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The Knowe Upper

Taynuilt near Oban, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 927114)

4.9

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Review(s)

  • “Staying at The Knowe Upper - the best decision ever!”

    ! This is a totally fabulous property - ultra, ultra clean, comfortable, very warm, welcoming, bright, spacious and the very best of facilities and fixtures. It is also easy to ventilate - lovely new windows which open any way you want them to. Perfect, whether during a very cold winter or a warm summer. It really is in an ideal location, right in the centre of Taynuilt village, but tucked away from traffic and very quiet. A very friendly village, there are plenty amenities around - a fantastic ...

    ! This is a totally fabulous property - ultra, ultra clean, comfortable, very warm, welcoming, bright, spacious and the very best of facilities and fixtures. It is also easy to ventilate - lovely new windows which open any way you want them to. Perfect, whether during a very cold winter or a warm summer. It really is in an ideal location, right in the centre of Taynuilt village, but tucked away from traffic and very quiet. A very friendly village, there are plenty amenities around - a fantastic tea-room - The Robin 's Nest - a must for visiting - as well as a butcher, PO / shop, hairdresser, craft-shop and a very well-stocked food store, which is open early to late. All are a minute 's walk from the property. The train station is a couple of minutes away - no noise - and buses also stop nearby. You don 't actually see or hear them, but they are there! The Knowe is perfectly situated for trips to Oban, Mull, Lismore and for trips north and south, in the Argyll area. The owners are very welcoming indeed, very friendly and helpful and genuinely want those who stay at The Knowe to have a good holiday and all to be right for them. The beds are super comfy, there is a lot of storage and the bathroom is also spacious and totally pristine. Plenty hot water too. The kitchen is beautiful, super clean, with plenty crockery and utensils and all very good quality. It is also easy to keep clean and everything is just like it 's totally new - it 's like you are using it for the very first time! It is obvious that the owners refurbish regularly and really keep very high standards. I would totally recommend The Knowe Upper as a truly outstanding property, for a holiday in Argyll - I am very sure you would certainly not be at all disappointed. I 'm already looking forward to making a return visit - and it may very well not just be one visit - I should probably say visits!! Many thanks indeed to Iain and Shirli :) We really had a great time!!

    - Angela, October 2021

Knowe Cottages

These two cottages are located in a secluded spot next to the owner's home, just off the main street through Taynuilt. These two cottages share a spacious garden where you can relax and plan your day with the relaxing sound of the passing stream in the background. Each has been thoughtfully decorated and can sleep four people, and eight when booked together. The village centre is a few yards’ stroll away and here you will find a tea room, a butcher and a Post Office and store. There is so much to see and do around Taynuilt, whether it’s exploring the hills and mountains of this beautiful part of Scotland, fishing in one of the superb freshwater and seawater lochs or exploring ancient castles and archaeological sites. Why not visit Oban and take a boat trip to one of the many islands just off the coast or visit Ben Cruachan Power Station and take a venture inside a hollow mountain to visit the hydroelectric turbines? There is something for everyone around these delightful cottages, with a range of castles, mountain walks, golfing and fishing.

The property

This cottage is all first floor and is reached by a set of internal stairs.

With a king-size double bedroom and a twin bedroom, this cottage comfortably accommodates four people.

The open plan living accommodation comprises a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

With an optional interconnecting door with The Knowe Lower below, this lovely cottage can be opened out to accommodate eight people.

A delightful cottage surrounded by outstanding scenery.

Note: This property is above Ref. 927115, together they sleep 8.

Summary

  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric storage heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 3 miles
  • Note: There is a stream running round the lawn and there is a wall with a 2 ft
  • drop near the lawn, children to be supervised
  • Note: Mobile reception can be intermittent.

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About the location

TAYNUILT

Oban 12 miles.

The small attractive village of Taynuilt is situated 12 miles from the bustling town of Oban, known as the 'Gateway to the Isles'. Taynuilt sits on the southern shore of Loch Etive, in the shadow of the towering munro of Ben Cruachan. This peaceful village boasts a Post Office, pub, hairdresser, newsagent, butcher, grocer, Robin's Nest tea rooms and a 9 hole golf course. The area is a haven for hill walkers and nature lovers, with its spectacular scenery and the beauty of Loch Etive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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