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Cnocaruan

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Watch the wild life up close from the loch side deck
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
Fancy some Loch side living? Waterfront cottage full of period charm for 4 just outside Oban. A semi detached cottage with lots of original features, open fires and stunning views over the Falls of Lora. We regularly spot seals from the house and if you are in luck; otters! The living room with Chesterfield sofa and wing armchair has the original open fire place for cosy nights in with TV, DVD-player, lots of rainy day DVD's, free Wi-Fi, local books and glossy magazines, there is a separate dining room again with an open fireplace with internet radio & board games. The sitting room with sea view is a lovely spot to do some wild life watching and you'll have oyster catchers, seals, herons, cormorants and the local otter for company. Binoculars are provided to spy the wild life. The ki...Fancy some Loch side living? Waterfront cottage full of period charm for 4 just outside Oban. A semi detached cottage with lots of original features, open fires and stunning views over the Falls of Lora. We regularly spot seals from the house and if you are in luck; otters! The living room with Chesterfield sofa and wing armchair has the original open fire place for cosy nights in with TV, DVD-player, lots of rainy day DVD's, free Wi-Fi, local books and glossy magazines, there is a separate dining room again with an open fireplace with internet radio & board games. The sitting room with sea view is a lovely spot to do some wild life watching and you'll have oyster catchers, seals, herons, cormorants and the local otter for company. Binoculars are provided to spy the wild life. The kitchen is well equipped with microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Senseo coffee machine, halogeen hob with double oven and a lot of little extras like herbs & spices, coffee, tea, nice shortbread, dishwasher tablets and a complementary bottle of wine waiting for you. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer at the cottage for your use. Upstairs; 2 spacious bedrooms, a King size and a twin which can be made up as another King size if desired. All made up with crisp white linen. Large bathroom with cast iron bath, separate shower, wash hand basin and WC. Luxury toiletries, hairdryers and fluffy towels are provided. Outside a large waterfront deck to the side of the cottage with seating & chimenea. New for 2021 is The Hide Out, a unique vantage point for spotting the wild life complete with logburner. Plenty off street parking available at the cottage. If you are looking for accommodation for up to 8 people than our neighbouring cottage (id185030) is suitable since it can be connected easily by adjoining hallway for a larger family getaway. Please note we only cater for children over 8 due to our proximity to water. Not suitable for people with restricted mobility. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Children must be over the age of 8 due to our proximity to water. When booking you agree to keep the property and all fitments in or on the property in the like state of repair and condition as at the start of the holiday let. You will make good any damage or loss that may occur during the period of the holiday let. The property and all fitments must be left in a clean and tidy condition at the conclusion of the period of the holiday let. The booking must be for holiday purposes only.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Reviewed 24 July 2020

Beautiful house overlooking Loch Nell and Connel Bridge. The house was spotlessly clean with lots of little extras such as chimenea in the garden, wine and chocolates. Gabriella and George could not have done any more to ensure that our stay was perfect.

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Euanaberdeen
GabriellaMcKenzie, VR Owner at Cnocaruan, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2020

Sandra & Euan it was a pleasure meeting you and we are delighted you enjoyed your West Coast break. All the very best to you and hope to host you again when you're heading for our part of Scotland. Gabriella & George

Reviewed 6 October 2019

Lovely clean cottage in a great location. Gabriella and George very welcoming with some superb local knowledge.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank J2723WVandrewl
GabriellaMcKenzie, VR Owner at Cnocaruan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2019

Thank you very much for your review. Much appreciated. All the very best. Gabriella and George

Reviewed 29 August 2018

The ownwers had thought of everything - not just towels and bedding, but small things like tissues, tea and coffee and coffee pads for the coffee maker machine, and binoculars in the sun lounge where there are magnificent views ofver the river.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Ursula P
GabriellaMcKenzie, VR Owner at Cnocaruan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you very much for leaving a review. We look forward to seeing you again to see all the things in Argyll that are still on your to do list. All the very best Gabriella

Reviewed 11 August 2018

We have holidayed in the Scottish West Highlands for over 30 years, and Cnocaruan is by far the best self catering home we have had the pleasure to enjoy. The property is furnished to a high standard, and is spotlessly clean. The setting, overlooking Loch...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank GerryClifford
GabriellaMcKenzie, VR Owner at Cnocaruan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Gerry & Ann, Thank you very much for your review of the cottage. We would welcome you back to Cnocaruan any time! All the very best for now Gabriella & George

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Great cottage,great location, very friendly owners, short ride to Oban,, the glue pot bar very good five minutes walk local shop five minutes walk, bus and train into Oban good for trips Iona trip good and sort visiting Finns Falconry book a session amazing at...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank john h
GabriellaMcKenzie, VR Owner at Cnocaruan, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay at Cnocaruan. Great that you enjoyed the house and the area in perfect sunshine all week! We look forward to hosting you again when you next visit our part of the world. Best wishes Gabriella & George

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Just returned from our second stay and again, loved every minute. So many great places to eat nearby and also in Oban. The scenery and wild life are breathtaking for those interested in the outdoors. But if you want to stay indoors Cnocaruan is extremely...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank bristow23
GabriellaMcKenzie, VR Owner at Cnocaruan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

We are always delighted to welcome back the Jordan clan. You are all so enthousiastic about the area & the cottage. We are so pleased you had a great week and enjoyed your exploring. Thanks ever so much for leaving a review and all the...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a wonderfully located rental right next to Falls of Lora. Near main Glasgow to Oban road. High quality furnishing and equipment with verything you need. May not be ideal for limited mobility guests as toilet is on 1st floor up two flights of...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank John j
GabriellaMcKenzie, VR Owner at Cnocaruan, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Dear John & Carol, Many thanks in taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to welcoming you back at Cnocaruan should your travels take you up our wonderful Westcoast again. All the very best Gabriella & George

Reviewed 26 May 2018

We had a lovely 4 nights at Cnocoruan - there are two separate rentals here, the main house and the extension on the Loch Etive side. We stayed in the main house which has just started to be rented out by Gabriella & George, who...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Mascot1
GabriellaMcKenzie, VR Owner at Cnocaruan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Ian, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We wish you the very best for your further exploration of Scotland and hopefully we will get to welcome you again at Cnocaruan in the future. All the very best Gabriella &...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Some suggestions for places and walks in Argyll; A trip to Crinan; just sit at the locks and watch the goings-on with boats travelling through the canal. A drive through Glen Lonan with lots of Highland cows to see, nice scenery and come out at Taynuilt to collect smoked salmon or trout pate from Inverawe smokehouse for lunch. Take a boat trip over to Kerrera and visit Gylen Castle and the quaint tearoom. In summer join the Jacobite steam train (the Hogwart Express) from Fort William to Mallaig for the most scenic train ride in Britain A trip to Mull, if you take the car across make sure to head for Glengorm Castle north of Tobermory to have lunch. Visit Tobermory with it's colourful seafront. Or stay put and get hypnotised by the water.
Getting around
We are 10 minutes away from the lively harbour town of Oban with lots of ferry routes to the Hebrides to chose from for a day's outing. There are various castles in the local area such as Dunstaffnage, Kilchurn and Stalker castle. We are an easy day's drive to Fort William and an outing on the famous Harry Potter train. Glencoe is also nearby, as well as lots of other stunning sightseeing trips. The village of Connel has 3 local hotels for dining out, a well stocked village shop and a regular bus service into Oban.
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