Stunning views over the Firth of Lorne to the islands of Lismore and Mull can be enjoyed from this spacious, architect-designed, detached holiday property which is superbly situated for taking advantage of the many walking, cycling and fishing opportunites to be found locally. A stream trickles through the delightful hillside garden and the area is a nature lover’s paradise with an abundance of flora and fauna. A mere 300 yards away lies Ganavan’s white sandy beach along which to stroll and enjoy magnificent sunsets on clear evenings. Boat trips are available locally, from which to discover the mystical islands of Mull, Iona, Coll, Tiree and Colonsay. On Mull visit historic Iona and the pretty fising village of Tobermory, home to the children’s TV series, Balamory or take the steam train to Torosay Castle. Book a trip to the Treshnish Isles with its abundant bird life and Staffa with its strange pillard formation. Just offshore, the Isle of Lismore offers ideal biking terrain, and has medieval castles and forts of its own to explore as well as an abundance of wild flowers. History lovers can also make a journey to Kilmartin Glen where its standing stones, cairns and award-winning museum pay testament to a bygone era. The nearby castles of Dunollie, Dunstaffnage and Gylen on Kerrera also transport visitors back in time; all strategically positioned with magnificent views. For a different view, take a ’Castles Cruise’ and see them all from the sea. Just north of Oban the Sea Life Centre gives a fascinating insight under the world beneath the sea and there is an otter sanctuary and seal pool. Back in Oban, known affectionately as the ’Gateway to the Isles’, there is an excellent distillery, McCaig’s Tower and an excellent selection of shops, pubs and restaurants with some specialist seafood dining. Oban also has a good leisure centre with pool and gym facilities. For the active there are challenging golf courses in the area, as well as horse riding, sailing, go-karting, fishing and sea angling. Both north and south of Oban there are numerous forest walks to enjoy and Argyll offers a garden for everyone to discover. A range of Highland Games takes place throughout the summer with Highland dancing, piping and tossing the Caber. Shops 1½ miles.
Two steps to entrance. Spacious living/dining room with open fire. Modern kitchen. Rugs on polished wooden floor on ground floor. Vestibule with separate toilet and cloakroom/wash room. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Open-tread wooden staircase to first floor: Snug living room with TV/video. Twin bedroom with adjacent wardrobe area. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.
- Open fire – fuel inc
- Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
- Two TVs
- Two videos (small library)
- CD player (small library)
- Free wi-fi (bring own laptop)
- Tel (honesty box)
- Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
- Cycle store
- NB: Small unfenced stream in hillside garden
Customer Reviews of Kinvara Holiday House, Oban - sleeps 7
1st comment: We really enjoyed out time in Oban, lots to see an visit. Cottage is comfy. Warm and good if you are taking dogs. View great, owners very very helpful. April 2012.
2nd comment: Very comfortable accommodation with fabulous view from lounge window. Sept 2010.
3rd comment: Kinvara’s accommodation was excellent. July 2010.
4th comment: Views from front of house were outstanding however the property was farther out of Oban than expected and as members of our party ranged from months old to octogenarian we did need to use the car in order to venture into the town. July 2010.
5th comment: We all loved the unique design of this beautiful house, but by far the best feature was the fabulous view. May 2010.
6th comment: Wonderful situation, well equipped. April 2010.
7th comment: The house and the view of the Bay are simply wonderful. Oban is a great base for exploring the Argyle region. The town is big enough to have a large choice of restaurants, pubs, shops and supermarkets, while small enough to quickly become familiar with. Seemed to us to be a safe friendly little town. Glencoe, Mull, Inverarry and Fort William make great day trips. However, for my kids the highlight was probably seeing the Harry Potter train, and the viaduct from the movie, on the road to Mallaig. Also don’t miss the ’Bridge Over the Atlantic’. June 2009.
8th comment: Wonderful location close to beach and town. Good access to surrounding islands. Fantastic views with beautiful sunsets. July 2009.