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Craobh Haven Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

Situated right beside the sea, Craobh Haven Cottages combine the warmth and comfort of home with wonderful, unspoilt views of many West Coast islands from Jura to Mull. Traditionally built for local character and charm, our cottage has timber beams and an open fireplace built with local stone. It is fitted and furnished to an award-winning standard throughout, and is cleaned and cared for every week by the owners.

The open-plan downstairs has a west-facing sitting area with comfy chairs, open fire, digital TV, DVD/video, CD/cassette player, telephone and WiFi. The kitchen and dining area is to the rear. In the kitchen we provide high quality crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and cooking utensils. There is also a dishwasher, electric oven and hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave oven, kettle, food processor, toaster, filter coffee machine, washing machine and tumble drier.

Upstairs has a master bedroom with 5ft bed, fitted wash basin and generous storage. The twin bedded room has views to the rear and all the beds are fitted with electric blankets. The bathroom has been recently refitted with new bath and electric shower, and also has a wash basin and a WC. Bath and hand towels, duvets with covers, sheets and pillowcases, tea towels and hairdryers are all provided. A cot (without linen) and highchair are available if required.

The cottage has electric panel heaters in every room. All electricity, and coal for the open fire, is provided at no extra cost. Well behaved pets are welcome, subject to certain conditions.

The small, friendly village of Craobh Haven (pronounced 'croove', after the Gaelic for a small tree or shrub) lies between Oban and Lochgilphead just north of Ardfern and has many things to do locally including boat trips, horse riding, bird and sealife spotting and spectacular walks.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 0.1
Will consider House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow, Nearest railway: Oban
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

You will find Craobh Haven on the West Coast of Scotland. This is a region of Mountains, lochs and Islands wild with spectacular scenery yet only 100 miles from Glasgow.

An area of more prehistoric sites in a few square miles than anywhere else in Scotland. The first Scottish kings were crowned at Dunadd fort and St Columba landed on Iona in AD 563. 25 Munros are within 90 minutes including Ben Cruachan, Ben Lui and Glencoe. The town of Oban (20 miles) is known as the "Gateway to the Isles".


SUNSETS Craobh Haven and Ardfern are villages on either side of the Craignish peninsular an area of spectacular beauty with incredible sunsets seen from the Craobh Haven side.


The infamous Corrievreckan whirlpool between Scarba and Jura is the 3rd largest in the world and well worth a boat trip from Craobh Marina. Great for spotting an ubundance of wildlife including grey seals, golden eagles and red deer.


The excellent Appaloosa riding centre is 5 minutes from the house


Craobh Haven Watersports offers boat hire, canoeing, and sailing tuition.


There are many wonderful local walks from the house where you can soak up the scenery, watch the wildlife or indulge your artistic tendencies with painting or photography as the light is extraordinary in this beautiful area.


Arduaine, and Crarae National Trust gardens to name a couple but there are many more.


Mid Argyll is a truly fascinating area to stay as there are more prehistoric sites for it's size than anywhere else in Scotland. You can visit Dunadd fort where the first kings of Scotland were crowned in the Kilmartin Glen and where many archaeological sites are centred around the Kilmartin Museum of Ancient culture.


Travel on a little further to Inverary, with it's castle (home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll) and also the historic jail.


The gateway to the Isles of Mull (Duart Castle, Tobermory), Iona (St Columba landed here in 563 AD), Staffa (Fingal's cave) Coll, Tiree, Colonsay and the Outer Hebrides. Ferries and boat trips depart from this port.


Sea fishing can be arranged from Oban and there is very good freshwater fishing on Loch Awe.


Seil Island has a 9 hole course and Oban a more challenging 18 hole course with it's hilly situation.

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18 Aug 2014


"All the comforts of home with a most spectacular view of the Scottish Coast"

We spent two wonderful weeks with our daughter and husband and two little grandsons in Jura cottage. Days were filled with welly walks, playing on the beaches and climbing rocks and hills. The west co… More

17 Aug 2014


"Ideal getaway"

I have just returned home from my second visit this year to Islay Cottage...which should indicate my complete satisfaction with this accommodation.The cottage itself is very clean, comfortable and wel… More

29 Jul 2014


"Perfect Holiday Cottage in Craobh Haven"

The Craobh Haven holiday cottages are set in a beautiful marina and are very well equiped, and the best bit is you can bring your dog! We love to come and stay for a week every year and find the area … More

1 Jul 2014


"a delightful cottage in a lovely area."

The cottage is excellent- clean well equipped and with views over the harbour.It is so quiet here you sleep well.Craobh Haven is a beautiful place and if you want to get away from it all this is the p… More

16 Apr 2014


"Delightful holiday home!"

Everything about the holiday was great....from the ease of booking to the quality of the cottage AND the proximity of the pub!! Grandkids had great fun exploring the seashore and skimming… More

31 Oct 2013


"A superb property to enjoy a beautiful part of our country."

The property is even better than described, it is clean and extremely well equipped with a view to die for. The weather I had was less than perfect with the view changing constantly. The wifi worked w… More

27 Oct 2013


"superb cottage"

spend 10 day's at the Craobh Haven cottage and must say that we had a great time. beautiful location and above all a great cottage, very well equipped and very comfortable… More

24 Oct 2013


"Home away from home"

This was our 10th visit to Craobh Haven cottages over a 16 year period, so they are literally a home from home, Matthew and Alison have a lovely attention to detail leaving welcome messages and a log … More

15 Oct 2013


"A very comfortable holiday cottage with outstanding scenery."

This was our third visit to the cottage and yet again we were not disappointed. It is a perfect base for trips to various walks and places of interest. The comfort level and facilities offered with th… More

23 Jun 2013


"Super cottage, fantastic views, peaceful location"

Just spent another lovely week at Islay Cottage, Croabh Haven. We come back every year because of the wonderful scenery, great walks, peaceful location and the fact that the cottage is so clean, well… More

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