Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
An unrivalled haven at the head of Lerags Glen, Penlarach looks out to the south and west, with barely anything man-made in sight. South-facing picture windows and a glass conservatory give sweeping 270-degree views down the glen to Loch Feochan. At night, the burbling stream and hooting owls lull you to sleep, and during the day the peace is broken only by sheep bleating in the fields. Close to but separate from Lagnakeil lodges, Penlarach has easy access to Oban and its many fine restaurants - seafood being its speciality - pubs and shops (all a five-minute drive). A cosy country pub with food and folk music is a short stroll away.
WiFi internet accessDrink in the peace and watch the changing light from the terrace, the conservatory or the lounge, which all look down the glen to the shining loch. The raised situation makes for fabulous sightings of hawks, geese, and many other birds. Walks in the surrounding hills take in Argyll's famous coastline of island-dotted sea, mountain and forest. Back at the house, you can watch the sunset, take a hot shower or bath, and settle in front of the wood fire to watch a DVD on the widescreen TV.
Sleeps 6 comfortably in one Queen, one Double and one Twin room.
(Queen room: views from the bed down the glen; other bedrooms look out on trees and hills)
All on one level with two living areas (two steps down to conservatory)
Oil central heating on convenient timer, plus wood burner stove in lounge
Landline, good mobile signal, free WiFi
Brand-new kitchen and appliances: gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer/tumble dryer, microwave
Brand-new bathroom with powerful shower over bath; toilet
Wetroom: second shower and toilet
Lounge: airy and sunny during the day; cosy at night with wood stove
40” widescreen LCD TV, Bose cinema speakers, DVD player
Bose iPod dock, Sky Freesat
Floor to ceiling glass doors with views down glen to loch
Sun-trap porch with picture window
Conservatory: views to sea loch & up to hills, glen, wildlife and birds
Seating area and large dining table
Doors lead to table on raised terrace, movable gas BBQ
Outside: Lawn in front of house (not fenced) with benches looking over hills and down glen
PLEASE NOTE: The garden is open to an acre of rambling grounds, some areas steep and sloping, with an unfenced stream running at the bottom. The land has sheep fences, with stock pastures on three sides.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Lagnakeil is only three miles from Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means "little bay" in the old Gaelic tongue. This picturesque harbour town with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it "one of the finest spots we have seen" and from the early 1800's visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban.
The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has recently become famous as Balamory) and the granite mountains of the Morvern peninsula and beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona, the island from which Columba spread Christianity to Britain and Europe. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Ferries to the islands are run by Caledonian Macbrayne.
Activities & Things to do
There are activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip courtesy of Sea.fari, a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War & Peace Museum, and the The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, a spectacular Aquarium with a busy rescue facility for abandoned seal pups. Over 50 natural marine displays with talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day every day.
Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun, horse riding with one of Oban's many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban's 18 hole golf course. Oban's Tourist Information Centre in Argyll Square is a great place to find out what's going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience.
Things to see
There's so much to see in the area, including Ardchattan Priory - Scotland's second oldest inhabited house, the Connel Bridge - a replica of the world-famous Forth Bridge, Europe's only seawater falls at the 'Falls of Lora', and the ruins of Dunollie Castle. Every bend in the road reveals a new treasure.
A Lagnakeil lodge is a great base for exploring where guests can roam freely are exciting, yet safe for children to explore. There are forestry trails and coastal walks as well as some fine "Munros" (Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet) for hill walkers.