Oakbank Cottage: Self Catering for 6 people
Comfortable, self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people with spectacular views of Ben Cruachan and the surrounding hills on the outskirts of the village of Kilchrenan near Taynuilt and close to Oban in Argyll Scotland.
October 15: "Thank you for the welcome and fabulous goodies left (for us). All much appreciated. Loved cottage and setting - Look forward to returning"
Borland/Bateman Party, Edinburgh
Sept/Oct 15: "Thanks, Jo, for the lovely welcome and goodies - cottage was wonderfully cosy - would love a return visit. Been to Easdale, Inverary, Glen Coe and weather Fantastic!"
Lane Party, Merseyside
5 September 2015: "My daughters, who are in their early twenties had never been to Scotland.
They thought the scenery was the sort that could only be seen by going abroad!
They are looking forward to future Scotland holidays.
We all really liked Oakbank very much indeed. Loved the cottage and the area, especially Kilchurn Castle and Glen Lonan. Thank you for all the goodies and flowers."
Tracy Kemp, Norfolk
August 2015: "We have all had a fantastic time. Beautiful cottage; very warm and cosy! Very friendly introduction & one very friendly robin in garden!"
Hemsley Family, Whitley Bay
July 2015: "A great house whatever the weather & Jo Rocks!"
Aspdel Family, Warwick.
20 June 2015: "We loved staying at Oakbank and couldn't fault the facilities. About halfway home we realised we had forgotten to write in the visitors book but our comments would have been 100% positive. The welcome from Jo and the provisions you supplied were an added bonus after a long drive up.
Oakbank is on our list of places to stay again"
K. Spillman, Gloucestershire
Feb 2015: "A very relaxing 3 days. Lovely to just sit and watch the birds. Cottage very comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
Carter & McGill Families, Perthshire and Stirling.
19 December 14: "Best Xmas Cake ever! Cheers Jo."
A & O Williams. Lancaster.
18 October 14: "GREAT! The welcome was warming, the cottage is very beautiful and Loch Awe and many others all splendid, especially with the fantastic weather."
The Meijs, Riemers & Romijn Families. The Netherlands.
20 September 14: "Well-equipped house. Nice area. Weather Good!"
W Scott. Jersey.
13 September 14: "Beautiful house and scenery - weather pretty good too! Thanks."
D Weir. Edinburgh.
23 August 14: "Thank you - we’ve had a Lovely week in this lovely house and area!"
The Attwells. Cornwall.
12 August 14: "It’s been a tonic just to look out of the kitchen window!
Lovely holiday, cosy cottage and great welcome pack. Thank-you"
D & C Conacher. London
26 July 14: "Thank you very much for the stay! A great place, beautiful weather and a garden to adventure in!"
The Scott Family. Macau, China.
5 July 14: "What a wonderful cottage in fabulous location. Many thanks for the little extras. Very much appreciated; as was the the advice to go to Dalavich and Glen Lonan - beautiful. A credit to you. Thank You."
D, J & A Payne (plus Oscar and Molly). Preston, Lancashire.
31 May 14: "A very beautiful house in a beautiful garden with lovely views. (We saw the osprey and a black grouse!)"
J & J Butcher. Alton, Hampshire.
17 May 14: "Great house, really cosy. Thanks for the welcome and the goodies."
15-22 Feb 14: "A lovely, cosy cottage. Thank you so much for makingus so welcome. All of the goodies were so appreciated. The spring flowers were perfect. Thank You."
Norma, Ian and Chloe. Jarrow, Tyne & Wear.
24-31 August 2013. Gloria & Kevin, Cheshire.
"We had a wonderfull week. The cottage is amazing and the location spectacular the welcome pack was very welcome. We are already planning a return visit in the winter."
16-23 August. Sally & David, Bodmin
"Oakbank was a great base to explore Loch Awe, Oban and Kilmartin / Lochgilpead. The cottage is well equipped and has a very spacious kitchen and a comfortable sitting room. Outside there is cycle parking in the greenhouse and you are left bird seed to feed the voracious appetites of the songbirds at Kilchrennan. We were surprised both by the generous welcome pack of food and a tour of the cottage by Jo who also kept an eye out for us during the week. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful which added to our experience including Ian at the local village stores who was a great help. In terms of places to visit then Loch Awe is fascinating and we would recommend hiring a boat and exploring the many crannogs and islands with early Christian sites. We also enjoyed days out cycling on the islands of Lismore and Kerrera as well as the fascinating Kimartin Glen and the Crinnan canal. All in all a very enjoyable break we would recommend to others."
10-17 August 2013: Lefrere Family, Marseille.
“A very nice cottage, it’s a gem in a lovely countryside. Many thanks to Jo and Brenda.”
3-10 August 2013: Phommavanh Family: From Monymusk.
“We had a lovely time and thank you for all the goodies” “I loved it cuz it was Awesome”
27 July - 3rd August 2013: Fullelove Family. From Nottingham.
“The cottage is lovely and is a great base for exploring the local wildlife. We have seen puffins, Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles.”
27 July - 3rd August 2013: Robertson
“The cottage is perfect so welcoming with all the goodies and such a lovely setting. It’s been a brilliant get-away from the rat-race. Thank you.”
6-13 July 2013: Famille Gandon. From Augers, France.
“The Cottage is perfect! The weather too! Thanks for all.”
10-13 May 2013: Alex, Ben, Aidan, David & Victoria. From Cardiff, Dunfermline, Crail and London
“What a great cottage! Perfect Place for exploring the area. Comfortable, warm and friendly. Unexpected welcome treats were the icing on the cake! Thank You.”
October 2012. The Stewart Family. Edinburgh.
“We’ve had a very enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage. Thank you!”
June 2012. The Liebermann Family. Devon.
“Thank you for a lovely week – super accommodation and area to explore.”
22nd April 2012. The McCaffrey Family. Cumbria
“Had a fantastic weekend at Oakbank! The whole area is so peaceful and relaxing. Will definitely be coming back!”
April 2012. The Hewitt Fellowship. Bristol
“We had a lovely stay – great weather and marvellous views! Thanks for the welcome pack.”
New Year 2012. Pat & Mike. Troon
“A fabulous, comfortable stay. Beds so cozy, views magnificent and ‘hello’ altogether great.”
13th October 2011. Sally and Jeremy Drakeford. Barnstaple
“A most delightful stay! Thank you for the warmest of welcomes and all the goodies.”
10th September 2011. The Sandifords. Morpeth
“Had a lovely week. Very comfortable cottage. Thank-you for all the treats and kind welcome.”
29th August 2011. Barry & Liz. Rossendale
“Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Welcome gifts were very much appreciated. Thank-you for an enjoyable stay. We look forward to coming back soon.”
August 2011. The Gillet Family. Brussels
“Fresh bread and welcome pack much appreciated. [information provided] was very helpful and above all the Scottish Countryside is amazing. We enjoyed much [sic] our stay in Oakbank.”
22nd July 2011. The Gilani Family. Glasgow & London
“Oakbank is Beautiful! You’ve thought of everything to make our holiday as relaxing as possible.”
17th July 2011. Pat and Mike Holland. Troon
“Very comfortable stay. Thoughtful gifts – useful and tasty. Superb visuals....”
4th June 2011. Nick, Maggie, Mollie and Jamie. Hull
“Lovely stay; Hope to come again.”