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Old 29 July 2008, 10:47   #1
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Oban - Cottages by the Water

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Anyone know of any nice cottages to rent for a weeks Holiday by the water near Oban ???

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Old 29 July 2008, 11:50   #2
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Hi Jono
Does it have to be Oban? Up that way, I stayed at a cottage overlooking Portavadie marina on Loch Fyne in May. Highly recommended. Here is a pic from the cottage. If interested drop me a line and I will give you contacts
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Old 29 July 2008, 13:09   #3
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Old 29 July 2008, 14:15   #4
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Hi

Anyone know of any nice cottages to rent for a weeks Holiday by the water near Oban ???

Jono
what counts as "near" oban. how many people/rooms?
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Old 29 July 2008, 14:48   #5
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Lag-Na-Keil Chalets Tel: 01631 562746

stayed in here a few years ago ...really nice chalets then ....well used by divers ....just on the outskirts of oban
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Old 29 July 2008, 17:26   #6
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Hi Jono
.... and there is always Puffin Dive Centre - modern chalet/bungalows rather than cottages but right on the waters edge with slip and moorings. Nicola is always helpful

mailto:nicola@puffin.org.uk
http://www.puffin.org.uk/index.asp?key=18

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Old 29 July 2008, 18:28   #7
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The Barn is supposed to be alright but I hear its a bit dear but there is a big caravan park with its own slip that hires chalets at Tralee.
Depends on exactly what you want and where?
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Old 29 July 2008, 19:14   #8
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23 miles south of Oban - Ardfern. Loch Craignish cottages, and there are others in the area, in Ardfern and Craobh. Great place to explore by RIB. Slipways, good chandlerys and boatyards and pubs. Why do you want to go to Oban? Facilities there are poor for small boats and the town caters for coach tours. Christmas dinners start in November. You might, just, find a real shop in between all the fast food 'restaurants'.

It does have Tescos (if you can find it - they keep the approach roads secret) and the cheapest petrol around.
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Facilities are a bit better than that in Oban!
There are plenty of places to eat that are not "fast food", in fact the town specifically banned Mcdonalds and KFC from the town and there a number of good restuarants.
There may be things missing but overall Oban is the place with the most attractions and facilities in this part of the world. The flipside to this is that that doesn't mean there is a lot here and there isn't a great deal of direct competition
There are three free slips with two miles of the town centre and several pay to use ones.
The only thing really missing is a pontoon but there are two landing stages. There are sevarl marinas and chandleries plus other nautical types supply shops.
I find Oban a very good place to operate from and the best part is that what facilities there are happen to be all free
It's horses for course really, depends on exactly what is required, big city lights or countryside retreat. I use these terms very loosely when thinking of Argyll, obviously!
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we've just come back and there is a nice cottage on Gallanach Moore farm about 2miles south of Oban near puffin divers. it has a slip next door fuel and air (if your diving).
the price was very reasonable.
at the cottage there is enough room for boats and also a hose pipe to wash gear down.

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