Oakbank Cottage: Self Catering for 6 people.
Comfortable, self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people with spectacular views of Ben Cruachan and the surrounding hills on the outskirts of the village of Kilchrenan near Taynuilt and close to Oban in Argyll Scotland.
The house is surrounded by a delightful cottage garden planted with spring bulbs, summer perennials and climbing roses. Later in the year the garden is bright with autumn colours. There are seating areas to the east, west and south of the house where coffee, lunch or afternoon tea can be enjoyed outside along with a backdrop of stunning views. Beyond the cottage garden is an informal wild woodland garden sloping down to the Kilchrenan Burn, flowing from nearby Loch Tromlee to Loch Awe a mile beyond the house.
You will be welcomed on arrival and we request that you arrive between 2pm and 5pm or by arrangement. Your host will introduce you to the house and will be happy to give further advice during your stay. A welcome pack, containing local and Fairtrade products where possible, is provided containing tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits and home baked bread. Other items can be included on request at an additional cost. There is a collection of games, local books and maps in the house for your use.
Floor Plan of Oakbank Cottage
Recent Guest's Comments:
"We've had a brilliant week at this lovely cottage. Great
trips to Kilmartin and Easdale. Black Rock Curries
recommended. Crinan also interesting - we saw a sea otter
there. Managed to climb two Munros despite the weather and
strong winds. Saw an eagle."
Tim, Rose & Alison Barnes; Lancs & Yorks - February 2019
"Enjoyable house with plenty of room in all places. Nice place to
stay, and the nature around it is magnificent. Enough things to do
around the place."
Mr Potma - August 2018
"Picturesque location lovely & quiet good to watch the wildlife
enjoyable places to visit."
Mrs Miller - June 2018
"Stayed here before loved it. This time was even better we knew our
way about cottage, still as homely as ever weather was cold but sunny,
pub was open and friendly total relax for four days apart from intense
eighty minutes during Scotland's victory over England in six
nations.Will be back again for sure"
Mr Carter - February 2018
"Oakbank is a lovely 3 bedroom cottage in a remote place. The
cottage has everything you could wish for, the kitchen is lovely with
floor to ceiling windows facing onto the garden. There are 2 garden
seats out the back where whilst enjoying a coffee in the sunshine you
can hear the stream that runs along the bottom of the garden, and
watch the birds feeding from the feeders which was so relaxing. Apart
from a halve a dozen other little cottages dotted about and a
wonderful little pub which is a 5 minute walk from the cottage where I
can highly recommend the food, there is nothing else. There is no
mobile phone signal at all either inside or outside of the cottage,
however there is internet in the sitting room only. The road up to the
cottage to and from the main road is not for the faint hearted
it’s single track with passing places,but the view as you drive
the road is lovely. If your looking for a lovely area to just unwind,
enjoy the views and relax then Oakbank is for you."
Miss Wilson - September 2017
"On arrival the cottage exceeded our expectations. Efficient
handover, and a generous welcome pack. Exceptionally well equipped.
The beds, sofas and chairs are comfortable. Shower has great water
pressure. Everything is sturdy, not cheap. The view through the
kitchen/diner is amazing. Do buy bird feed from the local butcher, it
will transform your holiday! If you want to eat out the pub has good
fare, and there are two 4-5 star hotels within a couple of miles
standing on the shores of a Loch. Up the road is Oban, a bustling town
that has improved over the years, with many individual shops and
restaurants. World class sea food available at several places. In
Taynuilt there is a good butcher, post office and a general store.
Nearby is Inveraw Smokery with top quality smoked fish and rarely seen
foodie products. For excursions o'er the watter, ferries to Mull,
Tiree, Coll and Outer Hebridies leaves from Oban. Fares are cheap
compared to the English Channel and IOW services. Also possible to
drive to Mallaig and take the ferry to Skye where my wife's favourite
shop is in Armadale, Ragamuffin. A short way south is Inverrary with
its castle, historic jail and small town. A little further is the Loch
Fine Oyster Bar the original and best, still in family hands and not
part of the eponymous chain. Fish dishes you do not see in the South
e.g. Bradan Rost, baked smoked salmon. All in all a fabulous holiday
Mr Breton - September 2017
"We were welcomed by the local housekeeper who showed us around the
house explaining everything form where the extra fuel for the fires
was to when the rubbish bins would be emptied. We were left a very
generous welcome food box which included a loaf of fresh bread,
cheese, chocolate an a bottle of red wine. The house was spotless warm
and welcoming. One bonus was the bird life at the outside feeder, we
had everything from sparrows to a wood pecker and a red squirrel Great
Mrs Paisley - June 2017