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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 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Arrived with 6 others aged from 64 to 80 to find a lovely old house with an awesome view. Very clean and comfortable accommodation with as per the head cook (sister-in-law) the best equipped kitchen we have had in our yearly holiday home. Great place...More

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found what you needed in the kitchen!

Reviewed 28 April 2014

We rented the cottage for a family reunion, 12 to 67 yrs old and it couldn't have been better. Sea otters idling past every morning (early), seals on occasions and a good variety of birdlife. Fresh mussels off the rocks on low tide and limpets...More

Date of stay: April 2014
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Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

We are very pleased that you all had a good time and managed to see the not so elusive otter!

Reviewed 18 April 2014

we enjoyed a wonderful relaxing break with our 3 young adult children . The house was clean, warm and welcoming. Fantastic outlook, good walking and lovely pub nearby. A great break

Date of stay: April 2014
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Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Pleased to hear that you had a good break.

Reviewed 11 November 2013

We have rented this house many times over the past 9 years and, unlike other rental properties, each time the owners have improved the accommodation in some way though it was perfect the first time we stayed! The high ceilings and features are reminiscent of...More

Date of stay: October 2013
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Management response:Responded 16 November 2013

Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that your family keep returning to Creag-an-Fhithich year after year.

Reviewed 25 August 2018
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Date of stay: August 2018
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2017
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Date of stay: June 2017
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2016
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Reviewed 5 September 2015
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Date of stay: August 2015
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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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