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

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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
2 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Thanks Denise and Donald for having us in your beautiful house. It is cosy, quiet, beautiful view, spacious, and a great location for trips to Oban, Isle of Mull, Fort William. For us it was the first time in Scotland, and we fell a bit...More

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to Scotland and that you managed to visit some lovely places.

Reviewed 23 March 2017

We stayed here in Sumer last year. It was a great venue for a get together. We chartered a boat from Oban, went golfing on the Isle of Luing and fishing on the surrounding lochs. It was a great few days and we would definitely...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank A7669ABandrewc
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Argyll and found lots to do.

Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed for a week in January to celebrate my 60th birthday with four adult children with spouses and partners and one grandchild. The house is spacious with a generous living room with space for several simultaneous activities. The house has stunning views out over...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank 395maggie
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

We are glad that you had a good time and that the house was a suitable base for all your activities. Swimming in the loch at New Year was brave and, no doubt, very refreshing! We hope to see you again in the summer when...More

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a week over Christmas and had a fantastic time. The house had every thing you could need an more. Beds were comfy and clean. The local shop which is minutes away sold every thing u could need, but Tesco delivered our...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Nkh2158
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed Christmas in Kilmelford. A summer visit is recommended to see the red squirrels and the otters!

Reviewed 31 August 2016

What a great location,set on the banks of loch melfort the house sits looking down towards the sea.The house has everything you could possibly need & we found there was plenty of room for every body with out feeling cramped.The owners were great to deal...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank aidsrob
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

We are glad you had a good time and are delighted that you would like to return.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely week in a fantastic house. We had fun kayaking on the loch, whiskey tasting, cycling and walking. The highlight was taking Duncan's Farsain Cruise boat out to see seals, porpoises and sea eagles. Missing it already.

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Robinm2178
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

It sounds like you kept very busy! Delighted that you liked the house and surroundings.

Reviewed 4 November 2015

We were very happy with the service and kindness of the people. We would certainly recommend both the house and the place to everybody. Thank you very much.

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Squigglesshetland
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2015

Thank you very much. That is a compliment from someone who lives in the beautiful Shetland Islands! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Argyll.

Reviewed 8 July 2015

Ideal for family get togethers, plenty of room and easy to settle into. Well equipped kitchen and a lovely dining room. Beds comfortable and with 3 bathrooms there is space for all. Outings in all directions - island visits, bikes routes and such a nice...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank fdunbar
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

We are pleased that you managed to spend some time in the garden, along with all your other busy activities in the area. Regards, Denise.

Reviewed 3 September 2014

Character house in a great location on the shore of Loch Melfort. Inside the house was well appointed and comfortable with a great family atmosphere. Views across the loch were terrific and the house was an ideal base for touring the area.

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Malcolm J
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the house and surrounds.

Reviewed 26 August 2014

This was our first time in this area and we were not disappointed. This lovely house on the loch shore was the perfect place for us. The children - 10-14, we're perfectly safe searching the shoreline for exciting finds while the adults took in the...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank EAK54
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

We are delighted you enjoyed your first visit to the area and hope you come back again one day.

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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