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Tighnabruaich, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 18328)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SylviaMay 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 MichaelApr 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 AngelaFeb 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 MarieJan 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 MichalDec 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 MichaelOct 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 ShaneSep 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 KateSep 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 KarenSep 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 SheilaAug 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 VickyJul 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 RichardJun 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 GemmaMay 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 SheilaOct 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 ShirleyOct 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 DonnaSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 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 JackieDec 2019

  • "Brilliant accommodation in a breathtaking location."

    Could not have asked for better.

    Reviewed by MarthaDec 2019

  • "It was lovely will book it again."

    Reviewed by JohnNov 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 MartinNov 2019

  • "Beautiful area, friendly people."

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

    Reviewed by DominicSep 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 ElizabethJul 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 JessicaMay 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 VirginiaMay 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 KarenApr 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 NaomiAug 2018

  • "Top flat!"

    Reviewed by GottfriedJul 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-pierreNov 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 TomApr 2017

  • "All good. Very clean."

    Would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Gillian DMar 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 FrankNov 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 SueOct 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 PaulAug 2016

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Summary

  • 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 with multi-fuel stove
  • Property is heated with Fischer central heating system
  • Note: Apartment is accessed via external and internal staircases.
  • Electric heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Electricity and starter pack for multi-fuel stove 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...

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About the location

TIGHNABRUAICH

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas