On the beautiful west coast of Scotland, near the bustling fishing town of Oban with an array of shops, bars and restaurants, Island View is an ideal base for exploring the region. Offering spacious holiday accommodation, this croft house has been decorated and furnished to a high standard, and lies in the pretty village of Benderloch (just yards from Tralee beach) with outstanding panoramic views across the bay to the islands beyond. The long sandy beach is reached by a short walk along a country lane. There are plenty of forest walks, many of them suitable for cycling, and other popular activities in the area include golf, sailing, canoeing, rally karting and fishing.
Drive to Oban where it is possible to take a short ferry trip to one of the Inner Hebrides, including Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree, all bursting with a wonderful habitat of wildlife, or explore some of the famous castles and gardens. Bonawe Iron Works at Taynuilt, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, Oban Distillery, Inverary Jail and the Sea Life Centre make a great day out for all ages, whilst Ardfern Riding Centre offers the chance to ride out on one of their Appaloosa horses. The Sea.fari Adventures at Ellenbeich specialise in high adventure, thrills and close encounters with Scotland’s magnificent sealife. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessible by car and offer popular walking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing centres. Licensed restaurant a short stroll. Lochnell Arms restaurant/pub 3 miles. Tea room opposite village shop. Shop/PO ¾ mile.
Ramp to entrance. Living room with open fire, bay views and French doors to garden. Open-plan, stone-flagged, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with bay views. Sitting room with small library, games TV/DVD. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and bay views; one with juliet balcony and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with views to hillside of Ben Lora. Main bathroom with toilet.
- Open fire - fuel inc
- Elec, underfloor CH (ground floor), rads (first floor), bed linen and towels inc
- Three TVs
- Two DVDs
- Small library/games
- Combi m/wave oven/grill
- Enclosed, paved, pebbled garden with furniture
- Parking (3 cars)
- No smoking
Customer Reviews of Island View nr Oban - Sleeps 6
1st comment: A wonderful house with a really beautiful view. Everything is there for you - no need to load up with supplies. June 2012.
2nd comment: We have never stayed in such a well kitted out house! It even had properly sharp knives which is a rarity. We had a problem with a TV but Alan was so helpful and sorted it out. The views from the two main bedrooms is fantastic. The house is so spacious and is much closer to the sea than I thought. Really loved it. May 2012.
3rd comment: This beautifully built, equipped and well-situated house was perfect for our needs. The owner Allan could not have been more helpful. The house is rated "gold" but "diamond" would be more appropriate. Sept 2011.
4th comment: A perfect holiday cottage, lovely walks to the beach, wit no midges! Very good local shop. Super seafood as you get off the boat at Oban, also best fish and chip shop in the UK, you can even get battered oysters! The owner is very helpful. July 2011.
5th comment: This was an excellent property in a good quiet location. The fridge in the kitchen had no shelves, although there was a second fridge in the utility room with shelves. June 2011.
6th comment: Beautiful views. Well equipped, comfortable and spotless accommodation. Short walk to sandy beach. Amenities all reasonably close by. Great for families. Highly recommended. May 2011.
7th comment: Wonderful accommodation - the best we have ever stayed in! Oct 2010.
8th comment: Nicely decorated and furnished. Welcoming and very clean. Location fantastic. Oct 2010.
9th comment: The location was superb, The house was in perfect condition, and had everything you needed for a lovely holiday. Sept 2010.