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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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1 review
“Fantastic location”
Reviewed 29 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Lovely cottage with panoramic views from the spacious lounge and bedrooms.In a superb location to explore the inner Hebrides, Oban is just twenty minutes away where you can catch a ferry to the many islands.If you just want to stay local there are many walks on the island,or take a stroll to the Oyster bar and restaurant.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Nov 2017
Delighted you had such a good holiday, hope we may see you again sometime.
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Sam S
1 review
“Such a beautiful and relaxing place”
Reviewed 9 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This is our third visit and we have loved every one as much as the last The cottage is large and roomy enough for both our families of 4 to comfortably fit in. Although we would like another room added during your rennovations because I'm not sure the girls will want to share with their mum and Dad for too much longer and we don't want to stay anywhere else on the island!

The scenery is breathtaking and we spend hours searching for crabs and skimming rocks. We love to visit Ellenabeich using the little ferry.

The Oban Highland games were on during our stay and fun to watch.

We will definitely be coming back.

Thank you David and Jean

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Management Response
26 Sep 2017
Really delighted you enjoyed your stay again, hope you make it back soon.
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Isobel G
Oban, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A fabulous holiday in a superb location”
Reviewed 23 August 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We had an incredible week staying at Atlantic Bay Cottage. The cottage is lovely - really well thought out and very family friendly for us with our young boys. It's location is excellent, Oban is half an hours drive away with plenty of things to do and see, but there is so much fun to be had literally on the doorstep with the stunning views, wildlife, beaches and a pub along the road. We will definitely return.

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Management Response
26 Sep 2017
Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday, the boys are an absolute delight, look forward to seeing you again soon!
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birgiteke
Kapellen, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spectacular View. Disappointing property”
Reviewed 15 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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The property is situated in a very beautiful an quiet location and offers wonderful views over the Atlantic. It's the perfect place to start discovering the area, the many isles and sea life. Taking one of the many wildlife tours is a must-do for everybody.

The property itself was quite disappointing. Even though it has many possibilities to offer a great stay, it is really outdated and not well maintained. Outside doors need paint, inside doors are old and sometimes damaged, the sofa chairs were stained and greasy.
Many closets contained owners belongings that were stuffed in a sloppy manner (diver equipment, bedsheets, kitchen equipment, drawers with used plastic sacs). And the cutlery and glasses weren't really clean either.

We did have really different expectations based on the property information displayed on the website. In terms of space, it could be a 6-8 person property but in reality it was not. 2 beds were stuffed in a kind of 'terras entry' which was way too hot (due to single glazing), smelly and too light.
A second bathroom is not existing, it's a second toilet with a sink.
The only shop within 'walking distance' is a souvenirshop so to get some food/beverages you need to take a half hour drive to Oban.

So, in summary, great location, spectacular environment and possibilities. A house that could be upgraded to be at par with this great location. It really requires a thorough renovation and care.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Firstly we fully intend to renovate the property this winter and the price you paid reflects how the property is now. I think however you have been unfair with your comments in many cases. The property is double glazed through out and the windows open should you need some fresh air. The bedroom in the room at the end does have lots of windows and people love it because it offers such spectacular views and direct access to the garden. One door inside had been damaged just before you arrived so we were unable to replace it. The doors will be replaced this winter, no others are damaged. Trip advisor do not allow us to put that the second toilet is only a toilet but we do make that clear in the description of the property. Our belongings as you say are only in a few cupboards at the back of the house, the guests have plenty cupboard and wardrobe space which are empty for their use. The shop at Balvicar is walking distance, you must have walked in the wrong direction, Balvicar shop is a well stocked grocery store and is also a post office with papers you do not have to drive to Oban to stock up. When you arrived without groceries you were obviously upset that the village shop was not open at 8pm, I did offer to give you some of our groceries and said that the village shop would be open in the morning but you then insisted on driving back into Oban. The actual sofas are fine and are not stained, we will be removing the one chair that now has a stain. This is a lovely property in a great location which people come to year after year as per many other reviews and next year will be even better.
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pusco000
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic views but needs renovation”
Reviewed 2 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The cottage is situated a few meters away from the sea and two of three bedrooms have seaview. There is a road behind the house but it was used very little when we stayed there. In fact, the cottage is a quiet place close to nature. It is well equipped and spacious. But the house needs renovation. It is obvious that it once has been loved. There are underwater pictures on the wall taken by the owners and other individual items, which show this was once a home, not just a cottage for rent. But for the price asked, it should be in a better overall condition. Conclusion: Five stars for the location, three for the cottage, this makes four stars in total. We enjoyed staying at the cottage, we would have loved it if it was in a better condition.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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Management Response
7 May 2017
Thank you for your kind review. So pleased you had a lovely holiday, we look forward to welcoming you back.
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angelgree...
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7 reviews
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“Just Perfect”
Reviewed 15 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Another fabulous week on the Isle of Seil in the most perfect location we've stayed at over the last 4 years!
The accommodation although a tad dated was great for the family, had 8 people staying for 2 nights. It really had everything we needed for our stay and felt very home from home.....So much so my youngest boy is adamant our home is not his house and he wants the other house!
The views from the living room are breathtaking, no seals or otters seen but grouse, hedgehogs, sheep, cows & birds of prey .
Two most perfect rainbows seen over the Atlantic and a sky at night that twinkled like millions of fairy lights.
The rocks and ocean at the bottom of the garden are what makes this a place you want to return to and we will.

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Management Response
21 Apr 2017
Really pleased you had a lovely family holiday and saw so much wildlife. The hedgehog is doing well and seems to have made this his/her home.
Hope to see you in the future.
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