The great attraction of Creag-an-Fhithich is the view from the front door across the sea loch to the hills beyond. Breakfast, lunch, teatime, evening drinks, supper, late-night scotch, there was never a moment when it was less than perfect. We did have astonishingly good weather, but the view would be magical in any conditions. There are also easy walks nearby. The house is spacious and comfortable, and if it's a bit retro that's half of its charm. It has the welcoming feel of a family home. The kitchen is well stocked and everything was easy to find. We also liked the 'secret garden' just beyond the main garden. For activities, we recommend David Ainsley's Sea Life Adventures boat trip out to see the seals, porpoises and whales (the latter if you're lucky)--he's well informed and full of interesting details. For drinking, we recommend the Oban single malt as being perfectly balanced (we tried several...)
Wonderful and comfortable traditional stone house in a spectacular waterfront setting . Beautiful gardens with scenic barbecue area. Will be sure to return
We spent a wonderful week here a few years ago and promised ourselves we would go back. We managed it this year and weren’t disappointed. The cottage is in a beautiful location with stunning views across the Loch. The house is spacious and well appointed, with everything you could need, including lobster crackers and seafood picks - we recommend the fresh lobster and crab from the Seafood Hut in Oban. We had a couple of cool days so really appreciated the log burner in the sitting room. There is lovely garden to relax in but also plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. The owners are very helpful and both booking and checking in are easy. We very much hope to return.
Beautiful location on loch. Many historic and scenic places to visit in the area and a week was not sufficient to do and see all that we planned. House spacious and ideal for our extended family. Highlights included visit to Easdale Island, boat trip to Corrievrechan Whirlpool and exploring Kilmartin Glen. Oban and sea life centre good for a wet day. Only disappointment failure to climb Munro near Ben Cruachan because of very bad weather!
We booked Creag-an-Fhithich for a family holiday in June 2017 and it did not disappoint. There was ample room for all 9 of us (including a toddler) and so much to see and do in the surrounding area. (Highlights include Arduaine Gardens, Oban Distillery, Day trip to Mull, so many Castles/ beautiful drives and our absolute favourite, the art hut on the other side of the Bridge over the Atlantic)!
The House itself is charming with stunning views across the Loch and has all the necessities you could need. Easy to book and very friendly.
We had such a super holiday and will most certainly be returning to Creag-an-Fhithich .
This is a lovely, roomy comfortable home with all of the amenities that you could desire (even a garlic press). The views are astonishing and the wildlife is abundant; the seals were a particular highlight. We had a fabulous week doing local walks and visiting Oban.
We stayed at Creag-an-Fhithich in late July / early August with family and had a great time. The house is spacious and well kept, with a well stocked kitchen and beautiful views from the front. My 2 young boys loved playing hide and seek in the house and exploring the garden.
There were plenty of things in the area to keep us occupied during our 2 week stay. Lovely walks (short and long), nice gardens (not just Arduaine, but others on Seil too), and days out. We had a day trip to Mull, and a day out on the Jacobite train as well several days exploring Seil and Easdale Island).
We saw lots of wildlife both local to the house and further afield: Heron and seal from the front window, a sea otter just to the west near Melfort pier, Golden Eagles near Loch Awe, and again near Crinan. And then on a boat trip from Seil, we saw porpoise and the giant Sea Eagles.
Can't recommend this place enough - would love to come back again soon.