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Corranbuie

Corranbuie near Tarbert, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 1021296)

3.9

Good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • “Unfortunately this was the most disappointing holiday.”

    The house was filthy. Dead flies on the windowsill, thick cobwebs that had clearly been there for years, springs almost through the mattresses on upstairs beds, wallpaper that was rippled with dampness at front door, black spores in bathroom that had been wiped over and made it worse, thick dust on mantelpiece in snug hall area, mushroom growing in toilet, thick mould on windows when you open them. No basin. No washing cloths. The absolute worst thing was the access to the property from the ...

    The house was filthy. Dead flies on the windowsill, thick cobwebs that had clearly been there for years, springs almost through the mattresses on upstairs beds, wallpaper that was rippled with dampness at front door, black spores in bathroom that had been wiped over and made it worse, thick dust on mantelpiece in snug hall area, mushroom growing in toilet, thick mould on windows when you open them. No basin. No washing cloths. The absolute worst thing was the access to the property from the road was deadly. It’s on a horrendous bend and on our day of departure there was a near miss. Thankfully everyone was ok. I visited here 25 years ago. The furniture is the same except the sofa and wardrobes. Lino Flooring is the same in hallway, snug hall and kitchen and dining area. Same dining table and all scratches. Old tired cooker too. I thought it was a nice touch to leave us a little welcome pack with cake wine and coffee tea and milk. Until we looked at the date on the milk which was 2 weeks out of date. :( We returned here as it was our first holiday as a couple all those years ago. However it’s had nothing done in all those years apart from new windows (which as I say are filthy when you open them) and the access to the property must be fixed. I was glad to leave and felt lucky we got away from the property without a smash. Beware if you have a dog as it’s not enclosed garden and onto a very busy road. The view was still as lovely if you go to the shore however trees are being allowed to grow randomly and now starting to block view from cottage. It is a very tired cottage. Extremely Disappointed is an understatement !

    - Mrs Findlay, October 2021

    I contacted the guest three days before checking in by text and by email to let them know they can contact me any time of the day should they have any questions or problems. They made no attempt to do so. Any issues with cleaning could have been dealt with in a matter of hours. There is a complaint about a lack of basin and wash cloths. Very few people use these nowadays. Also, there is a dishwasher for guests' use anyway. All mattresses were purchased December 2019, but we are happy to replace them whenever necessary - again a simple phone call would have led to mattresses being delivered the next day. The road - it is a very long and windy road with hundreds of similar properties including holiday lets and hotels along its length, all the way down to Campbeltown. Many motorists do speed. There is a mirror opposite to help drivers emerging from our driveway. There are also signs warning of a hidden entrance. The guest seems to have a questionable memory from their visit 25 years ago! The furniture, except antique items made of solid wood, are not the same. The dining table is solid wood and being a natural material it will scratch if mistreated. We sand and polish regularly, with the last job on it done on 17/5/2021 - I am happy to supply before and after photos. Floors in the hallway, kitchen and dining area used to be grey. These were replaced on 18 &19/5/2021. Even the colour is different. I am once again happy to provide before and after pictures along with receipts from the flooring company. Floor in the snug is solid wood. This was sanded and cleaned during February this year when the house was closed due to lockdown. The cooker is an older model but works perfectly fine. Every other white good in the kitchen and utility area was replaced this spring. Milk - the housekeeper did admit to not checking dates on milk sachets. We are sorry. But the guest failed to mention that we also provide fresh milk that was left in the fridge, along with cake, eggs, tea, coffee and wine. The garden - Corranbuie lies in about 4.5 acres of grounds and is bordered by a burn, the loch, a road and woods. So it is not an enclosed garden and we never claim it to be. The openness is, infact, one of the attractions! 'Random trees' - They are not random. They are part of the appeal of our property. Roe deer visit us most days and I have so many pictures of them among the trees. Many bird watchers come here to admire the birds perched on them. There is a bench by the shoreline if one wishes to look at the loch and nothing else. Once again, the guest had our mobile number and email address along with express instructions from us to contact us at any time if they have any questions or problems. They failed to do so, instead resorting to some strange and inaccurate comparison to a visit 25 years ago when this property would have been owned by someone else. Thank you. Property Owner

The property

Tarbert 2.3 miles.

In a secluded and scenic spot of Scotland, Corranbuie promises an idyllic escape for you and your loved ones from which to explore the natural beauty of Tarbert and beyond.

Resting on the loch-side, this detached white-washed cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends seeking a tranquil retreat.

Inside, you will find a scatter of traditionally-styled rooms inviting you in to unwind; the snug can be found first, boasting an open fire to snuggle up in front of with a good book selected from one of the rooms in the property, this area is perfect for some quiet time in between adventures.

Move through past the utility area and into the kitchen, a modest spot, this room is still sure to be the heart of the house where you can prepare a tasty treat for your loved one to be enjoyed together in the dining room before spreading out for an evening of board games, with the backdrop of the loch bringing a welcoming bright and airy setting to the room.

Settle down in the sitting room with the warmth of the woodburning stove creating a homely aura as you sink into the sofas and flick on the television.

At the end of your days, the three well-presented bedrooms are perfect for catching up on your rest, featuring a ground-floor double, a further double and a twin room, you can find each of these rooms providing a simple but stylish interior, as well as ample storage space for your personal belongings.

Outside you can find a wide range of fun for you and your canine companions; go wild swimming in the loch, or simply sit back and watch the boats collect the mussels soaking up on the shore, or for a day out enriched with natural beauty, explore the woodlands before heading back inside for an evening of family time.

The local area of Corranbuie is extremely idyllic, with nearby Tarbert offering all the essentials of a local shop and pub, as well as boasting historic castle ruins and even its own art gallery.

Take a trip over to the Isle of Arran for a day out full of scenic adventure, or simply stay at Corranbuie and soak in your surroundings from your own fantastic holiday home; you'll be sure to want to return!

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and extra sofa bed for additional sleeping room for two
  • Snug with open fire
  • Central heating, woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawn and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 2.4 miles
  • Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £125

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location

TARBERT

Lochgilphead 14 miles.

Built around an inlet on Loch Fyne, Tarbert has long been both a harbour and a key strategic point in the history of Scotland's rugged West Coast. Tarbert once required three castles to protect it, and the ruins of one of these can still be visited today. Built around the natural harbour, fishing and sailing continue to play an important part in the life of the village. There are many annual events to interest all tastes including the sailing regatta on Loch Fyne, seafood and music festivals. The 87 mile Kintyre Way stretches from Tarbert to the south of the Kintyre Peninsula, and offers walking for all levels and with ferry connections to Islay and Arran, there is simply no better location to relax and explore this rugged and picturesque part of Scotland.

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £125

This property offers the following short breaks:

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