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Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan.

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5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Shelborne Lodge is newly renovated to provide comfortable flexible holiday accommodation. Situated next to the historic Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, it has everything needed for a wonderful base to explore Argyll. Beavers, boat trips, interesting walks, castles, prehistoric stone circles, whirlpools, islands, bike hire with easy scenic rides or more challenging singletrack, the area offers a wide choice of activities - or just chill out with a good book in front of the woodburning stove, or laze in the large garden watching the yachts pass by.
A short walk away is Cairnbaan Hotel, excellent food and bar, with many other dining opportunities a short drive away.

Wheelchair accessible ground floor rooms, accessible bedroom, accessible shower -room (contact us for accessibility advice)

Perfect as a holiday house for two families, a larger fam...
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Listing #HL9013173
About the Owner
Michael M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
The key is available onsite, just let yourself into the house. Please do call or text us to say that you have arrived, and to confirm that everything is fine. There's a folder of instructions for the heating, tv, recycling etc. There is a box of tourist information in the house, with local walking guides and maps, bike routes etc, do call us if you want more advice. Our local representative may call in to see if you need anything.
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We loved the house and the garden, lots of space for us all - granny, children, grandchildren. We enjoyed being right beside the canal and the locks, seeing the boats coming and going, and how the locks worked. The tow path is a great place...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Janice S
mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

What a great week you had! I'm glad the house suited you, and you obviously enjoyed the area, looking forward to a return visit. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Mike

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Sherburn in Elmet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2018


Date of stay: May 2018
mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018


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Reviewed 2 June 2018

We booked the house for a long weekend in May to accommodate six adults and four children. It turned out to be perfect for the occasion as it was even more spacious than the photos suggested. It was also very clean, comfortable and well equipped....More

Date of stay: May 2018
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mcdm123, VR Owner at Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan., responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Linda, I'm so glad you had a brilliant weekend, and that you enjoyed the house and surroundings. Thanks for taking the time to give a review, and looking forward to seeing you again, Mike

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Sorry, no hen/stag parties - its a quiet neighbourhood. Pets welcome, no charge as long as you leave no sign that a pet was visiting (please allow yourself enough time to clean...
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    5 Twins
    1 Full
    2 Kings
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  • Damage Deposit: S$351 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Activities and attractions nearby include beavers, boat trips, interesting walks, castles, prehistoric stone circles, whirlpools, islands, bike hire with easy scenic rides, beaches, a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
Getting around
Walking or biking directly from the house, along the canal towpath, is a great start to the holiday, and this gives access to forestry walks too.
With a car you can access a hugh choice of interesting destinations - far more than you could possibly visit in a week's holiday.
Boat trips are another option, perhaps the fast ferry to Jura, a wild rib ride to see the whirlpools at Correyvreckan, or a day trip to Mull on the regular ferries from Oban.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow International: 133.0 km
Railway: Oban: 56.0 km
Ferry: Oban: 56.0 km
Glasgow to Lochgilphead: 88 miles, 2 hours. M8 to Erskine Bridge, A82 to Tarbet, Loch Lomond, then A83 to Inveraray and Lochgilphead.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 7.0 km.
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