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Richard Liley

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

A beautiful family home with exceptional views to the Islands of Jura and Scarba

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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House in Crinan by Lochgilphead, Argyll Scotland, UK - Peaceful Location, 2 Minutes Walk To Crinan Harbour.

Yealand House is set into a hillside with breathtaking panoramic views out to the Sound of Jura, Gulf of Corryvreckan, Scarba and Mull. This beautifully designed split level detached family house, built in the 1980’s, is close to Crinan Basin where the Crinan Canal joins the sea.

Welcoming and comfortable, this much loved family home has a mix of antique and country-style modern furnishings creating a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The highlight is the spacious living room with it's double height ceiling, minstrels' gallery and stunning views to Jura and Scarba. Guests can relax in the comfortable three piece suite in front of a wood burning stove with access to doors that lead out onto a wonderful deck balcony where summertime drinks can be enjoyed while watching glorious sunsets and the gentle movement of the boats. For rainy days there is also a large television, DVD, radio, record player, library of books and games.

There are three bedrooms two are double bedrooms and one bedroom with twin beds. The main bedroom is an upper self-contained annex bedroom with en suit toilet and shower with views to the front and back of the house and its own living room. The second double bedroom has a viewing point out to the Islands and has an en suit toilet and basin. There is also a separate bathroom with toilet.

The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, dining table and chairs. There is also an added utility room with washing machine and clothes dryer. The front porch can also be used as a breakfast room and guests can make the most of the morning sunshine.

For recreation guests can make use of the table tennis table and darts board in the double garage of the house.

Yealand House is situated above Crinan Basin and you can visit the Crinan Hotel for freshly caught seafood or lunch in the bar. There is also a coffee shop with fresh homemade cakes and a gallery of local artists work. Watch the yachts sail in out of the Atlantic, stroll along the shoreline or canal paths or take the path to Crinan wood (a remnant of Scotlands' own rainforest) and enjoy the panoramic views to the Isle of Jura, Mull, the river Add and Duntrune castle.

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Richard Liley (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Richard Liley

The property is a family home owned by myself and my brother. I manage the letting of the property. My name is Richard Liley and I am an Artist and Tutor.

Why Richard Liley chose Scotland

This is a family home that we had built in the 1980's. My mother's family originated from Largs on the Firth of Clyde and were great sailors. Many of them have ended up in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. We love Crinan for the peace, the walks and the wildlife and regard it as a very special place.

What makes this house unique

The spacious rooms with stunning views. good parking facilities. Watching red squirrels, rare birds and deer that come into the garden.

Activities such as painting, swimming, sailing, walking, bird watching, cycling, picnicking. Direct access to the harbor through the garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

" A Lovely house in a lovely place. We could have happily spent the week inside reading books and playing table tennis, but there is so much beautiful scenery outside. We had one or two spectacular sunsets, but the view is stunning at anytime of the day.


" Enjoyed our stay at the house. Sometimes felt that the Liley family had just left and it was a house share not a rental. The pictures,books, music, games (especially the jigsaws) were particularly appreciated.. The view is to be celebrated at every passing hour" TOMKINS FAMILY

"What a splendid time we had - The view, the view!

The housekeeper was very friendly and helpful, as were the neighbours without being intrusive. The location cannot be bettered whatever the weather.

Recommend a boat trip with venture West at Crinan Harbour (below the house) - Sandy is very good and will take you to explore + understand the view you are looking at. Including seals, porpoise, whales etc. " Hicklin family
Apr 2011
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based on 13 traveler reviews

A beautiful family home with exceptional views to the Islands of Jura and Scarba
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

Fantastic - a perfect 'get away from it all!'

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at Yealand House, there is something for everyone. It's a great place to spend time with family and enjoy the tranquility of the spectacular views. This place is the perfect antidote to life in the fast lane. Our week here will be a special memory for a long time to come. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so pleased that you had such a memorable time at Yealand House and enjoyed the views and the tranquility which is a very rare thing nowadays.
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Brilliant place!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property with the most awesome views. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and we hope that you visit us again.
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Lovely house and location. Ideal for a week or weekend.

  • 4 of 5

The house has the most amazing views and although a little cold when we arrived, it warmed up quickly, helped along by the lovely cake, tea, and milk that had been kindly left for us. It has 3 good sized rooms, with one of them a double which has its own lounge and bathroom - ideally if your traveling with anyone that needs a bit of space. The living room is huge and has lots of great books, interesting family articles and a real sense of being a family home. The local area is also beautiful. We drove down to Machrihansih which is the tip of Argyl seeing the seals on the way and also spent a day in Oban. Traveling through the hills along the Moss road, amazing scenery (takes about an hour- but worth it). Should also say the owner and housekeeper were very helpful both before and on arrival at the property. Would love to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunningly high up sea views and a spacious holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the huge double height sitting room, its wood stove fire and our kids and their friends spent surprisingly long playing the boards games, table tennis and discovering darts. A well kitted out kitchen and house. Where else in the world has so much coastline, lochs and islands to explore? We took away some great photos and memories. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nigel and Irene I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday and that you felt so at home I our lovely house.
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Amazing views and warm cosy house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful short stay in January whilst visiting family. A magical position on the top of the hill with incredible views, There was something in the house to amuse everyone. A real family place. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful stay at Yealand house. Our only regret was that we could not have stayed longer. The house is simply lovely it has a warm family feel to it as though you are just looking after it while the family are away for a week. The views are stunning watching the changing colours as the sun sets means you will want to sit just taking it all in. The west coast itself is fantastic with trips to the islands a must. Visiting from an area with no concept of dark nights I was simply knocked out to step outside the house on a clear dark night and looked up to see for the first time in many years the whole array of stars before me. A simple but beautiful pleasure..if you are from the city or the town please take the time to see this. We intend to return such was the impression the house and the area made on us. If you are thinking of booking the house please do so you will be rewarded with a lovely memory.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Thank you very much for your comments. We aim to retain the family feel of the house and we are delighted that you share our enthusiasm for this very special place. We look forward to you coming again. Richard Liley Owner"
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Special interest holidays:

The owner of the property is an artist and art tutor and will run private courses in all medias if required.


Harbour and boat moorings, 800 yards by foot. Sandy beach less than half a mile by car.


Distance from Glasgow Airport is 86 miles about two hours by car. Car is essential and car hire is available at the airport and in Lochgilphead.


Lochgilphead (7 miles), Oban (37 Miles), Kilmartin (8 miles), Tarbert (16 miles), Inveraray (24 miles) and Campeltown (58 miles). Ferry to Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Tarbert (18 miles). Ferries for Mull, Iona and Staffa in Oban (37 miles). Ferry to Arran Skipness (26 miles). Ferries to Ghia, Colonsay and Oransay from Tayinloan (32 miles).

Further Details:

Crinan Canal quayside offers facilities such as a coffee shop and art gallery and the Crinan Hotel, which is renowned for its bars and seafood restaurant. The canal towpath is perfect for walks and cycling and has a hide for bird watching across the nature reserve. The whole area boasts a number fascinating walks that allows visitors to explore the natural beauty of the area and the local wildlife such as otters, owls, beavers (close to the only beaver colony in the U.K.) and small red deer.

The house is 16 minutes away from the town of Lochgilphead. The town has a variety shops, cafes and restaurants, hospital/doctors surgery, a swimming pool and sports center. There is also a bike shop to hire bikes.


Rates & Availability

Islay & Mid Argyll House Rental Rates

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Summer High Season
May 21 2016 - Sep 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
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Dec 19 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
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Jan 1 2017 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $262

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable 20% deposit is payable on booking. The balance is payable four weeks prior to the commencement of the letting period and includes a £200 against contents damage. For bookings made four weeks or less prior to commencement of the letting, the full rent with any additional charges must be paid at the time of booking. The house sleeps six persons with extra sleeping facilities for a maximum of nine. A charge of £50 is payable per extra guest.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover date (Sat-Sat preferred). Short breaks are available but not in peak season (Sat -Thurs).

Notes on prices:
All the Prices include heating (except for logs for the wood burning stove) and electricity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Scotland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 is a WC, bathroom with standing shower and basin. En-suite to bedroom 2 is a WC bathroom with basin and shaving point. Family bathroom has a WC, bath, bidet, basin and shaving point.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2 have double beds and en-suite facilities. Bedroom 3 has twin beds. Additional lounge with double sofa bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: No smoking and no dogs or pets. Wood burning/coal fire. Cot Available. Outside: Double garage incorporating a games room with full size table tennis table and professional darts board (adult supervision). Also tables for art lessons. Porch and balcony. The garden extends down the hill to Crinan Harbour, which is ideal for all forms of boating, sailing, canoeing and diving. Utility Room: The Utility room has washing machine, tumble dryer and cleaning materials. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, they will be changed on a weekly basis. Extra towels and linen will be made available. Other: Upstairs Coffee lounge with double sofa bed and TV/DVD.

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