Upper Alta Apartment

Tighnabruaich, Kames
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At a Glance
Sleeps 4
Sea/Loch View
Dog Friendly
Washing Machine
The Property
Upper Alta is an inviting waterfront apartment with spectacular sea views over The Kyles of Bute and beyond. Set in the picturesque village of Tighnabruaich the holiday apartment features two bedrooms, ideal for families or couples who are looking for modern comforts, and sea views in a charming coastal location.
Warm and welcoming with a modern flair the newly refurbished apartment features a living area with comfortable sofas and large windows to take advantage of the stunning sea views. Also, from this open plan living and dining area enjoy the balcony and the ever changing vistas. Includes all your modern amenities with free Wi-Fi and a Smart TV with Freeview.
The well equipped kitchen features modern appliances, including a 4 burner hob, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster. Ideal for cooking up a feast with delicious local produce.
There are two spacious and well-furnished bedrooms. A Master double bedroom and a king bedroom that can be converted to twin beds. Please request if you require twin beds set up.
The family bathroom features a bath, over bath shower and WC.
To access Upper Alta Apartment entrance there is an external staircase at the rear.
Guests have access to an outdoor decking area with outdoor furniture to enjoy sunny days and summer nights. There is one designated car parking space at the side of the property, in front of the garage and further free on road parking at the end of the driveway.
Set in an ideal position on the waterfront in Tighnabruaich, fabulous for walks along the esplanade to soak up the views. Just a 15 minute walk is the main street of Tighnabruaich where you will find local arts and crafts, cafes and welcoming pubs.
Argyll’s Secret Coast is rich in Highland history, dotted with ruins and and ancient sites and castles just waiting to be explored. Packed with places to visit and things to do, walkers, cyclists, sailors and artists are all drawn to this area.
Just over 4 miles away is Portavadie, the well known marina, with a leisure spa, indoor swimming pool, outdoor infinity pool, jacuzzi and 3 restaurants. Also, you can take the short ferry trip from Colintraive across to the Isle of Bute with it's historic house and gardens, Mount Stuart.
Dog Policy: Well behaved, house-trained dog is welcome. Maximum one dog only. £3 per per night.
Access: To access Upper Alta Apartment entrance there is an external staircase at the rear, 16 steps.
Safety Features: Smoke alarm, Fire extinguisher, Fire blanket.
Cleanliness & Disinfecting: Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Covid, Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines, Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays.
Waterfront location
Balcony overlooking the water with spectacular views
Central heating
Well equipped modern kitchen
Electric 4 ring hob/electric oven
Washing machine
Iron and ironing board
Private drying green
Linen and towels included in price
Smart TV / Freeview
Free Wi-Fi
One designated car park space and free road parking
Well behaved dogs welcome, max 1 per stay, £3 per night
Strictly a Non Smoking property
Good House-keeping deposit required £100
Upper Alta Apartment
Shore Road
Shorefront location in Tighnabruaich, Argyll's Secret Coast.
Directions and full address to be advised in Key & Arrival Instructions after final balance is paid.
Discover the coastal village of Tighnabruaich, tucked away on the West Coast of Scotland, also known as Argyll's Scret Coast. Justminutes away 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, this is the ideal 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. 
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.
Upper Alta, Tighnabruaich
5/5 Star Upfront Reviews - September 2023
We spent the first week of September 2023 in Upper Alta and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Upper Alta is a lovely apartment in a beautiful location and has stunning views. The apartment is very comfortable, thoughtfully organised, well-equipped, nicely decorated, and impeccably clean. We especially appreciated the fact that we were able to bring our little dog, who had a wonderful time. We wouldn’t hesitate to make a return booking.
Stunning views
4.8/5 Upfront Reviews - July 2023
A very comfortable holiday home. Stunning views. Great place for walks and exploring, e.g. the arch and giant chair. Great to watch herons and oyster catchers at the water edge. Lovely cakes from Wild Kitchen and locally roasted coffee. Would definitely recommend.

Upper Alta June 2023

5/5 Star Upfront Reviews - June 2023

We absolutely loved Upper Alta - great location for cycling and kayaking, very comfortable apartment.


Upper Alta Apartment

VRBO Review - July 2022
Everything we needed for a relaxing holiday we found in Tighnabruaich. A beautiful view from the balcony over the Kyles of Bute. Every day the light has given us a wide variety of color nuances. A short walk of 20 minutes away you can find a small supermarket and two lovingly designed café's. A twenty minute walk away beach life can be enjoyed in Kilbride bay. Here the shore goes gently into the sea so that the water on the surface is warm enough to go swimming without a neoprene suit. On the way back, small snacks can be enjoyed at a hut on the farm. Back in the apartment Upper Alta we find everything we need for cooking to take care of ourselves. Even a washing machine is available. Next to the house a wooden terrace can be used with a view of the Kyle. The beds are pleasant and the furnishings are nicely coordinated. If you like, sit down on cool evenings by the fireplace (with fire imitation and fan heater). There is always something to watch on the Kyle, the water sports, the seabirds... binoculars are also provided. Really everything has been thought of here. It is worth taking a trip to Tabert or the island of Bute. Beautiful are also the paths in the village in the direction of Leuchturm or up to the street. 



***PERFECT*** in every way, location and scenery stunning, easy to travel to places of interest
4.3/5 Upfront Reviews - May 2022
Views from Upper Alta stunning, room's large and bright, all that you need is supplied . Would recommend to anyone who want's a quiet relaxing break


Beautiful view in very quiet location

Oct 2021
As above- tucked away near the end of dead end road by the shore, gorgeous views. Apartment was clean, light, spacious, well appointed with for instance all the kitchen utensils you might need.
Easy to walk to local bus service and to access walks and ferries.


Wonderful location

Sept 2021
Great location, beautiful, very comfortable accommodation and just what I needed. Hope to come back again for another relaxing stay sometime.


Have just spent a relaxing few days in this fabulous apartment…

Sept 2021
superb shorefront location! Apartment was spotless and had everything we needed despite Covid restrictions….best time sitting out on the balcony enjoying the fantastic weather and views…only disappointment is that we were unable to stay for longer!
Date of arrival - 7 September 2021

Great Location

Aug 2021
Fantastic apartment with stunning views
Spacious with everything you need. Great as a base to explore or relax


Superb apartment with stunning views

July 2021
Everything about this apartment was perfect. Fabulous views and so peaceful.
Had requested single beds in back room and it was made as a double but called up and this was sorted quickly.
Would thoroughly recommend a stay here


Lovely short break

June 2021
Second time staying at Upper Alta, superb location with the beautiful views to Bute and over the water. We stayed 2 adults and 1 preschooler. Kitchen is really well equipped, the tupperware is super handy for picnics. Excellent access for paddleboarding straight on the water.
The apartment feels really relaxing. The only wee thing we'd feedback on is thicker/blackout curtains for the back bedroom please.


Stunning Apartment

Argyll Self Catering Holidays Sept 2020
My husband and I were absolutely delighted with this beautiful apartment. The standard of cleanliness was exceptional. It was so clean it never looked as though it had been lived in. The photos of the apartment are good but the actual apartment is far more stunning. I fell in love with it as soon as I opened the door. The rooms are spacious with the most outstanding views from the sitting room and the bedroom. The balcony is perfect for relaxing and looking out to the Loch. Everything you could possibly need is made available. The kitchen is spacious and has all essentials required. The area is quiet, probably more than normal due to Covid. There is a hotel and a cafe/bistro. A key store for any food items an art gallery and arts and crafts shops. If you are planning to tour around the area I would definitely recommend a car, although there are some beautiful walks within walking distance from the apartment. Kames is within walking distance with a larger array of shops. There is a stunning beach located next to Kilbride Farm. A pathway next to the farm leads to the beach. It's about 20 minute walk but well worth it. Next to the farm is The Bothy which serves the best food ever. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this property and location. We didn't want to leave. My small dog loved it too. We were so impressed we are now looking to book another short stay with Argyll Self Catering holiday in a different location. If the Upper Alta Apartment is anything to go by we will be well happy. Loved it!!



AirBnb Review Sept 2020

“We had a fabulous time and the apartment was excellent. It was clean, very well decorated, beds were comfortable, it was warm, coasy and welcoming. Didn’t want for anything. Great location with plenty of things to do locally. The views from the apartment are stunning and you spend a whole weekend just sitting in the living room window. I have totally fallen for the amazing scenery and will definitely be back.”

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