Out and about

In the immediate area, there is wildlife to watch, boat trips to be experienced, fish to be caught, great walks to be explored and there are also horse riding opportunities. 

If you are an energetic walker, you can cross the Craignish peninsula by walking to Ardfern, or even further to Craignish Point, with its views of the Dorus Mor and Crinan.

Excellent food is available in the local pub ‘The Lord of the Isles’ and in the Loch Melfort hotel, about 2 miles away.

There is also wonderful sailing around this part of the coast, with numerous safe anchorages.  Craobh Marina offers facilities for the launching and recovery of boats and also offers chandlery and marine diesel.

There is plenty of space for children to play around the cottages and they can also explore the little wood and stream at the rear as well as the foreshore immediately in front of the cottages.

Going further afield, there are Monroes to be climbed, museums to be visited and even the opportunity to experience Inveraray Jail!.

Oban is only half an hour away, with a range of shops – it is also a major ferry terminus, with trips available to Mull, Iona, Colonsay and other islands.  Other ferry services operate from Tayvallich, Kennacraig and Tarbet giving access to further exciting locations.

Craobh Haven's location makes it an ideal touring centre both by car and by boat, as most of the islands such as Mull, Iona, Arran, Colonsay, Islay, Skye, Jura, etc, are all served by daily sailings of Caledonian McBraynes and other ferry operators.

By car, going south to the Mull of Kintyre, north as far as Fort William, Mallaig,  Skye and even Inverness, east to Edinburgh and  Perth are all within a comfortable day's drive.