Parsons House

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

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Wow Factor
Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

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Parsons House holds a wonderful location on the banks of the Kyles of Bute on Argyll’s Secret Coast, an area of stunning natural beauty. Situated in the picturesque village of Tighnabruaich, the home makes the perfect setting for those wanting an idyllic escape, while its convenient location means that a variety of amenities, including restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, a tennis court and art gallery, are still reachable on foot. For those travelling in from afar, Glasgow itself is just two hours away and can be reached by road or ferry.

The Victorian villa has been beautifully modernised to provide sumptuous luxury with  contemporary flair while celebrating the original architecture with its stained-glass windows and period features.

On the ground floor is the main living space which comprises of a large stylish lounge with fabulous shorefront views and a warming open gas fire as well as a modern, open-plan kitchen-diner, fully-equipped with all the tools to make delicious meals and seating for eighteen. Also on this level is the family-friendly games room, boasting a 7ft pool table, SONOS surround system and a 65” TV with Xbox, it will definitely keep any teenagers in the group entertained in the evenings!

Parsons House makes the perfect choice for multi-generational groups, with a ground floor en-suite bedroom, ideal for any guests in the group who may struggle with a flight of stairs. The remaining uniquely designed seven bedrooms are situated across the first and second floors.  Each beautifully-appointed, five boast en-suite facilities, while the remaining two share an luxurious family bathroom with a free standing roll top bath. One of the rooms is set up as a family room and features a king-size bed with two additional singles, fantastic for any guests travelling with younger children, while the two twin rooms are ideal for siblings or friends to share.  All the hallmarks of quality are present with Egyptian cotton bed linen, thick fluffy towels and waterfall showers.

Outside, after action-packed days spent exploring this beautiful coastline, the whole group will enjoy yummy barbecues on the south facing terrace and evenings socializing around the firepit. There are large lawns ideal for children’s games as well as table tennis and boules - plenty to keep the whole group busy without even leaving the house!

Parsons House is a wonderful example of a stunning home with little extra touches of luxury in a breat-taking location.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor and would therefore be ideal for any guests who might struggle with a large number of stairs
  • While the house feels remote and offers guests tranquility, Glasgow is just two hours away

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Ground Floor
- Large lounge with open gas fire and bay window with shorefront views
- Fully-equipped kitchen with 2 fridges, 2 dishwashers, wine fridge, range-style cooker, Nespresso coffee machine and seating for 18
- Games room with 7ft pool table, 65" smart TV and Xbox games console
- "The Bluebells" bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- "The Waterboys" bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite bathroom
- "Deacon Blue" bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite shower room
- "Orange Juice" bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- "Danny Wilson" bedroom with twin beds and en-suite shower room
- "The Proclaimers" bedroom with super-king or twin beds and en-suite shower room

Second Floor
- "The Blue Nile" bedroom with king-size bed and two additional single beds
- "Aztec Camera" bedroom with twin beds
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Large garden
- Terrace with dining facilities for 18
- Big Green Egg barbecue
- Fire pit
- Table tennis
- Boulodrome for petanque

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV with BT Sport & Netflix
- Sonos music system
- Washing machine & dryer
- Iron & board
- Nespresso coffee machine (starter selection of Nespresso Vertuo pods included)
- Travel cot & highchair provided on request
- Parking for 8 cars

Location

About the surrounding area of Parsons House
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Parsons House is situated in the popular village of Tighnabruaich, local amenities, including a restaurant, pub and coffee shop, are just a short stroll away. For any art enthusiasts, Tighnabruaich Gallery, with its constantly changing exhibitions it is a must-visit.

The home make an excellent choice for those wanting to explore the great outdoors with a variety of walking, cycling and sailing opportunities in the surrounding area. The picturesque Ostel Bay beach is well-known for being one of the most gorgeous beaches on the west coast and is just a 15-minute drive away. Be sure to visit The Oystercatcher restaurant on the East bank of Loch Fyne, just a 25-minute drive away, and enjoy magnificent Loch views while enjoying a cool beer and some fresh seafood! For any keen golfers, Kyles of Bute Golf Course is less than 5-minute drive away. The house is ideal for reunions, Glasgow Airport is just a 2 hour drive away.

Driving to Parsons House is almost as stunning and beautiful as the house itself and one which you should take time to enjoy. The house is in the beautiful village of Tighnabruaich (pronounced Tie-nah-broo-uckh – something to all practice in the car on the way!). It sits on the shorefront of the Kyles of Bute which is acclaimed to be an area of outstanding natural beauty, less than 2 hours West of Glasgow – depending on how often you stop to take photographs!
 
You can choose to drive to around the bonny banks of Loch Lomond, over the famous ‘Rest and be Thankful’ mountain pass, around the head of Loch Long and along the eastern shore of Loch Fyne (75 miles). Or you might prefer to take the car ferry (no need to book) from Gourock to Dunoon and drive past the Holy Loch, the dam at Loch Tarsan and around the head of Loch Striven. (55 miles).
 
Both of these routes are stunning and combine for the last 10 miles when you start ‘The best scenic drive in Scotland’ along the western Kyles of Bute on Argyll’s Secret Coast.  Halfway along this road you will reach the highlight of the whole journey at the viewpoint with a breath-taking mix of land, sea and sky. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Glasgow Airport

(75km (via ferry))

Nearest Town/City Dunoon

(38km)

Nearest Village Tighnabruiach

(100m)

Nearest Restaurant The Royal An Lochan Hotel

(100m)

Nearest Supermarket Co-Op or Morrisons Dunoon

(38km)

Nearest Beach Ostel Bay

(8km)

Nearest Golf Kyles of Bute Golf Course

(2km)

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 Ideal for Xmas/NY

Parsons House makes an excellent choice for families travelling with children who wish to explore the great outdoors either on foot, water or bicycle! There is plenty to keep the older children and teens entertained in the house, including a fabulous games room complete with pool table, table tennis, a 65" TV with Netflix and BT Sport and superfast fibre Wi-Fi. For the little ones, a travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 £1,000 to be paid to the property owner prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible. Friday or Saturday across peak dates.
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 2-night minimum stay, this may be increased to 3-nights across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs No stag do's or parties. Hen parties considered on request only. Please be reasonable and courteous to neighbours.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £3,650 £4,515 £5,381 £6,246 £6,522
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 - £5,588 £6,209 £6,829 £7,947
Apr 13th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 - £4,774 £5,960 £7,146 £7,237
May 3rd 2024 - May 7th 2024 - £5,588 £6,209 £6,829 £7,947
May 7th 2024 - May 24th 2024 - £4,774 £5,960 £7,146 £7,740
May 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - £5,588 £6,209 £6,829 £7,947
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - £5,875 £7,144 £8,412 £9,299
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - £5,588 £6,209 £6,829 £7,947
Sep 7th 2024 - Nov 6th 2024 - £5,588 £5,960 £6,333 £7,237
Nov 6th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £3,650 £4,515 £5,381 £6,246 £6,522
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 30th 2025 - £6,504 £7,805 £9,106 £9,880
Jan 30th 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 £3,650 £4,515 £5,381 £6,246 £6,522
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 - £5,588 £6,209 £6,829 £7,947
Apr 12th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 - £4,774 £5,960 £7,146 £7,237
May 2nd 2025 - May 6th 2025 - £5,588 £6,209 £6,829 £7,947
May 6th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 - £4,774 £5,960 £7,146 £7,740
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 - £5,588 £6,209 £6,829 £7,947
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - £5,875 £7,144 £8,412 £9,299

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €3,971 €4,913 €5,854 €6,796 €7,096
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 - €6,079 €6,755 €7,430 €8,646
Apr 13th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 - €5,194 €6,485 €7,775 €7,874
May 3rd 2024 - May 7th 2024 - €6,079 €6,755 €7,430 €8,646
May 7th 2024 - May 24th 2024 - €5,194 €6,485 €7,775 €8,422
May 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - €6,079 €6,755 €7,430 €8,646
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - €6,392 €7,772 €9,153 €10,117
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - €6,079 €6,755 €7,430 €8,646
Sep 7th 2024 - Nov 6th 2024 - €6,079 €6,485 €6,890 €7,874
Nov 6th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €3,971 €4,913 €5,854 €6,796 €7,096
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 30th 2025 - €7,077 €8,492 €9,907 €10,750
Jan 30th 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 €3,971 €4,913 €5,854 €6,796 €7,096
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 - €6,079 €6,755 €7,430 €8,646
Apr 12th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 - €5,194 €6,485 €7,775 €7,874
May 2nd 2025 - May 6th 2025 - €6,079 €6,755 €7,430 €8,646
May 6th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 - €5,194 €6,485 €7,775 €8,422
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 - €6,079 €6,755 €7,430 €8,646
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - €6,392 €7,772 €9,153 €10,117

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $4,305 $5,326 $6,346 $7,367 $7,692
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 - $6,590 $7,323 $8,055 $9,373
Apr 13th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 - $5,631 $7,030 $8,429 $8,536
May 3rd 2024 - May 7th 2024 - $6,590 $7,323 $8,055 $9,373
May 7th 2024 - May 24th 2024 - $5,631 $7,030 $8,429 $9,129
May 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - $6,590 $7,323 $8,055 $9,373
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - $6,930 $8,426 $9,922 $10,968
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - $6,590 $7,323 $8,055 $9,373
Sep 7th 2024 - Nov 6th 2024 - $6,590 $7,030 $7,469 $8,536
Nov 6th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $4,305 $5,326 $6,346 $7,367 $7,692
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 30th 2025 - $7,671 $9,205 $10,740 $11,653
Jan 30th 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 $4,305 $5,326 $6,346 $7,367 $7,692
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 - $6,590 $7,323 $8,055 $9,373
Apr 12th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 - $5,631 $7,030 $8,429 $8,536
May 2nd 2025 - May 6th 2025 - $6,590 $7,323 $8,055 $9,373
May 6th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 - $5,631 $7,030 $8,429 $9,129
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 - $6,590 $7,323 $8,055 $9,373
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - $6,930 $8,426 $9,922 $10,968

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

  • Just perfect for a family celebration

    on 12/09/2022

    Our full family spent 3 nights at Parsons House, for a joint birthday celebration and we were not disappointed!
    This newly renovated house has been finished to the highest specifications, from furnishings to gadgets - all of our party were well impressed indeed!
    From the individualism of each of the bedrooms, enormous TV, a lovely pool table, board games for all ages, wine fridge PLUS 2 other fridge freezers, they really have thought of everything you could every need.
    The location has the most beautiful views and if you are lucky enough to have a clear morning, then sunrise will pop up over the hills over Bute. We also had a very nice meal for a party of 14 just 2 mins away at The Royal An Lochan Hotel - also very accommodating.
    Now we just need another excuse to head back to Parsons House.

  • Lovely family reunion

    on 05/08/2022

    Amazing location, fantastic property perfectly suited for large family get together. Fishing, walking, golf, bbqing, beach, day trips, great food, delightful scenery. Thoroughly recommend a visit. Excellent hosting. Lots of happy memories made.

  • Simply perfect!

    on 21/06/2022

    Parsons House is an absolutely stunning property in an amazing location by the shore. The views are simply stunning. The house had everything we could have wished for and more, and the help and advice at booking and before arrival was also really helpful. It was so tastefully decorated and spacious - there were no fights over bedrooms as they were all fabulous. The communal rooms downstairs also have so much space - the pool table was a big hit with the children. We were spoiled with some lovely weather so made the most of cooking and eating outside. Tighnabruaich and the house were so lovely that we did not need to venture too far, we found some lovely walks and visited the deli a few times. It was really great for our family to all be together again for the first time in over two years and the venue was just perfect.
    Thank you

  • A house we will visit again

    Created on 20/04/2022

    Parsons House was outstanding. The house was amazing and the surrounding area is stunning. So fun!!!!!

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