Torr Beag

Tayvallich near Kilmartin, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 955483)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Mr Cox
    June 2017
    “Very comfortable and well appointed ...”
    Very comfortable and well appointed house. Would benefit from Wifi and an airer outside to dry clothing. Only reason for not wanting to return is that I would prefer a property with a sea view.
    Very comfortable and well appointed house. Would benefit from Wifi and an airer outside to dry clothing. Only reason for not wanting to return is that I would prefer a property with a sea view.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

The property

Torr Beag is a modern, detached holiday cottage in Tayvallich, a charming harbour village on the shore of Loch Sween.

Situated in a small, secluded development made up of a handful of properties, with a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills, it is a wonderful place to stay for friends and families exploring the Argyll and Bute region of western Scotland.

Inside the cottage is a bright sitting room with a woodburner-style electric stove, where you can relax and put your feet up after a good, long walk exploring this stunning region.

Above the stove is a beautiful wood mantle, carved by a local man in the village.

Similar details can also be found in the kitchen and dining area, adding a lovely homely feel to the property.

The sitting room leads to the back of the property, into a spacious kitchen and dining area with double doors leading outside onto a charming patio.

The neighbour's pretty terrace garden provides good privacy and, as the space is a nice little sun trap, it makes a wonderful spot to enjoy breakfast on summer mornings.

On the ground floor is a family bathroom where you can unwind with a bubble bath, as well as a double bedroom with a clever, compact en-suite shower room.

Upstairs are two further bedrooms, a spacious master bedroom with views of the surrounding countryside, as well as a twin room.

Although Torr Beag is only a short walk from the harbour, shops and inn in Tayvallich, you can enjoy peace and quiet, and the pretty sound of birdsong whilst sitting outside.

A short walk from the property, away from Tayvallich village, is a wonderful beach called Carsaig Bay and you can also easily visit the Isle of Jura, with fast ferry crossings available across Jura Sound.

Within half an hour, you can enjoy walking and fishing on the Crinan Canal or explore the castle ruins at Kilmartin.

A wonderful holiday home for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with ultra realistic and very cosy Gazco Veriflame stove.

Amenities

  • Electric heating, Ultra realistic and very cosy Gazco Veriflame stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 6 mins walk
  • Note: WiFi available in village hotel

About the location

TAYVALLICH

Arichonan 3.5 miles; Crinan 8 miles; Kilmartin 11.5 miles; Lochgilphead 12 miles.

Situated on the Knapdale Peninsula to the west of Scotland, in the region known as Argyll and the Isles, Tayvallich is this charming harbour village with an excellent seafood restaurant, inn, coffee shop, shop and post office. The town’s name has Gaelic origins, and translates to 'the house of the pass’. It sits on the shore of Loch Sween in a horseshoe bay surrounded by woodland. A mecca for boating and sea kayaking with public slipway and pontoons. An all purpose sports court sits next to the village hall, where ceilidhs are regularly held. A 10 minute walk takes you to the opposite side of the peninsula, to a pretty little beach called Carsaig Bay where you can enjoy views across Jura Sound and spectacular sunsets over the Isle of Jura. Fast ferries travel across the sound so you can easily explore the island. On the peninsula itself, there is plenty to see and do to explore the history of this delightful area. Visit the medieval Chapel of Keills and admire its display of carved stones, as well as its beautiful view of the MacCormaig Islands. You can also explore the National Nature Reserve on the Taynish Peninsula, which is home to one of the oldest oak forests in Britain or explore the Scottish beaver trail in Knapdale Forest. The 12th century Castle Sween sits on the opposite side of the loch, and Kilmory beach is easy to reach and a lovely destination for an afternoon stroll and picnic. The village is an ideal base to explore the Mull of Kintyre and enjoy it’s world class golf courses, surfing and beaches or visit Oban, 1hrs drive north, gateway to the western isles. A stunning, secluded corner of Scotland, with endless heritage and beauty to discover as well as plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and fishing.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas