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.
"Lovely, welcoming and comfortable cottage in beautiful location. Great for 4 adults as there are two sitting areas and two bathrooms. The pub a few minutes walk serves fabulous food with friendly service. We had days out to Mull, Glen Coe, Glen Nevis, Inveraray, amongst others. A wonderful holiday" Lisa Sherwin - September 2020
"Enjoyed every minute of our stay. Went with our Grandsons aged 4
and 6 and think they would have been happy to spend every day in the
lovely garden. Great location not too far from Oban which is a pretty
seaside town with some lovely cafes and restaurants. Also can get the
ferry there. We went on the 3 island tour (Mull, Iona and Staffa)
which I would definitely recommend. Inveraray is a lovely little place
and worth a visit. The pub just down the road from the cottage serves
great food and the local village has a well stocked shop which opens
til late. The surrounding scenery is absolutely beautiful and we would
definitely love to return."
Mrs Paramore - August 2019
"Comfortable, cosy, well equipped cottage. Lovely welcome from the
very helpful Jo. Lots of wildlife to enjoy - we had a family of
siskins on the bird feeder and even a red squirrel came to pinch the
peanuts! We chose the cottage specifically because it was listed as
dog friendly. There was a mat down for dogs in the kitchen and dog
bowls provided, which was thoughtful. The bathroom was very close to
the back door which was very handy when he got muddy. The cottage
description says the garden isn't completely secure and it's not. You
can wander in to next door's garden (their dog wandered into ours
once). The garden goes quite steeply and boggily down to the
Kilchrenan Burn, which he liked splashing in. It was fairly slow and
shallow while we were there. The gate across the drive can't be closed
and a small dog could walk under it any way. The road is quite quiet
but you do get lorries in the day time and I wouldn't let a dog out in
the garden unsupervised. He loved it though and enjoyed some nice
walks within minutes of the cottage. We all had a great time at
Oakbank and would definitely stay again."
Mr Horrocks - June 2019
"Had a very relaxing stay at Oakbank in June 2019. The cottage is
very well-equipped and cosy, with a great kitchen/dining area that has
beautiful views of the gardens and birds. Excellent pub two minutes
down the road, very welcoming and good food. The cottage was
well-situated for an enjoyable cycling holiday, would also recommend a
trip to Kererra- small island near Oban."
Mrs Finzel - June 2019
"We had a good week in the cottage it was spotless and everything
was very comfortable everything you could need for a family or a
couple. The view from the Kitchen was very interesting. Lots of birds
were attracted by the Bird feeders which we stocked up every day. They
were a joy to watch from the huge windows in the kitchen and a very
comfy settee ideal for two. The local Pub had just reopened and the
food was excellent being a nice walk from the cottage. Fresh homemade
food and a good selection of wines and spirits. Lots to do: the
Castles, open gardens, Oban not too far away and Inverary Castle is
not to be missed."
Richard Dearman - May 2019
"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
"We've had a very relaxing week here. Thanks for the warm
welcome. We've enjoyed walks, autumn colours, watching the birds
and family time. Mackenzie's Grove was spectacular."
The Russells and Floyd; Edinburgh - October 2018
"Thank you for the beautiful stay and your survival pack. A
wonderful and lovely holiday. This won't be our last visit to
Scotland and your cottage."
Tina, Kathrin, Leo, Konrad & Maria: Chemnitz, Germany - October 2018
"We both thoroughly enjoyed our short and sweet honeymoon at
Oakbank. Thank You!"
Thomas & Julia Cumming; Edinburgh - October 2018
"Wonderful few days. Could not have asked for a better place -
Barr Family; Sutton in Ashfield - September 2018
"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
"Our first but, hopefully, not our last visit to Oakbank.
Charming cottage and wonderful adventures have made this an amazing
holiday. People were so friendly"
Fiona, Stephen, Bethan & Joseph. E. Yorks - August 2018
"We had a wonderful time in Kilchrenan. It's a beautiful place
to stay. There's lots to do. Greetings x x"
Anca, Wilma, Jens, Ryan & Lisette; The Netherlands - August 2018
"Back to Oakbank after 5 years. Always wonderful!
Oakbank & Scotland for ever! Thanks to the Oakbank Crew!"
Lefrere Family; Marseille - July 2018
"We had a great week; loved the cottage and fun watching the
birds. Hope to come back in the future."
Ron, Anne, Gail, Paul & Niamh; Fife - July 2018
"Picturesque location lovely & quiet good to watch the wildlife
enjoyable places to visit."
Mrs Miller - June 2018
"What a wonderful cottage in a lovely location. Thank you for
the great welcome. Wish we could stay longer and hope to come
Katja, Jorg & Emma; Germany - June 2018
"We've had a lovely week. Enjoyed some beautiful walks and
relaxing in such a comfortable, clean, cottage"
Clive, Susan & Poppy; Derby - June 2018
"Lovely cottage and garden. Warm welcome and good
information. Plenty of walks"
Iain, Susan & Yazz; Falkirk - May 2018
"First time at Oakbank and definitely be back again. Spotless,
comfy cottage - Well done! Black Rock Curries are excellent."
Cracknell Family; North Yorkshire - May 2018
"Lovely, comfortable cottage; very peaceful and beautiful
views. Great welcome pack and useful pink folder. Thank
you from all of us"
Bradley Family; North Wales - May 2018
"Has to be one our favourite cottages we have ever stayed in
(sic). We loved all the walks close by the cottage and Elvis,
our puppy, won’t forget his first swim"
Noel, Marilu & Elvis; London - May 2018
"First time at Oakbank - and it won't be the last. We've
stayed in cottages all over Scotland and this is easily one of our
favourites. A very comfortable, cosy and enjoyable stay.
None of us wanted to leave. We will be back."
Carr Family; S. Yorkshire - April 2018
"Great place. Had a lovely few days getting away from it
all. Oban fab for seafood"
Sandeson Family; Bedford - April 2018
"Cottage very homely and comfy. 'Art Box' was enjoyed. Plus
beautiful scenery. Very peaceful"
Von Kynhall & Bell Families: Boness & Poland - April 2018
"We all loved our short stay here in this beautiful and tranquil
cottage and location. Can't wait to come back!!"
Messe Family; Dorset - March 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
"The cottage was perfectly situated - missed identifying the cottage
while driving in the first time - having a Board will be welcome.
However Jo the caretaker was there on arrival and showed us around -
the facilities. Wonderful experience, well furnished and the kitchen
was also spacious and well equipped. Unfortunately could not utilise
the sitting out and barbecue facilities as it was winter, but surely a
cottage worth coming back"
Mr Seshan - December 2016
"What a wonderful cottage! Love the mix of old and new furniture.
Everything spotless and clean. Grounds and views amazing. Loved
sitting by the window in the dining area watching the birds feed and
the sun go down with a lovely glass of wine. Couldn't fault a thing!
Thank you so much for your hospitality!!"
Mr And Mrs Howard - May 2016
"Oakbank was a great base to explore Loch Awe, Oban and Kilmartin /
Lochgilpead. The cottage is well equipped and has a very spacious
kitchen and a comfortable sitting room. Outside there is cycle parking
in the greenhouse and you are left bird seed to feed the voracious
appetites of the songbirds at Kilchrennan. We were surprised both by
the generous welcome pack of food and a tour of the cottage by Jo who
also kept an eye out for us during the week. Everyone we met was
friendly and helpful which added to our experience including Ian at
the local village stores who was a great help. In terms of places to
visit then Loch Awe is fascinating and we would recommend hiring a
boat and exploring the many crannogs and islands with early Christian
sites. We also enjoyed days out cycling on the islands of Lismore and
Kerrera as well as the fascinating Kimartin Glen and the Crinnan canal
All in all a very enjoyable break we would recommend to others."
Mrs Attwell - August 2014
October 15: "Thank you for the welcome and fabulous goodies left
(for us). All much appreciated. Loved cottage and setting - Look
forward to returning"
Borland/Bateman Party, Edinburgh
Sept/Oct 15: "Thanks, Jo, for the lovely welcome and goodies -
cottage was wonderfully cosy - would love a return visit. Been to
Easdale, Inverary, Glen Coe and weather Fantastic!"
Lane Party, Merseyside
5 September 2015: "My daughters, who are in their early twenties
had never been to Scotland.
They thought the scenery was the sort that could only be seen by going abroad!
They are looking forward to future Scotland holidays.
We all really liked Oakbank very much indeed. Loved the cottage and the area, especially Kilchurn Castle and Glen Lonan. Thank you for all the goodies and flowers."
Tracy Kemp, Norfolk
August 2015: "We have all had a fantastic time. Beautiful cottage;
very warm and cosy! Very friendly introduction & one very friendly
robin in garden!"
Hemsley Family, Whitley Bay
July 2015: "A great house whatever the weather & Jo Rocks!"
Aspdel Family, Warwick.
20 June 2015: "We loved staying at Oakbank and couldn't fault the
facilities. About halfway home we realised we had forgotten to write
in the visitors book but our comments would have been 100% positive.
The welcome from Jo and the provisions you supplied were an added
bonus after a long drive up.
Oakbank is on our list of places to stay again"
K. Spillman, Gloucestershire
Feb 2015: "A very relaxing 3 days. Lovely to just sit and watch
the birds. Cottage very comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
Carter & McGill Families, Perthshire and Stirling.
19 December 14: "Best Xmas Cake ever! Cheers Jo."
A & O Williams. Lancaster.
18 October 14: "GREAT! The welcome was warming, the cottage is
very beautiful and Loch Awe and many others all splendid, especially
with the fantastic weather."
The Meijs, Riemers & Romijn Families. The Netherlands.
20 September 14: "Well-equipped house. Nice area. Weather Good!"
W Scott. Jersey.
13 September 14: "Beautiful house and scenery - weather pretty
good too! Thanks."
D Weir. Edinburgh.
23 August 14: "Thank you - we’ve had a Lovely week in this
lovely house and area!"
The Attwells. Cornwall.
12 August 14: "It’s been a tonic just to look out of the
Lovely holiday, cosy cottage and great welcome pack. Thank-you"
D & C Conacher. London
26 July 14: "Thank you very much for the stay! A great place,
beautiful weather and a garden to adventure in!"
The Scott Family. Macau, China.
5 July 14: "What a wonderful cottage in fabulous location. Many
thanks for the little extras. Very much appreciated; as was the the
advice to go to Dalavich and Glen Lonan - beautiful. A credit to you.
D, J & A Payne (plus Oscar and Molly). Preston, Lancashire.
31 May 14: "A very beautiful house in a beautiful garden with
lovely views. (We saw the osprey and a black grouse!)"
J & J Butcher. Alton, Hampshire.
17 May 14: "Great house, really cosy. Thanks for the welcome and
15-22 Feb 14: "A lovely, cosy cottage. Thank you so much for
makingus so welcome. All of the goodies were so appreciated. The
spring flowers were perfect. Thank You."
Norma, Ian and Chloe. Jarrow, Tyne & Wear.
24-31 August 2013. Gloria & Kevin, Cheshire.
"We had a wonderfull week. The cottage is amazing and the location spectacular the welcome pack was very welcome. We are already planning a return visit in the winter."
16-23 August. Sally & David, Bodmin
"Oakbank was a great base to explore Loch Awe, Oban and Kilmartin / Lochgilpead. The cottage is well equipped and has a very spacious kitchen and a comfortable sitting room. Outside there is cycle parking in the greenhouse and you are left bird seed to feed the voracious appetites of the songbirds at Kilchrennan. We were surprised both by the generous welcome pack of food and a tour of the cottage by Jo who also kept an eye out for us during the week. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful which added to our experience including Ian at the local village stores who was a great help. In terms of places to visit then Loch Awe is fascinating and we would recommend hiring a boat and exploring the many crannogs and islands with early Christian sites. We also enjoyed days out cycling on the islands of Lismore and Kerrera as well as the fascinating Kimartin Glen and the Crinnan canal. All in all a very enjoyable break we would recommend to others."
10-17 August 2013: Lefrere Family, Marseille.
“A very nice cottage, it’s a gem in a lovely countryside. Many thanks to Jo and Brenda.”
3-10 August 2013: Phommavanh Family: From Monymusk.
“We had a lovely time and thank you for all the goodies” “I loved it cuz it was Awesome”
27 July - 3rd August 2013: Fullelove Family. From Nottingham.
“The cottage is lovely and is a great base for exploring the local wildlife. We have seen puffins, Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles.”
27 July - 3rd August 2013: Robertson
“The cottage is perfect so welcoming with all the goodies and such a lovely setting. It’s been a brilliant get-away from the rat-race. Thank you.”
6-13 July 2013: Famille Gandon. From Augers, France.
“The Cottage is perfect! The weather too! Thanks for all.”
10-13 May 2013: Alex, Ben, Aidan, David & Victoria. From Cardiff,
Dunfermline, Crail and London
“What a great cottage! Perfect Place for exploring the area. Comfortable, warm and friendly. Unexpected welcome treats were the icing on the cake! Thank You.”
October 2012. The Stewart Family. Edinburgh.
“We’ve had a very enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage. Thank you!”
June 2012. The Liebermann Family. Devon.
“Thank you for a lovely week – super accommodation and area to explore.”
22nd April 2012. The McCaffrey Family. Cumbria
“Had a fantastic weekend at Oakbank! The whole area is so peaceful and relaxing. Will definitely be coming back!”
April 2012. The Hewitt Fellowship. Bristol
“We had a lovely stay – great weather and marvellous views! Thanks for the welcome pack.”
New Year 2012. Pat & Mike. Troon
“A fabulous, comfortable stay. Beds so cozy, views magnificent and ‘hello’ altogether great.”
13th October 2011. Sally and Jeremy Drakeford. Barnstaple
“A most delightful stay! Thank you for the warmest of welcomes and all the goodies.”
10th September 2011. The Sandifords. Morpeth
“Had a lovely week. Very comfortable cottage. Thank-you for all the treats and kind welcome.”
29th August 2011. Barry & Liz. Rossendale
“Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Welcome gifts were very much appreciated. Thank-you for an enjoyable stay. We look forward to coming back soon.”
August 2011. The Gillet Family. Brussels
“Fresh bread and welcome pack much appreciated. [information provided] was very helpful and above all the Scottish Countryside is amazing. We enjoyed much [sic] our stay in Oakbank.”
22nd July 2011. The Gilani Family. Glasgow & London
“Oakbank is Beautiful! You’ve thought of everything to make our holiday as relaxing as possible.”
17th July 2011. Pat and Mike Holland. Troon
“Very comfortable stay. Thoughtful gifts – useful and tasty. Superb visuals....”
4th June 2011. Nick, Maggie, Mollie and Jamie. Hull
“Lovely stay; Hope to come again.”