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Hillview Cottage – Home 240930 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Hillview Cottage – Home 240930

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 29 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • Sea view
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Kettle
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

From the cottage there are tracks and pathways to the explore the vicinity and the Cowal Way path route is only 250 metres away. The peninsular is ideal for cycling to get around, especially for the more intrepid, to go further afield. 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. Public buses provide access to the ferry terminals and beyond, but make sure of the timetables before venturing forth as times can be limited, especially at the weekend. Check out lovely quiet tracks and roadways online and on ordinance survey to explore quiet and serene places, some of which are mentioned in the information pack supplied.

Interaction with guest

We prefer a very hands-off approach to interaction in keeping with this quiet, serene experience. Keys will be left near to the cottage to be collected at any time, without notice, and returned similarly. We will provide a text message to check guests have arrived and all is well, receipt being subject to connectivity, Vodafone being the best service provider in the area. We are happy to answer any questions at any time via text, email or mobile phone, and local assistance is on hand if required.


Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

We ask guests to respect others and if you are a smoker, you must only smoke outside of the property. Thank you!


About the owner

Peter R.
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Calendar updated::
21 Apr 2018
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United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Jul 2012. Located in Argyll and Bute, it has 29 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £455 to £555.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Apr 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 29 reviews Excellent
29 reviews

Very Good

“Excellent rustic romantic break in spectacular setting”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2016

As we drive up the road to hillview cottage I couldn't have been more happy about what I saw and the cottage. The gardens and land including a burn running along the property was beautiful. The cottage itself was so cosy and clean and everything we could have needed was provided. We enjoyed sitting in the lounge on an evening with the log burning stove and a glass of merlot. The main bedroom is also beautiful and cosy with its open fire and great views across the trees to bute. If you enjoy going off grid this is the cottage for you we didn't even miss electricity or phone signal. The local village tighnabruaich is within easy distance or a 3km walk along the coast. Peter the owner was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We will be returning again and again thank you so much. Plenty to see and do around the area but the gardens and walks around the property are enough to keep everyone happy especially my two dogs dara and Rosie who enjoyed paddling in the burn most days. Highly recommend this if your into relaxing in a beautiful part of Scotland.

Owner's reply: It was such a privilege to host Roxanne, Mike, Dara and Rosie, they were superb communicators, considerate and conscientious. So glad to hear they enjoyed the romantic scenic setting and great to hear they will be returning, we very much welcome the opportunity to play host to them again.

“Absolutely Fantastic”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2013

Spent one week of the Easter holidays here with husband and two dogs (English Springer Spaniels aged 13 and 6) and we all had a fantastic time. Glad we had a Range Rover to tackle the track up to the cottage because of the amount of stuff we had to carry. The cottage facilities were excellent apart from the fact that there was no casserole dish although I had pre-prepared a meal in my own casserole dish for our arrival on the Saturday evening. The bed was comfortable and everything was very clean. Our dogs (and us) had a fantastic time - just the ticket to be able to open the door and let them out without any worries.

“Peace, perfect peace!”

Reviewed 5 Mar 2013

After viewing the photos of this rental property on line, we were quite excited about our stay at Hillview Cottage, but the pictures don't even do this beautiful escape justice. I stayed with our two young children and had a wonderful time. The views from the cottage were simply stunning; out over the sea to the shores of the Isle of Bute and the snow capped mountains of the Isle of Arran in the distance. It couldn't have been better. We felt completely relaxed in the cottage, it was spacious and airy and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, including a well equipped kitchen. The grounds stretch over a very safe bridge over a small stream to a large area of land beyond which was fun for the kids to explore and play. The owners were wonderful to work with. All in all a great experience and we will definitely be going back!

“Lovely location, a bit difficult to access”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2013

Hillview was a wonderful place for two weeks of escape. Our little girl loved being outside and able to play in such a wide area with a swing and hammock. The steep access road proved difficult to us when we first arrived after lots of very heavy rain had washed away the top surface in some places and it was down to the bare rock. Many times we left the car at the bottom of the hill and walked up - a pleasure in itself. The stove was probably the best we've experienced in all the lets we've been to. The whole surrounding area was beautiful and a trip out on Donald's boat to fish for mackerel is a definite. One evening while reading quietly we were joined by a tiny bat - all part of the experience. P.S. Teapot required!


Reviewed 14 Jan 2013

This is my third stay at the cottage and every time I've felt completely refreshed and ready to go on return. Thanks so much for such a great break, again; a real get away from it all, detune and relax. It’s a very romantic rustic cottage; wonderful in the evening with the candles and oil lamps and fires. The freedom of space and silence was marvellous, and scenery and views breathtaking, we even had quite a bit of winter sun too! The stove is a marvel and works very easily, unbeatable at night. We managed most of the recommended walks and hidden beaches and went out and enjoyed some lovely food too. Will be back again and probably again and will recommend to friends and family. A great place to think and write and play music and recover. Every time we go it seems to get better :-)

“A very special place”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2013

Hillview Cottage was everything we had hoped it would be and more. The owners have done a wonderful job in retaining the rustic feel of the cottage whilst making it a cosy and relaxing retreat. It was lovely to go to bed with the fire glowing in the grate and flickering candle light. A great spot for feeling away-from-it-all but also close to the lovely village of Tighnabruaich which had all we needed by way of a grocery store, dog-friendly pub, great food and friendly locals. Lots of scenic woodland and coastal walks right on the doorstep. Be prepared for building fires and filling oil lamps, which we found a therapeutic change from our usual routine. The journey from the ferry at Dunoon is absolutely stunning, have your camera ready - we spotted deer and red squirrels. Make sure you arrive in daylight hours as access is tricky in the dark until you get to know the track. We arrived mid day which gave us time to get our bearings before dark. The cottage owner was very helpful and did all he could to make our stay wonderful.

“Secluded, cosy and romantic”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2013

We stayed at this lovely cottage for 5 nights in October. We took the ferry which was very easy and as you drive closer to Tighnabruaich the scenery gets more and more spectacular. The directions were excellent and we managed to get our bog-standard astra up the drive where we were welcomed by Peter at the cottage. The cottage itself is lovely. In a beautiful secluded spot with a river running by and stunning views out to the Kyles of Bute. Although simple and rustic, it has everything you need. The fire keeps the cottage warm and cosy and as long as you've had it lit for a few hours the water is lovely and warm. The kitchen is well equipped. We kept all food and drink in a cool box in the back bedroom which kept it fresh. We went for a relaxing break, which was very easy to achieve. I would recommend going in October as the autumnal colours were stunning. We went for numerous walks and there were a variety of pubs within walking distance if we fancied a pint or two. A few tips: take slippers for inside and wellies for out. A headtorch is useful if you plan to do any cooking in the dark. Light a bonfire outside (Peter will show you where this is possible) and do some star gazing. We had an excellent time and felt thoroughly relaxed by the end. We will definitely be returning. I can not recommend this place enough.

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