Craobh Haven Cottage
About the home
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|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
The Central Scotland / Strathclyde / Argyll and Bute 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".
The Oban / Craobh Haven area
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.
WHIRLPOOLS AND WILDLIFE
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.
How to get there
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Craobh Haven is is south of the well-known town of Oban, about half way between Oban and Lochgilphead. It is just over two hours drive from Glasgow via the A82 and A83, about 17 miles north of Lochgilphead on the A816.
For SatNav users, the postcode is PA31 8UA. We send detailed directions to the cottage on confirmation of booking.
The nearest railway station is in Oban, about 20 miles north, but unfortunately trains from Glasgow are fairly infrequent.
The bus from Glasgow stops in Lochgilphead before turning south to Campbeltown. A separate service leaves Lochgilphead in the morning calling in to Craobh Haven on its way to Oban and returning in the afternoon.
Activities near Oban
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|Winter 13||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 578||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 13||30 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 641||-||-||1 Week|
|June 1 13||25 May 13||8 Jun 13||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2 13||8 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 641||-||-||1 Week|
|June 3 13||22 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 693||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 13||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 767||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 13||31 Aug 13||21 Sep 13||£ 609||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2 13||21 Sep 13||12 Oct 13||£ 609||-||-||1 Week|
|October 13||12 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 641||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter Late 13||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 588||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas 13||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 767||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year 13||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 788||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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