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Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
Tigh Ban Lek is an imaginatively conceived and individually designed purpose-built house in distinctive Swiss Chalet style, having been built from stone and substantial natural timbers. The design award winning house was built in the late 1990s and has been carefully incorporated into the hillside and oriented entirely to maximise on the island views and seascapes extending over 30 miles to the south and west. This is an extremely comfortable, spacious and sophisticated holiday home. Accommodation is laid out over two floors: an entrance vestibule leads to the reception hall and onto ground floor accommodation of two bedrooms. The ground floor also has an under stairs storage cupboard and WC/utility room. The master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom with double shower heads over the ...Tigh Ban Lek is an imaginatively conceived and individually designed purpose-built house in distinctive Swiss Chalet style, having been built from stone and substantial natural timbers. The design award winning house was built in the late 1990s and has been carefully incorporated into the hillside and oriented entirely to maximise on the island views and seascapes extending over 30 miles to the south and west. This is an extremely comfortable, spacious and sophisticated holiday home. Accommodation is laid out over two floors: an entrance vestibule leads to the reception hall and onto ground floor accommodation of two bedrooms. The ground floor also has an under stairs storage cupboard and WC/utility room. The master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom with double shower heads over the bath utilising power showers. The second bedroom features an ensuite shower room with a large shower cubicle and a power shower. This room has twin beds that can easily be made into a zip-link King size bed. Both bedrooms have French doors out to the garden and take in the stunning views. Both en-suite bathrooms have heated tiled floors. The spacious and bright open plan first floor consists of a neatly fitted and well equipped galley style kitchen, dining room and sitting room with French doors to the large balcony. The furniture comprises a three seater sofa, which can be converted into a full double sofa bed, a two seater sofa and two easy chairs. There is a gas fire in the corner of the living room, a TV with Sky freesat, integrated DVD player and stereo system with MP3 and ipod connection. A selection of books, DVDs, audio cds and games are supplied. Wifi is available and the oak dining table allows for six spacious settings. The kitchen has a good range of quality cookware, basic supplies and is well stocked for children. The gardens are laid out over a number of levels with gently sloping gradients. They feature productive fruit trees, ornamental trees, numerous shrubs and border plants and extensive bulb plantings. Turning, car parking and standing area for around 4 cars are to the side of the house.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No smoking on balcony
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

Perfect in all respects.Ideally located for exploring Argyll (midway between Oban and Lochgilphead ) a fantastic view from the upstairs lounge, comfortable and clean accommodation, all kitchen and other requisites to hand.Nicely furnished and with interesting original art work on the walls.A good range of...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank Peter R
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2014

Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 24 November 2014

We had a superb four day stay at Tigh Ban Lek with every conceivable convenience in the house and the views from the lounge and balcony were magnificent. It is centrally located to take advantage of all the visitor attractions of Argyll and we enjoyed...More

Date of stay: May 2014
Thank Laurence S
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2014

Thank you very much for your review, we hope to welcome you back to Tigh Ban Lek in the future.

Reviewed 9 June 2014

Its been 2 months since we returned from UK and have still not forgotten our experience at Tigh Ban Lek. My wife and me thought, it will be unfair if we don't let everyone know how we enjoyed the cottage - so we decided to...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank Syd_Family_68292
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a great review.

Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is an absolute gem on Scotland's west coast. We know it from 2 visits in winter, when eyerything is soo calm. As you can see from the website the draw is the view. The glass front to the south-west allows vistas with ever changing...More

Date of stay: January 2014
Thank Cork
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated. It is true that in early January many local restaurants do close down for a period of time. We haven't had any other requests for an espresso machine as yet but if we get enough requests...More

Reviewed 30 October 2013

Tigh Ban Lek was a beautiful, relaxing stopover during our long European holiday, situated about a half hour’s drive from Oban with stunning views over Loch Melfort. The cottage was spacious but still retained a cosy atmosphere. The hosts had thought of everything that a...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank Coralie P
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your comments. We will check the timings of our hot water and ensure they are sufficient for winter bookings.

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Reviewed 3 February 2013

This beautiful cottage is set in some of the most spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer. The view from the living area over the water, is worth it alone! We have stayed in the cottage each year with our two young children (now 7 and...More

Date of stay: October 2012
Thank GrahamS243
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2013

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed and helpful review to potential future guests. Much appreciated.

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Luneburg, Germany
389
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Date of stay: August 2012
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2013

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Liverpool, United Kingdom
7624
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Date of stay: August 2012
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2012

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Darvel, United Kingdom
11160
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Date of stay: March 2012
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2012

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
glasgow
Reviewed 8 October 2012

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Date of stay: October 2012
tighreview, VR Owner at Tigh Ban Lek - rural holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2012

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Craobh Haven 2 miles, Ardfern 4 miles, Kilmelford 4 miles Lochgilphead 18 miles, Oban 19 miles Glasgow Airport - 97 miles Oban station - 19 miles Loch Melfort Hotel - 0.5 miles, pub in Craobh Haven - 2 miles Golf courses: 18 hole at Oban, 9 hole at Lochgilphead Farsain Loch Cruises (Craobh Haven) - 2 miles Horse Riding (Lunga)- 2.5 miles Ardfern Cycle Hire (Ardfern) - 4 miles Craignish Cruises (Ardfern) - 4 miles Swimming pool in Oban Diving available year round through the Puffin Centre in Oban Oban - ferries to the Isles
Getting around
Tigh Ban Lek requires a car to visit, there are no regular public transport links to the cottage.
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