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“Relaxing and peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
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Kilmore | Oban, Kilmore, Oban PA34 4XU, Scotland   |  
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“Relaxing and peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

An ideal location surrounded by the most amazing view, just a short drive from Oban. The cottages were absolutely wonderful! They were clean, comfortable and had every amenity and more than you would find in a hotel. The owners were extremely and helpful. I highly recommended staying at Clan Cottages.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mary M, Owner at Clan Cottages, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your glowing review of Clan Cottages. We really enjoy what we do here at Clan cottages.

Thank you for recommending us to others, it is much appreciated. We hope to see you return in the future.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Every description offering accolades is accurate. The most luxurious, beautifully appointed cottages.Surrounded by fields of sheep and next to a loch it was glorious to wake up to birds swarming the feeder out front and sheep grazing on the other side of the stone fence in the back. Peering out the window at the mountain with sheep and cattle speckled on it was also a new, very relaxing and enjoyable experience.
We stayed in the MacKinnon Cottage which had 3 bdrms and 2 baths. There was plenty of room for the 5 of us. There were 5 beds, one queen and 4 single beds. Everything we needed to prepare our own food was there. The owners are conscientious and recycle,
that was awesome to see. The experience was priceless!! Would return again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mary M, Owner at Clan Cottages, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your stay at Clan Cottages, this will be helpful to future guests. We do try our best to make the cottages a 'home from home' for our visitors.

Thank you for all your kind comments. We hope you do manage to return for another holiday in the future.
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Our family stayed at the Clan Cottage for almost two weeks and it was an idyllic country setting. The cottages are very modern, clean, efficient and comfortable. The views are beautiful. There is a Loch or lake nearby you can swim in and the cottages are right near fields of sheep and flowers. There is a country road with some hills that we ran on daily and the sunsets were gorgeous. It is a short drive from Oban and the owners John and Mary are like family. They share there stories, farm fresh eggs, garden greens and a fish truck even comes out to sell fish. It is so beautiful. If you are looking for a Scottish country retreat you won't be disappointed with the cottages, the views, the hosts or the food. The kitchen came stocked with cutlery and even some welcome cookies. All the appliance were new and it felt like a home away from home. John was very friendly and chatted with us about Scotland, family, the garden, nature, making slow gin and Scottish life. His son Martin sold us farm fresh eggs that were delicious and John was even kind enough to take my little brother out on the lake one night and show him how to fly fish. There is a shed of communal games, books and local activities. A very easy place to stay with friendly people and beautiful country.

Room Tip: Cottage One is the biggest but all of the cottages are beautiful. Choose based on how many people yo...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mary M, Owner at Clan Cottages, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
We now have a business listing on Tripadvisor and can respond to our reviews now.

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and glowing report of your holiday at Clan Cottages. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are lucky to have such wonderful seafood literally on our doorstep with our local fish van coming weekly to the cottages.

It was a pleasure for John to give your brother a fly fishing lesson. He loves fishing and welcomes any chance to get his rod and boat out onto the loch.

Thank you for all your kind comments, we hope to see you back again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

These cottages are simply fantastic. Beautifully maintained in a lovely location. We especially liked the little extras to be found in the cupboards: cling wrap, teapots etc which show actually thought by John and Mary. Borrowing their rowboat and taking the family out on the lake was also great. Highly recommended.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Mary M, Owner at Clan Cottages, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us, and for all you kind comments about the cottages.

We hope you will return to Clan Cottages in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The Clan Cottage was exceptional. I stayed for 2 weeks with my family from the USA, and we were all sorry to leave. The setting is heartbreakingly beautiful. My son left his running-shoes at the Loch's edge as a quiet promise to return. John and Mary completely understand and enjoy hospitality, leaving us wine, sloe-gin, fresh scallops, pork roast and eggs with cheerful stories......We were so spoiled and loved it!

Room Tip: The cottages overlooking the Loch had endless views fantastic, the others on the stream were charmin...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mary M, Owner at Clan Cottages, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for your fantastic review of Clan Cottages. We really appreciate you taking the time to write it.

We really enjoyed having your family to stay and hope you will manage to come back again in the future.
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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We just stayed in Cottage one for about two weeks and had an absolutly perfect vacation. The cottages are clean, quiet and perfect for families or couples. The hosts are great people, Mary and John welcomed us with fresh eggs from their chickens and greens from their garden.

During our stay John would occasionally drop by to bring something wonderful, such as a pork roast or fresh caught scallops.

The city of Oban is a short and beautiful 5-10 minute drive away and the seafood is the freshest I have ever tasted. Make sure to check out the 'Local Seafood' shack at the end of the pier, next to the ferry terminal!

All in all it could not have been a nicer place to visit. Stunning views, nice people and good food. What else would you need?

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mary M, Owner at Clan Cottages, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for writing a review of your holiday at Clan Cottages. You are right about the seafood, it is wonderful. We are especially lucky in Oban to have such fresh locally caught seafood on our doorstep.
The 'Seafood Hut' on the pier next to the Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry Terminal is a fantastic example of the excellent seafood Oban has to offer and at exceeding good prices for large portions.

Thank you for all your kind comments we hope you will come back again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Great, nice and luxurious cottage in a desirable location. Great kitchen facilities, very nice owners, we are eager to once again come here. Wonderful environment for exploring ...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mary M, Owner at Clan Cottages, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you very much for posting a review of your week at Clan Cottages. We are so pleased you enjoyed your break. We appreciate you taking the time to do this for us.

Thank you for all your kind comments, we hope you will come back again in the future.
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Address: Kilmore | Oban, Kilmore, Oban PA34 4XU, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban > Kilmore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Kilmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clan Cottages consist of 5 newly buillt thatched holdiay cottages. There is one 3 bedroom cottage, One 1 bedroom cottage with stunning mezzanine lounge and 3 2 bedroom cottages, one which has a Cat. 2 Visit Scotland Grading for assited wheelchair access. We are 6 minutes from Oban 'Gateway to the Isles' with all its amenities. The area is perfect for walking, cycling and fishing. There is also an abundance of wildlife. ... more   less 

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