Appin, ArgyllGuest Rating
Sitting down its own private drive on the shore of one of the secluded bays of Loch Creran is Darach Cottage, a charming, detached house in a large, enclosed garden near Port Appin (3 miles) in Argyll.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Once inside, a warm and inviting entrance hall leads through to the sitting room where the wood-burning stove begs you to curl up in front of it and the charming window seat is a good place to spot wildlife from.
The kitchen has a lovely homely feeling with an Aga at its heart, a dishwasher that makes short work of the washing up and a dining area that has been set up by the window in order to make the most of the view out towards the loch.
Laundry facilities are housed in the utility room that has plenty of storage space for shoes and boots and handy drying racks for coats, etc.
The bedrooms are all laid out upstairs where there are two double rooms (one en suite), a twin room and a bathroom with a bath and shower over.
Outside the grassed garden is ideal for children and pets to run around in and there is plenty of parking right by the house. With fields to the side and gentle, wooded hills behind the cottage’s setting is quite idyllic with excellent unimpeded views across the bay to the sparkling waters of the loch.
Port Appin (3 miles) has a community store and a couple of hotel restaurants to try with menus that feature lots of fresh, local seafood. It is also one of the crossing points for passenger ferry trips over to the Isle of Lismore, a relatively unspoilt and incredibly fertile island with some absolutely gorgeous views.
Ferries cross regularly to Lismore throughout the day and bicycles can be taken across for free. The bike hire company in Appin offers bikes and even electric bikes that are great for sightseeing on two wheels.
A visit to see the iconic Castle Stalker (5 miles) is sure to be one of the first things on the agenda. Boat trips run out to the castle from Port Appin for those wanting a closer look from the perspective of the water and seals, otters and majestic sea eagles can often be spotted along the way. With some sea eagles having wing spans of up to 2.5 metres it is hard to miss them!
Walkers will find plenty of quiet routes to keep them occupied and munro baggers can tackle Beinn Sgulaird that towers over Loch Creran. Loch Creran itself has been designated as a Marine Special Area of Conservation in order to protect its precious bedrock and living reefs where an abundance of sealife thrive.
If you want to explore further afield, bustling Oban (18 miles) is a well known hub for boat day trips over to the isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa. Anyone looking for more of an adrenalin rush can try out a coasteering adventure with Vertical Descents that involves wild swimming, cliff jumps and cave exploration.
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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 (3 steps down) with wood-burning stove and TV
Kitchen/dining room with AGA, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and hand shower, WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (log starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of two dogs is welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
From 29/10/2021 to 01/11/2021
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£850.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£650.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£1,095.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£1,095.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£695.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£795.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£895.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£795.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£895.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£1,150.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£895.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£1,150.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£1,250.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£895.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£795.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£895.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£695.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£1,150.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£1,150.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. 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.
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Excellent with super welcome pack
The house was very comfortable and in an ideal location for the loch-side and for exploring the west coast generally. Th...Read More
Just perfect, exactly what we were looking for.
We loved the water side location and exploring the local area.
cottage was great, really clean and we had everything that we needed for a lovely quiet and relaxing break.
A wonderful home-from-home cottage in a beautiful setting. The cottage has a lovely layout and ‘feel’ and is extremely w...Read More