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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The apartment is situated on the second floor of a Victorian tenement in a quiet location on Shore Road, Kames in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the west coast of Scotland. The apartment has stunning views from both living room bay window and bedroom window across the bay to the Isle of Bute with the Isle of Arran in the distance to the South. The traditional apartment is well equipped and cosy. Open the windows in the morning and enjoy your coffee and croissant with the sound of Oystercatchers and waves lapping on the pebble beach just some 10 metres form the front door of the building!

The apartment is suited for couples or families with up to 2 children. The fold down sofa bed in the living room is a double, although slightly narrower than a standard double bed, and the single bed in the traditional recess space off the living room is only suitable for children up to the height of 1.2m. The floor area is 29 sqm.

Heating is electric with a mock wood-burning stove in the living room and electric panel heater in the kitchen. An additional electric panel wall heater is provided in the bedroom in winter. Windows are traditional single glazed sash and casement. The bedroom and living room floors are carpeted, the hall laminate, sanded boards with rug in the kitchen and a tiled floor in the shower room. The shower is electric and additional hot water is provided by electric wall heaters. Summer and winter quilts are provided along with all bed linen, towels and tea towels. The apartment's fixtures are not contemporary styling, but the décor is always fresh and cheerful.

The Kames Hotel is only 5 minutes walk away - or 10 if you walk along the beach! The hotel is exceptionally friendly with great food. The excellent Kames store is about 10 minutes walk. The appartment is a wonderful place to stay for rest, relaxation and recreation.

Hill walking, rambling routes - beautiful coastal walks along shore, hidden long bays and beaches, tennis courts, shinty pitch, fishing - sea from pier, bird watching, massage, 4 hotels, 2 bistros, 2 supermarkets, art and antique shops, 2 post offices , various shops, etc all close by.

The apartment has an assortment of games including chess, drafts, backgammon, scrabble, dominoes, jenga, cards and snakes and ladders.

The best scenic drive in Scotland: The Scotsman newspaper identified the road from Glendaruel to Tighnabruaich as the best scenic drive in Scotland in it's issue of 29 March 2007.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kames 10 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow Airport 137 km, Nearest railway: Greenock Train Station 48 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden
Access Parking

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

The community feel of a peninsula is more akin to an island. There is no real throughput of traffic. People visiting arrive specifically as their destination.

It's such a friendly place, with such amazing wild, scenic unspoilt areas. There is a micro climate that subsists due to the prevailing Gulf Stream from the South West. As a consequence the area has significantly more sunshine than Glasgow, and significantly less rain!


The apartment is located in Kames, an adjoining village to Tighnabruaich, on the Cowal peninsula in the Argyll and Bute region on the West coast of Scotland around 2 hours from Glasgow. The apartment is situated on the sea front on Shore Road, a very quiet Road which gets very little traffic as it only services the properties on the sea front.

In the villages are 2 excellent supermarkets, garage with petrol and workshop, 4 hotels, sailing school, Kyles shinty pitch, tennis

courts, and 9 hole golf course with spectacular views over the Kyles of Bute.

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Review 1-5 of 5

25 Aug 2014


"Nice apartment in a fantastic setting"

The apartment can comfortably hold two & maybe two children but could start to get crowded if more than two adults. That said, the apartment is in good repair & decor, the facilities were adequate and… More

5 Jul 2014


"Stunning location, tired looking apartment"

I agree with other reviewers that the apartment is in a stunning location, with the beach just outside the door. The village of Kames is great, with a hotel, and Duncans shop about a 5 minute walk awa… More

Thank you for taking time to provide review. As per the description the apartment is a traditional Victorian single bedroom apartment of 29sqm, suitable for couples and families with young children. The fold down sofa bed in the living room is a double, although slightly narrower than a standard double bed, and the single bed in the traditional recess space off the living room is only suitable for children up to the height of 1.2m. As also mentioned in the description, the apartment provides 5 dining chairs, 2 at the lounge table and a further 3 folding. The changeover person has been providing a summer double quilt for all recent guests due to the warm weather. 2 additional warmer double quilts are also provided should the weather turn cold. The largest of the 3 living room bay windows in the living room is secured shut for child safety reasons. Of the 6 vertical windows in the apartment, the remaining 5 all provide opening bottom sashes for ventilation and emergency egress and all open and close easily. There is also a velux window in the bathroom, which provides trickle ventilation and can also be opened. We do try and provide an honest reflection of the accommodation provided via photographs and text, which we hope is reflected in the price of the tariff.

30 Jun 2014


"Can't wait to go back"

Unrivalled views of Loch Fyne, Amazing location. Great apartment.. A must!!! Highly recommended ....… More

15 Jan 2013


"Perfect weekend getaway"

We stayed in this charming apartment over 3 nights in September, and can't wait to go back. Situated right on the beach front, with stunning views over the Kyles of Bute, the apartment is a perfe… More

10 Jan 2013


"Relaxing Retreat"

Ardencraig is a lovely cosy flat in a very peaceful & scenic location. The flat boasts a beautiful view over to the Isle of Bute from the living room window & is immediately across the road from the shoreline (which the kids love). It's located within easy walking distance to the local shop & pub, which is family friendly.

The flat itself is well equipped for a self catering holiday & is a comfortable retreat when looking for a relaxing break from life's hussle & bussle.

We love it here & will return again & again.

Review 1-5 of 5

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