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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house


About the property

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.

More Details

Richard Liley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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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Lochgilphead 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

A beautiful family home with exceptional views to the Islands of Jura and Scarba
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews

A lovely peaceful beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. The views were superb. We met up with the housekeeper Irene who welcomed us and showed us round the house. She was lovely. We had a very peaceful weekend reading and enjoying the scenery.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Patricia Many thanks for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed our books. I will pass your comments on to Irene. Best wishes Richard Owner
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Great home in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in an amazing location, with spectacular views and every comfort you could want. It is off the beaten track, but once you get used to the narrow and winding roads you'll find that it is just a 10 to 15 minute ride to a larger village with grocery stores, etc. It's a great place from which to explore the Kintyre peninsula and the islands, or to just hand out and relax.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of space to relax. And we has the most fantastic weather to enjoy.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and had such good weather. I hope you will come again. Best wishes, Richard
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Fantastic break in a breath taking location.

  • 5 of 5

Yealand house was perfect. It's location couldn't have been better and the views were just breathtaking. The house had everything you could possibly need, our only problem was we wished we were staying for a week instead of a weekend. The children loved the path down to the harbour through the trees and we spent a lovely afternoon at the Crinan canal going for a walk and watching the boats. We are looking forward to returning for a longer break.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your weekend. I agree it is not enough time to really explore, enjoy the area and the house. Do come back and enjoy a longer break. Best wishes, Richard
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Great weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Crinan. The house was great, and the views out to the Islands were spectacular! Great location for a weekend away, and the host was communicative and very helpful. Pictures are accurate and the house had everything we needed for a fun weekend. Definitely would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrea. I am glad you had a lovely weekend (despite the weather). We hope you can stay for longer next time and see the house when the weather is good - its so beautiful when the sun is out. Richard
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Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

This is a warm family home with lovely views of Crinan Harbour and across to Jura, as well as of its surrounding gardens (rowans heavy with fruit while we were there). Its secluded location ensures peace and quiet. Walls covered in paintings, sketches and drawings (some of them David's) make this a home: it feels as though the family has just stepped out to go for a walk. What we particularly appreciated was the first class heating system which has been thoughtfully programmed, coming on just as it is getting colder, and again first thing in the morning to make getting out of bed inviting; we didn't have to struggle with the complexities of the system. The kitchen is very well equipped making cooking easy. Great washing machine and dryer set up and hairdryers in two of the three bathrooms! An infinity water heater in the en suite ensures continuous hot water: bliss! This is a wonderful location from which to explore parts of the West Coast of Scotland which is not only spectacular but the source of some of the best seafood in the world (Tarbert and The Kilberry Inn particularly recommended for outstanding food). Definitely recommended as a touring base.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have deliberately left the house so it feels like a home and is welcoming and comfortable. The aim is to ensure that you have a place to totally relax after a day of exploring, touring and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Do come back .
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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

Lochgilphead House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

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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