The Boathouse

By Connel, Argyll

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The Boathouse is a truly splendid conversion of a boathouse, which sits, as you would expect, at the water's edge of Loch Etive, some 5 miles east of Oban on Scotland's lovely west coast.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

While accessed from the A85 which runs behind and above it, the cottage still contrives to be detached and secluded. It is surrounded by woodland and has a small beach alongside, with a decked terrace from which to enjoy the fabulous views across the water.

Inside, there is a bright and inviting living room with comfortable seating and a wood-burning stove to snuggle up by. With windows to both sides and French doors to the lochside decked balcony at the front it is a real ‘day and night’ room. By day, attention will be on the loch outside and the constantly changing pattern of light on the water. At the other end of the room is the cheerful wood-burning stove, which will surely become the focal point as darkness starts to fall.

The excellent and superbly appointed kitchen-diner is modern and well-equipped, again with French doors out to the water's edge. There is also a cosy double bedroom and shower room on this level.

Upstairs the accommodation is a delight and is very spacious too. The twin bedroom is light and bright and the bathroom, which likewise features coombed ceilings and Velux and porthole windows, is just as charming. This really is a place to relax and unwind.

Map & Local

Connel village, which has a shop/PO and restaurants, is just a short walk from the cottage.

Oban has all facilities and is also the starting point for boat trips to Mull, Iona and some of the other small isles. There is a lovely beach just 3 miles to the north at Tralee Bay in Benderloch (there is karting there too) and another 10 minute drive will bring you to the Sea Life Centre at Barcaldine.

You can continue further up to Appin (17 miles), where there is riding (cantering across the beach at low tide is an unforgettable experience) and further to Ballachulish which stands at the entrance to Glencoe (33 miles), so beloved of walkers and climbers. You can also continue towards Fort William and the Road to the Isles. So much choice - in fact, far too much to fit into just a week!

To the east an interesting rainy day activity would be a visit to the Cruachan Centre, where a hydro electric power station has been built in the heart of the mountain. To the south, you can cross the ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ at Clachan and visit Seil Island. Or you can make for picturesque Inveraray (32 miles) on the shores of Loch Fyne, with its attractive black and white houses along the loch front. Inveraray Castle and the historic jail are both open to the public. Just to the north of the town, at the head of the loch near Cairndow, are the famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and also the Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting room with wood-burning stove and Smart TV with Netflix etc.
Kitchen with electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
Double bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Please note: For The Boathouse, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

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  • Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 31/03/2018 to 06/04/2018
  • Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 07/04/2018 to 13/04/2018
  • Whit Week 2018 From 26/05/2018 to 01/06/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £495.00 £545.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £615.00 £670.00
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £495.00 £545.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £615.00 £670.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £845.00 £845.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £615.00 £670.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £845.00 £845.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £615.00 £670.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £495.00 £545.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £615.00 £670.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £415.00 £495.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £895.00 £895.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £895.00 £895.00
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

For The Boathouse, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.


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Private and idyllic, we could have stayed and just never left. It was perfect


Well worth a visit. A peaceful retreat from busy life


We had a heavenly time at the boathouse. Don’t listen to what people have written about the parking — it was perfectly f...

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was very nice no welcome pack which a lot of cottage,s do provide frist cottage we have been to that did,nt have one ha...

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The cottage was really lovely just a shame about the busy road with traffic noise and horrible parking and access path d...

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