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Craigneuk
Ledaig
(21 reviews)
From £1,045 per week
Sleeps 10
5 bedrooms
3 doubles, 2 twins
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£1,350£405
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£1,300£390
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£1,300£390
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£1,200£360
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£1,045£315
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£1,650£495
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£1,850£555
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£1,095£330
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£1,250£375
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£1,400£420
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£1,350£405
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£1,400£420
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£1,400£420
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£1,575£475
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£1,400£420
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£1,350£405
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£1,350£405
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£1,250£375
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£1,095£330
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£1,700£510
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£1,900£570
Mon 04 Jan 2021Fri 05 Feb 2021£1,095£330
Sat 06 Feb 2021Fri 19 Mar 2021£1,250£375
Sat 20 Mar 2021Fri 16 Apr 2021£1,400£420
Sat 17 Apr 2021Fri 28 May 2021£1,350£405
Sat 29 May 2021Fri 04 Jun 2021£1,400£420
Sat 05 Jun 2021Fri 18 Jun 2021£1,400£420
Sat 19 Jun 2021Fri 10 Sep 2021£1,575£475
Sat 11 Sep 2021Fri 24 Sep 2021£1,400£420
Sat 25 Sep 2021Fri 01 Oct 2021£1,350£405
Sat 02 Oct 2021Fri 22 Oct 2021£1,350£405
Sat 23 Oct 2021Fri 05 Nov 2021£1,250£375
Sat 06 Nov 2021Mon 20 Dec 2021£1,095£330
Tue 21 Dec 2021Mon 27 Dec 2021£1,700£510
Tue 28 Dec 2021Mon 03 Jan 2022£1,900£570

Description

Standing alone in a spectacular elevated position, Craigneuk commands stunning, uninterrupted sea views across the Firth of Lorne to the mountains of Mull. This traditional and sympathetically extended Highland farmhouse offers a good standard of self-catering accommodation and is the perfect base for a happy, relaxing holiday amidst beautiful Argyll scenery.

This spacious family home, prominently positioned above the road, offers great character and appeal. The large, elegant sitting room with its cosy wood burning stove and comfortable seating provides plenty of space for relaxing in, whilst the bay window gives panoramic views across the sea. The cheerful, bright dining room at the heart of the house is a wonderful gathering place for memorable holiday dinners after exhilarating days spent in this beautiful area, and the second smaller family sitting room presents the perfect retreat for guests wanting extra peace and quiet in front of a roaring open fire.

The south-facing front terrace and garden overlook a lovely stretch of shingle beach from where many stunning shoreline walks can be enjoyed, including the wonderful sandy beach at Tralee Bay. To the side are the historic, moss clad stones of an ancient Highland burial ground and a charming ruined stone bothy which was once the local Blacksmith’s workshop. As the sun sinks slowly towards the sea, take advantage of the special viewpoint above the house and marvel at the ever-changing scene - the varying light and sunsets are truly breathtaking and the quiet movement of the birds rippling across the water creates a spectacular vista.
PROPERTY CODE: A734

Layout

Ground Floor: Vestibule with hanging space; cloakroom with WC & WHB; utility room; kitchen with larder & door leading to patio area; bright, spacious dining room with oil-fired Raeburn & sofa, study with garden doors, main sitting room with large bay window, wood burning stove & stairs to first floor. The dining room also leads to the main part of the house with a family sitting/TV room with open fire; hallway; vestibule & front door with boot storage & twin bedroom (one with zip & link beds).

First floor: Stairs leading from sitting room: two double bedrooms, bathroom with roll top bath with hand held shower, separate large drench shower, WC & WHB. Stairs leading from hallway: double bedroom, twin bedroom & bathroom with shower over bath WC & WHB.

Please note:

  • Wooden flooring throughout.
  • Dogs restricted to utility area.

Facilities

  • Benderloch has a well-stocked licensed general store, filling station, family restaurant & hardware store.
  • Oban (9 miles) offers a full range of shops, supermarkets & restaurants
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD and video player
  • Electric hob
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden furniture
  • High Chair
  • Large 2 acre garden
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Radio/CD
  • Raeburn
  • Television with freeview
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside Location
  • WiFi access
  • Wood burning stove - starter pack of fuel included
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (21 reviews)
    Craigneuk reviews
    Really good house, but a bit close to the road (well double glazed though) and another shower (or even an extra loo) would have been ideal. In two parts - teenagers down one end........grown-ups the other - perfect!! Kitchen well equipped but hob a nightmare to work - happily was able to do most cooking on the Rayburn. Beautiful new (large) fridge - a boon when cooking for a large team of teenagers. Some dodgy electrics in the utility room (sparks and smoke!!!) Brilliant views and great location - Dunstaffnage just down the road and can highly recommend Chris Jackson (Etive Boat Trips.) Port Appin not far and lovely walk round Eriska, up Ben Lora and Castle Stalker. Even went down to Crinan (and Dunardry Trig point) Blessed by perfect week of weather (mind you - worked out the last time we had no rain or mist on a West Coast holiday was in 1989!!)
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your feedback, delighted you enjoyed your holiday and many thanks the kind words you expressed to the housekeeper about the house at the end of your stay.. The new kitchen had only just been fitted prior to your arrival and it seems the installers failed to leave the instructions for the new hob, I’ve asked the manufacturers for a replacement. Similarly the ‘electrical’ problem was found to be a disconnected extension cable that the installers had also left behind and which you inadvertently switched on. We have now removed the offending article. Hope to see you again"
    Mrs Bluett - April 2019
    Excellent house except for the fridge which is too small. Beautiful area and weather was kind. We were a mixture of artists and sports people. All adults.
    Mrs Clark - September 2018
    We are annual visitors to the area booking a 5+ bedroom house each summer for a three generations get together. The house is in a great position with outstanding views - the road in front is busy but we knew that would be the case. There are great walks and cycle opportunities. Unfortunately from day 1 we had no or internitent hot water. I advised the housekeeper on the first evening when we had no water for dinner dishes and gave daily text updates. The only way we could get hot water was to leave the heating on for hours and even then there was little water and the house was like a sauna. One electric shower between 8 people and no way of doing the dinner dishes for a houseful wasn't ideal. I waited in all of Wednesday afternoon and engineers finally came at 6.30 pm Wednesday evening. They had to replace an old switching valve under the hotwater tank. In one bathroom there was a wall cabinet which clashed with the door, was mounted only by two screws and was dangerous. Eventually it blocked the door from opening or closing. The issue was known to the owner. With the housekeepers consent we had to remove the cabinet from the wall. Unfortunately there was only an undercounter size fridge and freezer which isn't adequate for a house this size. The house is such a great size and the views lovely, such potential but tired throughout. A real shame and an opportunity missed. I got the feeling that as the property is for sale there may be little interest in return business. However that does reflect badly on the company as a whole. We have seldom rented a house at this end of the market where a basic welcome pack wasn't provided but accept that it wasn't advertised. We have never been asked to replace the toilet rolls!
    Owners Response: "I am disappointed to hear that your holiday didn’t quite go to plan. The intermittent hot water fault seems to have caused a series of events which let us down and I apologise for this. I’m only glad the electric shower was operational or it could have been more serious. The fridge you mention is a brand new replacement of 3 weeks but I’ll take your comments on board regarding its capacity. Toilet rolls and handwash are of course provided foc in all toilets as but we’ve started to leave an emergency supply for guests and ask them to replace what they use.’"
    Mrs Carson - July 2018
    With some original concerns over TV reception and wifi connectivity (and how our two teenagers might possibly cope without these), I am please to confirm that any issues that previous holiday makers may have encountered in this regard have indeed been resolved. We all had a fabulous time, taking advantage of the easy access onto the beach and the disused railway line that has been converted into a national cycle route. Road traffic is obscured from view when seated in the dinning room/lounges by virtue of the property's elevated position and the screening offered by its driveway.
    Mrs Johnson - August 2017
    Ten of some 'assorted' family members (3 months to 60 years!) descended on this delightful house with the intention of having an old fashioned family holiday. Yes, the house was a bit tired and quirky but we all had an excellent time. It was well suited to our needs - roomy, comfortable and excellent views. I accept that the Wifi was very poor and the telly didn't really work properly for more than ten minutes at a time, but we were on holiday after all. The kitchen with the massive table served us well and together with the spacious lounge was the focal points for us. As a family we don't usually revisit holiday destinations but we'd make an exception here. We are lucky enough to know Oban and Argyll well so we had no problems finding the local amenities. In summary, it needs a little TLC but a great holiday destination.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your kind comments and we’re happy to hear you very much enjoyed your stay at Craigneuk. Unfortunately Craigneuk is not geographically ideally situated for broadband services but we are currently looking at ways to improve this service in the property and hopefully this will be resolved quickly. Craigneuk under goes an annual appraisal to ascertain any issues which might have arisen during the busy letting season and we will take the ‘TLC’ comments on board during this year’s matters to be addressed."
    Mr Lynn - July 2017
    My family booked this cottage so that we could celebrate my daughters 21st birthday. It was a stunning location right on the beach, plenty of space for us all to relax and enjoy our time together. Out for walks on the beach during the day, a run into Oban town centre by car (which is about a 15 min drive) and in the evening we enjoyed all gathering round the spacious dining area to have dinner then played board games or watched TV in either of the sitting areas. The bedrooms were comfortable and we had everything we needed. We will definitely book again, thank you for a lovely stay xx
    Mrs Winter - December 2016
    Lovely property with few complaints. Wi-if was almost non existent so guests should be warned of this or it should not be advertised at all. The house sits above an A road which can be busy on occasions. Overall though , it was a great house in a delightful area and we are happy to recommend it. The service from the housekeeper was superb - the the oven broke it was replaced within a day ; very impressed.
    Mr Martin - July 2016
    Good position with sea view.
    Mr Rose - July 2016
    The house is in an absolutely beautiful location. The views are stunning and there are plenty of walks in the nearby area. We visited glencoe one day and also 15 minutes from Oban for supplies. There is also a little convenience store 5 minutes walk from the house. We loved our stay. The house was exactly what we needed with two living rooms meaning we weren't always on top of each other and a spacious dining room for big breakfasts and dinners. We found this place to be a fantastic location for a cosy new year. The only thing I would say is that we couldn't find many cleaning equipment do a Hoover or brush. The house was spotless when we arrived but obviously with 10 people crumbs quickly developed. This is the only thing that I would say could make the stay slightly better.
    Miss Morison - December 2015
    Craigneuk is a really great place to stay, especially if you like older properties with a lot of character and a lived-in feel. The weather obviously has a major bearing on any holiday, especially on the west coast of Scotland, but the location of Craigneuk combined with the gorgeous beach just across the road and sunsets over the sea loch, hills and islands is very hard to beat. I would have loved to have stayed longer and not had work to do during the two weeks we stayed there, so that I could read through the great collection of books in the house, explore some of the tracks and trails from the house, or light the wood-burner and just sit and listen to the wind and the waves. Craigneuk is also very well-placed to visit lots of attractions in this part of the world and Oban is looking more lively again now with great restaurants and the call of the islands, so altogether a great house and location, especially for a big party of guests, or family gathering.
    Mr Nolan - October 2015
    This is a great place to base yourself on the west coast of Scotland. 15 minutes max from Oban, which is the gateway to the western isles (Mull is definitely worth a trip over on the ferry). Wonderful walks and beaches to explore. Lots to do.
    Mr Taylor - July 2015
    I thought the property very 'tired', in need of a face lift. It appeared that the property was crammed with objects that the owner didn't want to get rid of! The end furthest from the entrance was very cold. This did not spoil the lovely holiday we had but I stay in a lot of self catering properties with various standards and have developed quite high expectations.
    Owners Response: "Over the winter I carried out a mini refurbishment which included fully carpeting the ‘far end’ of the house as well as renewal of sofa covers and cushions, new bedding and toppers to all beds. I also completed some major external repairs/repainting. Admittedly there a couple of other items to be done which is part of the on going process. There are many objects on display which have been collected over the many years we, guests and friends have holidayed in the house and many guests comment that the house benefits from this personal touch. However I do understand that this may not be to everyone’s taste and I may be out of step with current trends in letting expectations.  Thank you"
    Mrs Rumsey - June 2015
    We had a great stay at the cottage - everything was as advertised.
    Mrs Stansfeld - August 2013
    The house is in a beautiful location overlooking the water and close to the town. An ideal spot. Lots of communal spaces for people to use throughout the house. Great holiday or family destination.
    Ms Barnett - April 2013
    We had a really wonderful week at Craigneuk, and could not have been luckier with the weather! We would like to recommend three eating places to new visitors, The Pierhouse pub at Port Appin, beautiful setting, food and views; Cuan Mor cafe/restaurant in Oban for it's mini Haggis and Neeps; The Piazza, also in Oban,for its sleek setting, fantastic harbour views and very good Italian food. There are a few reasons that this lovely house didn't rate 5 stars from us; A family of 6 adults and 5 young children needs a tumble drier, this was quite an issue. The lack of Broadband or some sort of Wi-fi these days will put many people off, especially teenagers, with 3G reception being non-existent. The downstairs bedroom really needs some thought, adults used it in our party and were disappointed by the very basic furnishings. This is a great place to stay with the best views, we loved it.
    Owners Response: "Thank you very much for your comments. We always welcome feedback which helps us gauge our guest holiday experience. I will add your suggestion regarding tumble dryer and downstair bedroom furniture to my thankfully shrinking list of improvements, which we try to address at the end of each season. We have investigated the possibility of installing wifi at our property but unfortunately have been unable to take this further due to technical problems. There is no cable coverage in this area of the country and the position of Craigneuk and it's proximity to the surrounding hills means that we are unable to get a satellite signal. However we advise our guests there is free wifi in the Ben Lora cafe a very short walk from the house, an excellent place to hang out with the added bonus that it serves the best home baking around!"
    Mrs Hendry - August 2012
    This is an excellent cottage and the local service and support is brilliant. The only drawbacks are (for me personally) low bandwidth connection to the internet, and the need to cross the highly frequented road to get to the beach. Otherwise, as I said: excellent!
    Mr Landgraf - July 2012
    Craigneuk was just perfect for us. The welcoming and comfortable home from home with fantastic views was just wonderful. The location was great, close enough to lots of great places to visit but also provided the escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. We have never returned to the same place for our annual gatherings but I have a very strong feeling that Craigneuk will see us again!
    Miss Cunningham - March 2012
    Very comfortable house with lots of rooms. Enjoyed the tv room being seperate so plenty of space for those not watching. Heating very effective once we'd worked it out - more instructions please. Close to main road, not obvious from pictures. Still safe for children though because of large garden.
    Mr Mcgorrigan - October 2011
    The house was perfect for our needs, great views on the sunny days, warm and welcoming when we returned soaked for tea and cake on some of the other days! Big enough for the small children to enjoy being there, big enough to avoid the small children when needed. We really enjoyed our week, thank you very much!
    Mr Cross - July 2011
    Had a great week in Benderloch staying at Craigneuk. House is maintained to a high standard and is in a wonderful location with amazing views. Would recommend.
    Mr Reekie - June 2011
    Scotland has been on our "Things to Do" list which we create every new year for the past 5 years which until now has been a carried forward item. Aims ouf our holiday was to see Scotland at its best - the isles, the amazing scenery, climb Ben Nevis, and take in some relaxation. We could not have found a better location than Craigneuk. Our original plan was to be out most days sight seeing but the changed as soon as we saw the location - why travel to look for something we have literally on the door step. We were two families. Plenty of space with areas for the younger ones to give us adults some quite time. Great dining room where we could all enjoy dinners and reflect on the day whilst wathcing the sunset over the bay. Would thoroughly recommend and may consider a return visit!
    Mr Smith - April 2011
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