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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

 

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 its 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.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 3rd July 2021

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Excellent location, terrace lovely.

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th June 2021

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Great location - close to shop, tearoom & hotel which serves great pub food. You cannot beat the views from the terrace. Comfortable beds & everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Iain 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Kenneth 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by David 29th May 2021

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An amazing accommodation in a picturesque location! The Old Fire Station in Tighnabruaich, combines a contemporary feel in a quaint village. Thoroughly relaxing holiday. All the locals were very friendly with the Tighnabruaich Hotel next door serving good ales and food. Would definitely return in the future

Reviewed by Jennifer 15th May 2021

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Loved staying here-stylish accommodation, beautiful setting and views from the main living area and ideally located in the village. Would love to stay again!

Reviewed by David 2nd November 2020

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Lovely house. cosy and comfortable in a nice location. 4 full and overflowing bins, how did the owner or cleaners allowed it to get to this stage. We took all recyclable waste away with us. As others have said, it is a bit tired and needs a bit of TLC, wardrobe door runners rusty, broken WHB waste, for example.

Reviewed by William 10th October 2020

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This is a uniquely designed, very modern property, but it does need some caring home maintenance. Bedrooms are very comfortable. Bathrooms are clean and tidy. The living area is very well equipped and functional, but the soft seating is uncomfortable. The garden areas need cleared of weeds and work with a pressure washer would clean the paving stonRead morees. Great location for a short stay. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 26th September 2020

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Lovely home - in need of some tlc but otherwise some nice little touches. Sofa not easy to get up from. Sound system needs a subscription to use. Views are amazing, beds very comfy, overall its a great place to stay just needs keeping up to.

Reviewed by Laura 19th September 2020

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Perfect location. Beautiful house and very comfortable. Great views from the upstairs living area and terrace. Very quiet location. Very good wifi and plenty of high tech within the house. Would definitely rebook.

Reviewed by Paul 5th September 2020

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Could be absolutely brilliant, but it needs some tender love and care. I believe the owner his this in hand.

Reviewed by David 11th July 2020

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Basic faults require urgent attention. Kitchen tap lever falls off and leaks. Sonos system doesn't work. Ensuite whb doesn't have a working plug. Walls are marked throughout. Timber floors have ingrained dirt and need recoating. Only one set of keys. TV in shower not working. Pebble floors grubby. Slat blinds in bedroom don't cut out light. Stair hRead moreandrail has an annoying rattle every time it is used. Garden is overgrown. Shower door not sealing. WIFI not working in main bedroom. Hide

Reviewed by Campbell 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Susan 21st February 2020

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Just as I've already said, great property but in serious need of repairs and maintenance

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Location

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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.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

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