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Hill Cottage
Property: 6196 Argyll and Bute

Hill Cottage - hill cottage


Sleeps: 5
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes

  • Secluded, peaceful and serene
  • Rustic and back to basics - log fires, oil lamps and candles

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Available to let all year round, Hill Cottage is a traditional 2 bedroom property situated in a stunning scenic sheltered setting in an elevated position over looking the sparse western shores of the Isle of Bute with the island of Arran and it's Holy Isle far in the distance. The view is most dramatic in winter and spring months when the leaves have fallen from the trees.

The cottage is a wonderful place to stay for rest, relaxation and recreation. The cottage is located close to Tighnabruaich on the Cowal peninsula in the Argyll and Bute district on the West coast of Scotland less than 2 hours from Glasgow.

Situated 1.5 miles north of the villages of Tighnabruaich and the adjoining Kames, Hill Cottage feels serenely remote yet all services required are close at hand. In the villages are 2 excellent supermarkets, garage with petrol and workshop, 3 hotels, sailing school, Kyles shinty pitch, tennis courts, and 9 hole golf course with spectacular views over the Kyles of Bute.

Hill cottage, which sleeps 5 comfortably, is a wonderfully rustic place constructed of stone and slate in 1896 for use as a gamekeepers abode for the old Caladh Estate. The interior has stone walls and pine clad roof and wooden floor boards. Heating is by virtue of two log fires and there are additional calor gas heaters for those cold nights. One of the log fires has a back boiler which produces piping hot fresh water from a wholesome mountain stream in which you can bathe, in a wonderful deep Victorian cast iron bath.

Take the candles in with some wine and music and a good friend and keep topping up the hot! Lighting is by virtue of oil lamps and candles, and there is a torch and battery powered light for late night visits to the WC.

For cooking there is a gas cooker with oven and grill. There is also a stereo CD radio cassette. Please note there is no electricity or land telephone line, and be assured you won't miss them.

Two of the cottage boundaries are small streams with a small wooden bridge to the front of the cottage over the Alt Dubh (Gallic for black water) to an open area where it is possible to cut wood and build fires outside should you be inclined.

Should you wish to stay at Hill Cottage you will be forwarded an information sheet which will provide information of must do's, time permitting; amazing secret beaches to visit and have a picnic, scenic rambling routes, the best routes to walk up the mountain to the rear of the cottage - stunning views of peninsulas and islands, cycle routes - a couple of older adult bikes are in the shed - excellent places to eat and have coffee and cake, and does and dont's for those not familiar with log fires and oil lamps, etc. Also note that the cottage is a really beautiful place to visit all year round and winter is a favourite time for getting warm and cosy and spending some quality time. Repeat bookings receive 10% discount.


This property appears courtesy of ClickHolidayCottages.co.uk

Photographs
living room
living room
approach track
approach track
hill cottage
hill cottage
from mountain above
from mountain above


Accommodation & Facilities

Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Cot Available: No

Pets Allowed: Yes. Well behaved pets welcome
Smoking Allowed: Yes. Outdoors only

Linen Provided: No. Bedding, linen, towels and tea towels

Central Heating: No.
Fuel type: Various / Other

Open Fire: No.  Fuel type: Wood

Disabled Facilities: No. 

Outdoor Facilities: No. Hill walking, rambling routes - beautiful coastal walks along shore, hidden long sandy bays and beaches, tennis courts, shinty pitch, fishing - sea from pier, loch and river (including salmon), golf (01700 811603), sailing school (01700 811707), bird watching.

Local Services: 3 nearby hotels, 2 bistros, 2 supermarkets, art and antique shops, Petrol Station & Garage, 2 post offices, internet cafe (or cafe with internet - 1 pc!), various art and antique shops, etc all close by.



Standard Rates

Weekly rates 2010:-

01 April - 01 May: £345.00.
02 May - 04 September: £375.00.
05 September - 02 October: £345.00.
03 October - 23 December: £295.00.

Xmas week: £375.00.
New year week: £475.00.

The rental is inclusive of fire wood, lamp oil, candles, freshly laundered sheets and towels. Occupants are asked to replace some gas if consumption is high - bottles available at the filling station.

Please note there is a small surcharge for additional bedding and towels beyond the first double bed. An additional double is £10 and a single £5 to cover the additional change over work and laundry.

Weekly lettings are from Saturday to Saturday. Guests are welcome to arrive from 2.00pm on the Saturday and must vacate the cottage by 10.00am the following Saturday.

Repeat bookings will be on a 10% discounted rate.




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Directions

By car: Both the drive past Loch Lomond, through Tarbert and Arrochar, down the east side of Loch Fyne, or via the ferry from Gourock or Greenock to Dunoon and the 26 drive thereafter, are glorious and stunning in terms of landscape. When we take the ferry we usually opt for the slightly cheaper Western ferry from Gourock. Half price return tickets are available at many of the newsagents in Gourock, just before the ferry terminal. Pease note these are issued in pairs, so the trip is only half price if you make the return trip. Exact details provided upon booking with information sheets.

Details of train/bus/ferry upon application.



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