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A beautiful family home with exceptional views to the Islands of Jura and Scarba

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

House in Crinan by Lochgilphead, Argyll Scotland, UK - Peaceful Location, 2 Minutes Walk To Crinan Harbour.

Yealand House is set into a hillside with breathtaking panoramic views out to the Sound of Jura, Gulf of Corryvreckan, Scarba and Mull. This beautifully designed split level detached family house, built in the 1980’s, is close to Crinan Basin where the Crinan Canal joins the sea.

Welcoming and comfortable, this much loved family home has a mix of antique and country-style modern furnishings creating a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The highlight is the spacious living room with it's double height ceiling, minstrels' gallery and stunning views to Jura and Scarba. Guests can relax in the comfortable three piece suite in front of a wood burning stove with access to doors that lead out onto a wonderful deck balcony where summertime drinks can be enjoyed while watching glorious sunsets and the gentle movement of the boats. For rainy days there is also a large television, DVD, radio, record player, library of books and games.

There are three bedrooms two are double bedrooms and one bedroom with twin beds. The main bedroom is an upper self-contained annex bedroom with en suit toilet and shower with views to the front and back of the house and its own living room. The second double bedroom has a viewing point out to the Islands and has an en suit toilet and basin. There is also a separate bathroom with toilet.

The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, dining table and chairs. There is also an added utility room with washing machine and clothes dryer. The front porch can also be used as a breakfast room and guests can make the most of the morning sunshine.

For recreation guests can make use of the table tennis table and darts board in the double garage of the house.

Yealand House is situated above Crinan Basin and you can visit the Crinan Hotel for freshly caught seafood or lunch in the bar. There is also a coffee shop with fresh homemade cakes and a gallery of local artists work. Watch the yachts sail in out of the Atlantic, stroll along the shoreline or canal paths or take the path to Crinan wood (a remnant of Scotlands' own rainforest) and enjoy the panoramic views to the Isle of Jura, Mull, the river Add and Duntrune castle.

More Details

Richard Liley
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Richard Liley

The property is a family home owned by myself and I manage the letting of the property. My name is Richard Liley and I am an Artist and Tutor.

Why Richard Liley chose Lochgilphead

This is a family home that we had built in the 1980's. My mother's family originated from Largs on the Firth of Clyde and were great sailors. Many of them have ended up in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. We love Crinan for the peace, the walks and the wildlife and regard it as a very special place.

What makes this house unique

The spacious rooms with stunning views. good parking facilities. Watching red squirrels, rare birds and deer that come into the garden.

Activities such as painting, swimming, sailing, walking, bird watching, cycling, picnicking. Direct access to the harbor through the garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

" A Lovely house in a lovely place. We could have happily spent the week inside reading books and playing table tennis, but there is so much beautiful scenery outside. We had one or two spectacular sunsets, but the view is stunning at anytime of the day.


" Enjoyed our stay at the house. Sometimes felt that the Liley family had just left and it was a house share not a rental. The pictures,books, music, games (especially the jigsaws) were particularly appreciated.. The view is to be celebrated at every passing hour" TOMKINS FAMILY

"What a splendid time we had - The view, the view!

The housekeeper was very friendly and helpful, as were the neighbours without being intrusive. The location cannot be bettered whatever the weather.

Recommend a boat trip with venture West at Crinan Harbour (below the house) - Sandy is very good and will take you to explore + understand the view you are looking at. Including seals, porpoise, whales etc. " Hicklin family
Apr 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lochgilphead in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 is a WC, bathroom with standing shower and basin. En-suite to bedroom 2 is a WC bathroom with basin and shaving point. Family bathroom has a WC, bath, bidet, basin and shaving point.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2 have double beds and en-suite facilities. Bedroom 3 has twin beds. Additional lounge with double sofa bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: No smoking and no dogs or pets. Wood burning/coal fire. Cot Available. Outside: Double garage incorporating a games room with full size table tennis table and professional darts board (adult supervision). Also tables for art lessons. Porch and balcony. The garden extends down the hill to Crinan Harbour, which is ideal for all forms of boating, sailing, canoeing and diving. Utility Room: The Utility room has washing machine, tumble dryer and cleaning materials. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, they will be changed on a weekly basis. Extra towels and linen will be made available. Other: Upstairs Coffee lounge with double sofa bed and TV/DVD.


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A beautiful family home with exceptional views to the Islands of Jura and Scarba
average rating of 4.83871 based on 32 reviews

Brilliant Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We all loved Yealand House and we all thought there was everything we needed in this super house to make us feel at home. The views from the lounge,

bedrooms and gardens were fantastic.Walks to the harbour and canal basin were brilliant and the walk along the canal on the last day was breathtaking.Food at the Crinan Hotel is superb.The fifh and chips were the best we have tasted anywhere.Hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Clare, I am glad that you all enjoyed your holiday and that both the house and the views came up to your expectations. We look forward to you coming again. Many thanks. Richard
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Beutifal place with amazing views over Jura and the islands

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean and views from the lounge are remarkable.

Kitchen units needs a bit of TLC

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We are aware that the kitchen units are suffering from wear and tear - we have had many guests this season. We will be addressing this. Richard Owner
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Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

A great week at Crinan. Total relaxation and excitement on your doorstep - trip to Coryvreckan whirlpool - highly recommend. This and good food all a short walk away. Add the lovely Crinan harbour, what more could you want?

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for your review. It is wonderful to just walk through the back garden and take a boat trip to the islands or the Coryvreckan.
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A lovely house with great view

  • 5 of 5

A well-maintained house with all you need to make this a home from home for a week. Everything was perfectly clean when we arrived and the location is perfect. There is plenty of space to spread out in the house and a lovely balcony at the back to watch the sunset. we would strongly recommend the Crinan Hotel for food. They even fed us late on the Saturday night well after food service had ended. We would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Paul, Many thanks for the review. I am so glad you enjoyed the house and your holiday. I am also pleased that you had such good service from the Crinan hotel. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Richard
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The best thing about this house is the spectacular view .

  • 3 of 5

Arrived at this property to find that we had no hot water until next morning , also when we first entered the whole house smelt of old books as though the house had been shut up for a long time . The hot water tap in the en-suite only has a trickle of hot water so to use a basin you had to go to the main bathroom . However our main criticism is the two double mattresses , both need replacing especially the one in the main bedroom where you can feel every spring . Overall we would not give this house a 5 star rating based on our previous experiences.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the points you have raised. We have not had this feedback before (as you can see from previous reviews), so we will attend to both the tap and the mattress.
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Charles City, VA

Great home in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in an amazing location, with spectacular views and every comfort you could want. It is off the beaten track, but once you get used to the narrow and winding roads you'll find that it is just a 10 to 15 minute ride to a larger village with grocery stores, etc. It's a great place from which to explore the Kintyre peninsula and the islands, or to just hand out and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

The owner of the property is an artist and art tutor and will run private courses in all medias if required.


Harbour and boat moorings, 800 yards by foot. Sandy beach less than half a mile by car.


Distance from Glasgow Airport is 86 miles about two hours by car. Car is essential and car hire is available at the airport and in Lochgilphead.


Lochgilphead (7 miles), Oban (37 Miles), Kilmartin (8 miles), Tarbert (16 miles), Inveraray (24 miles) and Campeltown (58 miles). Ferry to Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Tarbert (18 miles). Ferries for Mull, Iona and Staffa in Oban (37 miles). Ferry to Arran Skipness (26 miles). Ferries to Ghia, Colonsay and Oransay from Tayinloan (32 miles).

Further Details:

Crinan Canal quayside offers facilities such as a coffee shop and art gallery and the Crinan Hotel, which is renowned for its bars and seafood restaurant. The canal towpath is perfect for walks and cycling and has a hide for bird watching across the nature reserve. The whole area boasts a number fascinating walks that allows visitors to explore the natural beauty of the area and the local wildlife such as otters, owls, beavers (close to the only beaver colony in the U.K.) and small red deer.

The house is 16 minutes away from the town of Lochgilphead. The town has a variety shops, cafes and restaurants, hospital/doctors surgery, a swimming pool and sports center. There is also a bike shop to hire bikes.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable 20% deposit is payable on booking. The balance is payable four weeks prior to the commencement of the letting period and includes a £200 against contents damage. For bookings made four weeks or less prior to commencement of the letting, the full rent with any additional charges must be paid at the time of booking. The house sleeps six persons with extra sleeping facilities for a maximum of nine. A charge of £50 is payable per extra guest.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover date (Sat-Sat preferred). Short breaks are available but not in peak season (Sat -Thurs).

Notes on prices:
All the Prices include heating (except for logs for the wood burning stove) and electricity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.