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Oakbank

Kilchrenan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Secluded cottage in the quiet hamlet of Kilchrenan
  • Spacious kitchen/diner with large windows to spot wildlife outside
  • Three purpose-built bedrooms with garden and mountain views
  • Rustic garden with streams and forest, plus seating on a terrace
  • Walks from the doorstep, with Loch Awe just a mile away
  • Local pub minutes away and shops at Taynuilt 6 miles away
Property code: CA253

Nestled in the wilderness, this charming cottage is the perfect base for cyclists, hikers, older families and anyone looking for an adventure in the Scottish countryside.

Nestled in a peaceful glen close to the shores of Loch Awe is this traditional Scottish cottage. Lovingly restored and extended, the beamed accommodation is cosy and welcoming with a wood burner for chilly evenings and spacious kitchen/diner for entertaining. When you're not relaxing in the garden or walking in the woodland beyond, pop out for a hearty meal at the local pub (1.5 miles) or take on Ben Cruachan (16 miles).

Light and airy throughout, this delightful home has been tastefully finished in calming neutral tones with plenty of homely touches in every room. Great care has been taken to blend the traditional and the contemporary as modern appliances and comforts combine with beamed ceilings and Scottish patterns.

A large open-plan kitchen/dining room is a fantastic space for entertaining. With extensive full-length windows and a door opening onto the garden, together with a cosy lounge area at one end, this room is a delightful place to be at any time of day. The kitchen area is chic and contemporary with a breakfast bar and ample surface space for whipping up tasty meals. Dine with a jaw-dropping view at the table before heading into the lounge for a cosy evening in beside the wood burner while the musician of the group plays the piano nearby.

Upstairs, the bedrooms are warm and welcoming, decorated in restful neutral tones with splashes of colour for character.

With a small stream running close to the kitchen door and a small river at the bottom of the garden, this is an excellent choice for guests travelling with canine companions. The grounds are unfenced so dogs and children must be supervised at all times. When you have finished exploring the garden, you will find miles of unspoilt countryside to discover on this property’s doorstep.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double and 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 with bath and WC, 1 with shower and WC
  • Kitchen with microwave, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer
  • Utility with washer/dryer, sink and microwave
  • 2 wood burners with starter packs of wood/coal included
  • Electric storage heating
  • TV/DVD player in lounge and TV in kitchen
  • Wi-Fi included – connection can be variable
  • Open garden with two streams
  • Unlimited parking
  • Storage for bikes
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • No mobile signal

Set in a glorious glen on the shores of Loch Awe, this property offers a peaceful escape from everyday life. Located in the charming hamlet of Kilchrenan at the foot of the Munro, Ben Cruachan, it is surrounded by an unspoilt scenic landscape of lochs and mountains. Together with a church and primary school, the hamlet is also home to a thriving pub serving up tempting plates of delicious local produce.

A popular walking and fishing destination, there is an abundance of trout and pike in the waters below together with golden eagles and ospreys in the skies above. For a meal out, there are two hotels within 7 miles, both well-regarded locally. There is a tearoom at Taynuilt (5 miles), together with a fantastic Scottish oak smokehouse, perfect for stocking up on delicious salmon, pates and meats for your stay or to take home.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Paramore August 2019

Enjoyed every minute of our stay. Went with our Grandsons aged 4 and 6 and think they would have been happy to spend every day in the lovely garden. Great location not too far from Oban which is a pretty seaside town with some lovely cafes and restaurants. Also can get the ferry there. We went on the 3 island tour (Mull, Iona and Staffa) which I woRead moreuld definitely recommend. Inveraray is a lovely little place and worth a visit. The pub just down the road from the cottage serves great food and the local village has a well stocked shop which opens til late. The surrounding scenery is absolutely beautiful and we would definitely love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Horrocks June 2019

Comfortable, cosy, well equipped cottage. Lovely welcome from the very helpful Jo. Lots of wildlife to enjoy - we had a family of siskins on the bird feeder and even a red squirrel came to pinch the peanuts! We chose the cottage specifically because it was listed as dog friendly. There was a mat down for dogs in the kitchen and dog bowls provided, Read morewhich was thoughtful. The bathroom was very close to the back door which was very handy when he got muddy. The cottage description says the garden isn't completely secure and it's not. You can wander in to next door's garden (their dog wandered into ours once). The garden goes quite steeply and boggily down to the Kilchrenan Burn, which he liked splashing in. It was fairly slow and shallow while we were there. The gate across the drive can't be closed and a small dog could walk under it any way. The road is quite quiet but you do get lorries in the day time and I wouldn't let a dog out in the garden unsupervised. He loved it though and enjoyed some nice walks within minutes of the cottage. We all had a great time at Oakbank and would definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Kirk June 2019

Very quiet and excellently equipped. Superb selection of arrival goodies. Internal steps a slight problem for elderlies.

Reviewed by Mrs Finzel June 2019

Had a very relaxing stay at Oakbank in June 2019. The cottage is very well-equipped and cosy, with a great kitchen/dining area that has beautiful views of the gardens and birds. Excellent pub two minutes down the road, very welcoming and good food. The cottage was well-situated for an enjoyable cycling holiday, would also recommend a trip to KererrRead morea- small island near Oban. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Dearman May 2019

We had a good week in the cottage it was spotless and everything was very comfortable everything you could need for a family or a couple. The view from the Kitchen was very interesting . Lots of birds were attracted by the Bird feeders which we stocked up every day. They were a joy to watch from the huge windows in the kitchen and a very comfy settRead moreee ideal for two The local Pub had just reopened and the food was excellent being a nice walk from the cottage. Fresh homemade food and a good selection of wines and spirits.Lots to do: the Castles open gardens Oban not too far away and Inverary Castle is not to be missed. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Barnes February 2019

A very comfortable cottage in an excellent location. A lovely welcome which included a welcome pack including homemade bread.

Reviewed by Mr Potma August 2018

Enjoyable house with plenty of room in all places. Nice place to stay, and the nature around it is magnificent. Enough things to do around the place.

Reviewed by Mrs Miller June 2018

Picturesque location lovely & quiet good to watch the wildlife enjoyable places to visit.

Reviewed by Mr Carter February 2018

Stayed here before loved it .This time was even better we knew our way about cottage ,still as homely as ever weather was cold but sunny , pub was open and friendly total relax for four days apart from intense eighty minutes during Scotland's victory over England in six nations.Will be back again for sure

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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