By Connel, ArgyllGuest Rating
The usual reaction on entering Dunfuinary Cottage must surely be - wow! You would have to be very jaded indeed not to be quite stunned by its amazing outlook across the waters of Loch Etive.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
There are decking platforms on three sides of the cottage too, so you can follow the sun round as you quite possibly take root in front of this wonderful panorama and don't want to move for the duration of your holiday.
Just 5 miles from Oban and a mile from the pretty village of Connel (with restaurants, hotels and shop/PO), the cottage stands on its own and is accessed by steps from the road. While the A85 runs past and above the cottage at the rear, the house is double glazed and the acoustics seems to take any traffic noise over your head.
The cottage has been beautifully designed on two levels (with three internal stairs) to take advantage of the rake of the hill, with stylish wooden flooring throughout. The open-plan sunken sitting room has a variety of seating to suit every mood so you can curl up in the corner or lie on the chaise by the window to admire the view. There is also a stylish wood-burning stove with feature flue that keeps the whole place cosy and with the French doors out to the decking area open, you can feel like you are really ‘bringing the outdoors in’.
The spacious kitchen/dining area is neat and well-equipped and again has French doors out to that wonderful decking area. There is also a cosy double bedroom and a bathroom with bath and shower. Dunfuinary provides incredibly generous, modern accommodation for two in an absolutely stunning setting.
Outside, besides the decking, a charming grotto garden lies to the side of the cottage with furniture on a small terrace and a path that leads down to your own private 'beach'.
Having found such a heavenly spot, it may indeed be hard to tear yourself away, but it would be a shame to come to such a beautiful part of Scotland's west coast and not do some exploring.
From Oban, you can take day trips to Mull, Iona and several of the smaller islands. There is a lovely safe sandy beach just 3 miles away at Tralee Bay by Benderloch, where there is also karting.
Just 8 miles up the road is the Sea Life Centre at Barcaldine, which operates a seal rescue project and where you can see (and sometimes touch) the amazing range of sea creatures which inhabit the surrounding waters.
Beyond Appin and still within easy reach of the cottage, is Ballachulish (with a hotel, shop and golf course) and the entrance to atmospheric and majestic Glencoe. At The National Trust centre there you can learn all about the local flora and fauna and also the glen’s tragic history. Now, of course, it is a mecca for climbers and, in winter, for skiers as well. For a real challenge, at Kinlochleven near Ballachulish is the Ice Factor, the national ice climbing centre which caters for all levels of ability.
A week in this enchanting cottage will most certainly not be enough.
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.
Open plan Kitchen/dining room with electric oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge (with small ice box) microwave, etc.
Washing machine in cupboard.
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.
Sitting room (3 steps down) with wood-burning stove and Smart TV and Netflix.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (initial supply of logs INCLUDED). Wifi (INCLUDED) Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
- Save 15% - Easter 2019 From 06/04/2019 to 26/04/2019
- Save 10% w/c 16 Mar 19 From 16/03/2019 to 22/03/2019
- Save 10% w/c 23 Mar 19 From 23/03/2019 to 29/03/2019
- Save 10% w/c 30 Mar 19 From 30/03/2019 to 05/04/2019
- May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
- Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£495.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£615.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£495.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£615.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£715.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£615.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£715.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£615.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£495.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£615.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£415.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£895.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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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Mr Marcin the caretaker met us as we arrived and showed us around this beautiful cottage and gave us pointers on places ...Read More
Simply stunning. Photos make it look amazing, once you see it for yourself, you will be blown away.
Caretaker and c...
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such a positive review following your recent stay. The owners were so...Read More
The cottage is absolutely stunning. Location right by Loch Etive is just perfect, we could not get enough of that view. ...Read More
Everything top quality every detail thought of
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