Crinan Canal, Ardrishaig, ArgyllGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 2/6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
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.
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.
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Twin bedroom (down four steps from landing).
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
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 in INCLUDED subject to provider. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
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 2||Sleeps 6|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£525.00||£650.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£725.00||£725.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£525.00||£650.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£495.00||£550.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£525.00||£650.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£425.00||£495.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£725.00||£725.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£725.00||£725.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||POA||POA|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||POA||POA|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||POA||POA|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||POA||POA|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||POA||POA|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£525.00||£650.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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Value for money, easily managed house within walking distance of local shops, restaurants and seaside
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We have been to this cottage three times now.
Great as a base for cycling.
'We have all enjoyed a lovely holiday here! Could not have wished for better weather during our stay, the house is wonderful and the surrounding areas are filled with friendly locals.'
'What a fabulous house! Perfect in every way - cosy, comfortable, full of character, very spacious and practical too!'
'Lovely, quiet and peaceful location that is ideal for exploring the area. The house is extremely well-equipped and has everything you could possibly need.'
'Lovely house, felt like a home from home. Lots of lovely places to visit locally - loved Islay, Tarbert and Crinan.'
'Just as good as last year - welcoming and comfortable. Lots of bird life, dolphins and boats to watch.'
'We have had a most enjoyable holiday in Tighaneas. The house is extremely comfortable, well-equipped and made a good centre to explore the area.'