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Strontoiller Cottage
Kilmore
(14 reviews)
From £330 per week
Sleeps 4
1 bedroom
1 double
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 23 Jun 2018Fri 07 Sep 2018£500£150
Sat 08 Sep 2018Fri 21 Sep 2018£470£130
Sat 22 Sep 2018Fri 05 Oct 2018£430£130
Sat 06 Oct 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018£430£130
Sat 27 Oct 2018Fri 09 Nov 2018£370£115
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£330£100
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£500£150
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£580£175
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£330£100
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£370£115
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£470£145
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£430£130
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£470£145
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£470£145
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£500£150
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£470£145
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£430£130
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£430£130
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£370£115
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£330£100
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£500£150
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£580£175

Description

Adjacent to the farmhouse, with its own entrance and private terrace garden, this charming renovated cottage is an idyllic retreat for couples wanting to relax in beautiful, unspoilt Highland surroundings.

The welcoming interior is bright and airy whilst also feeling cosy and homely. The open plan living room with its tall picture windows, heated stone floor and inviting wood stove is perfect for quiet evenings or a romantic meal for two. The bright and stylish king size bedroom has a sense of space and calm created by the high vaulted ceiling and skylights, as well as a glazed door which opens onto the terrace - perfect for enjoying morning coffee. The double sofa-bed will, by request, accommodate two further guests.

Known as the ‘Valley of the Kings’, Glen Lonan is a jewel in the Crown of Argyll. Littered with Neolithic and Bronze Age heritage, including Lorn’s only stone circle at Strontoiller and the 13ft Clach N Carraig standing stone which marks the grave of the enigmatic, warrior-hero Diarmid, Glen Lonan was also the route through which the funeral processions of Scotland’s medieval monarchs passed on their final journey from Scone to burial on the island of Iona. A lingering sense of timelessness and history remains. The quiet, single-track Glen road, which is part of the National Cycle route 78 Caledonia Way, follows the river through a peaceful, mountain landscape where iconic Highland Cattle gently plod next to soaring eagles, hen harriers, merlins and plentiful deer. It is a place of outstanding scenic beauty and mystical charm.

There are endless walks to be discovered right from the doorstop and many wonderful panoramic views across the glen to Mull in the West and the mighty peaks of Ben Cruachan in the East. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day on the shoreline of beautiful Loch Nell just a short walk from the cottage or climb the hills of Glen Lonan. This magical area is home to amazing wildlife including red squirrels, otters and pine marten and is a haven for the enthusiastic birdwatcher with a huge variety of species including many birds of prey (in particular golden and white-tailed sea eagles) and the beautiful black grouse.

Private fishing available on request - 2 lochs with brown trout.

Oban, not only known as the “Gateway to the Isles”, with ferries to Mull, Iona and the Inner Hebrides, but also the “Seafood Capital of Scotland” is just 10 minutes drive away. There are many excellent day trips to enjoy including the isle of Kerrera, Taynuilt’s Bonawe Iron Furnace, the most complete charcoal fuelled ironworks in Britain, Inverawe Smokehouse & Country Park, Oban Distillery, the historic Kilmartin Glen & Museum, The Scottish Sea-life Sanctuary, plus various beautiful gardens, several golf courses, glorious beaches and historic castles. Ben Cruachan (3695ft), the local Munro, attracts the keen climber or you can even venture inside and witness the astounding engineering work that created a hydro power station in the Hollow Mountain!

PROPERTY CODE: A1078

Layout

Sleeps 2 + 2

All on one level:

Open plan living room/kitchen with dining table and seating (including double sofabed) and woodburing stove, kingsize bedroom with door to terrace and garden, bathroom with bath, over bath shower, WC & WHB.

Laundry room in adjacent building.

Facilities

  • Oban (4 miles) – full range of shops & restaurants (many offering freshly caught seafood), cinema, 18 hole golf course, sports leisure complex & ferries to Mull & the islands
  • Ample parking
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric grill and oven
  • Electric halogen hob
  • Flat screen TV with FreeSat
  • Garden furniture
  • Highchair available on request
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Small private terrace and open informal garden
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Tumble dryer in adjacent building
  • Under counter fridge
  • Underfloor heating and energy included
  • Use of freezer in adjacent building
  • Washing machine in adjacent building
  • Wifi
  • Wood burning stove with starter pack of logs
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (14 reviews)
    Strontoiller Cottage reviews
    Just a short drive from Oban, Strontoiller Cottage was a relaxing comfortable base for our weeks holiday. It had everything you'd need - incredibly comfortable bed, fantastic shower, clean and a well sorted kitchen. We spent most of our time out sightseeing, but was great to come back to and relax. Easy to keep clean and lovely location too. Our dogs enjoyed the cottage too, for once we had something of a mini heatwave in Scotland and they were grateful for the flagstone floor to keep cool. We would like to come back and stay one winter, with the cosy atmosphere and the fire going it would be a great break.
    Mr Davidson - June 2018
    Don't be put off with the 81/2 mile drive along a potholed Glenlonan as you certainly won't be disappointed with the location of the cottage. Ideal as a base for visiting Argyllshire and Bute but also if you just want a bit of peace. Set in tranquil surroundings the cottage has everything you need and only a 10 minute drive from Oban. Highly recommended.
    Mr Bradshaw - June 2018
    Great quality accommodation and a lovely stay in tranquil surroundings in an ancient setting with a stone circle and standing stone road marker. You wouldn’t believe you are 15mins from Oban down single track twisty roads. We plan to return!
    Mr Duckels - May 2018
    Great scenery,lots of history including a stone circle Great places to eat amazing sea food Boat trips and much more Well equipped cottage in an amazing glen
    Mr Wilcox - May 2018
    Strontoiller cottage is lovely and excellent accommodation for 2 it is well fitted out comfortable and cosy. Nature and history on the doorstep with the town of Oban only minutes away with all the facilities and ferry links to the islands. We particularly enjoyed Kilmartin Glen , Dunadd, and the ancient rock art. Arduaine gardens are well worth a visit and lunch at the Bistro in Loch Melfort hotel was very good.
    Mrs Leslie - September 2017
    Very good and very quiet place to be. All you need is present. A very nice living room, the bed is to big ;-) ( you can't find your wife ;-) ). The owner is very helpful, we couldn't find the key (photo would be helpful), but while on flight to Glasgow he helped us very goodl. I hope nobody books on this review because we don't want to be restricted on our dates to book in the future.
    Mr Van Dorp - September 2017
    Lovely, well appointed accommodation. Strontoiller Cottage is a perfect get away for couples looking for peace and quiet in lovely countryside location. All amenities are close at hand in Oban.
    Ms Moss - August 2017
    Es hat uns im Cottage wirklich ausgesprochen gut gefallen! Besonders das Schlafzimmer mit der wunderbaren Bettwäsche. Uns es roch soo gut! das Haus ist wunderbar hell und bei möglichem Regen... kein Problem sich wohlzu fühlen ohne sich "eingesperrt" zu sein, denn die großen Fenster schenken eine freien Blick auf die Natur! Die Lage ist fantastisch (und so schön ruhig), und wir wurden sehr-sehr nett und unkompliziert empfangen, so war es leicht sich schnell wohlzufühlen. Lupi ist wirklich sehr hilfsbereit egal was es war, es wurde alles schnell erfüllt. Danke nochmal! Einen kleinen Verbesserungsvorschläg hätten wir schon: die Küche und das Bad hätten etwas sauberer sein dürfen. Wir würden jeder Zeit wieder kommen, aber diesmal mit mehr als 5 tagen Zeit TRANSLATION We really enjoyed the cottage! Especially the bedroom with the wonderful linens. We smelled soo good! the house is wonderfully bright and if possible rain ... no problem to feel comfortable without being "imprisoned" because the large windows give an unobstructed view of nature! The location is fantastic (and so beautifully quiet), and we were very-very nice and uncomplicated to receive, so it was easy to quickly feel good. Lupi is really very helpful no matter what it was, everything was quickly fulfilled. Thanks again! A small improvement suggestion we already had: the kitchen and the bathroom could have been a bit cleaner. We would come back every time, but this time with more than 5 days
    Mr Heuermann - August 2017
    The cottage was presented exactly as I was led to believe and proved to be excellent value for money. I was left to my own devices unless I needed any help but the information in the cottage meant this was not really needed. I would definitely consider staying again especially as I have a better idea of the local geography.
    Mr Keith - July 2017
    A lovely cottage, we felt 'welcomed' when we came in the door. Could have been on a beach house in Florida, a retreat in Tuscany or a hill top in Switzerland. Comfortable, cosy, loved the interior design, art and furnishings. Comfiest bed ever! Very peaceful and although adjacent to the owners premises, the holiday cottage has its own garden and seating area all very private. It's only a few miles out of busy bustling Oban town. There's plenty shops and restaurants and supermarkets and a taxi service should you prefer to leave the car at the cottage of an evening. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at Strontoiller, to unwind, relax and chill. Who needs to pay for therapy!
    Mrs Walls - July 2017
    We so enjoyed our stay in Strontoiller Cottage! A gem of a place....so close to everything...yet far enough away. Wonderful day trips as it is in a great location. The surrounding area is perfect for walks and cycling. The short trip up the hill behind the cottage to explore Tiny's Cairn afforded beautiful views of the surrounding hills and the loch. The comfiest of beds in a beautifully appointed bedroom. Plenty of hot water and a fireplace to add that special something in the evening. I would definitely love to visit again...
    Mrs Zietsman - June 2017
    We had a lovely week staying at Strontoiller. The weather wasn't very kind, but the cottage was well equipped and cosy; it looks just like the photos (if not better). We managed to do a few wet weather walks straight from the door, including to the very pretty nearby Loch Nell. The cottage was in a great location as you felt as though you were in the middle of nowhere, but actually it was just a 10 minute drive into Oban. We received a warm welcome from the owner Lupi, and there were some helpful suggestions as to places to eat- would highly recommend the Kilchrenan Inn, and the fish and chip shop in Oban. Would happily stay here again.
    Dr Mclaren - June 2017
    We had a great time as very nice place.! The cottage has good books & nice paintings inside. I love to go to the same place again. Thank you for the warm welcome.
    Mr Alluri - May 2017
    The drive from Edinburgh to Strontiller itself is scenic and easy, last few miles through fields of highland coos and sheep. On arrival we had a warm welcome from the host, milk in the fridge, the cottage ready and waiting. The views are lovely so after the drive we didn't feel the need to head out again, the kitchen is well equipped so we prepared dinner and dined by the wood burner. The next day we did some sightseeing and visited Oban, just over ten minutes drive away. We ate seafood on the pier at Oban, The Green Shack, the Sea food Hut at the Calmac Pier, right at the ferry gates, not the one on the front near the town. Again we spent the evening back at the cottage. It feels so comfortable and spacious that it provided a perfect escape from our teenagers and it felt very easy to just relax and watch the wildlife from the windows. The cottage is very homely, clean, fresh, crisp linen, open views, quiet and a perfect retreat from city life.
    Mrs Still - May 2017

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    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.

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    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.

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