OPENING MAY 2021
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.