GREAT COTTAGE FOR FAMILY HOLIDAY BY THE SEA AT COLINTRAIVE. SLEEPS 5+1
Set in an elevated position close to Colintraive overlooking the beautiful Kyles of Bute, Argyll.
The cottage is a short walk from Colintraive, Argyll & Bute, with its award winning pub , hotel, shop (open am only) and harbour, 1 mile. Walkers and hikers are attracted to the area because of the spectacular scenery, beautiful flora and fauna and wildlife . The 'Kyles' are popular for kayaking and yachting and the waters are beautifully filled with white sails billowing in the wind. A ferry from the village crosses to the Isle of Bute. Th...e outstanding wildlife includes red and roe deer, buzzards and golden eagles and the superb outdoor activities incorporate fishing, sailing, walking, golf, cycling and birdwatching. Day trips can include the Isle of Bute, Dunoon, Inveraray and Tarbet a pretty fishing village via the Portavadie Marina and excellent restaurant.
Two story accommodation offers flexible accommodation with THREE bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 single (extra folding bed). Bathroom with bath, sink and WC. Shower room with shower, sink and WC. Lounge: with open fire, TV and DVD player. Dining room: which can be used as a second lounge for children. Kitchen: well-equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Outside: the private gardens are safely enclosed and guests can enjoy sitting out to watch the sun go down. Amenities: bed linen, towels, cooking via electric, central heating plus multi fuel stove included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Location: short walk to the pub, basis village shop 1 mile. Fuel and stove fuel can be purchased at supermarket in Dunoon 20 miles. Additional info: short breaks are charged as follows: 3 & 4 nights at 75% of the full weekly rates, 5 & 6 nights will be the full weekly rate. Arrival: 4pm
Dogs are charged at £20.00 per week per dog or £3.00 per day per dog for short breaks.
Additional amenities include: travel cot, highchair, open fire / wood burner, allows short breaks, towels included.
great location stunning views , cottage needs decoration
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | carol
The cottage is in a great location , stunning views , an added bonus we had great weather. Which I'm really glad about as we were out and about in the sun the full week also a chance to enjoy the gardens to. As I said I was glad about as the cottage really needs a good lick of paint and needs new furnishing. Which is a shame as its a lovely wee cottage but does need a lot of work done inside to make it feel more homely , its has a real smell of not been lived in a damp smell. If it had been a rainy week I really don't think I could have coped being in the cottage all day with the smell and the much needed lick of paint and change of furniture. I wanted it to be fresh and cosy , homely. So disappointed with decor, would go back if it had the above after all I paid a lot of money for my holiday.
Time to relax
Left on 07/29/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | hma1909
We stayed at Southhall School House after discovering Colintraive on a tour of the area in 2012, but we didn't realise just how lovely the area was. The cottage is situated amongst a few local houses, has its own massive garden, and overlooks the Kyle of Bute. We had glorious weather, but whatever that may be I think its would still be breathtaking. The local people were extremely friendly and happy to know we enjoyed their community.
The cottage is very roomy for a family and all bedrooms have adequate space. The upstairs shower room and downstairs bathroom was pretty handy as there are two loos...great for a larger party. As a family of 5 adults and one dog, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and had all we needed. Although not ultra modern...the rooms/beds were comfortable and there were plenty extra towels in the cupboards if we needed them. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom, was perfect for us as I have some mobility problems and it was convenient. The only thing I would comment on was that the bedroom could feel a little damp and a bit dark, this was not down to lack of airing as the windows opened well etc, but possibly due to it not getting full sunlight during the day, due to the canopy over the rear of the bungalow( where laundry could go, or to shelter from weather). All appliances were home from home, especially the dishwasher and washing machine. A few more big comfy cushions on the sofas would not go amiss. The separate dining area which also overlooks the Kyle of Bute, was a fabulous place not only to dine as a family, but to spend summer evenings playing board games and cards whilst eating nibbles and drinking wine.
We did not meet anyone who looked after the cottage, but we had a contact number had we needed to ask a question. We asked permission to use the boat and bikes...adding some fun activities outdoors. I would like to think we will return here someday as its ideal for family use.
An amazing relaxing holiday home.
Left on 09/12/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | McIlroy Family
A really comfortable holiday home. Amazing peace and quiet. Everything a family would want is there.
Left on 06/19/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | FLETCHER
I greatly value the service the Mackay's agency provides all their customers, I can find no fault at all whenever I have booked a holiday property from them.
The holiday cottage in Colintraive, Argyll, was excellent, a child friendly house and an enclosed garden where children were safe to play and enjoy.
The cottage was in a great location with the pebble beach on its doorstep.
Colintraive is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the countryside, with a great hotel and shop just minutes away.
I found that my family all enjoyed themselves, and I enjoyed the quality time spent with my family.
Left on 05/26/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | John G
A bit of a remote location and well away from shops etc and only one hotel almost a mile away. But that is exactly what we want to find in Scotland.
A very comfortable cottage, good heating and a wood burning stave thown in as well. Even had four bicycles available for use at no extra cost.
The cottage enjoys a very sheltered position and virtually faces south so we enjoyed quite a few days just sitting outside in the small garden.
The sea at high tide is only 15 meters or so from your front door.
We will definitely return at some future date.
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Lovely, quiet holiday house
Left on 04/27/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Hal&Sam
Saw dolphins from the window. The rooms are cozy, beds comfortable. Kitchen well set-up. All around a wonderful house for a family or small group of travelers. Will recommend to friends and family.
We did not take the ferry (Gourock-Dunoon) and according to google maps, wouldn't have saved us that much time by taking the ferry. We went North from Glasgow along Loch Lomond to the tip of the inlet, over, and back down again. It's a beautiful drive anyway. Have fun :)
Relaxing with wonderful views
Left on 09/21/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | The MacDonalds
Comfy cottage, a little worn at the edges but we didn't mind that. Had problems with the heating but help was on hand. Unfortunatly no starter fuel for fire and none available close by unless we wanted to pay the hotel £30 for a small bag!
But the views and surrounding scenery made up for these little things. Look forward to bringing our grandchildren here.
Best Family Holiday in Great Location
Left on 08/25/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | nattybatblue
A lovely cottage in the most stunning location, away from it all but near enough to amenities if needed. Whilst the cottage could use a bit of TLC and a thorough spring clean, the area & incredible views more than made up for it. Our kids had the best time, playing with the local children - all day, every day! And we were lucky enough to be blessed with superb summer weather for the entire week. Would be helpful if information on the boats available were clearly stated in cottage details. Recommend the community garden in Colintraive plus a trip to Bute and Inverary are a must. Great location with the most superb, if a little scary, twisty single track roads!!
a very lovely location and relaxing holiday
Left on 07/26/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | the armstrongs
I would stay there again.enjoyed the peaceful location and the locals were friendly. visited a few places round about and relaxed in the evenings at the cottage grandson loved the water and was never of the beach. dogs were in thier glory as well. would recommend
Super spot. Very comfy but in need of an update.
Left on 06/15/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Anne, Rochdale
This was a delightful location, but the decor and furnishings were shabby. This did not show up on web-site pics!
Left on 04/25/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Andy
A bit disappointed by the location of the property. The 'brochure' indicates that the house is isolated- turns out that the house is in a group of 10 or so other houses in an isolated 'village'. We normally go for houses where they are far away from others. Always feel a bit awkward setting up a telescope, or using binoculars at night for 'stargazing' when there are houses in the vicinity. Was also disappointed by the cleanliness and the lack of some cutlery and crockery. The cutlery needed a thorough wash before use. Some useful items such as large serving spoons were missing. Washing machine was a useful addition though.
The house was otherwise very clean and tidy. It is well laid out- we were 2 couples staying and it allowed us to have our own 'private' areas as there were sleeping and bathing facilities both upstairs and down. Plenty of towels and bedlinen were available.
Even though there was a few people around the location, the locals seemed friendly, it was very peaceful and the scenery was great. Not a lot of 'facilities' in the local area which suited us fine, we got our supplies in passing whilst out and about.
The location is in an area where there is plenty to see and do; good long walks across the beautiful landscape, beaches, forests and mountains. Plenty of local wildlife. Also, the use of the bicycles from the house was greatly appreciated. . The Island of Bute is almost a stones throw away- great for a day out.
We've been to this area on several occasions previously and we always find something new to see. I would recommend this property to people who want some peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and who do not want a multitude of shops on your doorstep.
Left on 03/09/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | H Burns
Had a fantastic time only downfall tv to small and cottage was freezing
Chris & Nicky jacques
Simple homely accomadation in a tranquil relaxing location.
Left on 12/13/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Chris & Nicky jacques
Simple accomadation, very homely, excellent base for walking, touring and relaxing in the breathtaking scenery, ideal for trips to Bute, Colintraive arms offers great food and hospitality.
Left on 10/24/2010 for a stay in October 2009 | The Captain
Very peaceful with wonderful views from the dining room and living room.
a lovely location on the Kyles of Bute
Left on 10/24/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | justus
Breath taking views with friendly neighbours, the house is nice but in need of a little bit of money spent on it. Garden was nice but previous tennants had left their dog mess everywhere so the children could not play. cleanliness of kitchen and utensils was poor and the house guide stated to leave things tidy but we had to fix the hoover so we could clean! on a more positive note the owner had a range of bikes and a small boat for occupiers use which was fantastic, also there was alot of tourist info and local amenity list which was great.
Nice house in front of the sea
Left on 10/22/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Marieke
Nice house but remote ! Nice ballade to make, a real scottish pub in the village, a lot of sheeps.
Relax and soak in the scenery
Left on 10/21/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Relax and soak in the scenery
This cottage was a real retreat with magnificent views across to Bute, it was so relaxing to sit in the garden and watch the boats going up and down the Kyle of Bute. An added bonus was that we have three dogs and booking a cottage can be problematic but not in this case. Plenty of lovely walks and scenery outstanding. Cottage is cosy, and clean. I took my 90 year old mum who used the downstairs bedroom which was ideal as she didn't have to negotiate stairs and had her own downstairs bathroom, whilst I had the use of the upstairs bedroom and bathroom, this worked well for us.
isolated in fantastic location
Left on 10/08/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | j.rodriguez
If you want a secluded location with friendly locals and superb views lots of wildlife, this is the place for you.
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