Crosple Cottage, Melfort, By ObanMelfort, By Oban, Argyll, Scotland
About this listing
A wonderfully secluded shoreline hideaway, beautifully furnished in a stunning rural setting for the perfect romantic coastal getaway.
Your romantic bolthole
If you are looking for the ultimate romantic bolthole, a highland minimoon, honeymoon hideaway or want to “pop that special question” escape to Crosple Cottage. Impeccable build credentials with a wood burning stove to curl up in front of together and set in a privately owned working hill farm. Your stay is totally private and the most relaxing base from which to explore this beautiful location.
Hidden amongst rolling green fields with sweeping views down to Loch Melfort your romantic cottage for two enjoys total privacy on a stunning lochside setting within a one thousand acre private highland estate. Enjoying a southerly aspect you can’t fail to be wowed by the mesmerising West coast sunsets out front. The cottage is superbly located with The Melfort Hills behind you and uninterrupted views across the loch towards the nearby islands of Scarba, Luing, Jura and Islay.
Built just for two
Crosple Cottage comprises an open-plan oak-floored space: a snug sitting-area with a wood burner, a dining area and a superbly equipped kitchen. Downstairs there’s a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and plenty of space for wellington boots and hanging coats. In the winter, the wood burner and underfloor heating keep the cottage toasty. Throw open the French doors in summer which open out onto a sheltered sun-trap of a garden with a terraced patio and BBQ area.
You’ll find an endless supply of seasoned logs for you to fuel the welcoming log burning stove and with the under floor heating provided by an eco friendly air source heat pump which collects the natural warmth from beneath the earth’s surface and heats each of the downstairs rooms to just the right temperature you can walk from room to room, always warm underfoot.
Guests will find a supersized 47″ flat screen HD LED Smart TV and digital surround sound system with Freeview and Netflix. The house has an integrated digital sound system allowing you to effortlessly stream your music from your iplayers throughout the cottage.
The house has a well-equipped kitchen with induction hob, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Step upstairs into the bedroom where you’ll find a large king size bed with gorgeously grown up bedding and a super comfy mattress perfect for lazy days and long lie ins, hand crafted by Hypnos manufacturer of “the most comfortable beds in the world”. Head through to the luxury bathroom with its beautifully romantic deep cast iron roll top bath and walk in shower. There are fluffy bathrobes, towels and complimentary Scottish toiletries for your use during your stay.
There’s a thoughtfully provided collection of holiday reads and inspiration for great days out in Crosple Cottage and you cant fail to be impressed by the stunning views of the loch from the window. Step outside and you’re moments away from your own private shoreline perfect for beach strolls, shell collecting and beachcombing. Pour yourself a glass of bubbly and head out to the terraced patio and outdoor BBQ area perfectly placed to enjoy alfresco dining for two as the sunsets over Loch Melfort. Crosple Cottage is also conveniently within walking distance of the renowned “Shower of Herring” restaurant for an evening meal with family and friends when you want to sit back, relax and be totally looked after.
A wildlife haven
The estate is a haven for wildlife and there are many tracks and pathways just waiting to be explored on foot, taking you along the shore, through the woods and over the hills. At the end of your day you can relax in front of the log fire, sink into the luxurious sofa and enjoy a cosy night in.
The world-renowned championship golf course at Machrihanish is an exciting day out and there are two courses nearby; the challenging 18-hole course at Oban and the 9 hole course on Seil island (both within half an hours drive away). Beautiful deserted beaches and wide rolling hills are just waiting to be explored and what better way to experience the hills of mid Argyll but on horseback, with horse riding available locally.
For the more adventurous visit the thrilling Corrievreckan whirlpool (the third largest whirlpool in the world) a wild playground for nature. Catch sightings of grey seals, red deer and golden eagles or visit one of the spectacular gardens of Argyll.
Gateway to the Highlands
Oban is the gateway to the Highlands and is also the main port from which ferries sail to many of the islands of the Inner Hebrides: Iona, Mull, Staffa and Fingal’s Cave, all within easy reach for day excursions. Perfect for short romantic breaks, longer relaxing stays and special reconnection time, Crosple Cottage offers the quickest relax.
Guests Comments :
“Excellent romantic holiday cottage – We’ve holidayed in lots of cottages and Crosple Cottage is the best we’ve ever stayed in. It’s location and situation is fantastic; approached via a gravel driveway, it is completely private in an elevated position over looking Loch Melfort yet close enough to amenities that you do not feel isolated. Sitting immediately beneath a beautiful hillside, Crosple has a lovely private, fenced garden with a patio overlooking the Loch and a built in BBQ. There is ample gravelled private, secure parking.
The Cottage itself looks like a traditional Scottish cottage but is recently built and therefore feels modern and wonderfully warm inside whilst maintaining its charm. Ours was a Christmas stay and the modern air-sourced heating system was brilliant – always warm and cosy and easily controlled and plentiful hot water. This was topped off with a brilliant wood burning stove with plenty of dry logs. The open plan downstairs living area is lovely, with a large TV that has access to Netflix and Freeview Play and even larger view to the Loch! The kitchen is a great size, well laid out with modern oven, ceramic hobs, microwave, dishwasher and full size freezer and fridge. It is well equipped with good quality pots and pans. To help plan your visit, there was a single kitchen roll and 4 dishwasher tablets; there is no blender/mixer. Upstairs was a large bathroom with beautiful bath and brilliant, very powerful shower! The bedroom had a comfortable kingsize bed with lovely views to the Loch. We didn’t meet the owners, but the communication prior to arrival was top notch providing all the information we required. As Crosple is so well stocked we didn’t need their assistance during our stay but I have no doubt they would have been very helpful if required. This really is a wonderful place to stay, we will be back!”
“Beautiful Cottage in a wonderful location – The cottage is set in a stunning location, on a hillside overlooking the loch. It is so wonderfully private and quiet, with only sheep as neighbours. The cottage is beautifully furnished with everything you need and more. There was wine and flowers to greet us and a lovely fresh clean interior. The owner Rory politely appeared on our last evening, whilst mowing a nearby field on his tractor, but otherwise we were left in peace. From our short meeting with Rory I can only say what an absolute gentlemen he is.
Thank you Rory for a wonderful week in your delightful cottage.”
“Meticulous and stunning cottage in unbeatable surroundings & setting – This cottage was truly more than I have experienced in my 12 years of traveling to both Scotland and Ireland! It is more well-quipped than any other, quality and details throughout…both comfort, modern living, supplied with all amenities you could ask for….the views to the front and back are incredible-mountain and lake views and the wildlife-sheep, lambies:)), birds, all brought it home for me. So sorry to have not booked for a longer period-the walks available at your doorsteps are both filled with stunning views and multiple levels and distances. Just the most serene and satisfying stay for me. Thank you Rory!!”
“Idyllic retreat – booked Crosple Cottage because it looked secluded and hidden. It did not disappoint! This perfect country cottage is exceptionally decorated and has everything you could possibly need! Rory was the perfect ‘landlord’, he made sure that everything was ok and that we are having a good time…. the birthday cake that was left for my 30th was perfect and completely unexpected. If you want a romantic, relaxing retreat then Crosple Cottage is the perfect setting! We are already planning another (longer) visit. Thank you for a perfect weekend!”
“The perfect holiday – My boyfriend and I stayed in Crosple Cottage for 4 nights in mid March. Our holiday was wonderful, and the cottage is the perfect rural retreat on the beautiful west coast. The high standard of renovation, coupled with the owners’ personal touches and exceptional hospitality made for an amazing stay – thank you! We are very much looking forward to returning soon”
“Romantic Cottage – A beautiful romantic cottage in well maintained private grounds. The cottage is in immaculate condition, with an open plan living area and well equipped kitchen. It has majestic views over the loch and we were able to see deer, pine marten and an eagle. The only thing that could be improved would be sign posted walks. However there are maps in the cottage and the owner has a great knowledge of the area.”
Weekly rates from £650 per week. Sorry no pets allowed.
Short breaks of three nights or longer from £390.
Electricity and logs for the fire are included. Deposit 20% of rental to confirm booking (non refundable in event of cancellation).
Please kindly note the property is unable to accept dogs as the estate is also a private working hill farm.
- Guests: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Beds: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Per Night: £93.00
- Bikes Available
- Bluetooth Speaker
- Coffee Machine
- DVD player
- Ipod Dock
- Music System
- Open Fire/Woodburner
- Sea views
- Secure Bike Storage
- Sky TV
- Tumble Dryer
- TV Cable
- Washing Machine
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: Yes
- Pets allowed: No
- Party allowed: No
- Children allowed: No
Hosted by Rory Campbell-Gibson
- Profile Status
- Not Verified
- Host rating
- Sort By:
- 3 Bedrooms
- 6 Guests
- 5 Bedrooms
- 10 Guests
- 2-6 Guests
- 4 Bedrooms
- 8 Guests