An Rubha Easdale Island, Oban

Holiday Cottage: 4619 Argyll and Bute

The house from the front

Cottage's own web site
An Rubha (pronounced An Roo-ha) is a holiday cottage that sleeps 5-6 and is situated on the tiny car-free Island of Easdale on the west coast of Scotland 20 minutes south of the seaside town of Oban.

The cottage has 2 double bedrooms upstairs with an additional downstairs bedroom and sleeps 5-6 comfortably.

The house has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, ironing board and iron, juicer and the kitchen is well equipped with utensils for cooking. The living area has a TV, DVD and VHS player and a CD player.

Easdale is the tiny island situated off the west coast of Scotland and lies in the Firth of Lorn. There is plenty to do for visitors or if you prefer, there is peace and quiet. To get across the 220 feet stretch of water that separates Easdale to Seil Island you get the small 10 person passenger ferry which takes approximately 3 minutes. There are no cars on the Island which makes the air quality noticably better than anywhere else in the UK.

Covering an area of around 10 hectares, Easdale Island is the smallest permanently inhabited island of the inner Hebrides with a population of around 60. Easdale has one hill which stands 122ft high and gives incredible views over the Firth of Lorn and several islands to the south. The fresh Atlantic air brings mild weather to the west coast of Scotland making for the perfect British holiday.

Once the centre of Scotland's slate mining industry, the picturesque island is dotted with still pools of clear blue water. These old quarries, some up to 300 feet deep, were filled after a big storm in 1881. One of these quarries plays annual host to the World's Stone Skimming Championship and Easdale now has its own slate museum run by volunteers.

There is a wide variety of bird life that inhabit the Island and a fabulous array of flora and forna. There is a community hall which reguarly hosts music nights and other events and also has its own bar where the friendly locals meet.

  • The house is yards from the sea.
  • Overlooks Mull and the Firth of Lorn.

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The dining area
The dining area
The master bedroom
The master bedroom
The bathroom
The bathroom
The sunset view
The sunset view

Sleeps:   6
Bedrooms:   3
Cot Available:   No
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: Yes.
Fresh bedding and towels included in the price
Pets Allowed: No.

Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Various / Other
Open Fire: Yes.
Fuel type: Various / Other
Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: No.

Local Services: Easdale Museum
Slate Islands Heritage Museum
Sea Fari Adventures
Puffer Bar and Tea room
Highland Arts Centre
Oban Rare Breeds Park
Seal Sanctuary
Inverawe Smokehouse
Oban Distillery
Access to Mull and other Islands
Horse riding

Getting to Easdale Island
From the South (England/Glasgow):
M6 North which turns into the M74. Leave M74 at junction 4 and take M73 north (signs for Stirling) for one exit. Leave M73 at junction 2 and take M8 west (signs for Glasgow). Travel along M8 west, through Glasgow, crossing the Kingston Bridge and continue along M8 until junction 30 (signs for Erskine Bridge). Cross Erskine Bridge (north). Toll payable (80p). Follow signs for A82 Dumbarton/Crianlarich.
Continue along A82 through Dumbarton and north along Loch Lomond-side. At Tarbet, turn right (signs for Crianlarich), continuing along the A82 north until Crianlarich where you turn left and continue along A82 for further five miles to Tyndrum where the road splits. Take left fork at end of village - this is the A85 to Oban. Continue through Loch Awe, Taynuilt and Connel into Oban.

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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Off season weekend rates (minimum two nights) from £160.00 all inclusive.

High season weekly rates (minimum seven nights) from £390.00 - £460.00 all inclusive.

The cottage is available for bookings all year round.

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