The Island of Luing by the Firth of Lorne 18 miles south of Oban offers a quiet spot in the age of digital communication, and a refreshing escape from the pressures of modern living. Easily reached by a short sheltered regular ferry crossing, Creagard Country House is situated in the conservation village of Cullipool. The house has been lovingly restored to a high standard with many unique features.The gardens offer almost complete privacy. Superb sea views to Mull and breathtaking sunsets.
Creagard is a house for those wishing a unique experience on one of the more unknown West of Scotland coastal highland locations. There are two entrances, one to the front through an attractive porch directly into the main kitchen.The second entrance opens into the very large vaulted ceiling main lounge. From the main lounge, you access the master twin bedroom with ensuite as well as onto a superb decking area overlooking the pond with sea views. The kitchen has a spiral which accesses the Chart room, with superb sea views over the Firth of Lorne to Mull. The kitchen also accesses the two double bedrooms with adjoining shower room/ toilet.
Luing is a great get-away destination yet is close to all the amenities of the mainland. The local shop/ post-office offers not only the basics but also speciality meats and wines.The museum in Cullipool opposite Creagard offers meals and beveridges. A regular, all year round, and inexpensive car ferry takes you across to the mainland of Seil.
The large deck facing South is one of the most popular spots to relax, but the garden itself has several unusual features including a 19th century engine shed at the bottom of the garden. There is a private courtyard to the rear so plenty of choice to find your own private space. The two lounges are ideal for allowing younger family members to have there own space.
Interaction with guests
I live in Glasgow so the house is made ready before hand, with guests making their own way into the property. There is a local representative who can help with any queries and I am usually quick to respond to emails and texts. Always happy to answer questions.
Other things to note
There is a shop and post office on the island one kilometer from the house.
Please support this facility as the friendly owners depend on local support to survive. The local museum serves meals and coffees during the day. They now have a drinks licence. The islanders are very welcoming and are pleased when you join in with their activities including dances and functions in the local hall.
There is no additional cleaning charge but I expect guests to leave the house in the way they find it when they arrive.
There is an additional charge of £20 per pet, maximum two pets.
Events or parties are allowed but subject to approval. I`ve had a wedding or two in the past, so this can be arranged.
Easy, outgoing and always working hard to improve visitor experience at Creagard.
I am a keen sailor, and Creagard is the ideal location to explore the surrounding waters. There are two free moorings, and launching a dingy or canoe is an easy task.
I feel that my house is a special place, and welcome others to come along and enjoy the experience.
I believe in enjoying the moment, along with good food, drinking wine with the occasional dram, and some say I am not a bad cook. Looking after the planet and reducing waste is very much part of my lifestyle. Living up the these aspirations can be the challenge.