Self catering rental
Self-catering holiday rental accommodation
with spectacular island and sea views
Oban 45 minutes drive, Lochgilphead 30 mins
Visit Scotland **** Sleeping up to 6.
Above; Aird House on the left, Jura and Scarba on the horizon.
between Oban and Lochgilphead
West Coast Scotland
Aird House is on Craignish peninsular facing west and looking out to sea to the islands of Jura, Scarba, Mull and Luing and the mysterious Whirlpool of Corryvreckan. Here on the edge of the Atlantic the air is from the sea mixed with the scent of bracken and grasses, and the light is always changing so that each island or distant view seems different each time you look.
The house has a small enclosed walled garden front (ideal for children). To one side and set back discreetly in the hill behind is the home of owners Malcolm and Alison Campbell who have made Aird House available for self-catering rental and extend a warm welcome to their guests. Malcolm's family has farmed here since 1919, and he is very happy for guests to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the peninsular.
(You might like to look at their other cottage about a hundred yards away, sleeping two: Aird Steading Cottage.)
Although this is a good base for day trips in Argyll (see map below), in fact you might find you spend your whole holiday here at Craignish walking and exploring, picnicking on the secluded pebbly beaches, fishing from the shore, watching sea otters and seals lazing in the water - it's a peaceful self-contained world on its own.
Above left and right;
The Lounge with views to the islands of Jura, Scarba, Mull and Luing.
TV/DVD/VCR, iPod dock. Wood burning stove in lounge.
View from the Sitting room window over the garden towards the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool between Jura and Scarba. The best place on mainland Scotland to view the whirlpool is from this room!
The garden has very pretty pink fuchsias (Fuchsia Megallanica "Alba").
Four bedrooms: one double, two singles upstairs and one twin downstairs. There is a bathroom upstairs and wash basin and wc. downstairs.
Above left and right;
2 Single Bedrooms
Bathroom with shower over bath.
Below Left and Right;
The double bed room (standard double 5' bed) upstairs, and the twin bedroom downstairs.
Kitchen and dining table, equipped for 6.
More wonderful views!
The kitchen is well equipped with stainless steel hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
There is also a utility room (with automatic washing machine and tumble drier) and a drying room next to the kitchen.
Oil fired central heating
Storage available for bicycles if required.
Sorry no pets please, and no smoking.
From Low Season £370 - High Season £680
For more details, special offers and short breaks see Aird Steading Cottage web-site for details (link opens a new window).
Short breaks available from the end of October until Easter except for Christmas and New year.
Electricity, heating oil, wood for wood burning stove , linen and towels are included in the price.
Aird House has accommodation for six people. Baby cots/cribs are available if required.
To enquire or to book:
Alison and Malcolm Campbell
at Aird Farm
Argyll PA31 8QS Scotland, UK
Tel/Fax: 01852 500224
or from outside the UK:
Tel/Fax: 44 1852 500 224
Please tell Alison and Malcolm you found Aird House through About Scotland!
Craignish peninsular with Aird House, Aird Farm (centre) and the Paps of Jura on the distant horizon.
See the page about Aird Steading Cottage, A cosy retreat for two:
Map of the area:
Day's outings using Aird House as a base:
- Kilmartin Glen, the most important prehistoric site on the Scottish Mainland famous for Cairns and stones circles and cup and ring-marked rocks.
- Archeology centre at Kilmartin House (also a place to eat lunch) in Kilmartin Village which gives some fascinating interpretations.
- The Iron age fort of Dunadd - one of Scotland's most important celtic sites.
- Visit for the day taking the Calmac ferry from Oban: Mull, Tiree or Colonsay.
- Local village of Ardfern has a post office, shop, craft shop with restaurant and a pub.
- Nearby Craobh Haven has watersports and sailing and also a pub with a sea-food restaurant.