House in the Clouds – Home 4882397 Cottage
- 5 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
House in the Clouds – Home 4882397
- 5 bedrooms
- sleeps 10
- 7 nights min stay
Cottage / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.2 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
House in the Clouds” is a stylish property, which has been furnished to a very high standard to provide a comfortable holiday home. From its exceptional location at the high point of Crinan Village there are outstanding panoramic views across Loch Crinan to Duntrune Castle and the Portalloch hills.The property provides the ideal base for outdoor activities exploring this beautiful area of the West Coast of Scotland. Activities from the doorstep include walking, mountainbiking along forest tracks, sailing and other watersports as well as the important historic sights of the area a few minutes drive away.There is access via a privately owned path from close to the property, leading down some steps to the waterfront at Crinan Harbour, where there is also a small beach. A much more extensive, beautiful sandy beach is to be found at Crinan Ferry, a 5 mile drive. Set in attractive gardens and located at the end of a no-through road it provides a high degree of seclusion and privacy.
House in the Clouds” is a stylish property, which has been furnished to a very high standard to provide a comfortable holiday home. From its exceptional location at the high point of Crinan Village there are outstanding panoramic views across Loch Crinan to Duntrune Castle and the Portalloch hills.The property provides the ideal base for outdoor activities exploring this beautiful area of the West Coast of Scotland. Activities from the doorstep include walking, mountainbiking along forest tracks, sailing and other watersports as well as the important historic sights of the area a few minutes drive away.There is access via a privately owned path from close to the property, leading down some steps to the waterfront at Crinan Harbour, where there is also a small beach. A much more extensive, beautiful sandy beach is to be found at Crinan Ferry, a 5 mile drive. Set in attractive gardens and located at the end of a no-through road it provides a high degree of seclusion and privacy. The spacious lounge is bright and airy with windows on two sides, and 2 large sofas. There is an open log fire. TV with a small library of books and board games. Patio doors lead out onto a deck area enjoying the exceptional views to Loch Crinan. There is a large open plan kitchen/dining room, also enjoying the Loch facing views. The kitchen is fitted with modern units and provides a large range cooker with gas hob and two electric ovens. There is a fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher, with washing machine located in a separate utility room.The property will sleep ten people in comfort in flexible accommodation, although a maximum of eight adults is recommended. In total there are 3 double bedrooms with king size or double bed, an additional double sofa bed semi open plan with one of these, and two further single bedrooms, each sleeping one (or two if a further child is using a fold out foam bed) The master bedroom is located on the ground floor and has a King size bed and en-suite shower room. Two further single bedrooms are located on the ground floor. One is most suitable for children, having a cabin bed. Two further double bedrooms are located on the upper floor, one of which has a large adjacent open plan area with a sofa bed, There is an further open plan area between the two upper floor bedroom areas, allowing for maximum flexibility. The area has a desk, which could be used by guests combining business and holiday, or the space could be used as a further area for childrens sleeping, for placing a cot (which can be provided), or an additional bed for a small child. 2 of the 3 king/double bedrooms enjoy the Loch facing views. There are three bathrooms: The main bathroom on the ground floor has a bath, shower, toilet and basin. The en-suite shower room and upper floor shower room have shower, toilet and basin. There is an additional 4th toilet located adjacent to one of the single ground floor bedrooms.Children are very welcome, there is a fort with swings and a slide for their use. We can also provide swingball and a number of other toys and games.
Location description from owner
The Scotland region
Located less than two hours drive from Glasgow, Argyll is an area of outstanding natural beauty, as well as rich in history.
The rugged coastline of Argyll looks out to the beautiful Hebridean Islands of Gigha, Islay, Jura, Scarba and Mull, with the significant mountain ranges of several of these islands eg Jura and Mull adding much to the drama of the beautiful coastal landscapes.
Crinan, in Mid Argyll and on the West coast is ideally situated to appreciate many of these beautiful landscapes, and the perfect base for exploring on foot, by bicycle or farther afield by car and ferry.
There are several beautiful walks that can be taken immediately from the doorstep of the property, eg that to Castle Dounie. Situated on a high hill top above Crinan, and not actually a castle, but an ancient Iron Age Fort, there are terrific views from Castle Dounie towards Jura and Mull. Nearby, along the shore from Crinan is Sailor's Grave. The sailor died aboard his yacht of Cholera in the 19th century off Ardnoe Point. Castle Dounie is readily accessible after taking the private path leading from the property down to the waterfront at Crinan Harbour. After a short walk along Crinan Harbour beach, take the path up the hill to the forest track. There are picnic benches along the way to enjoy a spectacular panorama. On a very clear day, it is even see Ben Nevis to the North.
The Crinan Canal has been described as "the most beautiful shortcut in the world". Began in 1771 and only nine miles in length, it was built to improve access to the Western Isles, offering a route of transit from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne to Crinan, avoiding the long journey around the Mull of Kintyre. As well as the may boats which make the journey each year it is a popular spot with walkers and cyclists.
Many of the islands are an easy day trip away via regular ferry services provided by Caledonian MacBrayne eg to Mull, Islay, Gigha and Colonsay. From Mull, The Islands of Iona, with its illustrious history, sometimes known as The cradle of Christianity' and the Island of Staffa to see Fingal's Cave and its amazing hexagonal basaltic columns are also accessible.
Mid Argyll is an area rich in history and pre-history. A few miles away it is possible to make the short climb up to Dunadd Fort, the ancient capital of Dalriada, where ancient Kings were crowned, and which also rewards with wonderful views to the west, .
Kilmartin Glen, 6 miles away, is an area of outstanding archaeological importance. It is one of Scotland's richest prehistoric landscapes with several hundred ancient monuments, such as standing stones, within a few miles radius of the village of Kilmartin. Situated in the village is Kilmartin Museum is an award winning centre for archaeology, established to protect and provide information around this important archaeological landscape and the artefacts that have been found there. The museum is also child friendly with various hands on activities for children and has an award winning cafe and a shop.
There are many opportunities for sport in Mid Argyll. The Mid Argyll swimming Pool in Lochgilphead, is run by the community and visitors are also welcome to use the multi gym, squash court or main hall at the Mid Argyll Sports Centre.
9 hole golf courses are to be found in Lochgilphead, Tarbert, Inveraray and Carradale. Further afield there are 18 hole courses in Oban or at Machrihanish.
From Craobh Haven water sports it is possible to arrange dinghy sailing, canoeing and windsurfing.
For young families looking for beaches, Crinan Ferry Beach, 6 miles or a 15 minute drive away is a sheltered sandy bay at the mouth of the River Add with lovely views to Duntrune Castle, and an ideal spot for children to play. At low tide the area of sand is extensive. There is a car park within 100m of the beach.
A little further afield a scenic single track road hugs the coast on the Knapdale peninsula between Tarbert and Lochgilphead where there are deserted beaches, and hidden coves to be found eg at Ormsary and just south of Kilberry.
There are many beautiful gardens to visit in the area, including the impressive National Trust Gardens at Arduaine and Crarae, both around 30 minutes drive. These benefit from the mild climate made possible by the Gulf Stream.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Super King Beds, 3 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Bunk Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Climbing frame
- Swing set
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 09 Jan 2017
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- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Aug 2014. Located in Argyll and Bute, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £600.
The Owner has a response rate of 25% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Jan 2017.
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