Fearnach Bay House
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Situated in a secluded corner of our own 1000 acre Scottish private estate and working hill farm, Fearnach Bay House has been built to an exceptionally high standard and offers everything you could wish for in the way of luxury, peace and relaxation. Availalble to book all year round and ideal for self catering holidays in Argyll, Fearnach Bay House offers the very highest quality holiday accommodation near Oban.
Discover some of Scotland's wonderful wildlife without leaving the window seat in the living room. Visitors to our garden bird table include woodpeckers and red squirrels whilst out on the loch there are grey seals and regular sightings of a family of otters. Binoculars are provided together with comprehensive books on bird watching and nature activities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Melfort 100 m|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 90 km, Nearest railway: Oban 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
BEDROOMS: 2 doubles , both are en suite. 1 twin bedded room with zip & link beds which shares a luxury family bathroom with 1 single room.
All the bedrooms face south and have unrestricted views of the loch. The ground floor bedroom with its luxurious double bed and seating area, has an en suite wet room and has wheelchair access to rest of the ground floor.
|Further details outdoors|
Everything you need for a wonderful self catering holiday in some of Scotland's finest scenery is right here on your doorstep.
There is an abundance of wildlife to be found on the estate and there are many established tracks and pathways along the shore, through the woods and over the hills.
Walking, cycling, nature trails, bird watching, boat trips, castles, gardens and whisky distillery tours are just a few of the many activities available in the area.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL:
Welcome & basic essentials packages (incl. Home baking and fresh garden flowers on arrival, coffee, tea, complimentary Scottish made toiletries.)
Essentials (incl. detergent, loo rolls, dish washer tablets, bin liners, cleaning materials, cloths etc.)
Superior quality cotton bed linen, duvets and luxury towels
Wood burning stove and continuous supply of logs
Wireless internet access
40” plasma screen satellite TV and Sky Sports package
DVD player and a good selection of up to date movies
Integrated sound system with Ipod docking stations throughout the house
Underfloor heating and wood for stove, fair usage of electricity
Barbecue grill and charcoal (summer months)
Use of rowing boat (Mid March – Mid October incl.)
Use of deep sea mooring if you bring your yacht
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Oban is the largest port in the West of Scotland and the main ferry terminus for the Hebrides. Ferries from Oban serve Mull and many of the inner Hebridean islands as well as Barra and South Uist in the Western Isles.
The town is famed for its fabulous views, the ocean promenade, island vistas, amazing sunsets, ancient monuments and castles and outdoor activities such as diving, hiking, fishing, bird-watching – even whale spotting.
Oban (meaning 'little bay' in Gaelic) has a population of approximately 8,500 and is known as 'The Gateway to the Isles'. It originally existed as a small fishing and trading village until the steamers of the late Victorian era started arriving in greater numbers. The arrival of the railway in 1880 confirmed its growing status. The most outstanding feature in Oban is McCaig's Tower which is also known as McCaig's Folly. This was built in 1897 to provide work for local stone masons and provide a lasting monument to the McCaig Family. The original intention was to complete it with a large tower placed in the middle but this, like the intended statues of the McCaig family, never materialised.
When Queen Victoria paid a visit to the town in the late 18th century she gave it the royal seal of approval by describing it as "one of the finest spots we have seen".
There is a small rowing boat (March - October) which can be launched from the slipway directly in front of the house ensuring the occupants of Fearnach Bay House a swift and easy departure to catch their next meal from the loch. Lifejackets, fishing rods and tackle are all supplied at no extra charge.
In addition to inland sea fishing there is also complementary trout fishing on two of the estate lochs and fishing on a further 12 lochs in the vicinity is available on purchase of a permit obtainable at the local Post Office.
The world renowned championship course at Machrihanish is about 1 ½ hrs spectacular drive south to the Mull of Kintyre and there are 2 courses closer to home: the challenging 18 hole course at Oban and the 9 hole course on Seil Island. Both are within ½ hour's drive away.
Enjoy gentle treks through forest tracks and along scenic coastlines at Lunga Riding Stables. Only a 15 minute drive away, there is an outdoor arena for practicing, children are made very welcome and there are pub rides for the grown ups.
A particularly exciting excursion is a fast boat ride through the Corryvreckan whirlpool which is the third largest whirlpool in the world and is situated between two islands not far from Loch Melfort. Regular sightings of grey seal, golden eagles and red deer on deserted neighbouring islands.
Argyll has some of the most spectacular and interesting gardens to be found in Scotland. Arduaine Gardens are close by and well worth a visit at any time of the year but especially in spring and early summer.
A 30 minute drive takes you to the bustling ferry port of Oban, making the house ideally located for day trips and visits to the nearby islands of Mull and Iona and also Staffa and Fingal's Cave.
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5 Jan 2014
"Luxurious, beautiful and remote loch-side house"
Fearnach Bay House is in a beautiful, private setting, right on the waterside with fantastic views. The owners Jennie and Rory really went the extra mile to ensure we were comfortable. The house is wa… More
18 Nov 2013
"Bliss. Pure & simple."
The best accommodation I think I have stayed in, both for its quality and location. The views are even more stunning than the website suggests, just breathtaking, and the layout of the house is perfec… More
1 Nov 2013
"Beautiful and welcoming"
The most amazing accommodation I have stayed in, both for its quality and location. There is nothing the owners haven't thought of, and the house is better equipped than my own home. The views ar… More
30 Sep 2013
"A beautiful house in the most beautiful setting."
We spent a lovely week at Fearnach Bay House at the beginning of September. Jennie and Rory are wonderful hosts, and their kindness and attention to detail made our stay very special. The house has ev… More
26 Sep 2013
"I came away feeling completely refreshed!"
Stunning location - Dramatic hills, the peaceful loch and a view that changes dramatically throughout the day as the weather changes. Much time was spent walking and fishing!Amazing house - Kitchen/l… More
8 Jul 2013
"Exceptional House and Area for a Holiday"
Yes it may be expensive, but it's worth it. Take 4-7 people for a truly memorable holiday, perhaps for an anniversary. This large house has a super view of Loch Melfort. It's brand new. It… More
12 Mar 2013
"Oh bring me back to Melfort....."
Unbelieveable stay. The grounds are stunning. The attention to detail is constantly surprising. The peace abounds. Glorious surroundings and luxurious facilities. Blue Jays, woodpeckers, red squirrels… More
16 Feb 2013
"Could have stayed all year:)"
This is the second visit we have made to this beautiful house. We last stayed in oct 12....and have rebooked for Xmas this year. That I would say says it all! The house like the couple who own it are … More
11 Nov 2012
We absolutely loved our time at the house, so much so we have booked to return next year. It is spotlessly clean with everything you need to have a wonderful stay. The owners are very welcoming and ex… More
8 Sep 2012
"Two weeks in a fabulous house overlooking Loch Melfort"
Fearnach Bay House had absolutely no downsides, it was immaculately clean and organised when we arrived, and became what felt like our second home. It is spacious with a lovely large dining room/sit… More
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