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The Old Fire Station
(17 reviews)
From £600 per week
Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms
2 doubles, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£960£290
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£860£260
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£760£230
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£760£230
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£650£195
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£600£180
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£975£295
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£1,175£355
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£600£180
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£650£195
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£760£230
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£760£230
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£860£260
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£860£260
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£960£290
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£860£260
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£760£230
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£760£230
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£650£195
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£600£180
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£975£295
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£1,175£355


The Old Fire Station has been transformed into a stunning architect-designed contemporary holiday home, situated in the friendly seaside village of Tighnabruiach on Argyll’s beautiful Cowal Peninsular.  This is the perfect holiday destination for those who enjoy stylish modern living with a sleek, contemporary finish both inside and outside.

The clean white walls, oak flooring and Scottish contemporary art and sculpture create a soothing, luxurious living space and ultra-modern accessories include a Sonos Sound System with ceiling speakers throughout, wireless broadband, and sophisticated remote controlled lighting.

The three inviting ground floor bedrooms, accessed from the inner hallway, are all furnished to a high standard with Egyptian cotton linen and the en-suite wet room in the master bedroom gives the feeling of a boutique hotel suite. Complimentary Arran Aromatics bath packs, luxury bathrobes and slippers are also included.

From the outer hallway a spiral staircase leads up to an imaginatively designed open plan living/kitchen/dining room which takes full advantage of the stunning views over the village, and across the sea to the Kyles of Bute and beyond. This is a wonderful space with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open onto a full width glazed balcony terrace, making it perfect for alfresco dining and relaxed summertime drinks. During cooler months, the warm glow of the log burning stove creates a lovely backdrop.

Due to the nature of the spiral staircase, The Old Fire Station is not suitable for young children.



Ground floor:

Outer glazed hallway with spiral staircase, inner hallway, master double bedroom with Sky TV and en-suite wet room (shower, WC, his & hers WHB), twin bedroom, double bedroom, family bathroom (bath, over bath shower, WC, WHB & built-in Sky TV)

First floor:

Large open plan glass-walled living room with kitchen, dining and seating area; sliding doors lead out onto 400 sq ft terrace with stunning sea views down the Kyles of Bute plus patio furniture, music system and LED lighting.

Small private ground floor garden with bench seating.

Please note:

  • Master bedroom: Bathrobes and slippers provided.
  • Private driveway parking for two cars, additional street parking.
  • Honesty telephone.


  • Set within Tighnabruiach village - post office, licensed grocers, café/bistro, art gallery, tea-room & gift shop, petrol & doctors surgery, pubs & hotels.
  • Dunoon (30 miles) offers a full range of shops & supermarket.
  • Additional flat screen TV 's with Sky in bedroom and bathroom
  • Balcony terrace with patio furniture and sea views
  • BBQ
  • CD Player Sonos system throughout
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway parking for two cars
  • DVD Player
  • Electric halogen hob
  • Electric oven
  • Flat screen TV with sky
  • Fridge freezer
  • Heating and engery included
  • IPod dock
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Log burner - starter pack of logs supplied
  • Microwave
  • Private garden with bench
  • Radio
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Reviews

    (17 reviews)
    The Old Fire Station reviews
    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 fished and had a great time.
    Mrs Kardinahl - July 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 I would love to return as well.
    Ms Tierney - May 2019
    Beautiful modern house with great attention to detail. Living space upstairs with all—round windows — fantastic lighting and view. I/ we loved the house and it made up for the three days of non stop rain at the beginning of the holiday!
    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 problem - 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
    It‘s 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 watercooker is rusty inside....
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your comments. I'm sorry that there were aspects of the house which you felt could be improved, and hope it didn’t affect your holiday in this wonderful area. I visited a couple of weeks after your holiday and there were some weeds in the garden which needed removed. The palm tree is healthy although the old leaves go brown below the new growth and are best allow to fall off rather than physically removed, and this is perhaps what you commented on? The cleaner at the time of your stay was let go shortly after your stay after another complaint and we engaged a new cleaner recommended by Cottages & Castles. I am please to report that we have had no negative cleaning reviews since. My heating engineer checked the central heating system and could find no issues. We have not had any other issues since your comments. The toaster was working when I tried it out? I assume the “water boiler” is the electric kettle? This is only two years old and has some discolouration inside on the boiler element, and I have been told this is a normal build-up of dissolved minerals from the tap water and has no effect on the boiled water. I will investigate and see if there is any way to clean this."
    Mrs Jaeggi - July 2018
    The House was fabulous and very contempory in design, with great views and good location just off the main street. 3 bedrooms plus ensuite bath room and family bathroom were very nice . Kitchen was well equipped and great log burner
    Mrs Allan - September 2017
    Comfortable sleeping rooms. Open plan living room, unfortunately with uncomfortable seats. Difficulties with TV, housekeeper did not help. Kitchen equipment just average. The whole place could have been a little bit cleaner. Some spots at the house need attention by the owner. (Ex: main entrance door locks)
    Mr Lewin - September 2017
    The house was quirky and lovely and a change from the normal cottage we might hire. It had a beautiful sun terrace with views accross the water towards Isle of Cumbrae. Tignabruiach is a lovely wee village and the area around it is quite stunning. Unfortunately we had one small complaint about parking , as the house backs on to a working Green Flag garage where pick up trucks are constantly in and out. At times we found it really difficult to get our car in or out the cottage driveway when the trucks were parked up.
    Mrs Forrester - August 2017
    Wonderful property in a charming location. All mod cons. Really unique property in a small village with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Would recommend the Botanic and oyster catcher restaurants for some excellent food.
    Mr Wallace - December 2016
    The location of this property is what appealed to us - the view across to the Isle of Bute particularly first thing in the morning is amazing. The property itself is stunning and finished to a first class standard with lots of tech and gadgets! The bedrooms are all spacious and the beds extremely comfortable - it would have been considerate to have spare 'non feather' duvets available though to those that have an allergy to feathers!! Trying to get out of the parking space on the property is interesting if there are vehicles behind as it's very tight and the low wall on the left is hard to see. Overall a great base for exploring the area
    Mrs Ricalton - October 2016
    beautiful location and lovely property. Unfortunately very dusty. Also lot of insect life inside and windows overgrown and difficult to open. no instructions for sky tv - not all of us have this so are not adept at using. call to caretaker sorted this but still no written instruction. Not worth price paid for the holiday.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your comments - Good reviews are great, but critical reviews are better. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as it allows us to take action were required and ensure high standards are maintained. There is an inaccessible window sill in the double height entrance hall, some 4.5meters from floor level. I have managed to order a telescopic feather duster for the housekeeper and that should ensure that any dust and dead flies from that area are accessible and will be removed as part of housekeeping schedule. I was unaware that brambles in front of one of the ground floor bedroom windows had grown like wildfire during last summer - they have now been removed. I wrongly assumed that the SKY TV use was straightforward, and I am now including a simple guide to TV/DVD operation. Thank you for pointing out these items out, and apologise for any inconvenience they may have caused."
    Miss Rogers - October 2016
    We holidayed with three teenagers, which is no meant feat in rural Scotland. Stylish, modern property in a welcoming village. Beds extraordinarily comfortable. Easy access to great walks, great restaurants, good facilities. Enjoyed the spa at Portavadie, great cafes, and a pub with a pool table, along with a stunning beach only 15 minutes away. Caught multiple mackerel, cycled, canoed. What is not to like?
    Mrs Parker - August 2016
    The Old Fire Station is very well situated within a beautiful setting and close to amenities. The house is modern and well appointed. It works well making good use of the wonderful view. I would say that the surround sound and TV in the bathroom and bedroom are unnecessary and a clearer explanation of the lighting system would have been helpful. It would have been good if there had been someone there to welcome us and give us a local point of contact. The only contact we had was a knock on the door on the Thursday by a woman who said that she thought we were leaving that day. The weather was mixed whilst we were there but this did not spoil our enjoyment of the area. Portavadie was especially good for all when weather made being outside too uncomfortable.
    Mrs Campbell - July 2016
    Very nice modern property with amazing views. Property itself and garden could do with TLC and a good clean. Despite these minor issues we had a lovely stay. Local restaurants and pubs were good quality and friendly service. Good location for visiting surrounding islands it's ferries near by.
    Mrs Blades - May 2016
    Tighnabruaich is truly a beautiful place with lots of places to visit. There are a good array of shops and Tighnabruaich Gallery. A delicatessen and restaurant. The people are all friendly and we can't wait to go again.
    Mrs Pomphrey - March 2016
    After driving through floods etc it was lovely to arrive at Old Fire Station seeing it all lit up on a dark winters evening. The 3 bedrooms all nicely proportioned and toiletries provided along with fluffy towels, slippers and robes. It had all the amenities we needed, including extras we hadn't expected. Tea, coffee, sugar etc plus fairy liquid, dishwasher tablets and more. I assume left from previous occupants rather than provided as standard. Plenty of wood for the log burner which we used for effect rather than needing extra heating as building very well insulated and we turned heating down. Not being into gadgets etc it took us a couple of days to work out the lighting system. The terrace outside the open plan living,kitchen,diner had plenty of seating And a lovely view. Only downside was the wet weather which had made the surface slippery so we used it with caution. I am not a fan of spiral stairs but soon got used to them. Due to weather we didn't make use of the bikes or picnic hamper provided but I am sure they would get plenty of use in the summer months. Lovely break, lovely house.
    Mrs Mccardel - December 2015
    A beautiful house with attention to detail. Excellent beds and linens.
    Mr Sturm - August 2015