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luxury self catering Oban

Luxury holiday cottage in lovely position overlooking Loch Melfort near Oban, sleep 7-8

Quite often when you enter a holiday cottage for the first time it can be a bit of a let down, the images on the website are much better than your experience, but Fearnach Bay House is very, very different. Upon entry to this wonderful self catering property it becomes apparent that none of the photos are as good as the property is in real life. This holiday home is located just south of Oban and a few miles north of the Sound of Jura, the approach is mesmerising, the scenery is everything you had imagined the highlands of Scotland to be, rugged mountainous landscape with the cool calm still waters of the loch. It's just impossible to take a photograph that even remotely describes this beauty.

The views of the loch and the colours of the countryside are simply stunning. A hike up the hill reveals fabulous views and if you take your family, no matter how "cool" or generally unimpressed your teenagers are with just about anything you as a parent do, see or say, with this it will be different, present them with this primordeal landscape, and watch them discover a new recognition of why we are driven to see the remote beauty this part of Scotland embodies, a new love of the landscape around them that only the truely impressive can evoke.

There is a large garden, great for kids. There is a boat with oars and an outboard motor, its just great having the boat on the doorstep. and with complimentary fishing rights, rods at hand, this is a fishermans ideal location, an open sea loch, a little red boat, and an extraordinary house....... Perfect.

There are a multitude of outdoor activites that help create an harmonious and stress free holiday. From the rowing boat in Loch Melfort to the loch with fly fishing within 10 minutes of Kilmelford, Fearnach Bay offers everything a family could wish for, and more, in a West Coast holiday destination. Spacious and warm when the weather is miserable and light and airy with lots to do when the weather is fine. Owners, Rory and Jennie have created a small piece of paradise and they offer a warm and friendly welcome.

I am slightly OCD about cleanliness and I just could not fault how the house was presented. In fact I was a bit scared to use anything as it was so immaculate. The house is large, beatifully decorated, open plan and airy with every whim catered for.

Thoroughly recommended for families and friends.

Luxury self catering near Oban - sleeps 7 to 8 guests


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Further details about this accommodation

There are 4 bedrooms in total – 2 are en suite and the third shares a luxury bathroom with a pretty single room. All bedrooms have views of the loch and the ground floor bedroom with its luxurious double bed and its own en suite wet room has unrestricted wheelchair access.

  • Ample car parking space
  • House sleeps 7/8
  • Superior Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels
  • Wood burning stove in sitting room.
  • Sorry, no pets
  • This is a no smoking house but a covered porch at the back door provides excellent shelter if it rains.
  • 40" flat screen Satellite TV & Sky package, DVD films, integrated sound system with I Pod docking stations in all main rooms and bed rooms.
  • Well equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, dish washer, American cabinet fridge/freezer, drink chilling cabinet, washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Extensive patio areas with solid teak seating and outdoor barbecue.
  • Use of 13' rowing dinghy (March - October)
  • 2 Spinning Rods supplied with tackle.
  • Free trout fishing available on 2 estate lochs.
  • House available from 5pm on day of arrival to 10am on departure day.
  • Price Range: £945 - £1900 per week. 3 day short breaks available from £650.
  • Electricity and logs for the fire are included.
  • Deposit £200 per week to confirm booking (non refundable in event of cancellation)
Our top 5 reasons why you would choose to stay at this excellent self catering property
local watersports available A particularly exciting excursion is a fast boat ride through the Corryvreckan whirlpool which is the third largest whirlpool in the world and is situated between two islands not far from Loch Melfort. Regular sightings of grey seal, golden eagles and red deer on deserted neighbouring islands.
good area for walking and hiking There is an abundance of wildlife to be found on the estate and there are many established tracks and pathways along the shore, through the woods and over the hills. Walking, cycling, boat trips, castles, gardens and whisky distillery tours are just a few of the many activities available in the area.
good area for fishing There is a small rowing boat (March - October) which can be launched from the slipway directly in front of the house ensuring the occupants of Fearnach Bay House a swift and easy departure to catch their next meal from the loch. Lifejackets, fishing rods and tackle are all supplied at no extra charge. In addition to inland sea fishing there is also complementary trout fishing on two of the estate lochs and fishing on a further 12 lochs in the vicinity is available on purchase of a permit obtainable at the local Post Office.
gardens The world renowned championship course at Machrihanish is about 1 ½ hrs spectacular drive south to the Mull of Kintyre and there are 2 courses closer to home: the challenging 18 hole course at Oban and the 9 hole course on Seil Island. Both are within ½ hour's drive away.
hotel The renowned Shower of Herring restaurant is within easy walking distance. A short drive in either direction once on the main road, will lead to a further choice of pubs, hotels and restaurants. Full details and recommendations can be found in our information folder available on your arrival.