PORT APPIN - Argyll - AG591
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the manager
Tucked away in beautiful peaceful surroundings on a quiet single track road, Spring Cottage is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday and for exploring Loch Linnhe, the nearby island of Lismore, the local area and further afield. The cottage is a well used and favourite holiday home, the sunny bright room on one level are simple, informal and comfortable. The large tranquil garden slopes down over rough ground to the shore. Guests can enjoy the wonderful views across the water from the deck beside the shore, the sheltered bay is ideal for children. Deer, seals, otters, pine martin and a huge variety of birds including the sea eagle have been...Read more
PORT APPIN - Argyll - AG591
Port Appin, Argyll & Stirling, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$752 - $964||$0||3 nights|
|May. 10 2013 - Jun. 28 2013||-||$752||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 28 2013 - Aug. 30 2013||-||$935||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 30 2013 - May. 2 2014||-||$752||-||7 nights|
|May. 2 2014 - Jun. 27 2014||-||$774||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 27 2014 - Aug. 29 2014||-||$964||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 29 2014 - Oct. 31 2014||-||$774||-||7 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
Additional Rate and Availability Information -
3 night minimum booking period. The 3 night price is 75% of the weekly rental not 3 times the above nightly rate. Start dates accepted: Saturday (weekly rentals), Friday (3 nights) or Monday (4 nights). Please contact us for an accurate price quote for your dates.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 21, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
George and Janet Straub
A perfect nest to explore the area with privacy and upmarket bea
Spotless house throughout. Kitchen abundantly equipped for homecooking. Bathroom warm and bath and shower very satisfactory.Beds like home.The light factor in this house is very appealing as wherever you sit you can enjoy a wood a lawn to water and hill view or lovely Scottish shrubbery.Car parking commodious.Loved the snuggy eating area which we adapted to a little writing desk during the day as we perused the fabulous tourist information.No complaints.
Lovely Lochside Retreat
Spring Cottage is located on a quite single track road with fantastic views over Loch Creran. The accommodation was clean and it very well equipped with a fantastic range of books, games and puzzles. The welcome tray which included a bottle of wine and shortbread was a really nice touch.
We spent a week at Spring Cottage with our 9 month old daughter and enjoyed going on walks, cycling and eating out at some of the great food places (there was a very comprehensive folder in the cottage with information on local walks, cycle routes, places to eat and other activities).
From the cottage there are fantastic views over the water looking over to Mull, one morning we spotted an otter on the far side of the bay, and there are lots of garden birds on the bird feeder most of the day.
We loved spending cosy evenings in front of the open fire, enjoying the quiet and clam of the place, a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of town/city life.
We really appreciated the heated clothes drying rack which helped get our clothes dry on damp days.
We will definitely return to Spring Cottage again.
simple and comfortable with beautiful views
Spring Cottage is a simple, clean, comfortable and well-equipped home with an extended garden reaching down to Loch Creran with stunning views. Bbqs on the water-front verandah, nearby water activities and hillwalking were highlights of our stay - rain and midges the low points, but cagoules, wellies and avon Skin so Soft were good solutions. The village of Port appin is a short walk away and has a foodstore, restaurant and ferry to Lismore - great cycling ground for children. Further afield, we enjoyed trips to Oban and Mull, and my husband, in training for a cycle trip made good use of the excellent cycle paths all around.
The owners contacted us personally and left useful info regarding local services. All six of us enjoyed a restful, but fun Scottish holiday.
Rural and peaceful
Fifties built cottage in stunning rural location with large grassy well-mown garden and access to private rocky beach with views of Isle of Mull. Plenty of interesting walks in the area and a well stocked village shop a mile away. Comfortable accomodation for 6 with good kitchen though slightly cramped dining area if everyone eats at once. Well appointed kitchen with washing machine. Sitting room with picture window for fine weather days and log fire when not so good! Slight problem with water supply was quickly fixed by owner's local agents. Great base for family outdoor holidays.
Homely retreat and base for a wide range of outdoor activities
We stayed with our young family for a week at Spring Cottage and had a wonderful time. You don't need to venture far from the cottage to find things to do, whether that is a kick about in the large garden or a wander down to the loch shore for a picnic or even a swim! The cottage was clean and tidy on arrival and we were even supplied with a welcoming bottle of wine. It is well appointed for a small cottage and had everything we needed. We enjoyed watersports in the bay and had a wonderful family day cycling down Lismore Island. The highlight was the ferry trip with bikes on the tiny ferry from Port appin.
Bob and Ally
Beautiful country, friendly people, lots to see.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Spring cottage.It was well situated for seeing Ben Nevis, the Isle of Mull and Oban. It is in a very picturesque spot, surrounded by lots of wildlife. I have never seen so many beautiful rhododendrons. The cottage is very well equipped, the only downside is the water. It was quite difficult to wash in it and you certainly would not want to drink it.
Super super super!!
If you like the countryside, love wildlife (garden birds, deer and red squirrels) and love getting away from it all regardless of the weather then this lovely cosy but spacious cottage is for you. The owners left a big tub of mixed bird food (as well as a lovely bottle of red wine and Pringles for the humans!)and we enjoyed feeding and watching many varieties of birds from the comfort of the cottage as the large windows give many different views of the surrounding garden and beautiful Loch. You can easily walk down to the lochside and watch the Roe Deer on the shore (you need to approach carefully and quietly). If you want excitement then there are numerous activities for children in Fort William (climbing, swimming,bowling, walking,fishing,boat trips and a brilliant sea life centre). If you want town luxuries then take a hotel in Fort William but if you want a truly Scottish experience then Spring Cottage could just become a regular and most welcome part of your life and hold memories that your children will value forever.
Good accomodation in terrific setting. The bottle of wine on arrival was a lovely gesture and much appreciated, as was the free supply of logs.
More an observation than criticism:
1. Bathroom shower is inadequate for purpose.
2. Sanitary bin had not been emptied.
3. Television reception poor despite booster ariel.
These comments are merely there to assist, and do not detract from a lovely holiday.
John from Wirral
Disappointing facilities, lovely area
The location is excellent, but the facilities of the house are disappointing for the price paid. There was inadequate drying facilities, it rained everyday so any clothes that had been washed remained wet - no tumble drier- the water was permanently brown, therefore we had to purchase bottled water for all drinking and cooking. The lawn at the rear of the property was covered in dog faeces. All in all it was extremely disappointing. We would not stay there again.
Quiet, comfortable cottage
This was our first trip to Scotland and although a little too much rain we had a very relaxing time. The cottage is well equipped and has a lovely view from the back windows and garden of the Loch. The boathouse veranda was a lovely sheltered place to sit when the sun shone.
M & M
Lovely location if you want somewhere quiet, good spot for wildlife, great variety of garden birds
Very enjoyable holiday.
Well equipped cottage.
Due to low rainfall, water supply restricted eg avoid using washing machine
Absolute peace and quiet
Stayed here for a week 3/9-10/9/10 and enjoyed what the title says. Access to the sea at the rear, caught mackerel,saw loads of birds big and small lovely view from rear only saw or heard of about a dozen or so cars all week including the bin lorry.Access to Oban, a trek to Fort William but worth it and on to Loch Ness.Oban is a great seaside town with all you need from big stores to nic-nacs souvenirs.Fort William is the same but you pass the locks at augustus and Neptunes staircase,well worth a stop and look.
The cottage appears small but has 3 good sized bedrooms,good sized lounge diner a very well equipped kitchen and ample parking.Sitting at the dining table looking out at the numerous bird feeders was like a birds of britain documentary.The stars at night with no lights on were spectacular. There is a visitors book please fill it in as it keeps it up to date what wildlife etc you see.We did have 5 dry days and 2 wet but the birds kept you entertained. Appin was good with its well stocked shop but for our finances the 2 restaurants where pricey but your paying for the views as well.
For a total relaxing holiday or break you cannot go wrong in booking this cottage we will be back in the next year or so if we can.