If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Oban town centre but remain close enough for easy access to all its attractions then Cologin is for you. The farmhouse is ideal for a large family, two families sharing or an extended family get together. Lovely big rooms offer plenty of space and the bedroom layouts are flexible and include a ground floor ensuite which is perfect for grandparents. Pets are welcome and the fully fenced garden is safe for kids and dogs. There are great facilities at Cologin and the house has access to all of them, including the award winning Barn Inn - so you don't even have to self cater if you don't want to.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, 2 en suites and 1 toilet only|
|Check in time:||04:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Oban 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 140 km, Nearest railway: Oban 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Oban in the West Highlands of Scotland has been known for years as the Gateway to the Isles. It certainly boasts a busy harbour with ferries serving the Inner and Outer Hebridean islands and the town is famous too for its malt whisky distillery which sits beneath another famous landmark - McCaig's Tower (modelled on the Collisseum in Rome) - worth the steep climb to enjoy the fantastic west coast sunsets from its stone arched windows. The seas off Oban provide world class sailing, kayaking and scuba diving and there are plenty of marine trips and activities for visitors. Although part of the Highlands, Oban is close enough to the central belt to be easily accessible and its reputation as one of the most popular visitor destinations in Scotland was first gained in the days of Queen Victoria! Today, it is a vibrant seaside town boasting fantastic restaurants (often specialising in seafood and shellfish), stunning scenery and friendly locals. It is also the Seafood Capital of Scotland.
If you have kids a trip to the Sealife Centre at nearby Barcaldine is a great day out. Children also like getting on the water and Calmac offer a variety of day cruises from their ferry hub in Oban. There are also marine wildlife trips to see dolphins, basking sharks and whales and you can fish anywhere on the seashore (no permit necessary) and catch something for your tea. The rivers are teaming with salmon and trout and there is plenty of wildlife on shore to observe - from red deer to pinemartens. McCaig;s Tower and Pulpit Hill in Oban offer spectacular views out over Oban Bay and beyond to the island of Kerrera, Mull and Iona. A trip to any of these islands is a must on any holiday. Iona is the 'cradle of Christianity'; and the abbey is a magical place to visit. Staffa inspired Mendellsohn's great Hebridean Overture and artists across the centuries have drawn inspiration from the stunning scenery that is all around.
Cologin is in historic Lerags Glen just a few miles south of the town centre and stunning rural area with access to sealoch Feochan. With hills and forests to explore and a wild brown trout loch (free fishing to Cologin customers) this is a rural property with dark skies and country wildlife. An award winning pub - the Barn Bar - provides a civilised place to enjoy fresh local produce, fine real ales and local banter.