Appin, Argyll, Scotland

Situated on a quiet loop road off the main A828, Polanach is a traditional self catering crofter's cottage, restored to a very comfortable standard. Heating is by storage heaters, supplemented by a wood burning stove (logs provided) for cold weather.

Accommodation is for 4: one double (king size) bedroom and one twin, both with ample storage space. The two reception room have plenty of comfortable seating. the main lounge has dining table and chairs, television (with excellent reception), wifi internet, landline phone. (As in many locations in the Highlands, mobile phone reception is poor.) The kitchen is very well equipped with oven, hob, microwave, frig, freezer, washing machine. A W/C shower room completes the accommodation.

Outside the large garden is dominated by the burn running its full length with flower beds, lawns and mature trees on either side. Children will enjoy exploring, particularly the stepped access to the burn where it is possible to paddle (though not when it is in full spate!). There is peace here; the main road is a good 150 yards away behind bushes and trees. There are views in all directions, both from the garden and from every window in the cottage, in particular across the neighbouring fields to the sea loch and beyond to the mountains of Morvern.

Parking is on a driveway through double gates or in a bay opposite the front door. Bikes can be kept in the garage. The environment of Polanach does not lend itself to wheelchairs or people with limited mobility. This is due to the stone steps to access the front door and many small flights in the garden.
Polanach lies well off the tourist trail but is in easy reach of it. Oban is 30 minutes drive away, with its wildlife boat trips and access to the Isles. Glencoe (20 minutes) has some of the most spectacular scenery and climbing in Scotland. Fort William (40 minutes) has action-packed adventure and the stunningly picturesque rail trip to Glenfinnan and the port of Mallaig.

Nearer at hand (a bike ride away - Cycle Route 78, passes Polanach's front door), Castle Stalker is a photographer's dream. Port Appin, with its local shops and hotels, and its passenger ferry to the floral island of Lismore, is a destination in itself. After a hectic day, the quiet serenity of Polanach makes a welcome close.
Accommodation Amenities
  • Accessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Parking
  • WiFi

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