"The Knowe Cottage" has belonged to the owner's family for over 100 years and her aim is that you too will find it a "home from home" where you can relax in comfort and enjoy all that the area has to offer. WALKS in this area of outstanding beauty are many and varied including "The Cowal Way" FISHING for mackerel is popular at the pier. Permits for local trout lochs are available at Kames PO. BOAT TRIPS The Paddle Steamer Waverley calls in regularly during the summer months or, if you prefer a smaller craft, contact DC Marine to arrange boat trips on The Morag exploring the area from the sea.
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- Min. Stay7 nights
Rural retreat in the friendly village of Tighnabruaich. 100 yds from beach . Views across The Kyles
- Calendar last updated:
- 6 Nov 2018
About Isobel Leman
I have strong ties to Tighnabruaich where I was born and spent a very contented childhood. It is with great pleasure that I now watch my five grandsons revelling in the freedom to pursue outdoor adventures from the cottage bought by their great, great grandfather in 1911 - sailing, canoeing, fishing, swimming, raft racing, cycling, walking and playing tennis and golf. As my brother Jim wrote in his song Always Argyll - "Always Argyll, long may the memories linger"
Isobel Leman purchased this Cottage in 1911
Beautiful, charming cottage with stunning views..
We had a fabulous stay at Knowe cottage. It's well equipped, clean, homely and cosy. The wood burner was fab in cold weather! Beds all comfortable with quality linens. The garden large and brilliant for dogs or children. The only possible issue is it's not fully enclosed, (No drive gates) so need to supervise.
Set in a beautiful location, just a stones throw from the beach and 5 minute walk to local shops/restaurants. A great base for exploring the stunning Cowal Peninsula. Recommend the short drive and walk to Ostel beach. Very pretty, quite flat walk too so easy for kids or those less able.
The owner Isobel was very welcoming, unobtrusive and a great source of local information. The recommendation to visit Portavadie spa/pool was great, especially on a wet day.
I would thoroughly recommend Knowe cottage for a quiet break. A real wee gem in Tighnabruiach! I hope to return again.
Beautiful location , modern facilities but with a homely traditional feel and excellent value for money.
Home from home
. We were met by Isobel who gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the cottage. It had everything we needed and best of all, the beds were comfortable. We love Tighnabruaich and this cottage was in a lovely position to see the sea from all the windows. Would recommend this cottage.
Glad we were in "The Knowe"
We have just returned from a truly wonderful week’s holiday staying in “The Knowe”. Isobel, the owner, made the whole process from booking right through to our stay a pleasant and stress free experience.
The cottage is very well appointed and nicely maintained. It feels like a proper home not a minimalist holiday let. The accommodation is comfortable and stylish. Isobel shows a great eye for detail using quality bed linen, towels and soft furnishings mixed with lovely old furniture, artwork and flowers. These are all in keeping with the old property’s character.
The views from the house are amazing and the garden is large and well furnished with various seats and a table from which to eat or simply relax and admire the phenomenal views. The setting is peaceful and private and within easy walking distance of the good local facilities. There is the added bonus of off street parking.
The Knowe makes an ideal base to explore this beautiful area. There are many splendid walks from Tighnabruaich and numerous interesting attractions nearby.
The weather was kind to us and we walked for miles locally and then ventured further afield to Bute, including visiting Mount Stuart plus Scalpsie and Ettrick Bays. We toured the Cowal Peninsula and went to Portavadie and Otter Ferry. The whole area is well worth a visit. We were impressed by the warm welcome extended to us by everyone we met along with the stunning natural beauty, wildlife and tranquillity.
Many thanks Isobel. We hope to return.
Great getaway with magnificent views
The whole experience was a joy and when the sun came out it was a picture post card experience. Very well kept cottage, lovely and warm with the log burner and very clean. Thanks Isobel for the information about the walks (our dog Saffy loved the chance to explore).
Everyone was so friendly. The only advise is be warned that ferries are on winter timetables until the end of March. A great place to visit.
Spotless and well equipped
The cottage is about one hundred yards from the beach. The beautiful Kilbride Bay with its extensive sands and magnificent views to Arran is a ten minute drive away.
Tighnabruaich is easily accessible from Scotland's central belt via the A82 and A83 This scenic route takes you along the banks of Loch Lomond and over the dramatic Rest and be Thankful.
Many visitors utilise the M8 route and Gourock's frequent ferry service to Dunoon ( 40 mins from the village).
Other nearby ferry services, Portavadie(15 min drive) to Tarbert and Colintraive (25 min drive) to Rhubodach, make day trips to the Kintyre Peninsula and Bute an interesting possibility.
ART View contemporary Scottish art at Tighnabruaich Gallery and
enjoy the charming sculpture park at Coal Ruadh House, Colintraive
DINING OUT Local hotels, bistros and tearooms cater for a wide range of culinary tastes and budgets
Booking Notes: Please contact us with your required dates and we will confirm availability and price. A non-refundable 20% deposit of rental cost is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 4 weeks before arrival date. An allowance of £25 electricity is included in the price. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. The property will be available from 4.00 pm on the date of arrival and guests are requested to vacate the cottage by 10.00am on departure day. At certain times of year we can be flexible - just ask!