The picturesque Seaview Cottage (once home to lock keeper’s of days gone by) is set on the banks of the Crinan Canal, just a short walk from the beautiful Crinan Habour. Built circa 1815, this unique holiday cottage is steeped with history, and ideally based to discover many a Highland adventure!
Seaview Cottage comfortably sleeps 4 in 2 cosy bedrooms with an additional lounge, dining room, TV room, fully equipped kitchen and family bathroom. With an exciting colour palette (we love the bright yellow SMEG fridge and sea-blue metro tiles in the kitchen!) and traditional Scottish details, guests can expect an unforgettable stay with all the comforts of a home-from-home.
There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained on the doorstep of the cottage, for visitors of all ages, plus all of the glorious natural scenery Scotland is famed for (including views of Minke Whales from the cottage!). The Crinan Harbour is a short walk from Seaview and for those that packed their walking boots, a fantastic looped and signposted trail is just footsteps from the door – proving a great way to get to know the local area.
Ten minutes drive from Seaview Cottage, guests can enjoy the most beautiful local seafood including hand-dived mussels and scallops, plus incredible fish & chips at the Tavvalich Inn. This family friendly pub (open in the winter too) and the surrounding area is great for family walks to burn off their hearty dishes.
For a wonderful half-day out with your young explorers, Tarbert Village is a 25 minute drive from the cottage. This picture-postcard village boasts one of Scotland’s very few original natural harbours and is great for a relaxing walk by the water. Try the Gallery Café for mouth-watering home-made pizzas and fantastic coffee. Pop into the electrical shop on the high street here for fishing gear, and practice your reel on return back at Seaview Cottage where you can catch mackerel and crab from the sea waters!
There is also Oban, a slightly longer drive away but with plenty of pretty stop-offs along the way. Here you can find all of your main amenities including large supermarkets and coffee shops, as well as great restaurants including Cuan Mor on George Street.
The intriguing and sometimes strange history of Scotland comes vividly to life at the internationally-acclaimed Kilmartin House Museum in Lochgilphead. Visitors can see the items recovered from the area’s ancient monuments and hear the history behind them. Guests can actually cycle to Lochgilphead from the front door of Seaview Cottage via the 9 mile tow path trail where you can spot dolphins, seals and ospreys too!
There’s plenty to see in the wild. Eagles hunt overhead as seals bask on the beaches. And nearby Knapdale is home to the Scottish Beaver Trail, so there’s always the chance of seeing one gnawing on a tree trunk somewhere! You can spot Scotland’s sea life from the Oban and Kennacraig ferries. Dolphins, diving birds, puffins and even the occasional basking shark. Destinations from Oban include Gigha, Mull and Colonsay, while from Kennacraig you can reach Islay and the Inner Hebrides. Whilst in Oban, check out the sea life centre with it’s great short nature hike.
When you return from your adventures, you’ll find a warm welcome and superb seafood at the Crinan Hotel, known for its friendly atmosphere and excellent service and just a 2 minute walk away!