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  • £4665  to  £6958

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Short Breaks From

  • £665 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £994 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    8 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Open Fire

About The Hollies

The Hollies is a pristine waterfront holiday home on the Kyles of Bute, with spectacular views and space to accommodate up to 18 guests in eight gorgeous bedrooms - many with water views. The attractive sandstone house has been part of the Tighnabruaich since 1890. The current owners have painstakingly restored the Victorian beauty to ensure elegant features like cast-iron radiators, oak flooring and sash windows sit alongside 21st Century technology that includes high-speed fibre-optic broadband, a Sonos music system, and smart security.

Tighnabruaich is one of those places you'll miss as soon as you leave. It's on the east coast of a peninsula that faces the Kyles of Bute on one side and Loch Fyne on the other. Sailing is a favourite pastime, and the facilities are excellent. Tighnabruaich has a sailing school and a pontoon for dinghies and is only a short drive from the moorings at Portvadie Marina, where there is also a spa and a restaurant. The Victorian wooden pier is a port of call for the PS Waverley paddle steamer that sails from the village to Glasgow, Largs, Rothesay and Dunoon. In addition to sailing, Tighnabruaich is famous for its shinty team, Kyles Athletic. Spectating at a home game is always great fun! There is also a public tennis court close to The Hollies for those who enjoy a game.

Touring and sailing are both excellent ways to enjoy this stunning landscape, but there's arguably no better way to appreciate its beauty than by walking or cycling through its heart. The long-distance Cowal Way is just one of many way-marked footpaths helping you explore. There's also a wide variety of mountain bike trails. Other activities readily accessible to you are loch, sea and river fishing, and playing golf on the nearby Kyles of Bute course.

Places to visit during your stay include Otter Bay, where a sundowner at the beachfront is a blissful end to a perfect day. You can also visit Inverary and the Inverary Jail, the house and gardens at Mount Stuart, Tarbet and Rothesay. In addition, the owners of The Hollies have created a special app that lists places to eat, drink and visit, specifically to help their guests get the most from their stay.

The Hollies provides wonderful group accommodation on the Kyles of Bute, with incredible views, lots of space, and easy access to a range of attractions that make it a fantastic year-round holiday destination.

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Owner details:

Graeme McFall joined Independent Cottages in June 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Luxury
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Argyll and Bute)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Hollies is packed with original Victorian features that highlight the incredible skills of the builders and artisans who created the stained glass windows, carved stonework and other beautiful original features. It has recently been restored to its original glory to offer a luxurious standard of accommodation over three levels.

Ground Floor:

  • You won't want to leave the fantastic lounge and games room to go to bed! This spacious room boasts incredible views and a log fire, with loads of comfortable seating and a big HDTV with Amazon Prime, Netflix and BT Sports channels. There's also a Sonos music system, games console and a 7ft-pool table. Bored? This house doesn't know the meaning of the word!
  • Cooking for 18 people is no easy task, but the large kitchen facilities certainly streamline things. It's well-equipped for group catering, fitted not only with large ovens and stoves but also two dishwashers and a huge fridge and freezer. The owners can recommend local chefs if you're planning a special meal or want to stock the freezer with pre-prepared goodies, so you don't have to cook during your holiday.
  • Open plan to the kitchen, the dining room has a high ceiling, gorgeous views, and seating for 18 people.
  • Ground floor double bedroom with proper storage and an ensuite bathroom.

First Floor:

  • There are five beautifully appointed bedrooms on the first floor. All boast a double bed, proper storage and breathtaking views. Every bedroom on this level has an ensuite - some with showers and others with baths. All bathrooms have underfloor heating for your comfort.

Top Floor:

  • Two further double bedrooms sharing a huge bathroom with a deep bath, walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Guests staying on the top floor have a "butler's pantry" with a coffee machine and a mini-fridge on the landing, so they don't have to go down to the kitchen for their morning cuppa.

Outside: The gardens of The Hollies are as wonderful as the house. The gardens and the patio, which is reached via French doors from the kitchen, have breathtaking views of The Kyles of Bute. There is outdoor furniture and a barbecue, as well as outdoor table tennis and lots of off-road parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) are possible, depending on availability. Smoking/vaping indoors is not permitted. The owner regrets that they cannot accommodate pets.

The Hollies Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 18 in 8 bedrooms (8 Doubles)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - No
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Graeme McFall
Member Since June 2021

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