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An Lionadh, Island of Easdale, Argyll


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An Lionadh is on Easdale Island, the smallest inhabited island in the Inner Hebrides on the stunning West Coast of Scotland, Argyll. The island is car free and shop free, but has a pub/tearoom which serves delicious meals and a wide range of whiskies, beers, ciders and the usual fare. Only 25 minutes from the busy harbour town of Oban, Easdale is a world away: a place to unwind and get lost in the amazing view.

Once there you won't feel the need to go further afield, but if you do Argyll is a fantastic county with wonderful walks, places to visit, boat trips to go on, and islands to discover. You could take a trip over to the neighbouring island of Luing and explore the beaches, go horse-riding on Appalacian horses at Lunga, take a boat trip with Seafari Adventures from Easdale and see the Corryvreckan, the world's third largest whirlpool, as well as spotting the amazing marine wildlife that this area is well known for. You could have a round of golf at nearby Isle of Seil Golf Club, experience life in a 19th century prison at Inverary Jail and visit the castle there, the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell. You might enjoy a trip to the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary outside Oban, or spend a day kayaking or coasteering with Oban Adventure Activities.

The list is endless, but we suspect you will spend most of your time on Easdale, relaxing, exploring the beaches which glitter with fools' gold in the rocks, enjoying the house and the garden which overlook the Atlantic and 13 islands, having a sundowner at the Puffer Bar while the kids play on the wooden playship, taking a dip in the 'swimming quarry', or visiting the island's own museum which tells the story of Easdale's slate mining past. Easdale also has a wonderful award winning hall which puts on a variety of events throughout the year, including top name Scottish bands.

  • Sleeps - 8 +2
  • Bedrooms - 4 (2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 triple bunk)
  • Bathrooms - 1 bathroom with over bath shower, 1 WC upstairs
  • Washing room with washer, drier and airers
  • No dishwasher due to fantastic view from kitchen sink!
  • Microwave
  • Solid fuel stove
  • WiFi - free
  • Freeview TV/DVD
  • Piano and guitar
  • Sun porch
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Well stocked garden with large flat lawn and steps to the beach
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • Pets welcome - 2 dogs max
  • Short break available
  • Oban - 16 miles
  • Airport and station - Oban 16 miles
  • Puffer bar and restaurant on island, Oyster Bar and Brewery 0.1 mile, Tigh and Truish Pub 4 miles, Lord of the Isles 20 miles
  • Golf Course 2 miles
  • Boat trips
  • Putting green
  • Folk Museum
  • Horse riding 10 miles
  • Leisure centre (swimming, soft play, climbing wall, tennis) 16 miles
  • Cinema 16 miles
  • Sea Life Sanctuary 20 miles
  • Castles from 15 miles
  • Distillery 16 miles
  • Tralee Segway Centre 20 miles
  • Watersports 20 miles
  • Smokery and Country Park 28 miles

This fabulous holiday house is situated on the western shore of Easdale Island, right next to the sea, with what has been described as 'the best view on the West Coast' looking out to the Atlantic, peppered with 13 islands including Scarba, Jura, Islay and Colonsay. Rain or shine, the huge view is captivating and basking sharks, otters, dolphins and porpoises have all been spotted from the house.

The house was built by the then Laird of the island in the 1960s and sleeps 8 comfortably in 4 bedrooms. Two extra guests can be accommodated on camp beds if necessary. The fully equipped kitchen has big windows looking out to sea and a small solid fuel stove, a table to seat 8 and a porch/boot room off.

The sitting room with views to the west, east and north is large and spacious with a big comfortable sofa and armchairs, loads of games, books, DVDs, a Wii and games, Freeview TV/DVD, a piano and a guitar. Also downstairs are a hallway and food storage cabinet, double bedroom, a twin bedroom, the bathroom, washing room, and sun porch at the back. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with a picture window looking out to sea and another bedroom in which there is a triple bunk (single on the top, double on the bottom) with an ensuite WC.

The garden is extensively planted with plants robust enough to withstand the proximity to the sea and there is a large flat lawn area which drops down to the beach below, there are steps leading down to the beach.

From Oban (16 miles): Take the A816 south for about 8 miles. Follow the sign for 'Easdale Historic Village' and turn right onto the B844. Follow this road the short distance to Kilninver where the road swings to the right at the junction. Continue along the road, over the famous 'Bridge over the Atlantic' at Clachan and on to the village of Balvicar. At Balvicar (50 metres past Balvicar Stores) take a right turn at the junction and follow the road over the hill to the village of Ellenabeich. At the end of the village you will find parking on the pier or adjacent to Highland Arts. The passenger ferry to Easdale can be summoned during operating hours by pushing the klaxon or light buttons in the ferry waiting shed on the pier.

What's included:
Electricity and fuel for the stove are included in the rental price.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Basic sundries such as binbags, some toilet roll, washing up liquid, herbs and spices, salt and pepper, soap are provided free of charge.

Cost and availability:
This charming Easdale holiday house is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday, 10am checkout, 3pm check in.
Short breaks available.
Discount for couples/small groups outwith the school holidays.

To see rental prices and availability for this self catering house on Easdale, click the enquiry button below.

An Lionadh, Easdale Island, Oban, Argyll PA75 6QF Scotland

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