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

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,036 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

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....

More Details

Andrew Hind
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Oban House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4036 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 14
  • 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
  • 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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Well appointed very large luxury house with stunning view across Loch Etive
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Dunfermline Scotland

Beautiful setting excellent house

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for us Grandparents mother and two children and son with his wife and two children.The layout of the bedrooms was great we were all independent of each other at night so the parents were close to their children at night but gran and grandad weren't.The house was lovely and warm even when we got the tail end of the hurricane.Lots to do you don't have to sit in car all the time. Went lots of walks watched the otter playing and fishing ,herons and buzzards were common saw them everyday the red squirrel put in appearance as did the golden eagle.The house is very well equipped and very very comfortable

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in Scotland

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this comfortable, large home with breath-taking views of the bay and mountain. Andrew was easy to work with and the house had all the conveniences of home. We thought it was a perfect mix of privacy and accessibility. We felt like we had our own little corner of Scotland but were also an easy drive to Oban, which provided restaurants and access to the car ferry for trips to the islands. We highly recommend this lovely house!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks JoNes for the nice words, We hope you and your guests return again. So glad you enjoyed the house and Scotland... all the best Andrew
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Faultless luxury amidst perfect tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the property and all went 'wow'...location is just spectacular. on entering the house we all again said 'wow'...the feeling of space, the views, the uniqueness of the layout...everything was perfect. We were fairly active during our stay but we were drawn back to the house to really enjoy it during our time, it just oozes that feeling of enjoyment and comfort!

Will we be back? Without a shadow of doubt. It is pretty much paradise for a group of people looking to enjoy either the area or just each others company. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious yet warm and cosy. Clean, quiet, relaxing. Great views incl. stars at night.

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 families (incl. 5 kids under 10 years old) and it was ideal for us with a lounge and shower room per family yet a dining room with a table big enough for all of us. Plus fully equipped kitchen and dining area. We went fishing in the Loch, walked in the area which had many great photo opportunities, stayed in and watched movies, read books in the house, played music though the great speaker system (using working wifi) in the main lounge and cooked fresh seafood from an Oban fishmongers. Great time away from city life.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is in a perfect location, is very well equipped and is decorated and furnished beautifully. We all had a wonderful stay and really hope to return some time in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks Ann-Marie, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and you would be welcome back anytime... remember returning guests get a discount 😁. All the best Andrew
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It was Bon-awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We've known this beautiful area for years and we've seen the building fall into disrepair and then be renovated into the stunning home that it is today. The house is gorgeous and has a huge "wow" factor and yet still feels cosy and homely. It is literally a stones throw from the loch and the highlight of the week was watching a mother otter with her two kits fishing and playing directly in front of the house - amazing! The huge living space works very well for a large group (there were ten in our party) because there are four different living areas and you can find your own bit of "chill out time" if you want it. Conversely, if you all want to be together, the rooms are set up so that you can do that too. The decor is luxurious and there are some beautiful paintings and personal effects which add to the character of the house and make it feel a very loved home. The views are breathtaking and the location is extremely peaceful. There is literally no noise except the sounds of the birds in the trees (slightly eerie if you're outside at night but the lights shining from houses across the loch stop you feeling too isolated). We had a six and seven year old with us and they loved fishing from the rocks infront of the house. We caught Rock Cod, Coley, Gurnard and lots of crabs! We took the children to the nearby Sea Life Centre (pay once and you can go as many times as you want for a full week) and to the Cruachan Power Station which was also well worth a visit. We were blessed with lovely weather all week to enjoy the breathtaking autumn colours so we were very content to make the most of the fishing and walking which could be done from the doorstep. Tigh na Breac is a gorgeous house in a stunning place. We had a fabulous holiday and we hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Louise for such a lovely review, we are so pleased you had a wonderful holiday and that you appreciated the house and it's great views, and I agree it's such a privilege to see the otters, we are so lucky that the bay is one of their favourite eating places... Thanks again for leaving the house in such perfect condition it's very much appreciated. We really hope you return for another Holiday, you would be most welcome...all the best from me and Annie.
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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


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




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,038.64

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 £25.00 per day..
Weekends and Mid Week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.