Aird Steading Cottage, Ardfern
We love the West coast of Scotland and in particular the magical area around Ardfern, so we were delighted to find this romantic holiday cottage for two just a stone’s throw away from this village. This area between Lochgilphead and Oban is made up of a stunning mix of sheltered coves, rugged mountains, cute villages and breathtaking sea views across the inner hebrides. Can we start packing our bags please?
Fully renovated, Aird Steading Cottage is a spacious and luxury self catering holiday cottage situated at the end of the Craignish peninsula giving it spectacular sea views; from the lounge you can see west to the islands of Jura, Scarba, Mull and Luing and from the window seat in the king size bedroom look east to Loch Craignish and west to Mull. There’s also an enclosed private west facing back garden with panoramic sea views; perfect for watching wildlife or glorious sunsets.
Inside you’ll find a cosy living room with wood burning stove and a very comfy sofa; imagine relaxing in front of the fire with your favourite drink after a walk across the peninsula. The modern kitchen is fully kitted out with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, ceramic hob and electric oven/grill, washing machine and a tumble drier making your stay even more comfortable. The bedroom features a fab king size bed and did we mention the views from the window seat? The luxury bathroom is modern and comfortable with its lovely Jacuzzi bath, perfect for relaxing and pampering.
On the farm itself there are many walks with magnificent views of the Sound of Jura, Loch Craignish and Knapdale. There’s plenty of wild to be seen in the area; Seals, dophins and otters at Loch Beag as well as buzzards, oystercatchers and many other different species of bird life and butterflies.
Ardfern itself has an eclectic mix or interesting houses, a pretty marina with plenty of sailing boats, a handy village shop with post office and delicious wholesome food at The Crafty Kitchen where you’ll also find a nice collection of local crafts and gifts. The local pub offers good food and drink with great views across the water through its floor to ceiling windows.
Further afield there’s Crinan, perfect for a nice stroll along its canal and basin or a posh meal in the evening at The Crinan Hotel - as expected fresh seafood features highly on the menu. The neolithic burial ground and standing stones at Kilmartin Glen along with Kilmartin House Museum are just around the corner. This is one of the most significant archeological stone age sites in Britain and well worth a visit.
If you fancy a full day out then drive up to Oban and catch a ferry to Mull and from there hop on the smaller ferries to magical Iona and go Puffin watching on Staffa, the small uninhabited island made up of hexagonal basalt rock stretching out to become Ireland’s giant causeway. And on your way back call in at the Seafood Shack on Oban’s pier where you can sample freshly caught seafood at a fraction of restaurant prices. Or try the amazing fish and chips at Oban Fish and Chip Shop - we loved the battered Halibut and chips. Recommended by Rick Stein we reckon you can’t go wrong with this place.
There’s so much to see and do around here and with Aird Steading Cottage as your base we think you’ll become just as hooked on this area as we are - enjoy!Check Availability & Prices
Aird Steading Cottage, Ardfern
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