Cottage in Craobh Haven, Nr. Oban, Argyll, Scotland - Excellent Village Location With Views Out Across The Marina Towards The Inner Hebrides
Westerly is a three bedroom cottage situated in the picturesque village of Craobh Haven. Situated 90 miles north of Glasgow and 20 miles south of Oban it is a peaceful village with an excellent local pub, small shop and marina. The area boasts an array of Scottish Wildlife including Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles, red deer, otter, seals, porpoises and sea birds. Dolphins, basking sharks and minke whales are also common from June to September. Wildlife excursions by boat are available from Craobh Haven marina. Sailing, kayaking, fishing and horse riding are also available within walking distance of the cottage. Oban is a half hour drive away and offers a good range of shops and restaurants as well as whisky distilleries and an 18 hole golf course.
Top Traveller Review
Wonderful, comfortable cottage in great location
About the Owner
About Sasha Mordaunt
Westerly is a much loved holiday home owned by a young British family. The west coast of Scotland is a very special place to us and we hope that you enjoy spending time here as much as we do!
Why Sasha Mordaunt chose Scotland
Westerly has been recently refurbished and offers very comfortable self catering accommodation. Fresh linen and towels are provided so you don't need to bring your own. Plenty of maps and local guides are available for exploring the local area. There are also DVDs and board games for the occasional wet afternoon. We also have a wonderful housekeeper who lives locally should you have any queries during your stay.
(17 traveller reviews)
Beautiful quite retreat.
Fantastic for a family holiday, can't wait to re book.
Wonderful, comfortable cottage in great location
We spent a beautiful sunny (!) October week staying at Westerly cottage and exploring many of the wonderful places in the area. The cottage is one of several semi-detached homes set in a marina, within view of the water and the hills and islands beyond. Five of us - including our daughter and her two boys, 9 and 11 - found the cottage roomy and most comfortable. It's simply and tastefully decorated, the beds are very comfortable, and the kitchen and bath facilities are excellent. Everything was very clean and in perfect order. (Both Julie, the housekeeper, and Molly, at the pub, were very kind and helpful to us.) We enjoyed walks along the sea walls on both sides of the marina, as well as a walk over the peninsula to Ardfern (the drive to Ardfern is also stunning, with views of the lovely hills along Loch Craignish). We explored the ancient sites at Kilmartin Glen and visited the excellent KG museum (our boys loved it and didn't want to leave); traveled the lovely Glen Coe area; drove the great Fort William to Mallaig route; and spent a wonderful day on the fabulously beautiful Isle of Mull. We only wish we had had another week to spend in this unforgettable area. We would certainly stay at Westerly again, give the opportunity.
The cottage is so comfortable and welcoming,I can't recommend it highly enough. Everything you need is there. The location is great also, lots of places to go from there, a good base from which to explore western Schotland. Just be prepared for all weather and you can't go wrong.
Great Place to Get Away From It All
Very spacious and modern 3 bedroom holiday cottage with beautiful views and gorgeous sunsets. Withing driving distance of many nice day trips. Local pub is literally feet away, and does offer free internet if you really need it. We very much enjoyed our family holiday here in August.
A fantastic cottage in a great location
We stayed at Westerly at Craobh Haven for a family holiday (2 adults + 2 children) and had a great time.
The cottage is very nice, well furnished, well equipped and in an excellent location.
The weather was good during our stay and we had planned a few trips / activities for our stay . . .
A fishing trip from Oban, Horse riding for the wife and daughter and a ferry trip to explore the Isle of Mull.
So much to do, lot's to see and a very beautiful place to be on holiday.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would definitely stay here again.
A very attractive location
V good and well equipped accommodation (although a dishwasher would have been nice!). Well designed and plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 children, we would book again, even though we were unlucky with the weather. A problem with the hot water was sorted quickly by the owner, so a positive experience.
From the Owner
“Westerly has been recently refurbished and offers very comfortable self catering accommodation. Fresh linen and towels are provided so you don't need to bring your own. Plenty of maps and local guides are available for exploring the local area. There are also DVDs and board games for the occasional wet afternoon. We also have a wonderful housekeeper who lives locally should you have any queries during your stay.”
Activity and Interests
The cottage is a one minute walk to the water front and shore line.
Glasgow Airport - 90 miles (approximately 2 hours by car)
Edinburgh Airport - 130 miles (approximately 3 hours by car)
Craobh Haven can also be reached by rail. Trains operate between Glasgow and Oban. Oban is a 30 minute journey by taxi.
Oban - 20 miles
Glasgow - 90 miles
Craobh Haven has a small shop, pub with Wifi, marina and water sports centre. The nearby village of Ardfern has a village shop, post office, a gift shop and pub. Oban is the nearest big town and has a bustling centre with a harbour, restaurants, shops and a cinema.
There are plenty of opportunities to sample the wonderful local seafood. You can find excellent food at The Lord of the Isles in Craobh Haven, at the Galley of Lorne in nearby Ardfern and at the Shower of Herring in Kilmelford All in walking distance or a short drive away.
Craobh Haven has excellent facilities for sailing and water sports. The 250 berth marina and chandlery caters for yachting enthusiasts with the highlight of the sailing calendar being the West Highland Week sailing regatta which takes place at the end of July/beginning of August each year.
The water sports centre offers learn to sail courses, boat hire and fishing trips. From Craobh Haven you can visit the whirlpools of the Corrievrechan, take a wildlife cruise of the islands or if you are feeling more active then a kayaking safari is a wonderful way to see the local wildlife.
There is plenty to entertain land lovers too. Visit Dunadd castle and Kilmartin Glen for it’s ancient and prehistoric monuments and Arduaine for it’s glorious gardens. Play golf on the 18 hole golf course in Oban and further afield at Loch Lomond. Cycle along the Crinan Canal. Visit local whisky distilleries for tastings and tours.
The world famous Oban Highland Games take place each year in August.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Please note that we do not accept cheques and request that you transfer payments online.
Changeover day is a Saturday. Keys are available from 4pm on your arrival day and we ask that you have left the cottage by 10.30am on your departure day.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Family bathroom with bath and separate power shower. Underfloor heating and heated towel rails. Separate downstairs loo.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with bunk beds
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: There is plenty of parking available in front of the cottage and in the marina car park. The cottage is no smoking and unfortunately we are unable to accept pets. Outside: Small garden to the rear Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh sheets and towels are provided for guests. The property is also cleaned weekly.