Westwood ref: UK32849

Oban, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Westwood is perfectly positioned in a private residential area just 10 minutes walk from Oban town centre, yet far enough away to enjoy your privacy, surrounded by trees within a large enclosed garden. Sheltered and south-facing with a sundeck to make the most of any sunshine. Offering the flexibility of accommodating a larger family yet still comfortable and cosy for a couple. Westwood has three bedrooms and shower room all on the ground floor with easy access from outside. Set away from any busy roads, it has ample parking for multiple cars. The enclosed garden is mostly lawn surrounded by mature trees, bushes and shrubs with a natural stream running through it, to a patio area where guests can enjoy the best of the day. A gravel path leads from the driveway to raised decking which is also accessed via the master bedroom.
A bustling west coast harbour town, Oban has lots going on for the visitor at any time of the year. Central for touring Argyll and known as the Gateway to the Isles, with ferries leaving daily to many of islands, such as Mull, Iona, Staffa, Lismore. In keeping with its reputation as the Seafood Capital of Scotland, there are some excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs, for relaxing after a pleasant day out exploring all the wonderful scenery and interesting attractions which Argyll has to offer. In Oban itself, you can enjoy a pleasant stroll along the Esplanade at sunset, or walk through the Dunollie woods to Dunollie Castle and Museum. There is a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan, just 2 miles drive or walk along the coastal road. There’s a kayaking centre which launches directly into Oban Bay and daily wildlife spotting boat trips from the Esplanade.
Westwood is just a 5-minute scenic drive through the hills to Glencruitten Estate, where there are some lovely walks with views over the town and countryside, a golf course and riding stables. Using the quiet lanes which form part of the National Cycle Route 78, you’re only a 15-minute drive from Connel famous for the stunning Falls of Lora and close to Dunstaffnage Castle and the Ocean Explorer Centre in the village of Dunbeg which also has a very popular Garden Centre with café. The area around Oban has an abundance of wildlife with golden eagles, basking sharks, porpoises and otters often seen.
In less than an hour, you can be exploring the mountains of Glencoe to the North or Inveraray to the South where you can visit Inveraray Jail and Auchindrain Museum. Nearby, there are also ruined castles such as Dunstaffnage and Kilchurn, beautiful gardens at Arduaine and Crarae, and sites of historical interest, including Kilmartin Glen and the slate island of Easdale. There are so many outdoor activities in the area include diving, sailing, kayaking, horse riding, golf, mountain biking and fishing. Glencoe and Aonach Mhor in Fort William are easily accessible and also offer popular walking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing. Pub within a mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Lower Ground Floor:
Utility room: With fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine.
Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Sky Smart TV, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and French doors leading to decking.
Study.
Dining room.

Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Air source heat pump heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a pond in the garden, 100 yards away.
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  • Nearest railway station
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About the local area

As you travel through Argyll, highland Scotland merges with the Scottish lowlands. In the north of the region is the bustling fishing port of Oban. Surrounded by the sweeping mountains of Lorn this is the ideal base from which to tour the Highlands to the north.

The Isle of Mull is only a short ferry trip away. Mull's capital, Tobermory, is instantly recognised by its famous brightly painted buildings. The island has a fascinating history being once home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean and site of the clan's ancient Duart Castle which has spectacular views from its battlements.

South along the coast are the unspoilt glens and bays of Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the islands of Islay and Jura which are easily reached by ferry. Visit the whitwashed houses of Inveraray and the turreted Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll. Campbelltown in Kintyre was the scene of Viking repulsions at Saddell Abbey and has some lovely beaches nearby.

The captivating Isle of Bute lies at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, a place of tranquil relaxation with sheltered coves and sandy bays. Ideal for leisurely hiking and easy-going cycling on quiet back roads. Maybe take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle or Mount Stuart - the House and gardens of the Marquess of Bute.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Vikingar!

A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

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