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Stunning Island Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,205 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Set in a truly amazing location at the North East of the Island of Lismore. Situated beside the sea Strathlorn has breathtaking views North to Ben Nevis, South across the Lynn of Lorn towards Oban and East across the water to picturesque Port Appin.

Strathlorn was extended and completely renovated in 2012 to provide accommodation of the highest standard. It has a stunning living and dining room with picture windows opening onto an enclosed decked area overlooking the sea, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a fully equipped modern kitchen.

It has a large enclosed garden.

More Details

Marilyn Whitehead
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

What makes this house unique

Unsurpassed tranquility, the views and the wildlife.

Sit on the glass enclosed deck with magnificent uninterrupted views, and watch the wildlife and passing boats all day long.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oban in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1205 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En suite shower room, dressing table, built in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bathroom adjacent, dressing table, built in wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , En suite shower room, dressing table, wardrobe
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
Get away from it all on a beautiful scenic island steeped in history, but only a 10 minute ferry ride from the mainland.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Island Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Stunning island , Adventurous, Beautiful cottage location, magnificent view's, lovely warm accomadat

  • 5 of 5

Book it now you won't regret it

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable spacious cottage furnished to a very high standard. Situated right next to the beech with floor to ceiling windows which display breath taking panoramic views east and north beyond Castle Stalker. Hours spent sitting out on wood decking taking in scenery whilst reading and relaxing. Enjoyed watching yachts and local ferry navigate the waters in front of cottage. Gorgeous island with lots of easy walks. Have stayed in many cottages in Scotland for 40+ years and Strathlorn by far has been the best.......very special cottage. Wish our stay could have been longer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments about your holiday in Strathlorn. We like to think that our cottage is a very special place. That is what we have tried to make it. We hope you will return like many either people do because Strathlorn is everything you could want in a holiday cottage and Lismore is a lovely island with very friendly people. Our views are wonderful and there is always something to watch on the sea. We hope you saw the otter as well a lots of other wildlife. Please come to Lismore again.
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Beautiful property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Strathlorn. The house is very well equipped, comfortable and warm, and the views are amazing. It's wonderful to be so close to the water. Lismore is a lovely little island, the locals are so friendly and the Pierhouse bar and restaurant in Port Appin is superb - it's just a 10 minute stroll to the ferry from the house and a short hop across the water and you're delivered right in front of it. The owners of Strathlorn are friendly and helpful too, great communication and told us everything we needed. We hope to be back as soon as possible!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciative comments. We hope to welcome you back to Strathlorn very soon.
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Lovely relaxed home in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5, including 3 teenage girls and a dog. We had a very relaxing time watching wildlife from the balcony and walking to remote places on the island. The cottage has everything you could need and is very well appointed.

We bought most of our food from the Lismore post office shop and from some of the crofters. Port Appin, which is a short and fun ferry ride form the cottage has a lovely pub/restaurant.

We can thoroughly recommend Strathlorn for a beautiful, peaceful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our house. We would be very pleased to welcome you back to Strathlorn. John and Marilyn
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Stunning location and excellent house

  • 5 of 5

My 2 sisters, niece and I had a fantastic week at Strathlorn. The house is in a stunning location with excellent facilities, well maintained and the owners have provided everything you need when living there. Sitting in the living room/dining room you feel as though the loch is an extension of the room and it draws your eyes to the wildlife and boats that pass along the shoreline. We loved the whole experience of life on a small, friendly island. We went across to Port Appin and Oban As foot passengers and also to Oban and other areas on the Loch Striven car ferry. We visited the places of interest on Lismore too and our week certainly wasn't enough. We didn't want to leave Strathlorn and feel like we've left a part of our hearts

there. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful waterfront cottage couldn't be in a better position for stunning highland views; the loch, mountains, the ever-changing sky lightshows and incredible rainbows.

You are also treated to watching birds dart into the loch to catch their lunch, otters playing on the shoreline and I believe a seal or two have been spotted near the shoreline.

The cottage itself has been beautifully renovated to make the most of the scenery. Glass doors make up a large percentage of the wall space and the decking is also surrounded by toughened glass allowing uninterrupted views across the loch.

We had the most wonderful time, both in the cottage and exploring Oban, Glen Coe and Glen Nevis.

Thanks to Marilyn and John for their helpful correspondence prior to the holiday. We will definitely return soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Port Appin
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Port Appin
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Port Appin
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
In front of the house
Car: recommended

Situated beside the sea on the picturesque Island of Lismore. The house has stunning views North to Ben Nevis and South to the Lynne of Lorn


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Oban, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
29 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas and New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas and New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

£120 deposit at the time of booking
Balance payable 6 weeks before arrival
Payment by bank transfer or cheque
Payment in Euros accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.