Loch View House

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Manor Modern
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request

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This west-facing former dower house, set above a private bay on the east side of Loch Fyne, enjoys stunning views across to the Mull of Kintyre and Arran beyond. It is located a few miles along a private road in a secluded part of what is known as “Argyll’s secret coast” and makes an ideal venue for a Scottish getaway with family and friends. In WWII the house was used as a base for the Norwegian commandos who went on the 'Heroes of Telemark' raid, which was one of the most successful acts of sabotage in the whole war.

This is a holiday house that has tripled in size over the years and has been designed specifically for your enjoyment, with the inclusion of an indoor swimming pool and a games room. The drawing room has large windows so you can enjoy the views across the Loch in maximum comfort. The kitchen is well equipped, and the spacious dining room can seat up to 16 people in comfort and style. The bedrooms are a good mix of double, twin and triple rooms, making them ideal for a family group.

Set in a beautiful location in 50 acres of grounds the sloped lawns lead down to the bay in front of the house. Access to the beach could not be easier for children out with their bucket and spades or those seeking shells. For more activity minded, there is a motorboat moored in the bay for guests’ exclusive use, subject to conditions or it is possible to bring your own boat to use from the jetty. However you wish to enjoy your break here, this is a superb venue for those wishing a family holiday in a beautiful coastal location.

The very large sitting room is located at the front of the house, and the two bay windows offer stunning views across Loch Fyne, With a wood-burning stove and comfortable seating at one end and a TV with further seating, this is a room that you can spread out in or be as one.

A door leads through to the front-facing games room, which houses a pool table and a table tennis table. Access from here can be out to the patio or through to the indoor swimming pool next door. Here there is a 30ft by 15ft heated pool, with sun loungers, a sauna and a shower, with further access to the decking area. Additionally, there is a cloakroom, which is perfect for storing all your outdoor footwear and where you can find life-jackets for trips out on the boat. Pet friendly with two dogs allowed.

The dining room is a light, airy, spacious room, next door to the kitchen, with a long table that seats a maximum of 16 people. Gathering the group in one place for all the meals could not be easier, and there are two high chairs available for younger children. There is excellent light coming in as the larger west-facing windows look past the games room across to the sea view.

Direct access takes you to the well-equipped modernised kitchen with work-island. Cooking is all electric, with hob with 5 rings, 3 ovens with a grill and a microwave oven, as well as 2 dishwashers. A utility room is next door with washing machine, tumble dryer and chest freezer. In the summer months, dining can take place outside at the various tables.

** The maximum number of people which the house will accommodate is 16 (plus up to 2 babies in cots) and this number must not be exceeded at any time.

** Guests who wish to use the boat are obliged to sign a Boat Request Form and be in receipt of a RYA Level Two Powerboat (with coastal endorsement) qualification or higher. Please let us know so the relevant additional legal documentation can be provided during the booking process. All certificates need to be checked in advance and brought on holiday. Use of the boat will not be permitted otherwise.The boat is not included in the rental rates and is only offered to guests at the owners discretion. Please note that the boat is not available between October and April.

Please note that short breaks can only be booked within 4 weeks of the start date.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please ensure young children are supervised by a responsible adult at all times when exploring outside and playing in the pool
  • A number of the bedrooms feature 3 single beds and are therefore better suited to children

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Heated Pool Indoor Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Waterfront

With a heated indoor swimming pool, a games room and some of the most outstanding scenic views of Scotland from the front door, this could be your perfect holiday house.

Ground Floor
- Sitting room with two bay windows, wood-burning stove, comfortable seating, TV and stunning views accross Loch Fyne
- Games room with pool table and table tennis
- Indoor heated swimming pool (30ft by 15ft) with sun loungers, sauna and shower
- Cloakroom
- Dining room with long table that seats a maximum of 16 people
- Well-equipped modernised kitchen with work-island, 5 ring hob, 3 ovens with a grill and a microwave oven, as well as 2 dishwashers
- Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and chest freezer
- Bedroom with 2 single beds, wash hand basin and rear view, with en-suite bathroom, with bath and w.c
- Bedroom with 3 single beds, wash hand basin and pool and rear view; bathroom, with bath, w.c and wash hand basin and steps to the pool
- Bedroom with 3 single beds, wash hand basin and dual side and pool view

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, wash hand basin and front view, with access to jointly shared bathroom with room no 5”  with feature bath (with sea view), separate shower cabinet and w.c
- Bedroom with double bed, with wash hand basin and front view, and shared bathroom (as described earlier)
- Bedroom with 2 single beds, wash hand basin and rear view, with access to jointly shared bathroom with room no 7,  with bath and w.c
- Bedroom with zip-and-link bed, with wash hand basin and rear view and shared bathroom (as described earlier)

Exterior Grounds
- Access via private single track drive
- Large lawn area
- Direct access to the Loch
- Outdoor furniture
- Purpose built BBQ at the bottom of the garden, on the shores, next to the beach.
- Private jetty/pontoon and slipway

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- DVD player
- Night storage heaters
- Cot
- Sky TV
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Loch View House
Beach Nearby Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Historical Sites
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The House is positioned to the South of the Cowal peninsula between Kinfinan and Tighnabruaich, as part of “Argyll’s secret coast”. Surrounded by a rocky outcrop with mixed woodlands and heather, there is a sloped lawn that leads down to a small bay, which consists of pebble and sand.

This is an excellent location for day trips, with a ferry service to East Loch Tarbert available locally. Golf is available in Tighnabruaich. Alternatively, you could enjoy a trip to the Isle of Bute and do a House and Garden Tour at Mount Stuart. The trip takes about an hour and 15 minutes which includes the ferry crossing.

A motorboat is available to your group, with one tank of fuel provided, as part of the booking – on the provision of an RYA level 2 powerboat (coastal) qualification or higher. All certificates need to be checked in advance and brought on holiday. If you wish to arrive by boat or bring your own boat, that is possible, but please check in advance to confirm.

If you're worried about it being isolated, think again. Once most guests get down to the property, they don't want to leave. There's so much to keep you occupied, a week will whizz by. You've got walking, the beach, fishing, boat excursions, the indoor swimming pool, a games room, a huge garden and day trips to places like the Isle of Bute and Tarbert. You can also use the Visitcowal website and download a map on the touring routes around the quiet roads of this beautiful peninsular or check out their events page for things to see and do.

There's an excellent village store 20 minutes away (Kames Village Store) run by an extremely accommodating proprietor called Andy. He can pre-order groceries and dry goods and arrange a click and collect style service. The meat, veg & fish will all be locally sourced. The local butcher delivers to the village on a Friday, and there's also a local fishmonger.

Read more about Argyll

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Glasgow Airport

(133 km)

Nearest Village Kames

(8.7 km)

Nearest Town/City Tighnabruaich

(12 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Kilfinan Hotel

(4.8 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Kames Hotel

(8.7 km)

Nearest Supermarket Morrisons, Dunoon

(46 km)

Nearest Beach At the end of the garden

(100m)

Nearest Golf Kyles of Bute Golf Club

(8.5 km)

Region

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Argyll, Scotland

Welcome to the fantastical world of Oliver's Travels, where luxury cottages, lodges, farmhouses and castles in Argyll await your adventurous spirit! Nestled along the enchanting coastline, on the fringes of remote lochs, in the embrace of mountain foothills or basking in the seclusion of the magical Trossachs National Park, these accommodations are not just places to stay, they are portals of delight, tranquility, seclusion, beauty, adventure and views that will make your heart skip a beat! You will return home with a burning desire for more, much more!

Argyll, the western gem of Scotland, is not your average region. It is a canvas painted with unparalleled natural beauty, a tapestry woven with rich history and a stage where vibrant culture takes centre stage. Stretching along the rugged coastline, it is a captivating destination where characterful villages, majestic mountains, serene lochs and meandering rivers come together for an unforgettable spectacle.

Now, let's talk about Oban, the "Gateway to the Isles." This bustling hub boasts a picturesque harbour adorned with colourful fishing boats and presided over by the majestic McCaig's Tower, a granite structure offering panoramic views that will make your jaw drop. Dive into the warmth of Scottish hospitality, tantalise your taste buds at seafood restaurants with oysters and oak-smoked salmon and get ready for an island-hopping adventure from this gateway to paradise.

Inveraray, a proud town on the shores of Loch Fyne, is not just a pretty face. Surrounded by lush forests and the towering peaks of the Argyll mountains, it is home to the architectural masterpiece known as Inveraray Castle. You will wander through opulent interiors, stroll in expansive gardens and soak in the rich history that whispers through every corner.

Now, let's hop through enchanting villages! Lochgilphead, perched at the head of Loch Gilp, invites you to explore the historic Crinan Canal amidst breathtaking scenery. Meanwhile, Tarbert, with its quaint streets and natural harbour, will charm your socks off. Don't miss its annual seafood festival and the wonders of the Kintyre Peninsula, where coastal scenery and historical sites such as Saddell Abbey and whisky-producing Campbeltown, await your exploration.

For nature enthusiasts, Argyll is a playground. The national parks of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs are your vast canvas, with hiking trails winding through pristine forests, leading to viewpoints that will take your breath away. Ben Nevis, the UK's highest peak, stands tall for those seeking an epic climb.

The coastline is a water-based wonderland! Sailing, kayaking and wildlife watching, take your pick! Seals, dolphins and a variety of seabirds call these waters home. Boat tours offer a unique perspective, letting you soak in Argyll's beauty from a whole new angle.

Argyll is a tapestry of natural wonders, historical gems and vibrant communities. Whether you are strolling through charming villages, conquering majestic landscapes, savouring fresh fish feasts or diving into its rich maritime heritage, Argyll promises an unforgettable journey through the beating heart of Scotland's west coast. Get ready for a ride on the wild side!

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, Bed linen, and towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price (please remember that it is a rural connection and so it may not be as strong as it is at home!)
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Saturdays
Pets welcome? Yes, 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed. No additional charge but please let the owners know at time of booking. Please clean up after your dogs and keep them off furnishings.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating included in the rental price. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Included in the rental price.
Other Ts and Cs Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval.

- The maximum number of people which the house will accommodate is 16 (plus up to 2 babies in cots) and this number must not be exceeded at any time.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 £4,300
Mar 23rd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £4,300
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £7,525
Apr 20th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £6,450
May 4th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £6,450
May 11th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £6,450
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £8,600
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £6,450
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £7,525
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £8,600
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £7,525
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 £6,988
Oct 12th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £7,525
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £7,525
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £5,375
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 £6,450
Dec 28th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £8,600
Jan 4th 2025 - Jan 10th 2025 £4,300
Jan 10th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 £4,300
Mar 22nd 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £4,300
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £7,525
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 £6,450
May 3rd 2025 - May 10th 2025 £6,450
May 10th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £6,450
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £8,600
May 31st 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £6,450
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £7,525
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 £8,600

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 €4,679
Mar 23rd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €4,679
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €8,188
Apr 20th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €7,018
May 4th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €7,018
May 11th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €7,018
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €9,357
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €7,018
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €8,188
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €9,357
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €8,188
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 €7,603
Oct 12th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €8,188
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €8,188
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €5,848
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 €7,018
Dec 28th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €9,357
Jan 4th 2025 - Jan 10th 2025 €4,679
Jan 10th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 €4,679
Mar 22nd 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €4,679
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €8,188
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 €7,018
May 3rd 2025 - May 10th 2025 €7,018
May 10th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €7,018
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €9,357
May 31st 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €7,018
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €8,188
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 €9,357

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 $5,072
Mar 23rd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $5,072
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $8,876
Apr 20th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $7,608
May 4th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $7,608
May 11th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $7,608
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $10,144
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $7,608
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $8,876
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $10,144
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $8,876
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 $8,242
Oct 12th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $8,876
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $8,876
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $6,340
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 $7,608
Dec 28th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $10,144
Jan 4th 2025 - Jan 10th 2025 $5,072
Jan 10th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 $5,072
Mar 22nd 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $5,072
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $8,876
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 $7,608
May 3rd 2025 - May 10th 2025 $7,608
May 10th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $7,608
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $10,144
May 31st 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $7,608
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $8,876
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 $10,144

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Loch View House

    on 16/07/2023

    Perfect. As described.

  • Got answers to all our questions.

    on 03/10/2019

    Propert as expected. Very poor private road to property, not really suitable for any vehicle bar 4x4.

  • A beautiful house

    on 19/06/2018

    A beautiful house, fabulous views, peaceful, tranquil and very comfortable. Pool was gorgeous, house was well kept and well stocked for large groups. We had a wonderful stay.
    Pleasant welcome from those who answered enquiries, a helpful and efficient service.

  • Great escape

    on 07/09/2017

    The house is a great escape being on a remote loch side location with lawn running down to the water front. The house inside feels much grander than the photo impression of a small dormer bungalow. The children loved the pool and was great for the adults for a morning swim. The pool is about 30ft long and about 4ft to 8ft deep. The pool shower lights up with blue LED's. You feel that you have your own holiday complex. The only issue is the 3 mile drive is quite rough. We managed with a Mazda 3 with a couple of scrapes. At least is keeps out people just having a snoop around!

    The new caretakers are friendly and helpful and live about 100m from the property. The owner also greeted us on our arrival. The caretaker Andy took our children out on the boat to see seals and to go fishing, which the children really loved. If your party desires complete isolation from other people this property may not be for you.

    If we were to go again we would get a certificate so we could use the boat. This would have transformed the whole holiday as it would have given us much more freedom to explore the area including going across to Tarbet to go shopping, site seeing and go to reasturants and bars with no need for a car.

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