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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Ardencraig Apartment

from £37 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £37 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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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

Ardencraig apartment is situated on the sea front with wonderful views across the Kyles 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 area is one of outstanding natural beauty on the West coast of Scotland, an ideal place to stay for rest, relaxation and recreation. The area has excellent hill walking and rambling routes, beautiful peaceful coastal walks, hidden bays and beaches.

The apartment is situated on the second floor of a Victorian tenement in a quiet location on Shore Road in the village of Kames, which adjoins the neighbouring village of Tighnabruaich. The bedroom has a double bed, the living room a fold down sofa bed, which is slightly narrower than a standard double bed, and the traditional recess space off the living room has a short single bed suitable for a child up to the height of 1.2m. The floor area is 29 sqm. Heating is provided by electric panel heaters and the living room also has an additional electric wood-burning style stove. Windows are traditional single glazed sash and casement. The bedroom and living room floors are carpeted, the hall laminate, sanded boards 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 is of traditional and retro styling not modern or contemporary. The apartment has an assortment of games including chess, drafts, backgammon, scrabble, dominoes, jenga, cards and snakes and ladders. The apartment has a new wifi provision.

The Kames Hotel is only 5 minutes walk away - or 10 if you stroll along the beach. The hotel is exceptionally friendly with great food. The excellent Duncan's grocery store is about 10 minutes walk, providing a range of fresh vegetables, foods, beers and wines, newspapers, etc.

Within Kames, and the adjoining village of Tighnabruaich, there are public tennis courts, 9 hole golf course, shinty pitch, sea fishing from pier, massage, hair dresser, 4 hotels with bars and restaurants, bistro, cafe, 2 supermarkets, art and antique shops, 2 post offices, etc. The area is good for bird watching and there is fresh water fishing with permits obtainable from the post office.

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)
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, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

About this location

The Argyll and Bute region

Argyll and Bute is located on the West coast of Scotland, stretching from Campbeltown in the South to Oban in the North, and includes the inner Hebridean islands of Islay, Jura, Mull, Coll and Tiree to the West. Much of the landscape is wild and remote, with mountainous areas, hills, glens, rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, sea lochs, fresh water lochs and ancient forests.

Ferry links from Portavadie to the Kintyre Peninsula and from Colintraive to the Isle of Bute provide excellent opportunities for exploring more of the region.

The microclimate that subsists due to the prevailing Gulf Stream from the South West provides significantly more sunshine than Glasgow, and significantly less rain!

Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich and it's adjoining neighbouring village of Kames are located on the Kyles of Bute at the southern tip of the Cowal peninsula, which lies between the Isle of Bute and the Kintyre / Campbeltown peninsula. The sheltered coastal waters and breathtaking scenery of the hidden peninsula combine to make the area an idyllic choice for people looking for tranquility and a peaceful getaway.

There is no real throughput of traffic, people visit specifically as their destination, and the laid-back community feel of the peninsula is much akin to that of an island.

The villages are approximately 2 hours from Glasgow, whether you chose the ferry route from Gourock over the Clyde estuary, and the drive past Loch Tarsan, Loch Striven and Loch Riddon, or the drive round past Loch Lomond, Loch Long, Loch Fyne and Loch Riddon; both journeys equally spectacular.

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

The area is popular for bird watching, sailing, hill walking, rambling, cycling, sea kayaking, art, sea and fresh water fishing, (fresh water permits obtainable from the post office), etc. There are also facilities for tennis, golf (9 hole course with glorious views over the Kyles of Bute), sailing tuition at the Tighnabruaich Sailing School, etc. You can also catch a game of shinty on Saturday during the season, when you will see the famous Kyles Athletic play.

Only a few miles drive, and a subsequent walk will find you at Ostle Bay, a kilometer of white sands overlooking the North of the Island of Arran, or Auchalick Bay with it's beautiful lagoon and views over Loch Fyne to the Kintyre peninsula.

The Waverley, the world's last ocean-going paddle steamer, docks at Tighnabruaich during summer months.

The Kames Hotel is only 5 minutes walk away - or 10 if you stroll along the beach. The hotel is exceptionally friendly with great food. The excellent Duncan's grocery store is about 10 minutes walk, providing a range of fresh vegetables, foods, beers and wines, newspapers, etc.

Kames, and the adjoining village of Tighnabruaich, provide a range of services, including 2 supermarkets, 4 hotels with bars and bistros, bistro, cafe, art and antique shops, 2 post offices, petrol filling station, car maintenance, hair dresser, massage, etc.

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Review 1-8 of 8

28 Feb 2015

5/5

"Fabulous, cosy February break"

Thank you for the fabulous warm and cosy February break! The views were gorgeous and scenic and our time relaxing. We saw Gannets, Herons, Mergansers and Eider Ducks out the front window, the kids fou… More

20 Oct 2014

3/5

"Fantastic View"

The apartment was on the top floor with 39 steps to keep you fit. The view from the window was fantastic overlooking the Loch: wildlife we saw included oystercatchers, heron each morning and seals bob… More

6 Oct 2014

5/5

"Recharged the Batteries here once more"

Great time had by us both on another trip to Kames and Ardencraig. The walk past the town and along the path towards Loch Riddon is a fave and ideal to set you up for a trip the the excellent Kames Ho… More

25 Aug 2014

4/5

"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

3/5

"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

5/5

"Can't wait to go back"

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

15 Jan 2013

5/5

"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

5/5

"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 1-8 of 8

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