you can see, so undisturbed and beautiful. Ettrick bay on Isle Bute, Twin beaches on Isle of Gigha, Ostel bay (Kilbride bay) Which is a short drive away from the top flat, park at the side of the ice cream shop and a pleasant walk through the woods and sand duns to a perfectly unspoilt bay. Paths all the way so easily accessible. The west coast along Arron is full of seals and Brodick has a lovely beach. We took paddleboards, and our lad loved snorkelling watching the crabs and flat fish. Its the west coast so the weather does change quickly from sun to rain and even hail in August, but you cant control he weather so be prepared and just make the most of what this beautiful coast line has to offer. Communication with the flat owner was brilliant. We would highly recommend this area to visit we had a brilliant family holiday here and many memories made. Thank you.

    Thank you for your very detailed review, it is very helpful for me and your experiences are very helpful for other guests too Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2023

  • "A great flat in a perfect location."

    The bench along the whole back wall below the windows that stretch the whole width of the flat was a highlight. The photos don’t quite do justice to how amazing the 180° view is.

    Thank you for your wonderful comments - I am delighted that you liked the flat and enjoyed your stay Best wishes Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic flat, for a wonderful holiday!"

    Views totally mesmerising!

    Thank you for the great feedback - I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay Best wishes Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Top flat was perfect!"

    Spotlessly clean and very welcoming. Gorgeous views helped by glorious weather. We know Tighnabruaich very well and this was the perfect base for our trip. Comfy beds and well equipped kitchen. Can't recommend enough, and we'll definitely be back.

    Thank you so much for your glowing feedback. I am delighted that the flat was ideal for you, and you are welcome back any time Best wishes Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful - as lovely as advertised."

    Super comfortable - there were two of us so we didn't need the two other bedrooms. Perfect in all regards. Stunning view from the big windows out into the loch and across to the mountains of the isle of Bute. We arrived by train, ferry, and bus from Glasgow via Dunoon (spent a night there). Travel was relatively easy and fun. Met all sorts of kind people on our day trips around the area (great helpful bus drivers and ferry guys), and chatted happily w/folks (and their dogs!) at the nice (super convenient) friendly Tighnabruaich Hotel Pub and Restaurant across the street (good food as well as lovely people). Decent convenient food store 1-minute walk around the corner. Twenty-minute walk to Kames, where there is another bigger store and a Hotel/Restaurant for a meal. Also visited Trabert and Rothesay (on Bute) via ferry and bus. But the most special thing was the flat, with its glorious views and super comfortable layout. For periodic heat we used only the wood-burning fireplace (iron stove). Kitchen facilities were great - all needs were met re appliances, dishes, utensils, etc, including a welcome basket w/coffee, tea, cookies. All in all a really wonderful experience, and, as we have said, a really perfect apartment. Well worth the trip from a noisy bustling New York City apartment replete with sirens and crowded avenues to that peaceful beautiful western Scotland village flat...

    What wonderful feedback, thank you so much. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay (including the multi transport journey!), and that you had everything you needed at the flat. Best wishes Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roxie5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful flat at the beatiful location."

    What not to love? We have had an amazing time staying there. The flat has everything you need and require. Every morning we were woken up by the most beatiful view . came back home energised and appreciative of peace and tranquility of Argyll.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday and that you loved the flat. Best wishes, Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alicja5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a wonderful place to stay the views from the flat over the water looking at Bute are out of this word."

    The change in the light and colour give a kaleidoscope effect and the stars at night just finished it off. I will return. The flat was very well equipped above a antique shop and a convenient store near by.The Heritage shop was award winning in my eyes . There was a pier near by for those who like to fish. Perfect in every way.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday, and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    The views from the window were superb. It was so peaceful and we visited other areas. We think we have found our second favourite part of Scotland. The only slight issue was that the neighbours liked to play their music loud through the day but always turned it off by six pm. Overall it didn't spoil our week. Came home relaxed and chilled. Well worth the seven hour drive from Leeds. Thank you for lending your flat to us for the week.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. Best wishes, Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "It should be worth noting that there are 35 steps from the ground floor to the flat - 17 outside and 18 inside so if carrying heavy luggage this might be a problem."

    Also our ageing dog struggled with these said steps. That said what a view looking out over the Kyles of Bute. Thinking of heading back next year.

    Reviewed by John4.1Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful position with lovely views, very comfortable bed and heating and hot water system very efficient."

    Some of the saucepans and utensils were past their best. There was some mould by the kitchen sink. Otherwise perfectly acceptable.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am very pleased that you liked the flat and that everything was to your liking. I am looking into the points you have raised and have ordered some replacement pots and pans and also asked my cleaners to remove any mould around the kitchen sink. Best wishes, Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roderick4.1Jun 2022

  • "We would highly recommend this property."

    The flat is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The expansive windows in the main living area provide a fantastic viewpoint across the peninsula. Moreover it’s central location means you’re close to shops, a cafe, art gallery and shops. We definitely hope to return :-)

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and I hope you do come back in the future. Best wishes Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0May 2022

  • "Second time we’ve stayed in Top Flat."

    Great views and location. Very cosy and comfortable.

    Thank you, I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay again. Best wishes, Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Apr 2022

  • "The property was great and in a fantastic location, with cafes, a shop and places to eat within walking distance."

    The views from the flat were stunning. We would definitely return to this property for a holiday.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and comments. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and you will be most welcome to return for another holiday in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at the Top Flat and as per all the reviews the view was to die for, literally spent hours staring out at the wonderful vista."

    . Apart from the view the highlight of the flat for us was the open fire bag the flat was so warm. We had a couple of queries which were dealt with quickly by the owner who was absolutely lovely. The village itself is small but had what we needed, small shop for basics and a pub but as the nearest large supermarket is quite far we’d recommend taking everything you want with you if you can. Tip if you’re into your seafood take the ferry over to Tarbert and get the fresh seafood on the harbour (Prentice Seafoods) absolutely delicious and very good price. It had all we needed for a very cosy and relaxing weeks, we hope to go back! Thanks very much

    Thank you for your positive feedback, it is much appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie3.8Jan 2022

  • "In general, wow!"

    The lodgings were absolutely wonderful. There is an array of windows which serves a picturesque view at all times, no matter the weather. The facilities provided all work in good condition, especially the heating, which can be either prepared with the chimney or with a normal radiator. We didn't have the chance to try the chimney but the normal heating was very effective. The spacious flat was also very clean. The last thing to add is the great communication with the homeowner, definitely making our first stay in Scotland much smoother and without any worries.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was to your satisfaction. Best wishes, Rhonda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michal5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Great base for exploring the area - walking and accessing the water with our kayaks. Views from the flat were outstanding, and while it rained for the first three days of our stay, seeing the sun and moon rise over the Kyles each day during the second half of the week was stunning!

    Thank you for your positive feedback. I am glad that you had such a good time, even with the rain! The views are indeed stunning and the changing weather patterns can be quite spectacular Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Oct 2021

  • "The flat is perfect for a peaceful and restful holiday."

    The views are stunning from the windows of the flat. The bed is really comfortable and we had a good week . The bathroom is adequate but could do with upgrading looking a little tired.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. I have taken onboard your comment about the bathroom - it has recently been refurbished, however I will look at it with "fresh eyes" to see what else can be improved upon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shane4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation with spectacular views."

    Lots of steps though so not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Sep 2021

  • "It is a nice flat with stunning views."

    Bathroom could do with updating. Dining area stools and breakfast bar not very comfortable. No tin opener. On the whole, an enjoyable stay. A ideal base for touring the surrounding area and visiting Isle of Bute. We would stop there again!

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Sep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation views were simply stunning."

    Thank you for your positive feedback - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely flat In a beautiful location."

    Waking up to that view every morning was idyllic.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - I am glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Jul 2021

  • "A really relaxing stay and super weather."

    The flat has everything you need and is very comfortable. Loved the area. People so friendly and the villages along the coast have lots of character. The real bonus for the flat is the view. Wow, just wow!

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2021

  • "The flat was lovely and in a great location."

    It provided everything we needed for the week away and the view was excellent.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2021

  • "Very relaxing holiday."

    Amazing views - I would have been happy to sit and look out of the huge windows all week! Well worth the steep stairs. Local shop and tearooms were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful flat with windows along the width of the property offering panoramic views to Bute and we could even see Arran away in the distance."

    Watching the moon rise and reflect on the sea was magical. We had two stunning, sunny days and so took advantage of the beautiful local walks. A really lovely, friendly area to visit and our only regret was we couldn’t stay longer. The flat was spotless, warm and comfortable and had everything we needed. We’ll definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2020

  • "The property was as described, it was spotless with all the amenities we required."

    Beautiful views over the Kyles of Bute from the large windows. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely relaxing stay here, everything was as described and the owner was very helpful."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2020

  • "This accommodation was amazing the views and the location was perfect."

    Everyone was so friendly, pub over the road did good food and was dog friendly and well a stocked shop next door was a bonus. Don’t be put off by the steps or the parking it was so worth it to have the pleasure of staying in such a lovely location so close to the sea. The weather was wet but it was always good to get back to the flat as it was so lovely and warm.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Brilliant accommodation in a breathtaking location."

    Could not have asked for better.

    Reviewed by Martha5.0Dec 2019

  • "It was lovely will book it again."

    Reviewed by Marinda5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was our 2nd holiday at Top Flat, had another fantastic week."

    Flat is comfy, clean, warm and very well equipped with everything you need. Fantastic views and local walks. Would recommend for anyone who is able to manage the steps up. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Beautiful area, friendly people."

    Places to visit and see for a week. Well equipped with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Dominic4.1Sep 2019

  • "Spectacular views across the Bay."

    Lovely walk along the shore every morning with the dog. Nice places to eat within walking distance. Friendly people in the village too. Our teenage sons hired bikes + helmets for the day £15 each. Thought we saw a seal on the last day...

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2019

  • "The flat had everything required for a "home from home" holiday, and the local people we met in the shops and cafes were all friendly and welcoming."

    The only negative aspect of the week was the weather! It rained heavily from the middle of our week there, which is quite normal for western Scotland. Other than that, I had a good holiday.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0May 2019

  • "Had lovely break , flat was first class for views from large windows ..."

    Had lovely break , flat was first class for views from large windows Tighnabruaich is a lovely village with very good eateries in the village and close by , if you want to venture out of village there are lots of places drivable for days out would love to return to Top Flat and Tighnabruaich

    Reviewed by Virginia4.7May 2019

  • "Truly a fantastic seaside holiday property!"

    Views are outstanding across the water to the island of Bute. Space is amazing and the long window seat is perfect for relaxing and watching yachts drift by and seabirds on or beside the water. The kitchen is thoughtfully equipped with all you will need and we loved the touch of a welcoming tea/coffee tray for the two of us on our arrival. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was also thoughtfully equipped. There were two other bedrooms which we didn't need, one a single and the other with a bunk bed, so the flat is ideal for a family break. We had fabulous weather all weekend and it was so peaceful to enjoy a glass of wine in the back garden sitting at the wall which overlooks the shore and sea. This was a very, last minute break and the owner was really helpful in organising this for us which was very much appreciated. All in all a PERFECT chill out weekend flat - or week if you're very lucky!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was just perfect."

    Such a well stocked little home, I hardly needed to bring anything but clothes! We had a fabulous time - it rained relentlessly but the view more than made up for it. Fantastic fishing to be had, brilliant neighbours, comfy beds (soooo cozy!) and an all round wonderful week. Thank you so much Rhonda and Brenda. Just lovely. We will definitely be coming again.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Aug 2018

  • "Top flat!"

    Reviewed by Gottfried4.7Jul 2018

  • "A nice spot, though the area tends to slow down and in a lot of cases things are shut for winter by the beginning of November."

    The flat itself is as advertised, though the view is incredible and the pictures really don't do it justice. The wood provided for the fireplace was not nearly enough, though we were informed that bringing our own was advised as the local supply was unpredictable. Electricity heaters were also great, though the power is prepaid and there is an extra cost if you run out -don't worry though, we were provided with more than enough for our stay. Everything was amazing. a really good place to stay, and the locals are very open and friendly. The local restaurant across the road (Botanica) is really good, the pub was very homely and the driving in the area is lovely, with quite (if narrow in places) roads.

    Reviewed by Jean-pierre4.8Nov 2017

  • "***** 5 Stars."

    Stunning location, spectacular views, perfect top floor apartment. Exactly as outlined on the website and very easy to book and organise with Sykes and Rhonda, the property owner. Will be recommending to everyone and anyone and will be booking to stay again.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2017

  • "All good. Very clean."

    Would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Gillian D5.0Mar 2017

  • "The flat we stayed in had outstanding views over the Kyles of Bute,although there was only 2 of us and a small dog there is plenty of room for a family of 4 or 5."

    The people in the village were extremely pleasant always stopping to talk to us and the flat was ideally situated very close to the local shops and across from the local hotel.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Nov 2016

  • "Fab holiday and a fantastic location."

    The ONLY reason we wouldn't re-book this accommodation is that we have now explored this area, and there are so many more places to visit. Would definitely recommend it to other families wanting a comfortable, reasonably priced holiday in the area. The view from the panoramic lounge windows is just fabulous - you'd never get bored of it! The only comment I would make is that the pictures on your website show a telescope in the lounge, which isn't there in reality. Fortunately we had taken 3 sets of binoculars, and there was a set there too.

    Reviewed by Sue4.2Oct 2016

  • "Lovely flat with fantastic views."

    Stairs were fine for us but might be tricky if you have any mobility issues. Bathroom was fine but could have done with more ventilation. We loved this flat though, it was simply brilliant.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2016

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  • All second floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area
  • Property is heated with Fischer central heating system
  • Note: Apartment is accessed via external and internal staircases.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Roadside parking in street next to cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Shared lawned garden to rear
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: The foot of the garden is unfenced with a short drop to the shore - children to be supervised and care taken at all times.

The property

This second floor holiday apartment is superbly located in the delightful village of Tighnabruaich on the Kyles of Bute in beautiful Argyllshire.

Providing practical, comfortable accommodation, this Argyll holiday apartment is ideal for families or friends looking for a relaxing stay in one of the most scenic parts of Scotland.

All on the second floor level, and with stunning views over the Kyles of Bute towards the Isle of Bute, this Argyll self-catering apartment has three bedrooms, which include a double, a bunk room and a small single room.

The spacious open plan living accommodation in this Argyll holiday apartment comprises a fitted kitchen and breakfast bar and a comfortable sitting area, an ideal spot for relaxing on chillier evenings.

Outside this Argyll self-catering apartment is a shared garden overlooking the sea, a perfect place to sit with a drink and take in the wonderful views.

The attractive village of Tighnabruaich has much to delight the holidaymaker with its gift shop, art gallery, cafes and restaurants.

Popular for sailing, Tighnabruaich has its own sailing school and the spectacular scenery means the area is ideal for walking and cycling too.

A charming Scotland holiday apartment, to be enjoyed throughout the year.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

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About the location


Dunoon 23 miles; Inverary 40 miles.

Tighnabruaich nestles on Argyll’s Secret Coast and is an area of stunning natural beauty. It sits on the east coast of Loch Fyne and overlooks the Kyles of Bute, the narrow sea channel separating the north part of the Island of Bute from the Cowal Peninsula. The area offers spectacular hills, glens, beaches and crystal clear waters ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, sailing or diving. The village is home to welcoming cafes and restaurants offering superb locally caught seafood. The Tighnabruaich Gallery offers a varied selection of contemporary Scottish artists and the Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park in the grounds of a Victorian house is a unique and unusual outdoor gallery. With the spectacular Inverary Castle a short drive away and Glasgow reached in 2 hours by car, Tighnabruaich is an ideal holiday location.

Please Note: 7/14 Nights only during Christmas period

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas