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Andrew Hind

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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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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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew Hind (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 26 traveler reviews

Well appointed very large luxury house with stunning view across Loch Etive
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Just Fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous Autumn break at Tigh na Breac with our adult children. 7 of us stayed and there was plenty of room.

This has got to be one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in (and there have been many). It feels like a very loved home and not the usual soulless dwelling that self catering rentals can be. It is obviously used by the Hind family and so is very well equipped and every need is catered for.

As this was October we were delighted with how well heated the house was despite it's large size.

The huge sitting/dining room with it's beautiful decor was a delight with view of water on 3 sides from the picture windows and surrounded by colourful deciduous trees with lots of birds to watch. Then there's the unobstructed view of Loch Etive itself right in front of the window . It was wonderful to watch the changing moods of the landscape in all weathers with frequent rainbows to top it off!

The shops are near enough to nip to by car for a pint of milk (it has a well stocked Co-op) but far enough for this to feel like a peaceful remote spot.

There are a couple of long walks from the house and innumerable hiking opportunities a short drive away. In summer there are lots of outdoor activities organised locally (these stop at the end of October).

All in all this is the perfect getaway for people who love the great outdoors or for less mobile folk who might want somewhere beautiful to sit and watch the scenery and wildlife (also ideal for artists because of the huge north facing windows).

Andy is a friendly, helpful host, and we will be back this year.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Tigh na Breac, Bonawe, Argyll and Bute

  • 5 of 5

The property lived up to its billing big time. Wonderful sitting with an open fireplace and tons of room. Very spacious and airy and finished to a very high standards. They even put up a Christmas Tree for us arriving! The kitchen was very well appointed and coped with our large party effortlessly, as did the dining area. The balcony was a real focal point where we spent a lot of time chatting, admiring the stunning views and taking photos.

The house was spotless and the bedrooms well appointed to cope with a Scottish winter. The owners were very keen that we enjoyed our stay and the level of customer service was commendable.

We had plenty to do and took long walks up the glen, spent some time in Oban and even managed a run to Glencoe for some photographs and Fort William for some souvenirs.

Had a wonderful time and will be back. Great value for money

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Evening George, Glad you enjoyed your wee stay.... Look forward to you returning again... Thanks for looking after the house so well... All the best Andrew&Annie
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Fantastic break at Tigh na Breac

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent accommodation with beautiful views over Loch Etive. Top class facilities and great walks on your doorstep. The bedrooms, kitchen and sitting room were immaculately presented. My only regret was, we didn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lester, Glad you enjoyed our lovely house and the west coast, it's a stunning place to visit, hope you return again...all the best Andrew
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, in an a totally outstanding location.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks Mr King, you are always welcome at Tigh ma Breac..A&A
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Idyllic Loch side Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Have been to the fantastic Tigh Na Breac twice with a large group of friends and we are going back again this year. The owner is incredibly helpful - providing information on sightseeing, local activities, places to eat and drink, a positive goldmine of help and information. One of the many pleasures to be had staying here is standing on the decking with a cup of coffee, early in the morning looking out over the wondrous loch and countryside. Simply stunning! Go on visit, you won't regret it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: Many thanks Kurt, Glad you loved the house as much as we do... And you keep coming back 👍 Thanks for the kind words... A&A
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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
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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
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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
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


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Rates & Availability

Oban, Isle of Mull & Lorn House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016 2
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 21 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 27 2016
6 night minimum stay
New Year 2016
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $986

Booking Deposit 25% - Non refundable - Balance payable 1 Month before arrival date.
Total rate is non-refundable once balance has been paid -
There will be a £750.00 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 sateisfactory Good-House-Keeping Inspection.
Saturday -Saturday rental period.
Additional guests charged at £15.00 per day..
Weekends and Mid Week

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Scotland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 375 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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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