Holiday House Details
(12 reviews)
From £850 per week
Sleeps 12
6 bedrooms
4 doubles, 1 single, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 07 Jan 2017Fri 10 Feb 2017£850£255
Sat 11 Feb 2017Fri 07 Apr 2017£950£285
Sat 08 Apr 2017Fri 28 Apr 2017£1,250£375
Sat 29 Apr 2017Fri 26 May 2017£1,150£345
Sat 27 May 2017Fri 02 Jun 2017£1,250£375
Sat 03 Jun 2017Fri 23 Jun 2017£1,250£375
Sat 24 Jun 2017Fri 08 Sep 2017£1,400£420
Sat 09 Sep 2017Fri 22 Sep 2017£1,250£375
Sat 23 Sep 2017Fri 06 Oct 2017£1,150£345
Sat 07 Oct 2017Fri 27 Oct 2017£1,250£375
Sat 28 Oct 2017Fri 10 Nov 2017£950£285
Sat 11 Nov 2017Wed 20 Dec 2017£850£255
Thu 21 Dec 2017Wed 27 Dec 2017£1,500£450
Thu 28 Dec 2017Wed 03 Jan 2018£1,800£540


Situated in a truly magnificent location on the shores of Loch Awe with its own sandy bay, jetty and fishing, Cuil-na-Sithe is an elegant Victorian Scottish Country house with all the luxuries of the 21st century. Built in 1875 for the Laird of Barbreck, this splendid Scots baronial house commands excellent views across the loch with Argyll’s famous Ben Cruachan mountain as a backdrop.

Cuil-na-Sithe is an idyllic holiday retreat offering a true highland welcome. After an active day out and about return home and enjoy this well-presented self catering home. The elegant drawing room with its large bay window, open fire and comfy sofas make a wonderfully relaxing haven for all seasons and the traditional dining room offers plenty of space for everyone to gather and enjoy holiday meals. The conservatory is perfect for enjoying the stunning views across the pretty garden to the loch and with under-floor heating this social room remains cosy even on the chilliest day. Keen cooks will love the stylish, well equipped kitchen with its electric AGA (plus back-up regular range cooker) heated slate floor and ceiling window allowing the light to flood in over the large breakfast bar. Double doors open out to the garden where summer time meals or a barbecue can be enjoyed. The bedrooms are well-presented and the two main bedrooms boast loch views, beautiful 20ft-high domed ceilings with original frieze plasterwork and luxurious en-suite bathrooms.

Cuil-na-Sithe is a magical highland hideaway yet easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh - guests can even arrive by sea-plane which lands just minutes from the front door. The large surrounding garden and grounds with its charming summerhouse/games room make this a perfect destination for all the family. Guests are welcome to launch their own boat from the house jetty and fish on the loch.


Ground Floor
Outer hall, main hall, drawing room with open fire, conservatory with underfloor heating, dining room, double bedroom, bathroom (shower, WC & WHB), sitting room, kitchen with underfloor heating, electric AGA and cooker plus back-up regular electric range, breakfast bar and French doors to garden, utility room, bathroom (shower, WC & WHB)

First Floor
Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower and underfloor heating, double bedroom, bathroom (roll-top bath, over bath power shower, WC & WHB), twin bedroom, single bedroom with additional single trundle bed, double bedroom, second stairway giving easy access to ground floor bathroom.

Large enclosed garden overlooking loch with garden furniture and summerhouse/games room.


  • Taychreggan Hotel (within walking distance) - wonderful loch side hotel offering AA two rosette gourmet dining and bar
  • Taynuilt (9 miles) - 9 hole golf course, boat trips up Loch Etive, hotel/pub, well stocked traditional grocers, post office, butcher, bakery, tearoom & petrol
  • Oban (20 miles) – full range of shops & restaurants (many offering freshly caught seafood), cinema, 18 hole golf course, sports leisure complex & ferries to Mull & the islands
  • CD and radio
  • Coal BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway parking - unlimited
  • DVD player
  • Electric AGA plus regular electric range cooker
  • Electricity and oil included
  • Flat screen TV with Satellite
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Ipod dock
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Lochside loaction
  • Microwave
  • Open fire - starter pack coal provided
  • Private garden
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (12 reviews)
    Cuil-na-Sithe reviews
    A lovely house with views over Loch Awe. The house has been updated and includes nice walk in showers (The owners to need to install temperature controls to the showers as someone else turning on a tap causes a rapid increase in shower temperature). The rest of the house is very nice with a lived in feel. The house is also more elevated from the road than the pictures suggest. This gives a better view over the area. The Kilchrenan Arms pub was closed for refurbishment on our stay so we used the Taychreggan Hotel for an occasional drink. A must do is to have a pint in their garden looking along the Loch on a sunny evening. The hotel also rents out a rowing boat which we used to row across the loch to the Portsonachan Hotel. This hotel has amazing views, the drinks are a good price, but the bar area and conservatory are tatty. Even though the waters appeared calm the undercurrents are very strong and we struggled to keep the boat straight on the last 50m back to the Taychreggan jetty. The man at Loch Awe boats also collected us from the jetty by the house and took us back to his yard to collect two motor boats for the day. This saves about 26 miles of driving each way to his boat yard. There is also a boat hire place at Davalich. The motor boats hold 5 people and are a good day out for exploring the islands further north up the loch. Rusty Cycle Shed near Taynuilt hires out bikes. A good ride past Taynuilt is Glen Kinglass. A low level track through the mountains that should be done east to West as this way is mainly downhill. Will definitely book again in the future as the whole holiday was extremely relaxing, even with six young children.
    Mr Wickham - August 2016
    The house is beautiful and had everything you need for a lovely holiday. I would definitely recommend the house, and excellent value for money. We had a lovely family holiday
    Miss Ware - April 2016
    Our family -11 people staying (aged 7 to 69) enjoyed a wonderful week with an emphasis on water based activities - kayaking, sailing, rowing and fishing. Our youngest granddaughter started on day 1 by catching a 5.5 pound pike! We found the little jetty and our bay very useful and sheltered for leaving our boats and for launching. The garden too was much appreciated and the house itself simply wonderful. Despite 11 people staying it did not feel crowded. A quality property we all really enjoyed. Would we like a return visit? YES!
    Mr Burns - July 2015
    Comfortable, spacious rooms and lovely gardens with outstanding views. Quiet and relaxing. I will come back again sometime. There is a loose paving slab at the rear of the house that may cause an accident.
    Mr Inglis - June 2015
    A really lovely location and house - a tonic for everyone; exactly what we expected from the description. Off the beaten track but with a gem of a hotel restaurant nearby providing a top class menu.
    Mrs Teal - April 2015
    Our holiday was fantastic and the house was stunning. It was very well equipped and we didn't want for anything. The house is obviously being restored to its former glory and the décor and furniture looks lovely. We saw deer in the garden which was awesome, red squirrels and my husband caught a pike in the lock on our last but one day, so that made his holiday. We hired a little motor boat from Tam the boat hire man, for a couple of days. He let us take it and said drop it back when you have had enough and that was great fun. We went to the hotel and the little pub up the road (when it was open) and found all the people to be very friendly and welcoming
    Mr Satterthwaite - May 2014
    Lovley house, lovely location maintenence could be improved
    Owners Response: "We are very sorry for any inconvenience recently experienced by some for our guests. To insure no future problems we have just installed a top of the range new boiler plus employed a very skilled maintenance man, in addition to our house keeper."
    Mrs Mellor - August 2013
    A beautiful house which had lots of space for the whole family, the setting was idyllic and the cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, paintings and books and music made it feel like home. There was a problem with the cooker and hot water and it wasn't resolved quickly,which was very irritating for those of us who couldn't shower when we wanted to.
    Owners Response: "We are very sorry for any inconvenience recently experienced by some for our guests. To insure no future problems we have just installed a top of the range new boiler plus employed a very skilled maintenance man, in addition to our house keeper."
    Mrs Wightman - August 2013
    Cuil-na-Sithe is in a fantastic location and with 4 kids able to run down to Loch Awe and swim and play in the dinghy, a day spent at the house is far from dull. Having climbed Ben Cruachan being able to see the summit from the rear of the house was also very nice. The house itself is very spacious and its easy to focus on the positives of which there are many. Of more use to potential customers are probably a few negatives as follows : -No tumble drier which for a group of 12 would have been handy. -No BBQ other than a very small, old and incomplete one I found in the garage -Level of cleanliness on our arrival was not awful but could have been better (we found food down the side of a bed and loads of dead flies on kitchen windowsill. -No coal in the bunker which would have aided the lovely fires we had.(Plenty of wood) -A couple of rickety chairs in the dining room, one back coming away causing the chair to fall on someones toe. -No spare bed linen in the house. I wouldn't want the above to put anyone off. Cuil-Na-Sithe is a fantastic house in a wonderful location. It was just the attention to detail that was lacking in a few areas.
    Mr Grocock - August 2013
    A stunning property which comfortably coped with our party of 10. Everything had been thought of even down to £ 1000's worth of CD's DVD's and jigsaws. The house maintains a traditional theme but has all the "mod-cons" that you could think of. We had an excellent stay and I would not hesitate to recommend.
    Mrs Hawkes - June 2013
    The most spectacular location, with stunning views and a house to die for. It was the perfect place to stay leading up to our wedding and the whole family thoroughly enjoyed their stay. We would love to come back again.
    Miss Walker - May 2013
    The house was very well equipped and could easily have accomodated many more people. The rooms were comfortable with the conservatory giving full access to the views of the loch.We saw for the first time in our fairly long lives no less than three cuckoos on the telegraph wires behind the house. One of us came upon a deer on the path down to the loch and someone else watched a heron catch a fish in the brook by the house. We were disappointed in the local pub but that of course is no reflection on the house itself. A good time was had by all!
    Mrs Vintin - May 2012

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    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

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