Cairnbaan, Crinan
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At a Glance
Sleeps 6
Pet Friendly
Washing Machine
The Property
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Eriska is a charming holiday home set in a wonderful location in picturesque Cairnbaan on the Crinan Canal, West Coast of Scotland. The surrounding area is picturesque and rich in history. Featuring three bedrooms, spacious living and an extensive terrace garden, Eriska is a wonderful base for families or couples to explore the region.  
With an inviting living space with comfortable lounges, stylish and homely interiors Eriska Cottage is nothing but warm and welcoming.  Guests will appreciate all the modern comforts this holiday home offers.
The dining room is in the open living area seating up to six, a great space to enjoy family time.
The spacious kitchen is well equipped complete with an electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and a fridge/freezer.
Bedrooms and Bathroom
The first floor features three well appointed bedrooms, two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom. All bedrooms are individually furnished with quality linen and furnishings with an adjacent family bathroom.
Bedroom 1: Large double bed, tv, wardrobe, bedside tables, canal views
Bedroom 2: Large double bed, tv, wardrobe, bedside tables, garden views 
Bedroom 3: Two single beds, wardrobe, bedside tables, garden views
Bathroom: Upstairs family bathroom features a bath, shower (over the bath), hand basin and toilet.
The ground floor has a second toilet with hand basin. 
Outdoors & Explore
Step outside and enjoy the beautiful and spacious terrace garden. Eriska has a wonderful outdoor entertaining area with a two level garden terrace featuring outdoor teak chairs and tables to soak up the surrounds.  A perfect space for an afternoon aperitif, reading and whiling away your afternoons, you can even see glimpses of the Crinan Canal in the distance.  
Whether enjoying an afternoon in the terrace garden or out exploring the region here is an idyllic holiday property for all seasons. 
Just a short walk away is Cairnbaan Hotel, with dining opportunities and a welcoming bar.
Explore the famous Crinan Canal, nine miles long and is described as ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’.  This historic area features a magical network of paths, lock gates, towpaths and shoreline to wonder around including the famous Crinan walk taking visitors to the heart of Knapdale forest before reaching a high point at Castle Dounie.
Explore further afield and experience the Mull of Kintyre and Islay and take the passenger ferry from Tayvallich to the island of Jura (summer only) and sail from Oban to Mull and Iona. Cycling, fishing, sailing and golf are close by or enjoy leisurely walks along the banks of historic Crinan Canal. Kilmartin village is rich in archaeological and historical remains of Neolithic and early Bronze Age monuments. Visit standing stones, burial cairns, castles and famous gardens. Lochgilphead is 3 miles south and the bustling town of Oban is 30 miles north. 
For anyone interested in the understanding the early history of Scotland, a visit to the Mid Argyll is a must. Steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful scenery, Cairnbaan is the ideal holiday base for exploring the West Coast of Argyll.  
Pets Welcome: Two small well behaved and house trained dogs allowed. Garden is not enclosed.
Car Parking: Private car parking for two cars.
Beautiful landscaped private garden
Central heating 
HD 32 inch Freeview TV in living room
CD player
Wi-Fi access throughout
Washing machine
Linen and towels.
No stag or hen parties
Outdoor furniture
Car parking for two cars
Two well behaved medium dogs welcome @ £3.00 per night
Pub nearby - 200 metres
Good Housekeeping Deposit £150 Pre-Authorised by card. 
Cairnbaan Lea
Argyll Scotland
PA31 8BA
Directions and full address to be advised in Key & Arrival Instructions after final balance is paid.
Cairnbaan is a village situated on the Crinan Canal, in Argyll and Bute, western Scotland. Cairnbaan is about half way between Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp at the canal's eastern end and Crinan on the Sound of Jura to the west.
Directions from the South: take A82 from Glasgow (or M8 followed by M898 (Erskine Bridge) and then A82), along Loch Lomond side, taking the A83 at Tarbet through Arrochar and Inverarary to Lochgilphead, continue to Cairnbaan via the A816. Precise directions will be sent to you just before arrival.

Lovely homely modern house in great location

July 2021
The house was very comfortable and well-equipped - obviously well-loved and maintained. Lots of personal touches, ornaments, etc. Garden was lovely, albeit one or two slightly wobbly steps up to the tables. Other than a couple of very small areas (dust on coathangers in wardrobe and also on nested perspex tables under TV), it was all very clean indeed - we felt very comfortable and at ease.
The location across the road from the Crinan Canal was perfect for us - great for walks along the canal; also easy access to lots of great places including Knapdale, Kilmartin Glen, gardens at Arduaine and Crarae and the beautiful Kilmory Beach. Co-Op supermarket in Lochgilphead just 5 minutes drive down the road.


June 2021

Eriska is a pretty cottage with an edge of woodland garden situated near Lock 5 on the Crinan Canal. The cottage atmosphere is a real ‘home from home’ charmingly decorated and furnished throughout. Garden seating to the front makes a perfect spot for a sunny al-fresco lunch while the back garden provides two beautiful, sunny evening spots.  I stayed at Eriska May/ June 2021 and it was a joy and delight! 


Bright and Comfortable

June 2021
Eriska is in a great location by the Crinan Canal with views across to the locks and hills opposire. The cottage itself was bright and comfortable, it was well equipped with lots of home comforts. Great wee garden and is close to the local hotel, which is a bonus. Highly recommend!

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