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    Kilmelford, Holiday House near Oban, Argyll, West Coast and the Isles, Scotland

    Creag-an-Fhthich, Spacious house, family and pet friendly, by the sea


    £740 - £1,340
    per week

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    Creag-an-Fhthich

    House Ref: 13585

    • Sleeps 9
    • Self Catering
    • 5 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • Pets Considered
    • Spectacular views
      West Coast
      By the sea
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: Glasgow (102miles)
    Not suitable for infirm

    Description

    CREAG-an-FHITHICH (pronounced craig-an-eeoch) meaning 'Raven's Rock' is available as a self catering holiday house for a relaxing or busy holiday on the sea shore at Loch Melfort, in Argyll. When the weather is good, the sun shines on the house all day and meals can be taken alfresco on the picnic table, even out of season. The beautiful views of the loch, marina and hills, with the isles of Shuna, Luing and Scarba in the distance, are ever-changing. The sunsets are breathtaking.

    • The stone and slate Victorian manse was built in 1850. It has been modernised and is a comfortable house, whilst retaining its original character.
    • Watch the seals, cormorants, eider duck, varied sea birds, the elusive otter and red squirrels, all from the garden. Fish on the sea loch from the shore in front of the house. Local freshwater lochs can be fished by permit from the village Post Office.

    Accommodation:
    Downstairs
    • Front porch and hall.
    • Sitting room with inset wood burner, TV, Video, DVD, books and games.
    • Dining room, seating eight to ten
    • Double bedroom, with ensuite shower, WC and wash basin
    • Large modern well equipped kitchen, with Everhot (Aga type) cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and walk-in larder.
    • WC with washbasin.
    • Utility room with Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble drier, under-counter freezer and broom/cold cupboard

    Half Landing
    • Housekeeping and Janitorial rooms only, not available to guests

    Top Floor
    • Master double bedroom with large ensuite bathroom.
    • 2 twin bedrooms, each with washbasin (photos above).
    • Family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin.
    • Family bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin.

    Outside
    • Pull-out picnic table for 6, in summer.
    • Wooden garden benches
    • Garden fold-up chairs and parasol, find in the porch
    • Masonry BBQ with eight seat picnic table
    • Portable BBQ in the lean-to garage
    • Garden hut, with chairs (key hanging in the scullery)
    • Delightful garden and wild flower garden.

    Facilities
    • Duvet covers, sheets, pillowcases and towels provided.
    • Wooden cot and high chair available. Please ask
    • Wood-burning, inset stove in the sitting room. A basket of logs with kindling is supplied as part of the rental.
    • All-Electric. Heating is night-storage, convection and blow heaters.
    • WiFi internet access available.

    Notes
    Change-over is Saturday: arrival 5 pm, departure 10 am.
    Heating is by night storage, convection and blow heaters.
    Electricity for lighting and heating is included (upto a value of £50.00, by meter reading, at the current Shell Energy rates).
    Creag-an-Fhithich is a private home, no smoking and no candles, please.
    Maximum number of people: 8 (Adult:child ratio 1:2)

    Creag-an-Fhithich is Donald's family home. Alas we do not live in it but in Wales. However his relations are all around. Mrs Bailey, our housekeeper and caretaker, is at the end of a telephone and on a computer for emails, for problems etc. She will also be your point of contact for Check-In. Donald is quite happy to receive telephone calls between 0900hrs and 2100hrs and emails. Being a dinosaur, he does not really understand texting etc. We will help where we can!

    Location of holiday rental in Kilmelford near Oban, Argyll, West Coast and the Isles

    Holiday Type: Beach, Rural, Mountain, Historic/Sightseeing, Family
    Local Activities: Walking, Fishing, Climbing, Horse Riding, Cycling/Mountain Biking
    Nearest Airport: Glasgow 102miles
    Nearest Railway Station: Oban 16miles
    Nearest Ferry Port: Oban 16miles
    Nearest Bus Station: Kilmelford 1miles
    Nearest Beach: Loch Melfort 20m
    Nearest Pub/Restaurant: Cuilfail Hotel 800m

    Location description

    Well, Creag-an-Fhithich is in Scotland, on the West Coast of Scotland, in the Highlands, on the sea shore, with views across the inlet to the hills and islands beyond, through the yachts. A house rather than a cottage, with garden all around, With birds always present from the sea eagle to the wren. Animals - seals, otters, red squirrels, roe deer, badgers, pine marten, hedgehogs, voles and mice. And that is just the start of the location description, now upto you to discover the rest. Best of luck.

    Other activities

    All the country pursuits

    Local events

    Oban Highland Games at the end of August. Scottish cultural events at the Corran Halls.

    Tourist attractions

    The Highlands and the Islands.

    Directions

    There are four routes from the south, via:
    1. M74, Stirling, Doune, Crianlarich, Tyndrum*, Oban, then south to Kilmelford. 127 miles, 3hrs. I think this is the easiest route.
    2. M74, Erskine Bridge, Tarbet, Crianlarich, Tyndrum*, Oban, then south to Kilmelford. 117 miles, 2Ύhrs. Quaint between Tarbet and Crianlarich.
    3. M74, Erskine Bridge, Tarbet, Arrocher, Rest and Be Thankful, Inveraray, Loch Awe, Oban, then south to Kilmelford. 116 miles, 2Ύhrs. Beautiful road from Inveraray to Loch Awe.
    4. M74, Erskine Bridge, Tarbet, Arrocher, Rest and Be Thankful, Inveraray, Lochgilphead, north to Kilmelford. 110miles, 2Ύhrs. Twisty road from Inveraray to Kilmelford
    At Tyndrum, on the left before the 'Green Wellie' is the 'Real Food Cafe' is well-worth a stop for its excellent fish and chips!

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: Not suitable for infirm, No Smoking, Pets Considered
    General: Hairdryer
    Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
    1 Double/s with ensuite, 3 Single/s, 2 Twin/s, 1 Cot/s
    Two of the single beds make up a bunk bed.
    Bathrooms: 4 Bathroom/s
    2 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s, 7 Wash basin/s, 4 Toilets/s
    The en-suite bathroom has a bath, bath shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
    Each bedroom, except the bunk bed room has a wash hand basin.
    There is one bathroom downstairs with toilet and wash hand basin.
    Lounge: Seating for 9 people
    TV, Video, CD Player, Radio, Large screen TV, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
    There is an inset Clearview stove, which is integral to the heating of the house.
    Dining Area: Seating for 9 people , High chair
    Can seat 12.
    Fine cutlery and flatware for 9.
    Selection of glasses for every occasion, generally for 9.
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Ironing board, Iron
    Washing/tumble dryer machines in the scullery.
    Extra freezer and belfast sink in the scullery.
    Outdoors: BBQ, Private garden, Patio chairs, Sunshade
    Pull-out picnic table for six.
    Eight adirondack chairs.
    Masonry BBQ.
    Sun House (keys in the scullery).
    Rotary clothes dryer
    Access: Car essential, Off road parking
    Bring your own bicycles, kayaks, yachts (there are moorings for hire on the loch).
    Services: Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included

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    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Weekly Minimum Stay
    01-28 Apr 23 £9917 Days
    29 Apr-05 May 23 £1,1137 Days
    06 May-26 May £9917 Days
    27 May-23 Jun 23 £1,0257 Days
    24 Jun-01 Sep 23 £1,1137 Days
    02 Sep-27 Oct 23 £9917 Days
    28 Oct-21 Dec 23 £7957 Days
    22-28 Dec 23 £1,3607 Days
    29 Dec 23-04 Jan 24 £1,4407 Days
    06 Jan-22 Mar 24 £9147 Days
    23 Mar-03 May 24 £1,1407 Days
    04-10 May 24 £1,2807 Days
    11-24 May 24 £1,1467 Days
    25-31 May 24 £1,2807 Days
    01-28 Jun 24 £1,1797 Days
    29 Jun-30 Aug 24 £1,2807 Days
    31 Aug-01 Nov £1,1407 Days
    27 May-23 Jun 23 £1,0257 Days
    24 Jun-01 Sep 23 £1,1137 Days
    02 Sep-27 Oct 23 £9917 Days
    28 Oct-21 Dec 23 £7957 Days
    22-28 Dec 23 £1,3607 Days
    29 Dec 23-04 Jan 24 £1,4407 Days
    06 Jan-22 Mar 24 £9147 Days
    23 Mar-03 May 24 £1,1407 Days
    04-10 May 24 £1,2807 Days
    11-24 May 24 £1,1467 Days
    25-31 May 24 £1,2807 Days
    01-28 Jun 24 £1,1797 Days
    29 Jun-30 Aug 24 £1,2807 Days
    31 Aug-01 Nov £1,1407 Days

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    On Booking, there is a 20% deposit, to paid paid within 5 working days of the acceptance of the Booking.
    Pets. There is a £(GBP)12 fee for pets (max 2).
    Bed Linen & towel set. First for sets inclusive, then sets five to nine @ £(GBP)7 per set.
    If paying in Pounds Sterling, please pay by BACS or UK bank cheque.
    If paying in any other currency, please ask.

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    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Denise Campbell-Baldwin

    Property Ref:
    13585

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
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    Owner joined website:
    13 March 2021

    Property listed since:
    2 June 2021

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    Owner Name: Denise Campbell-Baldwin

    Property Ref: 13585

    Languages Spoken: English

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Owner joined website: 13 March 2021

    Property listed since: 2 June 2021

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    Creag-an-Fhthich

    House Ref: 13585

    • Sleeps 9
    • Self Catering
    • 5 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • Pets Considered
    • Spectacular views
      West Coast
      By the sea
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: Glasgow (102miles)
    Not suitable for infirm


    £740 - £1,340
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Denise Campbell-Baldwin

    Property Ref:
    13585

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Owner joined website:
    13 March 2021

    Property listed since:
    2 June 2021

    Please mention theholidaylet.com and be aware of time differences if making contact by phone.

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