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Visit Creagard on Luing, the Forgotten Isle only a short distance from the Oban.

Bedrooms 3
Space 509 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Large 3 bedroom house with huge lounge and second private chart room sea views

Situated in the Firth of Lorne overlooking Mull, but only a short 5 minute car ferry crossing from the mainland, with Oban only 19 miles distant, Creagard offers the selective visitor a unique island location to explore this enchanting wild area on our doorstep. The Isle of Luing is located 19 miles/30 kilometers from the busy travel hub of Oban and well placed for the visitor to explore the area. Creagard is a large slate built house with three bedrooms, sleeping seven, a chart room and a large lounge with wood-burning stove and vaulted ceiling, and the self-contained and private garden has several seating areas each with its own unique feel.The large deck accessed from the main lounge is a popular spot. Facing south, this area catches the sun.

The main bedroom is large with an ensuite bathroom and two single beds.Some of the walls are original stone, and have unique stained glass illuminated windows.Their is a large and impressive old master copy of Guido Reni`s Aurora above the single beds, and a spiral leading upstairs to a private area for linen storage. The lighted stained glass panels offer a pleasant ambient light, andthere is a seperate private access to the secluded rear garden.This ensuite has an attractive bathroom with bath and electric power shower

The two double bedrooms, one with an Edwardian metal bed are conveniently located next to the main modern tiled bathroom with walk in shower.The tiles are of Jerusalem stone and if you look very closely, you may be able to see some fossils of sea creatures.

The most popular room for some guests is the chart room above the kitchen accessed from a second spiral staircase, and enjoys magnificent views over the Firth of Lorne to Mull. There is a sofa bed for two, plus the main TV. Situated within an ancient sailing coffer, you can find a selection of traditional games. Contained in the chart room are a selection of books and dvd films

The modern kitchen with slate floor has all the amenities you would expect from a house of quality.... Washing machine, Bosch grill/oven and 4 electric counter rings for cooking, a large selection of cooking utensals and pots and pans suitable for yiour lobsters and langoustine.The traditional Scots pine dresser adds to the over all country farmhouse effect.

The most impressive room is the large high vaulted lounge with minstrel gallery andfeature lighted stained glass windows. There is a large wood burning stove and a dining table and 8 chairs.Wood block flooring and rugs.

The very private and enclosed gardens enure you enjoy privacy. The seating outside is more than adequate and the garden contains the romantic slate ruins of an ancient engine shed, the walls now restored by the owner, and offering a sun trap out of any winds blowing. There is private parkig immediately infront of ther property with parking for two plus cars.

More Details

cully pettigrew
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About cully pettigrew

I am a keen sailor, believing in enjoying the moment, and am one who is prepared to take on new challenges. Most friends find me outgoing and friendly and certainly not a dull companion. I enjoy taking the odd risk, but not at the expense of harming others. Sailing around the Scottish West Coast now occupies much of my time as well as hill scrambling and walking in general. I enjoy my food and wine with the occasional dram, , and some say I am not a bad cook. Looking after the planet and reducing waste is very much part of my lifestyle. Living up the these aspirations can be the challenge.

cully pettigrew purchased this house in 1997

Why cully pettigrew chose Oban

Situated in the Conservation village of Cullipool on the Island of Luing, this architect designed cottage has been substantially and imaginatively restored with cathedral vaulted ceilings and stained glass galleries and enjoys superb sea views and stunning sunsets over the Firth of Lorne to the Island of Mull.

Located in the heart of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Luing is a very peaceful Hebridean island and is the ideal place for hill and coastal walking, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and cycling. The wildlife is abundant and the locals friendly! There are iron age forts for the historically minded. Many other numerous activities such as pub crawling and golf are located on nearby Seil on a five minute car ferry crossing. A new museum nearby offers coffees, lunch and dinners for the special occasion. ( May be shut off season).

As for the property itself, my detailed description above should give one an idea of what to is not your usual run of mill properties.I have had several weddings, one which actually took place on the balcony over the pond, many anniversaries, two honeymoons, but thankfully no funerals yet!

What makes this house unique

Amazing unique house located on a hidden and mysterious island but only a short distance and easily reached from the mainland of Argyll near Oban. The locals are fairly amazing too, well known for their generous Highland hospitality.The lobsters, crabs and langostine are caught by some of your close neighbours so you couldnt obtain fish any fresher!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oban in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 509 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located alongside bedrooms 2 and 3.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite bathroom for master bedroom 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Chart room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeper who could provide meals, babysitting can be provided. Massage available locally. Reiki and yoga from same person. Two iron age forts locally well worth the visit. New museum nearby offers coffee shop and evening meals in season. Adjoining local hall has many activities for adults and children. You will be made most welcome at any of these events. See notice board opposite property. Of graet interest are the local boat trips to Corrievreckan and seal watching.These leave from Cullipool Pier 200 meters from my house. Sea water fishing from the rocks near Cullipool Pier. Gordon from Luing store will put in fresh supply of food if given enough notice.


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Visit Creagard on Luing, the Forgotten Isle only a short distance from the Oban.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Most beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is magnificent! And we had a week of sunshine and warm weather!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host such appreciative guests. They looked after my place wonderfully well. Haste yee back
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A beautiful island full of friendly people.

  • 5 of 5

Creagard is an amazing property. We were all very comfortable and felt welcome and at home. There was an excellent guitarist performing at the Atlantic Island Center the night we arrived and we enjoyed a gourmet lunch there the day we left. We explored the island by foot, bicycle and car but would have needed much more time to see it all. We are hooked on the Isle of Luing.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure hosting such appreciative guests. I look forward to them returning to catch up on all the things they missed.
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A unique cottage, full of character. A fantastic place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We all loved Creagard and it's tiny frogs!

The Atlantic visitor center is strongly recommended, particularly if you need a fresh coffee in the morning and if there is live music on in the evening. We were lucky enough to get tickets for a folk band in the center (though I'm sure the organisers still think we didn't pay for our ticket - organisation is not a strong point there!). Make sure you give notice is you want the langoustines or scallops as they are lovely and they do run out. I'd also recommend Mrs. McQueen for some prawns. The best I've ever tasted but be prepared as they are alive!!

The cottage is really interesting. Lots to see, lots to take in. We loved the main room with the large picture over the wood burner and the inset stained glass panels. I taught my daughter how to play chess in front of a lovely fire. The sun deck gives a great view of the stars on a clear night - perfect with a glass of wine! The garden is great for a barbeque and very private and my 14 year old son made the chart room his own bolt hole for the week.

The bedrooms were comfortable and we were well looked after by Flo who provided some milk for us on arrival (Luing shop is not open on a Sunday - though well worth a visit when it is open).

The walk to the trig point provides amazing views of the island and I'd recommend a visit to the iron age hill fort (I only found 1, but Cully says there are 2), and a walk down to the beach provides a great view of Mull and the surrounding islands.

The rib ride from Easdale is a great way to see the islands and whilst there you must visit the arts and crafts center. You can't miss it and the paintings by C.John Taylor entertained us so much we went back twice.

The best fish and chips we have ever tasted in Oban - look out for the chip shop recommended by Rick Stein. The 5 trip ticket on the ferry from Cuan cost £50 for the 5 of us (plus the car) and is a must. Look out for seals while you cross!

Cully is very helpful and will answer any questions promptly.

Overall a week we will never forget and a great introduction to the Hebrides. Strongly recommended.

Thanks Cully.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Friendly and helpful village gave us an unforgettable family time

  • 5 of 5

Well, I have to start with the owner, Cully who has been very prompt and detailed with the responses right from the day I have sent an enquiry to him about the property. His guidance about the local areas helped me to plan ahead properly for the travel to reach the place.

Once we reached we had everything in a conspicous place and labled so didnt have to search for anything that might be needed during the stay.

It would not be fair to describe about the stay without mentioning the credits to Flo Thomson who was the caretaker; she was an awesome person who was just a minute away for anything we needed. She was constantly checking if we were all set and needed any help. She was so kind to us to post our personal belongings which we forgot during the check out. Thank you again Flo :)

Next comes the place which is cozy and comfortable for a full size family; well decorated with antiques collections and tastefully decorated and well maintained gardens. Everything that Cully described was true reflection about the property, so I dont want to spend more words on that.

Location was so picture perfect that views were absolutely stunning, the occassional photographer in me came out from hybernation just with sheer beauty of the place. I nearly had 50 postcard photos taken just around the home. Secluded beaches with molten rock formations, green hill top views with frequent interactions with trekking strangers who seem so friendly and helpful (Met a family who became family friends with just a small interation while crossing the paths, speaks leaps and bounds about how freindly the community is).

There are 4 small villages on the island which were equally beautiful they were the only places we have been during our 4 day stay there. Every village seemed amazingly picturistique and diversified with elderly couples and families.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous holiday weather amazing hopefully will get back sometime soon.

Fiona Brynes

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schön gelegenes Ferienhaus mit persönlichem Charme

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben hier eine erhohlsame ruhige Zeit mit Spieleabenden verbracht.

Der kleine Supermarkt vor Ort hat das nötigste und ein bischen mehr zu akzeptablen Preisen.

Bootsausflüge werden leider von der Insel direkt nicht mehr angeboten.

Fahrradverleih beim Campingplatz/Fährhafen ist sehr unkompliziert und die Räder in gutem Zustand - Fahrradhelm gibt es kostenlos dazu.

Waschmaschine ist vorhanden - Trockner allerdings nicht.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Arne and his family were great to host. Looked after the place well. Can heartily recommend them as guests.
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Oban Distillery
Isle of Mull
Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute
McCaig's Tower
Crarae Garden
Duart Castle
Ross of Mull
forget this.
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Clachan, Seil
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
100 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Glen Coe
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Island of Luing is situated in the Firth of Lorne 18 miles south of Oban, a forgotten island in the age of digital communication and a refreshing escape from the pressures of modern living but easily reached by a short and sheltered car ferry crossing.

Take a walk back to the time of your ancestors. Facing the mountains of Mull and surrounded by the majestic Firth of Lorne and turbulent tidal forces flowing up the Sounds of Luing and Shuna through the Cuan Sound and Fladda, Luing is an invigorating location with an equally dynamic and lively population of 200 persons. The inhabitants come from all walks of life; some are hard working, some less so, and the mix gives the island a unique combination of interesting local characters, enterprising incomers and others who are beyond description other than to say Luing would be all the poorer without them!

Be promised of a sound welcome but be equally assured of the peace and tranquility expected of such a unique location.

Visit the two well preserved iron-age forts, the twelfth century chapel, the ancient slate quarries which have supplied Iona Cathedral and many other a famous roof; enjoy the local produce of prawns and lobsters, and take a walk on the dark side along the spectacular coastline of tumbled slate and abandoned mine workings! There is a small children`s play park and stony beach for the younger person to search for marine creatures and beautiful polished stones.

If you are still not satisfied, and for the more energetic, try bird watching, cycling, wind-surfing, fishing, sailing and canoeing, and especially for you lunatics, a rib ride through the notorious whirlpool at Corrievreckan!

Where better to stay than Creagard Country House situated in the Conservation village of Cullipool and offering the discerning visitor a warm and comfortable base to explore the region whatever the weather.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Electricity, linen and towels are included plus a daily allowance of two buckets of coal for the stove.Each additional bucket is charged at £3 per bucket paid through an honesty box (the house payphone).
Up to two dogs maximum allowed at an extra cleaning charge of £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.