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“A peaceful, beautiful holiday”
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Horseshoe Bay Chalet
The walk to Horseshoe Bay Chalet (chalet in photo)
Entrance to chalet
The bay in the winter
Living area with 32 inch TV/DVD player
Bathroom
Twin room
Master Bedroom
Gylen Castle, South Island - a 30 minute walk away
Oban across the forth
Kerrera Ferry
Cows on the beach in front of chalet
Sunrise over the bay
Private garden with standing stones
South Island
Some of the locals!
Horseshoe bay beach
Views from the top of Kerrera
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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roseheath...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A peaceful, beautiful holiday”
Reviewed 13 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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The chalet is a lovely building, comfy and in an amazing location, spacious and clean, everything you need is there . Gill (who is the host with Zoe) was lovely and really helpful if we needed anything. Beautiful location, waking in the morning to the sun rising over the Sound of Kerrera, although it is so near the mainland, (a short ferry crossing), it feels a world away. We parked for free on the Oban side, the ferry is frequent and reliable. Gill picked us up for the short drive to the chalet (when you see the island "road", you realise why it is a good thing you cannot take your car!). On the island, we walked and, yes, even sunbathed (we were very lucky with the weather). Good walks, full of interest, with amazing views over the Atlantic and the Sound. There is more to Kerrera than walking the main path (especially if, like us, you like going a bit off track amongst the valleys and hills on the interior of the island, away from the path). We were going to use the island as a base to explore further (ferries go from Oban to other islands) but we fell in love with the island's peacefulness and beauty and ended up exploring , walking little coves, hunting for shells, watching the sea glisten in the sunlight, finding ancient beech trees on top of edges in a wild scramble off the paths and enjoying the quietness, no cars other than local vehicles which are few and far between but lots of birdsong. At this time of year, Kerrera is covered in wild primroses and bluebells. Seapinks on the rocks. The first cuckoo I have heard for years. Skylarks, Greylag geese. A bit early for porpoise but we went on a sea trip from Oban and saw a huge seal colony and sea eagle nests, shags, black back gulls etc. The pub sadly is shut and its future uncertain, but the tearoom near Gylan castle serves excellent food, with friendly people in a lovely location (stock up on extras in Oban before you get the ferry, it's no hassle). Visit Gylan castle and the tearoom, but mostly just enjoy this world away. For a small island, I have taken almost 300 photos! I cannot recommend Kerrera highly enough. Just go.

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Liked best: The beauty of the island and friendliness of the residents
Liked least: some problems with the loo because of water pressure but these are fixed now
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 May 2016
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I'm glad that you had such a good time exploring Kerrera, we are very proud of our island and its lovely to hear how much you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you both again

Kind regards

Gill
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Gill R
Oban, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“One of the most amazing places i have ever stayed at”
Reviewed 20 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We arrived at Kerrera and were greeted by or hosts Gill and Zoe. The house is a stone throw away from the sea. The cottage is so clean and warm and welcoming it was hard for us to get out and do our activities.
I will back soon. Many Thanks

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Nov 2015
Thank you for your lovely review, our first one! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards

Gill
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