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Louisa Stobbs and Mandy Hamilton

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks English, French

Beautiful modern house in stunning prestigious Craobh Haven Marina.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Scotland - Mullach Dubh

Lovely 2 Bed/2 Bath STB 4* modern sunny house in outstanding location near Oban

Mullach Dubh (pronounced Doo!) is a beautiful modern two bedroom two bathroom house in the prestigious Marina village of Craobh Haven (pronounced Croov!), near Oban. Our sunny light spacious home with its open plan living, well equipped kitchen and sunny garden is a perfect holiday home for families, couples and friends. We have Scottish Tourist Board 4* quality standard.

The tiny village of Craobh Haven, right on the sea with spectacular sunsets and views, is ideally situated midway between Oban and Lochgilphead in arguably the most stunning part of Argyll, with its amazing scenery, sea lochs, Hebridean islands, hills and moors, ancient history, art galleries and excellent shops, wonderful locally produced meat, fish, seafood and vegetables and first class restaurants.

Mullach Dubh - Living: Our beautiful new modern family home has been lovingly refurbished, redecorated, refurnished and re-carpeted to meet the highest sophisticated modern standards

The open plan living area is spacious, clean, warm and bright throughout - with sun pouring in from the large windows to the front and back, giving views to its namesake -Mullach Dubh- the bracken and heather 'tweed tapestry' hillside behind

The furniture is all brand new, exceptionally comfortable and decked with cushions and cosy throws. There is an open log fire with full log and coal baskets. With have free broadband wifi, a good library of books, DVDs, CDs, videos and books.

The solid wood dining table has 6 generous places and the chairs have padded cushions for maximum comfort. Views to the garden and hills beyond can be enjoyed whilst dining

The kitchen is newly fitted out with new white goods and worktops. As we are keen cooks we have ensured that it is fully equipped to suit every cook's needs, with quality cookware and table ware

Mullach Dubh - more Living: Upstairs is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has double or twin beds and there is a large family bathroom. All bedlinen is exceptionally good 100% cotton and there are plenty of fluffy towels. The new wardrobes and cupboards have loads of storage space and masses of hangers. The cot can be located in either bedroom.

The whole house is full of stunning examples of local artists', photographers' and craftspeople's work to complete the finishing touches to this beautiful and sophisticated holiday home.

The south facing garden catches the sun all day long and is a real sun trap, and there is a good supply of garden furniture, sun loungers and BBQ. The terrace offers spectacular views to Mullach Dubh, with its ever changing light

Craobh Haven: The village and marina were built some 25 years ago; the harbour created by ingeniously joining together a few small islands with a causeway, giving a stunning walk with frequent sightings of seals, sea birds, otters and eagles. There are wonderful views to the many Inner Hebridean islands and the famous Corryvreckan, the world's third largest whirlpool. Fishing boats work from the harbour and fresh seafood can be bought straight from the boats.

The Lord of the Isles pub has been newly taken over and refurnished, serves excellent food and is a WiFi internet point. Its windows and terrace offer spectacular views across the marina's many boats and harbour to the sea and islands beyond. The perfect place to 'ooh and aaah' at the unbelievable beautiful sunsets!

The village shop is well stocked and The Giving Tree gift shop/art gallery has successful exhibitions of professional local artists' work. The Lunga Riding Stables offer natural horsemanship from beautiful Appaloosa horses.

Please note that all the Reviews have been copied from our Guestbook, which guests are invited to write in at the end of their stay.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Louisa Stobbs and Mandy Hamilton (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a very good time here at this lovely house and the beautiful landscape around it. Also the weather was "unScottish" - sunny and warm! We went to Oban and had some amazing fish-meal at the end of the pier, also bought some local whiskey. The walk up behind Ardfern was great, even if it was one big swamp in places.

And did you know that famous 007 - James Bond shots were done here in the area, as my husband got told by another tourist. The children loved the horse-riding most! We were also glad we took the effort to go to Glencoe, even though it's a long journey for the kids - what an amazing landscape.
Apr 2014
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based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful modern house in stunning prestigious Craobh Haven Marina.
average rating of 4.607143 based on 90 reviews
Wichita, KS

Gorgeous area!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Louisa and Mandy for a wonderful vacation! You suggestions and directions to places in the area were so helpful. We had everything we needed in the apartment (thank you for the scones and wine on arrival!). We loved the Lord of the Isles and the people of Craobh. It was convenient to have a little grocery store in town. Duncan was unable to take us to Corryvrecken due to a problem with his boat, but he was so apologetic. I hope he managed to get the repair done quickly, I hated to see him miss out on business. Great trip, Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very cosy house, lovingly cared-for by owners, very clean. Very good hints aboout what to do and to see in the region - just follow their ideas and you get to know the region quite well - and lovely spot to come back to! One of the best holiday-houses we ever had!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words about Mullach Dubh and our beautiful part of Argyll. It means so much to us to hear our guests have had a wonderful time, and so glad our passion for the house and area comes through! Thank you again - Louisa
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Delicious days in Craobh Haven

  • 5 of 5

The description was absolut accurate concerning location, layout, and facilities. The property was clean an in good condition. The customer service through the owner and housekeeper was excellent. I would recommend this property to friends in any case. We have made a lot of things, the region is beautiful. I would like to highlight is nothing special. Only the value for money in the restaurant "Lord of the Isles" is not right in my opinion.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mullach Dubn - Delightful and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Mullach Dubh cottage is just as it is described, and it is an ideal spot for couples or families who want a quiet and superbly scenic location that is accessible to some of the wonderfuil country of the Argyle region. We are a family of 4 with teenage children, and we found it comfortable and very well-equipped. It is also a place that has atmosphere, with lovely artwork and attention to detail. None of that sterile rental property atmosphere here - it feels like home from home.

There is great walking on the doorstep, literally, and the access to services in Oban and other tpwns is good. The village shop is handy, and being so close to the Lord of the Isles pub is a definite advantage. There are boat tours and other acrivities available right from the Marina - we didn't actually embark, but they looked great. Hiking Ben Nevis - the highest peak in Scotland - is feasible and an amazing if tough hike - although it is a 2 hr trip to Fort William. We were blown away by the beauty of this part of Scotland!

The owners are hospitable and friendly, and we'd certainly recommend this lovely spot to others.

Andrew Kerr, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Andrew, that's a really wonderful review - we couldn't have written anything better ourselves!! Mandy and I are so delighted your family had a brilliant week in Mullach Dubh, and really made the most of your visit; you certainly packed a load into your week! You'll have to come back to try out the fantastic boat trips and all the other Argyll treats on hand!! Louisa
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a sweet little house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this charming, tiny cottage in Craobh Haven for four days of our four week trip to the Highlands of Scotland. The trip was, in part, to celebrate both my husband’s birthday and also our 45th wedding anniversary. Mandy and Louisa, who are the owners of Mullach Dubh, knew this, and left us a bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries in the fridge. They also left home made muffins, which were gratefully eaten at breakfast the following morning.

The cottage is well equipped with a washing machine and dishwasher, although no tumble drier for clothes, which was fine for us as we used the airer in the second bedroom. However, this could have been a problem if more people were staying as space is at a premium. The kitchen is also galley style, again, great for us, but not sure for those who enjoy self-catering rather than eating out all the time, and want to prepare a full meal.

The beds are comfortable, and the living area has very comfy settees, an open fire if one wants to set one, and lots of books, games and suchlike for those of us who don’t watch TV.

Other reviewers have mentioned the incredibly full and helpful information that Mandy and Louisa send about the cottage, the village and the wider area. We can only reiterate how helpful this is.

Croabh Haven itself can’t really be dignified with the name of “village”. It seems to be a settlement of predominantly holiday cottages that have grown around the marina, which was busy much of the time. There is a pub with a miniscule shop that is open when the pub is. The one time we wanted to get anything from the shop (a loaf of bread) it wasn’t available, neither had it arrived the next morning, which was concerning to the chap in the shop, and frustrating for us, as the next shop is in the next village a few miles along the road, walkable if one is feeling ambitious, or drivable if one isn’t.

Finally, a huge thank you to Mandy and Louisa who went above and beyond the call of duty in answering our endless pre-visit questions, and for consistently sharing their enthusiasm for the house and the area. While we would personally not choose to stay in Craobh Haven again we have no hesitation in recommending the house, particularly for those who have an interest in fishing and/or boats, and know that anyone would appreciate the warm welcome that awaits their arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

wat hebben wij een heerlijke week vakantie gekregen in Schotland.

het huis was van alle gemakken voorzien.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's so nice to know. Thanks for taking the time to review us.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Lord of the Isles, Craobh Haven
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Oban & Lochgilphead
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Lord of the Isles, Craobh Haven
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Craobh Haven
Car: necessary

Craobh Haven between Oban and Lochgilphead is a stunningly beautiful, peaceful tranquil marina village. It has many walks, drives, unspoilt beaches, sea, lochs and views. Arguably this area is the most beautiful in all Argyll and has the best seafood, fish and local meat in many restaurants, cafes and shops. Thriving Oban, with its busy shopping centre, restaurants, ferries to Hebridean islands, is on the way to Glencoe and Fort William. Perfect area for walking, golfing, cycling or wildlife watching. A great day out is the Mull of Kintyre boasting Macrihanish Golf Course, surfing beaches, wide golden sands, whisky trails, great food. Great location for island hopping too - all the inner and outer Hebridean islands- Mull, Iona, Skye, Islay, Jura, the Uists and many more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Oban, Isle of Mull & Lorn, Argyll & Stirling

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

In June, July and August weeks are from Saturday to Saturday, we try to be flexible at other times. 7 night minimum price in June.
Short breaks (3-6) nights incur an additional £55 for laundry/cleaning.
Easter week is chargeable at the full week's price
Online card payments incur an additional 1.85% for UK and 1.95% for EU guests, 2.4% for other.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Scotland, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , basin
  • The shower room is en-suite to Bedroom 1- it has a large walk-in power shower, basin and WC. The large main bathroom has a large bath with shower over, basin and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a comfy double bed with two wardrobes and plenty of drawer space in two bedside cupboards. It has its own en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 can be configured as twin beds or zipped together to form a large double (Queen). It has a large wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside table. The cot can be located in either bedroom. All bedlinen is fine quality cotton and there are plenty of soft fluffy towels
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Mullach Dubh has large, spacious sunny living areas and is exceptionally well furnished, decorated and equipped to a very high standard.

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