With magnificent views across the Sound of Jura, Scarba and Mull, this listed building, dating from 1815, stands at the water’s edge in a sheltered peaceful bay known as Crinan Harbour. Attached to the owner’s home, it retains many original features, to provide very comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation on three floors. Perfect for family holidays, the house boasts an established garden with a sitting-out area overlooking the bay.
Fascinating walks from the house allow visitors the opportunity to explore this area of great natural beauty and to observe the abundant local wildlife, including small red deer, owls, otters and seals. Harbour House is also ideally situated for all forms of boating, sailing, canoeing and diving, and there is a small slipway in front of the house for those wishing to bring their own boats. The famous Crinan Canal flows into the sea just around the corner, and offers quayside coffee shop and bar. There are several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel.
From Crinan, a walk or cycle ride along the canal towpath leads to Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig (7 miles), and Lochgilphead (7 miles) where there is a variety of shops, restaurants, a sports centre, swimming pool, and 9-hole golf course. Kilmory Woodland Park boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide and lochside views, and Castle Riding Centre runs highly enjoyable riding courses as well as renting out bicycles and golf equipment.
There are many places of interest to visit, including the prehistoric linear cemetery at Kilmartin Glen. Island trips to Mull, Iona and Staffa can be made from Oban (30 miles). Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Sea fishing can be arranged and there is fly fishing within 3 miles. Boat trips and riding are also available locally. Shop 7 miles.
Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen/breakfast room. First floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.
- Wood-burning stove - logs inc
- Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
- TV (Teletext)
- Garden with furniture
- Parking (for 2 cars only), additional parking 75 yds foc
- No smoking
- NB: Drop in terraced garden
Customer Reviews of Harbour House, Crinan - Sleeps 6-8
1st comment: The property was in a wonderful location and was clean and comfortable. The owners were in an adjoining property and were welcoming and hospitable. We have no complaints. June 2012.
2nd comment: Great comfortable property for outdoor families with an excellent garden and the ’beach’ on the doorstep. There’s also a shed which will take 6 to 8 mountain bikes, keeping them secure and dry all week until you use them! April 2012.
3rd comment: Owners most welcoming and helpful but not intrusive. Fabulous location and peaceful setting. Excellent for walking and sailing enthusiasts. July 2011.
4th comment: Well appointed in every aspect. Oct 2010.
5th comment: Nice clean accommodation, the living area a bit on the small side for the amount of bedrooms and the amount of people that the property sleeps. However there was only 4 people in my party so was fine. Sept 2010.
6th comment: A lovely house in a fantastic location. Much better than the brochure. Sept 2010.
7th comment: Very flexible layout, great location, wonderful view from house. Oct 2010.
8th comment: Well appointed in every aspect. Oct 2010.
9th comment: Nice clean accommodation, the living area a bit on the small side for the amount of bedrooms and the amount of people that the property sleeps. However there was only 4 people in my party so was fine. Sept 2010.