Lovely 2 Bed/2 Bath STB 4* modern sunny house in outstanding location near Oban
Mullach Dubh (pronounced Doo!) is a beautiful modern two bedroom two bathroom house in the prestigious Marina village of Craobh Haven (pronounced Croov!), near Oban. Our sunny light spacious home with its open plan living, well equipped kitchen and sunny garden is a perfect holiday home for families, couples and friends. We have Scottish Tourist Board 4* quality standard.
The tiny village of Craobh Haven, right on the sea with spectacular sunsets and views, is ideally situated midway between Oban and Lochgilphead in arguably the most stunning part of Argyll, with its amazing scenery, sea lochs, Hebridean islands, hills and moors, ancient history, art galleries and excellent shops, wonderful locally produced meat, fish, seafood and vegetables and first class restaurants.
Mullach Dubh - Living: Our beautiful new modern family home has been lovingly refurbished, redecorated, refurnished and re-carpeted to meet the highest sophisticated modern standards
The open plan living area is spacious, clean, warm and bright throughout - with sun pouring in from the large windows to the front and back, giving views to its namesake -Mullach Dubh- the bracken and heather 'tweed tapestry' hillside behind
The furniture is all brand new, exceptionally comfortable and decked with cushions and cosy throws. There is an open log fire with full log and coal baskets. With have free broadband wifi, a good library of books, DVDs, CDs, videos and books.
The solid wood dining table has 6 generous places and the chairs have padded cushions for maximum comfort. Views to the garden and hills beyond can be enjoyed whilst dining
The kitchen is newly fitted out with new white goods and worktops. As we are keen cooks we have ensured that it is fully equipped to suit every cook's needs, with quality cookware and table ware
Mullach Dubh - more Living: Upstairs is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has double or twin beds and there is a large family bathroom. All bedlinen is exceptionally good 100% cotton and there are plenty of fluffy towels. The new wardrobes and cupboards have loads of storage space and masses of hangers. The cot can be located in either bedroom.
The whole house is full of stunning examples of local artists', photographers' and craftspeople's work to complete the finishing touches to this beautiful and sophisticated holiday home.
The south facing garden catches the sun all day long and is a real sun trap, and there is a good supply of garden furniture, sun loungers and BBQ. The terrace offers spectacular views to Mullach Dubh, with its ever changing light
Craobh Haven: The village and marina were built some 25 years ago; the harbour created by ingeniously joining together a few small islands with a causeway, giving a stunning walk with frequent sightings of seals, sea birds, otters and eagles. There are wonderful views to the many Inner Hebridean islands and the famous Corryvreckan, the world's third largest whirlpool. Fishing boats work from the harbour and fresh seafood can be bought straight from the boats.
The Lord of the Isles pub has been newly taken over and refurnished, serves excellent food and is a WiFi internet point. Its windows and terrace offer spectacular views across the marina's many boats and harbour to the sea and islands beyond. The perfect place to 'ooh and aaah' at the unbelievable beautiful sunsets!
The village shop is well stocked and The Giving Tree gift shop/art gallery has successful exhibitions of professional local artists' work. The Lunga Riding Stables offer natural horsemanship from beautiful Appaloosa horses.
Please note that all the Reviews have been copied from our Guestbook, which guests are invited to write in at the end of their stay.
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Loved our stay in Mullach Dubh in Craobh Haven
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Thank you for the prompt return of the deposit on Mullach Dubh.
Eve and I had a marvellous time - much helped by the extraordinarily good weather. The locals were all looking a bit surprised by the mediterranean temperatures!
The house more than met our expectations. Every consideration was given to make our stay comfortable, and we could not possibly think of anything that you had not thought of already that we might need.
We appreciated the attention to the detail of the furnishings and general household equipmment.Lovely tapestry in the frame.
We particularly liked the aspect of the house with the lovely garden and having the great food at the Lord of the Isles was a bonus.
Thank you Jo for making it so clean and welcoming
4.6 based on 34 holidaymaker reviews
Loved our stay in Mullach Dubh in Craobh Haven
Mullach Dubh provided a perfect location from which to explore the area of Scotland near Oban. The house was cozy and inviting, with enough room for two couples to be very comfortable. The fireplace was a plus for the cool evenings. Everything we needed was provided. Upon arrival we found a much appreciated welcome basket. Mandy and Louise have done an unbelievable job of providing information about the house, the area, and detailed directions to the house - with many suggestions of stops along the way. After busy days of exploring the area, it was so nice to return to a quiet location for the evening.
Comfortable, well equipped and cosy.
We had a lovely time at this cottage. The hamlet is very pretty with stunning sunsets over the habour. The food at the local pub is excellent and the staff are very friendly. Would have liked to have used the open fire but it wasn't cold enough even though it was mid September. The storage heaters were on low when we arrived and this gave sufficient background warmth. The living room is very comfortable with plenty of space and a good supply of games, DVD and music. The ipod docking station was very useful. We found the galley kitchen a little small as we enjoy cooking and it's not really big enough for more than one person at a time to work in but it was well equipped.
We didn't meet our hosts but their directions were excellent and the house was clean and well maintained and we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and homemade scones. The surrounding area is stunning and there are lots of lovely walks and places to visit nearby. Great place to chill out and relax.
Beautiful harbour setting
We had a lovely four day stay at Mullach Dubh - the cottage has everything you need - comfortable furniture, very well-equipped kitchen and cleanliness. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. You have a marina, pub, little shop and great walks on your doorstep and the sunsets were amazing. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone - it was an ideal size for two people.
We did trips to Isle of Mull, Isle of Seil (including Ellenabraich and Easdale) and Glencoe and loved them all. There are also plenty of small villages/towns to visit around Craobh Haven. We would definitely return to this area as there was so much to see and do and it certainly is a beautiful part of the country.
The owners of the cottage were very helpful during booking and gave us plenty of useful information.
The home was lovely. We got there after a beautiful drive from Edinburgh. There was a bottle of wine & these delicious oatmeal treats that we used the next day for our tour of the islands. The home was cozy & comfortable. We loved the Pub down the street & the food & service was excellent. The Giving Tree is an adorable store. We woke up early & walked the paths while others slept. Truly thank you for such a great stay to end out trip!!
Thank you so much Louisa and Mandy for a wonderful vacation! You suggestions and directions to places in the area were so helpful. We had everything we needed in the apartment (thank you for the scones and wine on arrival!). We loved the Lord of the Isles and the people of Craobh. It was convenient to have a little grocery store in town. Duncan was unable to take us to Corryvrecken due to a problem with his boat, but he was so apologetic. I hope he managed to get the repair done quickly, I hated to see him miss out on business. Great trip, Thanks
Very cosy house, lovingly cared-for by owners, very clean. Very good hints aboout what to do and to see in the region - just follow their ideas and you get to know the region quite well - and lovely spot to come back to! One of the best holiday-houses we ever had!
Activity and Interests
Craobh Haven between Oban and Lochgilphead is a stunningly beautiful, peaceful tranquil marina village. It has many walks, drives, unspoilt beaches, sea, lochs and views. Arguably this area is the most beautiful in all Argyll and has the best seafood, fish and local meat in many restaurants, cafes and shops. Thriving Oban, with its busy shopping centre, restaurants, ferries to Hebridean islands, is on the way to Glencoe and Fort William. Perfect area for walking, golfing, cycling or wildlife watching. A great day out is the Mull of Kintyre boasting Macrihanish Golf Course, surfing beaches, wide golden sands, whisky trails, great food. Great location for island hopping too - all the inner and outer Hebridean islands- Mull, Iona, Skye, Islay, Jura, the Uists and many more.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
£100 DISCOUNT FOR ALL FULL LOW AND MID SEASON WEEKS (included)
In June, July and August weeks are from Saturday to Saturday, we try to be flexible at other times. 7 night minimum price in June.
Short breaks (3-6) nights incur an additional £55 for laundry/cleaning.
Easter week is chargeable at the full week's price
Online card payments incur an additional 1.85% for UK and 1.95% for EU guests, 2.4% for other.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- Sofa Bed
- Tiled Stove
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Player
- Video Library
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, basin
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, basin
- The shower room is en-suite to Bedroom 1- it has a large walk-in power shower, basin and WC. The large main bathroom has a large bath with shower over, basin and WC.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, cot available
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 1 has a comfy double bed with two wardrobes and plenty of drawer space in two bedside cupboards. It has its own en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 can be configured as twin beds or zipped together to form a large double (Queen). It has a large wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside table. The cot can be located in either bedroom. All bedlinen is fine quality cotton and there are plenty of soft fluffy towels
- Bicycles ...
- Boat ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Tennis ...
- Water Sports Gear
- 1 bicycles
- 6 garden chairs
- Mullach Dubh has large, spacious sunny living areas and is exceptionally well furnished, decorated and equipped to a very high standard.