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Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD

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Creag-an-Fhithich
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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
9 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 ...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 • 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 • 1 single room, with washbasin. • Small bunkroom (sleeps 2). 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 • Masonary BBQ • 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 Scottish Hydro rates). Creag-an-Fhithich is a private home, no smoking please. Maximum number of people: 9 (Adult child ratio 2/3) More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Children: Welcome. NB: adult/child ratio = 1 adult/2 children. Pets: Maximum two dogs/pets permitted for £(GBP)12 per pet*. No Puppies. Please keep dogs/pets downstairs and off the furniture. Pse Poop-a-Scoop. The house is for bone-fide holidays. No stag or hen parties. Electricity: £(GBP)50 per week spend included, then overspend at Scottish Hydro rates*. Bed Linen & Towels: Per guest - included. Bed make-up is by self-help. *collected from the Good Housekeeping Bond/Damage Deposit.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Wonderful and comfortable traditional stone house in a spectacular waterfront setting . Beautiful gardens with scenic barbecue area. Will be sure to return

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank npgriffiths
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and managed a barbecue too! Look forward to your return visit sometime soon.

Reviewed 17 June 2018

We spent a wonderful week here a few years ago and promised ourselves we would go back. We managed it this year and weren’t disappointed. The cottage is in a beautiful location with stunning views across the Loch. The house is spacious and well appointed,...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Clare021
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

We are always especially delighted to welcome back returners! I hope you noticed some improvements in the garden and the house. The Oban Seafood Hut is a must-go-to for fish eaters. We are glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Beautiful location on loch. Many historic and scenic places to visit in the area and a week was not sufficient to do and see all that we planned. House spacious and ideal for our extended family. Highlights included visit to Easdale Island, boat trip to...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Vacation690346
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

We are very pleased that you were able to use the house as a base for your very busy week. You should come again to bag your Munro on a better day!

Reviewed 12 December 2017

We booked Creag-an-Fhithich for a family holiday in June 2017 and it did not disappoint. There was ample room for all 9 of us (including a toddler) and so much to see and do in the surrounding area. (Highlights include Arduaine Gardens, Oban Distillery, Day...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you had a good time in Argyll and enjoyed Creag-an-Fhithich. We look forward to welcoming you in the future.

Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a lovely, roomy comfortable home with all of the amenities that you could desire (even a garlic press). The views are astonishing and the wildlife is abundant; the seals were a particular highlight. We had a fabulous week doing local walks and visiting...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Archie199
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your walks in the area and visited Oban. Glad that the garlic press came in handy and that you liked the house!

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We stayed at Creag-an-Fhithich in late July / early August with family and had a great time. The house is spacious and well kept, with a well stocked kitchen and beautiful views from the front. My 2 young boys loved playing hide and seek in...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Peter W
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We fully agree with you that Creag-an-Fhithich is a grand place to base a west coast of Scotland holiday on, however we could be accused of having a slight bias. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a great week here, lots of walking and swimming. The house is really comfortable, and Donald and Denise were really helpful. We visited Easdale Island and Arduaine Gardens locally, as well as several good walks. Will return!

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Abi G
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for your kind remarks and are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Creag-an-Fhithich. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Despite mixed weather we had a lovely family week at Craig-an-Fhithich. This is a large and very comfortable family house with extensive gardens. Bedrooms and the three bathrooms were all generous in size with plenty of storage. The log burner in the lounge was easy...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank LynnWirral13
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you for your comments and useful information. We are pleased that you managed to get out and about. The Arduaine Gardens is a must for gardeners and is good for a stroll in every season.

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

cottage is right in the loch . Great for kayaking . We saw lots of wildlife including sea otters & eagles . Lovely area . Midges got us thought!

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank andygair
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

We are glad that you had a good time kayaking and were able to see lots of wildlife. It is a treat to see the otters.

Reviewed 11 May 2017

We have been holidaying in the area for the last 14 years,but the last two years have been the best by far due solely to the fact that we were staying at Creag-an-Fhithich. On leaving each morning to visit places like Tayvallich to Fort William...More

Date of stay: April 2017
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Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

We are delighted that you managed to ride on the Jacobite train to Mallaig. It is a real treat. Pleased too that you enjoyed your second visit to Creag-an-Fhithich and that you could enjoy the good weather and take in the views and wildlife. The...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
There is sea shore fishing (spinning for mackeral etc) from the point in front of the house or from 'Tinker's Point, 400m west. If you have a boat, it can be launched in front of the house, as well. There is freshwater fishing is on 12 local lochs, by permit, purchased at the Post Office in the village. Golf: The world renowned championship course at Machrihanish is about 1½ hrs spectacular drive south to the Mull of Kintyre and there are 2 courses closer to home: the challenging 18 hole course at Oban and the 9 hole course on Seil Island. Both are within ½ hour's drive away. Ponies: Enjoy gentle treks through forest tracks and along scenic coastlines at Lunga Riding Stables. Only a 30 minute drive away, there is an outdoor arena for practicing, children are made very welcome and there ...
Getting around
Cars are essential. However there is the train station in Oban, with four trains a day to Glasgow Central. There is an intercity bus service and a local bus service. International and national flights come in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ferries go to the southern islands from Oban.
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