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Cladh a Mhuillin Cottage

Near Tighnabruaich, Argyll

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This most cosy and delightful holiday cottage has a lovely situation a mile from Kames (with pub and PO).

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

It is just a couple of miles from picturesque Tighnabruaich (with hotel and shops), the popular sailing haven and painting centre on the Cowal Peninsula in west Scotland.

The history of the cottage is as picturesque as its location. Over 150 years old, it was the gate lodge not to a stately home, but to the Nobel Gunpowder Works which flourished here for 100 years from the 1820s.

Though it is now full of 21st century comforts, it is still easy to recognise how the cottage would have been in bygone times. The cosy sitting room is furnished in warm and inviting colours, with a lovely open fire in a rather grand stone fireplace. Having something so impressive would seem to indicate that the original estate tenant was well thought of by his masters!

The kitchen is thoroughly modern and well equipped with appliances with a door that leads out to the back garden.

All on one level there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin. The double bedroom is spacious and features a fine iron bedstead that is very much in keeping with the style of the cottage. The twin, at the far end of the house, is very large indeed and is furnished with great character. The original fireplace has been retained as a feature and in the corner is a very attractive Arts and Crafts washstand. A family bathroom completes the indoor accommodation.

Outside you can park right by the door and there is an enclosed grass garden (with furniture) to the side and rear from which you can walk straight out on to the hill. Children will absolutely adore playing in the wood in front of the house, although there is a river and ponds close by, so care is required with really little ones.

Map & Local

There is a golf course within walking distance. Just a 5 minute drive and a 15 minute walk across the fields will bring you to a glorious, quiet, silver sand beach at Kilbride Bay with lovely views across to Arran.

Fishermen can try for mackerel off the pier at Tighnabruaich or for trout at the Asgog Dam and walkers will enjoy the Cowal Way, one of Scotland's most scenic walking routes that is 55 miles long in total and stretches all the way up the Cowal peninsula.

Nearby Portavadie (2 miles) now has a superb marina with a reasonably priced award-winning restaurant and from here you can catch the ferry to Tarbert and go onwards down the Kintyre peninsula, or catch a ferry for a day trip to Arran. The last sea-going paddle steamer, Waverley, calls in at Tighnabruaich Pier on Tuesdays in summer and will take you over to Tarbert or for a cruise up Loch Fyne. Another excellent day trip is to take the short ferry crossing to Bute from Colintraive and visit the Gothic mansion Mount Stuart, home of the Marquis of Bute.

The Ardlamont Estate at Tighnabruaich offers clay pigeon shooting and horse-drawn carriage rides on a private beach and there are more good restaurants at Otter Ferry, Kames and Tighnabruaich or, further afield, at Strachur (the famous Creggans Inn).

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.



Single Storey

Sitting room/dining room with open fire and TV/DVD
Kitchen with fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave etc
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath/hand shower, WC and basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)

Available Extras

Towels (per person)


Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric storage heaters, electric gas-filled radiators and open fire (1 bucket of coal INCLUDED). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets, please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - August 18 From 18/08/2018 to 24/08/2018
  • Save 15% - August 18 From 25/08/2018 to 31/08/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £465.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £395.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £335.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £395.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £295.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £465.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £465.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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Quiet location. Could do with an electric shower as 1920s water tank does not heat a bath full of water.


Holiday area is fantastic if you like the hills and sea lochs, the cottage siting is not in itself absolutely brilliant ...

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Nice location. Damp smelling cottage. Shower attachment only boiling hot or cold. No kitchen cupboard staples (a first f...

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Nice little cottage but unfortunately it was quite damp especially in the bedrooms and had quite a bit of mould growing ...

Our response:

Thanks for your comments. Sorry for the issues you encountered - we think this was due to the storage heaters being turn...

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It's OK as a base ... just sleeping in. If indoors for any long period - its lacking light (overhanging trees).

Our response:

Thanks for your review. The owner will check for overhanging branches during her maintenance visit in October. The de-hu...

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