Rural retreat in the friendly village of Tighnabruaich. 100 yds from beach . Views across The Kyles
"The Knowe Cottage" has belonged to the owner's family for over 100 years and her aim is that you too will find it a "home from home" where you can relax in comfort and enjoy all that the area has to offer. WALKS in this area of outstanding beauty are many and varied including "The Cowal Way" FISHING for mackerel is popular at the pier. Permits for local trout lochs are available at Kames PO. BOAT TRIPS The Paddle Steamer Waverley calls in regularly during the summer months or, if you prefer a smaller craft, contact DC Marine to arrange boat trips on The Morag exploring the area from the sea.
Top Traveller Review
Perfect cottage in a great location
About the Owner
About Isobel Leman
I have strong ties to Tighnabruaich where I was born and spent a very contented childhood. It is with great pleasure that I now watch my five grandsons revelling in the freedom to pursue outdoor adventures from the cottage bought by their great, great grandfather in 1911 - sailing, canoeing, fishing, swimming, raft racing, cycling, walking and playing tennis and golf. As my brother Jim wrote in his song Always Argyll - "Always Argyll, long may the memories linger"
Isobel Leman purchased this cottage in 1911
(5 traveller reviews)
Perfect cottage in a great location
Perfect cottage for our weeks family holiday and prompt communication from Isobel the owner. Cottage very clean and well equipped with parking and garden. Saw deer in the road behind the house. We ate in some nights and ate out other nights, several good options within walking distance the best being Botanica. Enjoyed live music at the Tighnabruich hotel. Lots to do in the area - pool, spa, cafe at Portavadie and the ferry to Tarbert, good walking including the Cowal Way and safe cycling. Colintraive Hotel had great food in a pretty location. Many thanks Isobel we will be back
Delightful cottage in beautiful location
This is an idyllic cottage in a wonderful location, well-equipped and cared for by Isobel who met us on arrival and was there to say goodbye. It's been in her family for generations, and updated with all mod cons and very comfortable furnishings. We loved the panoramic views of the Kyles of Bute, the large garden and log-burner, and the nearby pubs and shops. If you like walks to deserted beaches, tasty Fyne ales and fresh local seafood, visit Argyll's secret coast and book The Knowe.
Perfect to get away from it all
The Knowe is a lovely little cottage just off the sea front in Tighnabruaich and was very clean and warmed up ready for our arrival. The village is very friendly, with the shop, post office and 2 cafes a couple of minutes walk away, and 3 pubs within walking distance (would recommend the Kames Hotel and the Wellpark). We had some lovely walks in both directions along the coast which is amongst the most beautiful in the UK. We also walked over to Portavadie using the Cowal Way - much of the forest has been recently felled but around Ascog Loch is nice and you get nice views to Arran.
Getting here by public transport from Glasgow was surprisingly easy, with simple changes onto the ferry at Gourock Station and then the bus from Dunoon.
The electric heaters do eat power at a phenomenal rate, but Isobel made sure we had enough on the meter to cover reasonable use and once you get the woodburner going the living room is lovely and cosy (and there is a great view across to Bute). The kitchen has pretty much everything you might need without being cluttered.
Little bit of heaven
If you are thinking of booking 'The Knowe' go for it! A lovely comfortable cottage with great views. The cottage has everything you'll need while on holiday. Tighnabruich is a quiet village where all you can hear is the sea and the birds. You can also enjoy a trip to the nearby Isle of Bute and Kintyre Peninsula.
Heaven on Earth
A magical place, beautiful views, friendly people.
The cottage was supplied with everything needed and was spotlessly clean perfect for a relaxing break to recharge the batteries. We would definitely recommend a stay here and would gladly return.
Thank you Isobel.
Activity and Interests
The cottage is about one hundred yards from the beach. The beautiful Kilbride Bay with its extensive sands and magnificent views to Arran is a ten minute drive away.
Tighnabruaich is easily accessible from Scotland's central belt via the A82 and A83 This scenic route takes you along the banks of Loch Lomond and over the dramatic Rest and be Thankful.
Many visitors utilise the M8 route and Gourock's frequent ferry service to Dunoon ( 40 mins from the village).
Other nearby ferry services, Portavadie(15 min drive) to Tarbert and Colintraive (25 min drive) to Rhubodach, make day trips to the Kintyre Peninsula and Bute an interesting possibility.
ART View contemporary Scottish art at Tighnabruaich Gallery and
enjoy the charming sculpture park at Coal Ruadh House, Colintraive
DINING OUT Local hotels, bistros and tearooms cater for a wide range of culinary tastes and budgets
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please contact us with your required dates and we will confirm availability and price. A non-refundable 20% deposit of rental cost is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 4 weeks before arrival date. An allowance of £25 electricity is included in the price.
Changeover day is Saturday. The property will be available from 4.00 pm on the date of arrival and guests are requested to vacate the cottage by 10.00am on departure day. At certain times of year we can be flexible - just ask!
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player ...
- Game Room ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Library ...
- children welcome
- pets considered
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Spacious fully tiled family bathroom with bath and electric shower Towels provided Separate toilet and wash basin
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds Bedroom 3 small single Good quality bed linen and towels are provided
- Boat ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
- Notes on accommodation: Cot and high chair are available on request One pet is welcome Free WIFI is available Outside: The very large garden is mainly lawned with sitting areas from which to enjoy the splendid views down the Kyles to Bute, Arran, Inchmarnock and beyond. Deer are frequently seen grazing in the early morning. There in ample off road parking for two cars Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is thoroughly cleaned before guests arrive. All beds are prepared with freshly laundered bedding. Bath and beach towels are available. Should guests book for more than one week additional cleaning can be arranged