A New Luxury Exclusive-Use House on Argyll's Secret Coast

  • Opening May 2021

    The Hollies is a new luxury, exclusive-use holiday home on the shorefront in the beautiful village of Tighnabruaich.


    We have been working hard over the past two years to bring this neglected iconic building on Argyll's Secret Coast back to life and we are now very excited about opening the doors to guests from May 2021.


    The Hollies is ideal for large groups of friends or families, special occasions and corporate retreats. With 8 large bedrooms, we are set up for 8 couples or a family group of up to 20. The Hollies is being finished to the highest modern standards whilst retaining many of the features of this Victorian sandstone villa.


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  • The House

    Kitchen & Dining Room

    With a bespoke handmade wooden kitchen, incorporating modern appliances, open-plan into a dining room with large dining table, The Hollies is ideal for large celebration meals.

    The Lounge & Games Room

    The lounge has great views and a fire for relaxing days and evenings. Our games room has a large TV, games console and pool table.

    8 Bedrooms

    The Hollies has 8 bedrooms and can accommodate 8 couples or a family group of up to 20 people. The downstairs bedroom has no-stairs access and an en-suite bathroom. On the first floor, each of the 5 bedrooms have views of the Kyles of Bute and are all en-suite. The 2 large attic bedrooms share a large luxury bathroom with a large bath and shower. The attic landing also benefits from our fabulous Bulter's Pantry with coffee machine and mini-fridge. One attic bedroom can sleep up to 4 adults and 2 other bedrooms in the house can both be set up to accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.


    The Hollies garden provides uninterrupted views of The Kyles of Bute and the northern coast of the Isle of Bute. Accessed via French doors from the kitchen, the terrace provides outdoor space for a BBQ, or simply sitting with a fresh coffee taking in the view. Between the terrace and the front lawn is a gravel seating area and a petanque court. The grounds provide ample parking for guests.


    The Hollies benefits from state-of-the-art technology with smart security, smart heating, smart lighting, fast wifi, large TV, streaming sport and movies, and a Sonos music system throughout the public rooms.

  • Location

    On the shorefront with uninterrupted views of the Kyles of Bute.

    Perfectly situated on the shorefront, the views extend all the way down the West Kyles of Bute. Tighnabruaich is the perfect Scottish holiday village. A good number of pubs and excellent restaurants serving the best local Scottish food and drink are within walking distance. Also in the village are a couple of tearooms and a fantastic local art gallery.


    Within 90 minutes of Glasgow Airport, The Hollies is perfectly situated on the shorefront with views extending all the way down the West Kyles of Bute and centrally located for all that Tighnabruaich has to offer.

  • History

    A landmark Victorian building with lots of local history

    The Hollies is an iconic building in Tighnabruaich.


    The house was Built in 1890 for a Glasgow tobacco merchant on land previously owned by the Malcolm Clan.


    For many years it operated as The Kyles of Bute Hotel and people locally have many memories of weddings and dances in the now demolished function suite.


    After 15 years lying empty and falling into a state of disrepair, the new owners have spent the last 2 years renovating the house to what will surely be one of the most luxury holiday rentals on the West Coast, with many period features and a modern, luxury feel.

  • Things To Do

    Fantastic range of outdoor activities, restaurants and destinations

    Tighnabruaich is known as the home of the historic Kyles Athletic Shinty club and a renowned sailing school. The views from the nearby Kyles of Bute Golf Club must be amongst the best in Scotland. Also nearby is the Portavadie Marina and Spa and the beach at Ostel Bay is considered by many to be one of the best beaches in Scotland.


    With great sailing, walking, cycling, golf and other great outdoor pursuits there is always lots to do. Popular day trips include Inverary and the Inverary Jail, Tarbert and Rothesay with the wonderful Mount Stuart stately home and gardens.


    In the village there are a number of great dining and drinking options and further afield there are great options in Colintraive, Portavadie and Otter Ferry. We are also blessed by lots of local produce of food and drink.


    Once you have booked with us we will provide all of your guests with The Hollies smartphone app with lots of great ideas for days out and recommendations for local restaurants, pubs and local produce.

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions, please get in touch

    The Hollies

    Shore Road


    Argyll & Bute

    PA21 2BE


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    Click below to see the timeline for renovating The Hollies with lots of great photographs.

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    1. A booking is confirmed when a deposit payment for 25% of the cost of the holiday is received, or whatever alternative lower amount is agreed with the owner.  A £1000 returnable good house-keeping bond / damage deposit is required in cleared funds before occupancy and is usually refunded in full within a week of departure. The returnable damage deposit and the remaining 75% payment is due 3 calendar months before the holiday commences.
    2. If the Hirer cancels their confirmed booking, he/she remains liable for payment of the full cost of the holiday.  Upon receipt of written confirmation of the cancellation from the Hirer, the Owner will endeavour to re-let the property and if successful will make a full refund to the Hirer of all rent paid, less an administration fee of £100, any other expenses incurred in re-letting, and any discount or commission that was necessary to achieve the re-letting. 
    3. It is the hirer's responsibility to take out cancellation and any other insurance for their holiday, or to cover their own risks for not being able to go ahead.  The person held to be responsible for communication within the hiring party will be the person who makes the booking, but the responsibility of the people hiring the property together is joint and several. 
    4. The number of persons occupying a property must not exceed the maximum occupancy level stated. The owners reserve the right to terminate occupancy of the property without notice or refund in the case of a breach of this condition.  Pets are welcome by prior arrangement and agreement only, downstairs and not on the furniture.  Owners are responsible for the behaviour of their pets and children.  
    5. The Hirer is responsible for the condition of the property and its entire contents during the hire period, fair wear and tear excepted. The Hirer will make good any damage or loss where practical, and leave the property and contents in a clean and tidy condition. The person held to be responsible for the hiring party will be the person who makes the booking, but the responsibility of the people hiring the property together is joint and several. 
    6. Owners reserve the right to decline to hand over properties to any person or persons who, in their opinion, is not suitable to take charge. In such cases, hire charges shall be refunded in full and the liability of the owner shall cease. If the owner is prevented, because of circumstances outwith his control, (e.g. fire damage, drought or the interruption of utility supplies), from putting his property at the disposal of the Hirer, the hire charge shall be refunded in full but the Hirer shall have no further claim against the owner. 
    7. The contract effected between the Hirer and the owner of the property is in terms of Schedule 4 Section 8 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 and confers on the Hirer the right to occupy the property for the period agreed for holiday purposes only. 
    8. Any facilities at the property which are utilised by guests - hot tubs, fishing tackle etc - are used at the hirer's risk.   Whether these are paid for as a an extra or supplied as an included facility then no compensation need be paid in respect of the non-functionality or unavailability of any such extraneous and additional facilities. When compensation is paid, at the discretion of the owner, it will be capped at a maximum of 10% of the amount of the hire. 
    9. The Owner may be able to help arrange catering, sports, entertainments or other services for the hirer of the property. No charge is made by the owner for such help in arranging for services. In such circumstances, any contract is entered into between the hirer and the service provider (cook, archery tutor, musician etc) and the owner cannot be considered responsible for the service provided. 
    10. The further terms and conditions under which the house is to be used, treated, and left are covered in the "Welcome Pack" for guests.  This is displayed in the property, emailed in advance to the party organiser, and is available to all other guests in advance on request.  Any failure to observe these terms - including restrictions on smoking, pets, etc - will result in the hirer being liable to forfeit their good housekeeping / damage / security deposit.  In the case of any accidental damages, only the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged items will be deducted from the damage deposit.  In the case of significant damage, the hirer's liability will not be limited to the amount of the damage deposit.   
    11. The owners have absolute discretion as to whether they consider an individual or party suitable to hire a property, and may also insist on whatever returnable deposit against damage they deem appropriate, such discussions forming part of the agreement to hire the property.  The minimum and standard deposit against damage is £1000 but higher risk groups like Wedding, Corporate, Single Sex or Birthday bashes may attract a higher returnable deposit of £2000 per head  or more.  Deposits are usually returned in full within a week of departure.   While only the cost of repairing or replacing damaged items will be deducted from the damage deposit, the deposit may be retained by the owner until such cost is established.
    12. The maximum amount of refund due from the owner to any Hirer who's hire cannot take place, for whatever reason, is limited to the original agreed rent, or the amount actually paid by the hirer in rent, whichever is the lower.
    Privacy Policy
    Last updated: 30th January 2021
    The Hollies Argyll, (“the Company”, “us”, “we”, or “our”), operates the website www.theholliesargyll.co.uk.  We may change or add to this privacy notice, so we encourage you to come back and read it periodically.  The Hollies Argyll is the data controller that resides in The Hollies, Shore Road, Tighnabruaich, Argyll & Bute PA21 2BE.
    This privacy notice governs the website The Hollies Argyll informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.  Your privacy is very important to us.
    We use your data to provide and improve our site. By using the site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.
    While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal data that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:
    ·         Email address
    ·         First name and last name
    ·         Phone number
    ·         Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
    Information Collected Automatically
    Like many websites, we and our service providers, such as Facebook, use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information when you interact with us through your computer or mobile device.  Using these technologies helps us recognize you, customize your experience and make relevant marketing messages.  Here are some of the types of information we collect:
    ·         Log & Device data. When you visit our site, we may automatically record information (“log data”), including information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site. This log data may include your web address you came from or are going to, your device model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, mobile network carrier, and time zone or location.
    ·         Cookie data. We may use “cookies” (a small text file sent by your computer each time you visit our site) or similar technologies to record log data. When we use cookies, we may use “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from us if your computer supports such capabilities. You can opt out of receiving emails from us.  Please see the Your Choices section below. 
    We may use information that we collect about you to:
    ·         Provide our Products and Services. We will use your information to provide our products and services to you.
    ·         Understand and improve our products. We will perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others. We do this to help make our products better and to develop new products.
    ·         Communicate with you. We may send you emails about new product features or other news about us or on topics we think would be relevant to you. You may opt out of these at any time.  Visit the Your Choices section below.
    ·         Responding to your requests. We will also use your information to respond to your questions or comments.
    We may contact you to inform you about changes in our services, our service offering and other important service-related notices such as changes to the privacy policy or about security or fraud notices.
    We may develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our products and services on our site and on other sites.
    We also may use your information to manage our business or perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
    Sharing and Disclosure
    We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated within this policy or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared.
    We will share your information in the following ways
    ·         With third party service providers, agents, or contractors.  We use other companies, agents or contractors (“Service Providers”) to perform services on our behalf or to assist us with providing services to you. For example, we may engage Service Providers to process credit card transactions or other payment methods.  Or, we may engage Service Providers to provide services such as marketing, advertising, communications, infrastructure and IT services, to provide customer service, to collect debts, and to analyse and enhance data (including data about users’ interactions with our service). These Service Providers may have access to your personal or other information in order to provide these functions. In addition, some of the information we request may be collected by third party providers on our behalf. We do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information except in connection with providing their services.
    Analytics: Specifically for analytics providers, we use Google Analytics Google Analytics which is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
    You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/  Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
    We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements, which may include targeted advertisements on a third-party site after you have visited our website.  We and the third-party service providers use cookies to inform, optimize, measure performance serve ads based on your previous visits to our site. 
    Please note at this time, we do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions.
    We work with Google AdSense & DoubleClick Cookie Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our Service or other websites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
    Facebook: You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950
    To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
    To see more about Facebook’s participation in the Digital Advertising Alliance please visit the Choices section of this notice. 
    For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
    Payment Providers: We may provide paid products and/or services within the site. When we do, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).  We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their own privacy notice. The payment processors we work with adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.
    The payment processors we work with are:
    HolidayRentPayment (by Yapstone) – Please view their privacy policy here
    ·         To comply with legal process or to protect The Hollies Argyll.  If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal or governmental request; to enforce applicable terms of use, including investigation of potential violations thereof; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or The Hollies Argyll as required by law; or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address, security or technical issues or illegal or suspected illegal activities (including fraud).
    ·         Business Transfers. We may engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy.  In such transitions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. In the unlikely event that we or substantially all of our assets are acquired or enter a court proceeding, you acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that your personal information can continue to be used as set forth in this privacy policy.
    Links to Other Sites
    We may have links on our site to other sites that we do not operate.  If you click on a third-party link, you will be taken directly to that site which is governed by its own privacy notice.  We strongly encourage you to read that privacy notice.  We do not control that site and assume no responsibility for the content, policies or its practices.
    The Hollies Argyll will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
    The Hollies Argyll will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
    Choices and Individual Rights:
    We aim to take reasonable steps so you can correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
    You have the following choices:
    ·         E-mail. As described above, if you do not wish to receive promotional e-mails from us, you may opt out at any time.  
    ·         Your browser’s help function should contain instructions on how to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or to not receive cookies at any time.
    ·         You can opt out of online targeted advertising by opting out within the advertisement itself or by visiting Digital Advertising Alliance, http://www.aboutads.info/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.  You can also opt out of the Digital Advertising Alliance using your mobile device settings.
    Your rights under certain circumstances:
    To access and receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you.
    To rectify any Personal Data held about you that is inaccurate
    To request the deletion of Personal Data held about you
    You have the right to data portability for the information you have provided to us. You can request to obtain a copy of this information in a commonly used electronic format so that you can manage and move it.  We will need to verify your identity before being able to respond to such requests.  Please contact us at info@theholliesargyll.co.uk
    We believe we use reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use and modification. Unfortunately, no measures can be guaranteed to provide 100% security. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your information.
    Our policy on children’s information
    Our site is not directed to children under 16. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.
    Changes to the Policy
    We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do make changes, we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to visit our site after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or get your consent on the new policy.
    Contacting Us
    If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please contact us at info@theholliesargyll.co.uk
    Cookies Policy
    Last updated: 30th January 2021
    The Hollies Argyll (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on the Website www.theholliesargyll.co.uk (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.
    Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.
    What are cookies
    Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
    Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
    How The Hollies Argyll uses cookies
    When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
    We use cookies for the following purposes:
    ·         To enable certain functions of the Service
    ·         To provide analytics. We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
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    Third-party cookies
    In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.
    What are your choices regarding cookies
    If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.
    Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
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    Where can you find more information about cookies
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    This policy may be changed at any time at The Hollies Argyll discretion. If we should update this policy, we will post the updates to this page on our Website.
    If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy please direct them to info@theholliesargyll.co.uk You may also send a letter to:
    The Hollies, Shore Road, Tighnabruaich, Argyll & Bute PA21 2BE.