Carsaig Views

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Carsaig Views, a fantastic bright and spacious holiday home, enjoys magnificent coastal, mountainous island and landscape views of a kind usually only found in the far north west.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sun Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

Situated half a mile from nearby Tayvallich, on the most westerly peninsula of north Argyll, it is reached by a single track road ending in 300 metres of rough private track (that should be driven slowly and with care) where the only sounds are the wildlife and the sea. Sand, pebbles and the old fishing jetty of Carsaig Bay are on your doorstep, yet this beautiful, secluded and coveted spot can be reached in less than three hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Tayvallich, located half way down a quiet peninsula on the far northwest of the Mull of Kintyre and about 6 miles south of Crinan Canal is reached by a scenic winding single track road that hugs the shores of the picturesque Loch Sween before rounding the last corner to be greeted by the breathtaking sight of Tayvallich's beautiful and naturally formed and protected bay.

A pretty village with colourful and well tended gardens surrounds the bay and its engaging harbour. Carsaig Views sits in some thirty acres of delightful grounds overlooking Carsaig Bay and beyond to the magnificent westerly panorama of the Sound of Jura, from Scarba and the infamous Corryvreckan whirlpool in the north, to the Paps of Jura in the south.

Designed for its fantastic location in the late 1960's, this renovated property boasts large picture windows to frame the wonderful views outside and offers all of the comforts one would expect from a holiday home. This includes a spacious sitting room which opens onto a secluded southwest facing deck where alfresco eating, or in the evening, the West Coast's famous sunsets can be enjoyed. Then, when it all turns a bit chilly you can come back inside to heat up in front of the cosy wood-burning stove. There is also a large, well-equipped kitchen and dining area, two en suite double bedrooms, a third twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room and a fourth bedroom that can be arranged either as a twin room or with bunk beds.

Outside the deck leads to a well tended grassed garden area (not enclosed). The sandy beach of Carsaig Bay, a safe playground for children, is just a 3 minute walk down a path.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a steep cliff at the end of the garden to the front of the cottage. Although it is fenced, care should taken, particularly with children and pets.

Map & Local

The vibrant village of Tayvallich can be reached in 15 to 20 minutes walk, where you can enjoy watching the harbourside activities from the superb bistro cafe which butts into the bay and serves delicious and imaginative breakfasts, lunches and teas.

Alternatively, you can sample the locally caught seafood at the well reknowned Tayvallich Inn whilst sitting in the sun at the water's edge. The area around the village is well known for its superb walking and biking trails, heritage and nature sites, artist studios, boating and kayaking.

There is also a picturesque tennis court which sits right on the edge of Tayvallich Bay, or for the more adventurous windsurfing is available in Carsaig Bay. Horse riding and golf are also available within 30 minutes drive.

The area is teeming with wildlife with otters, roe deer, badgers, grouse and sea eagles on the doorstep or take a visit to a nearby beaver habitat and osprey nest. Sea life also abounds, with seals regularly frequenting the bay and dolphins often spotted from the sitting room window and on rare occasions even the odd passing whale!

From April to October, Tayvallich offers an excellent twice daily passenger ferry service to Jura. In 40 minutes visitors can reach one of Europe's last remaining wilderness islands - a truly unique experience where deer outnumber humans ten to one! Desolate mountains, moors, palm trees (thanks to the warmth of the Gulf Stream), raised pebble and white sandy beaches can be enjoyed on foot or on hired bikes. Have high tea at the Isle of Jura Hotel or enjoy a dram at the popular Isle of Jura Distillery.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Open-plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with TV/DVD, CD player, wood-burning stove, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, etc.
Boot room.
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
Twin bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Room with shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity and oil INCLUDED with any additional electricity usage payable by meter reading and any additional oil usage payable at the end of your stay. There is also a wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Please note: There is a steep cliff at the end of the garden to the front of the cottage. Although it is fenced care should taken, particularly with children and pets.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sun

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
  • Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017

Changeover Day: Sun

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
30 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £395.00 £550.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £1,095.00 £1,095.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £1,150.00 £1,150.00
05 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017 £395.00 £550.00
12 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017 £595.00 £695.00
19 Feb 2017 - 04 Mar 2017 £395.00 £550.00
05 Mar 2017 - 08 Apr 2017 £595.00 £695.00
09 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017 £750.00 £850.00
23 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017 £595.00 £695.00
07 May 2017 - 27 May 2017 £750.00 £850.00
28 May 2017 - 03 Jun 2017 £995.00 £1,095.00
04 Jun 2017 - 01 Jul 2017 £750.00 £850.00
02 Jul 2017 - 02 Sep 2017 £995.00 £1,095.00
03 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017 £750.00 £850.00
24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017 £595.00 £695.00
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017 £750.00 £850.00
29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00 £550.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £1,095.00 £1,095.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £1,150.00 £1,150.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

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