Stunning views over Loch Etive to Ben Cruachan, four bedrooms sleeping up eight
West Coast Cottages
About West Coast Cottages
We have been running West Coast Cottages for 17 years now and are very particular about our properties We to grow & develop the business with only a select few of the best
West Coast Cottages purchased this House in 2016
Why West Coast Cottages chose Taynuilt
New to our portfolio in 2016 after a complete refurbishment. Great location with access to some great outdoor activities.
Fantastic cottage in amazing locationl
Enjoyed everything about our stay at Springbank. Comfortable beds, great kitchen and living areas. Beautiful garden and all very private. Found lots to do locally for all the family and ate out and local pubs. Small shop , post office and tearoom within walking distance.
Highly recommend and hope to visit again
Thankyou very much
Short break at Springbank with friends and kids mid October 2018.
Had a great stay mid term break (Mond-Friday) with family and friends. 4 adults (40 somethings) , 4 children (2 sixteen year olds and 2 thirteen year olds). Instructions on booking and location sent in advance of visit, all clear and no issues in arriving. Scenery on route fantastic with great autumn colours, lochs and a pleasant drive for us. Stopped for couple of drinks and food at Ben Cruachan Hotel en-route; excellent views, good food, very pleasant staff and would recommend a visit.
Arrived late afternoon and easily accessed house. It was a little cold for the girls on arrival (although personally I like that, as by the time you unpack and get into any house in late Autumn in Scotland the wind has blown through the place anyhow). That said the thermostat was turned right down, but easily identified and adjusted and the place soon warmed up. Log burner in main living room was also a great addition (instructions in the table for anyone that is unsure on operation). If anyone prefers a warmer bedroom, than take the double room over the main lounge.
We have stayed in numerous houses over Scotland over the past 6 or so years and generally look for somewhere to relax, access to a bit of walking (hills or forest), a good table for dinner, somewhere to have a few drinks in the evening, all in a location that still gives us options and for us the house and its location worked really well. It was a good size for us and generally well equipped.
Rear entrance has plenty of space for coats/shoes, a large enough a second sitting room should anyone wish to break off for a bit, plenty of space in the bedrooms and toilet/shower accommodation, a great dining room that everyone could easily get round the table for dinner/supper, utility with additional fridge and freezer space and washing facilities should they be needed. Kitchen was also good size and well equipped (although it would have benefited from an extract over the cooker).
WIFI also worked well.
We had a really good week in the area (train into Oban, Oban Distillery (inc kids), hiked up to the dam from the route under the rail station, some flatter terrain walking (a short drive from the house), local sight seeing on boat tour from Oban).
Overall we thought it was a great house and offered good value, in a quiet location that gives good access to local train or roads. Lots of nice touches, artwork which helps place it, great showers with plenty of hot water, clean towels and reasonably well stocked with bits n bobs you might need when away but forgot to pack (although that might not be everyone's cup of tea, we thought it worked well). Whisky taster and chocos also welcomed, although recommendation to owner to stock up with a few prosecco glasses - plenty of everything else.
Thanks again to the owners and management team for our stay.
Had a wonderful stay in this warm and cosy house. Unfortunately left a little earlier than planned due to
the dreadful wet and windy weather no reflection on the house or the area. Lots to see and lovely walks
which the dogs enjoyed too.
Home away from Home
We very much enjoyed our stay at Springbank! It was a perfect end to a 3 week journey across Europe. Although it was rainy (as expected), we were able to take full advantage of the house. If you are looking for a place to relax, this is it! This property is well equipped and full of charm. The location is lalso great! Having the train station a short walk away along was handy and the local grocer and butcher made us feel like neighbours. This lovely home is highly recommended! Thank you for the great customer service.
Another great family holiday at Springbank.
Our 2nd year at Springbank. 6 adults and 5 children. House excellent for our needs, lots of cooking and sitting out the front in the evenings enjoying the views. Good base for exploring the whole area from Oban to Glen Coe, which again we did. Fresh eggs from down the road a bonus. Service from Samantha at West Coast Cottages was very helpful.
A few suggestions:
Could do with a tumble drier and better drying racks.
Could do something to get rid of or soften the low slanting doorway to kitchen, we had some nasty bumps.
Bins were full on arrival (including general rubbish in recycling bins) and not emptied on schedule. Samantha sorted it for us very quickly but it would be better to arrive to bins which are useable.
Wonderful cottage in a great location!
We loved our stay at Springbank. The location was central to exploring Oban and Mull, as well as the mountains in Glencoe and Ft. William. The house was fully equipped. The only thing that would have made it better was fans to help cool and circulate the air, or installing screens on the windows. I know it's very rare to have screens, but I can't understand how people leave windows open with those midges! I was eaten alive and miserable with the windows open, yet very hot with them closed. But.....I don't want to complain about lots of sun in Scotland! Shower soap and shampoo were also not included, which would have been nice at that price point. But....those things were certainly not enough to ruin the trip. We loved it and would love to return.