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Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan.

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House and canal - bring your own yacht!
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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Please be aware that currently the Scottish Government does not permit more than 6 persons from 1 household (children under 12 are not included) to meet indoors/stay overnight - this applies to holiday accomodation too. If you book for more than 6, +young children, I may need to remind you of this restraint if it is still in place at the time of your booking. Shelborne Lodge is recently renovated to provide comfortable flexible holiday accommodation. Situated next to the historic Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, it has everything needed for a wonderful base to explore Argyll. Beavers, boat trips, interesting walks, castles, prehistoric stone circles, whirlpools, islands, bike hire with easy scenic rides or more challenging singletrack, the area offers a wide choice of activities - or just chill...Please be aware that currently the Scottish Government does not permit more than 6 persons from 1 household (children under 12 are not included) to meet indoors/stay overnight - this applies to holiday accomodation too. If you book for more than 6, +young children, I may need to remind you of this restraint if it is still in place at the time of your booking. Shelborne Lodge is recently renovated to provide comfortable flexible holiday accommodation. Situated next to the historic Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, it has everything needed for a wonderful base to explore Argyll. Beavers, boat trips, interesting walks, castles, prehistoric stone circles, whirlpools, islands, bike hire with easy scenic rides or more challenging singletrack, the area offers a wide choice of activities - or just chill out with a good book in front of the woodburning stove, or laze in the large garden watching the yachts pass by. A short walk away is Cairnbaan Hotel, excellent food and bar, with many other dining opportunities a short drive away. Wheelchair accessible ground floor rooms, accessible bedroom, accessible shower -room (contact us for accessibility advice) Perfect as a holiday house for two families, a larger family who like extra space, or a group of friends who want a quiet holiday. Further Details: Just 2 hours from Glasgow, through spectacular scenery. Oil central heating included in rental, plus a basket of logs for the woodburning stove (more available locally). Useful outside utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, sink, hose - great for cleaning outdoor gear and bikes! Pets welcome, WiFi provided, large Freesat HD tv. Outdoor teak chairs and tables to seat 10. Parking for 3 cars, more parking a few yards away. Covid 19 - our enhanced cleaning regime is recognised by VisitScotland's 'Good to Go' scheme. The house is cleaned then treated with a fogging machine that disenfects all surfaces - do contact us if you wish to know more. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Sorry, no hen/stag parties - its a quiet neighbourhood. Pets welcome, no charge as long as you leave no sign that a pet was visiting (allow yourself enough time to clean the house well before departure). Pets must not be allowed on soft furnishings or beds. No smoking inside the house, there is a covered area available outside. Cleaning: please leave the house as clean as I hope you found it.
Bathrooms
2 Showers, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Michael M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 8 September 2020

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Date of stay: September 2020
mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2020

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Reviewed 16 September 2019

We were only a party of 6 but room for plenty more due to the size of the house. All rooms large and very well furnished with both modern and period furniture. Kitchen as should be, large and well equipped, a place for all to...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank EricL211
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Reviewed 18 August 2019

Date of stay: August 2019
mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

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Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

Spent a lovely few days here for a birthday celebration with the family including dogs. Very comfortable house with plenty space for us all. There was also a bbq and large patio set which was great given the weather. House is in a super location...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

I'm glad that you enjoyed the house and the area, and had a great birthday celebration. Thanks for taking the time to give a review. Mike

Reviewed 25 February 2019

We stayed in this property last year when arranging a family funeral. Sadly we were back recently for the same reason. It was no contest where we would stay as this is simply an excellent large house. The upshot is that the family has decided...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank KenzieLondon_UK
mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Thanks once again for a very positive review despite the sad circumstances. Looking forward to your next visit! Mike

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We loved the house and the garden, lots of space for us all - granny, children, grandchildren. We enjoyed being right beside the canal and the locks, seeing the boats coming and going, and how the locks worked. The tow path is a great place...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Janice S
mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

What a great week you had! I'm glad the house suited you, and you obviously enjoyed the area, looking forward to a return visit. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Mike

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Sherburn in Elmet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

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Date of stay: May 2018
mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

We booked the house for a long weekend in May to accommodate six adults and four children. It turned out to be perfect for the occasion as it was even more spacious than the photos suggested. It was also very clean, comfortable and well equipped....More

Date of stay: May 2018
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mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Linda, I'm so glad you had a brilliant weekend, and that you enjoyed the house and surroundings. Thanks for taking the time to give a review, and looking forward to seeing you again, Mike

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Would recommend this property. Well equipped, lovely setting, we all had great time and will definitely book it again

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank colin b
mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thanks for your review, its great that you all enjoyed both the house and its location. Hope to see you again, Mike

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Cracking location to enjoy the west highlands. 5 good bedrooms great dining room and lovely front room

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank am551
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Parking
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Activities and attractions nearby include beavers, boat trips, interesting walks, castles, prehistoric stone circles, whirlpools, islands, bike hire with easy scenic rides, beaches, a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
Getting around
Walking or biking directly from the house, along the canal towpath, is a great start to the holiday, and this gives access to forestry walks too. With a car you can access a hugh choice of interesting destinations - far more than you could possibly visit in a week's holiday. Boat trips are another option, perhaps the fast ferry to Jura, a wild rib ride to see the whirlpools at Correyvreckan, or a day trip to Mull on the regular ferries from Oban.
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