House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Suitable for children age 5+
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Yealand House is a spacious house in a stunning hillside position. Guests will enjoy spectacular views over Crinan Harbour to the sound of Jura, Scarba and The Gulf of Corryvreckan.
This beautifully designed split level detached family house, built in the 1980's, is close to Crinan Basin where the Crinan Canal joins the sea. The highlight is the large sitting room with its stunning views. The double height ceiling, minstrels' gallery and many windows fill the room with light while the cosy wood burning stove and comfortable seating make it a delightful room to gather in throughout the year. Sliding doors lead onto a deck balcony where guests can watch the glorious sunsets and the gentle movements of boats. The deck gives direct access to the pretty garden and a path and steps lead down through woodland to the picturesque harbour where many yachts are moored.
The friendly village of Crinan with its historic canal is just a short walk. Watch yachts sail in and out of the Atlantic, stroll along the shoreline or canal paths, enjoy freshly caught seafood or just relax and unwind in this beautiful location.Crinan Canal quayside offers facilities such as a coffee shop and art gallery and the Crinan Hotel, which is renowned for its bars and seafood restaurant. The canal towpath is perfect for walks and cycling and has a hide for bird watching across the nature reserve. The whole area boasts a number fascinating walks that allows visitors to explore the natural beauty of the area and the local wildlife such as otters, owls, beavers (close to the only beaver colony in the U.K.) and small red deer.
The house is 16 minutes away from the town of Lochgilphead. The town has a variety shops, cafes and restaurants, hospital/doctors surgery, a swimming pool,golf course and sports center. There is also a bike shop to hire bikes. Boats can be chartered from the harbour and there are trips around the islands to see whales, golden eagles and porpoise. Guests can visit the island of Jura which can be seen from the house.
||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 1 shower room
||Suitable for children over 5
||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property
Features and Facilities
||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
||Linen provided, Towels provided
||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available
||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
The area contains some of the most beautiful Highland scenery and the house is on the edge of the Knapdale forest which is a nature reserve and a place of both outstanding beauty and ancient history . The islands of Mull can be visited by taking the ferry from Oban which is one of the largest town on the west coast. There are ancient bronze age sites and standing stones at Kilmartin. The castle and jail at Inveraray and the wonderful Crarae Gardens at furnace near inveraray.
Lochgilphead (7 miles), Oban (37 Miles), Kilmartin (8 miles), Tarbert (16 miles), Inveraray (24 miles) and Campeltown (58 miles). Ferry to Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Tarbert (18 miles). Ferries for Mull, Iona and Staffa in Oban (37 miles). Ferry to Arran Skipness (26 miles). Ferries to Ghia, Colonsay and Oransay from Tayinloan (32 miles).