If you are looking for somewhere extra special to stay, The Old Coastguards in Tobermory is an excellent choice. This luxury holiday cottage was developed from the Old Coastguards station and has been finished to a very high standard. Great for couples looking for a romantic retreat, and equally suitable for a family of four wanting to stay in the island's main village, this house offers a stylish place to do it.
As soon as you enter the Old Coastguards you will appreciate the beautifully finished interior, which elevates this self-catering property to another level. Staying here feels more like staying in a boutique hotel than a holiday cottage, thanks to the modern, high quality finishes, hip furniture and immaculate kitchen. The spacious hallway has a staircase, seating and side table, and doors lead from here to the bedrooms, which are both on the ground floor.
The master double is a well-appointed room with an ensuite bathroom. Quality bedding and soft furnishings will ensure a good night's sleep and there are original artworks on display to make the room welcoming and cosy. The ensuite has been beautifully finished too, complete with a large walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and w.c.
The twin bedroom also benefits from the same high-quality finish and has use of a separate large bathroom, also on the ground floor, which has a bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and w.c. There is also a spacious and well-equipped utility room with a washing machine, dryer, ice maker and freezer on this floor.
From the hallway, a solid oak staircase leads upstairs to the main open plan living area. This space has a real wow factor, and thanks to the high ceiling and abundant natural light, it has a very bright and airy feel too. There are views over the neighbouring rooftops to the harbour and Calve island beyond – a vista you’ll enjoy from the lap of luxury.
Comfortable seating and a good range of local books and information are provided for you to enjoy. There is a television, DVD player and Sony Soundbar and Bose music system. A range of lamps and room lighting options are provided, so the space can be perfectly adjusted to suit you, creating a wonderful sense of atmosphere.
The dining table can seat six and there are comfortable upholstered chairs in vibrant colours to sink into. Guests will appreciate the very well-equipped, modern kitchen with its range of cookware and utensils. Cooking and dining at The Old Coastguards is definitely an experience to enjoy, and thanks to the open plan layout, it’s a sociable activity, too.
The house is situated on Breadalbane Lane where there is a mix of residential and utility buildings. It benefits from being only a short walk down to Tobermory’s harbour front where there are a good range of boutique gift shops and cafes to enjoy. Plenty of boat trips and land based tours start from Tobermory, so a trip to one of the other islands off the west coast, or a wildlife tour to look for eagles and otters is a great way to spend a day before retreating back to this luxurious property for supper in style.
Open Plan Living Area: On the first floor, the open plan living area has the kitchen, seating area and dining table. The kitchen is equipped with a cooker and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. There is a Sony television in the living room with DVD player. Books about the island are found here too. Sony Sound Bar music system.
Utility Room: A separate utility on the ground floor houses the washing machine, dryer, freezer and ice maker.
Bedrooms: There is one double bedroom (standard sized double bed) and one twin bedroom on the ground floor.
Bathrooms: The double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, basin and toilet. There is an additional bathroom on the ground floor with bath (and shower over), basin and toilet. Complimentary toiletries are provided in the bathrooms.
Garden and Exterior: There is no garden at The Old Coastguards. You can park on the street, directly opposite the cottage (no parking fees).
Heating: Electric wall heaters.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
More at this Property: Wireless internet access. High chair and travel cot (please bring your own bedding). There is an iron and ironing board in the property. Welcome pack on arrival.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.