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Crinan Canal, Ardrishaig, Argyll

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Tighaneas, or 'the house by the water', has a lovely situation on the banks of the beautiful Crinan Canal, where it joins Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig, a hugely scenic 86 miles via Loch Lomond and the 'Arrochar Alps' from Glasgow.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: AR00719F
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

A most attractive house, it stands in a large sloping grass garden which is studded with shrubs, surrounded by trees and with ample off-road parking. Inside, it provides very spacious, well-appointed and comfortable accommodation for six people.

On the ground floor guests have a choice between one sitting room with wood-burning stove and a further 'snug', both with TVs and DVD players (making it ideal for different generations who may not want to do or watch the same thing at the same time).

There is also a separate dining room and well-equipped breakfasting kitchen, as well as a handy downstairs WC.

Upstairs are three good-size bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, and a family bathroom.  Please note that the staircase is rather steep so care should be taken, particularly with children.

Furniture and fittings throughout are of excellent quality and many charming original features have been retained, such as the Victorian fireplaces in the dining room and one of the bedrooms. There is also a very useful entrance porch, that is ideal for muddy boots and the safe storage of sporting equipment and bikes.

Map & Local

The Canal, sometimes described as Scotland's most beautiful shortcut, runs from Ardrishaig to Crinan itself and is much used by sailors seeking an early escape to the Atlantic.

The towpath provides excellent walking and cycling, with hostelries along the way for refreshment and the added interest of watching the boats pass through the locks as you go.

Ardrishaig has shops and Lochgilphead, just a mile or so further up the road, has all facilities including a swimming pool and golf course. There is further excellent walking available in the surrounding hills, while sea-fishing can be arranged locally.

From there it is an easy drive to some lovely beaches near Crinan, the historical centre of Kilmartin Glen with its 3,000 year old standing stones, cairns and barrows and onward to Oban. In the other direction you can head right down the Mull of Kintyre, which offers superb scenery, the chance to head over to Arran for the day from Clonaig, the famous Loch Fyne seafood at Tarbert and a great surfing beach at Machrihanish.

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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.




Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD.
Dining room with wood-burning stove.
Snug/Second Sitting room with TV/DVD.
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier, etc.
Shower room with shower WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom.
Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom (down four steps from landing).
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil fired central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable by meter reading at the end of your stay) and solid fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



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: Sat

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £950.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £850.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £950.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £995.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £850.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £795.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £850.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £695.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £950.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £950.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £695.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £795.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £850.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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