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56 Easdale Island

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

56 Easdale Island is a cosy, white-washed cottage at the heart of the car-free island of Easdale, just south of Oban, and was our family home for 5 years. It offers an ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and the house is a great base for outdoor pursuits (walking, kayaking, sailing). Enclosed gardens and lack of cars means it is also great for famillies (travel cot, toys and books provided). The cottage sleeps 6 in two doubles and 1 twin room, with an optional extra sofa bed available in the upstairs snug. The kitchen is well equipped with a separate dining room. The cosy living room has a multi-fuel stove (coal provided), and a selection of books, maps and dvds are provided for guests' use. Kit storage is available in an outside shed, and front and side gardens are enclosed, with a picnic table for sitting and watching the world go by. Pebbly beach and harbour are both close-by, and with pub, cafe, music events and playpark on the island, once settled in you don't need to leave!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow 160 km, Nearest railway: Oban 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

Easdale Island is one of the Slate Islands situated 17 miles south of Oban. Once the site of the thriving slate-quarrying industry, the island is now a popular but peaceful location for tourists, locals and those who want to live away from the hustle and bustle of modern urban life. Unusually, the island is completely car free! So there is no traffic noise (except passing boats) or cars cluttering up the greens between the attractive whitewashed cottages. Most buildings are listed and the island is a conservation area to protect this unique location. Though the island has a feeling of isolation, there is a village shop at Balvicar 2 miles away, three pubs within 4 miles (two walkable), and Oban with a variety of shops is only a short drive away. (Please note that there is no petrol available between Oban and Easdale.) Easdale Hall hosts regular concerts, and family ceilidhs are held in the hall on Seil Island. The island is accessed by frequent passenger ferry, which runs roughly half hourly from Seil. Plenty of car parking is available near the ferry shed.

Oban

There is plenty to do in the area - Seafari adventures offer boat trips around the local islands and to the Corryvreckan Whirlpool from the Seil ferry slip. Sealife Adventures offer similar trips from the island of Seil. Oban has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, and is known for excellent seafood. Oban is also the location for ferry trips to other islands - Mull, Lismore and Kerrera are possible in a day from Easdale - or take a trip on one of the smaller boats offering tours. The area has an abundance of beautiful walks, from Cruachan (the local Munro) to coastal and woodland family walks. The archaeological mecca of Kilmartin Glen is less than an hour's drive away - it is home to the densest collection of ancient monuments in Europe - and there are several ruined castles inteh area. The Oban Sealife Centre is great for the kids - see rescued seals, otters playing and blue lobsters amongst other local marine life. The Waverley paddle steamer visits Oban and Dunoon in summer for a boat trip with a difference. For day trips out, try Fort William (Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor cable car, Jacobite steam train), Appin (walks, castles, seafood restaurant), or the Kintyre and Cowal peninsulas (beaches and big trees)

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Calendar last updated:10 Sep 2014

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