Kyles Bank is our family holiday home. Situated on the Cowal Peninsula on the shores of the Kyles of Bute the house overlooks the remote and wild northern end of Bute and has extensive views south across the water to Arran and Goat Fell twenty miles away.
The Victorian house has four double bedrooms and three large reception rooms retaining many period features and provides flexible accommodation for families and will comfortably sleep 8 adults.
The house sits on a bank with a flat area of grass lawn (perfect for family football) to the front of the property whilst behind the house the land slopes steeply: a path winds up through a woodland garden scattered with spring bulbs.
If you are looking for adventures Kyles Bank provides the perfect base to explore by boat, bicycle, canoe or on foot. For the sports-mad there are plenty of golf courses to challenge them, tennis in the village, fishing in the Kyles or in nearby Lochs, play cricket, football, boules on the golden sands of Ostel Bay, not forgetting plenty of wonderful places to swim and for the spectator what better entertainment than to join cheering local fans at the Kyles Shinty on a Saturday afternoon.
Kyles Bank is ideal for keen sailors and yachtsmen. We have a mooring in front of the house so you are welcome to bring your boat to explore the Kyles and beyond.
Kyles Bank is less than 1 mile from Tighnabruaich which despite being a small village boasts a superb restaurant, Botanica https://www.facebook.com/Botanica-Restaurant-Wine-Bar-576784432484858/ and Tighnabruaich gallery http://www.tiggallery.com/ which is packed with artistic treasures in particular ceramics and paintings. There is a local store, postoffice, tearoom and gift shop. There are several other restaurants and hotels in the immediate area. Portavadie with its marina, restaurants, gym, swimming and leisure and spa facilities is only 4 miles away. The Cowal Peninsula is one of the most beautiful spots in the western highlands yet easily accessible from Glasgow.
Kyles Bank, Tighnabruaich, Argyll, Scotland PA21 2ED
Journey from Glasgow Airport will take approximately 1.5 hours.
Take M8/A8 west through Gourock to McInroy’s Point for ferry to Dunoon. Follow A815 through Sandbanks. Turn left onto B836 signed to Colintraive and Bute Ferry. Follow this road for 20 minutes or more till you come to a T-junction where you turn right onto A886, go for 0.5 mile and take first left onto A8003 which is signed to Tighnabruaich. When you reach the sea front in Tighnabruaich turn left and follow coast through village, past the pier, until you come to Kyles Bank, on the sea front and painted blue.