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Old 17 October 2018, 15:04   #1
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looking for recomendations

were trying to plan a week away early may next year somewhere around the oban area for a group of possibly 11 with 3 ribs .ideally with its own slipway mooring ect . a large 6 bedroom house by the sea or a sea loch has anyone any recommendations .we have found one place might tick most boxes on loch Etive but would like to know of any others . thanks
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Old 17 October 2018, 15:31   #2
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I imagine you have already considered Dunstaffnage Marina / Wide Mouthed Frog Hotel/Restaurant ?
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Old 17 October 2018, 15:40   #3
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that is a good shout, boat at dunstaffnage and trailers back at the digs
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Ardoran marine in loch Feochan (Ledaig) have holiday cottages overlooking the loch and a pontoon and moorings a tons better spot than Dunstafnage
Realy friendly owners too
And a heard of realy cool highland cows hanging about
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Ardoran marine in loch Feochan (Ledaig) have holiday cottages overlooking the loch and a pontoon and moorings a tons better spot than Dunstafnage
Realy friendly owners too
And a heard of realy cool highland cows hanging about
I agree
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And a heard of realy cool highland cows hanging about
Are inflatable boats and Pointy Coos an ideal mix?
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Dunno about the horns but the sausages and burgers Colin gave us were pretty good
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Ardoran marine in loch Feochan (Ledaig) have holiday cottages overlooking the loch and a pontoon and moorings a tons better spot than Dunstafnage
Realy friendly owners too
And a heard of realy cool highland cows hanging about
cheers that's the sort of thing unfortunately like most we have looked at provisionally booked for that weekend
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that is a good shout, boat at dunstaffnage and trailers back at the digs
thanks but we want something with boats in the water at the digs and room to park the trailers and up to 6 cars
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I imagine you have already considered Dunstaffnage Marina / Wide Mouthed Frog Hotel/Restaurant ?
thanks but were looking for a house / chalet type rather than a hotel
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Craobh Haven is a good base and has lots of holiday lets. I donít know if there are any as big as youíre looking for, but maybe an option if you took two cottages instead?
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Iíve not been for about 10 years but Kentallen might be an option - again there isnít one big house but several small ones next to each other. There is a small harbour where you could raft three ribs easily. Not sure how friendly the slip is for big ribs but you could launch elsewhere and keep the trailers on site. Hotel with pool and bar on site if you need amenities.
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Puffin divers have chalets & moorings, youíll need a tender or someone in a dry suit prepared to swim out though. Puffin are a strange bunch, an acquired taste (salted & grilled is best imo) but the location is spot on. You can also keep your boat at Puffin & stay at Oban camping & caravan site. They have log cabins & static caravans & are only 5min walk away.
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oban seil farm near balvicar number of cottages with a pontoon in clachan sound launch from the beach [stone] very solid with no probs launching ribs very sheltered access all states of tide but zoom right in on the plotter especially as you round the corner just before the pontoon. access is down a track across the road from the farm plenty of trailer parking in the woods.
owners name nick 01852300245 postcode PA34 4TN put that in grid reference finder on satellite you can see the pontoon etc its 10 years since i've been
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Thats very diplomatic of you Dave I've heard much more graphic descriptions of the attitude of Puffin

Although we camped at the site up the hill a few years back and used Puffins facilities, We never had any problems but they didnt come across as being big on customer service. I could see how their reputation may have came about
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Thats very diplomatic of you Dave I've heard much more graphic descriptions of the attitude of Puffin

Although we camped at the site up the hill a few years back and used Puffins facilities, We never had any problems but they didnt come across as being big on customer service. I could see how their reputation may have came about


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WOW!..That's a first I know!

Pikey Dave being Diplomatic!!....what IS the World coming too!!
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Pikey Dave being Diplomatic!!....what IS the World coming too!!


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Puffin tried to lawyer up on someone who left a negative review for them on google reviews, i think it is still there.

I've been once to launch, won't be back.

Rather goto the forth than back there and that is saying something!!!
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Puffin tried to lawyer up on someone who left a negative review for them on google reviews, i think it is still there.

I've been once to launch, won't be back.

Rather goto the forth than back there and that is saying something!!!
What you on about?.. lovely people
..I have always found them most helpful and accommodating...I even got a deal on mooring fees for Four Boats last time we stayed
...hopefully (after that!) get the same next year when we all plan to visit again
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