Seal Bay Cottage

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Great Value
Ideal for Kids Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

On an elevated position above a bay and the shoreline of Loch Fyne, stands this south-facing purpose-built holiday house which 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”. Built in 1999, it is tastefully decorated throughout with practical touches, making this an ideal venue for smaller groups of family and friends to enjoy a coastal break.

The south-facing front of the house has been designed to make the most of the sunshine and light, with the large sitting room with French windows, opening out to an extensive decking area with summer furniture. The house flows well, with the dining room next door, which then leads into the fully equipped kitchen, allowing for ease of use.

The indoor spa room complete with hot tub also enjoys these amazing views, and it is not difficult to see why this is so popular with all ages. There is one bedroom with en-suite bathroom at ground level, whilst the other three bedrooms, with their en-suite facilities, are on the floor above. With ramp access to the front, a ground floor bedroom and all rooms easily accessible on the ground floor, this is perfect for a member of your group with limited mobility. Set in a beautiful location, this is an ideal spot to just watch the sunset from the decking, get children out with their bucket and spades on the beach or to have family and friends to get away for a week.

The large sitting room is located at the front of the house with French windows opening out to the extensive decking area beyond. The wood-burning stove would normally be the focus of the sitting room with the sofas surrounding it and the TV, but it seems the chairs get turned the other way to face the sea and to enjoy the views from the windows.

Next door is the spa room with hot tub, which is kept at 36 degrees centigrade, which also opens out to the decking area. Here you will find the comfortable outside furniture, where you can dine al fresco in the summer months. Additionally, there is the boot room, which is perfect for storing all your outdoor footwear and where you can find life-jackets for trips out on the boat.

The dining room is a light, airy room to the front of the house with amazing views, decorated in pastel blues with a nautical and seafood theme. The dining table and matching chairs are ideal for comfort and for creating a stylish environment. The kitchen opens out from the dining room, and here you will find a modern fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and plenty of work-top space. Cooking is all-electric, and the fitted tiles reflect the continued seafood theme. A utility room is a next door with washing machine and tumble dryer. In the summer months, dining can take place on the front decking, and a BBQ is also provided.

** There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority.

** 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.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please ensure that children are supervised by a responsible adult when they are near the hot tub or exploring the grounds

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

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

Sitting on the deck by the bay, watching the tide roll away; lyrics re-imagined from the Otis Redding song The dock of the bay sums up this holiday house. Built in 1999, it is tastefully decorated throughout with practical touches, making this an ideal venue for smaller groups of family and friends to enjoy a coastal break.

Ground Floor
- Large sitting room with wood-burning stove, comfortable sofas, TV and access to the decking area
- Spa room with hot tub and access to the decking area
- Separated formal dining for 8 people
- Modern fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and electric cooking
- Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge and large freezer compartment
- Cloakroom
- Bedroom with two single beds, with an en-suite bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, with wardrobe space, with access to feature balcony with table and chairs, with an en-suite bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin
- Bedroom with zip & link beds, wardrobe space and en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin
- Bedroom with zip & link beds, wardrobe space and en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin

Exterior Grounds
- Large terraced area
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Large lawn area
- Access to the Loch
- Barbecue
- Private jetty/pontoon and slipway

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Cot and high chair
- DVD player
- Hot tub
- Sky TV
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Seal Bay Cottage
Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Historical Sites
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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, 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.

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

(100 m)

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.

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)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • 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

- The maximum number of people which the house will accommodate is 8 (plus one baby in a cot) and this number must not be exceeded at any time.

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 (Please note that short breaks can only be booked within 4 weeks of the start date)
Changeover day Friday
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
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.
Other 2 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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Mar 24th 2023 £1,613
Mar 24th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 £1,613
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 14th 2023 £2,419
Apr 14th 2023 - Apr 28th 2023 £2,150
Apr 28th 2023 - May 5th 2023 £2,419
May 5th 2023 - May 26th 2023 £2,150
May 26th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 £2,957
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 £2,150
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 7th 2023 £2,419
Jul 7th 2023 - Aug 25th 2023 £2,688
Aug 25th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £2,419
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 13th 2023 £2,150
Oct 13th 2023 - Oct 27th 2023 £2,419
Oct 27th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 £1,882
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 £1,613
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 29th 2023 £2,150
Dec 29th 2023 - Jan 12th 2024 £2,688
Jan 12th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 £1,613
Mar 22nd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £1,613
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 12th 2024 £2,419
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 £2,150
Apr 26th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £2,419
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 £2,150
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 £2,957
May 31st 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £2,150
Jun 28th 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 £2,419
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 £2,688

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Mar 24th 2023 €1,698
Mar 24th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 €1,698
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 14th 2023 €2,547
Apr 14th 2023 - Apr 28th 2023 €2,264
Apr 28th 2023 - May 5th 2023 €2,547
May 5th 2023 - May 26th 2023 €2,264
May 26th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 €3,112
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 €2,264
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 7th 2023 €2,547
Jul 7th 2023 - Aug 25th 2023 €2,829
Aug 25th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €2,547
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 13th 2023 €2,264
Oct 13th 2023 - Oct 27th 2023 €2,547
Oct 27th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 €1,981
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 €1,698
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 29th 2023 €2,264
Dec 29th 2023 - Jan 12th 2024 €2,829
Jan 12th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 €1,698
Mar 22nd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €1,698
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 12th 2024 €2,547
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 €2,264
Apr 26th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €2,547
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 €2,264
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 €3,112
May 31st 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €2,264
Jun 28th 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 €2,547
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 €2,829

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Mar 24th 2023 $1,823
Mar 24th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 $1,823
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 14th 2023 $2,734
Apr 14th 2023 - Apr 28th 2023 $2,430
Apr 28th 2023 - May 5th 2023 $2,734
May 5th 2023 - May 26th 2023 $2,430
May 26th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 $3,342
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 $2,430
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 7th 2023 $2,734
Jul 7th 2023 - Aug 25th 2023 $3,038
Aug 25th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $2,734
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 13th 2023 $2,430
Oct 13th 2023 - Oct 27th 2023 $2,734
Oct 27th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 $2,127
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 $1,823
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 29th 2023 $2,430
Dec 29th 2023 - Jan 12th 2024 $3,038
Jan 12th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 $1,823
Mar 22nd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $1,823
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 12th 2024 $2,734
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 $2,430
Apr 26th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $2,734
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 $2,430
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 $3,342
May 31st 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $2,430
Jun 28th 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 $2,734
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 $3,038

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

  • Beautiful location and accommodation

    Posted by Sarah Saunders on 13/04/2019

    Beautiful location and accommodation.
    First class service. All my questions were answered quickly and correctly. Follow up calls were dealt with very efficiently and were also followed by an email which kept me fully informed.

  • Excellent

    Posted by Jay Thomas on 01/09/2018

    Excellent

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