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“Takes Your Breath Away !!!!”
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Review of Cnocaruan Sea View

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Nothing between you & the water
Fishing Deck
West Coast sunsets
Watch the wild life from your easy chair
Patio doors out onto the deck
Comfy leather suite
Fully equipped dining kitchen
New addition; fishing deck right at the water's edge
The resident otter having her breakfast just off the new deck
Perfect for a sundowner!
Super King size bedroom
Twin room can be made up as another king size
Sea View Shower
Entrance Porch with lots of storage
The Falls of Lora in full flow
Ample off street parking available
Another stunning sunset
Surroundings
Watch the canoeists come & play in the Falls
Best views of the Falls
Set amongst amazing scenery
Magnificent Loch Etive
Oban Bay
Colourful Tobermory on the Isle of Mull
Stunning Glencoe is just a 30 minute drive away
Meet the locals
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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MrsRTynea...
Tyne and Wear
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Takes Your Breath Away !!!!”
Reviewed September 20, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Sometimes words are inadequate. But never the less here I go.
Firstly the sight of the magnificent "Connel Bridge" as you approach is awesome.
Then upon reaching our destination "Cnocaruan Sea View" we received a wonderfully warm welcome from Gabriella.
We were shown into the house and we were delighted. The house is even better than we had imagined.
Spacious, and immaculate with every thing you would need to make you feel at home.
Then we were taken onto the outside decking which quite simply "Takes Your Breath Away". We stood and looked at the view and were lost for words !!!.
Gabriella smiled and welcomed our reaction. Telling us that the view changes constantly with the tide, which in turn creates the magnificent "Falls Of Lora".
Then we were shown the lower fishing deck, newly added for 2015.
Wowwwwww !!!
You feel as if you are sailing on the water you are so close.
We saw seals lifting their heads up in the water, but just as Bill got his camera set they would go back down into the water. We laughed a lot about that !

Later, we met George our other host, and just like Gabriella he was welcoming and friendly. He helped us with places to visit such as Crinan, which is a small village on the coastal route. We followed George's advice and we are so glad we did. Our visit to Crinan became one of the highlights of our holiday.

Cnocaruan is just about 10 minutes drive into Oban and approximately 1 hour into Fort William. Really it is perfectly situated for touring nearby.

We must not forget the lovely dogs, Murphy and Pippa. They were your best friends if you would throw their toys for them to fetch.

We were so very sad to leave. But we look forward to our next visit.
Thankyou so much Gabriella, George, Murphy and Pippa.
Our holiday was Fantastic !!!

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Management Response
22 Sep 2015
Dear Bill & Julie,
It was a pleasure having you to stay. Really pleased that you enjoy the house as much as we do! We look forward to your return visit. Many thanks for your kind review. All the very best.
Gabriella & George
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DPG69
Codsall, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location, fantastic views, beautiful home and wonderful hosts”
Reviewed September 12, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Having read the great reviews we were confident that Cnocaruan Sea view would provide a great base to explore this area of the Scottish west coast, and to this end it certainly delivered. The reception from Gabriella and George was warm and welcoming yet not overbearing. The facilities provided within their extended home are superb and as many have mentioned previously, every attention to detail has been afforded and presentation is immaculate. The property is located 10 mins or so drive out of Oban and a bus stop is located a short distance away if required. The property is approached directly from the main road and space for parking is provided. The view from the rear of the property is fantastic and changes throughout the day in rhythm with the weather and the flow of the tidal waters. We were very fortunate to catch a few glimpses of the seals which can been seen swimming in the waters just below the wonderful terrace, which itself is the perfect spot for enjoying the views, wildlife and glass of wine. Overall a fantastic property to spend a week with loved ones exploring a truly beautiful part of Scotland.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
22 Sep 2015
Bill & Julie
It was a delight to have you stay, so nice you enjoyed the house & views as much as we do! We look forward to your return!
Many thanks for your glowing review.
Gabriella & George
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Anne M
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“ExceIIent”
Reviewed July 18, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Just returned Iast week from a weeks stay in Cnocaruan, where to start!!! The cottage is beautifuI and there is nothing that GabrieIIa and George has not thought about, it has everything, the smaII touches such as sweets/wine/tea/coffee/sugar/shower geI/bubbIe bath/hand soap is so thoughtfuI and makes it feeI Iike home. AIso a good seIection of books/games/cd's and dvd's, seriousIy, there is NOTHING missing
The views are spectacuIar and changes aII the time, the patio area and new decking area are fab, unfortunateIy didn't reaIIy get the good of them as weather not so good, but hey ho, nothing we can do about mother nature. Went for a day trip to SeaworId then Fort WiIIiam, aIso went to Cruachan [the hoIIow mountain] which is weII worth a visit. Oban is just 5 miIes away and aIways very busy [whatever the weather]. had a very good meaI at the FaIIs of Iaura and aIso the Oyster Inn which are both a stones throw away from the cottage.
Husband VERY happy with the fishing at North ConneI, and the Priory to the right, caught aII species he was after and vows to go back again.
So wouId just Iike to thank George and GabrieIIa for a wonderfuI week in their beautifuI cottage, wouId definateIy recommend to anyone that wants to visit this beautifuI part of ScotIand

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Liked best: the speciaI IittIe touches
Liked least: nothing to mention
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
12 Mar 2017
Ann thanks so very much for your lovely report. Great to see you all again, hope life is treating you well and hopefully see you & your men on our side of the country again sometime.
Best regards
Gabriella & George
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John F
St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Special place with special hosts!”
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

It's difficult to know where to start... The setting and accommadation was amazing - it was a privilege to stay at "Cnocaruan" out of 100 I would give it a 150+ The owners Gabriella and George are two of the nicest and helpful people - they looked after us and and helped make our holiday so very special.
The location is excellent for so many things and Oban is only a few miles down the road.
There are just to many places we could recommend as we did a lot in our one week stay and getting back to Cnocaruan Sea View was just like returning home! I would highly recommend staying at Cnocaruan Sea View and I guarantee you would not be disappointed.

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Liked best: Everything
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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
22 Jun 2015
Thank you very much for your kind review, you are most welcome and we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us, until next time!!
All the very best from Connel,
Gabriella & George
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Katie H
Andover, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful location and a beautiful cottage”
Reviewed September 7, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We have just returned from a stay at this beautiful cottage. It has everything you could want and more. Gabrielle and George were very welcoming and the little extras in the cottage they left for our stay added that personal touch.
The location is brilliant. It has a great little village shop, you can catch a train to Oban and do lots of a walks from the house.

We expected rain and cloud being September and in Scotland but were lucky to have sunshine throughout our stay. The decking is perfect for a pre dinner drink in the evening and we were lucky enough to see an amazing sunset on our last evening.
We can recommend the Oyster Bar down the road for a great evening meal and our favourite trip was catching the foot ferry for a walk round the Island of Kerrera.
A wonderful end to the summer for all of us.
I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.

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Liked best: The facilities in the cottage and the location
Travelling group: Friends
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Nick d
Krommenie, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
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“Excellent”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We have stayed for one week (May 31 - June 7 2014) in this excellent holiday property.
What a lovely place to be!
A beautiful and very clean house, everything is there, good beds, excellent view, good location.
The owners know how to make their guests feel at home.
Upon returning home after the holidays I have been troubled by two weeks pining for this House.
In short, this is a real must if you are looking for a good holiday home.
All you are looking for a holiday home in the region; stop looking but direct booking I would say.
Many many thanks, Gabriella and George, for our wonderful stay.
Salute to Murphy and Pip.

Linda en Nick de Grijs, Nedrland

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jordane_b...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolutely amazing!!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Could not believe that guests left the day we arrived, absolutely spotless! The necessities were supplied and nothing seemed too much trouble to Gabriella and George. Beautiful little place, perfect balcony/patio to sit out on a look at the river, watching seals swim past. Not too far from Oban or Fort William. Thank you for a perfect little break! Jordane, Struan, Erin and Carl :) we had a wonderful break, just what we needed after the stress of uni and exams and work! We would definitely look into coming back!

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