Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 14
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Oban town centre but remain close enough for easy access to all its attractions then Cologin is for you. The farmhouse is ideal for a large family, two families sharing or an extended family get together. Lovely big rooms offer plenty of space and the bedroom layouts are flexible and include a ground floor ensuite which is perfect for grandparents. Pets are welcome and the fully fenced garden is safe for kids and dogs. There are great facilities at Cologin and the house has access to all of them, including the award winning Barn Inn - so you don't even have to self cater if you don't want to.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Oban 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 140 km, Nearest railway: Oban 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The large dining table can comfortably seat 10/12 adults) but there is also a pine table and 6 chairs in the farmhouse kitchen - perfect for feeding the kids before the grown ups sit down in peace! With a traditional Esse the kitchen is always cosy and has all mod cons to make self catering easy.
SkyTV in the lounge and comfy leather sofas and chairs are great for relaxing and oak floors in the lounge and dining room mean you can focus on your holiday and not worry about crumbs on the carpet! Pets are welcome at Cologin and there is a large porch to keep wet dogs, muddy boots and outdoor clothes out of the way. There are great views from all the bedrooms and the large BBQ and garden furniture make summer meals on the patio a real treat. Not having to drive to get to a good local pub (especially one renowned for real ale and good food) is an added benefit . There's a lovely playpark too just beyond The Barn and access to waymarked forestry commission walks in Cologin Forest in the hills above the farm.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking for up to 4 cars adjacent to the farmhouse and more available in Cologin's main car park. Fully fenced, south facing garden. Free fishing on our trout loch in the hills (boat and rods freely available to all Cologin residents) - you can also swim in the loch in the summer but please always supervise children. Takeaway meals are available at the Barn or book a table and enjoy locally sourced products including whisky and ale.
We hold a £200 security/housekeeping deposit for all bookings in the Farmhouse. Weekly rentals pay a £150 deposit and the full balance 6 weeks prior to arrival. Short breaks are paid in full on booking. 10 sets of towels and all bed linen are included in the rental. We charge £20 fixed fuel supplement and provide a basket of logs and scuttle of coal to get you started. Pets are charged at £20 per week, £10 part week and we accept two.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Oban in the West Highlands of Scotland has been known for years as the 'Gateway to the Isles'. It certainly boasts a busy harbour with ferries serving the Inner and Outer Hebridean islands and the town is famous too for its malt whisky distillery which sits beneath another famous landmark - McCaig's Tower (modelled on the Collisseum in Rome) - worth the steep climb to enjoy the fantastic west coast sunsets from its stone arched windows. The seas off Oban provide world class sailing, kayaking and scuba diving and there are plenty of marine trips and activities for visitors. Although part of the Highlands, Oban is close enough to the central belt to be easily accessible and its reputation as one of the most popular visitor destinations in Scotland was first gained in the days of Queen Victoria! Today, it is a vibrant seaside town boasting fantastic restaurants (often specialising in seafood and shellfish), stunning scenery and friendly locals.
If you have kids a trip to the Sealife Centre at nearby Barcaldine is a great day out. Children also like getting on the water and Calmac offer a variety of day cruises from their ferry hub in Oban. There are also marine wildlife trips to see dolphins, basking sharks and whales and you can fish anywhere on the seashore (no permit necessary) and catch something for your tea. The rivers are teaming with salmon and trout and there is plenty of wildlife on shore to observe - from red deer to pinemartens. McCaig's Tower and Pulpit Hill in Oban offer spectacular views out over Oban Bay and beyond to the island of Kerrera, Mull and Iona. A trip to any of these islands is a must on any holiday. Iona is the 'cradle of Christianity' and the abbey is a magical place to visit. Staffa inspired Mendellsohn's great Hebridean Overture and artists across the centuries have drawn inspiration from the stunning scenery that is all around.