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Tigh Ban Lek

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Tigh Ban Lek is an imaginatively conceived and individually designed purpose-built house in distinctive Swiss Chalet style, having been built from stone and substantial natural timbers.

The design award winning house was built in the late 1990s and has been carefully incorporated into the hillside and oriented entirely to maximise on the island views and seascapes extending over 30 miles to the south and west. This is an extremely comfortable, spacious and sophisticated holiday home.

Accommodation is laid out over two floors: an entrance vestibule leads to the reception hall and onto ground floor accommodation of two bedrooms. The ground floor also has an under stairs storage cupboard and WC/utility room. The master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and two shower heads over the bath utilising power showers. The second bedroom features an ensuite shower room with a large shower cubicle and a power shower. This room has twin beds that can easily be made into a zip-link King size bed. Both bedrooms have French doors out to the garden and take in the stunning views. Both en-suite bathrooms have heated tiled floors.

The spacious and bright open plan first floor consists of a neatly fitted and well equipped galley style kitchen, dining room and sitting room with French doors to the large balcony. The furniture comprises a three seater sofa, which can be converted into a full double sofa bed, a two seater sofa and two easy chairs. There is a gas fire in the corner of the living room, a TV with Sky freesat, integrated DVD player and stereo system with MP3 and ipod connection. A selection of books, DVDs, audio cds and games are supplied. Wifi is available and the oak dining table allows for six spacious settings. The kitchen has a good range of quality cookware, basic supplies and is well stocked for children.

The gardens are laid out over a number of levels with gently sloping gradients. They feature productive fruit trees, ornamental trees, numerous shrubs and border plants and extensive bulb plantings. Turning, car parking and standing area for around 4 cars are to the side of the house.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

We provide the following consumables: Kitchen: Washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, dishcloths, tea towel, hand towels, bin bags. Bathrooms: Toilet roll, liquid soap, hand towel.

All kitchen equipment is supplied and includes plastic plates, bowls, cups, cutlery for children, plastic bibs; garden dining plates and glasses.

Also one of the en-suites has a Jacuzzi bath. First Aid kit also provided

Electric heating throughout with a gas powered fire in living area

High chair, booster seat and travel cot (not cot linen)

Further details outdoors

The gardens are laid out over a number of levels for guests to enjoy. There are a large number of productive fruit trees and many herbs - feel free to help yourself when these are in season. There are many other trees, shrubs and border plants that bring a lot of colour to the garden throughout the year.

The garden is not fully enclosed so children should be supervised.

Garden furniture - table and chairs, garden bench and gas barbeque (available May to Sept)

Turning, car parking and standing area for around 4 cars

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

There is a wealth of activities all within a short distance from the cottage. Argyll is one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland offering everything from beaches, lochs, history, walking and stunning scenery. The cottage is furnished in a modern and comfortable style providing spacious accommodation for up to 6 people. Everything is provided at Tigh Ban Lek for you to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a wonderful location.

The choice of walks from the area are numerous. A steep climb of less than 15 minutes from the back door (depending upon how fit you are!) brings you to a stunning view. A little further afield, there is a network of forestry walks of varying distances and, for the less energetic, a gentle stroll along the towpath of the Crinan Canal.


Craobh Haven 2 miles, Ardfern 4 miles, Kilmelford 4 miles

Lochgilphead 18 miles, Oban 19 miles

Glasgow Airport - 97 miles

Oban station - 19 miles

Loch Melfort Hotel - 0.5 miles, pub in Craobh Haven - 2 miles

Golf courses: 18 hole at Oban, 9 hole at Lochgilphead

Farsain Loch Cruises (Craobh Haven) - 2 miles

Horse Riding (Lunga)- 2.5 miles

Ardfern Cycle Hire (Ardfern) - 4 miles

Craignish Cruises (Ardfern) - 4 miles

Swimming pool in Oban

Diving available year round through the Puffin Centre in Oban

Oban - ferries to the Isles

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9 Jun 2014


"Highly Recommended"

Its been 2 months since we returned from UK and have still not forgotten our experience at Tigh Ban Lek. My wife and me thought, it will be unfair if we don't let everyone know how we enjoyed the… More

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a great review.

13 Jan 2014


"Holiday home at best"

This is an absolute gem on Scotland's west coast. We know it from 2 visits in winter, when eyerything is soo calm. As you can see from the website the draw is the view. The glass front to the sou… More

Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated. It is true that in early January many local restaurants do close down for a period of time. We haven't had any other requests for an espresso machine as yet but if we get enough requests we will consider the addition.

30 Oct 2013


"Relaxing near the Loch"

Tigh Ban Lek was a beautiful, relaxing stopover during our long European holiday, situated about a half hour's drive from Oban with stunning views over Loch Melfort.The cottage was spacious but s… More

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your comments. We will check the timings of our hot water and ensure they are sufficient for winter bookings.

3 Feb 2013


"Stunning cottage in an equally stunning setting."

This beautiful cottage is set in some of the most spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer. The view from the living area over the water, is worth it alone! We have stayed in the cottage each year … More

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed and helpful review to potential future guests. Much appreciated.

27 Dec 2012


"What a beautiful place to stay a the scottish west coast!"

A modern ans well equiped house.
The view over the sea and to the islands is unforgettable.
We liked it very much.

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

27 Nov 2012


"Great Location"

Wonderful location overlooking Loch-well equipped every need covered nice touch with the welcome pack -homemade shortbread lovely. Cottage needs a general makeover -looking tired in exterior decor and hard to reach interior.

Sorry to hear you feel the cottage needs a makeover. The stone exterior cannot be modified and we recently decorated the interior, including those hard to reach high sections in the lounge/dining area.

25 Nov 2012


"Tigh Ban Lek"

Fabulous location with stunning panoramic views .Even the bedrooms (located downstairs) had superb views. Very warm during our long weekend as it is well insulated and well heated. Very well equipped and definitely worth a return trip.

We are really glad you enjoyed your break at Tigh Ban Lek.

8 Oct 2012


"Fantastic House, good location and perfect peace and quiet"

Stayed at Tigh Ban Lek for a few days as a short break to get away from things. It was great. The house had everything we needed and was in a great setting - the views are just amazing and it was so quiet. Travelled a fair amount in Scotland and this was one of the best places we've ever stayed, definitely highly recommended!

Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at Tigh Ban Lek

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Calendar last updated:19 Nov 2014

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