Rowan Cottage at Kames

Tighnabruaich, Kames
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At a Glance
Sleeps 6
Open Fire/Burner
Sea/Loch View
Pet Friendly
The Property
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Rowan cottage at Kames is a traditional Victorian Scottish cottage which has been extended, modernised and improved since it was built in 1860. Sitting on the west side of the Kyles of Bute it has stunning views of the Island of Bute from the large patio windows which open onto a large decking area ideal for alfresco dining. Secluded behind a stone wall you are guaranteed a quiet get away from it all break.

Set over two levels the lower half houses 2 double bedrooms. There is also a double sofa bed in the upstairs lounge.

Upstairs is the open plan lounge and kitchen area. Here you will find a lounge with oak flooring and open fire. This adjoins a well equipped modern kitchen and dining area. On the mid level there is a recently renovated family bathroom complete with luxury bath, large separate shower and WC.

The village is served by Kames Hotel, Duncans the Grocer and the Post Office, all within two minutes walk.

From here you have a huge choice of options in "Argylls secret coast" including;
Portavadie Marina spa and Leisure centre.
The Cowal way - explore all or part of Argyll - known as ‘Scotland in 57 miles’. This accessible part of the Scottish Highlands offers beautiful coastlines, dramatic scenery, engaging heritage, abundant wildlife, and very friendly communities and people.
Kames cottage lies on the Way itself - a perfect step off point.
Kyle of Bute golf course - a challenging 9 hole course with some of the best views in Scotland.
Day trips to Rothesay Oban Inveraray and Campbeltown

Dogs Welcome: One well behaved dog allowed - rules apply, £20 per stay.

Car Parking: Off street car parking.

Rules: No stag and hen parties allowed

  • Amazing water views
  • Peaceful location
  • Balcony with outdoor furniture & seating
  • Spacious dining / lounge room
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and hob and microwave
  • Washing machine and Tumble dryer
  • Open hearth fire with unlimited choice of wood or coal
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • TV with freesat and DVD
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Brick BBQ on garden patio
  • Large walk in shower and stand alone bath newly installed in 2018
  • Activities: Golf, fishing, sailing and walking
  • Fishing trips can be arranged on MFV Morag and skippered yacht charter is available - just ask Tom

Rowan Cottage
Shore Rd
PA21 2AF

Directions and full address to be advised in Key & Arrival Instructions after final balance is paid.

Discover the coastal village of Kames, tucked away on the West Coast of Scotland, also known as Argyll's Scret Coast. Nearby is Tighnabruaich where you will find local arts and crafts, cafes and welcoming pubs.  Bordered by Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute, this is an area of stunning natural beauty, with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites.

Around 80 miles from Glasgow by road, Kames is a perfect tranquil holiday spot for sailors, tourists and fishermen alike. Known as one of the most scenic drives in Scotland, a drive along the narrow roads chisled out the hill side offers some of the best great views of the Bute, Arran and the Ayrshire coasts and the hills. 
Directions to cottage:
1.Leave Glasgow on the M8.
2.Leave the M8 at J30 onto the M898 for Erskine Bridge.
3.Turn left of the bridge onto the A82. Follow A82 up Loch Lomond to Tarbet.
4.Turn left here onto the A83.
5.Over the Rest-and-be-Thankful mountain pass (this is where the scenery starts), then take the left turn A815 to Dunoon.
6.At Strachur turn right onto the A886. After the Clachan of Glendaruel turn right onto the A8003 which brings you to the Royal Hotel.
7.Turn right and continue on this road for approx half a mile past the Shinty pitch.
8.Once you get to the Post office turn left and continue past Duncan's store to the public conveniences and park up here.
9.Entry to the cottage is opposite with a sign saying shore cottages - turn right as you enter the gates and the cottage is on the RHS of the path.

Ferry route:
1.Leave Glasgow on the M8. Continue on the A8 to Greenock.
2.At Greenock take the A770 and take the Western Ferries Clyde to Argyll ferry.
3.After leaving the ferry turn right and drive to the head of Holy Loch.
4.Take the left turn onto the B836.
5.At the end of this road turn right onto the A886 and shortly afterwards turn left onto the A8003 which brings you right to the Royal hotel.
6.See directions above for the last half mile.

By road from Kintyre:
1.Take the CalMac ferry from Tarbert to Portavadie.
2.Leave the ferry and drive to the cross-roads at Millhouse
3.Continue straight ahead following the B8000 to Tighnabruaich.
4.Once you get to the Post office turn right passing Duncan's store and continue to the public conveniences and park up here.
5.Entry to the cottage is opposite with a sign say shore cottages - turn right as you enter the gates and the cottage is on the RHS of the path.

By sea:
The hotel lies on the Kyles of Bute, Firth of Clyde. The cottage have their our own mooring buoys at 55° 54' 4" N, 5° 14' 16" W.

Winter break at the Rowan Cottage November 2020
We had a fantastic break in Kames. The cottage is very well equipped and cozy and the views are stunning. Lots of nice walks in the area.


Perfect break

4.8/5 star Upfront review June 2018

What a fabulous cottage overlooking the bay with ideal location near the

Pub and the surprisingly well stocked village shop . Beautiful new bathroom and perfect decking for enjoying the vie and the sunshine .

Blessed with glorious sunny weather apart from a flash flood on arrival . Watch out for the door leaking !



4.8/5 star upfront review April 2018

Lovely little cottage, great location near village shop and Hotel/pub. Amazing views over the Loch. Really well presented and equipped. Just such a shame we weren’t able to take full advantage of the garden and decking (weather a bit chilly and inclement!). But no midges thankfully!! Would highly recommend for a couple or small family.


Amazing views of Kyles of Bute.

4.3/5 stars Upfront review Aug 2017

A lovely , cosy cottage with amazing views. It is also well located for shops, pubs etc. Highly recommended.



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