A lovely house with the best views we have ever had, overlooking the loch and across to the snow capped mountains, my husband was so impressed he wants to buy it! After a long day hiking, running and mountain biking (not all on the same day!) sitting in the hot tub looking across the loch was bliss!
The house is well appointed with quality crockery, bedding, towels and furniture and has everything you might need. Be warned the is no wardrobe in the master bedroom so you may have to negotiate hanging space with the bedroom next door, a further chest of drawers would also have been useful.
The house accommodates 8, however I think 6 is more realistic unless 2 are children, we bought 3 dogs with us so a larger utility would have been useful as ours normally sleep outside, this would also have been useful for storing bikes but we bought bike covers to keep off the rain.The loch is just across the little road at the end of the drive and the dogs loved waking along the shoreline, if we come back we will bring a kayak. As it is winter we didn’t have the opportunity to open up the sliding doors out onto the deck but I can imagine this would be lovely in the summer.
The location is perfect only 20 mins into Oban, with a leisure centre for Gym, squash swimming etc and good restaurants for eating out. Also ferries across to Mull, Iona easy to access. There is a little shop in Benderloch a couple of miles away for milk, papers etc. The Tesco in Oban has a click and collect service, we picked ours up on the way and even though we were early we checked at the store and we were able to collect it, saving a trip back later.
Tip: Bring flip flops so that you can totter out to the hot tub.
Binoculars for spotting wildlife we saw an otter and a seal whilst out walking on the beach
This was a three night stay with 7 friends to celebrate a 60th birthday. We ate in on 2 nights. The farmhouse was perfect for this as the large kitchen and open plan dining allowed us all to socialise and cook at the same time. The living area accommodated us all easily and the log fire was toasty. Bedrooms were all well appointed, clean and comfortable and the farmhouse had everything that we needed....particularly 2 fridges to keep the champagne chilled!
The location is stunning. We had great weather with cold mornings at -5 degC so the views were crisp and clear. Lots of lovely walking locally for the experienced and novice hill climbers. We went to the Isle of Eriska Hotel for their taster menu with matched wines - excellent if not a little expensive!
Overall, a very fine weekend was enjoyed by all. The owner communicated well and left us to get on with it but was there should we have need any help. I would thoroughly recommend
Seven of us stayed for the weekend.
Nothing we could fault and the owner was just lovely. Jusy a lovely experience overall. Felt very safe. Clean, warm and comprehensive in equipment and white goods. We didn't leave once but to walk down to the loch and castle.
Perfect when you need time away in a lovely remote location but a short hop to resteraunts and oban if that is needed.Hot tub was the best addition and the bbq perfect.
First self catering I would return to in a minute.
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