Easdale Escape

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Overview

Cottage Walk to Village

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For the ultimate in rural escapes, a stay in a holiday home on Scotland’s Easdale Island, seventeen miles from Oban, is a brilliant pick. With two bedrooms, delightful living spaces and a fantastic garden with phenomenal views, Easdale Escape is perfect for a family or two couples. The cottage is beautifully presented with modern furnishings, excellent fittings and a wonderful wood burning stove. Easdale Escape is a very old, cosy cottage built in 1800. It is perfect for a spot of switch off. Serenity awaits. It is a haven for hunkering down, relaxing and enjoying magical scenery. You will relish in the cottage’s charm and character which comes in abundance, marrying marvellously with a handpicked selection of modern furniture.

Easdale Island is the smallest permanently inhabited island of the Inner Hebrides. It covers an area less than ten hectares and has a permanent population of seventy. It is roughly two hundred metres from the Island of Seil which is connected to the mainland by the two-hundred-year-old Clachan Bridge, known as the ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’. Easdale Island is car free. Visitors Park on the mainland and arrive on a short ferry from Oban. A stroll to the top of the hill offers incredible views of the Firth of Lorn to the north and many islands to the south. The island enjoys a wide variety of flora and bird life that makes Easdale unique. You can take wildlife tours and boat trips to the Corryvreckan, the world’s third largest whirlpool and around the islands of Luing, Scarba, Shuna, Lunga and Jura. Easdale Island offers a tranquillity you will remember for a very long time. And of course, there is much to discover on the mainland and in Oban, ‘the Seafood Capital of Scotland’.

Easdale Escape is all on one level so offers easy holiday living for all ages, including guests with mobility issues. The open plan living, and dining room is delightful. At one end of the room, comfy modern sofas sit opposite each other and close the the atmospheric wood burning stove. As a rural chill descends, you can chuck a log on the fire and cosy up on the sofas watching a movie on the large television provided for your entertainment. At the far end of the room, you will find your dining table and chairs. A door opens from the living room to the garden and patio. The smart galley kitchen offers all the appliances that you need for your self-catering break.

This dreamy holiday home comes with two superbly comfortable bedrooms. Both boast beautifully dressed double beds and one offers characterful ceiling beams. There is a family bathroom to share.

Easdale Escape enjoys a large garden with exquisite panoramic sea views. It is a wonderful spot where you can relax on garden furniture, mesmerised by the views and enjoying a spot of alfresco dining or pre-dinner drinks watching the captivating sunsets.

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What you should know…

  • There is no traffic on Easdale Island. Parking is on the mainland and a short ferry takes you to the island
  • The cottage is all on one level, so ideal for guests with mobility issues
  • The log burning stove is a wonderful additional when an island chill descends

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine TV DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Seaview

The House

Interior Grounds
- Open living/dining room with a dining table and wood-burning stove
- Kitchen equipped with an oven, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, and an electric coffee machine (capsules are extra)
- Two double bedrooms (double beds)
- Bathroom with a bath/shower/WC

Outdoor Grounds
- Garden with a patio and terrace furniture
- BBQ
- Parking is on the main land and then a short ferry ride will take you to the Island by foot

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- DVD player
- Heating
- Washing machine and dryer
- Baby cot for up to 2 year olds

Location

About the surrounding area of Easdale Escape
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Easdale Escape enjoys a wonderfully remote location on Easdale Island, just off the coast from Oban. The island is seventeen miles from Oban, the stop for catching the ferry to the island. The island is steeped in the history of the slate industry and enjoys scenery that will take your breath away. It is incredibly peaceful with no cars on the island.

The Easdale Island Museum is where you can learn about the slate quarry industry and the lives of the residents who lived and worked on the island through the years. The museum is open from April to the end of October.

Guests staying at the cottage enjoy guided seaweed foraging. You can explore the edible seashore on a fun foraging foray, finding out what seaweeds are good and tasty to eat. You will sample the seaweeds in season and get tips on how to cook with them. The trip is finished with a hot drink or warm soup and a snack.

One of the favourite activities is a Seafari Adventure. You will enjoy exceptional wildlife and nature boat trips to spot whales, porpoises, dolphins, seals, and sea birds. You will experience the Gulf of Corryvreckan, the home of the world’s third largest whirlpool. There are day tours to Iona, Staffa and the puffin colony and whale watching trips during June, July and August. Tours to the Corryvreckan take you into the Atlantic and around the islands of Luing, Scarba, Shuna, Lunga and Jura. The whirlpool is created when strong Atlantic currents and unusual underwater topography produce an intense tidal race in the channel. As the flood tide enters the narrow strait between Jura and Scarb, it speeds up to 8.5 knots.

Easdale Island is an excellent base for sea kayakers who want to explore the small islands of the Inner Hebrides and the rugged coast of Argyll. Sea Kayak Scotland, based in Balvicar five miles away offer hire equipment. Fishing is also popular in the island’s seven flooded quarries. One of the flooded quarries is a natural swimming pool, shallow at one end and deep at the other. It is very popular for outdoor swimming as it is reasonably warm in the summer.

Every year in late September, The World Stone Skimming Championships take place across the Skimming Quarry. It attracts roughly one thousand people from near and far for this fun activity.

Back on the mainland, Oban is a magnet for travellers from all over the world. It owes much to the Victorians. Back in 1812, the Comet steamship linked Oban with Glasgow. The town grew up around Oban Distillery. It once had the royal seal of approval with Queen Victoria calling it ‘one of the finest spots she had seen’. You will taste some of the best fish ever in Oban and can pick up supplies of freshly caught fish for the cottage. Beyond Oban lie the islands of the Inner Hebrides including Easdale. Kerrera protects the town from Atlantic storms. Others include the low green island of Lismore, majestic Mull, the sacred island of Iona plus Coll, Colonsay and Tiree. The granite mountains of the Morvern peninsula are spectacular. Oban offers panoramic views of the mountains, lochs and islands which have captivated artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries.

The Crinan Canal is a great day out, an absolute gem stretching from Adrishaig on Loch Fyne for nine miles to Crinan on the banks of the South of Jura. You can visit by boat or stroll along the footbath, enjoying its beauty and watching the local fishermen landing prawns, crabs and lobsters in the basin. Watching the yachts and fishing boats passing through the fifteen locks is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

NHS Arduaine Garden was conceived by J Arthur Campbell and is a wonderful tourist attraction with the intimacy of a private garden. You will enjoy rhododendrons, magnolias, azaleas, exotic palms and ferns. With lush lawns, colourful borders, a pretty walk, ponds and a wonderful variety of bird and wildlife, it is lovely. There are spectacular cliff-top views overlooking the Sound of Jura and its islands.

Carnasserie Castle boasts a 15th century tower house built by the reforming churchman John Carswell, the publisher of the first book printed in Scottish Gaelic. Positioned on a hill overlooking Kilmartin Glen, it is now under the care of historic Scotland.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Oban Airport (OBN)

(32 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Easdale Island Ferry Landing

(210 m)

Nearest Train Station Oban Station

(26.3 km)

Nearest Village Easdale Island

(10 m)

Nearest Town/City Oban

(27 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Puffer Bar & Restaurant

(75 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Oyster Bar

(600 m)

Nearest Supermarket Balvicar stores

(3.4 km)

Nearest Beach Kilmory Beach

(77.3 km)

Nearest Golf Isle Of Seil Golf Club

(3.8 km)

Nearest Tennis Atlantis Leisure

(27.2 km)

Region

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Argyll, Scotland

Welcome to the fantastical world of Oliver's Travels, where luxury cottages, lodges, farmhouses and castles in Argyll await your adventurous spirit! Nestled along the enchanting coastline, on the fringes of remote lochs, in the embrace of mountain foothills or basking in the seclusion of the magical Trossachs National Park, these accommodations are not just places to stay, they are portals of delight, tranquility, seclusion, beauty, adventure and views that will make your heart skip a beat! You will return home with a burning desire for more, much more!

Argyll, the western gem of Scotland, is not your average region. It is a canvas painted with unparalleled natural beauty, a tapestry woven with rich history and a stage where vibrant culture takes centre stage. Stretching along the rugged coastline, it is a captivating destination where characterful villages, majestic mountains, serene lochs and meandering rivers come together for an unforgettable spectacle.

Now, let's talk about Oban, the "Gateway to the Isles." This bustling hub boasts a picturesque harbour adorned with colourful fishing boats and presided over by the majestic McCaig's Tower, a granite structure offering panoramic views that will make your jaw drop. Dive into the warmth of Scottish hospitality, tantalise your taste buds at seafood restaurants with oysters and oak-smoked salmon and get ready for an island-hopping adventure from this gateway to paradise.

Inveraray, a proud town on the shores of Loch Fyne, is not just a pretty face. Surrounded by lush forests and the towering peaks of the Argyll mountains, it is home to the architectural masterpiece known as Inveraray Castle. You will wander through opulent interiors, stroll in expansive gardens and soak in the rich history that whispers through every corner.

Now, let's hop through enchanting villages! Lochgilphead, perched at the head of Loch Gilp, invites you to explore the historic Crinan Canal amidst breathtaking scenery. Meanwhile, Tarbert, with its quaint streets and natural harbour, will charm your socks off. Don't miss its annual seafood festival and the wonders of the Kintyre Peninsula, where coastal scenery and historical sites such as Saddell Abbey and whisky-producing Campbeltown, await your exploration.

For nature enthusiasts, Argyll is a playground. The national parks of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs are your vast canvas, with hiking trails winding through pristine forests, leading to viewpoints that will take your breath away. Ben Nevis, the UK's highest peak, stands tall for those seeking an epic climb.

The coastline is a water-based wonderland! Sailing, kayaking and wildlife watching, take your pick! Seals, dolphins and a variety of seabirds call these waters home. Boat tours offer a unique perspective, letting you soak in Argyll's beauty from a whole new angle.

Argyll is a tapestry of natural wonders, historical gems and vibrant communities. Whether you are strolling through charming villages, conquering majestic landscapes, savouring fresh fish feasts or diving into its rich maritime heritage, Argyll promises an unforgettable journey through the beating heart of Scotland's west coast. Get ready for a ride on the wild side!

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers

Easdale Escape is perfect for a family that loves the outdoors and adventure. It is very comfortable with two bedrooms and open plan living space. The garden is perfect for family games and enjoying the magical scenery.

Easdale Island is wonderful for exploration. The quarry pools are incredible, and you can swim in one with children enjoying paddling in the shallow end. There are plenty of water sports older children can try too such as kayaking.

Children love the boat trips available to spot wildlife including seals, dolphins, whales, and porpoises. They are such fun. You might want to pack some binoculars to make it easy for children to spot them.

The island museum is very interesting. It is educational as well as fascinating. Children learn all about the history of the island and what it was like to live there centuries ago.

There is nothing like feeling you are on a remote ‘Robinson Crusoe’ island for children. It is a wonderful thing to leave the car on the mainland and head off to the island for an adventure.

If you have a wet weather day, the Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre in Oban offers hours of fun in a multi-level soft play zone, swimming pools with a flume, dolphin slide and family fun sessions and a sports hall with many sports. Here there is badminton, football, table tennis, short mat bowels, basketball, fun fit kids sessions and kids camps.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 10:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request
Changeover day Friday during peak season. Flexible during all other periods
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £2,102
May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £2,102
May 18th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £2,114
May 25th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £2,183
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £2,102
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 £2,114
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £2,183
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £1,741
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,668
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 £2,012
Dec 28th 2024 - Aug 28th 2025 £2,102

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €2,287
May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €2,287
May 18th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €2,299
May 25th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €2,375
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €2,287
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 €2,299
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €2,375
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €1,895
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,815
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 €2,188
Dec 28th 2024 - Aug 28th 2025 €2,287

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $2,480
May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $2,480
May 18th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $2,493
May 25th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $2,575
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $2,480
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 $2,493
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $2,575
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $2,054
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,967
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 $2,372
Dec 28th 2024 - Aug 28th 2025 $2,480

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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