We stayed here for three autumn nights and could not have been happier with our choice. We tromped all over the property; took in the fantastic views; met the local sheep, chicken, and donkeys; and relaxed in the hot tub under the stars. We were delighted with all the sights to explore, such as Dunstaffnage Castle (great condition and not overrun with tourists), the Oban Distillery, and of course Glencoe. This is a place you will want to stay for weeks and weeks.
We stayed for two weeks which was great. There is so much to do around Appin. Our high light was the wildlife boat trip from Easdale. We saw dolphins! Our favourite places to eat were the Old Inn and the Pierhouse. We loved the hot tubit was easy to manage and the fresh water was wonderful- being in it under the stars was magical. Fiona, Alasdair and their family are very welcoming and helpful. We would totally recommend staying here.
We booked for 4 nights from Monday to Friday as a wee break after our wedding nearby on the Saturday. The cottage was clean, tidy and in a great location, it has shrubs/trees giving it a nice amount of privacy, Fiona was very nice when we arrived and helpful, though we had everything we needed and didn't need any assistance with anything through the week! There is a great guest book with loads of good local info in the cottage.
The Port Appin and Oban areas are stunning with lots to do and the scenery is amazing, as is all of the West Coast.
The log burner and log burner hot tub are brilliant, and we had a fire inside 2x nights and the hot tub working on 3 out of 4 nights. One piece of advice, out temperature outside was 15 degrees on the first day and down to 10 or 12 degrees C overnight - the tub took a few hours to heat up and initially needs a bit of attention to keep it burning. Once up to temperature it only drops 5 to 8 degrees in 18hrs roughly and then needs maybe a half hour of burner time to heat it back up. That was in May, so in the summer it may need even less time to heat & re-heat.
Great place, will stay again :)
We used this cottage as our base for an amazing 4 night stay in the area where there is so much to see and do, next time we would stay longer.
The cottage is very well equipped with everything you might need including a thoughtful complimentary bottle of wine and a cake. We lit the stove at night although in truth we didn't need to as the heaters kept us warm enough but it made a nice focal point.
The fact that it is discreetly situated alongside the family's garden centre was the icing on the cake for us as plant lovers and there is an extraordinary large selection to choose from.
We took our own bikes and cycled to watch the sunset behind Stalker Castle on the first evening and also used them to explore on two beautiful local islands Lismore and Kerrera, accessible by regular ferry services. There was the added attraction of delicious lunches available on each island. We visited Glencoe and Craerae the NT Himalayan Glen enroute. In Oban we enjoyed an evening out at Skippinish Ceilidh House (every Thursday I think) and ate at some of the local pubs. This time of the year rhrododendrons and azaleas steal the show and that is why we went but it would be beautiful any time of year.
I booked a last minute short break which was well worth it as a birthday treat for my husband.
The location was beautiful, surrounded by flowers, trees and mountains. Plus there was a beautiful garden with nursery and tennis courts just on the doorstep.
The cottage was clean and well presented even with basic cooking items like oil and salt and pepper which was a nice touch.
Fiona was very helpful and there was plenty of information in the cottage about where to go. So much to see and two days was not enough time but we still managed a quick road trip around Skye, Fort William, Oban and a few other areas, we hope to be back some time again.
Happy memories ...thanks Fiona!
My wife and I stayed in Laich cottage, beautifully updated and very comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen. The area is simply beautiful, starting with Fiona's amazing garden center and extending to the landscape and cultural/historical context... We enjoyed our stay immensely. A particular highlight was renting bikes and exploring the Isle of Lismore in Loch Linnhe. The wood-fired hot tub was a learning curve (getting the temperature right), but what could be better than soaking in naturally heated spring water?
My wife two young kids and I stayed Friday till Monday and would highly recommend it. The cottage was perfect for us. Very quiet, clean and had everything you could possibly need. Fiona really does go all out to make you feel at home. On arrive there was even fresh flowers, tea, coffee and cooking oil supplied. It's a fantastic base 15/20 mins away from Glencoe and Oban. The hot tub was a great way to unwind at the end of the day. We will definitely be back next year.