Gate Cottage

Tighnabruaich, Kames
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At a Glance
Sleeps 6
Open Fire/Burner
Sea/Loch View
Pet Friendly
The Property
Gate Cottage is a stunning self-catering cottage set on the waters edge in the picturesque village of Kames. Beautifully presented the cottage is filled with modern flair and Scottish country charm, perfect for guests who are looking for comfort and relaxation. Ideal for families or couples wanting to enjoy this magnificent region.
Featuring three bedrooms, this beautifully restored cottage was the original Gate House to Ardlamont Estate. The location and the views over the Kyles of Bute are a highlight.
With open living spaces and sea views to enjoy Gate Cottage is nothing but warm and welcoming. The open plan living area features the kitchen, dining and sitting area, a large living space with picture perfect windows looking out over the sea. The main living room is filled comfortable leather sofas and a wood burning fire. A wonderful room to enjoy cosy nights in.
The kitchen is very well equipped, complete with electric cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. From the kitchen there is a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, an extra space for storing wet boots and coats.
The cottage has three bedrooms, the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, both spacious and inviting. There is a twin room with sea views and a double bedroom sharing the family bathroom with a bath/overhead shower, basin and WC.
The grounds itself is a haven to explore, with a large garden to enjoy further views out over the Kyles of Bute and the nearby villages. With outdoor furniture enjoy this wonderful area on lazy, sunny afternoons. The views are spectacular. There is will also be a seating area on the shore side of the property from April to October to soak up the views.
Gate Cottage is an ideal base to explore the West Coast of Scotland for walks, fishing and visiting the many surrounding attractions. Or you may simply take time out to enjoy the ambience of this gorgeous cottage by the sea.
Dogs Welcome: Your well behaved dog is welcome, max 2 per booking @ £4 each per night. Please book.
Car Parking: Private parking for one car and free off road parking for additional cars.

Waterfront location
Spectacular sea views from cottage and garden
Outdoor furniture in garden and shore front
Wood burning stove fire
Central heating
Open-plan living
Well equipped modern kitchen
Large fridge/freezer
Gas hob/ electric oven
Coffee Machine
Washing machine and dryer
Iron and ironing board
Linen and towels included in price
1st bag of logs included in price
TV / Freeview
Firestick for Netflix
Pub / Restaurant 800m

2 well behaved dogs welcome per booking £4 per night each.
Good House-keeping deposit required £150

Gate Cottage
Shore Road
Kames is a tiny little village on the west coast of Scotland in Argyll & Bute. Along with the neighboring village of Tighnabruaich, it offers a tranquil gataway for sailors, fishermen and folks who just want to enjoy the view. It is a popular weekend cruising destination and a great stop over on the way north to the West Highlands via the Crinan Canal. Tucked away in a small corner of the south west of Cowal Peninsula. Here on Argyll's Secret Coast you will find the most stunning scenery at every turn.   
Getting here by road from Glasgow is a fabulous drive takes you up the side of Loch Lomond, through the Arrochar Alps and over the world-famous Rest and Be Thankful. The final stretch winds along the coast with the Kyles of Bute stretching out ahead. There are some wonderful viewpoints dotted along this road. Take the A82 along Loch Lomond to Tarbet, then the A83 towards Inveraray and Campbeltown. At Cairndow, turn left on to the A815, then at Strachur turn right on to the A886, signposted Glendaruel and Colintraive. Just after Glendaruel turn right onto the A8003 towards Tighnabruaich. Once in Tighnabruaich follow signs for Kames and then to the Kames Hotel. The property is 800m along the shore road from the hotel, drive past the junction staying on the shore road. The cottage is opposite yellow electricity sign on the beach.

Getting here by road and ferry is another option is to get the ferry from Gourock to Dunoon and enjoy a drive through remote, mountainous country. The writer Iain Banks reckons it’s one of best wee roads in Scotland. You then pick up the same coastal road as above. Take the A8 to Gourock, then Western Ferries from McInroy’s Point to Hunter’s Quay near Dunoon. Turn right on to A815, then shortly after leaving the 40mph area, turn left on B836, a winding single track road with passing places. After about 17 miles, turn right on A886, then left on A8003 towards Tighnabruaich.



Fantastic House, Idyllic Location, What a View! Oct2020
Our family comes to this part of Scotland every year and this is the best house we have stayed in. So much so we are booking it again for next year!
As two couples we found the layout of the house really met our needs. The house was well equipped, modern showers, cosy fireplace, Sky TV, Wi-Fi. The best room by far is the kitchen/diner, with two windowed walls looking out directly to the Kyles of Bute, breath taking views every day, we saw plenty of seals in the water and deer on the beach and in the garden.
There is a handy cupboard/room off the kitchen with all the glasses in it, plenty of shelving space and an additional fridge, this made for a perfect drinks area. The kitchen then had a further large fridge/freezer which was plenty big enough for 4 adults self catering for two weeks.
Couldn't fault the property at all. Looking forward to going back.


Gate Cottage Sept 2020
Great location right on the Kyles, you could spend all day just drinking the view in from the living/kitchen window. The cottage has been beautifully renovated and is as clean as a whistle with wifi and all your modern conveniences. Great spot for exploring the Cowal peninsula but you can see lots of wildlife on your doorstep including deer in the garden and lots of sea birds on the rocks below the cottage. There are otters as well but alas this week we didn't spot them we will be returning to this lovely cottage.


Fantastic location, wonderful stay

5 Star Upfront review May 2019


I don’t think that just because it was a spectacularly warm Easter swayed our opinions. Kames is a wonderful, secluded village right on the water’s edge and Gate Cottage couldn’t be much closer to the beach and the loch.
The beach was so clean, litter-free, and full of sea shells, bird life and the occasional yacht. The view from the cottage is of rural Bute, with the sun coming up over the island each morning.
The cottage itself is an extended and refurbished single storey dwelling, with off road parking, and a decent sized garden. We would have spent more evenings outside but there was no garden furniture.
The cottage was very clean and smartly presented, with pretty much everything we needed. The all important WiFi worked a treat, fast and trouble free.
The village stores are about 10 minutes amble away but for a wider range and reasonable prices you need to drive over to Tighnabruaich.
It was sad to leave - we concluded we needed to come back to Kames and Gate Cottage very very soon!




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