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Craobh Haven Cottages - Traditional seaside homes

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

West-facing 2 bedroom cottage right by the sea, spectacular island views.

Situated right beside the sea, Islay Cottage combines the warmth and comfort of home with wonderful, unspoilt views of many West Coast islands from Jura to Mull. Traditionally built for local character and charm, the cottage has timber beams and an open fireplace built with local stone. Fitted and furnished to an award-winning standard throughout, the cottage is cleaned and cared for every week by the owners.

The open-plan downstairs has a west-facing sitting area with comfy chairs, open fire, digital TV, DVD/video, CD player, telephone and free WiFi. The kitchen and dining area is to the rear, with open views to the woods behind. In the kitchen we provide high quality crockery, cutlery, and equipment, including a dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave oven, washing machine and tumble drier.

Upstairs has a west-facing master bedroom with 5ft king-sized bed, fitted wash basin, generous storage and sea views. The twin bedded room has views to the rear. Bath and hand towels, duvets with covers, sheets and pillowcases are all provided.

All electricity, and coal for the open fire, is provided at no extra cost. Well behaved pets are welcome, subject to charges and certain conditions.

The small, friendly village of Craobh Haven (pronounced 'croove', after the Gaelic for a small tree or shrub) lies about 20 miles south of Oban, just north of Ardfern. There are many things to do locally including boat trips, horse riding, bird and sealife spotting and spectacular walks.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Haggis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Matthew Haggis

Matthew Haggis and Alison Hampton have owned and operated Islay Cottage since 1982, always maintaining it at an independently quality assured 4 Star standard. We love self-catering, and we love the west coast of Argyll.

Matthew Haggis purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Matthew Haggis chose Lochgilphead

Craobh Haven is a special place, with seemingly uniquely relaxing properties. People comment on how well they sleep there, how quiet and recuperative it it. They like the comfort and ease of the cottage, and often talk about the 'little touches' that make the cottage welcoming and, well, what it is!

What makes this cottage unique

Our guests mainly talk about the amazing views from the front windows (or when sitting on the wooden bench outside, sipping a local whisky on a summer's evening!) This is directly West, overlooking a scattering of Hebridean islands, which have the effect of breaking up the sea view and making for fantastic sunsets.

Many also mention the great walking form straight out the back door, and the huge variety of wildlife - from seals to red squirrels to herons to deer to sea-eagles - that can be spotted just out the window, or a short walk away.


Lochgilphead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twin Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Craobh Haven Cottages - Traditional seaside homes
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Sehr geschmackvoll mit viel Liebe eingerichtetes Cottage mit Blick aufs Meer und Kamin.

  • 5 of 5

In dem Cottage gab es alles was man braucht. Geschirr und Gläser waren ausreichend vorhanden.Die Möbel einschließlich Bett hatten eine gute Qualität und waren bequem. Durch den Kamin könnte man auch die kalten, verregneten Tage genießen. Wir haben uns rundherum wohl gefühlt. In der Nähe (2 min zu Fuß) gibt es einen netten Pup mit einer guten Speisekarte. Allerdings sind die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten begrenzt. Bis Oban sind es ca 20 Meilen, dort ist der nächste Supermarkt und auch alles andere was man braucht.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive and accurate review, Birgit. I am glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the area. I hope you don't mind if I post an English translation of your Review here, for English-speaking guests: Very tastefully decorated with love, a cottage with sea view and fireplace. The cottage has everything you need, with plenty of dishes and glasses. The furniture, including the beds, were of good quality and were comfortable. With the open fireplace you can even enjoy any cold, rainy days. All in all, we felt very comfortable. Nearby (2 min walk) there is a nice pub with a good menu. However, the shopping is limited. It is about 20 miles to Oban, where there is a supermarket and everything else you need.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Craobh Haven
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Craobh Haven
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Marina foreshore
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.97

For full terms and conditions of let see

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.