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31 reviews
Living room wood burning stove and leather sofa
Living room and dining table
Master bedroom
Bathroom
Kitchen
Bathroom view from Kitchen
Conservatory
Bridge over the Allt Dubh stream in front of cottage
Cottage in winter snow
Cottage from West side
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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79MICH210...
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Stunning little setting”
Reviewed February 2, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

Its set back from the main roads and feels like a standalone wilderness despite being only a few minutes away from civilisation.
Its back to basics no electricity, only logs and gas but like us we're sure you won't want to leave either with its own little steam and idilic setting i'd def stay again :)

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Your age range 35-49
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Angela M
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4 reviews
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“A charming cottage with a breathtaking view”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Hillview cottage is accessed by a challenging track but its definately worth it when you reach the cottage. The view is stunning and the cottage is lovely, it has all the facilities necessary for a relaxing break. We didn't miss electricity at all, it's charming with the woodburner burning and the candles lit. The dogs were in heaven with all the open space outside and the sea nearby for them to swim in. The local area is lovely with nice shops, great walks and nice places to eat out, particularly The Kames Hotel. Would recommend a boat trip on the paddle steamer The Waverley up Loch Fyne. All in all a fabulous place to have a relaxing holiday.

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lisapent
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“A beautiful hamlet of tranquility”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This holiday was just what we expected and more.A beautiful hidden location it was a delight to drive up towards see it all on its own with beautiful scenery and surroundings.The cottage was so rustic and was just the step back into time we needed to unwind and switch off and feel totally relaxed in tune with nature and its surroundings.The cottage had all the facilities and equipment listed on the write up and more.There was a lot of information about walks places to visit etc which was fab.We did some lovely walks.We visited Oyster beach which is 12 miles away that was beautiful.Peter was so helpful going out his way to help us.The village was lovely the people so friendly we ate at the Bistro the food was lovely.We will be returning this was one of the best holidays we have ever had .Thank you once again Peter for making our stay so welcoming.

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Liked best: The location hidden way.
Liked least: We were fine in our jimny but I would say the track leading up was a bit dodgy but for us added to the adventure
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S A
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“A Stop in Time”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

In planning our trip to Scotland, we were looking for a rustic, off the beaten path to stay, and happened on Peter's cottage when doing a Google search. We were immediately smitten by the photos, and the reviews cemented our decision to stay at Hillview Cottage. It was not a decision that we regretted in any way, and would highly recommend it to anyone. The cottage is truly an escape from the hustle and bustle of life, isolated on a hilltop with a gorgeous view of the Kyles of Bute. Relying on the fireplaces in the main room and bedroom to heat the cottage, and candlelight (though there are the windup flashlights available) to move from room to room at night, allowed us to reacquaint ourselves with living the 'old life' ie. rising when the sun rose, at home when the sun went down, sitting by the fire, enjoying the company at hand, having 'real' conversations. It was a refreshing break from our daily lives. We did not miss being 'online'. The small town of Tighnabruaich is a short distance away, a good place to go when you want to mix with the locals, full of warm and friendly people. I would definitely stay there again.

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Antonia P
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A truly amazing, magical cottage”
Reviewed January 14, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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We had a truly wonderful time in the cottage; I honestly can't remember the last time I was that relaxed for such a prolonged period, it did us all (including the dog) the world of good! We wanted somewhere remote, but cozy, and what we found surpassed our expectations.
We went in January, which I think was a great time to go as we had the perfect combination of amazing, beautiful walks during the day, and then long evenings in with the fire and the radio to keep us company. From the minute we stepped through the door, we (again, including the dog!) felt totally at home and relaxed. The cottage is well equipped with everything we could have wanted or needed. Maybe a cottage without electricity is not everyone's cup of tea, but it should be; switching off from the "real" world, even for a week, is unbelievably good for the soul!
The local countryside is utterly beautiful, the cottage is totally charming and we can't wait to go back.

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Martin H
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
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“Fantastic cottage”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This surely is the most beautiful house we've ever stayed in. It's very quiet but then it's only 30 minutes by foot into town. You could take the car, too. Having no electricity is a real blessing and it's very easy to use the stove even if you've never done it before. We'll definitely come back!

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Tom1_13
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Even the snow couldn't beat our enjoyment!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Peter, despite the wind, snow and freezing temperatures we had a wonderful five days at Hillview Cottage. We were able to make the cottage into a snug den, enjoying cosy nights in front of the log burning stove and cooking by head torch! The cottage and location was unforgettable and beyond our extremely high hopes, it was a simply fantastic holiday in a magical place. Thanks very much for all your weather help when we were travelling up and pre-trip advice on email.

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