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Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD

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Creag-an-Fhithich
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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
9 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
CREAG-an-FHITHICH (pronounced craig-an-eeoch) meaning 'Raven's Rock' is available as a self catering holiday house for a relaxing or busy holiday on the sea shore at Loch Melfort, in Argyll. When the weather is good, the sun shines on the house all day and meals can be taken alfresco on the picnic table, even out of season. The beautiful views of the loch, marina and hills, with the isles of Shuna, Luing and Scarba in the distance, are ever-changing. The sunsets are breathtaking. • The stone and slate Victorian manse was built in 1850. It has been modernised and is a comfortable house, whilst retaining its original character. • Watch the seals, cormorants, eider duck, varied sea birds, the elusive otter and red squirrels, all from the garden. Fish on the sea loch from the shore in front ...CREAG-an-FHITHICH (pronounced craig-an-eeoch) meaning 'Raven's Rock' is available as a self catering holiday house for a relaxing or busy holiday on the sea shore at Loch Melfort, in Argyll. When the weather is good, the sun shines on the house all day and meals can be taken alfresco on the picnic table, even out of season. The beautiful views of the loch, marina and hills, with the isles of Shuna, Luing and Scarba in the distance, are ever-changing. The sunsets are breathtaking. • The stone and slate Victorian manse was built in 1850. It has been modernised and is a comfortable house, whilst retaining its original character. • Watch the seals, cormorants, eider duck, varied sea birds, the elusive otter and red squirrels, all from the garden. Fish on the sea loch from the shore in front of the house. Local freshwater lochs can be fished by permit from the village Post Office. Accommodation: Downstairs • Front porch and hall. • Sitting room with inset wood burner, TV, Video, DVD, books and games. • Dining room, seating eight to ten • Large modern well equipped kitchen, with Everhot (Aga type) cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and walk-in larder. • WC with washbasin. • Utility room with Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble drier, under-counter freezer and broom/cold cupboard Half Landing • 1 single room, with washbasin. • Small bunkroom (sleeps 2). Top Floor • Master double bedroom with large ensuite bathroom. • 2 twin bedrooms, each with washbasin (photos above). • Family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin. • Family bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin. Outside • Pull-out picnic table for 6, in summer. • Wooden garden benches • Garden fold-up chairs and parasol, find in the porch • Masonary BBQ • Portable BBQ in the lean-to garage • Garden hut, with chairs (key hanging in the scullery) • Delightful garden and wild flower garden. Facilities • Duvet covers, sheets, pillowcases and towels can be provided, as a set per person, on repayment. • Wooden cot and high chair available. Please ask • Wood-burning, inset stove in the sitting room. A basket of logs with kindling is supplied as part of the rental. • All-Electric. Heating is night-storage, convection and blow heaters. • WiFi internet access available. Notes Change-over is Saturday: arrival 5 pm, departure 10 am. Heating is by night storage, convection and blow heaters. Electricity for lighting and heating is included (upto a value of £50.00, by meter reading, at the current Scottish Hydro rates). Creag-an-Fhithich is a private home, no smoking please. Maximum number of people: 9 (Adult child ratio 2/3) More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Children: Welcome. NB: adult/child ratio = 1 adult/2 children. Pets: Maximum two dogs/pets permitted for £(GBP)12 per pet*. No Puppies. Please keep dogs/pets downstairs and off the furniture. Pse Poop-a-Scoop. The house is for bone-fide holidays. No stag or hen parties. Electricity: £(GBP)50 per week spend included, then overspend at Scottish Hydro rates*. Bed Linen & Towels: Per guest - included. Bed make-up is by self-help. *collected from the Good Housekeeping Bond/Damage Deposit.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
DENISE C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely old family home just a stones throw from the waters edge. Private, cosy and quiet. We adored waking up to the commanding Scottish views almost as much as we loved drinking a G&T in the garden as the sun went down behind the...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Paradise672803
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a little sceptical when I viewed the house on line that it really was as near to the loch as it is. Fear not. Those are not pictures taken at an extreme angle. The house literally is on the loch, 10 meteres away...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank markwri86
Reviewed August 13, 2020

Superb location if you like water and hills! Safe loch the perfect place for our windsurfing, canoeing and paddle boarding. Scotland had only just opened pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions, many were yet to open, However this had no negative impact on holiday enjoyment and...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank baileydog11
Reviewed August 9, 2020

We had a great stay at Creag an Fhittich, we launched our kayak from in front of the house, walked, cycled, Barbecued. Views Of the Loch from the house are amazing. The house is traditionally furnished, a long standing family home feel with everything you...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Middle1Scotland
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Lovely big house, perfect for 2 families to holiday together. Feels very much a family home. Lots of space inside and outside lovely gardens overlooking the loch. Cooker took a little getting used to, but did manage some great casseroles, perfect after a full day...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

A very comfortable and well equipped holiday home, we all enjoyed our stay, including our dogs. The situation is tremendous with views out across the loch. There are many good restaurants within a short drive and lots of interesting places to visit, we can't wait...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Roam42485482879
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Very pleased that the dogs had a good holiday and that you kept busy and found some good places to eat. Let us know of any recommendations. Best Regards, Denise.

Reviewed June 2, 2019

Grand downstairs rooms overlooking the loch and comfortable bedrooms - a place with character. The small road outside leads around the shore with fine views - good for cycling if you don't mind a few ups and downs. Lots of things to do in the...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Thank you for your positive remarks and useful suggestions of visits and activities. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Best Regards, Denise

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Lovely to start the days watching the Osprey and the Gannets fishing in the Loch - and a glimpse of the otter.We had lovely paddles in the Loch over to Luing and Clachan bridge. Also a nice cycle over to Luing. Glorious weather for a...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank ChrisH10969
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

So pleased you enjoyed your return visit and that you made the most of the good weather! I'm glad there was enough room for your dog and hope he/she had a good holiday too. We are putting in new sofas soon, so you will have...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

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Date of stay: July 2018
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The great attraction of Creag-an-Fhithich is the view from the front door across the sea loch to the hills beyond. Breakfast, lunch, teatime, evening drinks, supper, late-night scotch, there was never a moment when it was less than perfect. We did have astonishingly good weather,...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank oldromantic13
Donny253, VR Owner at Creag-an-Fhithich, Kilmelford, Oban, PA34 4XD, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay on Loch Melfort after such a long journey from Singapore! The secret garden (also known as The Wilderness) is a work in progress that nature always wins! Glad everything was to your liking, including the local...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
There is sea shore fishing (spinning for mackeral etc) from the point in front of the house or from 'Tinker's Point, 400m west. If you have a boat, it can be launched in front of the house, as well. There is freshwater fishing is on 12 local lochs, by permit, purchased at the Post Office in the village. North of Oban is the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary (Strictly NO FISHING there!) Golf: The world renowned championship course at Machrihanish is about 1½ 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. Ponies: Enjoy gentle treks through forest tracks and along scenic coastlines at Lunga Riding Stables. Only a 30 minute drive away, there i...
Getting around
Cars are essential. However there is the train station in Oban, with four trains a day to Glasgow Central. There is an intercity bus service and a local bus service. International and national flights come in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ferries go to the southern islands from Oban.
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