Stunning views
Ideal for those looking for escapism
A private pebbled beach to explore on your doorstep
Relax and take in the wonderful views
Lounge with welcoming woodburner
A contemporary lounge
Open-plan dining area
Cook up a feast in the kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with calming colours
Double bedroom with great views across Lock Creran
Double bedroom
Downstairs shower room
Explore your surroundings
A charming stone cottage
A tranquil position
Views across Loch Creran
Drive leading to the property
Private beach
1 / 20  Stunning views
2 / 20  Ideal for those looking for escapism
3 / 20  A private pebbled beach to explore on your doorstep
4 / 20  Relax and take in the wonderful views
5 / 20  Lounge with welcoming woodburner
6 / 20  A contemporary lounge
7 / 20  Open-plan dining area
8 / 20  Cook up a feast in the kitchen
9 / 20  Double bedroom
10 / 20  Double bedroom with calming colours
11 / 20  Double bedroom with great views across Lock Creran
12 / 20  Double bedroom
13 / 20  Downstairs shower room
14 / 20  Bathroom
15 / 20  Explore your surroundings
16 / 20  A charming stone cottage
17 / 20  A tranquil position
18 / 20  Views across Loch Creran
19 / 20  Drive leading to the property
20 / 20  Private beach

Ferry House

Port Appin, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Cool and Contemporary
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Eye catching cottage situated on private 66-acre estate near Oban
  • Amazing views across Loch Creran and Argyll countryside
  • Catch a ferry with ease to the Western Isles from Oban
  • Well-positioned for trekking in the local area on one of the national trails
  • Access to private beach for guest use
  • Roaming wildlife and livestock on site for your children to befriend
Property code: SKN05

A lovely stone cottage property situated close to the small ferry port of Oban and Benderloch, near the Sound of Mull and Loch Creran. Perfect for exploring Argyll and Bute.

The attractive town of Oban sits on gentle hills above a sheltered bay, looking out to the islands of Mull and Kerrera. It’s known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ thanks to its ferry terminal from which many of Scotland’s more remote islands can be accessed. But Oban also has a range of shops and pubs, and fascinating architecture including its own Colosseum-replica, McCaig’s Tower. In the summer months, the streets of Oban are often bustling with visitors and there is plenty to see, including spectacular views from the hilltops above the town and one of Scotland’s oldest whisky distilleries. Also try to time a visit for the popular Oban Games, where you can watch traditional Highlands sports.

On arrival at the cottage, you will find the spacious living room offers views over the loch, with two sofas where you can while away the hours with a book, play a board game in front of the fire or simply watch the boats sail across the loch. There is a TV/DVD for watching films on. The kitchen and open plan dining area come complete with everything you may need to cook up a feast or light snack, including an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, freezer and wine cooler. You’ll find a washing machine and a dryer in the cupboard opposite the oven. There is also a radio and iPod dock available in this kitchen. The dining table makes for a great place to sit chatting for hours. The bedrooms, both with double beds, are upstairs with great views over Loch Creran. The larger of the two bedrooms is on the left at the top of the stairs and has a large wardrobe. Guests in the second bedroom can use the cupboards on the landing to hang clothes. There are two bathrooms; one bathroom is upstairs which has a rain shower with a handheld shower head. The downstairs bathroom is a walk-in shower with WC.

This property has a private pebbled beach which stretches up to the fence – take caution as the rocks can be slippery. Directly outside is a patio with garden furniture. There is are also 66 acres of private farmland to explore alongside the private beach. Please ensure that you close the gate to the property to avoid any uninvited wildlife and cattle when the farmer has them roaming. There is ample space for parking to the side of the house for one car.


  • 2  double bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with handheld shower and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included 
  • Wood burner (initial supply of logs provided)
  • TV/DVD and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and wine cooler
  • Regret no smoking

This property is personally managed by Gemma.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 31st August 2019

It is a very comfortable house with all the mod cons, very well equipped compared to other rental properties I have used previously. Its location allows day trips out to some great places to visit on the West Coast of Scotland, or you just stand outside and soak in the stunning surroundings. Rent it you won't be disappointed.

Reviewed by Justine 29th June 2019

This property is in a stunning location with lots of things to do and see near by. The property itself was fully equiped with everything you could possibly need! The beds were extremely comfy and the showers hot and powerful. We loved the amount of wildlife around the property, we saw loads of deer, otters, birds and seals! We would definitely recoRead moremmend this property! Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy 15th June 2019

A marvellous retreat miles from anywhere yet enabling access (should you really want to leave the house) to Oban, Mull, Fort William, Ben Nevis and the west coast of Scotland. Ferry House is very well appointed and equipped. We saw deer each day and occasionally sea otters - from the house. If you want to go to Mull then book ahead - the ferry getsRead more very busy. If the Jacobite Express is fully booked then simply take the ScotRail train instead - still a great experience. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 1st June 2019

Very comfortable cottage with lovely views. Clean and well equipped, has everything you need.

Reviewed by Ian 11th May 2019

Only suitable for people who love scenery, peace and solitude. This is a beautiful location that is isolated and yet within a short driving distance of some excellent restaurants.

Reviewed by Dennis 27th April 2019

A wonderful, luxurious house with an exceptional view. We definitely want to return!

Reviewed by James 6th April 2019

Peace, perfect peace in a beautiful corner of Argyll made this a lovely rest from the world. The owners have thought of everything to make it very comfortable and we'll be back.

Reviewed by Keith 31st March 2017

The cottage location was excellent. Its a beautiful house and is well appointed.

Reviewed by Lorna 31st October 2016

This was our third Sheepskin property and our high expectations were met. And we were lucky with the weather. We would stay at Ferry House again and would recommend Sheepskin to our friends.

Reviewed by Kai & Svenja Bodenstedt 31st August 2016

It was a perfect holiday in a beautiful house, thanks a lot

Reviewed by The Winder Family 31st July 2016

What a fabulous place so relaxing and quiet. Weve had an action-packed week cycling, seafari, ferry and cycling to Lismore, swimming (Calgary Beach, Tobermory). Weve seen deer through our bedroom window, seals, sea eagles, oyster catchers. A fab day out at Mull, a great time on the Seafari rib and thanks to Kirsty & Charlie for making us so welcomRead moree and the trip on the rib. PS Pierhouse (for fish) and Old Inn (for steak) fab for food. Well be back! Hide

Reviewed by The Millars 31st July 2016

We have visited many areas of Scotland and Scandinavia but our stay here has been very special. Think we have fallen in love with the house, the loch and everything the area offers. Particular highlights for us have been swimming in the bracing waters of Creran, visiting Castle Coeffin on Lismore had lunch on clifftop watching a pod of dolphins aRead morend walking in Sutherlands Grove. I feel like I have got to know my family all over again because of the amazing moments we have had here. Thank you. We will be back. Hide

Reviewed by The Andersons 31st July 2016

Another wonderful stay here. Idyllic setting. We have left a long list of all the things we have seen in the garden and surrounds! If you hear a dog barking outside, its actually the roe deer!! Please keep feeding the birds and watch out for the pine marten.

Reviewed by The Chappells 31st May 2016

Thank you for an amazing week here at Ferry House. The accommodation has been everything we hoped for and so much more beautifully designed, well-equipped and so quiet and comfortable. Exploring the groundshas been wonderful and we have seen many of the local residents including the heron, the deer and one posing seal! The cottage has been a greatRead more base for discovering the area; driving the Skyfall road in Glencoe, taking the Seafari rib, tour at Easdale, ferry to tranquil Lismore and finding the perfect Scottish bach at the end of the road to the Isles near Morar.Lots of lovely local walks dont miss the Fairy Bridge walk/Pine Marten Trail near the head of Loch Creran. We have been very lucky with fantastic weather 22 degrees today, but the sea is still freezing! Thanks again for the perfect week we look forward to coming back as soon as we can. Hide

Reviewed by Jeanette 31st May 2016

Absolutely fantastic holiday, cottage was perfect with a real sense of getting away from it all. Everything we hoped for and more

Reviewed by Arvind Ahah 31st May 2016

We forgot to write in the guest book! But the time there was perfect, lovely house, and beautiful location. We are already thinking about coming back.

Reviewed by Marilyn & Family 31st May 2016

Thank you so much for all your help in planning our holiday last week at the Ferry House, Loch Creran. We had a fabulous time and the place was perfect, as were all the arrangements.

Reviewed by Martha 30th April 2016

A lovely holiday in a lovely place, on the banks of Loch Creran. The swing was very, very fun! These are the animals we saw in our territory: A golden eagle, a seal. three deer and a big beetle.

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Stunning views
Ideal for those looking for escapism
A private pebbled beach to explore on your doorstep
Relax and take in the wonderful views
Lounge with welcoming woodburner
A contemporary lounge
Open-plan dining area
Cook up a feast in the kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with calming colours
Double bedroom with great views across Lock Creran
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