At the most Northern part of Argyll, within easy reach of Glencoe and the island of Lismore, our newest large property is well placed for a touring holiday.
Set high above Loch Linnhe, overlooking Shuna Island, the sunny patio, however, enables visitors purely to relax and unwind while enjoying the sound of birdsong, rustling leaves and the trickle of water tumbling over the rock wall beside the house.
The house itself has 3 large bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor with en-suite'wet room', making it suitable for wheelchair users.The bed here is set as a large double, but this may be 'unziooed' into 2 singles.
The whole ground floor has underfloor heating,with the large open plan sitting/dining area being paved in pale Travertine stone.There is, in addition, a multifuel stove in the lounge. Because it is so warm and cosy it is ideal for short breaks at cooler times of year.
Upstairs the master bedroom(with large double bed) has it's own shower room, while the second bedroom upstairs (having twin beds which can be ziplinkeded to form a large double if desired) is en-suite to a 2 door family bathroom.
Within the large open plan area upstairs there are twin beds stacked as seating, which may be curtained off to accommodate a further 2 people. Up here there is also a small cosy corner with couch and TV for alternative viewing.
There is a whole house fresh air/ventilation system which recirculates wasted heat from bathrooms, kitchen and utility room.
Because Tigh an Lios can easily sleep up to 8 people (plus up to 2 further babies of under 2 years) it is well suited for family groups. Children can enjoy exploring our large garden or play on our short tennis court, while gardehers can admire all the scented and colourful plantings. Well bahaved dogs are welcome, though never permitted to be left alone in the house.
Had everything we needed or anybody could want with the exception of wifi which we knew about at the time of booking. Owners kindly allowed use of their own wifi which helped a lot. We were fortunate with the weather which allowed us to enjoy the views from the house and explore the locality.
Would definitely consider returning one day
House sits on elevated site 400 metres from main road - safe for kids and pets. Fantastic views across Loch Linnhe (sea loch) to distant mountains. Very spacious inside both downstairs and up. Large open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen with lovely Italian marble tiles and large wooden beams - plenty space for all. Everything clean and property is well maintained with a selection of books to read or CD's to listen to. Adjoins owners' 2 acre garden you are welcome to walk round. Good Pub/Restaurant on lochside with great views (6 minutes).Convenient for shopping and ferries to islands from Oban (30 mins) or sightseeing/walking/mountaineering at Glencoe (20 mins) and Fort William (35 mins). Have visited 7 times with family over the last 30 months and never disappointed. Welcoming,caring owners. Recommend - for kids, Tralee Beach at Benderloch which is long,sandy and shallow but persevere with directions to find "private" track to get there. For 'oldies' take car ferry to island of Mull with visit to Torosay Castle and Gardens,20 miles south to walk-on ferry for Island of IONA (10 minute crossing) with visit to abbey, origin of Saint Columba and the start of Christianity in Scotland.If time allows you can walk on another small ferry from Iona and visit Fingal's Cave on island of STAFFA (about 40 minute crossing).Northwards to Tobermory which is small harbour town with colourfully painted buildings along seafront, also shops,distillery,pubs and cafes. Return to CRAIGNURE to catch ferry back to Oban (40 minute crossing)
Also, at the bottom of the road of Tigh an Lios, there is access to a new, tarred 'CYCLEWAY' which runs for many miles through the countryside and should be safe for families. Lots of information supplied in folders in house. It may be helpful to know that the local taxi owner (Appin Taxis) lives in the house 150 metres down the road from house. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quality, comfortable holiday home.
Lovely holiday house.Very well appointed and comfortable.
Big, airy livingaerea, good kitchen.Good beds.As we were with 5 adults, sometimes the hot watersupply was not enough.We would recommend it to everybody.
Gracious hosts. Biggest asset is ofcourse the vieuws.In easy reach of walking,touring and a few good restaurants.
Merely relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet and fine views from your house. Bird and wildlife watching. Horse riding and small boat hire within walking distance.
Walking - on the flat or on hills and in forest,
Cycling likewise. New Sustrans lochside cycle track mostly completed.. Many lovely gardens (apart from our own) to be visited locally. Castles to visit. Good dining a short drive away - locally caught seafood a specialty. Many varied golf ourses in vicinity. Fishing - in sea, river or loch may be accessed easily.
Ferries to many Inner Hebridean Islands within easy reach - and also to Outer Habrides from Oban. Exciting sea adventures - watching whales and Dolphins - just South of Oban.. Empty white sandy beaches 1-2 hours drive away on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. West Highland Railway Line can take you to magical deserted places to walk, and you can refresh yourself and recharge your batteries afterwards in Beth's superb station restaurant.