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Hillview Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
4 nights minimum
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To provide our best assurance in these times of Coronavirus we can confirm that our cleaning and changeover staff undertake the cleaning tips and hygiene recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They also wear single use gloves and masks whilst in the property. Available to let all year round, Hillview Cottage is a traditional 2 bedroom property situated in a beautiful sheltered scenic setting in an elevated position over looking the sparse western shores of the Isle of Bute with the mountains of the island of Arran in the distance. Heating and hot water are provided by a wood burning stove and lighting by enclosed candle lanterns. Completely off grid, there is no electricity or landline, and you won't miss them! The cottage is a wonderful place to stay f...To provide our best assurance in these times of Coronavirus we can confirm that our cleaning and changeover staff undertake the cleaning tips and hygiene recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They also wear single use gloves and masks whilst in the property. Available to let all year round, Hillview Cottage is a traditional 2 bedroom property situated in a beautiful sheltered scenic setting in an elevated position over looking the sparse western shores of the Isle of Bute with the mountains of the island of Arran in the distance. Heating and hot water are provided by a wood burning stove and lighting by enclosed candle lanterns. Completely off grid, there is no electricity or landline, and you won't miss them! The cottage is a wonderful place to stay for rest, relaxation and recreation. Built in 1896 as a game keepers cottage for the former Caladh House estate, the property's rustic and antiquated nature have been retained to provide an opportunity to escape from all mod cons and the demands from everyday living. Situated 1.5 miles north of the villages of Tighnabruaich and the adjoining Kames, and set in 3 acres of land, the Cottage feels serenely remote yet all services required are close at hand. In the villages you will find 2 excellent supermarkets, garage with petrol and workshop, 3 hotels with public bars and restaurants, bistros and cafes, Kyles Athletic shinty pitch, tennis courts, and 9-hole golf course with spectacular views over the Kyles of Bute. The Tighnabruaich Sailing School lies about 2 miles from Kames at Carry Farm. Hillview Cottage was featured as one of the three best Scottish hideaways in the issue of the Observer Magazine on 26 August 2012 as part of a weekly travel feature called 'Joanne O'Connor's Great escapes'. It's also featured briefly on the Guardian website as part of the same article. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We ask guests to respect others and if you are a smoker, you must only smoke outside of the property. Thank you!
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Peter R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2012
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Reviewed August 26, 2020

This place is stunning! Superb location and fantastic views over to Bute. The place is full of charm and character and had everything we needed. We had a week long stay here with our three children (13,11,9). We were visited every morning by red squirrels....More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank headboy1990
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: January 2020
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

What a beautiful and peaceful location with fabulous views from the cottage. It far exceeded my expectations. So many nice places to visit in the surrounding areas and The tea room and local pubs/restaurants were lovely. Highly recommended and I’m sure we will be returning...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

This was our second visit and coming back felt like coming home. This cottage sits in an amazing location with breathtaking views. Our dogs loved the open ground and coming back to the wood burning stove after a long walk!this time we tried some of...More

Date of stay: March 2019
1  Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

is no exaggeration to say my partner and I, along with our 2 dogs adore the cottage and location. We have visited 3 times since 2016, including a visit over new years where we sat outside at midnight and saw shooting stars overhead...it was magical,...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank f w
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Tucked away nicely on a hillside with stunning views. This little gem is for the slightly more adventurous type but a great place to tune into nature. Well worth the 350 mile drive.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank AdeBrown
Reviewed July 7, 2018

A perfect place for a relaxing, peaceful getaway. Quiet, safe and everything you need in the cottage. Clean and very welcoming cottage. Wonderful walking and cycling trails in every direction. Many great places for exploring around the cottage for kids, and the young at heart....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank jbskirky15
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Loved Hillview Cottage, the best holiday we've had for years, a proper chance to switch off. Were extremely lucky with the weather, sunny during the days and clear nights giving great views of the night sky and the milky way. Our dogs enjoyed themselves too,...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank KilsythBrian
Reviewed December 30, 2017

The cottage and views are amazing. The cottage is dog friendly and there are plenty of walks in the surrounding area. We had our Chrismas break at the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the area. The cottage has everything you need...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Helenbullen
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Alarm Clock
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Playground
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Towels Provided
Water Views
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Tighnabruaich and it's adjoining neighbouring village of Kames are located on the Kyles of Bute at the southern tip of the Cowal peninsula, which lies between the Isle of Bute and the Kintyre / Campbeltown peninsula. The sheltered coastal waters and breathtaking scenery of the hidden peninsula combine to make the area an idyllic choice for people looking for tranquility and a peaceful getaway. There is no real throughput of traffic, people visit specifically as their destination, and the laid-back community feel of the peninsula is much akin to that of an island. The villages are approximately 2 hours from Glasgow, whether you chose the ferry route from Gourock over the Clyde estuary, and the drive past Loch Tarsan, Loch Striven and Loch Riddon, or the drive round past Loch Lomond, Lo...
Getting around
From the cottage there are tracks and pathways to the explore the vicinity and the Cowal Way path route is only 250 metres away. The peninsular is ideal for cycling to get around, especially for the more intrepid, to go further afield. Ferry links from Portavadie to the Kintyre Peninsula and from Colintraive to the Isle of Bute provide excellent opportunities for exploring more of the region. Public buses provide access to the ferry terminals and beyond, but make sure of the timetables before venturing forth as times can be limited, especially at the weekend. Check out lovely quiet tracks and roadways online and on ordinance survey to explore quiet and serene places, some of which are mentioned in the information pack supplied.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillview Cottage

Hillview Cottage is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Hillview Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Hillview Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Hillview Cottage must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.