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

Creag-an-Fhithich From The Loch
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Creag-an-Fhithich From The Loch
Orange Winter Sunset
A Golden Late Summer Evening
The Kitchen
The Dining Room
The Sitting Room
The Downstairs Hallway
The Pink Room and Bathroom
The Blue Room
The Green Room
A Red Squirrel - trying to get into the food box
The Wildflower Garden Path
Low Tide
Winter Day
Scenic Walk. Take a stroll along the track to Ardmaddy and pass the famous wishing tree
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5 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
CREAG-an-FHITHICH (pronounced craig-an-eeoch) meaning 'Rock of the Raven', 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...
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Listing #HL684431
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Creag-an-Fhithich is Donald's family home. Alas we do not live in it but in Wales. However his relations are all around. Mrs Bailey, our housekeeper and caretaker, is at the end of a telephone and on a computer for emails, for problems etc. She will also be your point of contact for Check-In. Donald is quite happy to receive telephone calls between 0900hrs and 2100hrs and emails. Being a dinosaur, he does not really understand texting etc. We will help where we can!
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank npgriffiths
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Clare021
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (9)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Children. Welcome. NB: adult/child ratio = 1 adult/2 children. Pets. Maximum two dogs/pets permitted for 12 GBP (£) per pet*. No Puppies. Please keep dogs/pets downstairs and off...
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    1 Bunk
    5 Twins
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 7 nights -- --
2 Jun 2018 -
6 Jul 2018
3 nights
7 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer Holidays
7 nights -- --
1 Sep 2018 -
2 Nov 2018
Summer Holidays
3 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: £200 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
When the minimum stay is 1 week, Change-Over is on a SATURDAY. However where there is no overlap, this is FLEXIBLE.
Generally Check-In is 1700hrs and Check-Out is 1000hrs. However where there is no overlap, both are FLEXIBLE.
The WEEKEND minimum stay is THREE nights! !
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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. North of Oban is the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary (Strictly NO FISHING there!)

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.

Enjoy gentle treks through forest tracks and along scenic coastlines at Lunga Riding Stables. Only a 30 minute drive a...
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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow International: 163.0 km
Railway: Scotrail, Oban: 22.0 km
Ferry: Ferry Terminal, Oban: 22.0 km
There are four routes from the south, via:
1. M74, Stirling, Doune, Crianlarich, Tyndrum*, Oban, then south to Kilmelford. 127 miles, 3hrs. I think this is the easiest route.
2. M74, Erskine Bridge, Tarbet, Crianlarich, Tyndrum*, Oban, then south to Kilmelford. 117 miles, 2¾hrs. Quaint between Tarbet and Crianlarich.
3. M74, Erskine Bridge, Tarbet, Arrocher, Rest and Be Thankful, Inveraray, Loch Awe, Oban, then south to Kilmelford. 116 miles, 2¾hrs. Beautiful road from Inveraray to Loch Awe.
4. M74, Erskine Bridge, Tarbet, Arrocher, Rest and Be Thankful, Inveraray, Lochgilphead, north to Kilmelford. 110miles, 2¾hrs. Twisty road from Inveraray to Kilmelford
*Tyndrum, on the left before the 'Green Wellie', the 'Real Food Cafe' is well-worth a stop for its excellent fish...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 24.0 km.
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