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Well appointed very large luxury house with stunning view across Loch Etive

Andrew Hind

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Well appointed very large luxury house with stunning view across Loch Etive

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Oban, Isle of Mull & Lorn House Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms 3 Living Rooms 2 Kitchens - Sleeps 12 - Nr Oban West Cost Scotland

The house has a hallway entrance with coat hooks, and shoe racks bench seat and adjoining loo and shower room. This opens into the main spacious vaulted living area (8mx8m), with floating hearth and large log burner. The living area has comfortable seating for 12, a piano and stereo with CD player and iPod connection. The large very well equipped modern kitchen has plenty of storage space, double dishwasher, large fridge freezer and large induction cooker (5 ring cooker with 2 large ovens and a large grill) Also a Quooker (express hot water, no kettle required) The dining area has a large refectory table, which easily seats 12. There are 6 bedrooms - 4 doubles and 2 twins/doubles, and extra gallery bedroom with double sofa-bed. All beds are super-king size and the master bedroom has a 7' x 6'6' bed with luxury en-suite bathroom. The house has 6 bathrooms. There is a TV Room with comfortable seating for 12, with smart TV, DVD Player, and log burner.

Outside the 2.4m wide deck surrounds the lower floor and is an idyllic space to sit, there are French doors from both the Master bedroom, TV room and Cottage Sitting room.

Nature / Otter spotting: We have seen Otters in Ben Dhuirrnish Bay on many occasions. There is a solitary Otter seen quite regularly and we have also seen the female with her cubs and occasionally the father as well (only once see all three and I don't think the female Otter was that happy with the father being there!) These Otter sightings are tide and weather dependent and can not be guaranteed - but I have loads of video film (many occasions 30 minutes plus of video and also some amazing photographs of the otter close-up). With luck and patience it is just a fantastic experience and has made the holiday for many of our guests.

Nature / Bird Watching: Resident common gulls, mallard, eider, herons, we also see mergansers and goosanders, little grebes, kingfishers and many other birds including peregrines, merlins, buzzards, hooded crows and further up the loch we have spotted Golden Eagles. Towards the head of the loch there is a seal colony, which can be seen from the Taynuilt Cruise Boat.

Fishing / Sea and Fresh Water: Bonawe is a known fishing mark for sea anglers. The Loch has the Scottish record hake, Skate up to 40 lbs, Spurdog and Dogfish. Thornback Ray, Cod and Pollock into double figures and Mackerel, Whiting, Ling, Haddock, Coalfish and other species available.

The spurdog fishing in Loch Etive is excellent. The Scottish shore record of 15lb 3oz was caught here in 1991. Fishing in front of the house can be productive with massive shoals of Mackerel coming into Ben Dhuirrinsh Bay and are easily catchable on light tackle from the shore - brilliant fun.

Boats can be hired from Taynuilt boat hire and these can be delivered to the jetty at the end of the island - very handy and great fun.

Happy Fishing....

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew Hind (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Well appointed very large luxury house with stunning view across Loch Etive
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Incredible house in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a fantastic week at Tigh Na Breac where we had the privilege to stay in the most incredibly beautiful house. The house is enormous, 10 of us stayed at the house for one week and there was plenty of room for all of us. The house is beautifully furnished, comfortable and very clean, and we instantly felt at home. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need to cook a good meal, and there are lots of basics (flour, pasta, spices, coffee) in case you have forgotten to pick up something at the shop. Andrew and Annie are passionate about their house, and were very helpful and provided us with a wealth of information about the house and local area before our stay.

There is plenty to do nearby, Oban is 25 minutes drive away, we particularly enjoyed the Oban distillery tour (although the tours are even better on Islay), the chocolate shop and the nearby Sealife Sanctuary. There is also easy access to many of the nearby islands. We went canoeing on a nearby loch with Stramash near Oban, the highlight was canoeing down the road to Loch Nell as the water was 1 meter above the normal level due to the heavy rain! We also had a great time Segwaying and doing archery at the Dragons Tooth golf course in Ballachulish. The cafe there has excellent, reasonably priced food, and the staff are lovely. The cafe/shop at Inverawe smokery is also well worth a visit. There are several stunning castles nearby, including Dunstaffnage and Kilchurn.

We loved sitting around the fire in the evening catching up with old friends, and walking down to the loch side to look at the stars (when it wasn’t raining!). We had a unforgettable week on the west coast, we can’t wait to return to Tigh Na Breac.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for looking after the house during your stay, you are most welcome to return anytime..we look forward to you returning soon...Thanks for the kinds words..All the best Andrew
5

Stunning house close to Oban and beautiful country

  • 5 of 5

The house is incredible. There was only 4 of us so, although there was way more house than we needed, we loved being there. The house is clean and incredibly well stocked. I loved going out on the deck at various times of the day and night to watch the Loch and see how it changed and what wildlife was visiting. Sometimes the water was very calm and other times the wind would create interesting ripples across the surface. We had sunny days and one very foggy morning. We saw different types of birds including two beautiful, white swans that visited our bay one morning. Andrew and Annie were wonderful answering our questions both before and during the stay.

It is an easy drive to Oban as well as the Highlands. We really enjoyed Oban. It is large enough that there is plenty to see but not so large that you can't drive your car in it. It was easy to drive in and we always found parking. My husband wanted to take the Oban Distillery tour. Although I was indifferent, it turned out to be really interesting and I enjoyed it. It's also worth a trip up the hill to visit McCaig Tower. It's the structure above Oban that probably makes most people think of the Roman Coloseum. It has a great view of Oban and the waters beyond.

All in all, Tigh na Breac is a great place to stay. Andrew and Annie are great and the location is a wonderful starting point for exploring the highlands.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sandy for a great review... We hope you return sometime..you would be most welcome..A&A
5

Fantastic stay at a stunning property!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I organized a 10 day family visit to Scotland consisting of 4 seniors, 5 other adults and 3 grandkids. Our first stay consisted of 4 nights at Tigh na Breac outside Oban. After taking the red-eye from America and relearning Scottish driving patterns, we were delighted to finally make it to the property in the early evening.

The property itself and its setting are stunning. The interior is absolutely first rate. With this many people and family groups we needed beds and bathrooms galore and they are as advertised. There also is plenty of room for people to roam within and outside the house when they need some time away. The kitchen also was beautifully appointed with anything we needed in the way of glasses, dishes and cookware.

Our folks were out and about first thing on day 2. The grands loved exploring the ‘mountain’ behind the house as well as skipping rocks on the lake down below. The older folks enjoyed coffee on the veranda outside the entire bottom floor and walks along the road. We all enjoyed a visit to seal rehabilitation center a few miles away.

Oban itself was a delight to explore as was the boat trip to Mull and walkabouts there. Plus, one can’t visit Oban without taking in the distillery. I am pleased to report that the distillery is still there and continuing to produce exquisite single malt scotch.

As I mentioned above, the house itself was everything and actually more than advertised. We used the instant hot water appliance for tea and press coffee throughout the day. Satellite TV worked perfectly enabling spirited viewing of the World Cup – important to many in our group. The house was more than clean. And anything we needed or questions we had, Gary from down the road was prompt, and courteous.

You may want to consider public transit during your stay. Our niece and her family discovered public transportation available just below the house. They took the bus to Oban on day 3 and loved it. The bus stops 4 times a day at the entrance to the quarry below left of the house. Members of our party (particularly those not used to the narrow roads in Scotland and driving on the 'wrong' side of the road) found the long road in to the property a bit intimidating.

All in all, it was a lovely stay. And that’s saying something with a group ranging in age from 8 to almost 70. We highly recommend the property, especially to anyone with a large group. Thank you, Andrew and Annie, we loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

More beautiful than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautifully renovated home with spectacular views. It was bright and meticulously kept. Hot water was great, kitchen was outstanding, I love to cook and it was as good or better than my own kitchen. The beds were comfortable. Lots of room for everyone, we weren't tripping over each other. I loved sitting on the huge deck and reading or having a drink as the sun went down. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

relaxed idyll

  • 5 of 5

This was arranged as a trip for 2 of us having a birthday and to be with friends and family. The house and location exceeded our already high expectations. The spec of the kitchen was great with everything one could need and hidden dishwashers which worked like a dream. The wine fridge kept the wine cool after original cooling in the main fridge. The views from every room were lovely and the overall ambience was enhanced by open plan living with different areas. We enjoyed reading and just being. We also enjoyed the board games and books.

In the area our all-time favourite eatery is the Seafood Temple but there is plenty of choice. We loved our sail on Loch Etive and were lucky to be picked up from the small jetty near to the house after asking if this would be possible. We saw seals and other wildlife and this was a fitting end to our trip. We would return with more family who could not manage this time. A fantastic renovation in a stunning area.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth, We are so please you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed the house, I hope you and your family will return soon..All the best Andrew & Annie
GILLINGHAM
5

Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property, well maintained. Would recommend to anyone wishing to experience the stunning beauty of the lochs, and mountains, in the Scottish Highlands.An experience we will treasure. Thank You

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
93 Miles
Glasgow Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Oyster Bar
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Oban Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Oban Golf Course
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Oban Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Oban
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Glen Coe
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Rocky Beach in front of house
Car: necessary

Tigh na Breac is situated on Loch Etive 12 miles from Oban. The Glen Etive Way starts nearby and extends 11 miles up Loch Etive to Glen Etive and Glen Coe. This is a stunning and popular walk. Oban is a busy and attractive harbour town with an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and cinema. Known as the Gateway to the Isles, Oban has a thriving fishing industry and ferry terminal, from where you can take sightseeing day trips and ferries to many beautiful West Coast Island destinations. Within easy reach are many castles, standing stones, sea-life sanctuary, marinas, craft studios and galleries as well as other tourist attractions. Glen Coe, Inveraray Castle, Loch Awe and Loch Lomond (amongst others) are ideal day trips.

Argyll is a beautiful county with stunning countryside where lovers of outdoor activities and nature will find plenty to occupy and interest them - such as diving, kayaking, sailing, hill-walking, fishing and golf all within easy reach of the house.

Other Activities: Oban Whiskey Tour

Golf:

URl to website for the House, virtual tour gallery on footer of each page:

http://www.tighnabreac.com

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Rates & Availability

From £300 Per night

Oban, Isle of Mull & Lorn House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
£355
£1,900
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£370
£2,100
 
 
Winter 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
£315
£1,400
 
 
Winter 2015
Dec 5 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
£300
£1,300
 
 
XMAS 2015
Dec 21 2015 - Dec 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
 
 
New Year 2015
Dec 29 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £500.00
Notes Booking Deposit 20% - Non refundable - Balance payable 1 Month before arrival date.
Total rate is non-refundable once balance has been paid -
There will be a £500.00 Good-House-Keeping-Deposit, to be paid in advance at the same time as the balance. This will be refunded after Holiday and after a satisfactory Good-House-Keeping Inspection.
Saturday -Saturday rental period.
Weekends and Mid Week
20% Deposit to secure booking, balance and £500 security deposit 30 days before arrival date.
The price is for 12 guests - An additional £175.00 per week for each further guest will be charged.
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Amenities

Oban, Isle of Mull & Lorn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 375 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Gallery bedroom On-Suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main Bedroom Massive bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , This is not en suite - This is a lovely shared Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is not en suite - This is a lovely shared Bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , This is not en suite - This is a lovely shared Bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , This is not en suite - This is a lovely shared Bathroom
  • All Underfloor heated - Heated Towel-rails - Floor to ceiling modern tiling.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 7' x 6'6' Extra large Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Super-King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Super-King
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , King-size Doubles or Twin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , King-Size Doubles or Twin
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , King_Size
  • 2 x On-Suite All Oak floor, underfloor heated Hanging Space, Chester Drawers All with fantastic views All with or beside bathroom-Toilets
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The House was renovated and modernised and is very comfortable it has: Three Sitting Rooms (One being the TV Room) The largest living room is 8m2 vaulted ceiling, this room has 360 spectacular views, either across Loch Etive or up Ben Dhuirrinsh at the back all stunning views. 2 Fully Fitted Kitchens - Both with double dish-washers - The main kitchen has a falcon 5 ring induction Hob, the second Kitchen has a four ring induction Hob. Two dining areas (one with seating for 12 and the most amazing views across Loch Etive) One utility room with Washer and dryer and another washer dryer in the second kitchen. The house has Underfloor Heat in every room and large Log Burner in the three sitting rooms. Have a nice stay...

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