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Dail Na Mara
Oban
(2 reviews)
From £580 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
2 doubles
PAYABLE
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 23 Jun 2018Fri 07 Sep 2018£850£280
Sat 08 Sep 2018Fri 21 Sep 2018£750£225
Sat 22 Sep 2018Fri 05 Oct 2018£700£210
Sat 06 Oct 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018£700£210
Sat 27 Oct 2018Fri 09 Nov 2018£630£190
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£580£175
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£920£280
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£980£295
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£590£180
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£650£195
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£720£220
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£720£220
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£800£240
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£800£240
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£900£270
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£800£240
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£720£220
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£720£220
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£650£195
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£590£180
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£950£285
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£990£300

Description

In view of it's proximity to the water, Dail Na Mara is considered unsuitable for children under 12.

Dail Na Mara is sure to captivate anyone lucky enough to stay in this fabulous seaside retreat. From the moment you step inside you will be drawn to the astounding sea view from the large windows and, thanks to the cleverly designed open plan living area, you will always be able to enjoy this thrilling west coast setting with passing boats and fabulous wildlife.

For over a century, Kilbowie House has proudly stood by Oban’s shoreline keeping watch over the ever-changing moods of the sea. This impressive red stone Scottish Baronial mansion has been skilfully converted into stylish contemporary apartments while managing to retain many of its original period features. Dail Na Mara, meaning The Sea Meadow, enjoys the most enviable position on the raised ground floor looking directly over the water with breath-taking views to the island of Kerrera. A truly romantic and peaceful setting.

This luxury holiday home has been designed and furnished to the highest standard with every detail thoughtfully put together. The open plan living room with its high ceiling, beautiful decorative cornicing and rich oak floor is a perfect holiday space. The gleaming white state-of-the art kitchen will delight cooks while the large, comfy seating around the ornate Victorian fireplace and grand mantlepiece is perfect for relaxing in. The highlight of this wonderfully sociable room must be the dining area in the corner turret giving panoramic westerly views across the Sound of Kerrera and Oban Bay - what a fabulous setting for memorable dinners while watching the sun set or for enjoying holiday board-games.

The two exceptional double bedrooms, made up with fine linen and soft pillows, are sure to give a blissful, uninterrupted night's sleep. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a large walk-in shower and double basins while the second bedroom with access to shower room with wc, is built on the site of the former orangery, has the joy of floor to ceiling picture windows, so you can gaze out to sea while in bed. French doors lead out to a small, private terraced garden with seating allowing you to make the most of this magical waterfront location, and steps follow down to the communal garden shielded by a castellated stone sea wall running along the water’s edge.

Dail Na Mara is also perfect for those who enjoy a bit of town life with excellent restaurants, shops and local attractions all within half an hour’s walking distance. During the summer Oban comes alive with a host of festivals and ceilidhs, attracting bagpipers, highland dancers, traditional musicians and singers from all over the world. There are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where seals, porpoise and dolphins are often spotted. Oban is also known as the “Gateway to the Isles” with ferries to Mull and the inner herbridean islands. A passenger ferry from the nearby jetty will take you over to the small car-free island of Kerrera where you can walk the island circuit with its own ruined castle and summer-time tearoom.

PROPERTY CODE: A1104

Layout

All on one level: Large open-plan living space consisting of kitchen, sitting area with open fire and turreted dining area overlooking sea. Master kingsize bedroom with dressing area & ensuite shower room (rain shower, WC & his/hers WHB). Kingsize “orangery” bedroom with floor to ceiling windows & patio doors leading private garden. Shower room, separate WC & WHB.

Outside: Small private garden with seating. Private parking bay.

Please Note:

  • This property is unsuitable for children under 12 years old due to its waterside location.

EPC Rating - E

Facilities

  • Oban (1 mile) – good range of shops, supermarkets, cafes & restaurants (many offering freshly caught seafood), cinema, 18-hole golf course, distillery, sports leisure complex, boat trips and ferries to Mull and the islands.
  • CD player & radio
  • Central heating. All energy included
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric hob
  • Electric single oven with grill
  • Flat screen TV with FreeSat
  • Fridge freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Open fire - fuel can be purchased locally
  • Private parking for 1 car plus 1 additional space
  • TV in master bedroom
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wifi
  • Reviews

    (2 reviews)
    Dail Na Mara reviews
    Lovely location with fantastic views - sea views from every window and great breakfast nook to watch the world and sea traffic go by.
    Mr Smith - July 2018
    The apartment is beautifully appointed with stunning views across to the island of Kerrera. Our favourite bit was the breakfast/ dining area in the turret section. The best view we have ever had with our breakfast. We chose to sleep in the smaller of the two bedrooms so that we could pull back the curtains in the morning for the view. We both felt that this was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed and have already booked up for next year. The owner was very helpful and the bottle of wine we found on arrival was very welcome after a long train journey. The foot ferry to Kerrera is only a mile down the road and well worth a day trip if you don’t mind the two mile walk to the delightful tea room. Also took the car ferry to Mull which is beautiful, and also had a day on the Slate islands which we had never heard of but were fascinating. Eating out in Oban is excellent if you like seafood, but the flat is well equipped if you want to eat in.
    Owners Response: "Many thanks indeed for your kind and complimentary remarks! You were our first guests in Dail na mara and I'm so pleased to learn that you found everything to be in order. Delighted to see that you have booked up again for next year: Haste Ye Back!! All the best"
    Mr Rutter - June 2018

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

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