Taigh na Mara

Tighnabruaich, Kames
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At a Glance
Sleeps 10
Open Fire/Burner
Sea/Loch View
The Property
Taigh na Mara is a beautifully appointed two level luxury holiday home set on the waterfront in the picturesque village of Kames. Featuring magnificent views over the West Kyles of Bute this tranquil and private coastal retreat offers the perfect hide-away to relax and unwind.

Furnished to a high standard Taigh na Mara is filled with a warm and welcoming ambiance. The entrance to the holiday villa is on the upper level through a spacious hall. This level features a large games room with a pool table, a wood burning fire and stunning sea views.

The lower level features a spacious living room with a grand dining table seating up to 10 guests, ideal for entertaining. This open living area features comfortable lounges, Freeview televison, complete with log fire and spectacular sea views.

Feel at home with your well equipped kitchen fitted with modern cooking appliances. From the kitchen step into the glass conservatory filled with comfortable sofas, highlighting floor to ceiling windows to capture even more spectacular sea views over the Kyles. With the ever-changing views and the comforts of your sofa you will find it hard to leave this space.

Sleeping up to ten guests Taigh na Mara has five double bedrooms split over two floors. On the lower level there is one double bedroom with ensuite, and a second double bedroom with a family bathroom next door. Upstairs there is one double bedroom with ensuite, and two double bedrooms sharing another family bathroom. All five bedrooms have sea views.

Taigh na Mara has a wonderful outdoor entertaining area and living space. Featuring a two level deck to choose from overlooking the waters edge, complete with gazebo, barbeque and outdoor seating. A perfect space for alfresco meals, reading and whiling away your afternoons, or simply watching white sails gliding past.
Whether enjoying an evening on the deck or reclining by the wood fire, Taigh na Mara is an idyllic coastal property for all seasons.
Just a short walk to Kames Village there is a friendly pub and welcoming locals. Kames is tucked away on the West Coast of Scotland, also known as Argyll's Secret Coast. Nearby is the main street of Tighnabruaich where you will find local arts and crafts, cafes and more 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.

No Pets: Sorry no pets allowed.
Car Parking: Private car parking available.
Important Notes: This property leads down to a private pebble beach with three levels of garden and decking with steps and steep drops. There are no protective safety barriers and not suitable for young children unsupervised. Care must be taken at all times.
Sorry NO STAG/HEN parties please.
  • Waterfront location
  • Two level villa
  • Steps leading to private pebble beach.
  • Spectacular sea views
  • Three level outdoor garden terrace/deck
  • Outdoor gazebo & barbeque
  • Enclosed garden
  • Central heating
  • Five double bedrooms all with sea views
  • Two bathrooms (one with bath), and two en-suites.
  • Two log burning fires
  • Freeview screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi access throughout
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Luxury linen and towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Deposit £250 (pre-authorised)
  • Note property is on waters edge leading down to the shore. There are steep steps and drops with no protective safety barriers. This area is not suitable for young children unsupervised. Care must be taken at all times.
  • Sorry No STAG/HEN parties please
Taigh na Mara
PA21 2AD
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, 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. 
Getting here by road from Glasgow this 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. 

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. 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.



Beautiful House and location
4.7/5 Upfront Reviews - May 2022

This house sits magnificently on the beach, so close to the water. Every bedroom window and all the living areas look out onto the water, for a relaxing ambience. The house is comfortable, well equipped and the lay out means you can always find a quiet space, The house and location offers something for everyone. We managed to go Paddle boarding, forest and coast walking, appreciate a shinty match, and a park and fairy trail for the wee ones to enjoy. We also watched dolphins and an otter. It’s a house to appreciate spending time with family and at the same time appreciating what nature offers you.


Spring break in Tighnabruaich
5/5 Upfront Review - May 2022

Spent a delightful few days with adult children and their partners in this perfect spot.

It certainly lived up to our expectations - a really superior 'cottage' with a location on the water front that is impossible to beat.

Two of our younger members actually went in swimming.

Thanks for a great time.


Stunning house and views

Upfront Review February 2022

The house was incredible, I've never stayed anywhere like it. The kitchen had all the appliances you could need and plenty of dishware.
The beds and bedding were super comfortable and the showers and bath were great.
Outdoor area was fantastic even in February, and we managed to get a dip in the water.


Annual retreat

Upfront Review Sept 2021

I can’t recommend this highly enough, the accommodation was spot on, comfortable and well equipped, amazing views and lots of car park space - so great if you are all travelling from different locations. Couple of lamps needed new lightbulbs but that was a minor issue. Loved the private beach - we went wild swimming everyday (would recommend swim shoes though!)



Taigh na Mara

Upfront Review June 2021

Good value for money. Excellent location. Would be good to have better selection of smaller bowls for serving etc in the kitchen but overall very good.


Even better than before !

Upfront Review June 2021
Our second stay here and the owners have carried out some excellent refurbishments since last year.
The location, facilities, equipment etc are all first class.
The booking agents were very helpful to deal with during the Covid confusion over numbers allowed in the house !


Lovely house

Upfront Review May 2021
Lovely house right on the beach had a great time on the water, great outdoor space, comfy and clean with modern interior. Only downside was BBQ wasn’t available during our visit we would’ve loved sitting outside cooking in the Gazebo area. Apart from that would definitely recommend to friends and family
Thanks again


Stunning location and excellent comfortable accommodation with views to die for.

Upfront Review May 2021
The location of Taigh na Mara is superb, with beautiful natural scenery all around and it is so lovely and peaceful.
The accommodation is wonderful , we felt relaxed as soon as we entered the house and ready to enjoy our stay.
There are lovely walks in the area and many scenic places to visit..We love Otter Ferry, Portavadie, Tarbert, the Ardlamont estate & Tighnabruich itself. But there are many more beautiful spots to discover.



Upfront Review October 2020

Stunning property right on the seafront. Will definitely be back!!  

House with a view
5/5 Home Away Review Stayed Dec 2019
Fabulous ,well equipped house .Floor to ceiling windows on 3 sides of the lounge, with amazing views onto the water+hills . Kitchen had plenty glasses,cutlery+ crockery .All the beds were very comfortable. The Kames hotel was a short walk away+ we had a lovely meal there on Hogmanay+ watched the fireworks at midnight. Would definitely return for another long weekend
Brilliant birthday weekend!
4/5 Homaway Away Review Stayed Nov 2019
Booked the house for its location and size for our group of 4 couples who were celebrating significant birthdays.
Location is amazing and the views are spectacular, particularly from the conservatory and deck. The property layout is arranged to take advantage of the outlook.
All rooms are simply furnished and each has a sea view.
The kitchen/ large conservatory area was the most used by our group, followed by the large dining room where we enjoyed having the fire on in the evenings.
We had a wonderful weekend and would recommend the house for groups of family, or friends!
Great holiday house - amazing location
5 Star Upfront Review Aug 2018
House was clean and very well appointed with plenty of space for the family. Location was amazing - very secluded and peaceful whilst still being close to all the necessary amenities. We had a great family holiday at Taigh Na Mara.
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