Morvern Cottage, Craobh Haven, Lochgilphead, Argyll
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Morvern Cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Craobh Haven on the west coast of Scotland and surrounded by stunning scenery with views of the yacht marina and the islands. It provides a delightful and luxurious, self-catering, no smoking accommodation for up to four people in the heart of the small village. With everything provided Morvern Cottage is a very restful home for your Scottish holiday.
For the sailor, the west coast of Scotland needs no introduction. The islands of the Inner Hebrides are all within easy reach. If you would rather be a passenger then Mull, Iona, Jura, Islay, Tiree, Coll, Colonsay and Barra, as well as some of the smaller inhabited islands, can be easily accessed by ferry from nearby Oban. For those that are not seaworthy, nearer to home why not drive across the bridge over the Atlantic to Seil and see the slate island of Easdale.
Morvern Cottage is well situated for visiting many places of interest. In the immediate area there are plenty of trails for the walker to enjoy. Pay a visit to the splendid Arduaine Gardens - one of the magnificent gardens of Argyll. Further afield there are beautiful glens and lochs to explore. Spend a day in breathtaking Glencoe, ride the chairlift (if you dare!) to fully appreciate the spectacular views of this beautiful landscape. This part of Scotland has plenty of castles to visit - ruined as well as lived-in. The village of Kilmartin will fire the imagination of any budding historian and archaeologist – there are 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius, 150 of them are prehistoric. The village includes the outstanding Kilmartin Museum, which may shed some light on the mystery surrounding the standing stones. Take a drive to Inveraray, the ancient seat of the Campbells, where you can visit the stunning Inveraray Castle or the famous Inveraray Jail.
When it rains, a visit to the nearby Sea Life Centre, the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park or the Highland Wildlife Park at Inveraray will be very popular with children (and adults!). Or spend a day in bustling Oban with its busy ferry port, its good restaurants and pubs, cinema and theatre. While there, a tour of the famous Oban Distillery could also be put on the itinerary. If all you want to do is chill out, then Morvern Cottage will give you the chance to recharge your batteries. Relax while you enjoy the beauty and romance of the West Coast of Scotland from this cosy base.
There is good fishing available in nearby lochs and rivers. Or take a trip out to sea and see what you can catch – but watch out for the Corrievreckan, the largest whirlpool in Europe, which is only a short distance outside the harbour of Craobh Haven. Take a pair of binoculars with you when you go out as you never know what you will see. The area is world famous for its wildlife. Seals laze on the small islands all round or you may be lucky and glimpse some of the otters that live here. Up on the hills, you may see red deer. If very lucky, you may spot a golden eagle or an osprey in the sky. On the islands, birdwatchers will see corncrakes and other birds now rare on the mainland.
For those of you that are more interested in culinary adventures, a short walk from the cottage is the village shop selling basic necessities and daily newspapers. Nearby are plenty of places selling some of the best produce this country offers. The local beef and lamb is as a good as you can get. The seafood caught offshore is in demand around the world, and you can enjoy fresh langoustines, prawns, lobster, scallops and crab, all available in the nearby towns of Oban and Lochgilphead. When you want to eat out, there is lots of choice all within easy distance. Whether it’s the award winning Ballachullish Hotel restaurant, the fine food at Crinan Hotel, seafood at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, or local bar food, there is a wide choice available to suit most pockets. And if you fancy a drink and a meal, the Lord of the Isles, the local pub, is just a short walk away.
- Sleeps - 4
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
- Bathrooms - 1 with power shower
- Washing machine
- TV, DVD/CD player
- Electric fire
- Garden with garden furniture
- Short breaks available out of peak season
- Lochgilphead 17 miles and Oban 20 miles
- Glasgow airport, 95 miles
- Great pub and restaurant in Craobh Haven
- Craobh Haven Watersports Centre
- Lots of interesting walks
- Golf – Lochgilphead 17 miles
- Ardfern Riding School, 0.5 miles
- Farsain Loch Cruises (based in the Watersports Centre)
- Seafari Adventures (Easdale) 20 miles
- Craignish Cruises (Ardfern) 3 miles
The cottage has been tastefully refurbished, sleeping up to four people and is heated throughout. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a master bedroom with a double bed and king size duvet, full size wardrobe and large chest of drawers. The second bedroom has twin beds and also has plenty of storage space. There is also a lovely family bathroom with a power shower. All towels and bed linens are provided at no extra cost.
The bright, open-plan downstairs includes kitchen, separate dining and spacious living areas.
The kitchen has been newly equipped with all the ‘mod cons’ to a high specification.
The living area includes a superbly comfortable sofa and 2 armchairs situated around the fireplace.
There is a flat screen digital TV with inbuilt DVD player and a separate radio/CD player (although radio reception can be poor,
but can be achieved digitally through the TV). The dining area contains a dining table comfortably seating six people, with views to the garden.
A selection of local artists’ work provides the finishing touches to this delightful holiday home.
Do make use of the garden to enjoy the spectacular sunsets that the area is famous for. There is garden furniture for you to enjoy your meals al fresco, weather permitting. Also, because you are on the coast, you should not be too bothered by troublesome midges!
From the south and Glasgow head up the A82 by Loch Lomond. At Tarbet go straight on onto to the A83. This takes you through Arrochar, Inveraray and to Lochgilphead. From Lochgilphead, take the A816 towards Oban for about 17 miles. You will see a left turn signposted Craobh Haven, which is approx. 1 mile from the main road.
From the north, take the A816 from Oban towards Lochgilphead. The signpost to Craobh Haven is about 20 miles south of Oban.
Price includes all heating, electricity, towels and bed linen.
Cost and availability.
This seaside self catering cottage is available from April - October,
plus Christmas and New Year, and at other times by request. Change over day
is Friday except where specified. Checkout is at 10am and check-in is from
4pm. A car space is available.
Short breaks are available outside of peak season – please contact owners to discuss.
5% discount is available if only one bedroom is being used.
10% discount on confirmed repeat bookings in any year.
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Morvern Cottage, 20 The Green, Craobh Haven
PA31 8UB Scotland