With breathtaking views across the sheltered bay at Loch Crinan, Anchor Cottage provides wonderful bright, spacious holiday accommodation. Based at the head of the Crinan Canal visitors can wander around a network of path, lock gates, towpaths and shoreline, simply enjoying the natural beauty of this location from the quayside tea room and bar. For those wishing to get out and about this is an excellent holiday base to explore Argyll and the Western Isles and Lochgilphead is the nearest town with an array of fantastic shops and restaurants which can be reached along the canal towpath by foot or bike. Oban, 30 miles, offers boat trips to many of the isles including Mull, Tiree and Colonsay where wildlife can be seen in abundance. Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Close by are Kilmory Woodland Park which boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide, lochside views and castle and Kilmartin Glen famous for its rich historical legacy, where visits can be made to the ancient cemetery or Carnasserie and Kilmartin Castles. Crinan is also well situated for fishing, cycling, horse riding, golfing and many other activities. There are also several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel. Shop 6 miles, pub 1 mile.
Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range cooker. Utility. Conservatory. Double bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, sofa bed and French doors to Juliet balcony. Double bedroom (zip & link) with French door to Juliet balcony. Twin bedroom with additional set of bunk beds (for +2). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
- Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
- Elec and full oil CH inc (Winter £30 pw)
- Bed linen and towels inc
- Digital TV
- DVD (small library)
- iPod dock
- Elec range with 5-ring hob inc
- Combi m/wave/grill
- Small enclosed courtyard, patio with furniture
- Parking (for 2 cars)
- Public car park 50 yds
- Friday to Friday
- NB: Significant drops within boundaries of property
Customer Reviews of Anchor Cottage, Crinan Harbour - Sleeps 6-8
1st comment: Really super house, great views, very comfortable. Just a small point but could of done with a welcome pack of milk, bread just a few essentials. May 2012.
2nd comment: Anchor Cottage is one of the highest standard self catering properties I have ever stayed in. The quality of the finish is superb and the equipment is all of a top order , especially the kitchen where no expense has been spared. The location right on the harbour front is superb, we used it as a base for a kayak fishing holiday and it was right next to the slipway , what more could we want. The utility room also comes in handy for this type of vacation as you have somewhere handy to put your wet clothing , suits, botts etc. Would definitely go back and is highly recommended to others. March 2012.
3rd comment: The location of this cottage cannot be surpassed. Comfortably furnished with everything you could want. This was our second visit - I’m sure we will be back again. Oct 2011.
4th comment: Anchor Cottage is the perfect house for a relaxing break - extremely well equipped kitchen, nice and warm house, tasteful decor and all in all exceeded our expectations - friends of ours have already booked on our recommendation! Sept 2011.
5th comment: Wonderful well appointed cottage, with all modern facilities for everyone. located in stunning scenery, fantastic walks from doorstep for various abilities, plenty for families who enjoy outdoor splodging, crabbing, swimming, boogie boarding, walking and cycling as well as non families. Lots of great local history, castles, forts, all close by in amazing scenery and all in superb condition. We dont think you could do better for a family holiday than booking anchor cottage, this was our 4th visit and we intend to stay again. money well spent. Aug 2011.