List your home
Apply filters
£ to

Boat House, Isle of Kerrera

from £104 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 

4 reviews

from £104 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

The house was fully refurbished in 2014 and has lots of room for eight adults

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Need more information about booking Home 1412300 ?

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Catch your own private ferry from Oban to Kerrera for the 10 minute journey to your new home. The Boat House is a charming centrally heated detached cottage set in a mature enclosed garden on the car-free Isle of Kerrera.

The accommodation is perfect for families, sailors, nature lovers, sea kayakers, groups of walkers, bird watchers and anyone who loves remoteness and extraordinary scenery.

It is ideal for relaxation in the day where you can watch the goings on at the marina just in front of the house, or in the evenings when you can look across to the lights of Oban, stargaze without light pollution or - if you are lucky - catch the northern lights in the winter.

The layout and facilities make it ideal for families or friends wishing to share a holiday. Situated on an island, it enjoys the all the benefits of a peaceful location, but it is only a short boat trip to the busy holiday town of Oban with its restaurants, shops, tourist attractions and access to Argyll and the islands of the west. In the season (May-Sep) a free ferry runs hourly from 7:30 in the morning till 11 pm and in daylight hours every two hours in the winter.

The slipway in front of the house means you can easily launch a dinghy or RIB, or have easy access for sea kayaking.

At very high tides, the house is cut off from the marina, and access is a 10 minute walk along a path behind the boatyard.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow 60 km, Nearest railway: Oban
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Argyll and Bute region

Argyll is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, with history and wild places everywhere you look. Enjoy walking, cycling, watersports, fishing or golf.

There are inspiring castles and stunning gardens to visit or, for a unique day out, go under Ben Cruachan to discover the power station creating hydro-electricity.

Argyll is home to Scotland's beaver trial in Knapdale Forest. Hunted to extinction in the 16th century but re-introduced in 2009, they might be elusive, but leave plenty of teeth-marked evidence for you to discover. Join one of the guided dusk walks for your best chance of spotting these shy creatures.

Oban

Oban - Seafood Capital and Scotland's most popular west-coast holiday town, Oban (or Little Bay) has a wealth of things for all the family to enjoy on land or on the sea. You can go walking in the area explore and mountains, beaches or woods.

Oban is the hub for island travel with people arriving from or leaving for Mull, Lismore, Barra, Coll and Tiree throughout the day. Take a day trip to Lismore, Mull or Iona or grab a coffee and just watch. There are a wealth of boat trips for fishing or wildlife spotting.

Isle of Kerrera - With a population of around 35 and only one road in the opposite end of the island, you really are in a special place here.

To the south of the Boat House is the site of a drove road that has a special place in Scottish agricultural history. Before the advent of steamships and railways, the only way to transport beef cattle from the glens of the north to the towns was to walk them. Cattle from as far away as Coll were collected by cattle dealers, shipped in small boats via Mull to the pier at Barr-nam-Boc on Kerrera. They were then driven past Slaterich and the Fairy Hills to Ardentrive where they were swum across the narrow kyle from Rubha Chruidh Dunollie and on to Oban and the markets of the south.

Hutcheson's Memorial - A short walk from the Boat House takes you the memorial to David Hutcheson who set up a regular steamer service to the Hebrides in 1835. This service was the forerunner of the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries of today. From here you can walk to the west side of the island where there is a small beach with safe swimming if you are brave enough for the North Sea. If you are prepared to battle the ferns in the summer, you can continue round on a circular path back to the Boat House.

Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor

Guest reviews no reviews

Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor

5 star
3
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0

Excellent 5/5


4 reviews Excellent 5/5

Help other travellers decide where to stay

Add your voice to the conversation about this holiday home and your review will appear on TripAdvisor too.

Write a review

Write a review
Review 1-4 of 4
Review 1-4 of 4

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Check price and book
Your dates are available

Book your stay

Enter dates for more accurate prices

*
*

Changeover day Sat

Sleeps 8

    from £104 /night help

    Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

    Subtotal

    Final price

    Plus refundable damage deposit

    No damage deposit

    Enter dates to see your price

    Owner fees cover things like cleaning. Click Book now to review a full breakdown of the cost before making your payment.

    This home can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank transfer)

    Pay online via Holiday Lettings with your credit/debit card or your PayPal account to be covered by Payment Protection

    Contact the owner

    Email the owner
    *

      This home can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank transfer)

      Pay online via Holiday Lettings with your credit/debit card or your PayPal account to be covered by Payment Protection

      You're booking with

      Oban M.

      50% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:15 Jul 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
      • English

      Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

      Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

      Just click on the icons to get to the download page