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The Old Fire Station

Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning architect-designed contemporary holiday home
  • Huge 400-square-foot terrace with spectacular views over the Kyles of Bute
  • In coastal town of Tighnabruaich, a great spot for walking, sailing and yachting
  • Modern accessories including iPod dock, Sonos system and mood lighting
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows revealing spectacular views
  • Complimentary Arran Aromatics toiletries
Property code: CA359

A fabulous property with a cool, modern style and design-led interior. Enjoy incredible views over the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll from the huge terrace – it''s Scottish holidaying at its finest.

This ultra-modern house sits in a great spot in the heart of Tighnabruaich village, with far-reaching sea views from the superb open-plan living space on the top floor.

As you climb the shallow steps to the property and see the impressive spiral staircase through the glass-fronted hall, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re entering a beach house in Florida. Whether you choose to go upstairs or explore downstairs first, you’ll be beaming as you wander through the stylish rooms, noticing the striking contemporary art by Scottish designers throughout. Bedrooms are all on the ground floor, with a smart minimalist look and high-quality bedding and there’s a sleek family bathroom with a shower over the bath. The master double boasts an en-suite wet room and luxury extras like bath products, bathrobes and slippers. The remote-controlled lighting plus Sonos sound system with ceiling speakers throughout the house will please any gadget-loving guests.

Up the spiral stairs, the open-plan space includes a modern ash-wood and steel kitchen, with large fridge/freezer, oven, halogen hob and a dishwasher too. A wall of windows provides a spectacular backdrop for dinner at the table, with views across the village to the Kyles of Bute and beyond. On summer days, open up the French windows and take evening drinks outside on the balcony terrace, with chic garden sofas and atmospheric mood lighting. On colder evenings, keep warm inside with the wood burner and cosy up on the corner sofa with a film on the TV – or wrap up and take the telescope outside for a spot of star-gazing.

Outside, there’s a square of pristine astro-turf lawn with a bench offering a peaceful place away from the main house. And there’ll be no parking stresses with a driveway for two cars, as well as on-street parking if required.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite wet room with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower, WC and Sky TV
  • Electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Small private garden with bench seating
  • Wood burner (log starter pack provided)
  • Flat screen TVs with Sky (in lounge, bedroom and bathroom), CD player with Sonos system throughout, DVD player, iPod dock, radio, LED lighting
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Spiral staircase inside property
  • Private garden with bench
  • Patio furniture
  • Complimentary Arran Aromatics bath packs, luxury bathrobes and slippers
  • Private parking for 2 cars and additional parking on street
  • Honesty telephone
  • Café/bistro and pubs within 0.5 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 5 years old, due to the spiral staircase

It's less than 100 metres to the centre of the lovely village, with a grocery shop, post office and pubs, and the same distance to the pebbly seafront. There are walks and cycle routes of varying lengths locally, from ambles along the seafront, to long hikes including a great trail to Glendaruel, 11 miles, featuring beautiful coastal tracks and occasional boulder scrambling along the shore. Tighnabruaich is popular for sailing, and has its own sailing school for anyone who fancies getting their sea legs – with various courses available from sea kayaking to power boating. It's about 5 miles across the peninsula to Portavadie, which has a smart marina with delicious seafood restaurants, and a popular spa with all sorts of relaxing treatments overlooking the Loch Fyne. Take a ferry across to Tarbert on Kintyre and explore the beautiful region which feels like an island with its beaches and panoramic views. Those looking to explore further could drive around to Colintraive, 15 miles away, and hop on the ferry to Bute. The art deco-style resort town of Rothesay, 10 miles from the ferry, is well worth a visit, with a pretty front and a pleasant promenade, as well as Rothesay Castle, a 13th-century circular castle ruin with a moat.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Kardinahl July 2019

We spent a nice week in this beautiful designer house. It is really nice with a great view over the bay. In Tighnabruaich there is a cosy tearoom and a very good restaurant "Tide and Thyme". The hotels also have nice pubs to visit nearby. We went to a great beach in Ostel Bay. Additionally we went on an boat trip with Donald from DC Marine, we fishRead moreed and had a great time. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Tierney May 2019

Really lovely house in a perfect location. Standards were generally high and all the bedrooms were very comfortable. Overall the house could do with a good dust as there were lots of cobwebs and dead flies around. We could also have done with a hair dryer as this seemed to be missing. Saying that I would have no hesitation in recommending here and Read moreI would love to return as well. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Jeffrey August 2018

Owner very helpful in providing feather free bedding for me as I have allergies. Property very clean. It is a very modern house light and bright. Wonderful location with lounge, dining room and Kitchen on the first floor overlooking the loch. Bedrooms good size. If you have mobility problems then the winding staircase may be a problem. Parking no pRead moreroblem - I was concerned after reading one of the other reviews but we had no issues at all. Lovely big balcony on the first floor with glass frontage so the view is maximised. Had wonderful pub lunch at nearby village of Kames, and an amazing Sunday lunch at the Royal an Lochan Hotel in the village. Both highly recommended. We loved the ferry trip over to Kintyre and Inverary Castle. Scenery stunning both on Argyll and Kintyre which we toured round. NO MIDGES! couldn't believe it. Went equipped with spray and net but not needed at all - we went mid August. Great memories were made. We had a little trouble getting to grips with the lights as they are ultra modern and seemed to have a mind of their own, but managed. Niggles - had to chase up information about shops and where to get food as unsure what was in village. Owner very helpful once approached but this should be sent out as standard a few weeks in advance. Minute amount of toilet paper left, only one dishwasher tablet for 4 days and we had flown in and I am not sure local small shop even sold them... I did raise this with owner so I am hopeful these will be addressed in future and will make it a definite 5 star. Mrs Neale - August 2018 Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Neale August 2018

Owner very helpful in providing feather free bedding for me as I have allergies. Property very clean. It is a very modern house light and bright. Wonderful location with lounge, dining room and Kitchen on the first floor overlooking the loch. Bedrooms good size. If you have mobility problems then the winding staircase may be a problem. Parking no pRead moreroblem - I was concerned after reading one of the other reviews but we had no issues at all. Lovely big balcony on the first floor with glass frontage so the view is maximised. Had wonderful pub lunch at nearby village of Kames, and an amazing Sunday lunch at the Royal an Lochan Hotel in the village. Both highly recommended. We loved the ferry trip over to Kintyre and Inverary Castle. Scenery stunning both on Argyll and Kintyre which we toured round. NO MIDGES! couldn't believe it. Went equipped with spray and net but not needed at all - we went mid August. Great memories were made. We had a little trouble getting to grips with the lights as they are ultra modern and seemed to have a mind of their own, but managed. Niggles - had to chase up information about shops and where to get food as unsure what was in village. Owner very helpful once approached but this should be sent out as standard a few weeks in advance. Minute amount of toilet paper left, only one dishwasher tablet for 4 days and we had flown in and I am not sure local small shop even sold them... I did raise this with owner so I am hopeful these will be addressed in future and will make it a definite 5 star. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Jaeggi July 2018

Its sad that it is not taken care of. It could be a very nice place to stay. On the outside are a lot of weeds, even on the artifical lawn. The palm outside is brown instead like on the foto green. When you enter it smells musty and on the upper floor you can smell the heating oil. It is not clean, only half of the toaster works properly, the waterRead morecooker is rusty inside.... Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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