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Excellent 5/5 Score from 29 reviews

Traighuaine Ard

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 29 reviews

The view taken from Traighuaine Ard

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

The apartment provides modern, comfortable accommodation perched high on a hillside overlooking Craobh Haven Marina, the entrance to the Gulf of Corrievreckan (the third biggest whirlpool in the world) and the Firth of Lorn and its many islands.

The views are breathtaking and you may choose simply to spend your holiday relaxing. For the more active, there's an endless choice of wonderful walks in the area or you can go fishing, participate in the many watersports on offer locally, go riding, explore the archaeological sites in Kilmartin Glen, wander round the beautiful National Trust for Scotland Arduaine Garden, famous for its rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias (only 1 mile away) or take a ferry from Oban (the Gateway to the Isles) and explore some of the islands.

There's a choice of restaurants and pubs in the area, two within walking distance, if you prefer not to drive.

Although the apartment doesn't have any special aids, it is user friendly for wheelchair users and can be easily accessed from the drive without having to negotiate any steps.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Traighuaine 200 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow 160 km, Nearest railway: Oban 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The apartment is beautifully tiled throughout with Travertine tiles.

Bedroom 1 can be made up as three single beds or a single bed and a king size double bed. Bedroom 2 has a king size double bed.

Just across the spacious hallway is the family bathroom which is fully tiled and has a bath with a shower over it. The open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room have patio doors leading onto the decking area overlooking the views. Bedroom 2 has a large double bed and an en-suite, fully tiled wet room shower.

Further details outdoors

The garden is laid down to lawns and shrubs and has a small burn/stream running through it with a bridge over the small dam. Children are welcome to play in the garden but must be supervised at all times. There is access to the hillside behind the house - guests are free to roam the hills providing no damage is caused.

Further details

Full Terms and Conditions available before booking.

About this location

The Argyll and Bute region

Argyll and Bute is renowned for its beautiful scenery with its stunning coastline dotted with islands. Normally thought to be warmer and wetter than the east of Scotland, we have enjoyed a better summer in 2012 than almost the whole of the rest of the UK.

The famous National Trust for Scotland Arduaine Garden (just a mile away) is a must for garden lovers, as is Kilmartin Glen for those interested in the history of Scotland and archaeology. The clear waters make the area a haven for subaqua divers and there's an endless choice of walks both close at hand and a little further afield. Watersports are available at nearby Craobh Haven Marina from where you can also take a boat trip through the whirlpools of Corrievreckan and look out for the rare White Tailed Eagle and other wildlife. Horse riding is available at nearby Lunga Estate and the Sealife Centre at Barcaldine is ideal for a family visit. A drive down the Mull of Kintyre is well worth doing and ferries leave from here to the beautiful little island of Gigha and to Islay.

Craobh Haven

The nearby villages of Ardfern and Kilmelford have small village shops where essentials can be purchased.

Oban is the main shopping centre and is a pleasant half hour drive from Traighuaine. It has a selection of supermarkets and, whilst it doesn't boast any of the large chain stores, it has a good selection of shops and is an attractive, seaside town well worth visiting.

Oban hosts the Provincial Mod every year, which celebrates the Gaelic language, music and culture. The well known Oban Games are held every year in August. For something unique, the World Stone Skimming Championship, which attracts in the region of 300 competitors, is held annually on the tiny island of Easdale, which once produced slate.

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28 Dec 2014


"OK - Would not recommend staying in the winter time."

The location of the apartment is good, it's about 20 miles each way for a major town and both towns Lochgilphead and Oban are really quite nice. The apartment is set on a hill so has beautiful v… More

It was unfortunate that we had a bad storm during your stay which caused a power cut affecting hundreds of houses. This rarely happens and the apartment is normally warm and cosy in the winter months with the underfloor heating. I'm sorry that you felt that you were "totally left to it" during the power cut - I visited when you were out to check whether your girl friend needed anything and to invite her to come and sit by my log fire. I appreciate your point about backup heating - the only backup heating I could supply is a calor gas heater - these are bulky, heavy and in my experience sometimes smell of gas and could present a risk. Because of this, and because a lengthy power cut is so rare, (this is the first time that I've had guests staying when there has been a power cut), I choose not to supply a gas heater. If power cuts were to become more frequent, I would look into this further.

16 Sep 2014


"A Hebridean idyll!"

Traighuaine Ard was the perfect base for our 4 day stay. The apartment is immaculate and has stunning views over the bay and islands. Oban lies about 35 mins away to the north, with its ferry to Mull … More

11 Sep 2014


"Absolutely perfect summer break ever"

Fiona was there to greet us on our arrival and show us round the accomodation which was spectacular, everything you could ever wish for, the view from the patio door was fantastic.We had previously mo… More

23 Aug 2014


"Immaculately clean and well situated"

We enjoyed our week here. Fiona was there to welcome us when we arrived. We hadn't done much research into the area before we arrived but there were lots of leaflets and maps for us.The two doubl… More

22 Aug 2014


"Beautiful house and stunning views"

A well equipped and comfortable apartment with natural spring water. No mobile signal but WiFi for Email, Facebook and WhatsApp. Excellent seafood and supermarkets in Oban- 30 mins drive. Fresh lobste… More

16 Aug 2014


"A great house in beautiful surroundings"

Our stay at Traighuaine Ard was excellent in every way. Fiona, the owner, was very friendly and welcoming. The house itself was immaculate,comfortable and well equipped. Fiona has thought of everythi… More

6 Aug 2014


"Stunning views, perfect peaceful location."

Gorgeous view. Modern apartment very well equipped and clean. Short drive from Melfort Hotel with a lovely restaurant. Only half an hour away from Oban with great restaurants and shops.Our teenage chi… More

10 Jul 2014


"Lovely location and property"

We have had a lovely stay in this peaceful haven away from the stress of everyday life. Who needs TV with the ever changing view and the acrobatic displays of the birds as they come and go. We have … More

6 Jul 2014


"Lovely location with great views"

Had a great week at Traighuaine Ard and would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in the area. The apartment is in a lovely location and is well equipped. The highlight has to be the view from the … More

9 Jun 2014


"Perfect base for exploring Argyll coastline"

We had rented a cottage in central Perthshire for the last 3 years and being ready for a change back to the coast we chose this property due to its website, other reviews and its location. We were so … More

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    Calendar last updated:04 Mar 2015

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