• About Tigh-na-Creige

    Boasting its own private beach, this spacious modern cottage is just fantastic for group get-togethers or families.

    Tucked away in a small corner of Argyll’s Secret Coast, one of the most enchanting parts of the west of Scotland, is Tigh-na-Creige - the ‘house on the crag.’ This recently renovated property in 2019 is the perfect way to live the dream of a secret cottage by the sea.

    Warm, welcoming and contemporary, the cottage commands breathtaking views of the sea on Loch Riddon just north of the celebrated Kyles of Bute. Nestling within the mountains of the Cowal Peninsula and 5 acres of landscaped grounds, this is a captivating waterfront location with its own sheltered beach and private grass slipway.

    Built on one level, the owner has remodelled the space so the kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining area, creating a wonderfully hospitable place. It offers roomy open-plan living, perfect for enjoying a good book or a favourite film in front of the cosy log-burning fire. Tigh-na-Creige’s kitchen is very comprehensively equipped, with superb kitchenware and an inspirational chef’s library. Enthusiastic cooks will also be impressed by very high quality local produce which includes meat from the Isle of Bute and real ale, as well as seafood from Loch Fyne. The oak laminate floor, oak doors and pale walls create a relaxing contemporary feel, blended with the warmth of a traditional cosiness. There is atmospheric lighting, while numerous pieces from the owner’s private art collection add colour, individuality and quirkiness.

    Guests enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea and the spectacular scenery of the cottage’s gardens and woodland. Loch Riddon is a designated National Scenic Area with a famous viewing platform on the opposite shore. The area has featured in many Visit Scotland commercials because of its beauty. Which is why the outside is now an extension of the interior space, so guests feel part of the spectacular seaside environment. Just beside the kitchen there is a stylish sun trap deck area with its own dry-stone walling and terraced gardens providing a secluded spot for dining, with a log-burning chiminea for the cooler evenings.

    The front balcony provides the ideal spot to watch the sun go down over the glen whilst enjoying a glass of whisky. You may see some of the wildlife that Scotland is also famous for, including nesting ospreys, golden and sea eagles, red deer and red squirrels. The seas are home to otters, seals, sea lions, porpoises, dolphins, sharks and even whales. Binoculars are thoughtfully provided.

    Set on the shoreline, this cottage has access to a mooring (by arrangement), and is perfect for joggers, walkers and cyclists wanting to take in the views. The sea welcomes kayakers, sailors and fishermen, while stalking and coarse angling are available locally.

    Immediate local history covers a Viking battle in the glen, the destruction of the neighbouring castle in the Argyll Rising and training grounds for World War II’s Dambusters and mini submarines!

    Argyll’s Secret Coast boasts isolated beaches, pretty villages, delightful fishing ports and some great local dining in pubs or the celebrated Botanica or Inver restaurants. Popular tourist attractions include the spectacular Portavadie Marina, Mount Stuart, Inverary Castle, the towering trees of Ardkinglass, Benmore Botanical Gardens and seasonal visits to Rothesay and Tighnabruaich from the world’s only ocean-going paddle steamer, ‘The Waverley’. The Isles of Bute, Arran, Jura and Islay are all easily reached by ferry.

    Guests will find tranquillity, wildlife, stunning scenery, historic locations and a real home from home here in this gem of a secret cottage. Shop, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.

    6 steps to front entrance porch/2 steps to main entrance from deck. All on the ground floor. Oak laminate floor throughout.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With open fire, 48” Sky 4K HD TV (basic package), Blu-ray player, Bluetooth and CD player, a selection of DVDs, CDs, books and board games.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With breakfast bar, electric range cooker, halogen hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, 2 fridges, wine bottle fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine, washer/dryer, and door with two steps leading to the decked patio area.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail. Shower room: With double power shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating (HIVE controlled) and electricity included (Winter £25 per week, £15 per short break). Bed linen and towels included. 4G Wi-Fi included or £30 to stream movies. Initial fuel for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Garage with additional tumble dryer and freezer, access by prior arrangement direct with the owner. Large, enclosed terraced garden with decking and garden furniture. Decked patio with garden furniture and chiminea. Firepit (beside the sea). Sea fishing. Bike store. Ample parking. Grass slipway to stony beach and mooring by direct arrangement with the owner, 220 yards. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps from the kitchen to the decked patio and 6 steps from the porch to the front with an unfenced stream.

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      Cottage

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      4 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 8 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Satellite TV
      Satellite TV
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Open plan
      Open plan
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Boasting its own private beach this spacious modern cottage is just fantastic for group get-togethers or families. \n\n\nTucked away in a small corner of Argyll’s Secret Coast one of the most enchanting parts of the west of Scotland is Tigh-na-Creige - the ‘house on the crag.’ This recently renovated property in 2019 is the perfect way to live the dream of a secret cottage by the sea.\n\nWarm welcoming and contemporary the cottage commands breathtaking views of the sea on Loch Riddon just north of the celebrated Kyles of Bute. Nestling within the mountains of the Cowal Peninsula and 5 acres of landscaped grounds this is a captivating waterfront location with its own sheltered beach and private grass slipway.\n\nBuilt on one level the owner has remodelled the space so the kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining area creating a wonderfully hospitable place. It offers roomy open-plan living perfect for enjoying a good book or a favourite film in front of the cosy log-burning fire. Tigh-na-Creige’s kitchen is very comprehensively equipped with superb kitchenware and an inspirational chef’s library. Enthusiastic cooks will also be impressed by very high quality local produce which includes meat from the Isle of Bute and real ale as well as seafood from Loch Fyne. The oak laminate floor oak doors and pale walls create a relaxing contemporary feel blended with the warmth of a traditional cosiness. There is atmospheric lighting while numerous pieces from the owner’s private art collection add colour individuality and quirkiness.\n\nGuests enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea and the spectacular scenery of the cottage’s gardens and woodland. Loch Riddon is a designated National Scenic Area with a famous viewing platform on the opposite shore. The area has featured in many Visit Scotland commercials because of its beauty. Which is why the outside is now an extension of the interior space so guests feel part of the spectacular seaside environment. Just beside the kitchen there is a stylish sun trap deck area with its own dry-stone walling and terraced gardens providing a secluded spot for dining with a log-burning chiminea for the cooler evenings.\n\nThe front balcony provides the ideal spot to watch the sun go down over the glen whilst enjoying a glass of whisky. You may see some of the wildlife that Scotland is also famous for including nesting ospreys golden and sea eagles red deer and red squirrels. The seas are home to otters seals sea lions porpoises dolphins sharks and even whales. Binoculars are thoughtfully provided.\n\nSet on the shoreline this cottage has access to a mooring by arrangement and is perfect for joggers walkers and cyclists wanting to take in the views. The sea welcomes kayakers sailors and fishermen while stalking and coarse angling are available locally.\n\nImmediate local history covers a Viking battle in the glen the destruction of the neighbouring castle in the Argyll Rising and training grounds for World War II’s Dambusters and mini submarines\n\nArgyll’s Secret Coast boasts isolated beaches pretty villages delightful fishing ports and some great local dining in pubs or the celebrated Botanica or Inver restaurants. Popular tourist attractions include the spectacular Portavadie Marina Mount Stuart Inverary Castle the towering trees of Ardkinglass Benmore Botanical Gardens and seasonal visits to Rothesay and Tighnabruaich from the world’s only ocean-going paddle steamer ‘The Waverley’. The Isles of Bute Arran Jura and Islay are all easily reached by ferry.\n\nGuests will find tranquillity wildlife stunning scenery historic locations and a real home from home here in this gem of a secret cottage. Shop pubrestaurant 2½ miles.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n6 steps to front entrance porch2 steps to main entrance from deck. All on the \nground floor\n. Oak laminate floor throughout.\n\nOpen plan living space.\nLiving area\n With open fire 48” Sky 4K HD TV basic package Blu-ray player Bluetooth and CD player a selection of DVDs CDs books and board games.\n\nDining area.\nKitchen area\n With breakfast bar electric range cooker halogen hob combi microwaveovengrill 2 fridges wine bottle fridge dishwasher coffee machine washerdryer and door with two steps leading to the decked patio area.\n\nBedroom 1\n With kingsize bed.\n\nBedroom 2\n With king size bed.\n\nBedroom 3\n With twin beds.\n\nBedroom 4\n With twin beds.\n\nBathroom\n With shower over bath toilet and heated towel rail. \nShower room\n With double power shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail. \n\nOil central heating HIVE controlled and electricity included Winter £25 per week £15 per short break. Bed linen and towels included. 4G Wi-Fi included or £30 to stream movies. Initial fuel for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Garage with additional tumble dryer and freezer access by prior arrangement direct with the owner. Large enclosed terraced garden with decking and garden furniture. Decked patio with garden furniture and chiminea. Firepit beside the sea. Sea fishing. Bike store. Ample parking. Grass slipway to stony beach and mooring by direct arrangement with the owner 220 yards. No smoking. Please note There are 2 steps from the kitchen to the decked patio and 6 steps from the porch to the front with an unfenced stream. \n\n\n\n\n\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/107/840/10745607.jpg SHHY

    Tigh-na-Creige reviews collected by Reevoo

    7.7 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews

    Overall rating

    7.7

    Comfort and Equipment

    7.3

    Location

    9.7

    Cleanliness

    8.3

    Value for money

    8.0

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    6
    out of 10

    The location is fantastic for outdoor people. This is THE selling point. The setting and gardens are wonderful. Loved the access to the Loch and the views. Let down by cleanlineness and clutter. Cupboards full of owners things. Lack of storage.

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    2019-07-24

    8
    out of 10

    Our second visit to this cottage and loved it every bit as much as our first stay. Beautiful location and has such a lovely homely feel. It is very well equipped, has everything you would need and more. Only slight minus point is the showers, they could do with being upgraded but we managed fine. There’s not much in the way of local shops so go well stocked or be prepared to make the short trip to Bute or Dunoon for supplies.

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    2018-11-20

    9
    out of 10

    Simply excellent cottage: filled with every resource you might need for a holiday at Cowal. Booking and arrival process extremely simple, no fuss. Warm and comfortable to the point of luxury: it's obviously a much loved destination for the owners' family, but at the same time doesn't overwhelm you to prevent you making the place your own. I didn't expect this sort of quality, and am delighted to have found the place - I look forward to booking the cottage again!

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    2018-11-19

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