Taigh Na Mara, luxury villa on Private beach, sleeps 10
Mr Iain Fleming
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Stunning house and location
We really enjoyed our stay at Tighnabruaich. The house was very cosy and the views over the water were amazing. We cooked quite a lot and found that the kitchen was very well equipped and it was great having a dishwasher. It's a short walk into Kames or Tighnabruaich village and the water is calm enough to kayak. I'd love to come back and stay again for longer.
Family holiday for three generations. Pretty much everything was excellent. The views from the location are truly amazing and the house itself is a sight to behold. Very spacious and has everything you could need.
As easy as Kames is to find, you’ll need sat nav to find the house. The road to/from the house is a little treacherous on foot for those with mobility issues but plenty spaces to park vehicles at the house itself.
A lovely place
We had an amazing time here, the lodge was beautiful and clean, the views were stunning, all the family loved it and want to book again.
A lovely place to relax
Fantastic stay in this lovely house by the sea loch. Every room had fabulous views, and it was stunning in all weathers. Calm and still waters with reflections of Bute, then waves lapping on the beach, just outside the window. Fabulous to just sit, and watch the water. We spotted porpoises in front of the house!
Loved all the rooms, especially the stunning conservatory, the big pool room with spectacular views, and sitting outside bird spotting. Quiet and peaceful.
Beds were really comfy, with lovely linen, showers were great. Shop nearby, and the spa at Portaverdie only 10 mins away, with a luxurious outside heated pool, we all loved it.
Definitely want to come back!
Fantastic location and the view is worth every penny. House has just about everything you need. (no handsoap and broadband stopped working). All minor issues however with a rubbish signal on mobile (three) couldn't really communicate!
Loads of room in house and garden. With a bit of tlc inside and out would give 5 stars.
Teagh Na Mara
House was older and more worn out than appeared in images. Carpet fragments for area rugs, bathroom veneers, etc. The view from the glass room was excellent and favorite of the whole party.
Great food nearby at Tide and Thyme. Also no hand soap was provided and WiFi was spotty at best
Getting here by road (from Glasgow)
This fabulous drive takes you up the side of Loch Lomond, through the Arrochar Alps and over the world-famous Rest and Be Thankful. The final stretch winds along the coast with the Kyles of Bute stretching out ahead. There are some wonderful viewpoints dotted along this road. Take the A82 along Loch Lomond to Tarbet, then the A83 towards Inveraray and Campbeltown. At Cairndow, turn left on to the A815, then at Strachur turn right on to the A886, signposted Glendaruel and Colintraive. Just after Glendaruel turn right onto the A8003 towards Tighnabrauich.
Getting here by road and ferry
Another option is to get the ferry from Gourock to Dunoon and enjoy a drive through remote, mountainous country. You then pick up the same coastal road as above. Take the A8 to Gourock, then Western Ferries from McInroy's Point to Hunters Quay near Dunoon. Turn right on to A815, then shortly after leaving the 40mph area, turn left on B836, a winding single track road with passing places. After about 17 miles, turn right on A886, then left on A8003 towards Tighnabruaich.
The directions to Taigh na Mara from Tighnabruaich are as follows:
Travel on A8003 until you come to Shore road with The Royal An Lochan Hotel on your right and the water's edge is located directly in front of you, here you will turn right and travel up the hill on the B8000 for 0.5miles you will see the Shinty Park on the left, continue for approx 0.4 miles until you get to the four way junction, turn left here (you will see the Post Office/tea room is on your right) then on the right hand bend you will see an open single track road on the left (be careful not to miss this as it is only a small opening, if you pass the Kames village shop on the right hand side you have travelled to far) and travel down this narrow private road down the hill. Note this is a single private road and keep going for a few hundred metres until you get to the bend at the bottom of the hill, turn a sharp right right and follow the fence surrounded by the conifers to the third house on the left. (The second to last house on this private road). Enter the the large car park area at the rear of the the house where you enter the property.